Univision Suspends Luis Jimenez
May 4, 2007 at 6:31 AM (PT)
THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS' DAVID HINKLEY reports LUIS JIMENEZ, the popular and edgy Hispanic morning-radio host whose show is on hiatus in NEW YORK CITY for a year while he changes stations, has been suspended by his new employer over some of his on-air content. JIMENEZ's show, which is expected to return to NEW YORK next JANUARY on UNIVISION's WCAA (105.9 FM), is currently heard in LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO, DALLAS and other markets.
A statement from the company yesterday said, "UNIVISION RADIO has suspended LUIS JIMENEZ for inappropriate comments made during a recent broadcast of his early-morning program. While UNIVISION RADIO encourages innovative and fresh programming ideas, it takes seriously its responsibility to provide information and entertainment that adheres to the highest standards."
Reports said the offending item was a song parody involving lesbians. UNIVISION provided no further details on the length of the suspension.