Friday, Sept. 13th, Vick Solá was given a “Night of Recognition,” for her thirty years on air with Que Viva La Música, at Side Street in the Bronx. Assemblyman José Rivera presented her with a Proclamation from The City of New York, signed by Joel Rivera, Majority Leader, 15th District, The Bronx. Assemblyman Rivera also presented her with an Orgullo Puertorriqueňo (Puerto Rican Pride) award, complete with New York State seal. Artie Ramos, on behalf of Side Street, a popular Latin music club for decades, presented Solá with a plaque recognizing her three decades of dedication and contribution to salsa music, and musician/DJ “Rey Boricua” Renan Morales gave her a framed photo of herself surrounded by members of the Boricua Legends, who performed, along with the Bronx All Stars, under the direction of Frankie Morales. Many guest artists also jammed.
PROCLAMATION PHOTO: pictured from left to right: Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón, Jr., Orlando Marin, Eddie Montalvo, Vicki Solá, Assemblyman José Rivera and Renan Morales (photo credit: Elsie Barreto)
SIDE STREET AWARD PHOTO: pictured from left to right: Louis Laffitte, Vicki Solá, Frankie Morales, Artie Ramos, Esther Diaz and Anna Arraya-Colón (photo credit: Elsie Barreto)
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Vicki Solá first arrived at WFDU-FM in August, 1981. In the beginning, she hosted a weekly Jazz program, and served as Jazz Music Director for several years. After slipping more and more Salsa and Latin Jazz into these shows, she created her present program, Que Viva La Música, with station management's blessing, in February 1983. Vicki and her long running program provide the New York-metro community with authentic Salsa and Latin Jazz, produced by a singular mix of famous performers, plus artists rarely heard on commercial stations.