WMYM

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WMYM
WMYM ESPN Deportes 990 AM.jpg
City Miami, Florida
Broadcast area Miami metropolitan area
Branding ESPN Deportes 990
Frequency 990 kHz
Format Sports radio
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
Affiliations ESPN Deportes Radio
Owner Enrique Nicolas Cusco
(Actualidad 990AM Licensee, LLC)
Sister stations WLVJ, WURN, WURN-FM

WMYM is a radio station licensed to Miami, serving the Miami metropolitan area. WMYM is 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]

Final Radio Disney logo for WMYM.

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 WLVJ, WURN 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, and switched to sports programming from ESPN Deportes Radio. The current Radio Disney programming for the region has since moved to the WKIS HD3 digital subchannel.

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