WORJ-AM 1270  
Eatonville

Original Call Letters: WHIY

Originally Licensed: 1957 

Original City of License: Eatonville 

Original Frequency: 1270 

Origin of Call Letters:   

Original Power: 5,000 Day time

Original Location: #1 North Orange Building

Original Format: Rhythm and Blues


Network Affiliation(s):

 

Owner(s):

1957-
Orlando Radio & Television Broadcasting Corp.
1969-Orlando Radio & Television Corp.
1978-Sudbrink  Broadcasting
1986-Metcom Associates Limited Partnership
1987-Metropolex Communications of Orlando Inc. 
1987-WORL Radio Inc ($1.65 million)
1992-Rumbault & Associates (Receiver for S.E. Broadcasting, Inc.)                   
1994-Ibero-American Broadcasting
1996-Radio Luz ($378,500)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WHIY-1957-Country Western  "Radio Hi Fi"   "Personality Radio"  
WHIY-1962-Country
WORJ-1968-Easy Listening   "Big Orange Radio"
WORL-1971-Top 40
WORL-1987-R & B
WBZS-1988-Business News
WHBS-1991-News/Talk/Spanish Music
WHBS-1995-Silent/Licensed
  WRLZ-1996-Silent/Licensed
WRLZ-1996 -Spanish  "Radio Luz Tu La Conoces"
  WRLZ-1999-Spanish Christian
WRLZ-2010-Spanish Contemporary
  WRLZ-2012-Spanish Language News   "Noticias 1270"
WRLZ-2014-Spanish Language News/Talk  "La Estacion Del Pueblo" 


WORJ-AM History 
WORJ-AM studios were located on the fourth floor at the corner of Orange Ave and Central Blvd


From Brian Douglas; "...This station went on the air in 1957.  I think it was originally WHIY.  I first became aware of it as Country station (by 1962, I'd guess).  Country may well have been its original format.  WHIY was a day timer, 5,000 watts, licensed to Orlando.  Based on what I know, I think it pre-dated WABR(-AM 1440) as a Country station. WHIY stayed in the format until some time after WHOO(-AM 990)'s flip to Country in 1968.  At that point, WHIY became Adult Contemporary WORJ..." 


From Greg Galloway;
WORJ AM 1270 and WORJ-FM 107.7 would broadcast as a simulcast between the hours of 6AM and 6PM when the AM station would go off the air and the FM would start broadcasting hard rock music until 1 AM. We called it “UNDERGROUND ROCK.” This was just before the Woodstock event. WORJ-FM 107.7 went full time in 1969. I started working full time at the FM station after the AM station went on it’s own as well with “Middle Of the Road “ music. 


WORJ Personalities



Bob Andrews
  Biography    In Memory


Greg Galloway-1968-1970-Orlando Radio & Television Corp. Biography



Craig Soldinger-1970-1974-Orlando Radio & Television Corp.  In Memory

Chuck Shane

Gene Rogers

Tom Fallin-Program Director


Other Names In WORJ History

Harvey J. Tate-Vice President/General Manager

Brantley Slaughter-Chief Engineer In Memory

James Moore  In Memory


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