I received a message in my inbox this past week that was really exciting:
Austin Tejano Music Coalition To Announce Major Enhancement for Tejano Music in Central Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Austin, Texas – The Austin Tejano Music Coalition invites you to attend a press conference on Thursday, August 28th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Plaza Saltillo, located at East 5th and Comal Street.
There will be an announcement of major significance for Tejano music and fans of Tejano music in Central Texas. In attendance will be Tejano musicians, fans, elected officials and members of the Austin Tejano Music Coalition.
Tejano Radio is coming back to Austin after 3 years on 1560 AM radio and 95.1 FM.
A lot of Tejano music lovers feel left out by big radio station companies and have had to use grassroots efforts to spread the word. Several coalitions across Texas (and recently in Kansas City) have propped up in support of the music. Here are some interviews I conducted today with Julian Fernandez of Los Texas Wranglers and Senator Gonzalo Barrientos.