A new Univision Radio morning program, which replaces the former "El Piolin de la Mañana," launched this week in Los Angeles and is scheduled to feature regional Mexican singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz as one of the first major on-air guests.
The new show, "El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo" or "The Good, the bad and the Ugly," debuted on Monday on KSCA-FM (101.9), the former home of Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo whose show was cancelled during the summer.
Shortly after Sotelo's show was terminated, as previously reported on Billboard.biz, the popular Spanish-language radio personality was accused of sexual harassment. Sotelo has denied the allegations.
Sotelo, who was recently inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, has since moved on to another show on SiriusXM.
Univision executives have mostly declined comment on Sotelo's departure, but they did acknowledge that they were looking for new hosts to fill in the gap left by the cancellation of Sotelo's show.
The new program features Sylvia del Valle, Andres Maldonado and Raul Molinar. The trio participate in general talk about everything from pop culture to general interest stories, while the station's musical focus is on regional Mexican music. The program airs in several markets around the country.
Ortiz, who recently released the album "Archivos de Mi Vida" (Archives of My Life), is one of the first major recording artists to appear on the new show. The program can also be heard online.