El Chayo Cervantes
El Chayo Cervantes hosts the weekly radio series, "Ondas En Español," providing music, news and information for mid-Michigan's Spanish speaking community since 1988.
Born in Texas, Cervantes moved to Michigan at 15. He has been in broadcasting since 1968.
In addition to bringing music to his listeners, he also brings news of community events. Cervantes is active with charitable organizations such as the food bank and Toys for Tots.
Cervantes was honored with the Domingo "Nick" Reyes Latina/o Workers Media Award in August 2015. Presented by the Latina/o Workers Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, the award is intended to stimulate news coverage of issues and concerns related to the working Latino class.
In May 2008 WKAR AM 870 was honored at the City of Lansing's Diversity Day celebration for its 40-year commitment to providing music, news and information for mid-Michigan’s Spanish-speaking community on its weekly Ondas en Español series.