WWZN-AM 1440
Winter Park

Original Call Letters: WABR 

Originally Licensed: Sep 1954  

Original City of License: Winter Park  

Original Frequency: 1440 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts-Daytime

Original Location: 222 Hazard St., Orlando

Original Format: Talk


Network Affiliation(s): 

CNN
Unistar


Owner(s):


1954-Orange County Broadcasting

1959-Contemporary Broadcasting Co.

1966-Norfolk Broadcasting Corp.

1971-Rounsaville Broadcasting, Atlanta (Co-owned with WBJW-FM 105.1)

1977-WSEC, Inc.

1982-Nationwide Communications  ($6.5 million with WBJW-FM 105.1 & WLOF-AM 950) 

1986-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp  

1987-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.

1993-Paxson Communications ($5.6 million with WMGF-FM 107.7)

1994-J & V Communications, Inc. ($300,000)


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WABR-1954-Top 40 

WABR-1966-Country

WBJW-1971-Oldies/Lite Rock "The Entertainer"

WBJW-1975-Easy Listening

WNBE-1976-NBC 24 Hour News

WAJL-1977-Easy Listening

WAJL-1987-Christian Ministry (Station sold. WAJL moves to 1190)

WPRD-1987-Classics of the '40s, '50s and '60s  "Pride-1440"

WPRD-1990-Children "The Imagination Station"  

WPRD-1991-CNN Headline News

WWZN-1993-Talk

WWZN-1993-Sports

WPRD-1994-Talk

WPRD-1995-Spanish


History of WWZN 
WWNZ began life as WABR.


WWZN Personalities



Clive Thomas
-1993-9AM-11AM weekdays
-Paxson Communications Biography

Mort White-1993-"Magic Garden" Saturdays-Paxson Communications
Dr. Alan Pressman-1993-"Dr. Pressman on Health"-Paxson Communications
Paul Daigel-1993-Host of "Computer Bytes" Mon-Fri-2PM-2:30PM-Paxson Communications
Scott and Molly MacKenzie-1993-"The Senior Forum" -M-F-1:30PM-2PM-Paxson Communications



"The Coach" Marc Daniels-1993-"The Sports Nut"-M-F-7PM-10PM-Paxson Communications  Biography

Richard Buhrmann-1993-The Safety and Security Show aired Thursday from 12:30PM -1:30PM-Paxson Communications.

Peter Banks-Host-"British Breakfast Club-a show aimed at British tourists-Mon-Sat-9AM-10AM

Mike Wiley

Richard Halpern-Host of "Film Talk"-Movie Reviews, Entertainment Gossip- Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1PM


Other Names In WWZN History

Peter Ferrara-1987-President -Metroplex 



Lowell "Bud" Paxson-1993-1994-President-Paxson Broadcasting In Memory
Jenny Sue Rhoades-1993-General Manager-Paxson Broadcasting
David Elliot-1993-Promotions Manager-Paxson Broadcasting

John Frost-1993-Operations Manager-Paxson Broadcasting

Chris Persaud-1993-Program Director-Paxson Broadcasting
Jim Buss-1993-News Director-Paxson Broadcasting
David Kreitzer-1993-Chief Engineer-Paxson Broadcasting


Other Programs In WWZN History

Atlanta Braves Baseball-1994


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