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Luis Jimenez Out At X96.3 New York

Luis Jimenez’s second run in mornings at Univision Spanish CHR “X96.3” WXNY-FM New York has ended after 14 months. Jimenez, who returned to WXNY in March 2017, has been hosting mornings in the New York market for the last 25 years. He spent 15 years at SBS’ “Mega 97.9” WSKQ until jumping to WXNY predecessor 105.9 WCAA in 2008. Following the move of the station to 96.3 in 2009, he remained there until July 2014 with the show syndicated to other Univision markets. He spent five months at SBS Spanish AC “93.1 Amor” WPAT-FM in 2015 before returning to WXNY in March 2017. Following Jimenez’ departure from WPAT-FM he launched a paid webcast at LuisNetwork.com, which he then hosted in afternoons following his WXNY show. He has now moved that to 7-10am Mon...[Read More]

Univision Makes Morning Changes In Three Markets

Update 10/21: Univision has set its replacements for the two cut San Antonio morning shows. Dana Cortez, who currently voicetracks middays at “98.5 The Beat” KBBT San Antonio and “Hot 105.7/100.7” KVVF/KVVZ San Francisco will be moved to mornings at both stations. Cortez is currently co-host of “The House Party” in mornings at Rhythmic CHR “Kiss 97.3” KKSS Albuquerque. At Tejano 107.5 KXTN, Bigg Boyee will move from mornings at sister Classic Hip-Hop “Yo 95.1” KMYO to be paired with Jammin J Javi. Homie Marco, PD of KBBT and KMYO adds those duties at KXTN. Original Report 10/20: Univision Radio is cutting back on morning shows in at least three markets. “Xavier’s World” hosted by Xavier Garcia and Biggie Paul at ...[Read More]

Is ESPN About To Make An FM Play in New York?

With the financial turmoil of the newspaper industry taking its toll on The New York Times Company, rumors have been spreading for a few months about the future of Classical 96.3 WQXR New York. The New York Daily News in January and the New York Post in April both reported on the possibility of their competitor having to sell-off one of its non-core assets. We have a new wrinkle to add. ESPN Inc. registered 963espn.com, 963espnradio.com, and espn963radio.com earlier this week. By no means does this mean a deal is in place yet, but something is definitely brewing. ESPN parent Disney already has a relationship with The New York Times company as it acquired then-WQXR sister 1560 WQEW in December 1998 under a long-term lease with an option to purchase that was exercised in late 2006 to bring R...[Read More]