|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)|
|First air date||1959 (as WLIR)|
FM/HD1: Regional Mexican|
HD2: Salsa "La Kalle Dos"
|HAAT||159 meters (522 ft)|
|Transmitter coordinates||40°45′26.00″N 73°42′52.00″W / 40.7572222°N 73.7144444°W|
|Callsign meaning||W Que BUena|
Univision America |
New York Mets Baseball
Univision Radio |
(Univision Radio License Corporation)
|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.
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.)
In late January 2007, Univision ended the simulcast and changed the call sign to WQBU-FM.
In 2010, the station became the Spanish language home of the New York Mets, with Juan Alicea and Max Perez Jimenez with the calls.
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.
In March 2016 WQBU-FM rebranded as "Que Buena 92.7".
- "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20070305164226/http://musicradio.computer.net/wwwboard/messages/308752.html. Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2007. Missing or empty
- "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.
- Venta, Lance (November 15, 2012). "WQBU New York Meets Its Mami". RadioInsight.com. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- WQBU New York Flips To Univision America - Radio Insight (Published March 31, 2014)
- WQBU New York Returning to Regional Mexican - Radio Insight (Published October 22. 2014)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to WQBU-FM.|
- Que Buena 92
.7 official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WQBU
- Radio-Locator information on WQBU
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WQBU
- La Que Buena — internet radio station of Regional Mexican format