Evening hosts Mariana ‘Lulu’ Gonzalez and Marissa ‘Lala’ Gonzalez have parted ways with iHeartMedia Hot AC 103.5 WKTU Lake Success/New York.
The twin sisters joined WKTU in November 2016 from afternoons at Cox CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami. The New Jersey natives began their radio careers with seven years at Univision Spanish CHR “X96.3” WXNY and co-hosted Ty Bentli’s morning show on CBS CHR “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York in 2012-2013 before spending two years in afternoons in Miami. They also worked on multiple Univision television programs while at WXNY and during their tenure at WKTU competed on CBS’ “The Amazing Race”.
The sisters released the following statement:
We want to take a moment to express our gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey at 103.5 KTU. To all the talented artists who have graced our studios and given us the opportunity to interview them, thank you! We also extend our appreciation to our loyal fans who have tuned in every night to listen to us, and our amazing colleagues – all have made the last eight years unforgettable, and we will cherish the memories forever.
We owe a huge thanks to Rob Miller, who believed in us and brought us back to the New York market. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We also want to give a special shout-out to Bartel, who welcomed us like family and made going to work every day a joyous experience. We learned so much from you and appreciate all the guidance you’ve given us.
Lastly, we are tremendously thankful to Chris Conley, Thea Mitchem, and Tom Poleman for not only providing us with the platform to share our voices and personalities on the airwaves but also for embracing our unique style and allowing us to be our authentic selves. Their unwavering support, mentorship, and belief in our talents have been instrumental in our success and have transformed our radio journey into an extraordinary experience. This is not a goodbye, but a ‘See you later!’