WOKB-AM 1600 
Winter Garden

Original Call Letters: WOKB

Originally Licensed: Jan. 1, 1958

Original City of License: Winter Garden

Original Frequency: 1600

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 Watts 

Original Location: 1011 S. Division St.

Original Format: Urban Contemporary


Network Affiliation(s):


National Black Network


Owner(s):


1958-E.V. Price

1959-John B. Cook, Jr.
1962-Everbach Broadcasting Co. 
1979-Lesli Broadcasting Co
1987-Champion Broadcasting of Florida Inc.
1993-Rama Communications  ($950,000 Purchased with WXXU-AM 1300 Cocoa Beach) 


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WGOA-1958-Full Service MOR
WOKB-1959-Negro (Urban Contemporary)  "Tiger Radio"
WOKB-1979-Disco   "Disco 16"
WOKB-1979-Black Gospel
WXXO-1987-Black Gospel
WXTO-1990-Spanish
WXTO-1993-CNN Headline News/Talk 
WOKB-1994-Ethnic (Gospel, Caribbean and Haitian music)
WOKB-1996-Spanish  "Radio Selecta"
WOKB-1996-Black Gospel
WOKB-2008-Call letters/programming moved to 1680 AM


WOKB Personalities



Willie Clark-1977-"Gospel Explosion" and "Community Forum"-Everbach Broadcasting Co./1984-1987-Program Director/Mornings-Lesli Broadcasting Co.




Dave Williams
(David Titterington)-1979-1979-Program Director/Afternoons-Lesli Broadcasting Co.  In Memory



Spider Wilson (BJ Barry)-1984-Lesli Broadcasting Co.



"Cap'n" Chris Hill
-1985-1988-Mid-days also host of "Friday Night Fresh Party/Peter Banks-1995"-Lesli Broadcasting Co.   Biography




Jeff Allen (Cassell)-1986-1989-Lesli Broadcasting Co.    Biography



Kevin "G" Gardner-1986-Morning Drive-Lesli Broadcasting Co.
Gene Mack-1987-Gospel music-Noon-2PM-weekdays-Champion Broadcasting of Florida Inc. 

Brother Steve January/aka Steve Curry-1993-2010- Program Director/ Mornings/ Sales Manager/ General Manager/ Operations Manager/ Production Manager-Rama Communications




Rebecca Randall-1994-Rama Communications  Biography



Lady “D”-1994-"Young Peoples Forum”-Rama Communications

 

Peter Banks-1995-"The Travelers Breakfast Show"  8AM-11AM Mon-Fri/8AM-9AM Saturdays -Rama Communications 


Blanquita Cullum-1996-Noon-2PM weekdays 



Bob Andrews Biography   In Memory

Eddie Lockwood

"The Deacon"-Melvin Grace, Sr.-10AM-3PM   In Memory



Brother 'J'-3PM-8PM



James Robinson-"Jay Baby"-"Tiger In The Morning" & "Live and In Color"    In Memory

Joe Bullard
Marvin Zanders
Nick Mickels
Guy Rozier

Leo Taylor Jr.

Rocky Groce-9am-Noon weekdays

Rev. Gary Chambers

Max Johnson-News Director

George Hampton

Charles Morse

Stacey Freeman



Jay Francisco


"Bad" Butchie Brown (Curt Creel)-Weekends


Other Names in WOKB History

John B. Cook-1959-President

Edward T. Martin-1959-General Manager-John Cook Ownership

Milton Sutton-1959-Chief Engineer/News Director-John Cook Ownership

Pat Spencer-1959-Women's Director-John Cook Ownership

J. H. Everbach-1962-President/General Manager-Everbach Broadcasting Co.

Bruce Webb-1962-Station Manager/1979-Vice President/Station Manager-Everbach Broadcasting Co.

Al Setzer-1962-Assistant Manager-Everbach Broadcasting Co.

Bob Mundy-1962-Chief Engineer-Everbach Broadcasting Co.

Jay Robinson-1973-Program Director-Everbach Broadcasting Co.
Lee Sharp-1979-Program Director-Everbach Broadcasting Co.
Finest Cherry-1979-Music Director-Everbach Broadcasting Co.
Ken Mathison-1979-Chief Engineer-Everbach Broadcasting Co.

Dena Whitebirch-1986-Sales

Jane Duncklee-1987-Vice President/General Manager-Champion Broadcasting of Florida Inc.
Sabita Persuad-1993-President-Rama Communications 
Joe Gettys-2005-Sales Manager-Rama Communications



Steven Delay-Chief Engineer
 
In Memory

Max Johnson

Billie Love-Program Director

Roger Clark

Colene Allen-Station Manager-Rama Communications 

Mario Cuomo-Syndicated

WOKB.jpg (57990 bytes) WOKB studio and towers courtesy of Paul Walker


Photos from the Kool Jazz Festival
courtesy of Chris Hill
Kool Jazz Festival 1.jpg (68412 bytes) 
L to R Jeff Allen, unknown female, Willie Clark and Chris Hall
Kool_Jazz_Festival_2.jpg (43676 bytes)
Standing L to R: Willie Clark, Chris Hall, Jeff Allen and Max  Johnson 
Jean Carne is the woman in red  


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