Dj Ben Gonzales has been a part of the regional Latino radio scene for most of his life. In this segment he discusses his past, how he got involved in radio and the evolution of Latino radio on the South Plains.
Dr. Juan Munoz, Vice President of Texas Tech University, discusses the importance of sharing stories and understanding each other's lives and narratives. Tune in to Latino Americans Tuesdays at 7pm on channel 5 and remember to join us October 1st for a screening of one part of Latino Americans and also to see Latino Americans on the South Plains.
One year at the county fair two of my friends took turns shooting those little targets where you have to bust out the entire center red circle to win a prize. My first friend handled the task with great precision knocking out the entire thing in a very concise and efficient manner leaving us all in a state of awe. My second friend, knowing he couldn’t have the success of the first, went wild. He shot his target, some poor little girls target, I think he shot some of the prizes, and sent the carnival worker ducking for cover. We howled with excitement, laughed, and ran off. It was an adrenaline rush and completely hilarious(probably dangerous) and fun. If the actions of my two friends were summer blockbusters then my first friend would have made “Man of Steel” an over serious, emotionally bloated super hero movie that was proficiently executed. My second friend would have made “Pacific Rim” a ridiculous, yet amazingly awesome Robots vs. Monsters movie that splatters like machine gun fire. Both movies are worthy of praise and admiration but for entirely different reasons. If you don’t have a switch that can flip between enjoying pure entertainment and spectacle, while also appreciating, let’s say, “Citizen Kane” then “Pacific Rim” is not for you.