WTMY

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WTMY
City Sarasota, Florida
Broadcast area Sarasota, Florida
Branding La Numero Uno 1
Frequency 1280 kHz
First air date December, 1960
Format Regional Mexican (WZZS simulcast)
Power 300 watts day
100 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 51440
Transmitter coordinates 27°21′21.00″N 82°29′13.00″W / 27.3558333°N 82.4869444°W / 27.3558333; -82.4869444
Former callsigns WYND[1] (1960-?)
WWZZ (to 1988)
WSGX (1988-1991)
Owner Tomas Martinez and Mercedes Soler
(Solmart Media, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website lanumero1.fm]

WTMY is an AM radio station in Southwest Florida broadcasting a regional Mexican format at 1280 AM. WTMY is not licensed for HD (hybrid digital) operation.[2]

Licensed to Sarasota, Florida, USA, the station is owned and operated by Tomas Martinez and Mercedes Soler, through licensee Solmart Media, LLC.

History[edit]

The station signed on in December 1960 as WYND, operated by Kelsey Hutchinson of Gulf Coast Broadcasting.[3] On Nov. 1, 1966 [4] it switched to a top 40 format called Surf Row Radio. It has had different call letters over the years, including WWZZ and WSGX.[5] In 2011, the station became a Fox Sports affiliate.

In October 2013, the station changed its format to big bands and American standards. On-air staff are Eugene Dolan, Doug Miles, Smilin' Lou Powers. Shows: "Big Band Wakeup Call", "Sunshine Music Memories with Smilin' Lou Powers", "Big Band Files with Doug Miles", "Sounds of Sinatra" with Sid Mark, "Milkman's Serenade" with Eugene Dolan, "Those Were the Days" with Danny Lane, "Swing Street" with Kevin Hayes, Artist Spotlight with Doug Miles, contributor Don Henderson, "Your Hit Parade" with Bea Wain and Andre Baruch, Old Time Radio Classics with Will Rogers.

"Artist Spotlight with Doug Miles" interviews available at Doug Miles Guests include: Cynthia Sayer, Liz Callaway, Dick Hyman, Patti LuPone, Steve Lawrence, John O’Hurley, Jack Jones, Sandy Stewart, Judy Carmichael, Linda Purl, Sid Mark, Audrey Landers, Deana Martin, Larry Kane, Mark Russell, Stephanie Trick, Kitt Moran, Julie Budd, Ann Hampton Callaway, Dennis Bono, Michael Feinstein, Sarasota Jazz Project Big Band, Ken Loomer Big Band, Ocean's Eleven Big Band.

On August 8, 2016, the station was sold by Southwest Florida Radio Broadcasting LLC to Solmart Media for $125,000, and the format was changed to Spanish language programming.

The transmitter is located on City Island near Longboat Key in Sarasota, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=51440
  3. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19601102&id=Fz9SAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H3kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7302,502869
  4. ^ "Sarasota Herald Tribune". Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.radioyears.com/other/details.cfm?id=1314

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