Melissa Rios, also known as "Popis," is an On Air Personality for Mega 96.3. Melissa, 26, was born May 18th, 1990 in Duarte, CA. She grew up in the city of Azusa, CA where she attended High School at Gladstone High. Upon graduating from High School, she began pursuing her career in entertainment by attending the Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting and receiving her certification March of 2013.
Melissa started her professional radio career working as a Promotions Assistant for Latino 96.3 in October of 2012. Five months later she was then promoted to be an On Air Personality for 97.9 La Raza. Three years later she was given the opportunity to co host the morning show at sister station Mega 96.3.
Melissa is also a single mother to 5 year old Isaac who has been her number one motivator and has played a huge role in her rapid and growing success. She has hosted at multiple venues and public events such as LA Live, Staples Center, The Conga Room, The Los Angeles Forum, Pico Rivera Sports Arena, Six Flags GradNite, and many other events.
Ernesto Martinez also known as "Smoochy" is an On Air Personality for Mega 96.3. Smoochy was born in California but spent his early childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Around 1998 he started his career in radio, interning in promotions for one of the top radio stations in Los Angeles. With a strong interest in the entertainment industry, he also had the opportunity to work as a freelance reporter. As a reporter he covered major red carpet events throughout the Los Angeles area for Telemundo. In 2002 he had the pleasure of interviewing major artists such as Daddy Yankee and Romeo Santos. Among these artists he has also interviewed Sandra Bullock and Benjamin Brat.
Smoochy’s passion for music started when he would dj parties and family events. It was at that time he knew he wanted to be an on air talent.
He also enjoys spending time with his daughter and son. On the weekends they are active in soccer and swimming.
Make sure to catch him on your air waves on the Mega Morning Show on Mega 96.3 FM
You can now follow Smoochy on Instagram @Smoochyone or Snapchat @smoochyone1
Sandra Peña first stepped into the world of radio in early 2000 interning in promotions at Wild 94.9 in San Francisco. From there she made her way into programming, co-hosting on-air then to her very first full time gig at La Kalle also in San Francisco. Shortly after, she headed out to the southwest to take over the nighttime shift at Power 98.3 in Phoenix, AZ. And now she’s at her dream job at LA 96.3, LA’s #1 party station.
Sandra has always had a passion for music. Singing since she was just a kid, she knew she wanted to work in music. Having the energy and character she does, and being the chatterbox that she is, radio was the perfect job that became her passion in life.
Sandra loves shopping, music, Miami accessories and all Latin foods, and she has to have her diet soda. Being a young and very proud Latino, Sandra loves representing Latinas in the Industry. Family and culture are very important to her, which inspires her everyday to live beyond her dreams.
DJ Eddie One made a career defining realization in 2002. The in-demand Los Angeles-based street promoter and co-owner of West Coast Record Pool saw the consolidation of the music business was on course to hurt his business, so he decided to redirect his focus. I was getting all this free vinyl from the labels that I was already servicing to all these DJs, he recalls. So I said, I might as well put it to work.
Since then, DJ Eddie One has established himself as a major DJ force in the Los Angeles area. He is the Mixshow Coordinator at KXOL LA 96.3 FM and can be heard on the air Monday through Saturday 7pm-12am In this capacity, Eddie One is able to reconnect to his Latino roots by speaking Spanglish on the air and playing a varierity on his mixes of Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Top 40, Bachata, Dance by going from Spanish to English back and forth he also aspires to be a program director a major radio station some day.
DJ Eddie Ones emergence as LAs premier DJ is truly remarkable. He was born in El Salvador and came to Los Angeles in 1989, when he was 11. His family came to escape his countrys civil war, and so that Eddie One would avoid being drafted when he turned 14. Los Angeles was like another world to Eddie One. He spoke no English and had never seen skyscrapers before. Music, however, remained a constant in his life. His parents played Cumbias, Merengue and Salsa, as well as such American stars as Steve Wonder. But it was Eddie Ones uncle who had the bigger musical influence by introducing him to Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Too $hort and Eazy-E. Even though Eddie One couldnt understand all of their lyrics at the time, he was blown away by the attitude and feel of the music. Eddie One had similar feelings toward house music, and 80's rock.
Eddie One fed his love for music by promoting parties while he was still in high school. From there, he got a break in 1998 when a friend gave him a job driving a promotional van for now defunct Los Angeles dance station Groove Radio. But the station soon shut down and Eddie One transitioned by starting West Coast Street Promotions company and earning industry respect by giving such artists as Erykah Badu, The Roots and Mary J. Blige a major street push. Soon thereafter, DJ Eddie One began working on his DJ skills and established himself as Los Angeles premier DJ, a position he still holds by dominating the airwaves. My dream was to be on the radio here in LA, he says, and the LA dream came through.
Yoli is a SoCal native with a passion for all things pop culture. Her career in the entertainment industry began in 2014, when she interned for the audio production department at SBS Los Angeles. Quickly, she learned the ropes of the business, which landed her a job as a Board-Op for KXOL-FM. When she is not On-Air at Mega she is busy writing articles, covering red carpets, and other exclusive events in the LA area. Yoli's music taste vary from reggaeton's new king, J Balvin, to pop royalty, Justin Bieber. (Pre "Sorry" remix) Yoli is dynamic, determined, ambitious and most importantly a well-rounded educated Latina. Make sure to catch her on your airwaves weeknights 7-midnight only on Mega 96.3 FM.
You can now follow Yoli on Instagram @Yoliradio and Twitter @_Yoliradio
Alex Perez, graduated from CSB Broadcasting School in 2008. While having a full time job he also made time to attend broadcasting school and work hard in building up his career advancement in the entertainment industry. In 2010, he began his radio career as an intern and quickly jumped on the opportunity to freelance for SBS Entertainment- Spanish Broadcasting Systems, a profoundly known Latino department that emphasizes in concert production. Alex has played a mayor role and participated working behind the scenes in big concerts and events like Calibash, Spring Break Bash, just to name a few.
Alex being so passionate for his career took advantage of an internship position in the summer of 2010 with LAtino 96.3fm Learning the full fundamentals of behind the radio scenes from board operating to show production, Got hired early 2011 as a Street Team member caring a huge role representing the station to its fullest at station events, Remotes and assisted as Morning show Board Operator.
As he continues to strive for his career, now 2016 you can view his blogs on mega963fm.com and also catch Him on radio airwaves through Mega 96.3fm
Cynthia Salinas is originally from Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico and raised in the city of Chicago. She started her career in Radio Broadcasting in 2001. While studying Television Broadcasting & Production at Columbia College of Chicago she began a one on one apprenticeship with news talk mentor Ken Herrera at CBS Radio. While paying her dues at WBBM 780am/B96 FM she decided to chase her dream of making it big in the great city of Los Angeles and relocating in 2007. Here she interned for the Director of Programming of SALEM Communications Jason Jeffries giving her the opportunity to meet people in the radio industry. With demos in hand, Cynthia was introduced to JDubs the Producer of LA 96.3's morning show in 2009. With hard work and determination by Feb 2011 an opportunity finally came knocking for this Chi City Chic and started interning with LA 96.3 and sister station la Raza 97.9. Shortly after Cynthia was finally given a shot to be an on air host becoming the new weekend chic on LA 96.3. In less than 5 yrs Cynthia was able to achieve her dream here in Los Angeles!.... when asked what's next for her?....she replies ”to make new dreams a reality!"
*Producer/ Remixer / Engineer
The Los Angeles Recording school
Dj iRony is one of Los Angeles’s hottest rising talents, already making a name for himself as a heavy-hitter in all genre of music. This rising star discovered his love for music as a young child listening to records in his garage. His participation as a trumpet player in his high school’s band reinforced iRony’s appreciation for music, particularly, funk, jazz, house, and Hip-Hop, further fueling his desire to creating his own original music.
Eventually, iRony replaced his trumpet for turntables, and evolved into an open format DJ, gracing the decks at just about every LA hotspot. After refining his turntable skills, iRony’s musical style transitioned once again – this time from playing songs to Producing and Remixing his own music. He's quickly gained notoriety for his Remix's as they add flare and energy to his sets. Don't let this short appearance fool you DJ iRony is a straight monster on the turntables.