Pioneering Radio Station, Local Nonprofit Affected By Pending SalePosted: July 30, 2011
SAN ANTONIO — Upstairs at 510 South Flores, just south of downtown, longtime disc jockey Danny Casanova said his on-air farewells to his loyal listeners.
“What can we say about KEDA, the last day, the last day, wow!” Casanova said.
At its “bunker” downstairs nearly four years, members of Brothers of Fallen Heroes packed up hundreds of cherished photos and other mementos of military service donated by area veterans.
“It just seems that we have to tear down everything that we just worked for with all our hearts,” said BOFH founder Bert Hernandez about the group’s mission to help homeless veterans, many in the downtown area.
Both said the two-story building is being sold to HEB, which has its headquarters nearby. Casanova said KEDA, 1540 on the AM dial, known by its listeners as Radio Jalapeno, has been leased to new owners who will build on its reputation as the world’s first to play conjunto music.
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