Univision: Piolin agreed to leave radio show


Univision Communications, Inc.Univision Radio says Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo agreed to leave the network after a decade-long run. Univision said in a statement that Sotelo aired his final show 7/22. The program was syndicated nationally on more than 50 affiliates.

The statement comes after Sotelo was abruptly removed from the air, shocking listeners of the Mexican-born disc jockey known for helping propel immigrant supporters into the streets in 2006 to protest against an anti-illegal immigration bill. Sotelo, who was recently elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame, said in the statement that he had a great run on Univision.

Word has it (but no confirmation) that Univision let Sotelo go because the company found out he had been building studios across town in a possible effort to self-syndicate at the end of his contract.