WKAQ (580 AM) is a commercial radio station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Currently owned by Univision Radio, the station airs a Spanish language talk radio format. Its programming is repeated on WUKQ, which broadcasts on 1420 kHz in Ponce, and WYEL which broadcasts on 600 kHz in Mayagüez. The station was the first radio station to broadcast in Puerto Rico. According to Ernesto Vigoreaux, in the early days of music in Puerto Rico, the musicians would record music at the WKAQ radio station. WKAQ is the Puerto Rico primary entry point station for the Emergency Alert System.
|City||WKAQ: San Juan, Puerto Rico|
WUKQ: Ponce, Puerto Rico
|Broadcast area||Puerto Rico|
|Frequency||WKAQ: 580 kHz|
WUKQ: 1420 kHz
|Owner||Uforia Audio Network |
(WLII/WSUR License Partnership, G.P.)
First air date
|WKAQ: December 3, 1922|
WUKQ: June 3, 1958
Former call signs
WUKQ: WEUC (1958-2000)
|WKAQ: 1240 kHz (1922-1942)|
620 kHz (1942-1951)
|Power||WKAQ: 10,000 watts unlimited|
WUKQ: 1,000 watts unlimited
WKAQ was owned for many years by Angel Ramos, owner of the El Mundo newspaper, and eventual namesake for WKAQ-TV, branded as Telemundo. The El Mundo operated until 1986 when labor strikes and acts of terrorism ended its operation.
On January 25, 2017, WKAQ has been granted an FCC construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, to decrease power to 2,500 watts.
- Museo de la Radio - Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League's web site.
- "Centro: Sound: Interview Two with Ernesto Vigoreaux on December 26 1988 [RGC.EVig.19220.127.116.11]". centropr.hunter.cuny.edu.
- Official website
- WKAQ in the FCC AM station database
- WKAQ on Radio-Locator
- WKAQ in Nielsen Audio's AM station database
- WUKQ in the FCC AM station database
- WUKQ on Radio-Locator
- WUKQ in Nielsen Audio's AM station database