10 May KPFK’s 90.7 FM “Canto Tropical” Set For Live From LA Salsa Fest Broadcast
Katharine A. Diaz & Armando Nila
Set for Live LA Salsa Fest Broadcast Celebrating their
Legends of salsa will be interviewed live
from the site of this year’s
18th Annual L.A. Salsa Congress: The Westin Bonaventure
Saturday May 28, 2016
Special time broadcast 8:00 pm-12 p.m.
KPFK 90.7 FM & around the globe at www.kpfk.org
Special announcement on ‘Canto Tropical’s forthcoming 30thanniversary celebration in 2016
On the heels of celebrating their 30th year on the air, Katharine A. Díaz, host of “Canto Tropical,” says, “We are so thrilled to offer our listeners this exciting evening of radio.” Better known as “La Rumbera” to listeners of the show that airs every Saturday on KPFK-90.7 FM from 8-10 p.m. she adds, “not all of our listeners can attend the congress, yet they will be able to share in the excitement and hear from some of their favorite artists.”
Both, Diaz and her co-host, Armando “El Caballero Salsero” Nila will be at the congress site, coordinating the interviewees, while simultaneously continuing the efforts for the spring fund drive for KPFK and the show that is running concurrently.
“Canto Tropical” has aired on KPFK, a public radio station, since 1986 and remains one of the most popular salsa radio shows in Southern California due to its quality programming and KPFK’s wide reach with its more than 100,000 watts of broadcast power. Entering its 30th year on the air, host and co-host Díaz and Nila are committed to playing the best music from local and international artists and giving them a voice on their show.
KPFK – Powered by the People
Listener-sponsored radio station KPFK, in Los Angeles, was the second of what would eventually become five Pacifica Stations to go on the air. It was 1959 and Terry Drinkwater was the first General Manager. Blessed with an enormous transmitter in a prime location, KPFK is the most powerful of the Pacifica stations and indeed is the most powerful public radio station in the Western United States. (www.kpfk.org)
Founded in 1986, “Canto Tropical” remains a favorite show among salsa aficionados. Its commitment to sharing not only great music but also the history and culture surrounding the music has drawn listeners from five counties in Southern California as well as Internet listeners from around the world. It is often the only opportunity for both local and non-local artists to have their music aired. Host Katharine A. Díaz (“La Rumbera”) and co-host Armando Nila (“El Caballero Salsero”) bring their expertise about the music to every show. (Look for the “official” “Canto Tropical” page on Facebook.)https://www.facebook.com/CantoTropical#!/CantoTropical