Texas Latino Digital Influencers Team Up to Launch National Podcast
— National Influencers Juan of Words and Sandra Says unveil ‘The Little Radio Show’ on iTunes and Internet Radio —
HOUSTON, TX – September 7, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Today, the nationally renowned Latino digital influencers behind Juan of Words and Sandra Says announced a new media collaboration to produce a weekly podcast on iTunes and internet radio: “The Little Radio Show” (TLRS). This radio show combines the talents of co-hosts Juan Alanis and Anjelica Cazares – founders of the leading U.S. Hispanic lifestyle blog on Mexican living, Juan of Words – with those of Sandra Fernandez – top social media influencer in the country via Sandra Says and founder of the Houston lifestyle website, HispanicHouston.com.
“‘The Little Radio Show’ takes a look at what’s hot in current events, entertainment, social media and technology, as well as Latino lifestyle. The show segments include interviews with community members and topic experts,” said Fernandez, TLRS producer and co-host. “With 17% of Americans listening to podcasts every month, we wanted to make certain we offered the show as a podcast as well. Episodes are available on iTunes and on thelittleradioshow.com within hours of running on HMSnetRadio.org.”
The official launch of TLRS took place in Houston, Texas this month and was attended by community members, social media influencers, and members of the press. The launch event was sponsored by The Kroger Co., Pisco Portón and Talento Bilingue De Houston.
“Launching this national program has been a tremendous experience so far. ‘The Little Radio Show’ is about friends having conversations and sharing those conversations with the world,” said Alanis, TLRS co-host. “We want our audience to be as much a part of the conversation as we are.”
“People often ask us ‘why podcasting?’ The answer to that question is really quite simple,” added Cazares, co-host of TLRS. “The idea was born from the great conversations we were already having with friends. This platform allows us to share our voice and to amplify the voices of those doing great things in our communities.” TLRS highlights “small talk about big topics.”
About TLRS Hosts
Juan Alanis is co-founder of the leading U.S. Hispanic lifestyle blog on Mexican living, Juan of Words. A writer by nature, Juan has written professionally for publications including the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express News, the Texas Travel Guide, La Prensa Gráfica of El Salvador, Rumbo Newspapers and La Voz de Houston. Juan was awarded First place in Features and Third place in News writing by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for his work with Spanish-language publication La Voz de Houston. In 2012, he was nominated for The Innovator Revolucionario Award by The Social Revolución at SXSW Interactive. That same year, he served as conference director for the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) national conference held in Houston. You can follow him on Twitter (@juanofwords).
Anjelica Cazares is a social media influencer and the cofounder of the leading U.S. Hispanic Lifestyle website on Mexican living, juanofwords.com. A visual artist by nature, Anjelica creates original content for both online and offline creative executions. She lives in South Texas with her husband and son. You can follower her on Twitter (@la_anjel).
Sandra Fernandez is a public relations and social media consultant with Sandra Says Media. She also is the publisher of HispanicHouston.com, a website that covers events and cultural happenings for the Hispanic community in the greater Houston area. Sandra teaches government, small businesses and non-profits how to use social media successfully through conferences, workshops, panels and presentations. You can follow her on Twitter (@sandrasays) and on her communications blog (www.sandrasays.com).
“The Little Radio Show” is on HMSNetRadio.org on Thursdays at 2 pm (CST). The show hosts are Sandra Fernandez (@sandrasays), Juan Alanis (@juanofwords), and Anjelica Cazares (@la_anjel). Subscribe to the Podcast (http://thelittleradioshow.libsyn.com/rss) or to the iTunes channel (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-little-radio-show-podcast/id1026889889) and keep up with new episodes. Subscribe to the Blog (http://www.thelittleradioshow.com/feed/) and keep up with new posts. The show’s website can be found at thelittleradioshow.com.
About Houston MediaSource
TLRS airs Thursdays at 2 p.m. on www.hmsnetradio.org. HMS Net Radio is a part of Houston MediaSource, home to Houston’s public-access TV and radio stations. Established in 1987, Houston MediaSource operates Houston’s public-access television and radio stations, HMS-TV and HMS Net Radio. Houston MediaSource provides community members with the education and equipment they need to produce and broadcast their own programs. More information is available online at hmstv.org, @HouMediaSource on Twitter, or by calling (713) 524-770 x112.