NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that SiriusXM's Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on November 9, 2013.
Sotelo, the top Latin radio personality in the country, will be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame during its ceremony to be held at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois. Every year, the Museum of Broadcast Communications recognizes extraordinary talents who contribute to the development of radio.
"I feel blessed, honored, and humbled to be included in the company of such great talent," said Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. "And, I am thankful to each and every one of my fans and listeners of 'El Show de Piolin' who inspire me every day and who have guided me toward the opportunity to receive this great honor."
"Eddie's story is an incredible one, a quintessential American success story," said Frank Flores, Vice President / Hispanic Marketing and Sales, SiriusXM. "Born in Mexico, he came here in the hopes of fulfilling his dreams. Eddie's motto is 'We came to succeed,' and I am happy that he is receiving this well-deserved recognition and is now part of the SiriusXM family reaching a nation full of his fans."
During Thursday's morning show, "Piolin" spoke about his upcoming trip to the Windy City and expressed interest in hearing from his biggest Chicago fans, which prompted hundreds of calls to the host on-air. In appreciation of his fans' support throughout his career, he surprised several Chicago fans with the opportunity to accompany him to the induction ceremony on Saturday.
"El Show de Piolin" launched October 18, 2013 on SiriusXM Piolin Radio channel 147 with a star-studded line-up of Latin celebrities as guests, including: international singer/songwriter Enrique Iglesias; acclaimed actresses Angelica Vale, Angelica Maria and Kate del Castillo; Banda El Recodo; singer, songwriter Ana Gabriel; Mariachi Los Toros; popular band La Arrolladora Banda El Limon; Gerardo Ortiz; Los Horoscopes de Durango; and comedian Gabriel Iglesias.
SiriusXM's "El Show de Piolin" features Piolin's take on the day's events, interviews with celebrities, listener call-ins, pranks, music and beloved characters "Dona Chela," "Casimiro" and "Don Poncho." Broadcasting from the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles, Piolin is the first Latin radio personality to host his own Spanish-language show and channel exclusively on SiriusXM. The live, four-hour morning show airs Monday through Friday 6:00 am – 10:00 am PST reaching listeners across the country and will replay multiple times throughout the day on Piolin Radio channel 147.
Throughout his 22-year career in radio, Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo has won numerous broadcasting awards, including several NAB Marconi Radio Awards. He was voted one of the nation's most influential entertainers by the Los Angeles Times.
Fans across the country can listen to "El Show de Piolin" on SiriusXM Piolin Radio channel 147, along with a special line-up of exclusive Spanish and English-language commercial-free music channels and sports, news, talk and entertainment channels, through SiriusXM Espanol, the $5.99 monthly satellite subscription offer. Fans can listen free through the "Piolin y mas," the complimentary trial running through February 15, 2014, giving listeners access to "El Show de Piolin" via the SiriusXM Internet App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online.
About Sirius XM Radio Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.
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