Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–March 10, 2008–Univision Radio, a division of Univision Communications Inc., and the leading Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the United States, today announced their wildly popular duo Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero will debut “The Enrique and Joe Show” in Miami with syndication in Fresno. The duo will begin airing daily from an all-new state-of-the-art studio on their new home La Kalle 98.3 FM on Thursday, March 13, from 6:00 -11:00 a.m. ET. In Fresno, the show will air on La Kalle 107.9 FM from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT.
“We are all very excited to formally introduce Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero as part of the Univision Radio family in Miami and Fresno,” said Gary Stone, Univision Radio’s president and COO. “Their morning show has been broadcasting in New York on La Kalle 105.9 FM for the past year with much enjoyed success. And their Miami show will be a reflection of what they’ve always done so well, which is to entertain and move the community they serve.”
The format of the show will be what the community expects to hear from the edgy duo, which gained international notoriety and became known as the “Masters of Prank Calls” for their calls to presidents Hugo Chavez, Nestor Kirchner, and most famously, Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. Santos questioned Castro on the crisis in Cuba and called him an “assassin” on the air. A never-before-heard Castro lost control and cursed violently. This “mother of all pranks” resulted in coverage on CNN, The New York Times, The Miami Herald, BBC, and NBC’s “The Rick Sanchez Show”, among other local, national and international media.
“We are thrilled to call La Kalle 98.3 FM our new home. We can’t wait to be reunited with our listeners and give Miami and Fresno a reason to laugh again,” said Santos and Ferrero. “We know that this is the beginning of a long relationship, and that this will bring us an opportunity to eventually expand our audience reach into many new markets.”
The pair’s bilingual broadcasts on La Kalle 98.3 FM will be a crossover hit of humor, social satire and political commentary that bridges cultural and generational differences among Hispanic backgrounds. Santos and Ferrero will entertain their audience with phone pranks, song parodies, interviews and interaction with listeners, and they will continue to do what they are most known for, which is to “harvest panic” with their audience. Santos and Ferrero have a “don’t hold back” rule when it comes to interviewing celebrities, which in the past have included, O.J. Simpson, Andy Garcia, Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Davidson, Jose Feliciano, P. Diddy and Jeb Bush, just to name a few. Enrique and Joe have already confirmed interviews with internationally renowned stars, influencers and community leaders.
Santos and Ferrero have repeatedly topped advertising sales and audience records. They also are known as one of the most popular Hispanic radio talent in America. Their accomplishments have not only impacted the radio industry, but also their community. Santos and Ferrero have received numerous proclamations and awards for their charity, community and relief efforts after natural disasters. They are also HAAP (Hispanic Aids Awareness Program) Advocates and currently serve as spokespersons for a statewide HIV prevention awareness PSA program lead by Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
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 http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.