Betty Pino, a beloved radio personality in Florida has passed away. The Ecuadorian Amor 107.5 FM DJ had been in an induced coma after suffering a bacterial infection.
"The queen of the radio has been called by the Lord, leaving a void that will be difficult to fill in her family, friends, listeners and all the ones Betty helped throughout her career in radio," said a statement on her Facebook page. "Today she is in the lap of the Lord. Thank you all for your prayers."
Pino was a host of a weekly show on the Miami radio station where she played the latest hit songs and the latest celebrity gossip. When she first arrived to the U.S. she was a maid for an upscale hotel and made her way to a receptionist position at the station where she would have the opportunity to become a DJ. In 1974, she started her career as a radio dj on the now defunct FM-92 where she became the first woman disc-jockey in the south of Florida.
Betty was admitted to the hospital on July 15 due to a bacterial infection after a week of taking antibiotics and having no positive effect, according to El Nuevo Herald. At the time her publicist said that she had not been feeling well for a while and she was doing a lot better after being admitted.
Days later, Pino was transferred to a different hospital and it was reported that Julio Iglesias contacted the family to offer his support.
Unfortunately, Betty lost her battle against the bacterial infection that attacked her organs. Betty has left her mark in the music and radio world and will forever be remembered.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Betty Pino's friends and family. May she rest in peace.