Every Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., Sabados Tropicales
features a cultural calendar in a combination of rapid-fire Spanish and English with a selection of salsa, meringue and cumbia
from Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Panama. Hosts Matthew "Mateo" Mulcahy (originally from Chicago, of Mexican and Irish descent), who has been with the show 11 years, and Yuri Collazos (of Panamanian lineage), who has been with the show eight years, play a combination of their own musical selections, requests from listeners and what they believe to be the most current and popular music for their appreciative audience. Although the St. Louis area has a growing Hispanic population, about half of the show's listeners are non-Hispanic.