Sirius XM Radio 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.