• Morning talk: KGST (AM 1600), the local ESPN Deportes affiliate, started on Monday airing the syndicated morning program “El Show de Piolin.” It ‘s broadcast 6-10 a.m. weekdays.
Eduardo “Piolin” Sotelo is the host. He was off the air for a while after his contract with XM Radio was not renewed after one year. His show is a mix of humor, immigration rights, and Norteño and Banda music.
• New owners: Merced radio stations KHTN (FM 104.7) and KUBB (FM 96.3) have been purchased as part of a deal by Portland-based Alpha Media to take over Buckley Broadcasting of California, LLC. The agreement also includes four radio stations in Bakersfield.
Alpha Media now owns 86 radio stations.