Radio Campesina is a nine-station network of radio stations in three states which attracts a large and loyal following, fulfilling Cesar Chavez’s vision of a Spanish educational radio network. The network’s mission is to enhance the social and economic well being of the Latino community through quality educational radio programming.
In the last decade, the network has grown from one small station in California’s Central Valley to nine stations, syndicated programming, and broadcast licenses, reaching more than 500,000 Spanish-speaking listeners everyday in Arizona, California, and Washington State. We also broadcast over the U.S.-Mexico boarder through our station in Yuma, Arizona.
With massive corporate consolidation dominating radio, decimating regional radio and limiting points of view and coverage of local issues, Radio Campesina provides communities with an independent voice and generates widespread local participation and support.
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Educational Radio for the 21st Century
Radio Campesina extends the promise and mission of educational radio to an underserved population. Our programs target recent immigrants from rural Mexico and Central America between the ages of 25 and 49, an audience that has traditionally eluded educational radio.
Unlike most of our allies in the world of educational radio, Radio Campesina’s listener share is competitive with commercial English and Spanish language stations in our markets. The station has been recognized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for our groundbreaking approach.
The key to Radio Campesina’s success is a format that attracts listeners through popular regional Mexican music, lively interactive talk shows, on-air promotions, and community events that draw hundreds of thousands of people per year. All of our shows use interactive, call-in and write-in formats that help us build relationships with our audience.