|Branding||WQBA 1140 AM|
Miami Dolphins Spanish Radio Network
|Radio: WAQI, WRTO-FM, WAMR-FM|
TV: WLTV-DT, WAMI-DT
First air date
|1952 (as WMIE)|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|QBA = Cuba|
|Power||50,000 watts day|
10,000 watts night
WQBA (1140 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish talk format. Licensed to Miami, Florida, United States, the station is currently owned by Uforia Audio Network with programming from TUDN Radio. Previous call letters were WMIE, owned by Susquehanna Broadcasting.
In 1976, The Miami Herald stated that the station, which ran a news program presented by Emilio Milián, had the largest audience of any in the Miami metropolitan area.
1140 AM is a United States and Mexican clear-channel frequency on which XEMR-AM in Apodaca, Nuevo León and WRVA in Richmond, Virginia are the Class A stations. WQBA must reduce power and use a highly directional array during nighttime hours in order to prevent interference to the skywave signals of the Class A stations.
On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that WQBA would be one of the charter affiliates of Univision Deportes Radio, their new Spanish-language sports network launched in April 2017.
On June 3, 2022, Univision announced it would sell a package of 18 radio stations across 10 of its markets, primarily AM outlets in large cities (including WAQI and WQBA) and entire clusters in smaller markets such as McAllen, Texas, and Fresno, California, for $60 million to a new company known as Latino Media Network (LMN); Univision proposes to handle operations for a year under agreement before turning over operational control to LMN in the fourth quarter of 2023.