Univision San Antonio’s KXTN 107.5 Tejano & Proud celebrates 30 years of serving its listeners and community on June 15 and 16 with a free, family-friendly festival.
It will include tributes to three of the genre’s biggest stars as well as a concert with top performers. The two-day event, will feature Tejano legends including La Mafia, A.B. Quintanilla, Michael Salgado, Ram Herrera and David Lee Garza y los Musicales, among others, performing live in the city’s Rosedale Park.
The festival will offer a special tribute to the recently departed Tejano music pioneer, legend, and multiple Latin Grammy winner Jimmy Gonzalez. Throughout the weekend, the festival will also pay tribute to two late stars who propelled the popularity of the genre. Tejano singer and songwriter Emilio Navaira will be honored on Friday night, and Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the Queen of Tejano music, will be remembered on Saturday.
Founded in 1988 to meet the growing demand for Tejano music, KXTN started by broadcasting hits from established entertainers such as Valerio Longoria, Flaco Jiménez, Latin Breed, Royal Jesters and Sunny Ozuna. The station’s popularity has increased as Texas’ Mexican-Americans made the sound mainstream in the 90s with Selena, David Lee, Emilio, La Mafia and Grupo Mazz.
“It is with much pride that we celebrate 30 years alongside our community,” said Chris Morris, vice president & general manager of Univision San Antonio. “This weekend is an opportunity to look back at how the station has transported loyal fans through music and reaffirms our continued commitment to bringing our audience more of the sounds they want to hear.”
Thirty years after its founding, the station’s strong legacy continues, demonstrating share growth early this year of 55% among Adults 18-49 and 30% among Adults 25-54, compared to the Fall of 2017*. Also, in 2016, KXTN became the official Spanish-language radio station of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
The festival will take place Friday June 15 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Saturday June 16 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Rosedale Park, 303 Dartmouth St., San Antonio.