WAXY-FM

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WAXY-FM
WAXY logo.png
City of license Miramar, Florida
Broadcast area Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Branding FM 104.3 The Ticket
Slogan The Flagship Station for South Florida Sports
Frequency 104.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1969 (as WEAT-FM in West Palm Beach)
Format Sports
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 283 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 29567
Former callsigns West Palm Beach:
WEAT-FM (1969-2012)
WMSF (2012)
Owner Lincoln Financial Media (Sale pending to Entercom)
(Lincoln Financial Media Company of Florida)
Sister stations WAXY, WLYF, WMXJ
Webcast Listen Live
Website theticketmiami.com

WAXY-FM is in the Miami, Florida area and broadcasts at 104.3 FM. Known as "104.3 The Ticket", it is a sports talk station which simulcasts the programming of WAXY (790 AM). Its studios are in Miami Gardens and the transmitter is in Martin County.

History[edit]

104.3 was originally the frequency used for WEAT, which moved to 107.9 on June 1, 2012. It was replaced on 104.3 by the similarly-formatted "Smooth FM," whose first song was "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Big Mountain. Meanwhile, WIRK, which was previously located at 107.9, was moved to 103.1 and replaced WPBZ, which at that time was carrying a Hot AC format.

On August 24, 2012, Palm Beach Broadcasting announced its intention to sell WMSF (the former WEAT) to Lincoln Financial Media for $13 million. Five days later, on August 29, after playing "Caribbean Breeze" by The Rippingtons, WMSF began simulcasting the signal of WAXY, branded as "790 & 104.3 The Ticket."[1] On August 31, 2012, WMSF changed their call letters to WAXY-FM. The purchase of WAXY-FM was consummated on December 10, 2012.

On September 19, 2013, WAXY-FM completed its move to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market as its city of license was changed to Miramar.

WAXY-FM's callsign is not new to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market as it was used on 105.9 FM, as WAXY 106, for many years under RKO General amd Metroplex Communications (as a sister station to WHYI-FM) before being relegated to the AM station now at 790 through multiple acquisitions, and the station at 105.9 became WBGG-FM, "Big 105.9".

On December 8, 2014, Entercom announces that it is purchasing Lincoln Financial Group's entire 15-station lineup (including WAXY-FM) in a $106.5 million deal, and will operate the outlets under a LMA deal until the sale is approved by the FCC.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/70124/lincoln-financial-media-acquires-104-3-wmsf-will-flip-to-sports/
  2. ^ "Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media" from Radio Insight (December 8, 2014)

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Coordinates: 27°01′34″N 80°10′41″W / 27.026°N 80.178°W / 27.026; -80.178