Friday, December 13, 2013

Luis Chaluisan-Eyewitness To World Wide Salsa Explosion

A Complete Documented Nuyorican Experience
From the birth of the movement in 1973 through the present 
Luis Chaluisan - El Extreme 

A Complete Documented Nuyorican Experience Espanol 
Una completa experiencia documentada Nuyorican
Desde el nacimiento del movimiento en 1973 hasta el presente
Luis Chaluisan - El Extreme
El Extreme Featured In 
"America's Music Series" April 1, 2013  
2005 Excerpts

 ALMA award 2007
Best documentary for TV shown on PBS 
Created by the Tribeca Film Institute 
in partnership with the American Library 
Association and supported by a grant 
from the National Endowment for the 
Humanities, the program is being 
offered at only 50 sites nationwide. 
Born in Queens-Baptized in Brooklyn
Raised in The Bronx-Artist in Manhattan
 The Creative Journey Of 
One Boogie Down Rican
Through The American Landscape 

 We exchange whispers
That echo brilliant dreams
And Big Stuff
Captured in the white lights
From the Manhattan skyline
That sways in the night
Just outside her window
And ride the original Internet 
To destinations far and wide 
When not losing ourselves in celluloid dreams
Or Our Parents Dancing The Night Away
While The Sound of
 Daniel Santos Singing 
And Smell of Fried Arenca
Wafting In The Air 
Fill Saturday Mornings.
Today reassembled in digital 1's and 0's.

One Man Show (60 Minutes)
Performed by "El Extreme"
Written by: 
Produced by Maria Hernandez  
Sponsored By  LAS CANTERAS 
Peruvian Restaurant
Washington DC

Luis Chaluisan is 
Spic Chic [Paperback] 
"An original, uprorarious, disarming journey 
that holds no limits and where nothing is sacred."
Nicholosa Mohr Author

"His unique voice as a writer clearly displays 
his poetic influences, his uncanny ear for 
dialogue and his completely original sense of humor."
Elias Stimac Backstage

"Strong stuff, right in the Nuyorican tradition. 
Poems and then stories back into poems that 
are often emotionally moving. A self exploration 
in a non-chronological history consistent in 
language and point of view, it is clearly a highly 
personalized work that is successful in the Nuyorican 
free-style genre and successful in the broader sense as well."
David Henderson ('Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child)

Clem Richardson of the NY Daily News 

describes Chaluisan's work as 
"old-school, often as literate as it is lyrical, 
stuffed with images drawn from NY City life."

Spic Chic, by Luis Chaluisan
(Fly by Night Press, 2009)
Review by Charlie Vázquez
The rules of poetry are created by its author, much as a criminal operates both within and away from society, as he or she sees fit. Thus, it’s no wonder that so many poets past and present have dabbled in crime and write about these adventures of subculture, as with Luis Chaluisan, who surfaced in the earliest days of the Nuyorican poetry scene. Chaluisan’s poems are odes—both celebratory and regretful—to his experiences as a New York-born Puerto Rican surviving on the streets of New York. And I’m not talking about the well-heeled New York of today, but of the smoldering 1970s and 1980s. I remember living in the East Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx during the mid- to late-1970s, and anyone involved in crime who survived to write about it gets instant applause for that alone.
Luis “El Extreme” Chaluisan—a musician, writer, and former news reporter—is in no denial of his controversy, as spelled out in the book’s opening disclaimer statement. Although I thought I knew what I was walking into when I read this book by the Section 13 jetty of the “Bronx Riviera” recently (Orchard Beach), I was thrown for some surprises. These twenty-plus pieces range from serious (“Johnny Boy”) to whimsical (“Surfing in the South Bronx”), and Chaluisan’s greatest effectiveness is achieved when he releases his honest emotions for public viewing— which you almost don’t expect him to do (“I slide precariously alongside her path, at once tender, then off-center,” from “Carmen Baby”). In “Wilfredo the Anointed Apostle”, about a gay santero barber, Chaluisan explains, “So before we crucify him with whispered nails…homo, queer, fazzy hole…stop and think…perhaps a person’s lifestyle is really a blessing, for who are we to know God’s ways and plans…when we’re walking together, people just stop and stare…but if you could see him through my eyes, he wouldn’t be a faggot but a man.” Spic Chic is an exciting tour of jazz and salsa clubs, women of pleasure, of the island, of desperate people struggling to survive—of joy and pain—but it’s also about transformation. It’s really about becoming greater and wiser than what doom had planned for your soul.

Spic Chic: The Adventures of the Last Nuyorican (2009) is a book of poetry by musician, writer, and former news reporter/producer Luis Chaluisan. Clem Richardson of the NY Daily News describes Chaluisan’s work as “old- school, often as literate as it is lyrical, stuffed with images drawn from New York City life.” David Henderson sees this text as “strong stuff, right in the Nuyorican tradition. Poems and then stories back into poems that are often emotionally moving. A self exploration in a non-chronological history consistent in language and point of view, it is clearly a highly personalized work that is successful in the Nuyorican free-style genre and successful in the broader sense as well.”

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Elmhurst Hospital
 79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, Queens NY
Sept. 27, 1957 
3:29 PM  
Baptized Oct. 1957
St. Paul's Catholic Church
Boerum Hill, BK.
 234 Congress St, Brooklyn, NY
 First Grade 1963
Boerum Hill, BK. 
St Paul's Catholic School
Holy Family Hospital 
Founded in 1868
155 Dean St., Brooklyn, 
Replaced by Brooklyn 
Diocese nursing home. 
My Father Buys Me My First LP
Please Please Me 
The Beatles
March 1963

Favorite Cuts
1. Side A 

"I Saw Her Standing There
1. Side B "Love Me Do
7. Side B  "Twist and Shout

(Phil Medley, Bert Russell)

Luis and Ronald Chaluisan 1963 
Boerum Hill, BK. 
142 Dean Street Brooklyn NYC 
Tony The Pony by Marx  1963
 Battery operated toy pony our parents
buy for my brother Ron
that could go either or backward 
by the use of a foot pedal 
and controlled by the reins
Boerum Hill, BK. 
Live around the block.
Their mother Cristina
is my sitter.
139 Hoyt Street, BK.
Richie Ray Home 
Richie Ray-Ray Maldonado
139 Hoyt Street 
Ricardo Ray Arrives/Comejen
Every Store in Boerum Hill, BK.
had this album proudly 
displayed in their windows. 
On The Scene With Ricardo Ray  
Fonseca Records 1965
And He Followed 
Up With LP's 
In Rapid  Succession
Bringing The Mod Beat 
To Latin Music
Vis A Vis SALSA!
Richie Ray's 
Music Becomes The 
Soundtrack To Our 
Chaluisan Experience
In Brooklyn and The Bronx
Richie Ray 3 Dimensions  
Fonseca Records 1966

Family Moves To The Bronx
November 1964
My Grandfather Luis 
Lives Nearby
3316 Lurting Avenue
Bronx 10469 
The Spanish American Barber Shop 
Harlem USA 116th Street Stop 
on 2/3 Trains. Towards 117th Street 
on downtown side of train entrances corner 
116th Street. My Grandfather Luis Cut Hair 
There Since The 1950's

2nd Through 8th Grade
Baychester 10469
My Grandfather Takes Me To The
1964 New York World's Fair
And Buys Me 
A Transistor Radio
Which I Listen To
Late In The Night
In My Secret 
World Of Music
Love Good Guys 
Radio By Day

Get Hip With
 Frankie Crocker in the evening.
Follow Him To WBLS FM 107.9
And His Deep Soul Funk Music
When He Switches Stations. (1970)
And what is the color of the day today?
Begin To Learn About 
Roots-Culture and Salsa
By Listening To 
WKCR FM 1973
While at Columbia College Jose "Cheo" Diaz, Carlos DeLeon 
and Carlos DeJesus were the first in the New York City Tri-State 
Area and at Columbia University to produce, program and announce 
Salsa/Latin Jazz/and Spanish Folkloric Music over the airwaves of 
WKCR 89.9FM (1970) 

Saint Philip  & James 
Altar and Virgin
Where I have my 
first religious vision
Christmas 1969 
on Mary's Statue
Write first serious poem
about the experience in 8th Grade
What was built on 205 acres, shaped like 
a large map of the United States 
and bore more than a passing 
resemblance to Disneyland? 
It’s Freedom Land
Section 5 at
The Bronx Riviera
(Orchard Beach)
Is oratories
That exorcise
There are only
Fleeting bad moments
In life
Everything changes
And our sorrows
Are prayed away
In verse and song
It’s a bronze
Statue of Liberty
Holding sheet music
A set of maracas
While Ricans stay in clave
And see the world
Awash in Renaissance perspective
Aware of the past in the present  

First HO Electric Racing Set 1967
First Bike 1968 

Battle Family Dinner 1968
Chaluisan Family Dinner 1970

Christmas In The Bronx 1970
A Kid's Life Building
Backyard Wooden Forts 
Racing HO Electric Cars
Riding our Schwinn Bikes 
Family Dinners
Building Go Carts 
Surfing In The South Bronx
Alpha Recordings 1990
My ode to theBronx, 
The Beatles, Phil Spector 
and AM 60's radio
Gun Hill Road
I ride the Number 2 Train a lot
I glide in the front car
looking at myself in the windows
Hide In the middle cars
next to the conductors
And when I feel daring
I go down to the
Third World Club Car
At the end of the train
Catching a contact buzz
From all the cheeba smoke
I love the drama 

The Journey As 
A Producer And Artist

 My father and mother give me a 
Kodak 100 Instamatic 1966
Sparking my curiosity about images
My grandfather gives me a 
reel to reel recorder and 
television set I use to create 
audiotape programs for my 
amusement in 1967
My parents give me a second 
smaller reel to reel recorder I 
use to record conversations 
with my brother and silly stuff
My first record player and
buying 45 records
First 45 Bought 
Cloud 9 1968
The Temptations
It was Motown From Therein
Soul Seed: My 45 RPM Record Album from 1969 
Sears   Art  School Scholarship 
 1969 Watercolor By Luis Chaluisan
September 1971 
Melrose S. BX 10451
Honors Classes and Music Department
Graduate 26th out of 473 Seniors
 92.3% Grade Avg Over Four Years
1972 Read 
Down These Mean Streets 
Piri Thomas
Life Changing  
Premieres on NBC Network
Gangs Become Chic
At The Same Time
More Dangerous   

Finalist National Junior Olympic
Mile Race Summer 1973
2nd Place 
Van Cortlandt Stadium
4 min. 39 sec.
Varsity Half Mile Best 2:09.3
Varsity Mile Best 4:59.8
Championship Record Setting 
Hayes Varsity 
Cross Country Team 
Coached by Mr. Ed Robinson
1. Oscar Amaro '74
2. Richard Zwanzig '74
3. Butch Soares '74
4. Ricardo Morales '74
5. Luis Chaluisan '75
Avg Team Time 14 min. 21 sec.
Two and A Half Mile 
Cross Country Course 
Van Cortlandt Park  
September 1973
My Uncle Heriberto 
Takes Me To The Apollo
For A Sunday Afternoon 
Film And Show
And Live Performance 

Watch SALSA TV Show
Hosted by Mt Salsa
Izzy Sanabria 
Fall 1973

 Hear Hector Lavoe
For First Time 1973

Sigue Feliz 
At FARIA Family Party
Nuestro Primos 
De Parte De  
La Familia Chaluisan


Hear Richard Pryor For First Time
Fan From That Moment Onwards.
Dance Company 1974

 Isa Diaz-Tino Torres- Luis E Figueroa Jr-
 Al Brizuela-Roxanne Ortiz 1975
My high school friends (15 in all split 8 women/7 men) and I formed the Adoracion Dance Company with my brother Ron and his friends in May 1974 presenting a combination cabaret show (comedy skits to open for 15 minutes/choreographed pieces to close for a half hour). We performed Salsa, Hustle, Swing and African dance numbers. And we had a small quintet of writers drawn from the Cardinal Hayes School Newspaper who created original material the group . These inluded . John Russell (future PHd Harvard/Gifu University Japan) and future NY Times reporter David Gonzalez. We used music recorded by Eddie Palmieri, Afro Caribbean Celia Cruz/Tito Puente/La Lupe LPs and Earth Wind and Fire's "Africano" as our closer. Adoracion (named after the Palmieri composition) appeared in parish auditoriums and Aspira sponsored open air events through 1976. The company ontinued when I left for College under the directorship of Luis Figueroa, Yvonne Armstrong and the late Isa Diaz. Our Latin Student organization at Amherst La Causa decided to present a cultural show case for November 1975. We had already formed an alliance with the Latina Stdent Organization at Mount Holyoke and they offered to help with dancers/poets and soloists. (The Mount Holyoke supporters were dubbed "Salsoul". We were disco heads in November 1975.)
Rose "Lupe" Santos
Senior Year HS
SBX Girlfriend 1974-75
Mother Butler HS

First two Salsa LP's I Buy
August 1974 
 Willie Colon Lo Mato
Eddie Palmieri Sentido
November 1974
Half Academic Scholarship
A Taste Of The Future
Shark Gang Member
Hayes Production
Summer Tour And Two Week Run
At Lincoln Center 1975
I make a conscious decision 
the "gypsy's" life is for me
August 1975
 With Isa Diaz San Juan Bautista Festival 
Alliance Of Latin Artists
Central Park NYC June 1975
First appearance in NYC Media
Centerfold Photo
NY Daily News
Our Teen Pop Stars
One A Tragedy 
The Other A Survivor 
Roger Dawson
His Sunday Salsa Show
WRVR FM Crossed Over
To Different Listeners
May 1975 
Enter Amherst College
August 29, 1975
Declare Theater Arts Major
Third Day on Campus
Live at 209 James Hall
on  WAMH 1975 
 PALANTE! 1975  
We Bring Spirits to Amherst College 
Guest Appearance Alana Label
My First Poem
March 1976
Edited by 
John G. Russell Ph.D.
Gifu University
Move Into The Zoo
Amherst College
September 1976
"Again" November 1976
B&W 3:30 Music Video-Dance Film
Directed and Produced
by John Coles Amherst '79
Consultant On 
Amherst Experience 
John Coles Film 
The Palante Series Ran 
At Amherst College From 1975-2004 

Thank you Alana La Bel for providing yet another program from the PALANTE! Series we launched at Amherst College in 1975 (Pictured here is the April 1977 program. PALANTE ran at Amherst College from 1975-2004. )  In May of 1977 I joined Latin NY Magazine and was soon reporting and participating in the Salsa and Loisaida Arts scene including encounters with punk rockers and early hip hop artists MOVE TO MANHATTAN June 1977
31 Nagle Avenue
#6M in Fort George
In June 1977 This Apartment 
Went For $120.00 A Month
LAST LISTED AT $247,500 
As A Coop Apartment 2013

My Introduction to the  
Lifestyle 1977
I first go to CBGB's in July 1977 after making the rounds of the Latino Underground Arts scene concentrated between 3rd and 8th Street off Avenues A and B. And there on a Sunday Night I first see Television - whose rock I understand better than the Ramones. I meet the Long Island punk trailblazers at WAMH in Amherst College a year earlier when they play a chaotic concert at the school. In due time I witness Blondie, The Patti Smith Group, the Talking Heads, The Dead Boys, The Dictators and The Heartbreakers.  The only rule was the acts were to play only original music –- no covers, although The Ramones snuck them in occasionally (as did The Replacements). This had less to do with the club’s originality and much more to do with CBGB's fear of having to pay ASCAP royalties. I played there as Gang Bang Bang in 1984 backed by musicians from the Bronx Webster Avenue live Rock Scene that stretched from 238th street to Fordham Road. 

Two CBGB's performers impacted the frenetic style I would later employ as alter egos Little Otis and El Extreme.  Richard Hell of Television and David Byrne of Talking Heads. Byrne because of his singing (he doesn't have a huge range but knows how to bend and stretch his notes to add a unique style to the Talking Heads songs. 
David Byrne - Toni Basil
Richard Hell is just pure over the top performing (like Little Richard on Crack) but inherently apparent that he is in control of that character via his playing. It's no surprise that later in life he beccomes a successful author.


Interview Subject For

Elizabeth Swados  had a bit of a moment in the 1970s and early '80s. She's much less of a name now, and if you've heard of her at all, it may be because of her 1979 musical "Alice in Concert," which starred Meryl Streep and was adapted for a 1982 television broadcast. "Runaways" opened at the Public in the spring of 1978 before transferring to Broadway in May; it closed on December 31. Swados wrote the score and book, directed and choreographed -- and scored Tony nominations for them all. She also played guitar in the band. The ensemble cast included Josie de Guzman (who played Sarah Brown in the 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls") and the underrated Trini Alvarado, who went on to star in the 1980 movie "Times Square." Last but not least, the biggest name in the original cast was Diane Lane, then 13. She was in the Public production but didn't make the Broadway transfer because she took a lead role in the movie "A Little Romance." Swados found her actors in various NY locations: playgrounds, high schools, community groups. Then they all collaborated on the book, with several company members getting songwriting credits. In "Free for All," the Public's oral history, Lane recalls that "we made the play from scratch, together, out of the kids sitting around telling their personal stories" -- though producer Craig Zadan, then working at the Public, also specifies that it was very clear there was one person in charge, and it was Swados.

The First Recording 
Arrangement: Luis Chaluisan
Dave Johnson: Guitar
Peter Kilbrew: Bass
Luis Chaluisan:
Piano-Conga Vocal
Disco Version 
Arrangement: Papo Vazquez 
Papo Vazquez Trombone
Willie Williams Sax
El Extreme Vocals
Funk Rock
Arrangement: Luis Chaluisan 
La Gran Orquesta El Extreme
Gangster Rap Version
Arrangement: Brian Tully
Gang Bang Bang

Hard Rock Version
Arrangement: Luis Chaluisan
El Extremes Electric Cabaret 

Meet Mr Salsa 
For The First Time
January 1977 
At El Teatro El Porton
Latin NY Amateur Night
Felix Romero Isa Diaz 1977 
Read Lefty Barretto's  
Nobody's Hero 
Spring 1977
He was to become a Mentor and Friend
 Lefty on Left - Soledad on Right 
The Genius Producer Of Alegre
And Another Mentor
June 1977
"Loisaida" As I Witness It in 1977-79 

101 Avenue A 1977

Young Lord Eddie Figueroa became a mentor in 1977 when I visited his Arts Center "The New Rican Vilage. Eddie Figueroa was typical of his Nuyorican generation in that he was a man of the street, a picaresque figure whose narrative combined the hustler’s pregón and the semi-intellectual air of the counterculture.  "The Arts is a way for us to express  our culture, our beliefs to a large audience. Our main philosophy is about personal growth. People developing their own potentilities. Their capacities learning who theyare, how this operates .. psychology. For example, we start working on a play by Pedro Pietri in a couple of weeks. Pedro is by far one of our more important writers. He's always been ahead of the curve. He's   very laid back and a lot of people can't understand what it is seeing things from their points of view but he's a visionary. His stuff is out there.  He shows relationships well, the ridiculousess and the tragedy of our relationships. Jesus is Leaving is an example of this but it wasn't executed well. The actors didn't put that across but the script did.  He has a play that just closed called The Living Room which is about mental illness and the piece that we're going to do What Goes Down Must Come Up which is about relationships. More things are hapening on radio than TV for us. The music on radio and a lot of the happenings that are ocurring now are being documeted on radio, not TV. I see cable TV as going to develop in the future for us. The focus moving into the eighties is more personal. If you want to call it politics it would be the politics of responsibilty. Are we going to be responsible  for the space that we occupy? Are we going to be responsible for educating ourselves in developing our own awareness and getting at the root of what it is?"   The New Rican Village is a music driven venue that features guerilla salsa by Conjunto Libre. While punk rock and new wave bands like The Talking Heads, Blondie and Kid Creole develop around them in the East Village, the Gonzalez brothers explore Afro Caribbean rhythms as reactionary head music with the New Rican house band. Andy and Jerry Gonzalez (Conjunto Libre) lead a pack of musicians who carve a special niche of their own in Latin music history. They perform each Thursday night. Flute player Nestor Torres, pianist Hilton Ruiz and saxophonist Mario Rivera (with his Salsa Refugees) stand out. Nestor is fresh from Puerto Rico. Nestor got here four years earlier with his family. A conservatory-trained musician who studies with Alberto Socarras (the first jazz flute solo on record is attributed to Socarras in 1928), Nestor Torres is a delight to meet and related to my father’s side of the family. His tone is pure. He plays the flute percussively dancing on top of the conga rhythms as a butterfly darts over a field of lilies. The genius of Nestor and bassist Andy Gonzalez is how they develop a musical language while they play. Each anticipates the others rhythmic patterns, notes, key changes while locked in a unique conversation of beats. When the music between Andy and Nestor is really happening there’s a deep communication that occurs where the two are one  in touch with their most inner selves. Their signature piece is a bass/flute duet entitled Tres Palabras -- Three Words. Their sound could be translated just as simply in three words: It was heavy. 
The Holy Grail At Latin NY

I meet him covering an appearance at Fordham College Lincoln Center. He splits a bill with ORQUESTA CIMARRON fronted by the tremendous Rafael De Jesus and develop a casual acquaintance. He is a very affable man. Obviously high but emanating a strange sort of spirituality. From the few conversations I have with him and encounters when I fall deep in the life with a West Indian Posse in my neighborhood during the mid eighties, I come to the conclusion what a bitch it is to be a professional Salsa Star. Not a life I ever want. At the same time my devotion remains intact to his career. Buy every album and learn to sing Salsa by memorizing ten of his songs. I am in Tucson when he passes away. It pretty much bums out the musicians I am playing with at the time. I'm not ashamed to say I cry for a 45 minutes straight the night of his death. The kind of cry where you can't catch your breath - sollosando. RIP Papito. Love you madly.

Hector Lavoe reflexiona sobre su carrera
Issue I Was Hired
 Cover Story Report 
On Los Papines 1977
Meet Pedro Pietri 
And The Original 
Nuyorican Poet-Arts Scene 
At 503 East 6th Street 
While on Assignment
July 1977 
Is a frequent visitor to Latin NY
While He Is On Broadway
With Zoot Suit
Eléments bibliographiques : CHALUISAN, Luis. 1978. 
"Mongo's Magic spell".
Latin NY (April 1978) : 20-23, photos. 
La composition la plus célèbre de RS est certainement
Afro-Blue dont l'interprétation de John Coltrane domine le lot de
la vingtaine d'enregistrements qui en a été faite, même celui de
Count Basie et celui de Dizzy... mais c'est une question de goût.
D'autres compositions - moins connues sans doute - sont intéressantes
Yambú, Mi guaguancó. Quand on compile les enregistrements, on constate
que RS a enregistré seulement deux standards cubains (El Manisero -
Manteca), tandis qu'il a gravé plusieurs tubes de jazz (All the things
you are - Body & Soul - Summertime - You are on my mind).


Invited To Salsa Dance 
with Brooklyn Philharmonic  
By David Amram Premiere Of 
Summer 1977
A Kindness I Gratefully Returned In 2004
Inviting David To Tour 
In Europe 
David Amram's `Upbeat' Memoir 
A Riff On A Full Life 
Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat 
 (Paradigm; 322 pages; $23.95) 
is filled with an almost manic glee, 
a hunger for experience, knowledge 
and kinship that is positively infectious. 
Former Albany Poet/musician 
Luis Chaluisan 
makes an appearance 
in a chapter titled 
"Natural Ambassadors," 
which focuses on Amram's efforts 
in the Latin musical community. 
MICHAEL ECK Albany Times Union

My Editorial Mentors While At Latin NY
Far Left: Soledad Santiago Middle: Piri Thomas 
Next to Piri: Lefty Barretto 1977 

  Felix Romero - Isa Diaz
Performing with Felix Romero's  
Teatro Puerto Rico
 Teatro Otra Cosa Drummers: Performing at 
Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City 1977. 
Teatro Otra Cosa was founded by Felix Romero 
my mentor in Bomba Dancing. 
This was my Creative FAMILY 
and remain my daily inspiration to create.
(Much love l-r Ayoka, Jose Manzo, 
Joe Sircus, Felix Romero and James Cherry)

Favorite Bronx 
Neighborhood Salsa Club

On Tour With Fania All Stars 
In Puerto Rico with  Ruben Blades and Papo Lucca
Relaxing Before Show At Coleseo Roberto Clemente 

Miguel Pinero's 

Solo Singing 
 Christmas Show 
With Teatro Otra Cosa

Marijuana Enters My Lungs As 
Plays In The Background
March 17, 1979
Sunday Night 5:30 PM
Smith College  

Hartford. Connecticut 1979
Chasan Is Born
And The Universe Changed

Aetna Corporate Communications
Associate Producer 
TV Pilot Program 1981
Executive Producer
Putting into Action as a Professional Television Producer what I witnessed and participated in as a writer during my tenure at "LATIN NY" Magazine and the Loisada Arts Scene 1977-1981

WBGU FM 1982-84
The First Band As 
December 1982 
First of 27 LSD Trips
Toledo Rock And Rollers
Who Have A Great Impact
On My Musical-Creative 
The Haircuts with Steven J. Athanas having 
a good ol' time at the Toledo Festival 1982. 
Loved By Millions   

The Wet Shavers 1982 
GIRLAHOLIC Steven J. Athanas
circa 1982
"The Haircuts" balanced the Indie NW Ohio Rock Scene that existed in the early 80's by bringing a distinctive style in their appearance and a razor edged rockabilly sound that neatly complimented the more R&B-Motown New Wave Pop Tunes that The Wet Shavers perform.
Aaron Purdie
I loved playing with the Jump and Jive band
Not only because they were the only swinging
African American Group In NW Ohio
But also because they were true friends. 
Ray Salazar's BLUES CONFIDENTIAL is the first band 
to hire me as a percussionist in 1982. I learned to to sing gutbucket 
blues with the group and play hardcore four sets a night. Plus drink 
like there was no tomorrow. So much so that Ray fired me for taking 
a conga solo in the middle of a slow ballad while playing a gig at 
SPATZ bar in South Toledo (lol). Miss you a lot bro.

Hip Hop Swing 1982 
First Aired WBGU TV 
on Art Beat 
Later Aired in 1983 on MTV "Basement Tapes"
Hosted by: Martha Quinn and
Billy Crystal as Commercial Break Lead in. 
About Basement Tapes:  
MTV would show indie band videos and  
viewers voted for the band they 
thought  deserved a recording 
contract  by calling an 800 number
First Aired WBGU TV 
on Art Beat  


My final article in Latin NY appeared in 1984. One of the major stories that year is La Lupe's Dire Straits. Known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances, she is considered by many to be one of the leading singers in the salsa music genre. She injured her spine in 1984 while trying to hang a curtain in her home; she initially used a wheelchair, then later a cane. An electrical fire made her homeless. This film is of her last performance as a Santera Salsera at a 1984 Benefit held in her honor following the accident. After being healed at an evangelical Christian Crusade, La Lupe abandoned her Santería roots and became a born-again Christian.

 (Crack Posse Memories) 1985-1989
It was with a great sense of trepidation that I returned to the Bronx 
in the spring of 1985. Not because of the neighborhood. I always 
felt safe there. But that fall I was to return to Amherst College for 
my senior year and the place never held any sense of love for me. 
Talk about being a fish out of water. 
It was Spring
I was Blind
 Christine R Cain
My Best Friend At Amherst College
Senior Year-One Of The Reasons I Succeed
Later Graduates  Columbia University
 School of Arts and Sciences PhD
Molecular Biology · New York, New York

Local News Writer 1986
Broadway Criterion 1986
Featured Mambo Dancer 
with My Brother Ron
Maureen Davis Presentation
Head Staff News Writer 1987
Time Warner ACQ
1988 Marketing

 1990 State Senate 
Minority Communications

La Gran Orquesta 1990
Promotion-Promotion-Promotion. I landed a booking at the Albany Music Expo in 1991 without having an actual band by using a tape from my Litle Otis and The  group. I had a month to get ready but I knew a bass player (Mike Persico) and he knew a trio that had just broken off from another band in the area.  Ray "Stingray" Sabater then walked into my life (he was 16 at the time but sneaking into house party dances at the local clubs.) I started talking to him because he was obviously Puerto Rican and when I found out he was a Sabater, I told him him "you're in the band!" We just had to do eight songs at the Music Expo. The easiest solution? We picked out themes (reggae, Blues, Funk, rockabilly, ska and a spoken word piece) set up the chord changes and different keys for each song then jammed ahead into the night. It was a combination of nervousness and sheer panache but we pulled it off and landed a recording deal with Blue Lunch Records that first night plus a great writeup in the local paper.  I convinced a producer from a channel in Albany that we were were from NY and we could do his show in three months.  We needed a promotional tape and the result is what you see here.  My mom always says I can sell coal in hell and I've had a great time shoveling it all just to have a good time!
Iron "Mike" Tyson 
has a swinging club in Albany in 1990. 
I slip him a cassette of  "Joke 'Em" to see
If  we can play there but it's just a disco.
At least he laughs at the title of the LP
A month later he loses the Title 02-11-90
Maybe he should have stayed out of the club more
WCDB FM Live Radio Broadcast
La Gran Orquesta El Extreme 1991
From our First LP 
"Joke Em If They Won't Take A Funk" 
Blue Lunch Records(c) 1990
La Gran Orquesta El Extreme 1991 WCDB FM
Live Radio Broadcast 
We did it all: Radio-TV-Touring-Albums
Drugs-Sex-And Rock and Roll
The Very Best Of La Gran Orquesta El Extreme
Ray 'Stingray' Sabater: Percussion
Brian Tully: Bass
Steve  Gifford: Drums
John Caplis: Guitar
Will  Zwink: Alto Sax
Mark Giammetei: Guitar
El Extreme: Vocals To order CD e mail 347-526-2670

Telemundo Channel 40
1992 Tucson, Arizona
Espiritu Salsa KIIM FM
(KHOT) 1992 
Tucson Arizona 
Salsa Musician In Arizona 1992
Playing Timbales And Vocalist With
About Bubba
I am a Professional Musician 30+ years living in many different areas of the country. I also mentor young musicians and youth involved in drugs and gangs. I am an amputee, due to a Brown Recluse spider bite. I live life to the fullest of my abilities. My motto is siempre pa'lante nunca pa'tras, (always forward, never backwards)
About Rene 

Rene Camacho is an Acoustic and Electric Bassist living in Los Angeles. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Rene received a Degree in Jazz Studies and Composition from The University Of Arizona. While Trombone was his first instrument he always had an affinity for the Bass and in his college years the switch was made. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1996 Rene has had the opportunity to explore many musical ventures, both live and recording. When Rene first arrived to Los Angeles he began working with many Latin artists, most notably, a five year stint with Celia Cruz. There were also brief appearances with artists such as Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez. From there Rene began branching out to different genres such as Jazz, Soul, R&B, Country, as well as Rock. This has enabled him to record and tour with a wide variety of artists from different musical backgrounds. Such artists include Sergio Mendes, Ry Cooder, Kevin Eubanks, Oscar Castro Neves, Angelique Kidjo, Linda Ronstadt, Carol Welsman, Raul Malo (The Maveri ks), Rickie Lee Jones, Juan Gabriel, The Fifth Dimension, The Pointer Sister, Dean Brown, Susie Hansen, and Rebeca Mauleon. Rene continues to actively tour with Draco Rosa, Kevin Eubanks, Robben Ford, Canadian Pianist Carol Welsman and record with artists from all over the musical world.

(Formerly KCJT )
Yakima Washington
Director Of Development 1993
Official Municipal Doc: Page 6  
"Consideration of Ordinance Authorizing Extension 
Of Cable Television Franchise. Luis Chaluisan is the
Director of Development for KCJT, Channel 17, 
713 West Yakima Avenue, a locally owned 
Spanish television station." 

 WGY 1997 Albany NY 
State Team Champion 1998/1999
Connecticut (5th/7th Place)
in AustinTexas and Chicago 
1998 National Poetry Slam Results
Friday, August 21st, 1998
5th Place Nationally
out of 200 teams:
Ct. State Team
Nov 1999 
Seen performing Johnny Boy 
Chicago Tenth Anniversay 
National Slam Championships
Chicago Theater 
7th Place Nationally
out of 200 teams:
Ct. State Team
Former Website Sold 
To Insurance Entrepreneur
Programming Rebroadasted
New Edge Cabaret 
In 2005 
Jan. 2001

1974 Latin NY Article
By Mr Salsa Izzy Sanabria
That Inspires The Play

 SPIC CHIC (The Play)  
Debut September 18th 2001
La Artista - Maria Hernandez 

 SPIC CHIC Nuyorican Poets Cafe

 With NYC 
Congratulations on 
Success Of Spic Chic
And they are often found not only reading but also acting and singing in their own shows and performance pieces. ''Spic Chic,'' a one-man show opening at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe this month, features poetry, music, drama and monologues to portray Puerto Rican pride in surviving life in the United States. Luis Chaluisan, 44, the show's creator, calls it ''the further adventures of an unrepentant Rican with no self-pity.'' ''You know what a Nuyorican is?'' Mr. Chaluisan asked. ''It's someone who finds solutions. How do I surmount this?''

Chronologcal Development 
Of Spic Chic
From Edenwald Projects Community 
Room To European Tour

First Workshop Performance
Edenwald Housing Projects 
Community Room
September 18, 2001  
Workshop Performance 
Nuyorican Poets Cafe 
November 2001
At Nuyorican Poets Cafe Hi Definition BLIP TV
Compressed Version Below
SPIC CHIC Off Broadway 
Chelsea Playhouse 2002 
Actor, Director, Playwright, Teacher
Founder and CEO of I The Actor.
On The Way to Timbuktu

SPIC CHIC Off Broadway 
Repertorio Espanol 2003 
Luis Chaluisán (Performer/Author, Spic Chic) was born in The Bronx in 1957. After traveling all through the United States he returned to his hometown in 1999 where he currently resides. He graduated from Amherst College, the Loisaida arts scene in 1977. He has worked as writer/editor for The Latin New York magazine, was a reporter/writer for local CBS News stations in Hartford, Connecticut and New York, Bar Band Rock and Roll Bands in the Midwest and Public Television producer in Ohio. He was married, divorced, took a turn with Salsa Bands in the Southwest, morning news writer for a Ted Baxter like anchor, writer for The State Senate in Albany and recording for Blue Lunch Records in upstate New York. He spent those obligatory times in jail for fighting, run guns into Mexico during the early stages of the Chiappas uprising with some crazy Marialito Cubans, collected for a neighborhood bookie, lost his friends to AIDS, witnessed the birth of his daughter (who turns out to himself in high heels). He ran a Telemndo TV Station out west for a goofy white American businessman, married a one legged former call girl whose a dead shot, hosted a couple of FM radio shows, landed in a top ten team twice at the National Slam Poetry Competitions 1998/1999 and finally returned to New York as El Extreme - that Nuyorican poet celebrating his tribe at the local slams. The only thing that saves him in times of trouble or confusion is that he always has a pen and the Holy Trinity -- Family, The Bronx and Ricans -- no matter how strange the situation is.

 Original hand made version by Pedro 
of his En Mi Viejo San Juan. 
My payment for being in 

Despierta America 
Univision NY 2004
 Metroland Art Mumur The Return of El Extreme

According to Phil Williams, Chaluisan is a highly energetic character with a real passion for what he does. And his ability to share that energy and create a buzz is just what Changing Spaces needs. “If there’s no enthusiasm, it really affects our ability to stay open. Luis has really given us a shot in the arm,” says Williams. Chaluisan is no stranger to the Capital Region. The Bronx-raised Puerto Rican artist used to live here in the early 1990s, and you might say that his hit one-man play was born in Albany. His band, La Gran Orquesta El Extreme, debuted at Pauly’s Hotel in 1990 and the compositions they performed that night form the basis of Spic Chic.

On Tour In Germany 
Bonn Opera House 2004
I Am A Cultural Terrorista
Interview mit dem Theatermacher Luis Chaluisan,
der Schauspielerin María Hernández
und dem Komponisten David Amram

Vom 12. bis 20. Juni 2004 fand in Bonn wieder die Biennale für zeitgenössisches Theater statt. In diesem Jahr war das Programm der Theatermetropole New York gewidmet. Als Beitrag der lateinamerikanischen Szene der Stadt präsentierte die Biennale auf der Werkstattbühne des Bonner Opernhauses Spic Chic: Lola Magdalena von Luis Chaluisan. Der New Yorker Theatermacher puertoricanischer Abstammung inszenierte in der aus drei seiner aktuellen Stücke arrangierten Collage einen Parforceritt durch das Leben eines Latinos in der Ostküstenmetropole. Wie im klassischen Schelmenroman schildert der reuelose Puertoricaner ohne Selbstmitleid aus der Perspektive von links unten skurrile Begegnungen sowohl innerhalb der eigenen Community als auch mit dem weißen angelsächsischen Establishment. Ob als Heranwachsender im Konflikt mit dem traditionalistisch angepassten Elternhaus, als Greenhorn unter den literarischen Größen im Nuyorican Poets Café, als Student an einer konservativen Uni, als Nachwuchsreporter fürs Fernsehen oder als Kunde bei einem missionarischen Friseur – überall bringt er mit seinen Fragen und seiner Art alles durcheinander, weil er so gar nicht in die jeweiligen Denk- und Handlungsstrukturen passt. Chaluisans Theater – den größten Teil des Abends stand er alleine auf der Bühne – ist ein Feuerwerk unvorhersehbarer Pointen. Mit einer grandiosen Mimik und Stimmenvielfalt schlüpft er in die unterschiedlichsten Rollen und präsentiert die witzigsten und aberwitzigsten Dialoge. Vom Englischen wechselt er immer wieder zum Spanischen oder zum originär Nuyorican Spanglish. Dieses Spanglish ist, so klärt er die ZuschauerInnen im Nebensatz auf, keine Sprache, denn eine Sprache – so seine wunderbare Definition – is a dialect with an army und a navy. Luis Chaluisan spielt, singt, tanzt, macht Musik und müsste eigentlich nach zwei Stunden fix und fertig sein. Doch das Multitalent meinte, ein Interview sei kein Problem. Direkt nach der Spätvorstellung – noch in Kostüm und Maske – holte er uns in die Garderobe und wartete ungeduldig auf das Einschalten des Aufnahmegeräts. Mit von der Partie waren zwei weitere New Yorker Multitalente: Die dominikanischstämmige Schauspielerin und klassische Geigerin María Hernández, die in einer Szene und einem eingespielten Video im Mittelpunkt stand, und David Amram, einer der ganz Großen der US-amerikanischen Musikszene, ein begnadeter Jazzmusiker und gleichzeitig ein wichtiger klassischer Komponist und international tätiger Dirigent. Er komponierte und spielte die Musik zu Spic Chic: Lola Magdalena. 

German Radio Interview 2004
Maria Hernandez 
BEAUTIFUL from Spic Chic 
Bonn Opera House 2004
Telecinco 5 (Madrid Spain) 2004
 La Mexicaine de la Perforation (LMDP)
Paris, France 2004
 Performance At The Nuyorican Cafe 2004   
Studio Version Filmed  
At Time Warner MNN

Oil Painting by  

Release  Experimental Work 
May 2005

2005 Excerpts

El Extremes Electric Cabaret NYC 
Farewell Performance Easter 2005 

Easter Sunday~What better day than to close a a 25 year playing out live and to do it in a Rock and Roll Chapel? We had played balls to the wall ALL THE WAY! The Adventure didn't stop though. There were new stories to tell and write down. A creative resurrection. El Extremes Electric Cabaret final full performance at original Knitting Factory NYC 2005 The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE). Though primarily known for their venues—both clubs and concert houses located in Brooklyn, Boise, Spokane and Reno—KFE. Also promotes national tours, produces the hit Broadway musical Fela!, operates The Federal Bar Gastro Pub in North Hollywood and is a partner with record labels Partisan and Knitting Factory Records. Another venture, High Adventure Management handles the careers of emerging and critically acclaimed recording artists both in the U.S. and overseas. It is the West Coast artist management wing of KFE.
Ceases Operations  
Programming Rebroadasted
and Rebranded as
New Edge Cabaret 
In 2005 
November 2005 
Launch 24/7 
Community Television
via Internet 
TV News, Local Events 
and Special Programs 
Focusing on 
10467-10469 Neighborhood

Move To Mayaguez Puerto Rico 
August 2007 

Plaza De Colon Poetry Series
Mayaguez Puerto Rico
September 2007 
Jesus "Chu" Matos 
Dr. Linda Rodriguez Ph.D. 
El Extreme

University Of Puerto Rico Student Poets
Recinto Mayaguez 
Plaza De Colon

Cervantes Award at the 
First International Congress of Virtual Writers 
sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico 
Nov 2007
Interview About First International Congress 
of Virtual Writers, From Mambo To Hip Hop, 
Spic Chic, Salsa and The Nuyorican Experience.
Nov 2007
Plaza del Mercado de Ponce  
Poetry Series
Ponce Puerto Rico
December 2007
Featured Performer 
Arts And Culture Night 
March 2008
Esta antigua residencia contruída en 1890, imbatible ante los desastres naturales, permanece aún intacta como símbolo de la arquitectura típica del Mayagüez tradicional. Hoy museo, la casa, cuya fachada frontal queda hacia la calle Méndez Vigo, fue lugar de cultivo del arte y la cultura. Diseñadaen estilo neoclásico criollo, su majestuosa fachada se caracteriza por sus pilastras, cornisas y por sus arcos de medio punto. La residencia tiene acceso tanto a la Avenida Méndez Vigo como a la Mckinley. Uno de los acceso a la residencia es a través de la escalera lateral con zaguán que lleva al patio interior con galería. Su distribución interior es amplia y espaciosa. Cabe señalar que albergó la Sede de la Audiencia de Mayagüez, donde se reunían personas ilustres de la talla de José de Diego, quien en el 1899 presidió esta prestigiosa entidad judicial. Horario: lunes - viernes 8:00am - 4:30pm Calle Méndez Vigo 104 Este Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Tel. (787) 832-7435
March 2008 
Lunch at El Quiote Restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood. 
Left to Right Linda Rodriguez-Guglielmoni, Luis Chaluisan, 
Ishmael Reed, Tony Spiller and Miguel Algarin.
In late 2008,  Steve Cannon's Fly by Night Press 
(a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes, NYC) 
opted to publish a compendium of poetry, photos, 
artwork, comedic essays and short stories dating 
back to 1975 under the title of Spic Chic 
(The Adventures of the Last Nuyorican), 
written by Luis Chaluisan (aka El Extreme).
Spic Chic Book Signing
August 2009

 Spic Chic Interview Excerpt August 10, 2009
The Value of Anger. I talk candidly about the 
edgy aspect of my Nuyorican writers experience 
including having to retrieve his door receipts at the 
Nuyorican Café at gunpoint, being hounded by the 
FBI and NY Antiterrorist Squad and the seeds of 
the Lola Magdalena story. Excerpt from Interview 
by Sissy Gameche on Channel 57 Time Warner

Return To Live In  Toledo Ohio
February 2010

WEPAwebTV Begins Broadcasting Live 
Events From  Ground Level Coffee House 
January 26, 2010

 Radio Simulcast
Papo Vazquez: Trombone 
Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez: Drums 
El Extreme: Vocals 
Settle In Bowling Green Ohio
August 2010
Launch Espiritu Salsa Radio Show 
and Network

WEPAwebTV presentation
Maryland Institute College of Art  
September 19, 2010
Highlights from WEPAwebTV presentation for 
Africana Storytelling Class/series taught by 
Professor Cheznia Thompson PH.d 
Maryland Institute College of Art About
Sentinel Tribune Article

 Doesn't even take a question to get Luis Chaluisan started. 
The words come in a colorful torrent with the humor   
and eloquence of a practiced performer 
and poet whose stage name is El Extreme
 The producers of a BG-based online television station focusing on arts, activism and multicultural issues in Northwest Ohio are set to launch a spinoff station in South Toledo focusing on Latino issues.WEPAwebTV, which broadcasts free in high-definition via, has attracted nearly 800,000 viewers with its mix of local and national original programming since it started in March 2010, said co-producer Luis Chaluisan.
Lecture on Nuyorican Literature and 
selections from SPIC CHIC and 
Newricane at BGSU - Grad Students 
and Dr. Francisco Cabanillas Ph.D. April 2011

Funkamambo Lineup
Sir Sweet Dick Willie Mambo - drums
Coconut Sid Mambo - turntables
Da Mayor Funkalot Mambo - keyboards
Lola Mambo - High Heels
Cheddar Mambo - lookout
Raheem The Magnificent Mambo - tympani drums
Double D Mambo - Vocal Chords
Basso Mambo - bass

Thursday, 04 October 2012 
When Salsa Magazine honored the top Latin music
 perfromers, it tapped resources in Bowling Green to 
do so. Local disc jockey and web TV producer 
Luis Chaluisan with Maria Hernandez 
helped promote the competition. 
The Value Of 
Mr Salsa In My Life 

Y ahora unas palabras 
de nuestro patrocinador
"Mr. Salsa" Izzy Sanabria 
Mr. Salsa's Blog 

Hi Def Version
► 27:26  
IN HI DEF: A WEPAwebTV/Barrio SETV Co-Production 
 Planet Lovetron In Top Ten
(NW OHIO) out of 473 Acts 
Planet Lovetron Adds Musical 
Tones to El Extreme
Planet Lovetron Overall 

Reverbnation Chart Position 
Mr Salsa's Planet Lovetron with El Extreme

The Best Of El Extreme 2012 
La Orquesta
CD: $10.00
MP3: $5.00

 View CD
Voodoo Trip To New Orleans
Tanga 21 (Studio Version)
Sinthias Temptation
Surfing In The South Bronx
Part Of You (Studio Version)
Dreaming Bettie Page
La Gran Orquesta El Extreme


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The El Extreme Box Set ($70.00 US Dollars)
A 4 DVD 7 CD 5 Book 2 Game 

Offering from Boricua Totem Limited
DVD Collection
1. Live From Madrid
2. Extreme Nippon
3. Gang Bang Bang at CBGBS
4. The Canary Island-Paris-London Chronicles
5. Bonus DVD: Eyewtiness News-PBS 

Documentaries Produced by Luis Chaluisan
CD Collection
1. Joke Em If They Can't Take A Funk
2. The Psychosomatic Latin Blues Of El Extreme
3. Extreme Lo Fi
4. Presenting Little Otis And The Upsetters
5. Hollah!
6. Salsero Rockero
7. Slam Bam
8. Bonus CD: Lola and The Lolettes
Book Collection
1. The Polemic
2. Newricane
3. Spic Chic
4. Armagedon According To Me (Crack Posse Memories)
5. Renaissance Rican
6. Published Articles 1975-2012 from Latin NY to Present
Game Collection
El Extreme's Jungle Challenge - Interactive DVD Game
El Extreme and Lola 

On The Yellow Brick Road - Interactive DVD Game
Renaissance Rican Source Film Material
The only one man show in the world 
with Thirty Guest Performers 
 Papo Vazquez Trombone
Willie Williams Saxophone
Maria Hernandez Spoken Word
Jesus Chu Matos Poet
Claudio Sabino Actor
Duplessy Walker and The Salsa Mambo Dancers
UPR Mayaguez Slam Poetry Team
Nydia Ocasio and Her Salsa Dancer All Stars
Lady Ang Sex Talk
Graciela Spoken Word
Ray Stingray Sabater Percussion
Brian Tully Bass
Kee Kee Elvis Guitar
Maureen Davis Salsa Dancer
John Caplis Guitar/Harp
Mary Panza Spoken Word
Steve 'bam bam' Gifford: Drum
John 'harpo' Caplis: Guitar
Will 'the prince of breeze' Zwink: Alto Sax
Mark 'tron' Giammetei: Guitar
Reverend Juan Montenegro (Juan Almaguer)
Jazzy Stoked (Female Vocals) Jasmine
Hell Billy (drums) Billy Stokes
Automatic Maddox (guitar)
Adam Amram Drums
Paul Decoster Guitar
David Amram Piano/Percussion
Henry Watson Guitar
Pedro Pietri Poet
Cowboy Wilson Guitar/Bass/Keyboards
Ron Wagner Bass
Billy Hanway Guitar
Rasman Norman percussion Vocals
La Gata Negra Exotic Dance
James The Minister Of Alternative- Announcer
El Extreme Vocals/Spoken Word/Percussion/ Composer 
Rocker Roller Rican is the first musical Nuyorican One Man Show 
developed using social networking to create the material 
(as opposed to live workshop performances at traditional venues) 
before its scheduled Premiere in February 2013 
and subsequent tour dates in the United States and Overseas.  
Dedicated to COATI MUNDI 
(Sugar Coated Andy Hernandez) 
I Once Met A Man Who Held My Future 
In His Artistry And I Never Looked Back

Broadcast over our first Community Television Station 
WEPAwebTV 10467 established 2002