Henry Guerra, known as the "Voice of San Antonio," broke ethnic barriers in radio and television as a Mexican-American broadcaster for more than half a century.
He was born in San Antonio in 1918. At the age of 21, he became the first Mexican-American announcer to use his own surname at a major English-language radio station in Texas when he began his career at WOAI Radio in November 1939.
Ten years later, he made history again when WOAI-TV made its first televised newscast, with Guerra as the city's first Mexican-American television announcer.
He garnered a long list of broadcast credits including his epic WOAI radio series, "The Thirteen Days of the Alamo" and the series of radio and TV programs, "Henry Guerra's San Antonio".
He retired from WOAI in 1992 and passed away in 2000 at the age of 82. We remember Henry with his trademark sign-off, "Good night, y muy buenas noches".
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