KCSU Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with El Centro


Bradlee Saavedra, Photo Courtesy elcentro.colostate.edu


El Centro is an office on CSU campus that promotes an inclusive environment focusing on awareness and understanding of the Latinx experience. KCSU has partnered with the students of El Centro to bring you a very special 2-hour radio show of exciting Spanish music.

On Tuesday, September 15 KCSU will broadcast the show created by El Centro in celebration of Latinx Heritage month. Also known as “National Hispanic Heritage Month,” this celebration lasts from September 15 – October 15, and recognizes the independence, contribution and influence of Latinx Americans. El Centro’s own Bradlee Saavedra developed the playlist and produced the program with the assistance of KCSU Production Director Sam Baylie. Tune in from 7 – 9 a.m., 1 – 3 p.m., or 7 – 9 p.m. to catch the special broadcast! Or, checkout the extended Spotify playlist here!

El Centro uses the term “Latinx” to refer to anyone with Latin American origins. The term “Hispanic,” is connotative of native speakers of Spanish or Spanish-speaking ancestry. September 15 is an important date for this celebration, as it marks the Independence Days for Central American Countries of El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

For more information on how you can celebrate on different days with El Centro, follow this link to learn more about the events they have planned until October 15. Featured events include a talk from Keynote Speaker Julissa Caldero, Boarderlands Speaker La Espiritista, special editions of their bi-weekly dialogue series “Hot Chips, Hot Topics” on “Anti-Blackness in Latinx Community” and “‘X’ In Latinx”, Cultural Recipes, and a Lotería Night.

Join us by tuning in to 90.5 FM or steaming at kcsufm.com!