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Univision cancels longtime morning talk show

LOS ANGELES — Univision Radio Network's nationally syndicated Spanish-language program "Piolin por la Manana" has been canceled, a network official said Tuesday.

Univision spokeswoman Monica Talan confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the morning talk show hosted by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo was dropped, but she declined to provide a reason.

Sotelo — whose nickname means "Tweety Bird" in Spanish — used his popularity to urge his audience to turn out for immigration reform events and to push Hispanics to wield their clout in elections. He joined the station in 2004.

In 2006, Sotelo and other Spanish-language disc-jockeys used the air waves to help propel immigrant supporters into the streets of cities across the country to rally for immigrant rights and protest an anti-illegal immigration bill.

However, Sotelo's show had been eclipsed in the competitive market, the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/15cC3rC).


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