WQBU-FM

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WQBU-FM
WQBU QueBuena92.7 logo.png
City Garden City, New York
Broadcast area Long Island and New York City
Branding Que Buena 92.7
Frequency 92.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) WQBU-FM1 (92.7, New York City)
WQBU-FM2 (92.7, Brooklyn)
First air date 1959 (as WLIR)
Format FM/HD1: Regional Mexican
HD2: Salsa "La Kalle Dos"
Language(s) Spanish
ERP 2,000 watts
HAAT 159 meters (522 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 30573
Transmitter coordinates 40°45′26.00″N 73°42′52.00″W / 40.7572222°N 73.7144444°W / 40.7572222; -73.7144444
Callsign meaning W Que BUena
Former callsigns WLIR (1959-1987)
WDRE-FM (1987-1996)
WLIR-FM (1996-2004)
WZAA (2004-2007)[1]
Affiliations New York Mets Baseball
Owner Univision Radio
(Univision Radio Illinois, Inc.)
Sister stations WADO, WXNY-FM, WFTY-DT, WFUT-DT, WXTV-DT
Webcast Listen Live
Website Que Buena Online

WQBU-FM (92.7 FM, "Que Buena 92.7") is a radio station licensed to Garden City, New York and serves the western Long Island area. It broadcasts a Spanish language Regional Mexican format and is owned by Univision Radio. The station's transmitter is located at the North Shore Towers in Floral Park, New York.

History[edit]

92.7 FM went on the air in 1959 with the call letters WLIR and played Broadway tunes and classical music. In the early 1970s, the format shifted to progressive rock, then to modern rock in the 1980s. In 1987, the call sign changed to WDRE-FM, and in 1996 they went back to WLIR-FM. Univision purchased the station in 2004 and became a multi-cast for "Latino Mix" WCAA 105.9 FM based in Newark, New Jersey and New York City (WCAA would later start broadcasting at 96.3 FM as the result of a frequency swap with classical music station WQXR.)

On Memorial Day 2005, both stations became "La Kalle," a reggaeton-formatted station. The station at 105.9 became WCAA and 92.7 became WZAA.

A WQBU-FM car in the 2010 North Hudson Cuban Day Parade in Union City, New Jersey.

In late January 2007, Univision ended the simulcast and changed the call sign to WQBU-FM.

In March 2007, the station announced that they would become the Spanish-language home of the New York Yankees. Beto Villa is the play-by-play announcer.[2]

In 2010, the station became the Spanish language home of the New York Mets, with Juan Alicea and Max Perez Jimenez with the calls.[3]

On November 15, 2012 WQBU-FM changed their format to Spanish Tropical, branded as "Mami 92.7".[4]

On March 31, 2014; WQBU-FM switched to a news/talk format nationally syndicated by Univision America. This makes it the 10th station overall and the first FM station in Univision's portfolio to have the Univision America network.[5]

On October 22, 2014 WQBU-FM changed their format to regional Mexican, branded as "92.7 Nueva York".[6]

In March 2016 WQBU-FM rebranded as "Que Buena 92.7".

Previous logos[edit]

Former programming[edit]

  • Señora Música con Douglas Peña (2013-2015)
  • Enamórate (2015-2017)
  • Los Coco Clásicos con Coco Cabrera (2012-2013, 2014-2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NY Yankees To Be Broadcast on FM in Spanish". Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ "La Que Buena, WQBU 92.7 FM, to broadcast 150 New York Mets Games in 2010" (Press release). New York Mets. March 18, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (November 15, 2012). "WQBU New York Meets Its Mami". RadioInsight.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ WQBU New York Flips To Univision America - Radio Insight (Published March 31, 2014)
  6. ^ WQBU New York Returning to Regional Mexican - Radio Insight (Published October 22. 2014)

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