LatinoAltROCK!is an American experience in the form of a Radio Show. Our goal with this show is to navigate the point of fusion between cultures, by leveraging and celebrating these shared enthusiasms and networks of interest.
Locally rooted in Minnesota with music, news and entertainment content that spans borders, widens communities and provides an understanding of a world beyond geographical boundaries.
Increasingly, more of us now define our neighborhoods on the basis of shared interests, relationships, experiences, perspectives and alliances. We may identify more with people who enjoy and care about the same things, than we do with people who just happen to come from the same block, or even the same country.
Our programming leans towards the Multicultural/Latino and Millennial generations. Content consists primarily of music, plus some international sports, and global news, plus current and local community events. The younger Americans, Latinos and non Latinos, are experiencing a cultural phenomenon that is unique and lacks representational space in today's media. Were excited to showcase the richness of the Hispanic International perspective mixed with the local music scene, because Minnesota is where we live: In the middle of a diverse musical spectrum. That puts LatinoAltROCK! in a position to make connections and build relationships with and for Latino and non-Latino audiences alike.
WHO WE ARE
LatinoAltROCK! Crew includes, Pablo Miranda, Raul Escobar and Toby Grace.
We share a rich, diverse blend of cultural and social backgrounds, skill sets, and musical tastes. Our interests run wide. Our involvement and passion gives us a unique and vast perspective of the political, social and intrinsic cultural matters surrounding this kind of programming. Our instincts are sharp. Our musical taste is impeccable. Our banter is lively. Our broadcasting chops are fierce.
RAUL was born and raised in Mexico; he’s resided in Minneapolis since 1998. Spanish is his first language and Latin Rock (Rock en Español) his second; he only speaks English so he can do Radio. Raul is in charge of all of the LatinoAltROCK! recording, mixing and production. And you can check out his Pro Tools magic on: http://soundcloud.com/latino_alternative
PABLO was born in Uruguay and has lived in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area since 1988. He’s been involved with radio for almost 20 years, and has hosted “Shake and Bake,” “Radio Antilles goes Latino,” and “LatinoAltROCK!” as a monthly feature on “Groovin Plenty” at KFAI Community Radio. Pablo handles the creative part of LatinoAltROCK! He thinks he writes poetry, and we will leave it at that.
TOBY is a rural transplant who made his way to the big city by way of Internet snark and a passion for the arts and social justice. As LatinoAltROCK's political commentator, he attacks the outlandish comments of such radioactive-self-tan-monster's like Donald Trump with the same ferocity as nine-time Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Joey Chestnut demolishes hot dog after hot dog.