Veteran radio host Javier Rivera returns home to Jazz90.1 to share the music he loves every Saturday morning from 6-9 a.m. on Esencia Latina (Latin Essence). Javier joined Jazz90.1 in 2003 and has been involved with the local Latin Music scene for more than 20 years either as master of ceremonies in many festivals, promoter of many music events, and as a DJ all over New York State and Canada. A graduate of St. John Fisher College, Javier’s passion for radio began at age of 12, listening to Casey Kasem’s Top 40 countdown, a huge influence in his style. A Latin music collector and history buff, Javier’s goal is to make Esencia Latina a program not only to enjoy listening salsa music but also to learn about the behind the scenes, the history of the many songs and the contributions of this genre to Latino Culture.

Working hours

  • Saturday
    6 a.m. 9 a.m.