Joaquin "Leo" Vargas has quickly become one of the most
recognized voices in the Hispanic radio industry. Born in Orlando,
Florida to Costa Rican parents, his youthful and powerful voice started
being heard in promotional videos for his church's annual fall festival
before also being heard in promos for other events in the Orlando area.
Vargas also worked as a disc jockey at a local skating rink during this
time. Vargas began his radio career while in college at WONQ-AM
1030 "La Grande", Central Florida's very first and
longest-running Spanish-language radio station. Following a brief stint
as co-host of programs that aired on WPRD-AM 1440 "La Voz",
Vargas became one of the promotional announcers and social media manager
for WMQV-FM 102.3 "La
Primera", where he also hosted his own "Top 10 Hits"
music show. Vargas officially crossed over to the English-language radio
market in 2022 when he became a news reporter for WDBO-AM
580/107.3 FM in Orlando, and also voiced commercials for its
Spanish-language sister station, WOEX-FM
96.5 "Exitos". With a degree in Digital Media from the
University of Central Florida, Vargas is also an aspiring drummer and
percussionist. He also enjoys singing, fitness, and martial arts. Today,
his voice continues to be used in projects for radio, television, and
other audio-visual needs in both English and Spanish.