I remember getting so many positive messages saying how ground breaking the format was. I even heard from a local professor who taught Spanish, saying, he instructed his students to listen to our station because it was the closest to full (Spanish and English language) assimilation.
CRN: “In 1995 while living in Dana Point in Orange County I decided to start a network for Chicano’s by Chicano’s, this would allow me the opportunity to see first-hand if my formula would work. I called it the Aztlan Radio Network. I had a transmitter under the low power FCC laws that was heard in Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Capistrano Beach and San Clemente, California
JOA: Is this when you chose to become more involved with Chicano social issues?
CRN: I’m glad you asked that question. We are most excited about the relationship we developed in 2005 with the legendary Mark Guerrero who is known not only for his Chicano music recording career, but for an historical archive of everything to do with the birth and history of Chicano music. Mark (son of legendary Chicano music icon Lalo Guerrero) is currently conducting a weekly show on CRNLive, which includes interviews with a myriad of Chicano musicians and performers, which is called Chicano Music Chronicles. No one knows the history or the original performers of Chicano music like Mark Guerrero. It’s now our number one show. People just love it!
CRN: While I was growing up I’ve had many blessings in my life that allowed my life to be full and exciting.