WLQY

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WLQY
City of license Hollywood, Florida
Broadcast area Miami area
Slogan International Station
Frequency 1320 kHz
First air date April, 1953
Format World Ethnic
Power 5,000 watts fulltime
Class B
Facility ID 23609
Transmitter coordinates 26°1′53.00″N 80°16′42.00″W / 26.0313889°N 80.2783333°W / 26.0313889; -80.2783333
Former callsigns WGMA (mid 1960s-1979)
WADY (1980)
Owner Entravision Holdings, LLC

WLQY (1320 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a World Ethnic format. Licensed to Hollywood, Florida, USA, the station serves the Miami area in the daytime and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood at night. They operate with five kilowatts into a two tower day directional pattern and a four tower night directional pattern The station is currently owned by Entravision Holdings, LLC.[1]

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"The Million Dollar Sound of WGMA" began in the middle nineteen sixties as an adult "Middle Of the Road" one kilowatt omni-directional daytime only station. WGMA "The Country Giant" followed with improved coverage from two four tower directional patterns, day and night, and with five kilowatts. See History of WGMA The Country Giant, 1967-79

WGMA was located at the Hollywood Federal building on Washington Street and 441 and their transmitter was at 9881 Sheridan Street, before Sheridan Street existed. Singles-only station WADY "The Lady", went on the air on March 1, 1980. On July 1, 1980, the station changed its call sign to the current WLQY.[2]

WLQY, first known as "Lucky 13", was a "Music Of Your Life" station. Gary Lawrence of was the official bandleader of WLQY.

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