Spanish Radio Entertainer Abel Pulido Dies

Abel Pulido, a Latin radio host for nearly four decades, passed away November 17, 1992.  He was 80.  Mr. Pulido was best-known for hosting many Spanish-language music programs on several radio stations in the San Joaquin Valley  He also performed in vaudeville shows.

In addition, Mr. Pulido owned and operated Frank's Market on South Ninth Street in Modesto and helped with his wife's  restaurant business, Abel & Lupe's Café, next door.  The restaurant was well-known for its authentic Mexican dishes and popular with local patrons.

He got into broadcasting in 1945, working for KCEY, KFIV, KMOD and KTRB for nearly 40 years, before retiring 10 years ago due to ill health.  As a young man, Mr. Pulido performed in vaudeville shows with a live mariachi band, Mexican dance  troupes and big bands.

In addition to his wife Lupe, he is survived by son, both of Modesto and two grandchildren.

He was  a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and President of the Tuolumne School Parent-Teachers Association.

Remembrances were directed to Community Hospice, Visiting Nurses Association and St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, all of Modesto.