WAPA (AM)

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WAPA
City of license San Juan, Puerto Rico
Broadcast area Puerto Rico
Branding Cadena WAPA Radio
Slogan La poderosa.
Frequency 680 kHz
First air date 1945
Format News Talk Information
Power 10,000 watts day
10,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 8889
Transmitter coordinates 18°24′17″N 65°56′55″W / 18.40472°N 65.94861°W / 18.40472; -65.94861Coordinates: 18°24′17″N 65°56′55″W / 18.40472°N 65.94861°W / 18.40472; -65.94861
Callsign meaning Asociación de Productores de Azúcar
Affiliations CNN en Español
Owner Wilfredo Blanco Pi & Jorge Blanco
(NotiRadio Broadcasting)
Sister stations WISO
WGYA
Website waparadiopr.com

WAPA (680 AM) is a radio station licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, broadcasting a News Talk Information format. It is an affiliate of CNN en Español radio news network.

The station is rebroadcast through a synchronous repeater, WA2XPA Arecibo, which also broadcasts at 680 kHz.

History[edit]

Its call letters are a partial abbreviation of the station's original owners, the now-defunct Asociación de Productores de Azúcar, or Puerto Rico Sugar Grower's Association. In the late 60's, it was acquired by Hearst Corporation. In 1991 it was acquired by Notiradio Broadcasting (Eng. Wifredo G. Blanco-Pi, owner & his son Eng. Jorge Blanco, news director).

Programming[edit]

The station has a famous show which is regularly broadcast at 8:00 am, "Dándole casco al tema" (Thinking through the topic), in which the owners discuss with the listeners political topics. Another popular show is Opine Usted (Express yourself), in this show listeners are given 1 minute and 30 seconds to analyze the situation of the country.

Affiliiates[edit]

WAPA's programming is also heard on WISO 1260 kHz Ponce and WGYA 1590kHz Guayama.

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