WAOA-FM 107.1

Original Call Letters: WTAI 

Originally Licensed: Nov 1972  

Original City of License: Melbourne  

Original Frequency: 107.1 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 100,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Hot Adult Contemporary

Network Affiliation(s):


1972-Cape Canaveral Broadcasters
1984-Silicon East Communications Partnership ($846,000 with WAOA-FM 107.1)
1996-Gem Broadcasting ($5.4 Million with WAOA-FM 107.1 and Melbourne tower complex)
2001-Cumulus Media

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WTAI-1972-Adult Contemporary
WTAI-1978-Beautiful Music
WVTI-1984-Comtemporary Hits
WAOA-1989-Hot Adult Contemporary
WAOA-1996-Adult Contemporary
WAOA-2002-Contemporary Hits


Brad Abrell-Morning Drive co-host/Production Director

"Cap'n" Chris Hill-1989-1991-Silicon East Communications Partnership Biography

Jessie Scott-1990-Mornings/Program Director-Silicon East Communications Partnership

Michael W. Lowe
1990-Operations Manager/Program Director/Co-host with Al Varnson-"Mike and Al Your Morning Pals"/1993-Co-host with Timmy Vee-Silicon East Communications Partnership/1994-Music Director/2001-Operations Manager-Cumulus Media Biography
Al  Varnson-1990-co-host with Michael W. Lowe-"Mike and Al Your Morning Pals"-Silicon East Communications Partnership

Timmy Vee-1991-2015-Mornings-Silicon East Communications/1993-Marketing Director/Co-host with Michael W. Lowe/2013-Mornings with Elaina/2014-2015-Mornings with Cheree-Cumulus Media

Timmy and Lisa

Timmy and Elaina

Timmy & Cheree

Dan Deaton-1992-Program Director-Silicon East Communications Partnership

Jamie Roberts-1993-2PM-7PM-Silicon East Communications Partnership

Eric DeNiro-1994-Silicon East Communications Partnership

Bill Robins-1995-2008-Middays/Imaging Director-Silicon East Communications Partnership/Gem Broadcasting

Cheree Carter-2000-In 2014 she joined Timmy Vee as morning co-host

Lisa Moldovan-2004-2012-Morning Co-host-Cumulus Media

Beau Richards-Program Director/Mornings/2005-Afternoon Drive-Cumulus Media

Tony Banks-2006-2008-Program Director/3PM-7PM-Cumulus Media                             

Jimmy Knight-2006-Music Director-Cumulus Media     
Willie B.-2007-Weekends

Larry McKay-2010-2011-Program Director/3PM-7PM-Cumulus Media

Slammin' Sammy Suarez-2012-2012-Program Director-3PM-7PM-Cumulus Media

Terry Simmons-2012-3PM-7PM/Program Director-Cumulus Media

Elaina (Dore Smith)-2013-2013-Mornings with Timmy Vee-Cumulus Media

Tony Zazza-2015-Mornings-co-host with
Tara Madison
Paulie Cruz

Martie Tucker aka Martie Salt-Now WFTV news anchor

Damon (Free)-8PM-Midnight


JT Daniels-Nights/Music Director/Program Director Biography

Scott Chase-Program Director

C.J. Harris-News Director

Rob Selkow-Mornings 

Mia Laudato-News Director
Rich O'Brien

Other Names in WAOA History

John William Donahey Jr.-1972-1983-President-Cape Canaveral Broadcasters In Memory

Chet Pike-1997-2000-General Manager-Gem Broadcasting   In Memory

Bill Bokunic-2009-General Sales Manager for all the Cumulus stations in the Melbourne cluster-Cumulus Media

Pete DeSimone-2011-Vice President/Market Manager-Cumulus Media

Jennifer Armstrong-2011-Promotions Director-Cumulus Media

Gary Mertins-2015-Vice President/Market Manager-Cumulus Media

George Mills-General Manager

Jeff Kimmel-General Manager

Mark Cooper-General Sales Manager 

Dan Carell-General Manager
Heather Kelchner-Sales

Sue Garrett-Market Manager  

Lisa Moldovan, Beau Richards, singer Skye and Timmy Vee    
co-hosts of the "107.1 A1A" morning show with singer Skye
(photo courtesy of Beau Richards)     

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