|City of license||Safety Harbor, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Tampa, Florida|
|Slogan||Tu Musica Al Maximo|
|First air date||April 19, 1982 (as WOOT)|
|Callsign meaning||U92 (station's former moniker as an oldies station)|
|Former callsigns||WOOT (4/1982-8/1982)
|Owner||Beasley Broadcast Group
(WQAM License Limited Partnership)
|Sister stations||WBRN-FM, WHFS, WLLD, WQYK-FM, WRBQ-FM|
WYUU (92.5 FM, is a radio station broadcasting from Safety Harbor, Florida and serving the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area. The station plays a Latin Pop format branded as "Maxima FM." Owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, its studios are in St. Petersburg while its transmitter is in Seminole.
After being issued a construction permit, the station signed on the air in August 1982 as WXCR with a classical music format. In 1989, the station flipped to oldies, branded as "U92." In 2002, a major change took place at WYUU. Sister station WRBQ-FM (104.7, also known as Q105), which aired a country format at the time, swapped formats with WYUU. This was done at the behest of U92 program director Mason Dixon, who was once a popular personality on Q105 when it was a Top-40 powerhouse throughout the 1980s and wanted to return there (not to mention WRBQ boasts a stronger signal). WYUU thus became a country station and was dubbed "Kickass Country, Outlaw Country 92.5." It was a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series radio affiliate and also brought the The Cowhead Show (morning drive, 6am-10am) over from WRBQ.
However, Outlaw 92.5 found itself as the third country station in a two country station market when Clear Channel’s Thunder 103.5 (WTBT) flipped to Country as U.S. 103.5 (WFUS) on April 14, 2005. With sister station 99.5 WQYK-FM also playing country in the market, it became obvious to many observers that something had to give, particularly with country stations out of Polk County (97.5 WPCV) and Sarasota (106.5 WCTQ) edging into the fringes of the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater market. Finally, on August 7, 2005, WYUU flipped formats following its broadcast of the Indianapolis Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. After three commercials, an announcement told listeners that a new format had come to the signal: "La Nueva 92.5, The Latin Sound of Tampa Bay." It became the second tropical station of Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio) after WLZL in Washington, D.C./Baltimore, which also signed on the same year.
WYUU uses Sylvia Villagran as the official "imaging voice" for the station.
On October 2, 2014, CBS Radio announced that it would trade 14 radio stations located in Tampa (including WYUU), Charlotte and Philadelphia to the Beasley Broadcast Group in exchange for 5 stations located in Miami and Philadelphia. The swap was completed on December 1, 2014.
In 2015, WYUU added some English Pop music into their playlist, making them a Rhythmic-leaning Latin Pop station.
- CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa from Radio Insight (October 2, 2014)
- Venta, Lance (December 1, 2014). "CBS Beasley Deal Closes". RadioInsight. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
- WYUU website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WYUU
- Radio-Locator information on WYUU
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WYUU
- Sylvia Villagran Website