WMYM
Unan1mo Deportes logo.png
Kendall, Florida
Broadcast areaMiami metropolitan area
Frequency990 kHz
BrandingUnanimo Deportes
Programming
FormatSports radio
AffiliationsUnanimo Deportes
Ownership
OwnerEnrique Nicolas Cusco
(Actualidad 990AM Licensee, LLC)
WLVJ, WURN, WURN-FM
History
First air date
1997
Former call signs
WFBA (1997–1999)
Call sign meaning
MickeY Mouse
(official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, former owner)
or MYaMi
Technical information
Facility ID12833
ClassB
Power7,500 watts daytime, 5,000 watts nighttime
Transmitter coordinates
25°37′35″N 80°31′16″W / 25.62639°N 80.52111°W / 25.62639; -80.52111
Translator(s)98.7 MHz W254DT (Kendall)
Links
Websitehttps://unanimosports.com/

WMYM is a radio station licensed to Kendall, Florida, serving the Miami metropolitan area as the flagship station of the Spanish-language sports network Unanimo Deportes. WMYM is broadcast on 990 kHz.

History

Final Radio Disney logo for WMYM.
Final Radio Disney logo for WMYM.
Logo as an ESPN Deportes affiliate
Logo as an ESPN Deportes affiliate

Further information: WFAB (Miami)

WFAB "La Fabulosa" broadcast a Spanish-language format on 990 from 1962 to 1977; the station, however, lost its license due to fraudulent billing practices. The demise of WFAB led to a multi-year fight for the license, ultimately won by Community Broadcasting Company. The unbuilt construction permit was sold to W.R.A. Broadcasting in 1996[1] and went on air in 1997 was WFBA. (The WFAB call letters had been assigned in the intervening 20 years to a station in Puerto Rico.) While WFAB's tower site used a six-tower inline array, WMYM uses a six-tower parallelogram; the pattern had to be tightened because of an upgrade to WHSR, a Pompano Beach station on 980.

In 1999, Disney acquired WFAB for its Radio Disney children's network, launching the format on September 17, 1999. On August 13, 2014, Disney put WMYM and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network.[2][3]

On February 12, 2015, Enrique Cusco's Actualidad Radio Group (owner of the Spanish news/talk trimulcast WLVJ, WURN and WURN-FM) announced that it would acquire WMYM, for a price of $2,100,000.[4][5][6] The sale was completed on May 29, 2015[7]

The station discontinued its Radio Disney affiliation and went silent on June 11, 2015. WMYM returned to the air, and switched to sports programming from ESPN Deportes Radio, which effectively continued Disney's programming of the station. WMYM served as the flagship station for ESPN Deportes Radio's programming.[8]

After ESPN Deportes Radio was discontinued September 8, 2019, WMYM became the flagship station of the newly launched Unanimo Deportes Radio network.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "CP for WFBA(AM) Miami" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. June 10, 1996. p. 34. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Lafayette, Jon (August 13, 2014). "Exclusive: Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital". Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Radio Disney to Sell the Majority of Its Stations". Billboard. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement", fcc.gov, February 2, 2015. Accessed August 14, 2015
  5. ^ Actualidad Buying WMYM 990-AM/Miami - Radio Ink Magazine
  6. ^ Station Sales Week Of 2/13 - Radio Insight
  7. ^ Consum→mation Notice - FCC
  8. ^ "NorthEast Radio Watch 6/17/2019: Adios, ESPN Deportes Radio!". 17 June 2019.
  9. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "For Spanish-language Sports, It's 'Unanimo'", Radio & Television Business Report. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "Adios Deportes, Hola UNANIMO", Radio Ink. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.