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Latin Explosion!

The original LATIN EXPLOSION radio show (1972-1982) goes back to Chicago at the peak of the Salsa music explosion! First launched as a midnight show seven days a week on WEDC 12.40AM, the program's last years were on another Chicago station, WOJO FM 105.1 weekday afternoons and finally late night.

Incredibly, we were able to get LATIN EXPLOSION on the air again after moving to Sarasota. In June 2018 LATIN EXPLOSION launched as a two hour show Friday mornings 7-9AM Thank you, WSLR 96.5FM Sarasota Community Radio and Sarasota music fans!

Big thanks to the listeners, music lovers and supporters across North America that tune in week after week to hear the best in 20th Century Salsa, Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban music!

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
July 16, 2024 – Harvey Averne Interview, Barrio Band Album, Benny More and Bobby Valentin
July 9, 2024 – Eddie Palmieri: The Early Years
July 2, 2024
June 25, 2024 – Cuban Jam Sessions, Bobby Marin Interview Pt 2, Mongo Santamaria
June 18, 2024 – Poncho Sanchez, Pete Rodriguez, Ocho and Bobby Marin Interview Pt 1
June 11, 2024 – Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino, Olga Guilot, Ruben Gonzalez
June 4, 2024 – El Gran Combo, Jerry Gonzalez and Chico Alvarez Interview, Part 2
May 28, 2024 – Fania All Stars, Roberto Faz, Cheo Feliciano
May 23, 2024 – Chico Alvarez Interview, Part 1
May 9, 2024 – Machito, Chano Pozo & Chuchito Valdes
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