With Sancho gone, KPCC still promises ”coverage of our region‘s many diverse communities.“ MPR programming V.P. Craig Curtis promises real live Latino reporters.
In all fairness, public radio’s job description is ambiguous. KPFK‘s program Folkscene, hosted by Howard and Roz Larman, recently celebrated its 30-year anniversary. I asked Roz Larman, ”What’s public radio‘s job?“ After 30 years, she should know.
”Grassroots community programming,“ she said. ”Period.“
A perfect definition of The Sancho Show.
Show or no show, Sancho endures, preaching education via the Chicano-music gospel and raising scholarship money. Hearing him talk, it’s clear that, even if there had never been a Sancho, Daniel Castro would still be a giant. Stay tuned. His kind neither retreats nor disappears.