“The Latin Alternative,” the country’s first nationally syndicated public radio show specializing in Latin rock, funk and electronic music, is joining California State University, Northridge’s KCSN-FM (88.5) line up next month as part of a series of changes taking place at Los Angeles’ only Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) format station. The innovative one-hour program kicks off its third year of syndication with its long-awaited debut in Los Angeles—the #1 market in the country for the Latin Alternative music genre.
“The Latin Alternative” will debut on KCSN-FM and www.kcsn.org beginning on Thursday, Sept. 1 and will air Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. The program brings alternative Latin music to a wider English-speaking audience and has been the subject of coverage by Billboard and the New York Times.
“The Latin Alternative” is co-hosted by two of the genre’s leading experts, Josh Norek, co-founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference and frontman of Hip Hop Hoodíos, and Ernesto Lechner, contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times and author of “Rock en Español: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion.”
“‘The Latin Alternative’ is a perfect match for KCSN,” said Sky Daniels, Program Director of KCSN/Los Angeles. “I met Josh years ago at the Latin Alternative Music Conference and knew this program belonged on the radio. As the new Program Director of 88.5 KCSN, I’m delighted to finally have the opportunity to broadcast it. KCSN is proud to serve our community and offer truly unique programming. We have no doubt that both Hispanic and Anglo listeners will find this show to be stimulating and progressive. Josh and Ernesto are two of Los Angeles’s most musically knowledgeable experts in this genre.”
In addition to its terrestrial radio broadcasts, ‘The Latin Alternative’ is also available as a free podcast in the iTunes store.