WPXE-AM 1490 
Starke

Original Call Letters: WRJR

Originally Licensed: Feb 23, 1957

Original City of License: Starke

Original Frequency: 1490

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 250 Watts

Original Location: 945 Temple Ave.

Original Format: Country Western/Negro 


Network Affiliation(s):


Keystone Broadcasting System
Mutual Broadcasting System

Owner(s):

1957-Tidewater Broadcasters
1959-Radio Starke, Inc.
1963-George Gothberg Radio, Inc.
1965-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
1984-Dickerson Broadcasting
2001-Benjamin Dickerson

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WRJR-1957-Country Western
WPXE-1963-Country Western/Negro
WPXE-1965-Country Western
WPXE-1979-Country Western/Disco
WPXE-1986-Contemporary Country
WPXE-1987-Album Oriented Country
WEAG-1988-Oldies
WEAG-1991-Adult Contemporary "Love 106.3" 
WEAG-1993-Modern Country  "Eagle Country 106.3"

WPXE History
In 1963, George Gothberg Radio, Inc. purchased the license of  WRJR-AM and the calls became WPXE. An FM construction permit was granted in 1976 and WPXE-FM 106.3 took to the air in 1978. The FM would simulcast the AM programming. 

Names In WPXE History
George Gothberg, Jr.-1963-President-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
W.D. Holderfield-1963-Vice President/General Manager/Commercial Manager-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
Dean Blackwell-1963-Program Director-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
Tom Titus-1963-News Director-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
Don Neil-1963-Chief Engineer-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
Jack Pettit-1964-Program Director-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
Mrs. Ozelle Gothberg-1964-Promotions Director-George Gothberg Radio, Inc
John Sanders-1965-1984-President/General Manager/1966-President/General Manager/Commercial Manager-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
M.F. Kershner-1965-1966-Station Manager-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Leonard Sweezey-1965-1966-Program Director/News Director/Promotions Manager/Chief Engineer-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Mark Edwards-1966-1967-Program Director-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Lee Sanders-1966-Station Manager/Promotions Manager/1967-Vice President/Station Manager/Program Director/Promotions Manager/1968-Vice President/Promotions Manager/Program Director/1976-Program Director/Music Director/Promotion Manager-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Jay Sullivan-1966-1967-News Director-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Barney Beatty-1966-Chief Engineer-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Georda Young-1967-1968-News Director-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Tyler Winner-1968-1975-News Director-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Larry Bruner-1968-Station Manager/Chief Engineer/1969-News Director/Station Manager/Chief Engineer /1973-Chief Engineer /1981-Station Manager/Chief Engineer-Sanders Enterprises, Inc./1984-General Sales Manager/News Director/Chief Engineer -Dickerson Broadcasting
Gary Carter-1973-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Andy Denonn-1975-News Director-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.
Merrill H. Wall-1975-Chief Engineer-Sanders Enterprises, Inc.

Benjamin F. Dickerson-1984-President/General Manager/1985-President/Chief Engineer/1987-President-Dickerson Broadcasting

Ruth J. Dickerson-1984-Program Director/Music Director/1985-Promotions Director/1986-Program Director/Music Director/Promotions Manager/1987-General Manager/General Sales Manager/1989-General Manager-Dickerson Broadcasting

Terry Vaughn-1985-General Manager/General Sales Manager/1986-General Sales Manager/1989-Program Director-Dickerson Broadcasting

Bryan Jay-1985-Program Director/Music Director-Dickerson Broadcasting 

Tony James-1985-News Director-Dickerson Broadcasting

Todd LeBaron-1987-Program Director-Dickerson Broadcasting

Laura Condingly-1989-General Sales Manager/Music Director-Dickerson Broadcasting

Susan C. Lee-1989-Promotions Manager-Dickerson Broadcasting

Benny Anthony-1989-News Director-Dickerson Broadcasting
Chuck Kramer-1991-Operations Manager-Dickerson Broadcasting


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