Radio Show 'The Latin Alternative' Celebrates Its 200th Episode

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The syndicated public radio show The Latin Alternative is celebrating its 200th episode, which will air nationally Saturday. 

Co-hosted by Ernesto Lechner and Josh Norek, the show debuted in 2009 focusing in Latin rock, funk, hip-hop and electronic music. "When we started The Latin Alternative six years ago, it initially was an excuse to drink some ouzo with my amigo Ernesto Lechner and talk about our favorite Latin artists," Norek says in a press release. "We never imagined that the program would eventually reach hundreds of thousands of listeners each week."

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Airing on more than 45 radio stations in the U.S., including KCSN (Los Angeles), KKXT (Dallas), WXPN (Philadelphia), WCRX (Chicago) and WEXT (Albany), Saturday's special episode will feature artists such as Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ana Tijoux, Nortec Collective and Natalia Lafourcade

"Ernesto and Josh really strike a chord with listeners of all different backgrounds. We have believed in The Latin Alternative from the start, and it's been incredible to watch the show grow and be picked up by so many stations across the country and internationally," adds Chris Wienk of WEXT. 

Norek is also co-founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference and president of Regalías Digitales, LLC. Lechner is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times and author of Rock en Español: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion.

The 200th episode of The Latin Alternative can also be streamed here.