USRN adds “Sabado Picante with Carmen”


United Stations Radio Networks has added a new weekend programming option titled Sabado Picante (Spicy Saturday) starring Carmen, with WQHT, New York (Hot 97) as the first affiliate.   Carmen, who also has a fully-produced prank call feature currently airing in 50 markets including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Dallas, has been with USRN since 2006. 

Sabado Picante is delivered in a new programming format that provides the tools for stations to create their own comedy-driven and “Hollyweird” weekend show featuring bits and other elements from one of the network’s most popular comedic characters.  Affiliates of receive access to a large, weekly menu of voice tracks and production elements from which they can build their own weekend program around the Carmen character.   While the Carmen elements include gossip, interviews, comedic news updates and more, stations can control all musical content and format clocks for the show locally.   The name Sabado Picante (Spicy Saturday) is a parody of the title of the television show, Sabado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday).

Carmen has been a fixture on the morning shows at KMEL, San Francisco, KIIS, Los Angeles with Ryan Seacrest, and currently at Hot 97 in New York