Univision cancels talk show hosted by ‘Piolin’

July 23, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2008 file photo, Mexican-American radio personality Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo records his show “Piolin por la Manana” at a radio studio in Glendale, Calif. Univision Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Spanish-language program has been canceled. Univision did not release the reason for dropping the morning talk show hosted by Sotelo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Univision Radio Network yanked the Spanish-language talk show host known as “Piolin” from the air, canceling his syndicated program that urged listeners to rally for immigration reform and pushed Hispanics to wield their election clout.

Monica Talan, a Univision spokeswoman, on Tuesday confirmed that the morning show “Piolin por la Manana,” hosted by Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, had been dropped. She declined to provide a reason.

Talan said for now, music will be played in the absence of the animated Mexican-born disc jockey whose nickname means Login to read more

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