© 1997-2018 Steven M. Geisler
A Tribute to Florida’s first radio station - Tiger Radio in Miami, Florida - One of the great Storz Stations
HELP!
WQAM Jingles Needed   I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle packages: Ullman “One-derful” Series Pepper Fun Series CRC Series 34 Holiday Series Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles PAMS Series 25D “Cheerleaders” - Male Vocals PAMS Series 17 and 18 - Instrumental Cuts A 1963 package by a group called the Skipjacks It was a complete set of jingles including new time and temperature jingles. Any jingles prior to 1962 If you have any of these please contact: wqam@560.com
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WQAM Transmitters

(Storz era)

1949-1962 General Electric BT-22-A 5000 watt Transmitter

In 1948 WQAM applied to the FCC for a new transmitter, a General Electric 5000 watt  BT-22-A. That, along with the new tower in Biscayne Bay and a move of the studios to the duPont Building with all new equipment set the stage for the studios and equipment that would be used by Storz when it takes over in 1956.
The transmitter was located at 1425 NE Bay Shore Court. This was the land on the Bay between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways on which the Miami Herald Building would be built in 1961-1962. While the building was under construction, the WQAM transmitter would have to be moved to a temporary location. After the Herald Building was completed, WQAM was given dedicated space in the new building for its transmitters, a new CE 315B and back-up Gates BC-1T, auxiliary power and other equipment. I believe the pictures below show the GE transmitter in the original WQAM transmitter building, the transmitter in the temporary (unknown) location and being removed from the temporary location when it was replaced by the new CE 315B transmitter in the new Miami Herald Building in 1962.
A Continental Electronics 315B 5000 watt transmitter replaced the GE transmitter when the equipment was moved to the new Miami Herald building at 1325 NE Bay Shore Place in 1962. I do not have any photos of the CE 315B or the Gates BC-1T back-up transmitter or other equipment in the Miami Herald Building. Below are pictures of the FCC Applications for their installation and what they should look like .

1962 Continental Electronics 315B 5000 watt Transmitter

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© 1997-2018 Steven M. Geisler
HELP!
WQAM Jingles Needed   I am desperately looking for the following WQAM jingle packages: Ullman “One-derful” Series Pepper Fun Series CRC Series 34 Holiday Series Futursonic Time and Temperature Jingles PAMS Series 25D “Cheerleaders” - Male Vocals PAMS Series 17 and 18 - Instrumental Cuts A 1963 package by a group called the Skipjacks It was a complete set of jingles including new time and temperature jingles. Any jingles prior to 1962 If you have any of these please contact: wqam@560.com
In 1948 WQAM applied to the FCC for a new transmitter, a General Electric 5000 watt  BT-22-A. That, along with the new tower in Biscayne Bay and a move of the studios to the duPont Building with all new equipment set the stage for the studios and equipment that would be used by Storz when it takes over in 1956.
The transmitter was located at 1425 NE Bay Shore Court. This was the land on the Bay between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways on which the Miami Herald Building would be built in 1961-1962. While the building was under construction, the WQAM transmitter would have to be moved to a temporary location. After the Herald Building was completed, WQAM was given dedicated space in the new building for its transmitters, a new CE 315B and back-up Gates BC-1T, auxiliary power and other equipment. I believe the pictures below show the GE transmitter in the original WQAM transmitter building, the transmitter in the temporary (unknown) location and being removed from the temporary location when it was replaced by the new CE 315B transmitter in the new Miami Herald Building in 1962.
A Continental Electronics 315B 5000 watt transmitter replaced the GE transmitter when the equipment was moved to the new Miami Herald building at 1325 NE Bay Shore Place in 1962. I do not have any photos of the CE 315B or the Gates BC-1T back- up transmitter or other equipment in the Miami Herald Building. Below are pictures of the FCC Applications for their installation and what they should look like .

1962 Continental Electronics 315B 5000 watt Transmitter

WQAM Transmitters

(Storz era)

1949-1962 General Electric BT-22-A 5000 watt Transmitter

Gates BC-1T 1000 watt Auxiliary Transmitter
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