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KBBF Bilingual Radio - June 2015


KBBF Bilingual Radio - June 2015

by Edgar Avila


Welcome!  Each month we bring you a sampling in print of hot topics being discussed on KBBF-89.1FM and in the community we serve. For those who are new to the world of bilingual public radio, we are a potpourri of cultural flavors, news, interviews, local events, and commentary.

Que Pasa? – What’s New? 

KBBF is now interviewing applicants for a full time General Manager. Applicants have applied from as far away as the midwest. It is not too late for eligible applicants to submit their resumes for consideration. The job description can be found on the KBBF website: We hope to have an exciting announcement soon!

KBBF is now airing a weekly Community Calendar. It is being produced by the recent graduates of the station’s new volunteer training programs. Volunteers are recording interviews, editing and airing them and developing their own programming ideas. Organizations wanting to communicate with a large Spanish speaking and bilingual audience should send their event announcements to: For most effective outreach your announcement should be bilingua.

Que Dice la Gente - What’s the Buzz? 

Francisco LozanoKBBF-FM-89.1 now has its own social media reporter. Francisco Lozano is a freelance photojournalist living in Sonoma, His reports and photographs can be found on KBBF’s Facebook, brand new KBBF Instagram site and CNN’s iReport site for citizen journalists. 

In early May Francisco attended the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting at which the Law Enforcement Task Force suggestions were presented. He was the the only local journanlist who stayed to record the community’s comments at the end, and report them on the air. He has also been reporting on events such as the Caravana 43, which came to KBBF raising awareness of Mexico’s 43 disappeared students. He also traveled with them around California, calling in with live reports. 

He was born in El Salvador and lived in LA for 30 years. A great rapport and stunning results from a volunteer who moved to the area a few months ago and quickly discovered KBBF on the radio dial.

Calendario – Calendar 

Elaine Holtz, host of Women’s Spaces, will present the film “Iron Jawed Angels”, a moving drama about two brilliant activists who led the women’s suffrage movement to victory, at KBBF’s headquarters, 1700 Corby Ave., Santa Rosa. 

The film’s story begins in 1913, when Alice Paul (played by Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor) organized the National Women’s Party.  They spearheaded a Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, then took a more radical step with the Silent Sentinels, who picketed the White House 6 days a week. Despite frequent arrests, the women protested until June 4, 1919, when Congress enacted the 19th Amendment. Finally, women got the vote.

Elaine invites readers and listeners to “bring a woman friend to see this move who does not vote,“ so they can appreciate what it took to get that right. “This is a movie you do not want to miss.”

On June 20, the monthly KBBF rent party promises to another good one. Beside the always good company we will present sweet music and serve lots of delicious food.