Univision's KXTN-FM/San Antonio Celebrates 30 Years
|RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 7:40pm CT|
The festival will offer a special tribute to the recently departed Tejano music pioneer, legend and multiple Latin Grammy winner Jimmy Gonzalez. Throughout the weekend, the festival will also pay tribute to two late stars who drove the popularity of the genre. Tejano singer and songwriter Emilio Navaira will be honored on Friday night, and Selena Quintanilla Perez, the Queen of Tejano music, will be remembered on Saturday.
Founded in 1988 to meet the growing demand for Tejano music, KXTN started by broadcasting hits from established entertainers such as Valerio Longoria, Flaco Jimenez, Latin Breed, Royal Jesters and Sunny Ozuna. The station's popularity has increased as Texas' Mexican-Americans made the sound mainstream in the 90s with Selena, David Lee, Emilio, La Mafia and Grupo Mazz.
"It is with much pride that we celebrate 30 years alongside our community," said Univision San Antonio VP/GM Chris Morris. "This weekend is an opportunity to look back at how the station has transported loyal fans through music and reaffirms our continued commitment to bringing our audience more of the sounds they want to hear."