Álvaro Burns is a community radio broadcaster in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, where he hosts a local sports show on Rádio Paraty FM and he produces the podcast “A Hora do Cafezinho.” Álvaro is a long-time friend of the show, and Paul recently traveled to Brazil and was able to meet up with him at Radio Paraty for an interview.
Álvaro recounts his journey as a college broadcasting student who became disenchanted by commercial radio, but fell in love with community radio. He discusses the place and role of community radio in the Brazilian media and political environments, especially in light of the country’s recent election of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to be the next president in 2019.
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