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Raoul Hernandez

School of Journalism and Media

San Francisco native Raoul Hernandez arrived in his mother’s hometown of San Antonio on July 3, 1992, two weeks out of graduate school and intent on making a living writing about music. After moving to Austin in 1993 and becoming Music Editor at the Austin Chronicle in 1994, all the usual suspects stacked up – periodical work (Cream, NME, Decibel), music promotion (Austin Music Awards), television (all four local networks). By contrast, nothing usual transpired when discussing God with Ornette Coleman, falling into the arms of Smokey Robinson, and receiving an unsolicited phone call from Robert Plant.