Congratulatons to Mario Núñez and The Tampa Natives Show on winning a 38th Annual Telly Bronze Award in the category of Public Interest/Awareness.  TBAE is proud to be partnered with such a great host and show.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the best in TV and Cable, Digital and Streaming, and Non-Broadcast Productions.

Watch today's episode of The Tampa Natives Show as Mario show us his prestigous Telly Award and also as he speaks with one of our favorite Ybor City historians, Dr. Wallace “Wally” Reyes.  Historical archictecture, Don Vincente Martinez Ybor, casitas, hispanic culture in the 1800s.  Intriguing topics covered in this episode.    

Dr. Wally Reyes is a native of Puerto Rico and a fourth-generation cigar maker and is even in the Guiness World Records for creating the longest cigar.

He is also the author of “Once Upon a Time in Tampa ... Rise and fall of the cigar industry,” and "Cigar City Architecutre and Legacy..." His books are available in English and Spanish, in paperback and digital format.

The Tampa Natives Show is a unique LIVE cable television broadcast (simulcast online @ TampaNativesShow.com) dedicated to preserving Tampa's history. With new broadcast partner Tampa Bay Arts and Education Network, The Tampa Natives Show will look better and reach more viewers than ever before!