Beto Najera has been a DJ in the city of Houston for more than 15 years. Throughout his career he has worked in formats ranging from Regional Mexican to Spanish Pop. He recently joined Univision Radio where, in less than a month, he was able to lead his show to a leadership position in the rankings.
Beto is well known for his humor and sarcasm, traits he has used to get an original angle on interviews to celebrities. Some of these include Adal Ramones on his controversial separation, Ricky Martin on his sexual orientation, Oscar de la Hoya on his addictions, Chicharito Hernandez on his differences with Vasco Aguirre, Juanes, Maná, Sofía Vergara, and numerous politicians and opinion leaders.
Beto has taken advantage of his popularity to help organizations such as the American Red Cross, Texas Children’s Hospital and different consulates. He has been able to help in the aftermath of disasters such as the floods in Veracruz and Tabasco, raising more than $70,000 in one afternoon. For two years in a row, Beto has also raised almost $1 million to help low income families of patients being treated at the Texas Children’s Hospital.
Francisco “Pancho” Mercado was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and moved to Los Angeles when he was 18 years old.
He was given the opportunity to work in radio when he joined 101.9 FM in Los Angeles as a board operator. A few months later, Pancho became part of afternoon drive’s on-air cast and his career took off. Since then, he has been a favorite in markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and San Diego.
Pancho has participated in numerous commercials and marketing campaigns for brands such as Home Depot, ATT and T-Mobile. He has volunteered and sponsored numerous charities including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, Rady’s Children Hospital in San Diego and Children’s Hospital in Central California. For his community service, Pancho was awarded the National Hispanic Coalition Award by Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa.