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WQBA
WQBA TUDN Miami 1140.png
Frequency1140 kHz
BrandingWQBA 1140 AM
Programming
FormatSpanish Talk
AffiliationsTUDN Radio
Miami Dolphins Spanish Radio Network
Ownership
Owner
Radio: WAQI, WRTO-FM, WAMR-FM
TV: WLTV-DT, WAMI-DT
History
First air date
1952 (as WMIE)
Former call signs
WMIE (1948-1968)
Call sign meaning
QBA = Cuba
Technical information
Facility ID73912
ClassB
Power50,000 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
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.univision.com/miami/wqba-am

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[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. ^ Venta, Lance (June 3, 2022). "Latino Media Network To Acquire Univision Radio Properties in Ten Markets". Archived from the original on June 6, 2022. Retrieved June 15, 2022.