Diegodiego with Renán Almendárez “El Cucuy”
Diegodiego with Renán Almendárez “El Cucuy” During a Radio Interview at Radio Lo Nuestro in Los Angeles, during the promotion of the stage play “Entre Madrez te Veas.”
Renán Almendárez “El Cucuy” Coello, born November 18, 1953 in Honduras, is heard from 5 to 11:00 a.m. on Radio Lo Nuestro (Since November 2015), which is located in Los Angeles, California. His program is carried on several affiliate stations across the United States. For six years, “El Cucuy” was the most-listened-to voice on L.A. radio, surpassing the ratings of Rick Dees and Howard Stern. Almendárez hosted the morning show on KLAX-FM in Los Angeles, California and had an estimated 3,000,000 listeners.
Diegodiego with Renán Almendárez Coello
Almendárez left KLAX in September 2008 in order to launch a new radio network in addition to continuing on his television program on Azteca America. KLAX is now carrying the morning show of Joaquin Garza, “El Chulo de la Manaña”, from sister station WLEY-FM in Chicago.
Almendárez began working in radio at age 15. After he interviewed the then-US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, Negroponte arranged for a visa and Almendárez emigrated to the US. He became a US citizen in 2000.
While non-partisan, Almendárez is active in encouraging Latinos to vote and to take part in activism against anti-illegal immigrant legislation and sentiment, such as the 2006Great American Boycott. He is the author of El Cucuy de la Mañana: My Life in Radio’s Fast Lane. He is the father of actress Francia Almendárez and Cynthia Benson. On November 25, 2014, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Now he is working for Radio by Internet, Radio Lo Nuestro in TuneIn.
Diegodiego, Renán Almendárez Coello, Azucena de la Fuente y Jessica More – La Jarochita