Alabama Radio Host Embarks on 14-Day, 14-City Walk for Dialogue on HB 56

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rivera Communications and La Jefa Radio – the largest Spanish language radio station in Alabama – has launched “14 Cities, 14 Days, One Family, One Alabama,” an unprecedented effort to get Alabamans of all backgrounds and from all walks of life talking to one another about Alabama’s new immigration law.

José Antonio Castro, program director for La Jefa Radio station and radio personality Orlando Rosa, will walk along “Route 56” for six hours each day through 14 cities over 14 days to conduct interviews and to broadcast a three-hour live program which will be heard by listeners in up to 85 cities throughout Alabama and the United States, as well as listeners in Mexico, Colombia, and Puerto Rico.

“I want to encourage dialogue between my Spanish-speaking listeners and Alabamans from different backgrounds," Castro said. "We need to speak to each other instead of speaking past each other – I hope that our walk and our conversations will help bring Alabamans together.”

The walk began on Monday, Nov. 07, in Athens, Ala. and will end on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala.

More information:

WALK: Daily beginning at 7:00 a.m. central.

LIVE RADIO BROADCAST: Weekdays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm and weekends from 1:00 – 4:00 pm central from each destination city.

LISTEN: 1500 AM WQCR Alabaster, 1450 AM WZGX Bessemer, 620 AM WJHX Lexington – or on the web at

TWITTER: @LaJefaAlabama



Tue, Nov 8:

Walk from Huntsville to Cullman, AL
Broadcast in Cullman
Wed, Nov 9:

Walk from Cullman to Albertville, AL
Broadcast in Albertville
Thur, Nov 10:

Walk from Albertville to Oneonta, AL
Broadcast in Oneonta
Fri, Nov 11:

Walk from Oneonta to Gardendale, AL
Broadcast in Gardendale
Sat, Nov 12:

Walk from Gardendale to Birmingham, AL
Broadcast in Birmingham
Major Community Rally – Kelly Ingraham Park, Birmingham
Sun, Nov 13:

Walk from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa, AL
Broadcast in Tuscaloosa
Mon, Nov 14:

Walk from Tuscaloosa to Centreville, AL
Broadcast in Centerville
Tue, Nov 15:

Walk from Centreville to Clanton, AL
Broadcast in Clanton
Wed, Nov 16:

Walk from Clanton to Selma, AL
Broadcast in Selma
Thur, Nov 17:

Walk from Selma to Prattville, AL
Broadcast in Prattville
Fri, Nov 18:

Walk from Prattville to Wetumpka, AL
Broadcast in Wetumpka
Sat, Nov 19:

Walk from Wetumpka to Montgomery, AL
Broadcast in Montgomery
Major community rally to conclude the walk in Montgomery