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Rancho Alegre Radio Announces SXSW Initiative

One of the frequent complaints and criticisms in the Austin Tejano music community is the lack of Tejano or Conjunto music presented at big festivals like South by Southwest and ACL Fest. It's also one of the questions, along with "where can my band play in Austin?" that we are most frequently asked. These are events that draw artists from all genres from all over the world, yet for some reason, one would be hard-pressed to find a Tejano artist on any of the showcases. 

Well, we would like to do our best to change that. We will have two approaches...

Rancho Alegre Wins WeWork Creator Award!

Creator Awards - Winners - Incubate CategoryRancho Alegre Radio had the distinct pleasure of winning a WeWork Creator Award last night in Austin at ACL Live. We were so very humbled, excited and honored just to have been finalists in the first place! Everyone in our category was inspiring and incredible, as were the finalists in the other two categories.

We sent out a press release to some media this morning...

Project Battlecat Complete: Welcome to the new Rancho Alegre Radio website!

New Rancho Alegre Radio Playlist

Greetings!

Welcome to our new website, also known as Project Battlecat. You will find the same great content here that we had on the old site, with some pretty significant improvements. We have made the site easier to navigate, information easier to find, and have also made it mobile-friendly.

KLRU PBS to host screenings and panel discussions of upcoming Latino Americans documentary series

This month, KLRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a range of special programs and events that celebrate the Latino experience. To kick things off, KLRU is organizing screenings of the landmark PBS film Latino Americans, a six-hour documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of history.

Rancho Alegre News: Changes coming to Rancho Alegre Radio website September 15th

Howdy Jolly Ranchers, this is just a quick heads-up that we will be transitioning to a bigger and better website on September 15th.

I’ve dubbed the transformation “Project Battlecat,” and the new site will keep the same look and feel, but things will be easier to find AND the new playlist will be

smart-phone friendly.

Dates scheduled for 2014 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival

Start polishing those Stacy’s, the 2014 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival will be taking place February 7-9, 2014. Again at the Moose Lodge in Austin, Texas!

Start looking at flights, hotels, banking vacation days, etc…you won’t want to miss this one! Lineup to be announced, but we bring legends, veterans, and up-and-coming conjuntos from all over Texas for a 3-day demonstration of Conjunto power!

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