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WQBA
Frequency1140 kHz
BrandingWQBA 1140 AM
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
FormatTalk/sports
AffiliationsTUDN Radio
Miami Dolphins Spanish Radio Network
Ownership
Owner
  • Latino Media Network
  • (Latino Media Network, LLC)
WAQI
History
First air date
1952 (as WMIE)
Former call signs
WMIE (1948-1968)
Call sign meaning
Cuba
Technical information
Facility ID73912
ClassB
Power
  • 50,000 watts day
  • 10,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
25°46′3″N 80°29′10″W / 25.76750°N 80.48611°W / 25.76750; -80.48611
Repeater(s)98.3 WRTO-HD2 (Goulds, Florida)
107.5 WAMR-HD3 (Miami)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.univision.com/miami/wqba-am

WQBA (1140 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish talk/sports format. Licensed to Miami, Florida, United States, the station is owned by Latino Media Network; under a local marketing agreement, it was operated by former owner TelevisaUnivision's Uforia Audio Network until 2024. It features programming from TUDN Radio. Previous call letters were WMIE, owned by Susquehanna Broadcasting.

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.

History

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.[1]

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.[2]

WQBA was one of eighteen radio stations that TelevisaUnivision sold to Latino Media Network in a $60 million deal announced in June 2022, approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that November,[3] and completed on December 30, 2022.[4] Under the terms of the deal, Univision agreed to continue programming the station for up to one year under a local marketing agreement.[3]

References

  1. ^ Buchanan, Edna; Gaiter, Dorothy (May 1, 1976). "Cuban Newsman is Maimed as Bomb Explodes in Car" (PDF). The Miami Herald.
  2. ^ Univision To Launch "Univision Deportes Radio"
  3. ^ a b Venta, Lance (November 22, 2022). "FCC Approves Latino Media Network Purchase Of 18 Univision Stations". RadioInsight. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  4. ^ "Latino Media Network Completes Purchase Of 18 Radio Stations From Univision". Inside Radio. January 5, 2023. Retrieved February 23, 2023.