WQPD-AM 1430
Lakeland

Original Call Letters: WLAK 

Originally Licensed: May 1936  

Original City of License: Lakeland  

Original Frequency: 1430 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts daytime/1,000 watts nighttime

Original Location: 

Original Format: Rock/Top 40


Network Affiliation(s):

ABC
ABC Entertainment
ABC Contemporary

Owner(s):

1936-Lake Region Broadcasting Co.
1941-Bradley R. Eidmann ($13,000)
1942-Lakeland Broadcasting Corp.  ($23,000)
1958-Florida Central Broadcasting Co. ($300,000)
1963-Sentinel Broadcasting Co.
1971-Hugh Holder Enterprises
1978-Bob Kelly
1983-Root Communications, LTD
1996-Hall Communications

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WLAK-1936-Variety on 1310
WLAK-1946-MOR  (Moved to 1430)
WQPD-1971-Top 40
WQPD-1975-Adult Contemporary
WQPD-1979-Top 40
WLKF-1983-Adult Contemporary
WLKF-1983-News/Talk


WQPD Personalities

Les Howard-1974-Program Director/Music Director/1975-Operations Manager/Sales Manager-Hugh Holder Enterprises
George McGovern-1975-Program Director-Hugh Holder Enterprises
Rick White-1975-News Director-Hugh Holder Enterprises


Gary Van Allen (Gary Warne)-1975-Overnights/1979-1981-Mid-day/Music Director /Mornings /Program Director/Program Director-Hugh Holder Enterprises




Tom Anthony-1976-1979 Biography

Steve Michaels

Bob Kelly-General Manager

Bill Early

Bill Stuart

Tommy Edwards

Jay Kuppers-Station Manager/Morning partner of Tom Anthony

John Jenkins-Program Director

Roscoe P. Goodtyme (Paul Gilmore)-Morning partner of Tom Anthony 


Other Names In WQPD History

Hugh Holder-1971-President/General Manager-Hugh Holder Enterprises
Downey Hughey-1973-Station Manager/Commercial Manager-Hugh Holder Enterprises
Hal Paul-1974-Commercial Manager-Hugh Holder Enterprises
Frank Berry-1974-Chief Engineer-Hugh Holder Enterprises
Robert Ottinger-1974-Chief Engineer-Hugh Holder Enterprises

Bob Kelly-1979-General Manager-Hugh Holder Enterprises

Debra Porte Bobier


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