A talk show in progress at WLQY studios.
|Broadcast area||Miami area|
|First air date||April, 1953|
|Power||5,000 watts fulltime|
|Former callsigns||WGMA (mid 1960s-1979)
(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.
"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.
WLQY, first known as "Lucky 13", was a "Music Of Your Life" station. Gary Lawrence of was the official bandleader of WLQY.
- WLQY Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WLQY
- Radio-Locator Information on WLQY
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WLQY
- History of WGMA The Country Giant, 1967-79 from South Florida Radio History web site
- Gary Lawrence/GLP Music WLQY Bandleader
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