Luis Jimenez Returns to the New York Radio Airwaves on Univision’s WCAA-105.9FM

Luis Jimenez Returns to the New York Radio Airwaves on Univision’s WCAA-105.9FM


New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PR Newswire)–January 16, 2008–Univision Radio announced today that after more than a year away from the New York market, Luis Jimenez, the # 1 Spanish-language radio host in the U.S., returns to the city to host his proven top-rated morning drive radio show. Big Apple listeners who missed Luis’ unique brand of, over-the-top and outrageous humor can now tune in to Univision’s WCAA-FM beginning Thursday, January 17, when “The Luis Jimenez Show” will be broadcast in the New York market for the first time. The program will air Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“I am thrilled to be back to share a great time with my New York audience whom I miss more than anything” said Jimenez”

Currently syndicated in such markets as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and Puerto Rico, “The Luis Jimenez Show” features Luis Jimenez and his madcap crew following the same successful formula that on numerous occasions made his previous New York program, the highest rated show in the entire market – lively sketches, wild stunts and song parodies, plus a litany of Latino guest stars from across the entertainment, sports, and political worlds enjoying a good time in his studio.

Joining Luis Jimenez are a couple of personalities familiar to his longtime listeners: Executive Producer Alma, plus DJ Chucky, the Music Producer behind the show’s infamous song parodies. Jimenez’ new team of zany characters includes Speedy, Yun-Yun, and Sonny Flow, plus Fay his sexy, statuesque, and tart-tongued co-host.

Born in Puerto Rico, Luis Jimenez worked in radio on the Island and then in Orlando, Florida, before coming to New York in 1993. As creator and host of the popular morning show “El Vacilon de la Mañana,” he became the most listened-to and groundbreaking radio personality in history in any language – “El Vacilon” became the #1 rated radio show in New York, often beating Howard Stern’s program (on terrestrial radio).

Jimenez also produced several “live” comedy shows at Madison Square Garden; co-wrote, starred, and produced a 2006 film comedy based on the radio show, and also made strides on TV as the official voice of the Spanish language versions of HBO and The History Channel.

“The Luis Jimenez Show” will continue to be syndicated across the U.S. adding several markets in 2008, and will be broadcasted live from Univision’s brand new, state-of-the-art studio in Midtown Manhattan.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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Luis Jimenez Returns to the New York Radio Airwaves on Univision’s WCAA-105.9FM