It’s been a whirlwind of a month or so for Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo. First, we welcomed him as one of our very own – October 18 marked the start of his show “El Show de Piolín” on his own channel, Piolín Radio, making history as the first Latino to earn not only a show, but a channel on SiriusXM.
With big changes come big rewards, it seems. Over the weekend the host sealed his spot in the history books yet again – when he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. The event – which recognizes extraordinary talents who contribute to the development of radio – was held at the Museum of Broadcast in Chicago, Illinois.
“I feel blessed, honored and humbled to be included in the company of such great talent,” Piolín said. “I am thankful to each and every one of my fans and listeners of ‘El Show de Piolín’ who inspire me every day and who have guided me toward the opportunity to receive this great honor.”
Showing just how much his fans mean to him, the well-loved host gave several of his Chicago fans the opportunity to accompany him to the induction ceremony. (During last Thursday’s show, Piolín brought up the topic of Chicago and wanted to hear his listeners’ thoughts. The result was an overwhelming amount of call-ins with fan support inspiring Piolín to bring a select number of fans with him).
Originally from Mexico, Piolín came to this country to fulfill his dreams of being involved in the world of radio broadcasting. Over the years he has won various awards including several NAB Marconi Radio Awards, and being voted one of the nation’s most influential entertainers by the Los Angeles Times.
Piolín’s motto is “We came to succeed.” And he’s doing just that.
Piolín signs his photo that will hang in the Museum of Broadcast in Chicago, Illinois.
Piolín with a group of his fans that were chosen to accompany him to the induction.
Side by side with the great Larry King and Bruce DuMont.