Mega 97.9 in New York City plays salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton and other Spanish-language tropical music. Mega, sometimes known by its official name of WSKQ-FM, adopted a tropical format in 1993.
Popular salsa artists played on Mega 97.9 include Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, Joe Arroyo, Oscar D'Leon and Hector Lavoe. Popular artists that sing in the bachata genre include Romeo Santos, Aventura and Enrique Iglesias. Mega 97.9 also plays merengue artists, including Juan Luis Guerra and Fonseca. Reggaeton artists played on Mega 97.9 include Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin y Yandel and Gente de Zona. Mega 97.9 also has several radio programs, including its syndicated morning show "El Vacilón de la Mañana."