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Media: LATimes: Bilingual format boosts KXOL

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Media Body: Los Angeles Times November 5, 2005

Bilingual format boosts KXOL

It's puro Spanglish at this L.A. radio estación, where reggaeton is king.

By Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer

Gary Soto finally found a radio station that speaks his language — both of


Karen Chung

Issue Number: 16.3218
Date Posted: November 05, 2005

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