WINT-AM 1560  
Melbourne    

Original Call Letters: WTAI

Originally Licensed: Mar.  8, 1968

Original City of License: Melbourne

Original Frequency: 1560

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power5,000 watts daytime

Original Location: 

Original Format: Top 40


Network Affiliation(s):

ABC Entertainment
CNN
NBC
ABC News/Talk
ESPN

Owner(s):

1968
-Cape Canaveral Broadcasters
1984-Silicon East Communications ($846,000 with WAOA-FM 107.1)
1996-Gem Broadcasting ($5.4 Million with WAOA-FM 107.1 and Melbourne tower complex)
2001-Cumulus Media

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WTAI
-1968-Modern Country
WTAI-1978-Country Western
WTAI-1984-Country/Progressive
WTMS-1997-News/Talk
WAOA-2000-Urban Adult Contemporary
WINT-2002-Adult Standards "Music of Your Life" 
WINT-2007-Oldies   "Scott Shannon's True Oldies"
WINT-2008-Sports   "ESPN Radio"
WINT-2011-Licensed But Silent  (2/16/11)
WINT-2012-Sports   "ESPN Radio"  (Returned to the air 1-26-12)
WLZR-2012-Licensed/Silent  (5/18/12)

WINT-AM Knocked Off The Air
     2-25-11
WINT-AM 1560 has been forced off the air by copper thieves. Almost all of the copper was stripped from the transmitter facility. Cumulus Broadcasting has no idea how long it will take to restore service. The police investigation is ongoing. 

WINT-AM returns to the air on Jan. 26, 2012.

WINT Becomes WRLZ, But Remains Silent    5-22-12
Cumulus Licensing LLC temporarily resumed operations from the WINT-AM 1560 site on Jan. 26,2012, after being knocked off the air
by copper thieves. Almost all of the copper was stripped from the transmitter facility. They had been using the daytime antenna and a borrowed transmitter that allowed them to operate at 250 watts. According to their FCC application "...Cumulus continues to be concerned about vandalism at the site and has, therefore, made the business decision to suspend temporary broadcast operations at this time." "...Replacing all of the copper that was stolen will be quite costly, so, it does not want to proceed until it is certain that it is certain that its investment is properly secured."  

WINT Personalities
Jack Shaw-1968-Cape Canaveral Broadcasters 
Michael Jay (Mike Helminski)-1968-Program Director/Music Director-Cape Canaveral Broadcasters 
Jon Roberts (Apfeld)-1994-Program Director-Silicon East Communications


Liz Litterello-2008-Morning Show Host/Host of "The Space Coast Speaks"-Cumulus Media
Lawrence Lawton-2010-"The Reality Check Radio Show"-Sat-8AM-9AM-Cumulus Media


Jim Greenfield
-News
Jack Phillips


Daylon Rushing  
In Memory
Tom E. Collins (Michael Hatfield)
Glen Hill
Paul McCartney (Bill Gaskins)
Bunny Brown-Country Music 5AM-7AM
Larry Brewer

Other Names in WINT History
Dan Carelli-2002-General Manager-Cumulus Media
Ted Turner-2002-Operations Manager-Cumulus Media
Ronnie Brown-General Manager
Marion Fritz-Chief Engineer


Frank Berry
-Engineer
Mike Sharp-Sales
Dave Farrington-Sales
Sue Garrett-Market Manager

Bill Bokunic-2009
-General Sales Manager for the Cumulus stations in the Melbourne cluster-Cumulus Media
5-26-10  Bill Bokunic, General Sales Manager for the Cumulus Melbourne Market, is leaving Florida to assume the General Sales Manager Position for the Entercom Cluster in Indianapolis.               
         


       

 
    
      

 


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