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WMYM is a radio station licensed to Kendall, Florida, serving the Miami metropolitan area. WMYM is broadcast on 990 kHz.

WMYM
CityKendall, Florida
Broadcast areaMiami metropolitan area
BrandingUnanimo Deportes
Frequency990 kHz
FormatSports radio
Power7,500 watts daytime, 5,000 watts nighttime
ClassB
Facility ID12833
Transmitter coordinates25°37′35.00″N 80°31′16.00″W / 25.6263889°N 80.5211111°W / 25.6263889; -80.5211111
Callsign meaningMickeY Mouse
(official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, former owner)
or MYaMi
Former callsignsWFAB
AffiliationsUnanimo Deportes
OwnerEnrique Nicolas Cusco
(Actualidad 990AM Licensee, LLC)
Sister stationsWLVJ, WURN, WURN-FM
Websitehttps://unanimosports.com/

HistoryEdit

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

WFAB, "La Fabulosa" broadcast a Spanish-language format on 990 throughout the 1950s and 1960s but lost their license and was off the air for many years before the Disney corporation was able to obtain permission to operate on this frequency. They used a six-tower inline array. WMYM uses a six-tower parallelogram. The pattern had to be tightened because of an upgrade on a Pompano Beach station on 980.

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.[1][2]

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.[3][4][5] The sale was completed on May 29, 2015[6]

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 serves as the flagship station for ESPN Deportes Radio's programming.[7]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lafayette, Jon (August 13, 2014). "Exclusive: Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital". Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Radio Disney to Sell the Majority of Its Stations". Billboard. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement", fcc.gov, February 2, 2015. Accessed August 14, 2015
  4. ^ Actualidad Buying WMYM 990-AM/Miami - Radio Ink Magazine
  5. ^ Station Sales Week Of 2/13 - Radio Insight
  6. ^ Consum→mation Notice - FCC
  7. ^ https://www.fybush.com/nerw-20190617/
  8. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "For Spanish-language Sports, It's 'Unanimo'", Radio & Television Business Report. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "Adios Deportes, Hola UNANIMO", Radio Ink. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.

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