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Lets find out and put your money on the $17,000 crazy idea.  ¡Vámonos dude!

For the past 36 days you’ve heard us make you offers you couldn’t refuse, you’ve seen parts of the documentary, you’ve been riding shotgun with us as we cruise down Post Production Blvd of RADIO BANDIDO.  Well, sad to say our fun rides about to be over on Sunday at midnight (EST).  But before we embark on our final stroll this weekend we NEED to pick up mas gente.  But we need firme gente, not the ése’s & ésa’s that simply want to tirar cruise without chipping in for gas and only “Like” or “Share” our project.  The time’s come for YOU to donate.

Let me put the “cruising” motif aside momentarily.

Our film is in serious danger of not being completed if we don’t raise the $22,000 by Sunday. Kickstarter works is in a very Vicente Fernandez way, we either reach “todo” or we get “nada“. Meaning if we only raise $21,000 we get $0.  Can you see why reaching $22,000 is so crucial now?  I hope so.  Unfortunately there is no recalibration and no deadline extension.  It is what it is but the fight is far from over and we have plenty of time to raise the feria.  Did you know over $20,000 was raised overnight and another doc project raised over $215,000 (overall).  It can be done!  Just like finding a Mexican on every block of mexhaTTan. 🙂

PLEASE, take a second and watch the Radio Bandido trailer.  If the spirit moves you after viewing it, lets cruise! and support our efforts to finish Oscar’s story.  Can you think of a better way to end your July than becoming a backer to a meaningful and uplifting documentary?  Besides, it’ll look awesome on your social resume this weekend!

-Pepe Urquijo & Team Radio Bandido
p.s. Spread this message far & wide with everyone you know who believes in hearing, telling and sharing stories of our unsung community heroes.  Here’s how:



I met Oscar during my suit against the university of California system that we won but only after the UC spent $5 million trying to malign me and the Chicano movement. Our narrative was kept alive by students such as Oscar who believed in Chicano studies. They would travel the length of California recording interviews and our side of the narrative. It is now up to this generation to memorialize activists such as Oscar who died tragically and is remembered only by a few. He serves as an inspiration and his story will inspire a generation of students who did not live through his experiences. Tragically as we get away from the 60s and 70s people are forgetting the sacrifices made by idealists such as Oscar who worked for no money recording the struggle of the Mexican people. Oscar’s story is proof that some remember. We must remember.
-Rudy Acuña


Dear Radio Bandido Familia,

We only have 5 days to go and need almost $18k to reach our funding goal, but we know that we can do it!

TODAY, we are offering a special exclusive offering, a special mixtape by Bay Area’s legendary DJ Santero when you pledge at any level.

TODAY! Help us reach our goal AND throw the cruise with Bandido blowing through your system as proof that WE will create his legacy together!

Check out the sample of Santero’s mix! El Bandido vs. Santero Mixtape will be available for you within 24 hours of your pledge.

Spread the word far and wide and stay tuned!

-Pepe and Team Radio Bandido

By this time next week I hope to be writing you a grand email full of enthusiastic love & joy for the spirit of giving, as if it were Christmas in August. But next week feels as far away as December right now. Actually a little snow right now in NYC wouldn’t hurt.

I know it looks impossible, I know it seems as if (more…)


Yup we have 13 days to make a miracle happen. It wouldn’t be the first time something like this is done.  For instance Mosquita y Mari made by fellow homegirl Aurora Guerrero, met their goal hours before the deadline and now they are filming and well into their production schedule.  ¡Felicidades M&M Team!  Also, just the other night, two cool cats Nick & Ranko making Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story about a futbol’r who had to leave his own country just to be recognized by (more…)

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The second of a series of special broadcasts of La Onda Xicana with a special collaboration with contemporary DJs for the documentary Radio Bandio. This mix is with KPFA’s DJ Aztec Parrot from Radio 2050. Oscar breaks down how the educational system is not designed to educate us about our raices. For more info visit Radio Bandido.

“Dyrell was local to the Vacaville area and took us on a little tour of sorts on the way to SF.”
 -Duane Tut

Today , we share this picture of Oscar and his friends which was taken moments before a San Francisco road trip.  Clockwise from top, Dyrell, Oscar, Lamont and Duane.

Also, we hear from Judith, one of Oscar’s friends at UC Davis who nurtured a young Oscar into the Chicano moviemiento.  She shares with us how amongst Oscar’s other skills, he knew how to negotiate his friendships and his being.


Bandido returns to the airwaves for La Onda Xicana’s “4th of You Lie”.
DJ Aztec Parrot mixes Bandido’s broadcast with an interview and update on Radio Bandido with filmmaker Pepe Urquijo.  Enjoy and please feel free to leave comments.