WLQY

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WLQY
City 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 Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
Website Official website

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 mid-1960s as an adult "Middle Of the Road" one-kilowatt omnidirectional 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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