ONDA MUSIC (Tejano/Chicano)





Crazy Chuy Hernandez
The Godfather of Tejano Soul


Crazy Chuy Hernandez, inducted into the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame in August of 2003 and the recipient of the "Living Legend Award" at the 3rd Annual Tejano Connection's Music Awards in May of 1998, began his professional musical career in 1963 at the age of 12 as a drummer with his brother Refugio in a Rock & Roll band.  In 1966, influenced by the Tex-Mex sounds of the Legends, Little Joe and Sunny Ozuna, Chuy joined The Sun-Lites (Tex-Mex Orquestra) and has never looked back.

His career spans more than 45 years as a musician with Los Latinos,Chayo Luna y Sus Tres Reales, The Organization Band, The Laymen Gospel Quartet and many more.  He has, on numerous occasions, performed as special guest drummer with grupos such as Fandango U.S.A, Texas Latino, Johnny Bustamante & L.A. Band, Conjunto Villarreal, plus many more.

In 1977, Crazy Chuy still very active as a musician, also became a radio broadcaster beginning his radio career at KXCL 108.5FM with his Chicano Express Show where he played Chicano and Tejano music til 1979 and then again in 1982 thru 1984.

In the 1980's, due to legal blindness, Chuy left performing with bands and became a radio announcer with KUQQ 1540 AM in Ft.  Worth, Texas where he earned his radio name of Crazy Chuy for his humor and wild antics on the airwaves.  In 1983-84, he produced and hosted The Chicano Express on cable television in Dallas.  In 1985 he came to KBEC 1390 AM, and produced a Tejano show called Chicano Express, where he promoted Tejano music of the present and Chicano classics of the past until 1996. 

 In 1988, Crazy Chuy presented Selena her first Female Entertainer of the Year Award at the 8th Annual Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas.  In 1994-1996, he, with Joe Herrera,  co-produced and hosted Tejano Music Videos in the D/FW metroplex.  Later he, with another living legend, Super Loop Figueroa, worked together at KNON 89.3 FM in Dallas. 

Numerous awards adorn his office wall such as the Tejano Connection's Living Legend Award, 1998, Hispanic Broadcaster's Association Most Promising Deejay, 1992, and most recently he was inducted into the prestigious Tejano R.O.O.T.S Hall of Fame, 2003. There are also  many  awards from civic organizations, bands, and car clubs for his contributions on working to raise funds for scholarships, and youth gang preventions.

In November of 2007, Crazy Chuy was presented with a Proclamation from the State of Texas Senate for his longevity, love, and devotion to Tejano Music.

Presently, Crazy Chuy is still very involved in the music world with his new Chicano Express Radio Show the First Tejano Music Radio Formatted Program on the internet, coming online in 1999, and still broadcasting great Tejano and Chicano Music at:


                  Check it out, you'll be glad you did. 





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Chicano Express ENT
3450 So. IH-35E, #142
Waxahachie, Texas 75165