ON-AIR TALENT / ENRIQUE SANTOS
Enrique Santos, “Mr. E”, is the host of the syndicated “Enrique Santos Show”, the weekly “Uforia Countdown”, and most recently premiered “El Palenque de Enrique Santos” a daily afternoon TV talk show airing on Univision’s UniMás Network.
Santos’ extravagant radio persona has made him one of the most popular Hispanic radio hosts in America and earned him unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in pop culture. Santos has interviewed a wide range of celebrities, musicians, and newsmakers, including P Diddy, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Penelope Cruz, Oscar De La Hoya, Pitbull, Jamie Foxx, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and George Lopez.
His clout also extends to the political arena where Santos has conducted interviews with prominent figures such as Joseph Lieberman, Bob Menendez, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
Santos gained international notoriety as “The Prank Call Master” for a series of historical prank phone calls to the late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the duping of Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro that inspired an obscenity-laced diatribe from the embarrassed leader. It was perhaps controversial moves such as these that led to Santos’ invitation to visit Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and The White House, where he became the first to dance salsa with then newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Santos has received numerous awards and accolades for his charity and community efforts including disaster relief in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, and the earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Japan and Mexico. He lends his talents annually to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital’s radio marathon benefiting young cancer victims and their loved ones.
Santos’ affinity for community service may have led indirectly to his radio career. While working as a police officer with the City of North Miami, Santos’ personality caught the attention of a Miami radio station program director. Santos soon parlayed an opportunity on the overnight shift into a regular stint working weekends. That marked the beginning of more than a decade of groundbreaking radio programming. However, no matter how busy his schedule, Santos has never lost his community ties and continues volunteering as a Reserve Police officer for The City of Miami Police Department.