Renán Almendarez Coello, known as on-air personality “El Cucuy de la mañana,” signed off from KLAX, 97.9 “La Raza,” on Monday. He had been working at the SBS radio station in L.A. for the past 5 years.
Renán told La Opinión it was a personal decision, dispelling any rumors that he was fired. He said he plans to build his own radio network. He currently owns a radio station in New Mexico. He will continue to host and produce Azte Pa’ Ca, a TV show which went on the air in February on Azteca América. According to a press release, he also plans to develop talent for his record label, Michel Productions.
After holding the number one spot in radio for many years (at one point even beating Howard Stern in ratings) El Cucuy’s popularity diminished. His morning show was in 3rd place, with Piolín (Eddie Sotelo) currently holding the number one slot.
Chicago morning show “El Chulo de la Mañana,” hosted by Joaquín Garza, takes over the 5-10 am slot.