|City||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Broadcast area||Puerto Rico|
|First air date||June 1968|
|Callsign meaning||Cadena Rock (former branding)|
|Former callsigns||WKVM-FM (1968-1982)|
|Owner||Educational Media Foundation|
WCAD (105.7 FM) is a non-commercial FM radio station licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States. The station serves the island of Puerto Rico. The station is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation and carries network programming from K-LOVE, EMF's main Contemporary Christian music network.
WCAD then was known as WKVM-FM, since the station's inception in June 1968. On July 25, 1978 begin operations, The first FM station dedicated to Rock in Puerto Rico, Alfa Rock. It is founded by American Colonial Broadcasting (a subsidiary of Pérez Perry Enterprises), later was changed to Broadcasting & Programming Systems of Puerto Rico.
Sale to Educational Media Foundation
On July 24, 2017, it was announced that the Educational Media Foundation was buying WCAD and its booster signals for $2.9 million. The station will be EMF's first located in a US Territory and will switch to the company's K-Love network. On September 20, 2017, WCAD went off the air due to the threat of Hurricane Maria across the island and the sale of the station to EMF was approved by the FCC, awaiting the consummation and will convert to a non-commercial educational radio station.
On March 3, 2018 at 12:06 AM, Alfa Rock ended broadcasting after nearly 40 years as an Album Oriented Rock station. The final song on Alfa Rock was "The Perfectionist" by Saga. The station went silent on that day, and soon WCAD will become part of the K-LOVE Network. As of March 16, 2018, WCAD is off the air. The consummation of the license modification was granted on April 30, 2018. After one year, The sale of WCAD was completed on July 16, 2018.
In 2017, the station's transmitter site was heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria. The station returned to the air on December 21, 2018, after ten months off the air and the transmitter repairs have been completed.
Some of the Alfa Rock programming and DJs Pedro Dávila, Jose Sanz and Fred Virella was moved to an online radio station, AZ Rock. AZ Rock is wholly owned by PH Entertainment Group and still airs an AOR format and programming.
- Official website (Archive)
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WCAD
- Radio-Locator information on WCAD
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WCAD
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