Two KSLU shows being aired in Spain
Contact: Christina Chapple
HAMMOND – Two programs produced by KSLU 90.9 FM, Southeastern Louisiana University’s public radio station, are now heard every week in Spain.
“Caffe’ Italia” and “Rock School” recently debuted on Radio Universidad Salamanca located in the city of Salamanca, said KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney. The Spanish station is the latest to join a growing list of affiliates such as WESU in Connecticut and KSCL in Shreveport that carry programs produced by KSLU.
“Dedicated listeners from Ireland to South Africa to Estonia have streamed us over the Internet for several years now,” said Delaney. “Having these programs broadcast in Salamanca is a testament to their quality and universal appeal throughout the world. Plus, it supports our mission of creating outstanding programs and offering Southeastern students the valuable hands-on training they need to build strong careers in the radio industry.”
Delaney said Francesco Fiumara, assistant professor of Spanish and Italian and the host of Caffé Italia, was instrumental in bringing both programs to the Salamanca airwaves.
“I pitched the idea to Radio Universidad while I was in Salamanca directing the 2008 study abroad program,” said Fiumara, who is a native of Italy. “Elena Villegas, the station coordinator, was immediately attracted to the idea of sharing programs between stations.”
Caffé Italia features classical, contemporary and cultural music from Italy mixed with conversation in Italian and English. In Rock School, Southeastern communication professor Joe Burns and KSLU promotion director Chad Pierce showcase classical rock music and little-known facts about legendary artists.
While Caffé Italia and Rock School will air in Spain, KSLU will broadcast “Enrockarte,” a program produced by the staff of Radio Universidad Salamanca. Enrockarte features a variety of rock music with commentary from a Spanish perspective. The program will be broadcast on Sundays from 8:30-9 p.m.
Caffé Italia airs on KSLU on Sunday at 8 p.m. Rock School can be heard on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
Delaney said samples of both shows can be heard online via the “Schedule” link on KSLU’s Web site, www.kslu.org.
For more information, contact KSLU at (985) 549-2330.