Photo: Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo
Popular Spanish-language radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo signed a contract with Sirius XM Radio just days after leaving Univision Radio abruptly due to charges of sexual harassment.
Sirius XM announced Tuesday in a communique the creation of the new entertainment station Piolin Radio, which will include Sotelo’s live morning program “El Show de Piolin.”
“Building on the fast wit and humor he is known for, ‘El Show de Piolin’ will include lively discussion of the day’s events, surprise interviews with celebrity guests, listener call-ins, pranks, music and much more,” the satellite broadcaster said.
“I can’t wait to fly free and for the first time be truly available coast-to-coast,” Sotelo said.
“I am excited that my listeners will be able to tune in to Piolin Radio at home, in the car or anywhere mobile,” he said.
Sotelo’s syndicated Univision show, which managed to become the program with the biggest audience in multiple markets nationwide, made a sudden exit from broadcasting in late July after a 10-year run and with neither the company nor the host providing any reason why the show was canceled.
The Los Angeles Times reported, however, that the decision stemmed from accusations of sexual harassment against the show host by an ex-fellow worker.
Sotelo, recently named to the National Radio Hall of Fame, rejected the accusations.