WQXM
WQXM 99.9-1460 logo.png
Broadcast areaCentral Polk County, Florida
Frequency1460 kHz
BrandingRitmo 99.9
Programming
FormatSpanish language Contemporary Hits
Ownership
Owner
  • Aliuska Leiva Marti
  • (DRC Broadcasting, Inc.)
History
First air date
September 30, 2004; 17 years ago (2004-09-30) (as WRMX)
Former call signs
WBAR, WRMX
Technical information
Facility ID71202
ClassD
Power10,000 watts (days)
155 watts (nights)
Transmitter coordinates
27°54′34″N 81°51′29″W / 27.90944°N 81.85806°W / 27.90944; -81.85806Coordinates: 27°54′34″N 81°51′29″W / 27.90944°N 81.85806°W / 27.90944; -81.85806
Translator(s)99.9 W260DA (Bartow)
Links
WebsiteRitmo 99.9

WQXM (1460 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Bartow in Central Florida. It airs a Spanish language Contemporary Hits radio format known as "Ritmo 99.9." It is owned by Aliuska Leiva Marti, through licensee DRC Broadcasting, Inc.[1]

By day, WQXM broadcasts at 10,000 watts, using a directional antenna. But to reduce interference to other stations on 1460 AM, WQXM greatly reduces power at night to 155 watts, switching to a non-directional antenna. The transmitter is on North Maple Avenue near Lyle Parkway in Bartow, Florida.[2] Programming is also heard on FM translator W260DA at 99.9 MHz.

FM translator

WQXM programming is relayed on an FM translator, which gives listeners for the improved sound of FM stereo.

Broadcast translators of WQXM
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W260DA 99.9 Bartow, Florida 156224 250 D FCC LMS

History

The station went on the air as WRMX on 2004-09-30. On 2004-10-11, the station changed its call sign to the current WQXM.[3]

References

  1. ^ "WQXM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WQXM
  3. ^ "WQXM Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.