Damn, feels a little like betrayal don’t it? DJ Laz left Power 96 last month to pursue other opportunities, but I guess those opportunities turned out to be another radio station in Los Angeles.
Just announced topday, his new “West Coast Edition” of The DJ Laz Morning Show starts to broadcast on Monday May 14th. Read the press release below…
Los Angeles, California- —DJ Laz, a veteran of the Miami airwaves and a Magic City institution, joins LA’s # 1 Party Station(TM) KXOL in Los Angeles, on 96.3FM starting Monday, May 14th, 2012- —LA’s # 1 Party Station(TM) is now the home of the DJ Laz Morning Show-
LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2012 / Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., announced today that after leaving the radio airwaves in the Miami market, DJ Laz (Lazaro Mendez), has decided to return to the airwaves to host his proven top-rated morning drive radio show in Los Angeles. Listeners will be able to enjoy the famous radio personality DJ Laz now on Los Angeles’ #1 Party Station(TM) KXOL 96.3FM. Laz’s show will profile his unique brand and style on the microphone beginning Monday, May 14th, 2012, when “The DJ Laz Morning Show” will be broadcast in the Los Angeles market for the first time. The program will air Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“I am looking forward to starting with SBS L.A. I have felt I was up to the L.A. challenge for sometime now,” said DJ Laz.
Laz also stated: “Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) is providing me with a wonderful opportunity to create an entertaining and positive program on the radio. I will be joined by experts, entertainers, musical artists and colleagues from all around the world. The show will be fun, upbeat, interactive and in-tune with the L.A. community. Each show will be a new experience for listeners.”
“Signing DJ Laz is very much in line with our strategy of delivering the biggest stars and the best content possible,” said Jesus Salas, EVP of Programming for SBS. “The DJ Laz Morning Show” show will reflect Laz’s range, popularity and star appeal, providing a terrific platform for DJ Laz to connect one-on-one with his fans through the magic of radio.”
“We congratulate DJ. Laz on his new radio show and we know that he will take this opportunity to the next level,” said Donny Hudson, VP of Sales of SBS. “This will be a groundbreaking show. There is nothing like it on Spanish radio, period.”
“We are all very excited to formally introduce DJ Laz as part of the SBS Radio family in Los Angeles,” said Eric Osuna, VP of Sales of SBS Los Angeles. “His morning show will be a reflection of what he has always done so well, which is to entertain and move the community he serves.”
“The DJ Laz Morning Show” is a four-hour daily radio program starring DJ Laz. The show will be debuted with an incredibly strong line-up that includes entertainment, news, variety, comedy, interesting stories, and much more. The lifestyle morning show will feature DJ Laz with a format that allows him to touch on different topics as well as informative segments about the issues facing the audience today. The show will also include a great variety of music, picked specifically for this audience. DJ Laz will play chart-topping songs, debut new music and take requests as he welcomes listeners to his new morning show. Joining DJ Laz are a couple of personalities that will be announced shortly.
DJ Laz is a Miami radio icon, holding strong as Miami’s #1 top rated radio personality for the past two decades.
Aside from being a huge part of the Miami radio scene on air, Laz has also been instrumental to the Miami music industry for the past twenty years, as well as off air. Growing with the times, DJ Laz has influenced the way artists create music with his cutting edge ideas for the way Miami music should reach the masses.
Laz has worked with artists such as Lil John, Flo-rida, T-Pain, and Miami’s own Pitbull who he discovered, just to name a few. Not only is Laz a DJ, he is also an artist who has expanded his genre of music as the eras have changed. Laz was the voice of Miami Booty Music, working with Uncle Luke, and Uncle Al to put Miami on the forefront of the times. Overall, DJ Laz is a radio legend, DJ, and music entrepreneur, developing eccentric sounds and formulas to enhance the way Miami produces music. In 2012, Laz has huge things in store as a Radio Personality, Artist, and Producer and in his venture as a member of the Hennessy DJ Collective.
“The DJ Laz Morning Show”” will be broadcasted live from SBS’s brand new, state-of-the-art local studio in Los Angeles, California.
Its a sad day folks. We definitely wish Laz tons of success on the new move, but this definitely hurts a lil’ bit.