It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Micaela “Chata”Gutierrez joined her ancestors Tuesday morning, December 17, after her 5-year battle with cancer. Chata has been with KPOO since the beginning, when she was only 18 years old. She was a wonderful DJ and an even more wonderful person.On Saturday, December 21, during what would have been her show, people came to the station to pay tribute to their friend. Their words spoke more eloquently than we ever could.
- Mission Latin Radio Legend Chata Gutierrez, 1953 – 2013, Courtney Quirin, Mission Local, December 17, 2013.
- R.I.P. Legendary Mission Salsa DJ Chata Gutierrez, Ian S. Port, SF Weekly, December 18, 2013
Services will be held on Sunday, December 29th, 2-6PM at Driscoll’s Mortuary, 1465 Valencia St, San Francisco.