Less than a month after having his long-running, nationally syndicated show cancelled by Univision, radio personality Eddio “Piolín” Sotelo will launch his own channel on SiriusXM, which will include his own daily show, “El Show de Piolín.”
“I’m honored that SiriusXM believes in me,” said Sotelo in a press release. “As I tell my listeners, we come to this country to triumph! Now that I’ve reached a new level, I’ll be doing it on the biggest possible radio platform. I’m anxious to be truly heard for the first time coast to coast.”
“Piolín’s fans at a national level are loyal and support him and we’re excited to welcome him to SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, president and chief of content for SiriusXM. “Piolín wil bring subscribers and advertisers.”
Piolín’s show will run four hours live, in the same format he had at Univision. “El Show de Piolín” will include news, interviews, guest stars, banter and music. Both the show and the Piolín Radio channel will launch in the next few months.
Piolín joins SiriusXM’s roster of 10 Spanish-language satellite channels covering music, entertainment, sports and talk.
Sotelo’s nationally syndicated show was cancelled abruptly last month by Univision after a colleague accused him of “Physically, sexually and emotionally” harassing him for three years.
One week after the accusations surfaced, Sotelo issued a statement stating they were untrue.
The influential radio personality acknowledges that he and Cortez were friends for more than a decade and "it saddens me that he has resorted to making baseless claims in an attempt to obtain an undeserved financial windfall."
Sotelo, who has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and beyond including President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, has also been a major supporter immigration reform. Cortez has also made accusations that Sotelo falsified documents as part of an immigration reform campaign.
Sotelo claims that Univision did not renew Cortez's contract after some work performance issues surfaced and that his former colleague "was soliciting many of our co-workers to join him in asserting fictitious allegations and filing a complaint against me."
Through his statement, Sotelo also thanked his fans for being supportive.
"I plan to be back on the radio very soon," said Piolin shortly after his dimissal, "and will continue to work hard to keep your loyalty and trust. Stay tuned."
Now, with his SirusXM deal, Sotelo has kept his word.