LOS ANGELES — Spanish-language radio host Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo is getting his own channel on SiriusXM, three weeks after Univision canceled his long-running show amid sexual harassment allegations.
"Piolin Radio" will launch later this year. Sotelo will anchor it in a four-hour morning drive call-in show from Los Angeles, the satellite radio service announced Tuesday.
"'El Show de Piol?' will include lively discussion of the day's events, surprise interviews with celebrity guests, listener call-ins, pranks, music and much more," SiriusXM said.
Sotelo, whose nickname means "Tweety Bird," said in the statement that he "can't wait to fly free and for the first time be truly available coast-to-coast."
SiriusXM is hoping that Piolin will draw subscribers and advertisers as it expands its Spanish-language lineup to reach a growing Latino audience, said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM president and chief content officer.