DJ Laz Is No Longer with Power 96


UPDATE (9:41AM): News apparently just got confirmed that Lazaro Mendez, aka DJ Laz, is no longer part of Power 96

Laz has been with Power 96 for decades (since the 80’s) and was really the voice of the station. Hell, he’s been an iconic voice to South Florida. And his contribution to Miami’s bass music scene of the eighties and nineties is still felt till this day. And ever since he took the morning to morning radio on Power, he’s been an everyday ritual for many on their morning drive to work.

Just want to send a big shout out to DJ Laz for doing what he does. I’m sure he still has a lot in store with Mendez Media Group and all his side ventures, including his Radio Lollipop foundation contributions. Click below to see the tweet he sent last night confirming the news. Sad day for Miami radio and Miami in general.

Stay tuned for more information and for details on why this went down whether it was his decision, mutual or all Power 96’s? Or if in fact, its an April Fools joke gone too far. Let’s see.


UPDATE (1:45PM): Power 96 confirms that Laz’s departure is true. Click here for the press release. Or read below…

MIAMI, Florida – April (XX), 2012 – Power 96 WPOW-FM, a Beasley Broadcast radio station in Miami, Florida, announces a change in its morning show line-up. Effective today, DJ LAZ, who has been with the station for 22 years, has decided to move on and explore other professional opportunities. He shares that he β€œwishes the Power 96 family the best of luck” and Vice President Market Manager Joe Bell adds that β€œthose of us at Power 96 wish DJ LAZ success and happiness in his new endeavors.”

Co-hosts Afrika and The Big Lip Bandit, both of whom are veterans in the market, will continue in morning drive. The station is currently scouring the Nation for a third member of the morning show team. The Power 96 morning show airs 6:00am – 10:00am weekday mornings. For more information about Power 96, please visit

Joe Bell
Vice President & Market Manager
Beasley Broadcast Miami

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