The Latin Alternative
- Hosted by Josh Norek, Ernesto Lechner
The program focuses on crossover-friendly Latin rock, electronic, funk and hip-hop artists, as well as as interviews with such key acts as Ozomatli, Jaguares, Ana Tijoux and Diego Garcia. "WEXT 97.7 prides itself on playing a wide range of music. As a Triple A station, we've embraced artists like Manu Chao, Juana Molina, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs from the start," says Chris Wienk, WEXT's program director. "We recognize that Latinos are becoming an important part of the public radio audience, and we also know that non-Latin audiences love the Latin alternative genre. When we launched the station in 2007, we were surprised to discover that there were no syndicated Latin alternative public radio shows we could pick up to air. So we thought 'why not create one ourselves?"