WKAQ-FM

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WKAQ-FM / WUKQ-FM
KQ 105 WKAQ-FM 2014 logo.png
CityWKAQ-FM: San Juan, Puerto Rico
WUKQ-FM: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Broadcast areaPuerto Rico
BrandingKQ105 FM
SloganLa Primera (The First)
Frequency104.7 MHz
98.7 MHz
First air dateWKAQ-FM: October 8, 1958
WUKQ-FM: January 1962
FormatTop 40/CHR
Language(s)Spanish and English
ERPWKAQ-FM: 50,000 watts
WUKQ-FM: 25,000 watts
HAATWKAQ-FM: 372.0 meters
WUKQ-FM: 601 meters
ClassB
Facility ID19098
54818
Transmitter coordinates18°16′51″N 66°6′38″W / 18.28083°N 66.11056°W / 18.28083; -66.11056Coordinates: 18°16′51″N 66°6′38″W / 18.28083°N 66.11056°W / 18.28083; -66.11056
Former callsignsWKAQ-FM:
none
WUKQ-FM:
WKJB-FM (1962-1997)
WUKQ (1997-2000)
Former frequenciesWUKQ-FM:
99.1 MHz (1962-2013)
OwnerUforia Audio Network
(WLII/WSUR License Partnership, G.P.)
Sister stationsWKAQ (AM)
WYEL
WLII-DT
WSTE-DT
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kq105.com

WKAQ-FM (104.7 FM, "KQ105 FM") along with its satellite WUKQ-FM (98.7 FM) are a pair of radio stations in Puerto Rico broadcasting a bilingual [1]contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, WKAQ-FM serves the eastern half of the island while WUKQ-FM, licensed to Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, serves the western half. The stations are currently owned by Univision Radio Puerto Rico Inc., a subsidiary of Univision Communications, Inc.

The stations are relayed through booster stations, WKAQ-FM1 in Juana Diaz and WKAQ-FM2 in Fajardo, both operating at 104.7 FM, also on WUKQ-FM1 in Ponce, at 98.7 FM.

KQ105 FM Radio is best known for its concerts "KQusticos", "KQ Live Concert", "KQ Sunsets", "Uforia Lounge @ The Mall of San Juan", popular hit music playlists, and for its great variety of music including all genres of pop, ballads, few salsa and merengue, and even reggaeton. It's also characterized for having less commercials per hour than any other local station with a programming based only on music 24 hours, 7 days a week, except Saturdays (Sundays repeated) were there is a live Top 20 Countdown involving interviews to artists, presenting the top 20 best music of the week, and local/international news on artists such as gossips.[citation needed]

Also the branding "LA PRIMERA" means that WKAQ-FM was the first FM assigned frequency to San Juan and the second radio station established in the island on October 8, 1958, followed by Rio Piedras's WFID on November of the same year. However, WKAQ-FM became more notorious in 1968 when they started its format of popular music with the logo "LA ESTACIÓN DE LAS ESTRELLAS" and "ESTRELLAS EN ESTÉREO" making noticeable their Stereophonic sound. Later in 1975, WKAQ-FM started broadcasting in quadraphonic sound, using a Sansui QS encoder and they started promoting it but this experiment didn't last long. In the early 1980s WKAQ-AM turned into news talk radio and the FM changed to Top 40's renamed KQ 105 La Primera until today. WKAQ AM, FM and TV Telemundo were owned and operated by Don Angel Ramos, who also owned the El Mundo newspaper which disappeared years ago.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Login to All Access - Breaking Radio News and Free New Music - AllAccess.com". All Access.

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