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CityMayagüez, Puerto Rico
Broadcast areaPuerto Rico
BrandingRadio UTIL
SloganLa Estación del Pueblo
Frequency1300 kHz
Translator(s)W265EC (100.9 MHz, Mayaguez)
First air dateDecember 27, 1950
FormatNews Talk
Power5,000 watts (day)
800 watts (night)
Facility ID40780
Transmitter coordinates18°11′0″N 67°10′4″W / 18.18333°N 67.16778°W / 18.18333; -67.16778Coordinates: 18°11′0″N 67°10′4″W / 18.18333°N 67.16778°W / 18.18333; -67.16778
Callsign meaningUTIL
AffiliationsCNN en Español
OwnerGrupo AM Puerto Rico
(Wifredo G. Blanco-Pi)
Sister stationsWAPA

WTIL (1300 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, it serves the Puerto Rico area. The station is currently owned by Grupo AM Puerto Rico. The station is part of the WAPA Radio News Network and features programming from CNN en Español. The station is shared with translator station W265EC 100.9 FM also in Mayaguez. WTIL was founded in 1950 by Gilbert Mamery, and during the years, changing owners. WTIL is the second oldest radio station in the western region.

Sale to NotiRadio Broadcasting[edit]

On June 21, 2017, WTIL buys from La Mas Z Radio, Inc. to Wifredo G. Blanco Pi, swapping WBYM 1560 AM in Bayamon to La Mas Z from WTIL, in a three-way swap.[1] The deal also involves International Broadcasting Corporation. receiving land and equipment at the site of WAPA 680 AM in Carolina, PR from Blanco Pi and permission to relocate WGIT 1660 AM in Canovanas to that site and build a transmitter building, and IBC may sell or rent at $600 a month the WBYM transmitter site to La Mas Z Radio. On July 31, WTIL ends their local and Spanish Oldies format after 67 years of operation. when the transaction closes and awaiting the consummation, On August 3, this becomes the sixth radio station of the WAPA Radio News Network. The sale was completed on August 15, 2017.

The WAPA Radio Network now consists of six radio stations across the island, WAPA 680 in San Juan, WMIA 1070 in Arecibo, WISO 1260 in Ponce, WTIL 1300 in Mayaguez, WVOZ 1580 in Aguadilla and WXRF 1590 in Guayama.

Translator stations[edit]

Broadcast translators of WTIL
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
FCC info
W265EC 100.9 FM Mayaguez, Puerto Rico .25 FCC


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