Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DJ Laz off South Florida airwaves

In local celeb news: Longtime South Florida radio personality DJ Laz has left his popular morning show on Power 96.

Details were scant on the breakup between the urban Top 40 station and Lazaro Mendez, a Power 96 fixture since the mid 80s, but a person at the radio station confirmed this morning that Laz had left the station.

Last night said on his Twitter page: "Rumors are true, I am no longer with Power 96... I wish them all the best. And to my coworkers and friends, thank you for everything."

Power 96 program director Jill Strada was leading a meeting of the radio station’s senior staff thisy morning as a substitute DJ handled Laz’s usual 6 to 10 a.m. shift. Laz was last heard in an advertising spot pushing a slip-and-fall attorney. The final song of the shift was Kanye West’s “Heartless.”

Laz was quiet on Twitter this morning, but his fans were not. Typical was the shout-out from RalphyV18: “@therealdjlaz It's sad to see you leave homie. you were the voice of miami. Good luck to you Laz we're still here for you.”

Laz, a Cuban-American rapper and DJ from Miami, is also a popular promoter and club DJ who was as much at home performing and shaping the music of iconic rappers like Pitbull and Flo Rida as he was behind the microphone at Power 96. Among his best-selling albums were DJ Laz and Category 6.

(Via Sun Sentinel)

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