Tonight, Mamaroneck’s Spanish-speaking community won’t have to tune in to Univision or Telemundo in order to get local news covering their neighborhood goings-on.
A new half-hour show on LMC-TV called “Enterate en tu Idioma” or “Inform Yourself in Your Own Language” will premiere tonight at 8 p.m., and will cater to the Hispanic community with segments on topics such as businesses, events, cuisine, politics, health and fashion, all broadcast all in Spanish.
“They can watch shows from their own community—it’s fun and informative,” explained Sheyla Navarro, a director of “Enterate en tu Idioma” and a journalism student at SUNY-Purchase, adding that reporters range in age from 5 to 26, giving “Enterate en tu Idioma” a youthful flair.
“Enterate en tu Idioma” is based on a 2011 show simply titled “Enterate,” which also ran on and was created and anchored by Jirandy Martinez, a programs coordinator with the (HRC). Earlier in the year, looking to shake things up a little, Martinez asked Navarro—also an ESL tutor at the HRC—to become involved with creating a slightly revamped version of the original “Enterate.”
The show is co-produced by Zoe Colon at the HRC and LMC-TV.
For those tuning in tonight, there will be six segments on various topics including the New Rochelle Humane Society; the Hispanic Heritage Festival; violence prevention in the wake of the Aurora, CO shooting; local Mamaroneck business ; Google googles and a recipe for pisco sours, a traditional South American cocktail made with Chilean/Peruvian grape brandy.
And, those living outside the Larchmont-Mamaroneck community will still be able to catch the show via web broadcast by clicking on the "Enterate en tu Idioma" website here.
To keep the show as vibrant as possible, the producers are always looking for new volunteers, said Navarro, who encourages high school-aged kids or younger to get involved and embrace the opportunity to learn something new.
But, for Navarro, the goal of "Enterate en tu Idioma" is simple.
"Our mission is to build a more unified and aware community, improve relationships between neighbors, and keep them well-informed,” she said.
“Enterate en tu Idioma” will air tonight at 8 p.m. on LMC-TV, Channel 75 for Cablevision customers and Channel 36 for Verizon customers. The show will broadcast every two weeks—check the LMC-TV website here for the schedule. Those interested in volunteering can contact Navarro at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit the "Enterate en tu Idioma" Facebook page here.