|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)|
|Former callsigns||West Palm Beach:
|Owner||Lincoln Financial Media (Sale pending to Entercom)
(Lincoln Financial Media Company of Florida)
|Sister stations||WAXY, WLYF, WMXJ|
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.
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." 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 106".
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.
- "Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media" from Radio Insight (December 8, 2014)
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WAXY
- Radio-Locator information on WAXY
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WAXY