Univision has launched El Show de Renzo & Maria Esther in mornings in four of its markets. Renzo y Maria Esther will originate at Spanish AC “106.5 Más Variedad” KOVE Houston and will also air on “102.9 Más Variedad” KLQV San Diego, “Amor 106.7” WPPN Chicago, and “107.7 Más Variedad” KLJA Austin. Renzo Heredia has worked for Univision Houston since 1999 and most recently hosted middays at 106.5 KOVE. Maria Esther most recently was hosting middays at Univision’s “107.5 K-Love” KLVE Los Angeles.
Univision continues its rapid refreshing of its properties across the country. Spanish AC “Pasion 106.7” WPPN Des Plaines/Chicago has rebranded as “Amor 106.7“. No major shifts to the programming or music accompanied the name change, which brings the station inline with its sister station in Miami. WPPN registered a 1.9 share in the February 2014 PPM rankings, high enough to make it the second most listened to Spanish language station in the market behind sister Regional Mexican “La Que Buena 105.1” WOJO.
Robert Feder, The King of Chicago Media, reports that Univision will shuffle the formats at its Chicago cluster at noon on Friday, July 1. Spanish CHR “La Kalle” will move from 106.7 WPPN Des Plaines to the simulcast of 103.1 WVIV Highland Park and 93.5 WVIX Joliet. La Kalle had been on that pair from 2005 through early 2009 before moving to 106.7. 106.7 will once again become Spanish AC “Pasion 106.7“, a name the station used in 2004 and 2005. The moves will displace the Spanish Oldies “Recuerdo” format from the local airwaves.