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790 Miami WFUN

Matt’s done it again! Here’s a 25 minute scope of 790 WFUN as heard in the heyday of its popularity in the late 60s. WFUN was in very close competition with Miami then-giant WQAM, a battle which WFUN eventually lost and led to its demise after being sold in 1976 and changing format.

Alan Polasky owns a tribute website to the station, – “Fun 79”. There, he describes what led to WFUN’s final days as a Top 40 radio station:

“Top 40 on AM became more competitive, too, when WINZ briefly joined the fray. Ultimately many listeners moved to FM for music, and in 1976, WFUN was sold and became News/Talk WNWS and later middle-of-the-road station WMRZ, followed by WAXY which was brokered talk. Now “790 The Ticket” sports is the format of our former beloved station. “

Well, that was then. This aircheck is BEFORE then. Listen now to the sound of FUN 79!

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

3 thoughts on “Composite: WFUN (Miami) Jocks | 1968”
  1. hi, wfun what a name what a sound surprised that they didnt beat wqam all the time im convinced otherwise thanks jb ps im on the radio sat noon to 2pm check it out

  2. WFUN was a great station in it’s own right certainly every bit as good as WQAM and sometimes better, but..although they were 5KW 24 hours the signal was directional. At night there were signal problems north of Miami. WQAM was non directional with 1kw at night The WQAM tower had the best ground system, Biscayne Bay.

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