Florida AM Station Plans to Go All-Digital

WMGG is the 1470 signal listed in the 96.1 FM Caliente logo.

Neal Ardman says “It is time”

By Paul Mclane
Published: October 30, 2020

A Florida AM radio station plans to go all-digital soon, now that the Federal Communications Commission has allowed such transitions.

Neal Ardman

WMGG is owned by NIA Broadcasting; it’s a Class B station in Egypt Lake, Fla., near Tampa, airing a directional signal via a diplexed array. It has 2.8 kW power by day and 800 watts at night, and airs on 1470 kHz.

The company also owns several other AM, FM and TV properties.

President Neal Ardman told Radio World he is in the process of ordering a Nautel HD Radio transmitter to make the change.

“It is time,” he wrote in an email, adding that he is “not worried” about losing analog listening.

WMGG has an FM translator on 101.9 MHz. Both signals are part of “96.1 FM Caliente,” the radio home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Spanish-language network.

© RadioWorld website, October 30, 2020

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