|City||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Broadcast area||Puerto Rico|
|Branding||Cadena WAPA Radio|
|First air date||January 15, 1947|
|Format||News Talk Information|
400 watts day (experimental synchronous operation)
570 watts night (experimental synchronous operation)
(experimental synchronous operation WA2XPA in Arecibo)
|Callsign meaning||Asociación de Productores de Azúcar|
|Affiliations||CNN en Español
Telenoticias Puerto Rico
(Wilfredo G. Blanco Pi)
|Sister stations||WISO, WGYA, WVOZ|
The station is rebroadcast through a synchronous repeater, WA2XPA Arecibo, which also broadcasts at 680 kHz.
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).
The station has a famous show which is regularly broadcast at 8:30 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.
WAPA Radio over the years
In Early 2017, After a year off the air due to transmitter problems, NotiRadio Broadcasting will return operations WVOZ 1580 AM in Morovis-Manatí, joining the WAPA Radio News Network. The Network will consists of 7 radio stations all across Puerto Rico. Starting on May 7, 2017, WAPA will cease operations on synchronized stations in Arecibo, Mayaguez and Aguadilla. On March 2, 2017, WAPA Radio is acquiring WMIA 1070 AM in Arecibo for over $250,000 and will become the new WAPA Radio News Network station. Now, WAPA Radio will provide a network of five radio stations across the island.
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- Radio-Locator Information on WA2XPA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WA2XPA
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