WMEN

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WMEN
City of license Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Broadcast area South Florida
Branding 640 Sports
Frequency 640 kHz
Format Sports radio
Power 7,500 watts daytime
460 watts nighttime
Class B
Callsign meaning W MEN (target audience)
Former callsigns WJNA
Affiliations NBC Sports Radio
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
New York Yankees Nova Southeastern University
Owner James-Crystal Enterprises
Sister stations WFTL, WLVJ, WFLL
Webcast Listen Live (occasionally silent during game broadcasts)
Website WFTLSports.com

WMEN (640 AM) is a sports talk radio station in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, USA. The station primarily serves West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, and provides a clear signal to Miami and Fort Lauderdale as well. The station currently carries many programs from NBC Sports Radio. Up until April 2009, WMEN was a Fox Sports Radio affiliate, but lost the affiliation to WINZ. WMEN also carries FAU football and basketball games, Nova Southeastern University sports, as well as New York Yankees baseball. Local shows include Sid Rosenberg weekdays mornings from 6am-10am ET, [1] former Miami Dolphin Keith Sims's show is from 10am-12pm ET. Andy Slater broadcasts from 12pm-3pm ET and is followed by 'The Big O' from 3pm-7pm ET.Marc Eisenberg follows. The station is owned and operated by James-Crystal Enterprises.

WMEN is located at 640 kHz and has been granted a construction permit for 50,000 watts/day, 25,000 watts/night from a tower site in Belle Glade, FL. The power increase was approved because of interference from Cuban radio stations on the same frequency. Adding to that, the station has been granted a special temporary authority to operate at 50,000 watts day and night, with directional signals.

History[edit]

Prior to becoming WMEN, the call letters were WJNA, which had been on various frequencies in the market prior to 640AM. WJNA's format was "standards" or "nostalgia" which targeted older people. WJNA became WMEN on October 23, 2006, and changed formats to ManTalk 640. ManTalk was a talk radio format geared toward adult males, similar to talk formats found on FM. All shows carried by ManTalk were syndicated.

WMEN changed to its sports talk format on 2008-03-03, and retained the WMEN call letters. On-the-air, the station calls itself, WFTL 640 Sports, using the call letters of its sister station WFTL (AM). In the past, 640 AM carried Marlins baseball as the Palm Beach affiliate of the Marlins Radio Network before games moved to WEFL. In the past, WMEN has served as the home of the Florida Panthers hockey team if the Florida Marlins are playing simultaneously on WAXY.[2] This agreement has continued in the 2011-2012 NHL season when WQAM has had a conflict with the University of Miami basketball games.

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Coordinates: 26°32′30″N 80°44′30″W / 26.54167°N 80.74167°W / 26.54167; -80.74167