A new local Spanish-language station has launched to cover Wyoming and Idaho.
Founded by Alicia Unger and Fernando Gonzalez earlier this year, TODO TV is the only Spanish-language local news channel in the area.
TODO TV airs two local newscasts a day, along with other Latino-focused cultural programming.
“The important thing here is to inform the community,” Unger told Wyoming Public Radio through a partnership with KHOL/Jackson Hole Community Radio. “That’s the main goal.”
Roughly 30 percent of the population of Teton County, Wyoming is Latino, but there are few local news options in Spanish.
“That concerned me because if you don’t have information, the right information, it’s difficult for the community to integrate,” Under explained.
For budget reasons, most of the station’s content is being recorded in Mexico City.
“It’s more convenient for our budget to produce it there,” said Gonzalez. “Now with this modern world, it doesn’t matter where you are … as long as you take care of the community and bring the needed information.”
Raquel Zapata Ramirez, a house and office cleaner in Jackson who mostly speaks Spanish said it feels good to be represented on TV.
“We feel included,” she said in Spanish. “I think we have achieved something impressive as a Latino community, especially here in Jackson, and it’s nice to be able to see a channel in my language on the news, events and more.”
Click here to read the entire article from Wyoming Public Radio through a partnership with KHOL/Jackson Hole Community Radio.