About Adan Escobar

adanHello, welcome to El Armadillo Tejano Network website. Thank you for supporting Tejano music and my internet radio. My name is Adan Escobar “El Armadillo” and I live in Walla Walla, Washington. I’ve been active in radio for 46 years and I decided to transition to internet radio where Tejano music is heard anytime anywhere. I would like to tell you a little about myself and how I got started in radio broadcasting.

TexasFirst let me start by telling you how I ended up in Washington State. My family, like many other migrant family workers, traveled to the Pacific Northwest in search of a better life. We used to travel back and forth from Harlingen, Texas in the 70’s but decided to settle in Washington State in 1975. Like many families, we worked the fields of the Yakima valley. I attended schools in Granger, Toppenish, and Zillah, Washington. It was during my high school years when I was introduced to radio broadcasting through a summer youth program for migrant workers. I started out as a board operator in 1976 at a local radio station (KENE-AM) in Toppenish, Washington. After a short time at KENE, I had my own weekend show where I was able to play the music I grew up with in South Texas.

When KDNA-FM Radio Cadena opened, I auditioned to volunteer and then I was hired full time and produced my own radio shows. It was when I was at Radio Cadena when I started getting my radio name “El Armadillo”. I used to start one of my radio shows with the huapango tilted "Solamente En Tejas" by La Mafia. Radio listeners used to forget the name of the program and used to call in and asked, “What time is El Armadillo program on?”.

In 1988 I decided to try my luck at other radio stations and moved to Walla Walla, Washington. I ended up working and volunteering at other radio stations where I kept active in keeping the tradition alive with my weekend Tejano radio shows. Through radio I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many Tejano music artists such as La Mafia, Intocable, Emilio Navaria, Grupo Mazz, Ramon Ayala, and many more others to list, including many Regional Mexican artists as well. It's always been an honor for me to participate as an MC for so many bands and local events. One of my most memorable moments was when I presented Selena Quintanilla in her younger years and presenting Little Joe y La Familia at the Walla Walla County fair. The other memorable moment was when I had the opportunity to present Vicente Fernandez on two occasions. But most of all I enjoy meeting people that like Tejano music and appreciate me as Tejano Radio Broadcaster. Don’t stop supporting Tejano music and keep the tradition alive. God Bless.