Viva! WONQ Brings Salsa To Orlando

Viva 99.5 1030 WONQ Orlando SalsaQ Broadcasting has flipped Spanish News/Talk “La Grande 1030” WONQ Oveido/99.5 W258DD Orlando FL to Salsa “Viva FM“.

The new format launched on April 29 with owner George Mier serving as Program Director.

Q Broadcasting in Florida has launched VIVA FM, a 100% Salsa format for the Orlando market. It will be carried on a simulcast/combo of WONQ 99.5 FM and 1030 AM, with coverage of Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Polk, and parts of Volusia, as well as digital platforms.

COO/VP of Q Broadcasting George Mier says: “This format has been heavily researched and a winner in selected markets over the years. A few stations have dabbled with it, but besides playing some Hits, I believe many have not achieved the format’s fullest potential, principally for failing to fully commit and understand the audience and essence of the format, beyond the music. Salsa has long been a Heritage format with a highly emotional connection with listeners from most of Latin American countries, due to its standard legacy of Hits that has spanned over 50 years. The station will be the only 100% Salsa format in the state of Florida and the continental US. We, at Q Broadcasting are proven experts of the Salsa genre in Puerto Rico and the US. Orlando Salsa lovers are about to get a really nice treat”.

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