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    Miami - Fort Lauderdale Radio (July 2017 - Analog and HD Radio)

    I live in South Florida so I wanted to bring an update to the market, telling you what stations are available and any HD Radio channels, if applied to.

    Noted on July 14th, 2017 from 1:00-4:17 a.m. ET using my brand new SPARC SHD-TX2 Portable HD Radio (spent a lot of time due to trying to confirm formats or brandings or just catching good music at the time I stopped on a particular station.)

    AM (all on analog unless noted):
    560 - WQAM: Sportsradio 560 WQAM (CBS Sports Radio)
    610 - WIOD: Newsradio 610 WIOD (News/Talk)
    640 - WMEN: Sportsradio 640 The Hurricane (FOX Sports Radio; barely heard since its a WPB station)
    670 - WWFE: La Poderosa (Spanish)
    710 - WAQI: Radio Mambi (Spanish News/Talk)
    770 - WJBX: WJBX News Talk (News/Talk; barely heard since its a SWFL station - I was actually able to pick this signal up but barely)
    790 - WAXY: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket (ESPN Radio)
    830 - WACC: Radio Paz 830 (Spanish Religious)
    850 - WFTL: 850 WFTL (News/Talk; not a extremely clear signal since its a WPB station but because it can be heard through Broward, its clear enough that I heard it)
    880 - WZAB: 880 The Biz (Business News/Talk)
    940 - WINZ: 940 WINZ Miami Sports (FOX Sports Radio)
    990 - WMYM: ESPN Deportes 990 (Spanish Sports)
    1040 - WURN: Actualidad 1040 (Spanish News/Talk)
    1080 - WHIM: 1080 The Word (Religious; programs in English, Spanish and Creole)
    1140 - WQBA: Univision Deportes Radio (Spanish Sports)
    1170 - WAVS: The Heartbeat of the Caribbean (World Ethnic/Reggae; signal heard but barely since its at 250 watts at night)
    1210 - WNMA: Spanish Music (Don't know the branding)
    1260 - WSUA: Caracol 1260 (Spanish News/Talk)
    1260-HD1 - WSUA: Caracol 1260 (Spanish News/Talk in HD Radio; the ONLY Miami-FTL AM Radio station to broadcast in HD Radio)
    1320 - WLQY: World Ethnic (Don't know the branding)
    1360 - WKAT: Radio Luz (Spanish Religious/Talk)
    1450 - WOCN: Radio Miami (Spanish Variety)
    1490 - WMBM: Gospel 1490 (Urban Gospel; barely heard
    1550 - WRHC: Cadena Azul (Spanish Variety)
    1700 - WJCC: Radio Mega (Creole World Ethnic)

    FM:
    87.7 - WEYS-LP: Television Cristiana (Spanish Religious; TV signal)
    88.1 - WRGP: WRGP The Roar (College from FIU)
    88.3 - WGNK: La Nueva 88.3 (Spanish Contemporary Christian)
    88.5 - WKPX: Radio X (Educational from Broward County Schools/Music from Nova Southeastern Univ.)
    88.9 - WDNA: 88.9 WDNA (Public Radio - Jazz)
    89.7 - WMLV: K-Love (Contemporary Christian)
    90.5 - WVUM: 90.5 WVUM - The Voice (Indie Electronic/EDM/Indie Alternative from UM)
    91.3 - WLRN: WLRN Radio (Public Radio - NPR News/Talk/BBC World Service)
    91.3-HD1 - WLRN: WLRN Radio (Public Radio - NPR News/Talk/Music/BBC World Service in HD Radio)
    91.3-HD2 - WLRN: Classical 24 (Classical)
    91.9 - WMKL: The Call (Rock; was trying to get HD signal)
    92.3 - WCMQ: Zeta 92 (Salsa/Spanish AC/Classic Hits)
    92.7 - WMXR: Vibe 92.7 (Hip-Hop; broadcasting as a LPFM)
    93.1 - WFEZ: Easy 93.1 (Soft AC)
    93.1-HD1 - WFEZ: Easy 93.1 (Soft AC in HD Radio)
    93.1-HD2 - WFEZ: Party 93.1 HD2 (EDM)
    93.5 - WZFL: Revolution 93.5 (EDM; mainly coming from W228BY but part of quadpruple-cast that'll soon include 93.5 in WPB)
    93.9 - WMIA: 93.9 MIA (Rhythmic AC)
    93.9-HD1 - WMIA: 93.9 MIA (Rhythmic AC in HD Radio)
    93.9-HD2 - WMIA: 104.7 The Bull (Country; coming from W284CS at 104.7 FM)
    94.5 - WVGK: Radio Kingdom (Spanish Christian)
    94.9 - WZTU: TU 94.9 (Spanish Top 40)
    94.9-HD1 - WZTU: TU 94.9 (Spanish Top 40 in HD Radio)
    94.9-HD2 - WZTU: 940 WINZ Miami Sports (FOX Sports Radio from AM 940)
    94.9-HD3 - WZTU: Freedom Radio FM (Religious)
    95.3 - WRGP: WRGP The Roar (College from FIU through W237CP)
    95.7 - WRMA: Ritmo 95.7 (Cubaton a.k.a. Cuban Hip-Hop)
    96.5 - WPOW: Power 96 (Rhythmic Contemporary)
    96.5-HD1 - WPOW: Power 96 (Rhythmic Contemporary in HD Radio)
    96.5-HD2 - WPOW: Sportsradio 560 WQAM (CBS Sports Radio from AM 560)
    97.3 - WFLC: Hits 97.3 (Top 40 CHR)
    97.3-HD1 - WFLC: Hits 97.3 (Top 40 CHR in HD Radio)
    97.3-HD2 - WFLC: Totally 80's Channel on 97.3 The Coast HD2 (80s Music)
    98.1 - WRTO: Mix 98.3 (Spanish Tropical)
    98.7 - WPSI: Spanish? Contemporary Christian? (don't know branding; broadcasting as a LPFM)
    99.1 - WEDR: 99 Jamz (Urban)
    99.1-HD1 - WEDR: 99 Jamz (Urban in HD Radio)
    99.1-HD2 - WEDR: Bling 99.1? (Extreme Hip-Hop a.k.a. don't know what that means)
    99.9 - WKIS: Kiss 99.9 (Country)
    99.9-HD1 - WKIS: Kiss 99.9 (Country in HD Radio)
    99.9-HD2 - WKIS: Sportsradio 560 WQAM (CBS Sports Radio from AM 560)
    99.3-HD3 - WKIS: Radio Disney Miami (Music for Kids and Tweens)
    100.7 - WHYI: Y100 (Top 40 CHR)
    100.7-HD1 - WHYI: Y100 (Top 40 CHR in HD Radio)
    100.7-HD2 - WHYI: Revolution 93.5 (EDM from 93.5 FM)
    101.5 - WLYF: 101.5 Lite FM (AC)
    101.5-HD1 - WLYF: 101.5 Lite FM (AC in HD Radio)
    101.5-HD2 - WLYF: Today's Life (Soft Rock)
    101.9 - WOCN: Radio Miami (Spanish Variety from AM 1450 through W235CJ)
    102.1 - WKLG: Star 102.1 (AC; Keys station so signal is bad)
    102.3 - WMBX: X 102.3 (Urban AC; WPB station so signal is very unlistenable but was able to get it somehow)
    102.7 - WMXJ: 102.7 The Beach (Classic Hits)
    102.7-HD1 - WMXJ: 102.7 The Beach (Classic Hits in HD Radio)
    103.5 - WMIB: 103.5 The Beat (Urban Contemporary)
    103.5-HD1 - WMIB: 103.5 The Beat (Urban Contemporary in HD Radio)
    103.5-HD2 - WMIB: DaNu Radio (Russian)
    103.5-HD3 - WMIB: PK's Throwback 105.5 (Classic Hip-Hop through 105.5 W288DD)
    104.3 - WSFS: 104.3 The Shark (Alternative Rock)
    104.3-HD1 - WSFS: 104.3 The Shark (Alternative Rock in HD Radio)
    104.3-HD2 - WSFS: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket (ESPN Radio from AM 790)
    104.7 - WMIA: 104.7 The Bull (Country coming from W284CS)
    105.1 - WHQT: Hot 105 (Urban AC)
    105.1-HD1 - WHQT: Hot 105 (Urban AC in HD Radio)
    105.1-HD2 - WHQT: Hot 105-HD2 (Classic Soul)
    105.9 - WBGG: BIG 105.9 (Classic Rock)
    105.9-HD1 - WBGG: BIG 105.9 (Classic Rock in HD Radio)
    105.9-HD2 - WBGG: 940 WINZ Miami Sports (FOX Sports Radio from AM 940)
    105.9-HD3 - WBGG: Newsradio 610 WIOD (News/Talk from AM 610)
    106.3 - WRAZ: Tu Bacana (Salsa/Spanish Music; station comes from Leisure City, closer to Homestead so signal was weak)
    106.7 - WXDJ: El Zol 106.7 (Spanish Tropical/Merengue and Bachata)
    106.7-HD1 - WXDJ: El Zol 106.7 (Spanish Tropical/Merengue and Bachata in HD Radio)
    107.1 - WURN: Exitos 107.1 (Spanish Pop; Keys station so signal is bad)
    107.5 - WAMR: 107.5 Amor (Spanish Contemporary and Tropical)

    So that's pretty much about it. Take a good look at this list and enjoy it! If there are any questions, let me know.
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    Three (3) of those are LPFMs, but there are a few more,
    mostly Hip-Hop and Christian in English, Spanish, and Haitien Creole,
    and a few more translators relaying HD2's
    but you would only hear the ones near your "listening post".
    Some of the more interesting ones include:
    94.5 -- WSQF (Classic Rock), Key Biscayne
    96.9 -- (another WRGP translator in northeast Dade County)
    99.5 -- WBUJ (Barry University), Miami Shores
    103.9 - WZPP (Reggae) near Countyline Road
    (with a construction permit to move to 96.1)
    And of course my favorite:
    107.9 - WMIV (Shake 108)

    Quote Originally Posted by itsRoly4266 View Post
    98.1 - WRTO: Mix 98.3 (Spanish Tropical)
    There is a reason why this station is called Mix 98.3!
    Last edited by ai4i; 07-14-2017 at 05:08 AM.
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    1580 .Fort Lauderdale WSRF.Not sure if the calls are still being used. Brokered Ethnic. Best use of HD signals are 105.1 and 101.5 with their soft AC almost oldies format. Using the life imaging it sounds like a religious station .
    It would be nice to have a Classic Country and Standards format on the HD dial.Standards especially because of the sheer number of older people in South Fla..

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsRoly4266 View Post
    I live in South Florida so I wanted to bring an update to the market, telling you what stations are available and any HD Radio channels, if applied to.
    I added a couple of clarifications... (Great list, though! I have never seen one so nearly complete!)

    1260 - WSUA: Caracol 1260 (Spanish News/Talk)
    Colombian news and talk.

    95.7 - WRMA: Ritmo 95.7 (Cubaton a.k.a. Cuban Hip-Hop)
    Cuban reggaeton, not Cuban Hip Hop. Reggaeton is not Hip Hop in Spanish; it's a derivative of a Jamaican riddim with a salsa influence.

    98.1 - WRTO: Mix 98.3 (Spanish Tropical)
    98.3 and the format is Spanish language CHR. It's not "Tropical".

    106.3 - WRAZ: Tu Bacana (Salsa/Spanish Music; station comes from Leisure City, closer to Homestead so signal was weak)
    Format is Salsa and Colombian music (not "Spanish")

    106.7 - WXDJ: El Zol 106.7 (Spanish Tropical/Merengue and Bachata)
    Format is Spanish language CHR (Tu, Mix and Zol are, in effect, all the same format with different nuances).

    107.5 - WAMR: 107.5 Amor (Spanish Contemporary and Tropical)
    Spanish language Hot Adult Contemporary. More gold, fewer currents than Mix, Zol and Tu)
    Last edited by DavidEduardo; 07-14-2017 at 02:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    Three (3) of those are LPFMs, but there are a few more,
    mostly Hip-Hop and Christian in English, Spanish, and Haitien Creole,
    and a few more translators relaying HD2's
    but you would only hear the ones near your "listening post".
    Some of the more interesting ones include:
    94.5 -- WSQF (Classic Rock), Key Biscayne
    96.9 -- (another WRGP translator in northeast Dade County)
    99.5 -- WBUJ (Barry University), Miami Shores
    103.9 - WZPP (Reggae) near Countyline Road
    (with a construction permit to move to 96.1)
    And of course my favorite:
    107.9 - WMIV (Shake 108)


    There is a reason why this station is called Mix 98.3!
    I didn't get any of those signals above.

    And whoops! My bad. It is 98.3, not 98.1. Shows you how much I don't listen to the Spanish stations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    I added a couple of clarifications... (Great list, though! I have never seen one so nearly complete!)



    Colombian news and talk.



    Cuban reggaeton, not Cuban Hip Hop. Reggaeton is not Hip Hop in Spanish; it's a derivative of a Jamaican riddim with a salsa influence.



    98.3 and the format is Spanish language CHR. It's not "Tropical".



    Format is Salsa and Colombian music (not "Spanish")



    Format is Spanish language CHR (Tu, Mix and Zol are, in effect, all the same format with different nuances).



    Spanish language Hot Adult Contemporary. More gold, fewer currents than Mix, Zol and Tu)
    Thanks for explaining it because again, I don't listen to the Spanish stations so I just listed whatever Wikipedia told me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsRoly4266 View Post
    ...I just listed whatever Wikipedia told me.
    Wikiwho?...LOL
    Check a few widely spaced cities in Southeast Florida
    at Radio-Locator.com.

    BTW...I had an early Sparc when they were branded
    as the Insignia (something like) Narrator
    A great radio, I should have kept it.
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    A lot of shared AM transmitter sites in the area:

    _560 & 1360 (1450 proposed)
    _670 & 1550
    _710 & 1140 (proposed)
    _740 & _980
    _830 & 1260
    _880 & 1080
    1170 & 1580
    1210 & 1700
    1400 & 1520 (proposed)
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