WYND-AM 1310  
Deland 

Original call Letters: WOOO

Originally Licensed: Dec 7, 1956   

Original City of License: Deland  

Original Frequency: 1310 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts daytime

Original Location: 316 E. Taylor Road

Original Format: Religious


Network Affiliation(s): IRN USA


Owner(s):

1956-Deland Broadcasters, Inc.
1957-Trio Broadcasting
1961-Polaris Broadcasting, Inc.
1964-Shom Broadcasters, Inc.
1973-Deland Broadcasting, Inc.
1978-Mid Florida Broadcasting
1986-David R. Hill  
1986-Hollis Broadcasting Co.  ($75,000)
1987-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc ($255,000) 


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WOOO-1956-Rock/Pop
WKKX-1974-Rock/Pop
WYND-1984-Religious
WYND-1985-Silent
WYND-1986-Country
WYND-1986-Religious "Florida's Christian Voice"


WYND History 
From an article in the Orlando Sentinel dated January 13, 1987.
A Columbus, Ga., firm has bought a defunct radio station in DeLand and plans to start broadcasting interdenominational religious programs in about a month, a spokesman for Hollis Broadcasting Co. said. The rights to the former WYND-1310 AM radio station were acquired for $75,000 by the Georgia company, according to Federal Communications Commission records. The rights to the station formerly were held by David R. Hill of Plano, Texas. Hollis Broadcasting also owns a radio station and a television station with religious formats in Chattanooga, Tenn. The firm acquired the DeLand station on Dec. 30, according to the FCC. ''We felt like the Lord sent us there,'' said Jeff Nicholson, broadcasting manager for the company. Hollis Broadcasting plans a program of discussions with national religious leaders, talk shows and music and plans to invite local religious leaders to appear on programs, Nicholson said. The owners plan to hire three to five part-time disc jockeys and sales people, he said. The station broadcast rock 'n' roll when it was founded in 1956 by Brian Tolby, who now works for WXVQ-AM 1490, a radio station operated by Stetson University. Tolby sold the station in 1974 and it has had several owners since. The station broadcasts over a 20-mile radius, Tolby said. "...The station was in receivership when Hollis Broadcasting bought it, said Kenny Hopkins, administrator for Hollis Enterprises Inc., the parent company of both the broadcasting company and the Hollis Eye Institute in Columbus (Ohio). The company will probably keep the WYND call letters, he said. ''It's been through everything from easy listening to country,'' (Former owner Brian) Tolby said. ''It's been around the world.'' Recently, the station has been off the air, he said. ''It had its financial difficulties,'' Tolby said. Hill could not be reached for comment on the financial condition of the station. Daytona Beach already has a non-denominational religious radio station, WMFJ-1450 AM. Station vice president and general manager Jim Palmer said his station's signal reaches into DeLand, but the majority of his advertisers are on the east side of the county. ''We do get into DeLand,'' he said. ''We're very established with our national programs.'' The station has been on the air since 1979, Palmer said. Nicholson said Hollis Broadcasting Co. plans to continue to expand in the future. ''As the Lord leads and the opportunities open up, we'll be looking at them,'' he said.

1987-Orlando Sentinel
After more than a year of silence, radio station WYND-AM 1310 in DeLand has returned to the air with new owners and a religion-oriented format. Station manager Terry Arnold said the station resumed broadcasting in mid- April with Christian programming, including inspirational music, local ministers and national programs from 6AM to 7:30PM daily.

Photos of the studios and tower of WYND Deland
courtesy of Wilma Clark


Names in WYND History 

David R. Hill-1984-Owner

Dr. D. Stephen  Hollis-1987-Owner/President-Hollis Broadcasting Co.



Theodore D. (Buddy) Tucker-1987-Co-owner/President/General Manager-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc



D. Levaughan Tucker-1987-Co-owner/Vice President-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc



Jim Hoge
-1987
-General Manager-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc 

Terry Arnold-1987-Station Manager-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc  



Dean O'Neal-1988
-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc  

Alan Stevens-1988-Station Manager-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc 

Art Taylor-Program Director, Community Service and News Director

Glennie Goosby



George "Harold" Utter-Engineer    Biography     In Memory



Al Everson
-Buddy Tucker Association, Inc 
Phil Buford


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