Maria Barquin
Network Programming Director
Radio Campesina Radio Network
Maria.Barquin@ChavezFoundation.org
(602) 269-3121 Office

The country's first woman programming director for a Spanish-language radio network, Maria Barquin is a native of Mexicali, Mexico who moved to Phoenix at the age of 14. She earned a bachelor's degree in broadcasting business management from the Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications at Arizona State University. A 14-year-veteran of Radio Campesina, Barquin helped create a cutting-edge third option radio format, combining educational and musical components to attract and maintain a large and loyal audience. Using Radio Campesina programming, she has helped execute numerous large-scale charity drives and educational events. Moreover, as the programing director for the network, Barquin strives to maintain Radio Campesina involved in civic and lobbying activities that benefit the community, as well as coordinate health fairs, activities with local schools and community groups.