WKBX-AM 1220
Kissimmee

Original Call Letters: WRWB

Originally Licensed: 1954

Original City of License: Kissimmee

Original Frequency: 1220

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 250 watts daytime

Original Location: Lago Vista Radio Park

Original Format: MOR


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1954-Osceola Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1956-Frank Taylor
1964-Beacom Broadcasting Enterprises
1964-B & M Broadcasting Corporation
1968-Opportunity Broadcasters ($72,000)
1976-Magic Box Media
1980-Central Florida Spanish Broadcasting ($335,000)
1986-Cawley Broadcasting Corporation
1991-Kissimmee Broadcasting Corporation, Inc ($500,000)
1994-Winfield Broadcasting
1999-J & V Communications ($450,000)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WRWB-1954-MOR
WKBX-1959-MOR
WOSL-1964-MOR
WOSL-1964-Silent
WJPB-1966-MOR
WACY-1968-MOR  "1220 On Your Dial"
WACY-1972-Contemporary
WACY-1974-Progressive Rock
WACY-1976-Silent
WMJK-1976-Oldies
WMJK-1978-Spanish 
WMJK-1986-Oldies/Variety
WMJK-1988-Hits of the 50s and '60s "Your hometown radio station''
WMJK-1991-Adult Contemporary/Full Service  "Magic 1220"
WMJK-1992-Travelers Information
WMJK-1994-Silent
WOTS-1994-Travelers Information  "The Vacation Station"
WOTS-1996-Talk/Oldies
WOTS-1999-Oldies 
WOTS-2001-Spanish  "Magica"

WKBX History
Jim La Follette adds some history of WKBX. "...WKBX was planning to go 24 hours for Hurricane Donna (in) 1960. (The) storm took the tower down and that was the end". Owner Frank Taylor left town owing money to a lot of people. WKBX had a tough time overcoming the bad reputation because of the association with Taylor.

Names In WKBX History
Frank Taylor-1956-Owner/Chief Engineer
E.F. Huntley-1956-Station Manager-Frank Taylor Ownership
Mike Treat-1956-Program Director-Frank Taylor Ownership
Eugene Rowland-1956-Sales Manager-Frank Taylor Ownership
Armand Hilburger-1957-Program Director/Commercial Manager/Sales Manager-Frank Taylor Ownership
Mattie Van Laughlin-1957-Women's Director-Frank Taylor Ownership
Hugh Canell-1957-Chief Engineer-Frank Taylor Ownership
Buzz Sawyer-1960-General Manager-Frank Taylor Ownership
Allen Shaw-Frank Taylor Ownership
Lee Moss "The Country Hoss"


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