WMIA (AM)

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For the Miami, Florida radio station, see WMIA-FM

WMIA
City Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Branding MIA 1070 Radio Arecibo
Frequency 1070 kHz
First air date March 14, 1957
Format Variety, Sports, Talk, Christian, Music
Power 500 watts (day)
2,500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 254
Transmitter coordinates 18°27′33″N 66°45′20″W / 18.45917°N 66.75556°W / 18.45917; -66.75556
Callsign meaning Mia
Affiliations CNN Radio
Owner NotiRadio Broadcasting
(Wifredo G. Blanco-Pi)
Sister stations WAPA
WISO
WVOZ
WGYA
Website www.wmia1070.com

WMIA (1070 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The station is owned by NotiRadio Broadcasting and starting on May 1, 2017, WMIA will be part of the WAPA Radio News Network.[1] It airs a News/Talk format and will features programming from CNN Radio.[2]

The station was assigned the WMIA call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[3]

Ownership[edit]

In 1957, WMIA begins operations on 1070 Khz, broadcasting regional programming and musical selections sponsored by Publicidad Rivera. WMIA was owned and operated by Abacoa Radio Corporation, a Puerto Rican company founded by the Pirallo-Lopez family, since the late 1950s. Their offices are located at 1168 Miramar Avenue Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

On March 2, 2017, Wifredo G. Blanco Pi reached an agreement to purchase WMIA from Abacoa Radio Corp. The sale price was $250,000.[4] The application to transfer the license was granted on April 12, 2017. WMIA continued their regular programming until the transaction closes, On May 1, 2017. The sale was completed on April 16, 2017.[5]

This could become the fifth station of the WAPA Radio News Network.

The WAPA Radio Network will consist of five radio stations across the island, WAPA 680 in San Juan, WMIA 1070 in Arecibo, WISO 1260 in Ponce, WGYA 1590 in Guayama and WVOZ 1580 in Morovis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobs, George (2007). National Radio: Puerto Rico (US Associated). World Radio TV Handbook 2007: The Directory of Global Broadcasting. Billboard Books. pp. 305–306. ISBN 0-8230-5997-9. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License - Federal Communications Commission
  5. ^ Consummation Notice - Federal Communications Commission

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