How Mexico's border radio fueled America's country music boom

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Yoonji Han
August 25, 2023
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While programs at small radio stations like Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry" and Chicago's "National Barn Dance" helped popularize country music, underground broadcasts from stations in Mexico also played a crucial role in the growth of the genre.

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Lydia Mendoza, mother of tejano music
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