Wapa Television acquires the stations WKAQ 580 AM and KQ 105 FM

The Puerto Rican television channel Wapa Television confirmed this afternoon that it acquired the stations WKAQ 580 AM and KQ 105 FM.

“We invite you to learn the details of the new era of Wapa Television together with WKAQ 580 AM and KQ105 FM. In addition, an important announcement will be made”, reads a call for a press conference sent by the Channel 4 relations officer, Migdaliz Ortiz.

The appointment is scheduled for next Wednesday, September 6, at 1:30 pm The invitation also states that the television medium “is preparing to begin a new era with the acquisition of the stations.”

As he knew The new daythe president of Wapa Television, Jorge Hidalgo, also shared the news today with all employees through an internal letter.

“We are very excited to welcome you to the Wapa Family, consisting of Wapa, Wapa Deportes and Wapa America! The Wapa Television stations, along with WKAQ AM and FM, will now become the Wapa Media conglomerate. Wapa Media will be the leader in television, radio and digital in Puerto Rico, in addition to having a strong presence in the live events and podcasts market. Combining television and radio will create enormous strategic opportunities and allow us to serve our audiences and advertisers even better,” he said.

In 2022, the Televisa Univision company signed an agreement with Hemiphere Media Group to acquire the streaming Pantaya in exchange for the company’s radio assets in Puerto Rico, such as the stations WKAQ 580 AM and KQ 105 FM.

According to the American weekly dedicated to cinema Yet the culture popular, Variety, Hemisphere Media Group, owners of Wapa Television, would receive “An amount of money and the radio assets of Televisa Univision on the island, as part of the agreement in exchange for the streaming application.”

“Hemisphere’s acquisition of certain Univision radio assets in Puerto Rico will be an ideal complement to Wapa, Puerto Rico’s leading television network. Following the closing of the transaction, we will continue to work closely with the programming team of Televisa-Univision Uforia who, with their deep musical experience, will continue programming the station KQ105 FM,” said Alan Sokol, executive director of Hemisphere Media at the time. Group, in a statement.

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