We are exactly $13,365 away from our goal. This is it. Now is the time to give it that FINAL, FINAL push.

We have ALL come so far and so close. Pledges are coming in at a rapid pace, but we still need help.

Lets keep up this momentum, we only have 1 hour left!

Beautiful people and spirits surround us. Here’s how we succeed in the final hours:
*  Double down your pledge,
*  Call, texts or email friends that can give

Let’s wake up tomorrow and look in the mirror and say loud and proud, WE DID IT!

Be part of the movement to keep Oscar’s spirit alive and celebrate Radio Bandido as the first Chicano documentary funded through Kickstarter.

-Pepe & Team Bandido


“That’s when our love will begin to shine.”  Thanks for those words Mr. Pickett. Lets keep it going! Now’s the time. You have til the midnight hour. Call/text/IM your folks, send them our way, we’ll take care of the rest. It’s be done before, it’ll be done again! ¡Vámonos dude!

-Pepe & The RB Team
p.s. I know you’re reading this blog thinking should I or shouldn’t I. You should. Don’t think about it, today’s the day to do it. Help me finish Oscar’s documentary.

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


We have an incentive for educators and teachers to build a special relationship to Radio Bandido and filmmaker Pepe Urquijo.

We are offering for a $100 pledge, the Educator Special which includes:

– a hour classroom Q&A session with filmmaker Pepe Urquijo via Skype or live (travel not included)

– a digital download of Radio Bandido

This film will be a must see in the classroom when discussing contemporary Latino issues of identity, activism, education, and legacy. You can boast to folks that you have an exclusive session with a talented emerging filmmaker for your students. Pepe is a experienced teacher and lecturer. Having worked within the K-12 classroom and with adults, he is the perfect compliment to the film. This is a wise investment that will only be offered through Radio Bandido’s Kickstarter campaign until July 31st, 2011. DONATE TODAY!

Watch Pepe in Discovery Channel’s San Quentin Film School.

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! http://bit.ly/q8JiMJ 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


Posted: July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Radio Bandido needs your help to reach our goal, this is an easy & great way to get the word out.
Put this as your Facebook status by simply cutting & pasting & ¡vámonos!

My friend, Pepe Urquijo, has raised 20% of his goal to finish his documentary, Radio Bandido, which is about the mysterious circumstances of his friend Oscar “El Bandido” Gomez’s death. Let’s help him raise the $18,000 needed in 6 days. Stand up and be a backer of RADIO BANDIDO. For more info about Radio Bandido, click here http://kck.st/radiobandido. . Help bring Oscar’s story to the world, DONATE TODAY!!