Basque Radio Brings Back Memories
Wyoming – In the early 1900s, Basques started coming to Buffalo, Wyoming from Spain and France. They worked as sheepherders for local ranchers. Beginning in 1956, a Basque radio program aired in Buffalo every Sunday. The show reached the men as they tended sheep in the mountains. Basques in town tuned in to hear their language and their music. The program ended a decade ago. Only a handful of its announcers are still living. And they're links to a time when Basque was spoken on Buffalo's streets and Basque music enlivened its airwaves. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss has the story.