OUR WMBM TIMELINE

HOW WE GOT HERE

God has blessed and kept Gospel AM1490 WMBM for nineteen years.  As a media pillar in the community since 1995, WMBM has served South Florida and, beginning in 1998, the world via the Internet with-up-to-the minute news, empowering talk shows, inspirational, edifying and encouraging gospel music and so much more. We thank God for our loyal listeners, advertisers and partners, Gospel Champion Covenant Partners, and, most recently FACEBOOK FRIENDS and look forward to our future as the Station that will always “PUT JESUS CHRIST FIRST!”

TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS


1995

March 6th: New Birth Baptist Church purchased WMBM

March 8th, 6:00 am: New Birth Broadcasting Corporation aired inaugural broadcast


1996

WMBM conducted first Live Remote Broadcast

WMBM sponsored first Toy Drive, Miracle on 54th Street


1997

WMBM ranked Number 1 Traditional Gospel Station and Number 23 Religious Station in the Nation by RELIGIOUS & MEDIA QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

WMBM sponsored  Blackout “97”

WMBM hosted first Community SPIRIT  AWARDS


1998

WMBM hosted community Trip to The Holy Land

WMBM began streaming live via the Internet


1999

WMBM hosted First Annual Thanksgiving remote at Jorge & Jerry’s


2000

WMBM led March on Tallahassee 2000


2001

WMBM led Job Initiative for Miami-Dade County


2002

WMBM launched inaugural Edition of WMBM Purple Pages Business Directory


2003

WMBM supported March on Governor’s Office FCAT Protest


2004

WMBM moved into new North Miami studios


2005

WMBM Celebrated 10 years with Spirit Awards and Gospel in the Park


2006

WMBM launched Travel Club in partnership with Great Adventure Travel and journeyed to Kingston, Jamaica where WMBM adopted an orphanage


2007

WMBM received prestigious Stellar Award Radio Station of the Year in a Large Market


2008

WMBM, in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (formerly Carnival Center), launched FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS


2009

WMBM in partnership with Black History Tours traveled to and broadcasted from the Inauguration activities for the first African-American President of the United States, President Barack Obama


2010

WMBM celebrates 15 years with Community Celebration and Comedy Event


2011

WMBM nominated as Finalist for the prestigious Stellar Award Radio Station of the year in a Large Market


2012

WMBM nominated for the prestigious Stellar Award Radio Station of the Year in a Large Market; WMBM received Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valuable contributions to Miami-Dade County from the Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

WMBM was instrumental in Operation Lemonade,  Souls to the Polls all under the leadership of President/GM Bishop Victor T. Curry


2013

WMBM was instrumental in the landslide vote to ensure that millions of dollars and opportunities will be afforded through the modernization of Jackson Health System to Miami-Dade residents and contractors


2014

WMBM launched Free WMBM Apple and Google Play Store APP providing crystal clear reception worldwide


2015

WMBM in collaboration with The Miami Times, The Lesene Media Group, Hiprockstar, The Gospel Truth, Caribbean Today, under the leadership of Dexter Bridgeman, President of MIA Legacy, established The Black-Owned Media Alliance (BOMA), to bond forces of common interest for the promotion, development, longevity empowerment, and financial stability of Black-owned media in South Florida. Additionally, BOMA is committed to accuracy in reporting, while providing the market we serve with fair and balanced coverage.


2016

WMBM nominated for the prestigious Stellar Award Radio Station of the Year in a Large Market, WMBM broadcasted live from Rally in Tally with a keynote address by President/GM Bishop Victor T. Curry to save scholarships for our children!!!!


2017

WMBM received the Best Gospel Radio Station of the Year from the South Florida Gospel Music Awards, (S.F.G.M.A.)


2018

WMBM was instrumental in the landslide passing of the 2018 Amendment restoring the voting rights for 1.6 million Floridian ex-Felons.



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