WRMI

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WRMI
CityOkeechobee, Florida
Broadcast areathe Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia
BrandingRadio Miami International
FrequencySee Frequencies
First air dateJune 14, 1994
FormatBrokered programming
Language(s)English
Spanish
French
Portuguese
Slovak
Callsign meaningRadio Miami International
OwnerRadio Miami International, Inc.
Websitewww.wrmi.net

WRMI (Radio Miami International) is a shortwave radio station broadcasting from Okeechobee, Florida, United States. WRMI is a commercial radio station that sells airtime to businesses and organizations. It also relays several international news stations including Radio Ukraine International, Radio Slovakia International, Radio Tirana, Radio France International, Famagusta Gazette Radio, Radio Prague, the Italian Broadcasting Corporation, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior, all of which would otherwise be difficult to receive in the Western Hemisphere.[1][2] It also features headline news stories from the Voice of America, several religious programs, as well as original and syndicated programs.[2][3] According to its 1996 station record from the Federal Communications Commission, WRMI's broadcast target zones were the Caribbean, Central America and South America.[4] In particular, much of its programming was targeted towards Cuba. However, as of 2016, WRMI had 23 antennas targeting many zones worldwide.[5] Its broadcasts are also easily received in the United States and Canada. WRMI airs programs in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Slovak.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting on June 14, 1994, with a 50,000-watt transmitter and two antennas located near Miami, Florida.[4] In December 2013, they purchased the WYFR transmission complex from Family Radio in Okeechobee, Florida.[6] This new facility includes a dozen 100,000-watt transmitters plus two 50,000-watt transmitters and several antennas to cover all parts of the world.[5]

Frequencies[edit]

WRMI currently broadcasts on the following frequencies in the following directions: [7]

Band Frequency (MHz) Direction, Intended Audience
13 m 21.525 87° to Africa
19 m 15.77 44° to Eastern North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
25 m 11.825 355° to Eastern North America
25 m 11.58 44° to Eastern North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
25 m 11.53 160° to Latin America
31 m 9.955 160° to Latin America
31 m 9.455 285° to Mexico and Western North America
31 m 9.395 355° to Eastern North America
41 m 7.78 44° to Eastern North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
41 m 7.73 285° to Mexico and Western North America
41 m 7.57 315° to Western North America
49 m 5.985 222° to Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean
49 m 5.95 181° to Cuba, the Caribbean and Central America
49 m 5.85 315° to Western North America

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Schedule to the Americas Primetime Shortwave
  2. ^ a b Schedule WRMI official site
  3. ^ WRMI Schedule for 9.955 MHz WRMI official site
  4. ^ a b "WRMI Station record 1996 to 2003". Federal Communications Commission. November 1996.
  5. ^ a b "WRMI – file IHF-RWL-20120627-00005". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  6. ^ "International High Frequency – WYFR to WRMI". Federal Communications Commission. April 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "WRMI A17". WRMI A17 Frequencies. WRMI. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′30″N 80°56′0″W / 27.45833°N 80.93333°W / 27.45833; -80.93333