LA Times: Univision Drops National “Piolín” Radio Show

Jul 23, 2013
9:19 AM

The Los Angeles Times reported that Univision has cancelled the “Piolín” radio show:


Univision Radio Network has dropped “Piolín por la Manana,” the wildly popular, nationally syndicated Spanish-language morning radio talk show hosted by Southern California-based Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, a Univision spokesperson confirmed.

No reason has been given for the reported dropping of the show, which airs on dozens of radio stations in more than 20 U.S. states. Piolín has not posted to his Twitter account in two days.

The show’s last tweet was an RT from a fan, who said in Spanish that the show must go on in an online format:

Another tweet was an RT from a Univision radio host who was proud to be in the same category as the LA-based show:

The LA Times report also added:

Piolín, a native of the Mexican state of Jalisco who arrived in the United States as a teenager without working papers, closely identifies with his core audience of Mexicans and Mexican Americans. He is widely credited with using his program as a bully pulpit to urge his listeners to turn out for the massive pro-immigration-reform marches that took place in Los Angeles and other cities in the mid-2000s.

What do you think of the Univision move?