WKAQ-FM

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WKAQ-FM
City of license San Juan, Puerto Rico
Broadcast area Puerto Rico
Branding KQ105 FM
Slogan La Primera
Frequency 104.7 MHz
98.7 MHz
First air date October 8, 1958
Format Contemporary hit radio
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 372.0 meters
Class B
Facility ID 19098
Transmitter coordinates 18°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
Owner Univision Radio Puerto Rico Inc.
Sister stations WKAQ (AM)
WLII-DT
WSTE-DT
Webcast Listen Live
Website univision.net, KQ105, Univision Radio

WKAQ-FM (104.7 FM, "KQ105 FM") along with it satellite WUKQ-FM (98.7 FM) are a pair of radio stations in Puerto Rico broadcasting a contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, WKAQ-FM serves the eastern half of the island while WUKQ, 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.

KQ105 FM Radio is best known for its concerts "KQusticos", 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 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 who disappeared years ago.

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