“Tejano has moved to a new home”

The last Tejano station on the FM band is broadcasting an endless loop that starts out as above and then refers people to “SuperTejano 1560-AM.” Until quite recently there were three FM Tejano stations to be heard here in Austin. KKLB 92.5-FM was the last one standing. It’s true that the Klub appears to have been surviving on commercials for dance clubs where its DJs spin on nights when the music’s not live. La Invasora (107.7-FM, owned by giant Univisi

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  1. Tony Tafoya (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 5:43 pm

    Marcelo Tafoya, the first Tejano/Chicano/La Onda disc jockey in Austin, Texas. He held a radio show on KUT and KAZZ and KGTN. He later was asked and followed up with the first Hispanic Television show in Austin, Texas named Austin Presenta. Which aired such greats as Sunny Ozuna, The Miracles (Tierra Tejana) and many many others. In the mean time he was constantly holding live music events at the old Palmer events center. And running his Record Shop he owned with Roy Montelongo. Following up was his Newspaper Musica and The Echo (A radical newspaper for the benefit of the people.) During this time he was approached by a friend who owned the Fiesta Drive-in on Montoplis, Texas if he would be interested in owning his own radio station, it took Mr. Tafoya five years to decide and finally took the deal. Mr. Tafoya had just decided to purchase his first Radio Station KLFB in Lubbock, Texas. He followed up with purchasing KLTD and KCYL in Lampasas. Soon he followed up with the creation and building of Austin’s Own KRGT 92.1 FM in Austin, Texas the first Spanish FM Radio Station located in Central Texas. He also purchased KGTN for a brief time but decided to sell the station and continue with KRGT as the front runner. The story has alot more detail but I apologize I don’t have time to write the Biography for you. And do keep your ears open cause the word on the street is his Son and Him (Marcelo Tafoya) are on to something BIG really really BIG and will be out there again bringing the real music back and better then ever. The story has a way to go so keep your eyes on the screen and your ears to the stream. Heh, if you get what I mean. Check ya Later!

    Marcelo A.(Tony) Tafoya
    “Sin Musica No Hay Vida” – Marcelo H. Tafoya

  2. Melissa Arredondo (unregistered) on October 14th, 2005 @ 1:42 pm

    What happened t 1560 AM. Please don’t tell me that we do not have a tejano station anymore.

  3. Rantor (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 10:39 am

    It’s true; there really isn’t an Austin Tejano station now. “They” keep fooling around with the format of 1560 and 92.5 and sometimes on the weekend there’s old-school Tejano, but not much of anything new. Sometimes there’s banda, which is fine, but it’s sure not Tejano. I keep trying to find an on-line streaming radio station, maybe from the Valley or from San Antonio.

  4. Esther Garnica De Leon (unregistered) on January 21st, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    Hey, Tom Castro (President of Border Media)
    You must be from Mexico?? Maybe you should move back to your town!!! How dare you say Tejanos don’t care about their Tejano music, we did listen to it and then YOU dicided to change to Oldies from Mexico. It fine and dandy but you forget this is Texas and Tejanos do not want to listen to OLDIES from Mexico!!! Austin is beginning to look like Mexico with all it’s flea markets all over the place. Austin is the capital of Texas and not Mexico, we don’t want Austin to start looking like Mexico. We are sick and tired of you’ll!!! You have 4 or 5 Mexican stations in Austin, at least leave 1 for the Tejano listeners.
    Too bad Ruben Ramos doesn’t think it’s important for us Tejanos to have a radio station for our music, let him stay resigned, hopefully other Tejano musicinas and people from Austin can get together and go picket the radio stations that refuse to play our music!! If anybody wants to listen to some good Tejano music tune to 107.5 in San Antonio, they play great music!! They’re not letting people from Mexico take over!!

  5. Steve Perez (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    To whom it may concern Iam a moble DJ I play a varity of everything including my favorite Tejano, ya it looks bad for us right now but Iam trying what I can to put us back on the map I mix a lot new and old Tejano at my tocadas, and beleave me carnal the people respond I just want to say to the Big giants you guys need to shape-up or move out.

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