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Radio host Piolin to get new show on Sirius XM

Radio personality Eddie
Radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo (L) and boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya entertain the crowd during the official weigh-in for boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 18, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sotelo has been picked up for a new morning-drive show on SiriusXM satellite radio.
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Popular Spanish-language radio host Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo will be returning to the airwaves with a new national platform. 

Satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM announced Tuesday that it would launch a morning-drive show called "Piolin Radio" to headline a new entertainment channel of the same name.

Sotelo's previous gig was a similar and wildly popular Los Angeles-based morning-drive show that he famously used to mobilize massive immigration marches in 2006 and 2007 and to interview President Barack Obama. Univision dropped the show a month after a co-worker accused the host of sexual harassment. Sotelo has denied the charge.

"I am honored SiriusXM believes in me.  As I tell my listeners, 'We came to succeed.' And now, as we step up to a new level, I will be doing that on the biggest radio platform possible," Sotelo said in a statement released by SiriusXM.  "I can't wait to fly free and for the first time be truly available coast-to-coast."

"Piolin Radio" will be a live, four-hour call-in show featuring Sotelo's take on the news, celebrity guests, listener call-ins, pranks, music and more, according to SiriusXM.

The company stated that more details on the new show and channel, including a launch date, will be announced soon.

This story has been updated.