On March 7, Edgar Sotelo, an on-air personality for 107.5 MEGA FM, visited W.T. White High School to give a motivational speech to its 770 freshman students. The event was made possible by Brookhaven College and coordinated by Suzette Vaquera-Constatine, outreach and recruitment coordinator for the Outreach Office.
Better known under his pseudonym “Shoboy” during his morning radio show “Shoboy en la Mañana,” Sotelo enjoys reaching out to the community in his spare time within the Metroplex –specifically schools— and motivating students to achieve academic success and pursue greatness. He visits schools once per week, whether it’s an elementary school or college, or a grade in between.
When Sotelo makes these appearances, he sets out to challenge the students and their decisions. One of the things Sotelo expressed to the W. T. White students is that to succeed in life, you do not have to come from a perfect family with a perfect background, as some may assume. It’s the decisions people make when faced with varying situations that shape their lives.
Sotelo's radio career began in California, where he grew up. During his time in San Francisco, he was named “Most Influential Latino in the Bay Area” by Congress. With a goal to transition from an afternoon gig to a morning show spot, he was presented with an opportunity in Dallas and took it. He’s been hosting his show since 2010.
In 2011, Sotelo received the Marconi Award for Best Radio Personality of the Year, and last year he was voted the 2012 MILLERCOORS “Líder of the Year” and received a $25,000 grant for the Magdaleno Leadership Institute that promotes Latino leadership.
Sotelo’s show airs every weekday morning from 6-10 a.m. For more information about Sotelo and his radio show, visit http://mega1075.cbslocal.com/show/shoboy/. To see a clip from the day’s event, click here!