WQBU-FM

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WQBU-FM
City of license 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)
92.7 HD-2 "La Kalle Dos"
First air date 1959 (as WLIR)
Format Regional Mexican
Language(s) Spanish
ERP 2,000 watts
HAAT 159 meters (522 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 30573
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Callsign meaning W Que BUena
Former callsigns WLIR (1959-1987)
WDRE-FM (1987-1996)
WLIR-FM (1996-2004)
WZAA (2004-2007)[1]
Affiliations Univision America
New York Mets Baseball
Owner Univision Radio
(Univision Radio License Corporation)
Sister stations WADO
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's radio division.

History

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 bought 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.

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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]

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Previous "La Que Buena" logo

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]

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Previous "Mami" ident used until 2014.

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".

References

  1. "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20070305164226/http://musicradio.computer.net:80/wwwboard/messages/308752.html. Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Venta, Lance (November 15, 2012). "WQBU New York Meets Its Mami". RadioInsight.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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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