• July 2, 2020

About Us

318 Latino is an online radio that focuses on the Hispanic community of Northwest Louisiana. It is one of the most innovative digital concepts which seeks to integrate digital media, website, mobile applications, social medias, and of course, our online radio into an interactive project that reports local news, immigration, events and more. 318 Latino also makes a direct link with organizations, businesses and individuals that seek to expose their products or services in this market.

Our mission is to build bridges between communities, as well as keep newly arrived Hispanics and residents informed about the options of services, products, entertainment, education, culture, health, events, active leaders, etc. We wish that every Hispanic who visits, listens or connects with us, gets the information they need to make their day-to-day life more pleasant. 318 Latino is a bicultural and bilingual blog in a platform adapted to the new way of communicating to our Hispanic community.

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Our Team

Briant Garcia


Also known as Mexboy. He has more than 8 years of experience in radio and over 4 years in photography and video. García oversees the controls, digital media management, production and most of the contents of 318 Latino. Mexboy undoubtedly adds that jovial touch and connection with the millennials in its bilingual and bicultural way of bringing new ideas and points of view that connect with other generations. Mexboy is currently studying mass media communication at BPCC and works for different magazines as a photographer.

Orlando Rodríguez


He is a graduate of the Autonomous University of San Luis, in the journalism career. He has been working since 1994 focused on local, political, paranormal and social news. Conductor of several radio and television programs, as well as magazine editor and now focused on digital news, produces and leads 318 Latino News, and Informativo TX. He has been recognized by several organizations for his professionalism and journalistic career throughout the years.

Javier Jairo Rivera

Anfitrion de “Charlando con la Ley”

El Oficial Jairo Rivera, Nacido en Barranquilla, Colombia, Llego a los estados unidos en el año 197, se mudó a Luisiana en el 2002 y desde entonces se ha dedicado al servicio público por lo cual se unió a la fuerza de policía a actualmente sirve en el rango de cabo en la oficina del sheriff de la parroquia Caddo. El Oficial Rivera también sirve en las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos como médico de combate. Es un estudiante de la justicia criminal, y ayuda traduciendo en casos en los cuales los involucrados no hablan español. El Oficial Rivera comenta que su inspiración al servicio público proviene de la palabra, y nos da el ejemplo de Marcos 9:35 – Entonces él se sentó y llamó a los doce, y les dijo: Si alguno quiere ser el primero, será el postrero de todos, y el servidor de todos.

Marcial Avelar

He is a recognized entrepreneur in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. He is the owner of “Avelar y Asociados”, a company dedicated to the sale of insurance, filing taxes and processing of migratory documents. Marcial is the host of “Avelar Informa”, an educational and entertaining program that focuses on informing Hispanics about political news, legal, immigration laws, taxes and other topics of interest to Latinos. Avelar, through its support to the Mobile Consulates, has direct contact with the community and this service helps hundreds of Mexicans to acquire legal documents from their country. Marcial has been the winner of several awards for his business career and service to the community.

Marilú Rodríguez

She graduated from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí. For more than 15 years, she has helped the community in the health sector. She has worked in organizations such as YWCA, Santa Catalina among multiple churches and running health fairs. For the past 9 years she has worked at the Martin Luther King Clinic as a Health Counselor and one of her main goals is to educate Hispanics about the effects of medications and what are the best ways to ingest them as well as giving general information and about health and disease prevention and health care for Hispanics. She has been conducting her show “Hablando de Salud con Marilú Rodríguez” for over 4 years, focusing on four aspects: Mental, physical, spiritual and nutrition. She is an icon in the Hispanic community and is recognized for helping hundreds of people in this community with their health programs. She has continued to win several recognitions, among them that of Community Leader