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Coppelia Heading Back To Houston

Hope Media Group (HMG) has hired Coppelia Acevedo to the position of Director of Media Fundraising.  She will be helping to coordinate and host on-air fundraising for KSBJ/Houston, WayFM, Vida Unida and NGEN. 

Currently Coppelia co-hosts afternoons at WPOZ/Orlando (Z88.3) where she has been since March 2019. She also serves as PD for WPOZ’s Spanish “La Z.” Prior to joining WPOZ Coppelia she hosted middays at KXNG/Houston (NGEN Radio) From Aug 2013 to Jan 2016 she was morning co-host with Bill Maier on KSBJ/Houston. She started her career in radio in her home territory of Puerto Rico before moving to California to work for KLOVE and Air 1. Coppelia is also a writer, singer, speaker, and worship leader.

Jon Hull, Vice-President of New Donor Acquisition for Hope Media Group, shares “We’re so happy to have Coppelia back in Houston.  When she worked here (from 2011-2019) with both KSBJ and NGEN Radio, our staff and listeners absolutely fell in love with her passion, her commitment to excellence, and her laugh.  Now that we’ve launched Vida Unida, and we’ve completed the merger with Way Media, our need for someone with Coppelia’s skills and passionate heart for ministry has increased exponentially.  I’m looking forward to working with her again, and excited at the possibilities – especially when you look at the growth, and future growth on the horizon for this ministry.”  

 Coppelia, says: “I’m excited to be heading back home to Houston with Hope Media Group, after an amazing season with Z88.3 & La Z104.7 Kissimmee & 102.5 Orlando.  The Z family is special, and I’ll miss doing Afternoons with Shadow.  But I’m so excited about this new season, especially when you look at the growth for Vida Unida in three of the four largest markets for Spanish-speaking listeners in the United States.  I can’t wait to get this FIESTA started.”

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