Monday, April 22, 2013

An idea whose time has come

A radio station that broadcasts exclusively in Spanish and whose hosts are people who like this nation and its' Constitution.

The story in Politico, dated January 27, 2012.

The first five paragraphs of the story and an audio link.
(Note: All links in these paragraphs are Politico's.)
A former Bush administration official is launching a Spanish-language talk-radio show in hopes of bringing a conservative political message to a medium popular with many Hispanics.

“It will be like Rush Limbaugh but with a little PiolĂ­n flavor,” said host Alfonso Aguilar, referring to the godfather of conservative talk and the country’s dominant Latino broadcaster.

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Last Saturday, Aguilar began what will be a weekly, hour-long show in 11 top Univision radio markets by interviewing Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. An interview with Newt Gingrich will air Saturday morning, just four days before Florida’s primary. The show airs live and features newsmaker interviews as well as listener phone calls.

It’s the first national conservative talk show in Spanish and the idea is to reach Hispanics on a station that draws millions of listeners — but doesn’t often include a conservative perspective.

“Right now, the problem that we have is Latinos have been voting for liberals because we haven’t showed up,” said Aguilar, who served as chief of citizenship for President George W. Bush and now serves as executive director of a group called the Latino Partnership for Conservative principles. “It’s important for conservatives to reach Latinos directly.”

You know, I'm starting to like immigration ....