As part of its acquisition of Spanish language television streaming platform Pantaya from Hemisphere Media Group, TelevisaUnivision will divest some of their radio holdings in Puerto Rico.
Hemisphere will acquire assets that include Spanish News/Talk 580 WKAQ San Juan and Bilingual CHR “KQ 105” WKAQ-FM San Juan in the deal along with cash for Pantaya. The announcement does not make clear if WKAQ simulcasters 600 WYEL Mayagüez and 1420 WUKQ Ponce and WKAQ-FM simulcaster 98.7 WUKQ-FM Mayagüez are part of the deal.
Hemisphere Media CEO Alan Sokol states in the announcement that “they will continue to work closely with the TelevisaUnivision Uforia programming team who, with its deep music expertise, will continue to program the KQ105 FM station”. The Puerto Rico radio station assets will be paired with the company’s WAPA-TV network on the island.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-09)