WDIZ-FM 100.3
Orlando

Original Call Letters: WORZ

Originally Licensed: 1951

Original City of  License: Orlando

Original Frequency: 100.3

Origin of Call Letters: Sounds like; Disney "DIZney"  

Original Power:  100,000 Watts  

Original Location: 200 E. Robinson (The Hartford Building)

Original Format: Solid Gold


Network Affiliation(s):
ABC Contemporary


Owner(s):

1951-Central Florida Broadcasting Company
1971-Shamrock Development Corp.
1973-KIS, Inc. 
1974-Shamrock Development Corp.
1996-Paxson Broadcasting  ($22,500,000)
1997-Clear Channel Communications
  2007-Aloha Station Trust, LLC, as Trustee
2008-Clear Channel

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WORZ
-1951-Simulcast of WORZ-AM 740
WKIS-1959-Simulcast of WKIS-AM 740
WDIZ-1971-Oldies (Drake/Chenault "Solid Gold") 
WDIZ-1975-Adult Rock   "Rock 100"

WDIZ-1979-Top 40 

WDIZ-1985-Album Oriented Rock "Orlando's Home of Quality Rock 'n' Roll''
WSHE-1997-Soft adult contemporary "She 100.3" 
WSHE-1999-Oldies "Cool 100.3" 
WEBG-2004-Oldies  "Big 100.3 FM" 
WRUM-2005-Spanish "Rumba 100.3"


WDIZ Personalities


Dennis Moore-1971-1975
-News-Shamrock Development Corp./KIS, Inc.


Lee Arnold-1972-Shamrock Development Corp.


Allen Moore-1973-News Director-KIS, Inc.
Kenneth Stevens-1974-News Director--Shamrock Development Corp.
Ken Sievers-1975-Program Director/News Director/1979-General Manager/Program Director-Shamrock Development Corp.
B. Rock-1978--Shamrock Development Corp.
Wayne Osley-1978-1983-7PM-Midnight/Production/Promotions-Shamrock Development Corp.


Neal Mirsky
-1979/1990-1992-Program Director-Shamrock Development Corp.
Ken Stevens-1979-News Director/ Anchor-Shamrock Development Corp.
Craig Michaels-1979-Music Director-Shamrock Development Corp.
Randall Scott-1979-News Director-Shamrock Development Corp.


Gary Van Allen (Gary Warne)-1982-1984-Production Director/Air Talent-Shamrock Development Corp.

Alan Baxter-Baxter and Mark-1983-1992-5:30AM-10AM-Shamrock Development Corp.



Mark Samansky
-Baxter and Mark-1983 to 1991-5:30AM-10AM-Shamrock Development Corp. Biography    In Memory



"Slats"
(Timothy J. Guinane) 1985-1987-7PM-Midnight/1993-1994-3PM-7PM/1994-1995-6AM -10AM-Shamrock Development Corp.     
  
Biography
Suzanne Stewart-1986-1988-"Electric Brunch"-Shamrock Development Corp.


Jimmy Beck
(Dave Adams) (Dave Mather)-1990-1993-Shamrock Development Corp. Biography

Amy Newman-1991-1994-Nights-Shamrock Development Corp. 


Ron and Ron
-1992-1997
-(Syndicated)--Shamrock Development Corp. 
     



"Cap'n" Chris Hill
-1992-1994
-Orlando producer of the Ron & Ron Show/overnight host of "The Night Desk"-Shamrock Development Corp.

MudMan (Mike Gross)-1993-Shamrock Development Corp.
Heather the Intern (Heather Dutton)-1993-Shamrock Development Corp.


Crash-1994
-Shamrock Development Corp.
         


Larry the Cable Guy-1993
-Shamrock Development Corp.

Rocko-1994-1995-Afternoons-Shamrock Development Corp.



Jennifer Armstrong-1995-1996-Intern/Part Time Promotions-Shamrock Development Corp.


J.J. Duling (Chris Kampmeier)-2003
-Program Director-Clear Channel Communications


Deanne Shultz-2003-News Director-Clear Channel Communications



Steve Mitchell (Steven M. Schiffman



Steve Craig (Steve Biddle)


Mike Lyons
In Memory

Mike O'Keefe-Co-host with Mark Samansky right after Baxter left for about 6 months

Lee Randall-Mid-days now doing mornings in Columbus at a smooth jazz station)



Bob Church
   In Memory

Greg Morgan-Afternoons

Suzy Cruse
Jan Williams-Nights
Ron Louis-Overnights


Mick Dolan
-Promotions Director
Casey Dameron
Dave Lee
Evan Lee
Jim Steel
Lisa Kendall
Hank Bonecutter
Ron Lewis-Overnights
Tim Travis-Mid-days
Steve Mack (McMahon) 
Brian Sykes aka "Russell the Love Muscle"
Gary Mandino


Pat Lynch
-Music Director/10AM-3PM  Biography
Zak-10AM-3PM/7PM-Midnight
Brent Carr
Sideshow Dan
Zippy
Just Plain Mark

C.J.-Morning show producer/interim morning host

Dickerman-Intern/board op for the Ron & Ron show/Morning show producer/weekends

Kato

Fish-Mornings

Drew Townsend-Mid-days

Rad Messick-Program Director-Now VP of the Western Region with Broadcast Architecture
2011-Rad has been chosen to program Citadel Media's "Classic Hits" format. Rad was most recently Senior VP at Broadcast Architecture. Messick was a contributor to the former Radio & Records and the Chicago Tribune. He also served on the Affiliate Advisory Board of ABC Rock Radio Networks.

Kevin Dunn
Bret Wellman-Director of Music Research/Promotions Assistant
Johnny Stone-Midnight-6AM
Greg Wells-7PM-Midnight  In Memory
Mike Young (Max Goldberg)-Nights


Thom Robinson
Mike Cooper
 


courtesy of Kevin Coldiron

Other Names in WDIZ History 

William Pope-1971-General Manger/Commercial Manager-Shamrock Development Corp./1973-General Manger/ Commercial Manager-KIS, Inc.

James Haggarty-1973-President-KIS, Inc./1975-President-Shamrock Development Corp.
Kenneth Cameron-1973-Chief Engineer-KIS, Inc.
Robert French-1975-General Manager-Shamrock Development Corp.
Thom Sherwood-1975-Commercial Manager-Shamrock Development Corp.
Bob Sweat-1975-Chief Engineer-Shamrock Development Corp.
William Lynette-1979-Vice President-Shamrock Development Corp.
Kathy Dillon-1979-Commercial Manager-Shamrock Development Corp.
Irwin Gerber-1979-Chief Engineer-Shamrock Development Corp.
Steve Fluker-1983-Chief Engineer-Shamrock Development Corp.


Chris Kampmeier-1996-Vice President of Programming-Paxson Communications

Dick Sheetz-1996-Program Director  In Memory   



Linda Byrd-2003
-President/General Manager-Clear Channel
Mark Karak-2003-Sales Vice President/Advertising Director-Clear Channel Communications
Rhonda Bahrer-2003-General Sales Manager-Clear Channel Communications Communications


Rick Everett-2003-Marketing Director/Promotions Director-Clear Channel Communications


Ron Willett-2003
-Promotions Manager-Clear Channel Communications
Mike Spry-2003-Engineering Vice President-Clear Channel Communications
Dave Chambers-2003-Chief Engineer-Clear Channel Communications


Shane Reeve

Bill Pope-General Manager

Bob French-General Manager                                  

Tom Owens-General Manager  

George Duffy-General Manager

Mike Beck-Program Director

Dena Whitebirch-Website Designer
Al Fiala Jr.-Sales


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