Nio began his career in radio in 1996 working at Radio Mundo 680AM in Tampa. After only one year, he was offered a position at Mega 760AM where along with being an on-air host, was named the official voice in Spanish of Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This honor catapulted Nio into the national spotlight of Spanish sports and eventually lead to the public recognition for excellence in broadcasting by Mayor Dick Greco and the City of Tampa.
In 2005, Nio was given an opportunity to return to his hometown Miami as the afternoon drive host on Mega 94.9 FM.
After only 2 months in South Florida, he took Mega to #1, provoking an invitation to Los Angeles where he hosted afternoons on the world’s most successful Latin Rhythmic station “Latino 96.3 FM”. For almost three years, Nio consistently competed among the top three stations in the biggest Radio Market in the United States.
In 2007 Nio Encendio received one of the greatest honors of his career when he was privileged with the “Passion of the Art” award by the National Institute of Latin American Journalism.
When 2008 rolled around, Nio once again answered the call to return to his hometown Miami. This time as the morning show host on one of South Florida’s most illustrious stations, “El Zol 95.7”.
Having enjoyed the “big city life” already, in 2009 Nio Encendio returned to the city that gave him his radio career, Tampa.