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Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles
KPFK to Broadcast Mexican Presidential Debate
June 7, 2012 – North Hollywood, CA. KPFK 90.7 announces this Sunday’s broadcast of the final presidential debate in the lead-up to the July 1 national Mexican Presidential election, to air Sunday, June 10, 2012 on Southern California’s Pacifica Radio station at 6 PM, with coverage beginning at 4 PM.
On Sunday July 1, Mexico will be electing a new president. This Sunday, the final presidential debate will be held in Guadalajara between the four leading candidates: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Enrique Peña Nieto, Josefina Vásquez Mota, and Gabriel Quadri de la Torre. KPFK special bilingual coverage begins at 4 PM, hosted by KPFK host Ruben Tapia, Rodrigo Argueta, and Fernando Velasquez, followed by live coverage of the debate at 6 PM. KPFK will be broadcasting the presidential debate live in Spanish on 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM in San Diego, and 99.5 in Ridgecrest/Chinalake and via the internet through www.kpfk.org.
KPFK is a bilingual station that features Spanish language-programming Monday through Thursday from 9 PM to midnight. It is the largest public radio station in the country to feature such extensive Spanish-language coverage.
“Mexico has been in crisis for the past half-decade. This presidential election is a monumental event in Mexican history, and as such, of great importance to the people of Southern California. With hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens in Southern California, we at KPFK think it is essential that we broadcast this debate live on Sunday.” – KPFK interim Program Director, Alan Minsky.
In the coming days, KPFK will launch a unique webpage dedicated to its special coverage of the upcoming Mexican elections.
KPFK 90.7 FM is listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio for Southern California, established in 1959 as part of the Pacifica Foundation founded in 1949 by pacifist Lewis Hill. We are a public media operation consisting of artists, activists and journalists, providing a commercial-free broadcast service for progressive political ideas, grassroots movements and the art and culture impacting our local communities and shaping our world. Broadcasting on 112,000 watts, our signal is heard from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and east to the desert and the San Bernardino Mountains. Learn more at www.kpfk.org.
Contacts: Alan Minsky, Program Director