HITN Teams With Radio Bilingüe On Election Coverage


The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network will partner with Radio Bilingüe to offer multimedia election coverage, beginning Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, officials said Monday.

HITN-TV will simultaneously broadcast Radio Bilingue’s series, Hacia el Voto 2008, from WRTE Radio Arte in Chicago.

“HITN, with access to more than 20 million households, joins Radio Bilingüe and WRTE in a movement by the three Latino community-based media organizations to provide a wider voice and dialogue for the Latino community during the 2008 national elections,” HITN founder and president Jose Luis Rodriguez said in a statement.

Hacia el Voto 2008 is a year-long election radio series, including coverage at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, that will air on Radio Bilingüe’s award-winning daily talk show, Línea Abierta, from 3 to 4 p.m. 

The two live shows airing in January are made possible through the collaboration of radio producers at WRTE, a youth-driven station in Chicago.

HITN will capitalize on its reputation of encouraging live audience participation by providing the Radio Bilingue 1-800 number to its viewers, so they can discuss information and provide feedback relevant to the Latino community’s political representation in the 2008 election cycle.

In addition, both the radio and TV versions of these programs will be available on the Web, at http://www.radiobilingue.org, and http://www.hitn.tv.

Founded in 1976 and taking the air in 1980, Radio Bilingüe owns six full-power FM stations in California, serves over 100 affiliate stations via satellite, and provides live Webcast, podcast, and text news service through its Internet site.