Radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, who left his longtime Univision radio show in mid-July, is returning to the airwaves with the launch of a new Spanish-language show on SiriusXM beginning Oct. 18.
"El Show de Piolin," which radio listeners can access for free through Feb. 15, will be introduced at a price point of $5.99 through the SiriusXM Español satellite package. The show will feature news, entertainment, celebrity interviews and callers.
The four-hour morning show will broadcast live Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. pacific time, from the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles with a coast-to-coast reach.
"We don't want any of Piolin's fans to miss a moment of his new show," SiriusXM president and chief content officer Scott Greenstein said in a statement. "They are hungry for his spontaneous, passionate, unpredictable morning show, and they will be able to listen to him from the start on satellite, online and through their mobile devices."
Sotelo's return comes after he and Univision mutually ended their partnership, which left many fans and industry observers wondering why his show was cancelled. Shortly after leaving Univision, one of Sotelo's colleagues, Alberto "Beto" Cortez, accused Sotelo of harassment, saying he endured three years of abuse.
In late August, Sotelo filed a lawsuit against six former Univision employees (excluding Cortez) and their Los Angeles-based attorneys, alleging civil extortion and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In the lawsuit, which does not name Univision either, Sotelo claims that the defendants "attempted to extort $4.9 million from the plaintiff under the threat of publicly embarrassing plaintiff and damaging his reputation by the disclosure of false and misleading allegations."
Sotelo has, for the most part, remained quiet on all fronts except to issue a statement with through SiriusXM, stating he's happy to be starting his new job later this month.