Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, whose new self-syndicated El Show de Piolín will air on two American General Media (AGM) stations starting in January, has also reached a deal with Entravision Communications that will see the program land on 16 stations in 14 markets, starting Monday, January 5. Affiliates include the “Súper Estrella” Southern California trimulcast, setting off rumours of a format change from Spanish Hot AC.
Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, who shot to fame at Univision Radio’s KSCA-FM 101.9 in Los Angeles before abruptly exiting the top-rated regional Mexican station amid sexual harassment allegations in July 2013, will now have his El Show de Piolin heard on two American General Media (AGM) stations: “Radio Lobo” KLVO-FM 97.7/KKIM-FM 94.7, serving the Albuquerque-Santa Fe DMA; and KEBT-FM “96.9 La Caliente” in Bakersfield, Calif.
SBS’s Miami cluster on Monday completed its transition of WXDJ-FM’s “El Zol” Tropical format to 100,000-watt powerhouse WRMA-FM by debuting on WXDJ what may be best-described as a hybrid Tropical/Spanish Contemporary format under the moniker “I-95” – pronounced “Eee-Noventa-y-Cinco.”
More than four months after Univision Radio confirmed the surprisingly abrupt departure from Univision Radio of Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, the company today unveiled the program that will replace Piolin at its regional Mexican flagship KSCA-FM “La 101.9” in Los Angeles–but not on Piolin’s former Texas affiliates.
Renan Almendarez Coello, best known to radio listeners across the U.S. and Northern Mexico as El Cucuy de la Mañana, has signed a syndication deal with Miami-based GLR Networks, owned by Spanish media giant Grupo Prisa. The talk-intensive program, hosted by “The Bogeyman,” is being offered to Regional Mexican stations or stations in markets with a large population of immigrants of Mexican heritage.
Hispanic advertising agencies and consultancies are more vital than ever when connecting marketers and brands to Latino consumers. We live the market. We understand the market. We experience the market. Who else is better equipped to understand the 22-year-old second-generation Hispanic, regardless of where they were reared?
Univision Radio has suddenly pulled the plug on the syndicated Piolin por la Mañana morning show, based at KSCA-FM in Los Angeles.
Why Hispanic radio, and why now? That was the continual theme of the 2013 Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference, which concluded two days of sessions on May 17 that included the participation of group heads, Hispanic advertising industry movers and shakers, and programmers of AM and FM stations serving Latinos across the U.S.
Educating clients on who Hispanic radio listeners truly are was voiced in unison by group heads participating in a “Super Session” at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference, held May 16-17 by the industry trade publication in suburban Miami.
“Radio, depending on where it fits, depends on the mindset of the client.” Those words, spoken by Zubi Advertising vice president of media integration Isabella Sanchez at the just-concluded Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference, summed up the thoughts of buyers and planners who may not consider Spanish-language radio a high priority when formulating their Hispanic media strategies.