Friday, March 08, 2013

Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA: Radio station gives free advice to community

A radio station in Glenwood Springs is getting more popular by the day, but the reason so many people are calling-in might surprise you.

Phones are constantly ringing at the small station, some callers even waiting on hold for as long as 40 minutes, all to get some legal and more importantly, free advice.

When "La Nueva Mix" radio turns over to its "Punto Legal" show, things start to get busy, and fast.

For four years now, the show has given legal advice to local undocumented immigrants who are afraid to talk with U.S. authorities.

Callers remain anonymous while they chat with a trusted immigration attorney, all while remaining live on air.
"You ask any question and it's free, you don't have to go and sit down with an attorney. The only requirement is, it's going to be live on air," said Axel Contreras.

The show first began as a half hour segment on Saturdays but now it's a full hour on Wednesdays at 5:00 for rush hour.

Radio employees told us as much as 35% of the surrounding communities are Spanish speaking.
Most calls they get are immigration and deportation questions.

The radio station saw more than 80 thousand hits when its website went live.

If you're interested in contacting the station, here’s a link to the stations website & phone number:

(Source: via SCOOPWEB)

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