Words on a Wire is an hour-long weekly radio program covering fiction, poetry, the writing community, and the publishing world.
The program was started in 2011 by Daniel Chacón and Benjamin Alire Sáenz professors in the bilingual M.F.A. program at the University of Texas, El Paso. It has the distinction of regularly featuring Latino writers and artists.
Produced by KTEP in El Paso, Texas, the program is broadcast Sunday mornings in the El Paso, Texas area and is also available by streaming media and as a free weekly podcast.
The show regularly features interviews with writers from across the country. Past guests and contributors have included Francisco Aragón, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Camille Dungy, Cornelius Eady, Dagoberto Gilb, Rigoberto González, Chang-Rae Lee, U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Juan Felipe Herrera, Garrett Hongo, Dorianne Laux, Sheryl Luna, Howard McCord, Carmen Giménez Smith, Brian Turner, and Sergio Troncoso and CD Wright.