Emmanuel “E-Man” Coquia has been upped to Director of Programming and Content for Meruelo Media in Los Angeles. The new role includes overseeing programming and music content for rhythmic “Power 106” KPWR-FM, hip-hop KDAY (93.5) and helming the initial stages of the new “Cali 93.9” KLLI’s Latin Rhythmic format.
E-Man will continue reporting to Meruelo Media President and COO Otto Padron. Since taking over as interim PD for Power 106 and KDAY in February 2019, following the departure of veteran programmer Jimmy Steal to Hubbard Chicago, “E-Man has been a driver of change and new ideas,” the station said in a release. “He reimagined Power 106’s annual Hip-Hop music festival ‘Powerhouse,’ transforming it into the standing room only lift-off new music fest.”
E-Man added, “I’m excited to continue to lead the winning teams at our two iconic hip-hop radio stations in Los Angeles. I am also enjoying every minute assembling and developing the new Cali 93.9 team.”
Declaring “E-Man is our man,” Padron said the company conducted an “exhaustive nationwide search” that attracted some of the most talented PDs in America. “E-Man had a sensible plan and a vision that aligned perfectly with our goals to disrupt the industry with new hyper-local LA content,” Padron said. “Above all, he had boundless confidence strengthened by a time-built arsenal of industry respect from the labels, artist, management, colleagues and fellow Meruelo Media team members.”