DJ Laz's Radio Show Off the Air in Miami After Format Change at DJ 106.7 FM

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DJ Laz at last year's press conference announcing his new job with Spanish Broadcasting System.

Say it ain't so, papo.

A year and a half ago, DJ Laz, a Latin booty bass pioneer and 22-year radio vet, shocked fans and listeners by abruptly leaving his longtime home at Power 96, "Miami's Party Station." That was April 2012.

But less than 30 days later, Laz announced his return to radio as an employee of Spanish Broadcasting System. In June 2012, the DJ Laz Morning Show began broadcasting on KXOL 96.3 FM in Los Angeles. And the next month, the "Pimp With the Limp" was back in Miami too.

Now, though, it looks like the 305-ers might have to get used to morning drive time without Laz again. Because Spanish Broadcasting System is reportedly taking the bilingual DJ 106.7 FM off the air and scrapping its so-called "Spanish contemporary hit radio" format.

See also: DJ Laz's Top Ten Booty Jams of All Time

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We here at Crossfade contacted DJ Laz, who sent a one-line email reply: "No comment at this time."

Meanwhile, Spanish Broadcast System's communications department and executive vice president of programming Jesus Salas have yet to answer any of our questions about Laz's status at SBS or DJ 106.7 FM's format change.

But as reported by Inside Radio, Laz was removed from DJ 106.7 FM's morning slot on Monday. And the station is set to be replaced by SBS' tropical El Zol format from Friday through January 1.

The apparent reason for these changes is DJ 106.7 FM's poor ratings. Most recently, as Inside Radio notes, the station rated 22nd in Nielsen's November audience survey.

Still, even though DJ 106.7 FM is definitely dead and DJ Laz might be fired, the hardcore "Pimp With the Limp" fans won't give up.

As "loyal listener" Denise of the 305 tells Crossfade: "This is horrible! Everyone needs to submit a petition to not do this!"

See also:
-DJ Laz and Power 96 Part Ways
-DJ Laz Returns to Miami Radio, Romance 106.7 Becomes Spanglish Party Station
-DJ Laz Talks Returning to Miami Radio: "I'm Still Split 50/50, But My Girl Miami's Gettin' a Little Extra at Bedtime"

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HowardSternsPenis
HowardSternsPenis

Who are these people listening to radio still, and more importantly why? Commercials, no progression or innovation of formats, crap quality, and for what? Garbage music you can easily hear from thousands of other sources. It's just barbaric at this point.

leo12345
leo12345

DJ laz is the best DJ. This these ppl are idiots for getting rid of him. El sol 95 is horrible the music sucks and so do the Dj's.  Where is DJ laz??????????????????? His listeners follow him everywhere

amazinjess
amazinjess

Did Laz move out to Cali to do that show?? I hope he didn't buy a house there.  I agree with Raysteele07, xm radio/internet radio is the next big thing

MiCPe
MiCPe

Que clase de mierda han hecho con Laz and staff!? I will not I repeat will not listen to any other pujoso on the radio. The only reason I listened to DJ 106.7 was because of DJ Laz. Great morning show! Put his ass back on the radio! Coño!

raysteele07
raysteele07

It's been a crazy week for terrestrial radio, shows getting kicked left and right dj's out of work, thats why i would never work on fm.. besides being leashed by the fcc and not having the freedom to do what you want..Here's an idea.. The hell with FM radio!! "Break on through to the other side"! Join the internet radio revolution..First you have the freedom to do and say what you want without the dreaded fcc leash and second with the connections you have you can get sponsors galore which means "MO MONEY MO MONEY!!!... Think about it , break away from the pack and forge your own path!

305GURL
305GURL

IT DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AND FOR ALL TO KNOW HE IS NOT PITBULL UNCLE!! SATELLITE RADIO FOR YOU

luandana1
luandana1

What a huge mistake to take DJ Laz off the air.  He was the reason I ever started listening to 106.7 to begin with.  Well, not anymore and many others will take their ratings elsewhere too.  I will follow him on whatever station he ends up on.  He put a smile on my face every morning. I truly believe the ratings will go down even lower for 106.7 (not that I even care anymore).  Bad move.

luandana1
luandana1

What a huge mistake to take DJ Laz off!  He was the reason I listened to 106.7.  Well, not anymore... my rating will be gone as so many others.  I will follow DJ Laz on any station he ends up on.  I'm hugely disappointed.  

loryb23
loryb23

There are no good morning shows... 2day when i was driving 2 drop my son 2 school i feel asleep a couple of times at red lights... laz knows how 2 wake ppl up

roal66
roal66

noooooooooo...... this is not right... I loveeeeee Dj Laz, Johanna, Natalia, Dj Flo... How can you remove such a excellent dj and show... I used to listen every morning and if it didnt make any rating well now much less... I want DJ LAZ BACK.... PLEASEEEEE!!!!!!

roal66
roal66

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........ low ratings... now it will have NO RATINGS!!!!!! i want Dj Laz back, and jojo nnatalia. etc......  

p3imcharmed4ever
p3imcharmed4ever

LOVE DJ Laz! The station was not bad at all.  Played good mixes on the weekend! #MIAMIGIRL


StopCorporateMusic
StopCorporateMusic

There are other morning shows, But what is the story with all these radio stations fighting with one another to play the same shit. This town has Millions of people how about one of theses radio stations playing some good music for a change and stop with the payola

Christ Louis
Christ Louis

I work for this shit company SBS for 17 years in I know what is exacly happents ,Dj laz is excellent Dj some people like some people don't ,the person the need to take out from sbs is jesus salas that Mother flower don't know shit he is kiss ass.the best radio programmer sbs just to have is JORGE MIEL THE BEST ..SO SBS IS SUCK ....

Yajaira Lopez-Santos
Yajaira Lopez-Santos

I have to agree with Quitino Sanchez if you all hate the station and Dj Laz why are you guys even commenting!! This Zol106.7 has NO Dj and they repeat song and from 11:30 to 3:00pm they change to a New York station called mega 97.9 very original Jesus Salas.... I will always follow Dj Laz

Courtney Bee Hive Mitchell
Courtney Bee Hive Mitchell

He always gives stupid advice. Always saying stupid stuff that is really not appropriate at times. He has no clue that kids listen to him. However, I liked the spanglish station.

Gil Alvarez
Gil Alvarez

Ummm who gives a shit? And who still listens to the fucking radio?

David Burgos
David Burgos

finally i hated that show...i havent listened to Power 96 in 20yrs....I will now start listening again....good work to get rid of this show

Kyle Pineda
Kyle Pineda

Ye who have lose faith in radio, listen to WRGP Radiate FM or WVUM 90.5 FM The Voice. Good college stations with good music.

magnumfry
magnumfry

This article is very pointless to me. The man may not be a huge Musical composer/ producer but he loves & is very skilled at the art of mixing, broadcasting, and using lots of intricate hardware from vinyl to CDJ's, effect boards, sampling units, & intricate broadcasting units in general, this guy has huge broadcasting fame all over MIAMI. Cali may say "Who the @#$@ is DJ Laz?!", but if you say that in Miami I bet at least 89% of the population would say, "ohhh!! DJ Laz The Pimp with the Limp", "DJ Laz, that chico's a PIMP!!", "DJ Laz from power96" . Let the man Broadcast all he wants! I say he's a broadcasting role model, has a great opinion and a great sense of taste when it comes to open format music.


Alek Zandr
Alek Zandr

Watered down corporate stations with their watered down music... its time to evolve Miami... stop feeding the public air waves the same crap year after year ...seriously people!

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Periodically Clear Channel shifts the lineups around here. Coast 97 dumped everyone they had and most of them are at Lite FM 101.? now. I figured 96.5 did the same with their DJ's. Shake ups before that ? Well there was the former Zeta 94.7 or 94.9 moving to Rock 100. Around 2003/2004/2005 ? As I recall, one of the group at Rock 100 was involved in a sex/pedophile issue and they wound up moving on to 105.9. Then there was Footy retiring after 30 years that was Y-100, and they opted to go get the syndicated show with Elvis Duran. Whatever the actual accurate timelines and history are, nothing is forever.

leo12345
leo12345

@Jenny Portales she is so annoying

leo12345
leo12345

@Yajaira Lopez-Santos Dj LAZ is the best and the ZOl sucks. Worst station ever

leo12345
leo12345

@Courtney WeaverStance Mitchell YOu don't like it, don't listen that's why there is other options.

loryb23
loryb23

Dumbass then dnt listen

leo12345
leo12345

@David Burgos Get with dumbass

loryb23
loryb23

Idoit he wasnt even on power 96 anymore jerkoff

seaners06
seaners06

They stoled his yacht a few years ago

loryb23
loryb23

I hate when ppl talk shit bout miami... bitch then move aint no1 want u here any fukin ways... u dumbass bitch

leo12345
leo12345

@Carlos Rosario then why do your take time from your day to care???

emerilescaladefan
emerilescaladefan

Not until they get rid of the telecommunications act of 1996-97

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