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Sounds of Belonging – U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy

Dolores Ines Casillas


The last two decades have produced continued Latino population growth, and marked shifts in both communications and immigration policy. Since the 1990s, Spanish-language radio has dethroned English-language radio stations in major cities across the United States, taking over the number one spot in Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and New York City. Investigating the cultural and political history of U.S. Spanish-language broadcasts throughout the twentieth century, this book reveals how these changes have helped Spanish-language radio secure its dominance in the major U.S. radio markets. Bringing ... More

Keywords: Latino population, immigration policy, Spanish-language radio, programming genres, radio industry, immigrant experience, broadcast radio

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814770658
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dolores Ines Casillas, author

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