- Friday 11pm-Saturday 2am
The Mambo Machine is the longest running salsa show in New York City. Jose "Cheo" Diaz founded the program in 1971, and retired from hosting it thirty years later. The show started out as more of a mambo/Latin jazz show, as Monday and Wednesday night already had salsa covered. In its present version the show plays a wide spectrum of Afro-Latin rhythms, combining new and old into an exciting and elegant mix.