Mario Solis-Marich was a radio show host in Colorado at KKZN AM760 for three years, until he said he was unceremoniously told midday on December 1 that his show was being canceled, only to be replaced with the syndicated program. His show was Denver-centric, even though he was based in Los Angeles, and the movement has sprung up, including boycotts and petitions to bring him back.
In a statement, Solis-Marich Said that he received this e-mail at the end of November and then participated in a phone call morning of December 1; the meeting was 5 minutes long and he was told that due to “financial” considerations, his show was being canceled. He also stated that he felt like his replacement, a syndicated show, had been seeking his timeslot for “at least two years.”
Ethnic diversity on the radio with another issue that Solis-Marich highlighted, especially since Latinos in the US seem to prefer English-language programming. He said he was proud of his show’s support for DREAMers, and is looking to continue to find an outlet in Denver or elsewhere for his programming.Latinovations]