WONQ-AM 1030

Original Call Letters: WONQ

Originally Licensed: Jan 12, 1985

Original City of License: Oviedo  

Original Frequency: 1140

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 1,700 Watts Directional

Translator(s): 2017-W284CJ-FM 104.7 Orlando

Original Location: Studio/Offices-1033 Semoran Blvd., Casselberry 

Original Format: Spanish Tropical 

Network Affiliation(s):

CNN en Espanol


1985-Florida Broadcasters 

History Of  Call Letters and Formats: 

WONQ-1985-Spanish Tropical "Salsa 1030 La Nuestra"
WONQ-2007-Spanish Music/ News/Latin Hits

WONQ History
WONQ was founded by a Puerto Rican radio engineer named George Arroyo.  Arroyo who had been thinking the Orlando area would be a choice market since he first visited the city in 1981. By September of 1984, Arroyo and his wife, Esperanza, had moved to Orlando and received permission from the FCC for a licensed facility. George has worked as an engineer at a Spanish-language station in New York City and at stations in Puerto Rico. He later bought two stations in Puerto Rico and invested in other stations in the Virgin Islands. WONQ's 4,500-watt signal (which originates from a transmitter on Dean Road in east Orlando) reaches as far as DeLand, Melbourne, Winter Haven and Cocoa Beach.

More Irma Trouble        9-28-17 
Florida Broadcasters owned WONQ-AM 1030 has asked the FCC for post-hurricane Special Temporary Authority as they report “severe damage to transmitter facility”. 

Names In WONQ History 
George Arroyo-1985-President/General Manager/Chief Engineer-Florida Broadcasters
Esperanza Arroyo-1985-Partner-Florida Broadcasters

Sandra Carrasquillo-1985-2000-Traffic Reporter/Promotions/Sales/air personality-Florida Broadcasters
Jorge Mier-1986-1993-Operations Vice President/Program Director-Florida Broadcasters
Miguel Negron- 1991-Florida Broadcasters 
Maritza Beltran-1994-"Buenos Dias Buen Dia"-5am-7am-Florida Broadcasters 

Epi Colon-Florida Broadcasters 
Fernando Negron-Florida Broadcasters 
Paul Gamache-Station Manager-Florida Broadcasters 
Manuel Arroyo-General Sales Manager-Florida Broadcasters
Gabriel Castro-Program Director-Florida Broadcasters
Josivan Padilla-News Director-Florida Broadcasters
William Diaz-"Cara de Cara"-Florida Broadcasters 

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