Byron Gonzalez Latin Roots correspondent for World Cafe
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Byron Gonzalez

Byron Gonzalez

Byron Gonzalez

Guatemalan born and Los Angeles raised, Byron Gonzalez graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's in journalism, with an emphasis on broadcast. Shortly thereafter, Gonzalez became the program director of Los Angeles' only 24-hour Latin Alternative radio station, The Latin Alt ( He's also a Latin Roots correspondent for NPR's World Cafe program. He has dedicated his career to highlighting a wide selection of music from established, emerging and independent artists with roots in Latin America, Brazil and Spain.

Gonzalez's other interests include Saturday Night Live, comedy, bike riding, cooking, the cosmos, and petting random dogs at dog parks.

You can listen to Gonzalez's personal radio show, Bilingual Sounds, on CSUN's 88.5 every Wednesday at 9PM PT.

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session. Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst hide caption

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Byron Gonzalez On World Cafe

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