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Broadcast areaSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Frequency1320 kHz
BrandingRadio Isla 1320
  • Media Power Group
  • (Media Power Group, Inc.)
First air date
October 15, 1949
Former call signs
WEMB (1949-1951)
WRIO (1951-1962)
WUNO (1962-2001)
WSKN (2001-2002)
WDEP (2002)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Power10,000 watts

WSKN (1320 AM) is a radio station. WSKN serves San Juan, Puerto Rico and is owned by Media Power Group. The station serves as the flagship station of the Radio Isla Network and carries a Spanish-language news and talk format.

The callsign derives from their previous identification, Super Kadena Noticiosa, which was created on May 11, 1992, under the ownership of Radio Kadena Informativa Inc. The station was on frequency 630 AM. WUNO Notiuno bought them in 2000 and switched frequencies (Notiuno was on 1320 AM).


Early years[edit]

The station's news director is Luis Penchi, a Ponce-born radio journalist with over 30 years of broadcast experience. Upon being hired by WSKN, he transferred his highly rated Saturday-morning news programming from WIAC, the Radio Puerto Rico network. The programming included a weekly political debate panel with former Senate President Kenneth McClintock, Senate PDP Minority Leader José Luis Dalmau and Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano (MINH) leader, Dr. Héctor Pesquera, and the "Luis Penchi Entrevista" 90-minute news interview program. During the week, Penchi attracted many of the islands' top political analysts to its programming, including attorneys Benny Frankie Cerezo, Carlos Gallisá and Ignacio Rivera, as well as businessman-turned-political-figure Adolfo Krans, the former First Spouse during his former wife Sila Calderón's gubernatorial administration. As a result, the station has been able to attract many of Puerto Rico's political 'cognoscenti' to its audience.

Recent news[edit]

On December 1, 2009, Penchi resigned from the position of news director, and news reporter Julio Rivera Saniel was named to replace him. Rivera Saniel had previously worked at WKAQ 580, and still works as a reporter on WAPA TV's weekday newscasts (Noticentro Edición Estelar). On November 1, 2013 Jonathan Lebrón Ayala was named news director after Rivera Saniel resigned to the position he previously held from 2009.[1] Lebrón Ayala is a young news reporter that was the multimedia editor of Metro in Puerto Rico, a daily free newspaper owned by Metro International. Also has worked with WKAQ, a Univision Radio Puerto Rico station and with El Nuevo Dia a newspaper owned by the Ferré Rangel family. Rivera Saniel would stay in WSKN with two new shows and still works on WAPA-TV newscasts.[2]


In June 2003, Media Power Group Inc. (Eduardo Rivero Albino, chairman, Gilberto Rivera Gutierrez, Jose E. Fernandez and Joe Pagan, shareholders) reached an agreement to purchase four AM radio stations in Puerto Rico, including WSKN, from Arso Radio Corp. (Jesus M. Soto, owner) for a reported $6.8 million.[3]


  1. ^ Cruz De la Cruz, Yari. "¡Mucho éxito!, Jonathan". Periodico Metro Puerto Rico. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Julio Rivera Saniel entra de lleno a Noticentro". Metro Puerto Rico. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-06-09.

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