Grantee Profile

Radio Bilingue

Grants to Radio Bilingue

  • $400,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)


    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — Radio Bilingüe will produce and broadcast the Migrant Rights on Radio Project, which will ensure a recognizable, consistent stream of critical information for Spanish, Mixteco and Triqui-speaking people currently or planning to seek work in the U.S., to their families, friends and communities, and to advocates and officials. The Project will communicate how workers can identify, protect themselves against and act upon common problems, as well as regular news coverage of guest worker policy, stories of fraud and abuse, and of workers organizing to obtain better conditions. It will reach listeners in more than 100 communities in the U.S. and Mexico.

  • $100,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — Radio Bilingüe is the only national Spanish-language non-commercial public radio network in the United States. It owns and operates six full power FM stations in California and broadcasts programming via satellite to more than 100 affiliate stations across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico, serving large urban markets as well as rural communities. Its listeners are Spanish-speaking rural farm workers, urban workers, and recent immigrants, as well as more established second- and third-generation bilingual Latinos who value their cultural roots and native language. This grant will support the production of Radio Bilingüe’s flagship news programs, Noticiero Latino and Edición Semanaria during the 2012 election year.

  • $150,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $25,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — To support an Internet feasibility study.

  • $25,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — For outreach, education, and technical assistance to support applicants for low-power FM radio licenses.

  • $40,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations.

  • $136,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — To support marketing development (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Radio Bilingue $876,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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