Hispanic Heritage

JAMMIN’ 101.5 is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th – October 15th.  Each weekday JAMMIN’ 101.5 will recognize important contributions made by people of Hispanic Heritage.

Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work & service.  They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multi-ethnic & multi-cultural customs of their community!     

Join JAMMIN’ 101.5 in celebrating this Hispanic Heritage Month! 

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo…Although her artwork wasn’t well known until the 1970’s, Kahlo was always considered an important figure in folk art. Many of her works were... Read More
October 2015

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek…Although she had been acting in her native Mexico, it was Hayek’s move to Hollywood in 1991 that earned her worldwide recognition as a... Read More
October 2015

Ellen Ochoa

In 1991, Ellen Ochoa became NASA’s first Hispanic woman astronaut. In 1993, she became the first Hispanic woman to go to space. She served on... Read More
October 2015

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria’s success as an actress is helping her become involved in politics. She helped host “Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center,”... Read More
October 2015

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American who fought for union and labor rights. He successfully improved conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida.... Read More
October 2015

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar, The legendary drug lord of Medellín, Colombia, was once considered by Forbes Magazine to be the seventh-richest man in the world. At the... Read More
October 2015

Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano…This Puerto Rican musician is known for his many international hits, including his best- selling Christmas song “Feliz Navidad.” Feliciano was born blind. When... Read More
September 2015

Sammy Sosa

Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa or “Sammy Sosa” is from the Dominican Republic and played with four Major League Baseball teams as a right fielder from... Read More
September 2015

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan…Hailed as the “Queen of Latin Pop,” Estefan has sold over 100 million albums internationally–31.5 million in the U.S. alone. With a music career... Read More
September 2015

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana…As one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Greatest Guitarists of All Time, this Mexican pioneer of salsa, jazz fusion, and good old fashioned rock, got... Read More
September 2015

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor…This Princeton University graduate of Puerto Rican descent served on the boards of directors for several groups before being nominated by George Bush and... Read More
September 2015

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta…Alongside the late César Chávez, Huerta co-founded what would eventually become the United Farm Workers labor union, in order to unite farmers into a... Read More
September 2015

Hilda Solis

Hilda Solis…As the first Hispanic woman appointed to serve in the California State Senate, Solis became the 25th U.S. Secretary of Labor in 2009, making... Read More
September 2015