The Montgomery County Office of Public Information (PIO) has launched “Montgomery al Dia” ("Montgomery Today"), a weekly half-hour County show on Spanish-language Radio America 1540 AM, headquartered in Wheaton. The live show airs every Tuesday from 2-2:30 p.m.
The show features interviews, pre-taped news, PSAs and public call-ins, with production assistance, as needed, provided by Radio America. County government departments, the County Council and other County agencies will collaborate to bring guests, news and information to the County’s Hispanic community. The host is Lorna Virgili of PIO and a 20-year veteran Spanish-language broadcast journalist.
“Information is power,” said Patrick Lacefield, PIO director. “I’m really excited about teaming with Radio America to reach out to our County’s diverse communities.”
A television component of the show is also being produced. “Montgomery al Dia” is recorded live-on-tape at the Radio America studios and broadcasted weekly on County Cable Montgomery -- Channel 6 for Comcast and RCN subscribers; Channel 30 for Verizon subscribers.
To listen to the live broadcast every Tuesday at 2 p.m., visit www.radioamerica.net.
To view the shows online or on TV visit County Cable Montgomery.
Photo: Host Lorna Virgili talked with County Executive Ike Leggett, Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt (left) and Recreation Director Gabe Albornoz on the inaugural show.