Bios

STAFF BIOS
Dulce Maria Mora
Dulce Maria Mora came to Radio Arte in 2004 as part of its youth training program. You may know her from such shows as 905 Community, First Voice/Primera Voz, La Caverna and most recently 1401. She was raised just outside of Chicago but also lived for some years in her native Guadalajara. She went to México kicking and screaming, but now appreciates that life experience. Known for her obsessive love of The Beatles and most things British, she hopes to travel extensively in the near future.

Tania Unzueta
Tania Unzueta became part of Radio Arte in 2001 as a student interested in filling some free time. Since then has been part of programs such as Uprooting, Homofrecuencia, and News Beat, before becoming host of Sin Papeles. Currently she is the Director of Youth Training, and mentors young producers in creating relevant programming for the community. When she is not in the studio, she can often be found in the streets of Chicago documenting and participating in protests. Free time filled.

Silvia Rivera
Silvia Rivera was born the year of the monkey, and as such can sometimes display characteristics of being imaginative, responsible, humorous, witty, curious, clever, and sneaky. These are all helpful traits when managing a community radio station. Rivera first joined Radio Arte in 1998 as a youth in its first training program and has since immersed herself in the world of public media. She sits on board of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and is the current Board President and a founding member of the Latino Public Radio Consortium.

Carlos Mendez
A 2003 graduate of Columbia college Chicago, Carlos Mendez began his radio career in 01′ at the stations of HBC (now univision radio) working behind the scenes. In 2003 he worked in a similiar capacity at Big City Radio’s Viva 103.1 before moving onto television as a sports producer for Noticias Univision Chicago where he worked at for nearly 3 years including covering the 05 World Series. In addition he has volunteered at community radio stations WCRX,WIIT and WHPK and shadowed at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting. He came to Radio Arte in 2006 to assume the responsibilities of program director for the FM and HD2 signals.
HOST BIOS
Jesus Ortiz
An avid music lover, Jesus grew up listening and playing music of all kinds. As comfortable behind a mixing desk as he is behind a drum-set, he has served WRTE in various capacities over the years. He currently sits behind the mic on Thursday nights, 8pm to 10pm, as part of the Urban Alternative team.

Oscar Diaz
Naci en la ciudad de Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. Acomplete el curso de produccion y locucion en RadioArte en el ano 2006. He colaborado y participado en algunas producciones como Experiencia Musical y el Calendario Comunitario. Actualmente soy el productor y conductor del programa Cinemusica que se transmite todos los Sabados por RadioArte 90.5 FM.

Deysi Cuevas
Deysi joined Radio Arte’s training program in 2005. She made her on air debut in a program called LaFemme and went on to join First Voice and Solo Local. Born in Durango, Mexico but raised in Chicago, she has often had to face several cultural barriers but that has also made her more understanding of other cultures and given deeper respect for her own. She is known for her immense love of foreign films, music, Paris (and hopes to make it there one day) and Alfonso Cuarón.

Yolanda Cardenas, M.D.
Yolanda is currently the music director and a correspondent of Proyecto Latina Radio. While fine tuning the art of medicine, this Chicago native also honed her writing. In 2007, Yolanda participated in “Niki Nights: Literature and Music in the Garden” at the Garfield Park Conservatory as well as in the National Museum of Mexican Art’s “Sor Juana Festival.” In 2006 she was a semi-finalist in the 13th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award.

Catalina Maria Johnson
The host and producer of Beat Latino, Catalina credits her bilingual and bicultural heritage to the tenaciousness of a Mexican mom and a German/Swedish dad. Thanks to them, she grew up between two cities named St. Louis, one in Missouri, and the other, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The sounds of Beat Latino are infused with a multi-culti Latino perspective, going back to classic recordings as well as looking ahead to emerging sounds, styles, and performers. ¡Viva la música latina en toda su diversidad, desde sus raíces hasta la vanguardia!

Jose Esparza
My name is Jose Esparza/DJ Joe E and I co-host la Colada Sabatina. I was born on March 29th in Durango, Mex. I’ve lived in Chicago for about thirty years. I became interested in Tejano music since the early seventies. I decided to become a DJ because I love music. Some of my favorite artists are Emilio Navaira, Jimmy Gonzalez and La Movida, just to name a few.

Lourdes Hernandez
Naci en Ciudad Guzman Jalisco Mexico, soy educadora y promotora de salud en diabetes, soy de la generacion 2008 del curso de locucion y periodismo de Radio Arte, he participado en programas comunitarios de television publica como CAN TV y actualmente soy conductora y productora de la Colada Sabatina que se trasmite los sabados de 1:30 a 3 de la tarde por la frecuencia del 90.5 fm RadioArte Sonidos Inspirando el cambio.

Martin Zavala
Martin llegó a Estados Unidos hace más de seis a&ntile;os para lograr sueños y planear un futuro en este país , el cual le a dado muchas oportunidades así como también logros personales. Originario de Guanajuato México. Llegó a Radio Arte en el 2005 gracias a una promoción de un curso de radio locución.

Luis Tubens
Born and raised in Chicago, Luis Tubens draws from his inner city background as inspiration for poetry and music. Besides hosting the Beat Gallery on the Urban Alternative format on 90.5 fm, he also host numerous events in Chicago that deal with cultural exchange, social awareness, and violence prevention, as well as providing great music by Chicago’s top local bands.