Saturday, November 13, 2010
Local Spanish Language Radio Station Can't Handle The Truth
The El Paso LNRC requested an on air interview so they could talk about Hispanics in the local Republican Party and how crucial they were to the party. They were just asking for an equal opportunity, not equal results. The request was not answered for about a week. The election was only a few days away and the timing was very important. The LNRC had purchased air time on three Spanish language radio stations to urge Latinos to go out and vote, KAMA 750 was one of them. The LNRC spoke to the account executive who handled the media buy and asked for her help. The account executive spoke to the host then came back with what we thought was a joke.
The account executive asked if we would consider purchasing the air time? She said that they normally sold the air time during the show and then offered to get the LNRC a quote. We said, sure. We told her we were aware that BNHR was on the "Las Comadres" program and if she would show us the invoice that stated how much BNHR had paid for their air time then we would be happy to pay the exact amount. The account executive called us back and told us that there was a misunderstanding. She told us that the host was really interested in having us on her show............but it would have to be after the elections. How convenient.
Teresa talked bad about the Republican Party not expecting anybody to be able to come out and speak in Spanish against her. She had an unfair advantage in the past because there were not many Spanish speaking Republicans who would step up to the plate. But things have changed in El Paso thanks to the LNRC. We have members who are fluent in Spanish who can take on liberal Spanish speaking radio host who like to mislead people. We also have members who were born and raised in Mexico and in other countries who migrated both legally and illegally to the U.S. who can speak on behalf of other immigrants and open their eyes to the truth. Spanish speakers have heard the same gospel for many years that they started believing the rhetoric. Radio hosts like Teresa have to realize that times have changed. Their monopoly of the airwaves no longer exists. Hosts like her can run but they can't hide from the truth. The Spanish speaking Republican is here, there and everywhere. We are tired of being misled and being taken for granted. We will go out and bring out the truth. We were promised changed. We are the real change!
I asked an expert for some advice on this matter. I wanted to know what could be done about it. I expected to have to sit down and hear a long speech. But instead I was only given three letters.