Northeastern Pa. gets first all-Hispanic radio station

Sep 11, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Citizens' Voice

“There's been a lot of Latinos asking, 'Why isn't there a radio station that plays Latin music or people speaking our language over the air?'”

You can hear the impact of the Northeastern Pennsylvania's growing Hispanic population over the airwaves. via The Citizens' Voice

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“This too shall pass”

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#128
Jan 27, 2008
 
freedom fighter wrote:
I would be most interested to see how many "educated" or "wealthy" business or professional people know another language.
It would be interesting to do a study on that one!
from personal knowledge I can say that every person I know who took any language in school took it to get a grade and never followed through with it; they dont use it, and forgot all about it.
You have used spanish more than algebra because the United States was invaded by spanish speaking people who wont learn english.
Thats not Your fault, however: catering to them by speaking it is your fault, it gives them a sense that they have a right to be here and the right to force everyone to speak their language.
when someone talks in spanish to you try to speak your rightful language of english; if they dont understand then let them get an interpreter or learn the english language.
When I go to other countries, I must speak their language: when in germany I must speak german, when in mexico I must speak spanish,
when Im home in the United States of AMERICA I SPEAK ENGLISH.
You just said neither you nor your friends bothered to follow up on your opportunities to learn another language, so it puzzles me how you can go overseas and communicate in German and Spanish.

I speak Spanish when I get the chance because I think it's fun. I wish I could communicate in many more languages. Today I started studying Italian so I can use it when I go to Italy.

I want every school child in the US to learn the best English possible, and to honor our history. Adding another language actually increases understanding of the first one, and is a great mental exercise. I took French as a kid, and loved it.

I don't have to be arrogant to non-English speakers. I am already a baby boomer from the strongest and most dominant culture at this time in history so I am pretty darn comfortable with myself.However, I feel enriched by learning whatever I can. Spanish doesn't threaten me.

This is a university town with constant international cultural offerings. Most people are here because they enjoy learning and meeting other like-minded people. I forget that's not the case everywhere.
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#129
Jan 27, 2008
 
freedom fighter wrote:
when Im home in the United States of AMERICA I SPEAK ENGLISH.
You'd have to, considering you certainly can't write it.
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#130
Jan 29, 2008
 
BBB wrote:
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Who knew one brain could hold so much stupid? I have several questions for you:
1. Who is forcing you to lear FOUR different languages?
2. Who is telling you that you can't decorate your home for the holidays?
3. How is a radio station taking away your freedom?
Maybe before going to another country and learning their ways, you should stick around here for a while and learn to properly communicate in the English language.
maybe you should stick around, you seem to need a little help on yours as well, you comment on others english, you should worry about your own. and i never said a radio station was taking away my freedom, dont put words into my post that do not belong there. i made a comment deal with it just as i have to deal with yours. dont hate, i dont care if you speak 20 diff languages, hey good for you im happy for ya, it doesnt phase. and as far as my comments on decorating and the school stuff, well maybe you should watch a little news now and then.
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#131
Jan 29, 2008
 
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The whole beginning of your post is nonsense, sorry. Neither the feds nor the states are forcing people to learn Spanish. As to the languages as subjects in school, every college bound kid is required to take a language. It doesn't have to be Spanish, but that is the one most students sign up for. Any educated person has some knowledge of other languages. It has long been required because of the mental flexibility this encourages.
Anyway, I have used Spanish a lot more than I've used the Algebra Trig I took in HS. But, I still think just the mental exercise of doing these things is worthwhile.
i have to reply to this. i realy dont think his post was nonsence, in fact it would pretty much sum it up for what i would have said. i have a step-daughter 14 who will be going into the ninth grade and spanish is on her cariculume for the next year, not by choice. as we were told at the confrence is that the state has made this a requirment, due to the fact that they need this language. im all for any one wanting to learn, thats great, i say go for it. all im saying is that to much is being put on the americans shoulders as far as imigration and languages, religion all of it. i dont care if all of mexico or east bumfuc move here, all im saying is that they need to adjust just as we do.
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#132
Jan 29, 2008
 
cdg wrote:
<quoted text>i have to reply to this. i realy dont think his post was nonsence, in fact it would pretty much sum it up for what i would have said. i have a step-daughter 14 who will be going into the ninth grade and spanish is on her cariculume for the next year, not by choice. as we were told at the confrence is that the state has made this a requirment, due to the fact that they need this language. im all for any one wanting to learn, thats great, i say go for it. all im saying is that to much is being put on the americans shoulders as far as imigration and languages, religion all of it. i dont care if all of mexico or east bumfuc move here, all im saying is that they need to adjust just as we do.
If your an American citizen you sure as hell should care who comes here. Unless of course you don't mind America turning into a third world country for your Grandchildren to live in.
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#133
Jan 29, 2008
 
I haven't seen a single news story about people not being allowed to decorate their homes for the holidays. All I ever see are stories about how big some of the displays are.
ADNK

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#134
Jan 29, 2008
 
Boy, Pennsylvania is full of ignorant bigots. I had no idea it was so bad out there. My condolences to the educated people stuck out there with the troglodytes.

“This too shall pass”

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#135
Jan 29, 2008
 
cdg- you do have a valid point about people adjusting. But the first generation of immigrants is often less assimilated and still clinging to their roots. I believe by generations 2 and 3 this is not usually a problem. Every big city had ghettos of certain ethnic groups, most of whom eventually "Americanized", intermarried, etc.

Maybe we need to do more to make the assimilation happen- cheap English classes and so on. I got talking to a Guatemalan who really wanted some, but he didn't know where to go to get them outside of work hours.
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#136
Jan 30, 2008
 
exiled wrote:
cdg- you do have a valid point about people adjusting. But the first generation of immigrants is often less assimilated and still clinging to their roots. I believe by generations 2 and 3 this is not usually a problem. Every big city had ghettos of certain ethnic groups, most of whom eventually "Americanized", intermarried, etc.
Maybe we need to do more to make the assimilation happen- cheap English classes and so on. I got talking to a Guatemalan who really wanted some, but he didn't know where to go to get them outside of work hours.
You really need to investigate whats really happening in America. Your really don't know. Keep an open mind and read some of whats happening here www.alipac.us
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#137
Feb 7, 2008
 
Liz wrote:
It is crazy that so many people are being racist against hispanics instead of appreciating them for all the hard work that they do. U S A is made of people from all over the world you morons. I,m sure that all those people who talk bad about hispanics are nothing more then racist uneducated people.


THATS THE MOST IGNORANT THING IVE SEEN YET. THESE ILLEGALS ARE FLOODING OUR JOB MARKET.THEY ARE DRIVING OUR WAGES DOWN, AND CREATING A BALOON OF DEBT FOR OUR GOVERNMENT. I GUESS YOU THINK YOU WONT BE AFFECTED..... THINK AGAIN
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#138
Feb 8, 2008
 
NRA wants year around hunting season for all Mexicans......this is an excellant idea to rid the trash...............no bag limits...shoot as many as possibal........
PERV

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#139
Mar 1, 2008
 
This country is going to hell in a handbasket.

Gas prices keep soaring, food is getting so expensive, I don't know how we will survive.

I thought Mexicans made things cheaper because they work for cheap. Guess not.
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Mar 3, 2008
 
UNION YES wrote:
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AND CREATING A BALOON OF DEBT FOR OUR GOVERNMENT.
I think the government is handling that just fine all on its own.
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#143
Mar 18, 2008
 
TO ALL YOU WHITE TRASH HILL BILLIES RACIST. LMAO. YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT BUT YA GOTTA DEAL WITH IT. HISPANICS AND BLACKS ARE TAKING OVER!!! HAHAHA
DON'T LIKE IT? GET THE FU*K OUTTTA HERE. BLACK PRESIDENT,BLACK GOVERNOR. WE'RE YOUR BUSINESS OWNERS & YOUR LANDLORDS BABY!! KEEP PAYING US, YOU LAID BACK TRASH TALKERS
KEEP TALKING SH*T, CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN. NOW I SUGGEST YOU KEEP STAY HAPPY & KEEP PAYING YOUR PROSTITUTES. KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT BECASUE WE'RE HERE TO STAY.
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#144
Mar 18, 2008
 
SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE!!
jeez louize

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#145
Mar 18, 2008
 
Don't be like the south and cater to Mexicans. Smarten up people and complain, fight, do whatever you can....They've taken over down here and there is no turnin back.
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WhatEvaMan wrote:
TO ALL YOU WHITE TRASH HILL BILLIES RACIST. LMAO. YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT BUT YA GOTTA DEAL WITH IT. HISPANICS AND BLACKS ARE TAKING OVER!!! HAHAHA
DON'T LIKE IT? GET THE FU*K OUTTTA HERE. BLACK PRESIDENT,BLACK GOVERNOR. WE'RE YOUR BUSINESS OWNERS & YOUR LANDLORDS BABY!! KEEP PAYING US, YOU LAID BACK TRASH TALKERS
KEEP TALKING SH*T, CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN. NOW I SUGGEST YOU KEEP STAY HAPPY & KEEP PAYING YOUR PROSTITUTES. KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT BECASUE WE'RE HERE TO STAY.
You sound like a piece of trash..do yourself a favor and don't reproduce. The way you demonstrate your intellect has us all prayin you don't have children. Maybe you should conisder living in Chester.
jeez louize

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Liz wrote:
It is crazy that so many people are being racist against hispanics instead of appreciating them for all the hard work that they do. U S A is made of people from all over the world you morons. I,m sure that all those people who talk bad about hispanics are nothing more then racist uneducated people.
Uneducated racists? I'm from West Chester, we don't see Mexicans on a daily basis, hear about them driving on the wrong side of the road drunk and fleeing accidents. You don't hear about them stealing ID's or raping young pregnant women like I have. I've lived down here for a couple years now and honestly when I go home and try to talk to my parents about Illegals they just don't care as much as I do. Living down here, seeing them everywhere, everything is in spanish, and the schools are overcrowded with their kids. Hospitals have to allocate more money for them in ER's because they don't even bother getting health insurance, they just keep having babies. I think there is a big difference between being a racist against blacks and being racists against illegals. Blacks are already here, when they commit a crime, they know it's wrong. Mexicans come to America without a care in the world for our laws, and they have babies so they can stay here. I just think before you go accusing anyone of being stupid or racist, you need to consider what other parts of the country are going through. It's nice to sit back in West Chester Pa, where the homes are nice, people are for the most part educated, and there is little crime. I challege you to spend a week in North Carolina, and you'd be shocked at how many times a week I read something in Spanish, get hit on by a whole group of Mexicans, or read/hear about "an illegal fleed the scene of an accident killing..." Just don't be so naive that they are "hard workers" because I'm a hard worker, and no one is giving me any credit for it, and I'm a damn American. By the way I live down here because my husband was transfered for the military.

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#148
Mar 18, 2008
 
Check this out all of you...from one extreme to the next. You're skiing down a mountain. The snow wasn't there a few days ago but now it's everywhere. It's blinding you after a while. Suddenly you slam into a tree. You didn't see it because the snow made you blind.

Illegal immigration(mexicans for those of you who think they're the only problem illegals)is like the snow. You're going blind generalizing the whole issue. Suddenly there's that one true pain in ass tree (drug dealer, murderer, child rapist, pick your crime and you'd better not think he's only gonna be mexican or even spanish speaking)and next thing you know you're on your butt and bleeding from a three inch gash in your head.

Pay more attention to the criminals, the one's that float through the system like they're walking in and out of your living room. It's not about a radio program for Christ's sake, it is about not looking the other way when something bad happens. It's about asking the question of those in power, "What are you guys doing about the criminals?" Why'd the drunk illegal get to spend the night in the tank and get released the next day without immigration finding out he was there? Why is the criminal illegal sitting around in jail for a year waiting to get deported? Let's speed up the process and make room for more to get booted. That's the issue. We can always change the station, but personally I kind of like the beat. Turn a deaf ear to whatever you want, but you better learn to truly hear trouble when it comes knocking.

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#149
Mar 18, 2008
 
Well put. The Mexicans are more visible. But we have pockets of illegals from everywhere in this country. I am against the type of lawbreakers mentioned above. I have nothing against legal hardworking Mexicans.

Now fundamentalist Muslims are another story (see various threads on this issue)Who can keep believing Islam today is a religion of peace when they riot at the drop of a hat all over the world? Maybe we're worrying about the wrong group.

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