WQBU-FM

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WQBU-FM
City of license Garden City, New York
Broadcast area Long Island and New York City
Branding Univision America 92.7
Frequency 92.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
92.7 HD-2 "La Kalle Dos"
First air date 1959 (as WLIR)
Format News/Talk
Language(s) Spanish
ERP 2,000 watts
HAAT 159 meters (522 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 30573
Transmitter coordinates 40°45′26.00″N 73°42′52.00″W / 40.7572222°N 73.7144444°W / 40.7572222; -73.7144444
Callsign meaning W Que BUena (previous format)
Former callsigns WLIR (1959-1987)
WDRE-FM (1987-1996)
WLIR-FM (1996-2004)
WZAA (2004-2007)[1]
Affiliations Univision America
New York Mets Baseball
Owner Univision Radio
Sister stations WADO
Webcast Listen Live
Website mami927.com

WQBU-FM (92.7 FM, "Univision America 92.7") is a radio station licensed to Garden City, New York and serves the western Long Island area. It broadcasts a Spanish language news/talk format and is owned by Univision's radio division.

History[edit]

92.7 FM went on the air in 1959 with the call letters WLIR and played Broadway tunes and classical music. In the early 1970s, the format shifted to progressive rock, then to modern rock in the 1980s. In 1987, the call sign changed to WDRE-FM, and in 1996 they went back to WLIR-FM. Univision bought the station in 2004 and became a multi-cast for "Latino Mix" WHBI 105.9 FM based in Newark, New Jersey.

On Memorial Day 2005, both stations became "La Kalle," a reggaeton-formatted station. The station at 105.9 became WCAA and 92.7 became WZAA.

A WQBU-FM car in the 2010 North Hudson Cuban Day Parade in Union City, New Jersey.

In late January 2007, Univision ended the simulcast and changed the call sign to WQBU-FM.

In March 2007, the station announced that they would become the Spanish-language home of the New York Yankees. Beto Villa is the play-by-play announcer.[2]

In 2010, the station became the Spanish language home of the New York Mets, with Juan Alicea and Max Perez Jimenez with the calls.[3]

On November 15, 2012 WQBU-FM changed their format to Spanish Tropical, branded as "Mami 92.7".[4]

Previous "La Que Buena" logo


On March 31, 2014; WQBU-FM switched to a news/talk format nationally syndicated by Univision America. This makes it the 10th station overall and the first FM station in Univision's portfolio to have the Univision America network.[5]

Previous "Mami" ident used until 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://musicradio.computer.net/wwwboard/messages/308752.html[dead link]
  3. ^ "La Que Buena, WQBU 92.7 FM, to broadcast 150 New York Mets Games in 2010" (Press release). New York Mets. March 18, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (November 15, 2012). "WQBU New York Meets Its Mami". RadioInsight.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ WQBU New York Flips To Univision America - Radio Insight (Published March 31, 2014)

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