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“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!” WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very specific instructions as […]

Our first guest this Wednesday, July 29, at 9am will be John Boniface of Free Speech for People. Free Speech For People is a catalyzing leader in the country challenging big money in politics, confronting corruption at the highest levels of our government, fighting for free and fair elections, and advancing a new jurisprudence grounded […]

Did you know that Cotique Records was Tico Records backwards? One of the gems we learned during my interview with Tito Ramos, lead singer with the Johnny Colon Orchestra on LATIN EXPLOSION.You can hear the full interview including more stories about the Boogaloo, George Goldner, Morris Levy and Johnny Colon now at https://archive.wslr.org/ LATIN EXPLOSION. WSLR 96.5 Community Radio. WSLR […]

Boogaloo (or bugalu) is a genre of Latin music and dance that originated in New York City in the 1960’s. TIto Ramos, lead vocal with Johnny Colon and his Orchestra, will be my interview tomorrow on LATIN EXPLOSION. “You’re going to be shocked by what I have to say” Tito wrote me. Tune in to […]

Hey Kids! What’s happening? I hope all is well with everything on your end of the world. I was going to be returning to my job with the school board the first of August but now It got pushed back. I’m kind of glad because I’m more than a little nervous about getting this year […]

“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!” WSLR is slowly coming back with a very sparse number of live studio programmers, albeit with very specific instructions as […]

This Wednesday, July 22 at 9am, we’ll have as our first guest Linda Harradine, Esq., CEO of Legal Aid of Manasota and Larry Eger, Esq., Board Chair, respectively. They’ll tell us how you can get free legal help on civil (not criminal) matters. She’ll also tell us about the new rental and mortgage assistance funds […]

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Friday, July 17, its Celia Cruz and some of the bands she recorded with on LATIN EXPLOSION. Sonora Mantancera, Willie Colon, Tito Puente, Johnny Pacheco, Sonora Poncena plus Cortijo’s Time Machine and much more. LATIN EXPLOSION, Friday, 7-9am on WSLR 96.5 FM. “Like” LATIN EXPLOSION on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Latin-Explosion-329776364292964/?modal=admin_todo_tour“AZUCAR!”

WOMEN MAKING MUSIC ACROSS BORDERS This week during our first hour will be presenting ENTRE MUJERES: WOMEN MAKING MUSIC ACROSS BORDERS, and the second hour will be dedicated to the Mexican music of Son Jarocho Entre Mujeres: Women Making Music Across Borders. Founded by musicians Martha Gonzales (GRAMMY® Award winning band Quetzal) and Laura Marina […]


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