Almendárez Coello, Renán
|Birthname||Renán Márie Almendárez Coello|
|born on||18 November 1953 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Lepaterique, Honduras, 14n04, 87w28|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||26°12' 26°45 Asc. 00°07'|
Honduran-American radio personality, known as El Cucuy De La Mañana, who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 25 November 2014. His program is carried on several affiliate stations across the United States. For six years, "El Cucuy," with an audience of up to 3 million people, was the most-listened-to voice on Los Angeles radio, surpassing the ratings of Rick Dees and Howard Stern.
Almendárez began working in radio at age 15. After he interviewed the then-US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, Negroponte arranged for a visa and Almendárez emigrated to the U.S. He became a citizen of the United States in 2000. He is active in encouraging Latinos to vote and to take part in activism against anti-illegal immigrant legislation and sentiment. He is the author of the autobiography El Cucuy de la Mañana: My Life in Radio's Fast Lane. He is the father of actress Francia Raisa and Cynthia Benson.
- compare to chart of Stern, Howard (born 12 January 1954)
- Social : Acquired Citizenship 2000 (USA)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 (Autobiography "El cucuy de la mañana")
Sy Scholfield quotes El cucuy de la mañana by Renán Almendárez Coello (Rayo, 2002), page 8 : "nací un 18 de noviembre de 1953 en Honduras, en un paqueno pueblo llamado Lepaterique ... Yo nací a las dos de la tarde." (Translation: I was born on 18 November 1953 in Honduras, in a small town called Lepaterique ... I was born at two in the afternoon).
- Traits : Body : Race (Hispanic)
- Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Francia Raisa, actress)
- Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (Age 15)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
- Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Radio)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("El Cucuy de la Mañana")
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)