The Fresno-based Radio Bilingüe National Latino Public Radio Network will expand its non-commercial programming service to North Santa Barbara County thanks to a new grant of $30,000 from The Fund for Santa Barbara.
A translator will be built in the area to provide the network’s Latino-oriented information, music and cultural offerings for communities including Santa Maria, Guadalupe and Orcutt.
Executive Director Hugo Morales plans to have the North Santa Barbara County signal on air this summer.
Radio Bilingüe already broadcasts from Fresno, Salinas, El Centro, and Oakland. That makes it the leading Latino public radio programming service in the nation. It airs original programming in Spanish, English, Mixteco and other languages for Latino audiences via its own 12 stations and 65 affiliates in the U.S.
The programming can be heard in Fresno at KSJV (FM 91.5).