Radio Campesina Musical Programming
Popular regional Mexican music. It's a staple of Radio Campesina, attracting a large audience for the network's educational programming. Campesina is a radio network that features old and current hits from hard core nortena music that comes from Northern Mexico as well as the popular banda, durangense, ranchera and cumbia music. Because of the farm worker movement - commitment to nonviolence, Campesina does not play the violent narco corridos, ballets that romanticize the pervasive drug trade. Instead, the network broadcasts corridos with a socially conscious narrative that address social and political injustice and problems confronting immigrants in the U.S. Even through the music it broadcasts, Campesina seeks to aid and empower the communities it serves. The network is a leading edge provider of popular Mexican music. It knows what community needs and wants, and designs its musical programming to fulfill those needs. That is why Campesina communicates in a language of its own when compared to traditional stations.
7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (6 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Daylight Saving Season)
Also at 6 a.m.-7 a.m. on KNAI Phoenix's local programming
Each day, Monday through Friday, lets "El Alacran" (The Scorpion), Marco Esparza, a native of La Comarca Lagunera, Mexico, sting his audience beginning at an early hour. One of the segments within "El Alacran" is La Tocada, an hour devoted only to audience song requests. In addition, he presents a half-hour of Campesina Live, favorite songs recorded at live concerts. Moreover, "El Alacran" brings unusual news to create awareness in another segment entitled Las Alacranotas. Furthermore, El Veneno Del Alacran brings the latest gossip in show business to keep up to date with artist stories.
"Punto de Vista"
10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Daylight Saving Season)
The El Alacran morning show transitions into the Punto De Vista program, which is hosted together by El Alacran, Karlioppy Peralta and Miguel Calvillo along with with expert guests, providing the audience with information and education on issues that directly and indirectly affect people.
Monday-Friday, 12 noon-2 p.m. (11 a.m.-1 p.m. Daylight Savings Season)
Mid day can be a hard time. Lunch. Traffic. Back to work. But with La Chukis, DJ Griselda Vasquez, listeners can enjoy their lunch breaks, trips on the road or days on the job. La Chukis, a border girl from San Luis, Mexico, is a unique woman who understands her audience, connects with their traditions and is transparent on the air. Following Punto de Vista, one of Campesina's educational programs, La Chukis keeps alive the songs of the '90s in the regional Mexican style, bringing back memories for listeners with Las Que Pegaron y se Quedaron. She talks about what was occurring at the time songs came out. Other segments within her show feature La Receta del Dia (Recipe of the Day), offering a hand in planning delicious family meals. La Chukis also helps motivate people to improve their lives both mentally and physically. Chuki-Chisme is another part of her program, offering the latest gossip from music and entertainment. She really cares as a woman DJ, but also connects well with male listeners by politely flirting with them.
Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. (1-6 p.m. Daylight Savings Season)
Listeners who like great music and interesting reports, gossip and jokes about their favorite artists like how Campesina brightens their days with entertainment from El Raton, DJ Alonso Romero, a charismatic native of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He fills this afternoon program with the hottest hits, shout outs and musical favorites. There is La Hora de La Inteligencia (The Brighter Hour). There is Las Movidas del Raton when all the cumbias are played. Another special segment is called Las de Arranque, featuring hardcore nortenas and rancheras with unique traditional corridos. Another segment of the show is Ratamix, mixtures of different kinds of music all within the Campesina style.
"El Show de Los Trigres del Norte"
Saturday, 4-8 p.m. (3-7 p.m. Daylight Savings Season)
One of the most popular bands within the immigrant community of the United States, Los Jefes de Jefes narrates its story on El Show de Los Tigres del Norte with lasting hits from a lengthy musical career - covering the '80s, '90s as well as the latest favorites presented by El Alacran, Marco Esparza, one of the most charismatic radio personalities who is also heard on weekdays. El Show de Los Trigres del Norte draws on the best from the two styles of music Campesina features - norteno and ranchera. The best of the norteno style is the group Los Tigres del Norte. Hits from other groups are also broadcast. This show boasts a very open connection with listeners as dedications are encouraged, especially on Saturday afternoons when many people listen while barbecuing or relaxing.
"El Show de Vicente Fernandez"
Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Daylight Savings Season)
Enjoy four hours of traditional Mexican music every Sunday that includes Mexico's No. 1 Charro from Huentitan, Mexico, the one and only Vicente Fernandez, the world's best-known performer in the ranchera style. The style of Ramoncito Cuevas (DJ Ramon Cuevas) takes listeners on a journey into the most memorable moments and places of their beloved native land together with one of Mexico's living legends on this most listened to program, El Show de Vicente Fernandez. Ramon Cuevas has been hosting the show since he worked with Cesar Chavez, who helped empower him to become a DJ. He plays a mix of the best Mexican rancheras. Vicente Fernando, Mexico's No. 1 Charro, headlines part of the show.
Listen to this month's Spanish-language syndicated programs on the Radio Campesina network website.