WMYM

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WMYM
City Miami, Florida
Broadcast area Miami metropolitan area
Frequency 990 kHz
Format Silent
(soon to be WURN simulcast)
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 12833
Transmitter coordinates 25°50′34.00″N 80°25′12.00″W / 25.8427778°N 80.4200000°W / 25.8427778; -80.4200000
Callsign meaning MickeY Mouse
(official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, former owner)
or MYaMi
Former callsigns WFAB
Owner Enrique Nicolas Cusco
(Actualidad 990AM Licensee, LLC)
Sister stations WURN, WLVJ, WURN-FM

WMYM is a radio station (currently Silent) licensed to Miami, serving the Miami metropolitan area. WMYM was broadcast on 990 kHz.

Despite identifying as "Miami-Ft. Lauderdale", WMYM's directional pattern causes the signal to be inaudible in Broward County.

History[edit]

WFAB, "La Fabulosa" broadcast a Spanish-language format on 990 throughout the 1950s and 1960s but lost their license and was off the air for many years before the Disney corporation was able to obtain permission to operate on this frequency. They used a six-tower inline array. WMYM uses a six-tower parallelogram. The pattern had to be tightened because of an upgrade on a Pompano Beach station on 980.

On August 13, 2014, Disney put WMYM and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network.[1][2]

On February 12, 2015, Enrique Cusco's Actualidad Radio Group (owner of the Spanish News/Talk trimulcast WURN, WLVJ and WURN-FM) announced that it would acquire WMYM, for a price of $2,100,000.[3][4][5] The sale was completed on May 29, 2015[6]

The station discontinued its Radio Disney affiliation and went silent on June 11, 2015. WMYM will return to the air soon, and will simulcast Spanish news/talk programming from WURN. The current Radio Disney programming for the region has since moved to the WKIS HD3 digital subchannel.

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