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 (latinalt.org). 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.
We've launched a Best New LatinX Spotify playlist of new music from established and rising artists from the United States, Central and South America.
Take a musical journey throughout Latin America, through cities in Central America, South America and Mexico to explore the rising Latinx voices and sounds that often fall under the radar.
The Latin Alt program director Byron Gonzalez shares songs from a few of his favorite artists making music outside the Latin mainstream.