West Michigan: Newsmakers Oct 26, 2008




Kalamazoo Gazette:

It's taping time for the "Alma Latina" show on WMUK-FM 102.1, Western Michigan University's public radio station. DJ Miguel "Mike" Ramirez gets the Latin-music party started with a merengue tune from Elvis Crespo. "That's our Elvis," a chuckling Ramirez says to an English-language visitor in the studio. "The Latin Elvis," show volunteer Alicia Acosta adds. By playing the songs of current artists like the Puerto-Rican Crespo, "Alma Latina" -- which means "Latin soul" -- attempts to keep itself fresh for listeners and provide a cross-section of types of Latin music, while continuing to spin records from longtime Latin legends as well. Ramirez, assistant director of the division of minority affairs at WMU, has been a part of the lineup since January 1978, joining the program about six months after it was started. He coordinates the show and shares hosting duties with his wife, Maria Ramirez, and two WMU student volunteers... WMUK's all-Spanish 'Alma Latina' show celebrates its 32nd year (Sun, 10/26)







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