WDBO-AM  580    Part 2 
Orlando 

Original Call Letters: WDBO

Originally Licensed: May 19,1924 

Original City of License: Winter Park (Rollins College) 

Original Frequency: 1250, moved to 1040 in 1927, moved to 620 in 1928, moved to 1120 in 1929 then to 580 in 1932

Origin of Call Letters: Slogan; Way Down By Orlando 

Original Power: 50 Watts

Original Location: Rollins College, Winter Park

Original Format: Concert programming and college lectures


Network Affiliation(s):

CBS
NBC Talknet
ABC
CNN

Owner(s):

1924-Rollins College
1926-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1929-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc. (563 N. Orange Ave., Orlando) 
1957-Cherry Broadcasting Station of Providence, Rhode Island (later acquired by the Outlet Co)
1963-The Outlet Company ($6 million)
1982-Katz Broadcasting (Purchased WDBO AM/FM for $9.5 million)
1986-New City Communications (New City would purchase Katz in 1986)
1997-Cox Broadcasting (Cox acquires New City in 1997)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WDBO-1924-Variety  “Way Down By Orlando”
WDBO-1957-Pop  "The Great 58"
WDBO-1985-News/Talk   "News & Weather Leader"

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From Dick Camnitz; "Here's a later 60s shot of 
Dick Ravenhill on the air in the WDBO Ivanhoe studio.
Ya gotta love those big Altec mics."
photo courtesy of Dick Camnitz

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WDBO studio in 1982 when the studios 
were on Lake Ivanhoe  
photo courtesy Dave Edwards

           
WDBO Transmitter courtesy of Larry "Vee" Flegle


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WDBO license plates courtesy of Dave Edwards

WDBO Bumper stickers

                                                  
          
1990                                                                       1992
                 
             
 
Courtesy of Chris Trenkmann


WDBO Personalities

Carter Scofield-1927-Chief Announcer/Farm Editor-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Walter Kimble-1927-Musical Director/Performed 15-minute organ recitals-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.  In Memory

Lionel Nelson-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Dorothy Morton Parks-gave 15-minute piano recitals-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.



Ben Aycrigg
-1944-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc. 
In Memory


Herb Oscar Anderson
-1948-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
 
Courtesy of Ronny Allen Show



Dick Batchelor-1955-Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.

Curtis Gibson-1956-News Director/Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.

Fred Bradshaw-1963-News Director-Outlet Company


Bill Stamper
-1964-1991-Sports Director/1989 winner of the Green Eyeshade Award for Sports Reporting-The Outlet Company/Katz Broadcasting/New City Communications   In Memory

Allen J. Actor-1965-Program Director-The Outlet Company

Robert Arel-1965-News Director-The Outlet Company

Bob Raymond-1968-News Director-The Outlet Company

Pat Flannagan-1968-News Trainee/1976-Host of "WDBO's Nightline"-Outlet Company

Bill Taylor-1969-Program Director-The Outlet Company



Perry Moore-1970-1984-Mornings-The Outlet Company/Katz Broadcasting     Biography      In Memory


Jim Turner-1972-Afternoons/1985-2012-Mornings-The Outlet Company/Katz Broadcasting/New City Communications/Cox Broadcasting  Biography
Jim Martin-1973-News Director-The Outlet Company
Glenn C. Lewis, Sr.-1974-Program Director-The Outlet Company
Leigh Morgan-1978-Program Director-The Outlet Company


Steve Nick (Steve Nikazy)-1975-1976-The Outlet Company


Dennis Moore-1976-1980-News-The Outlet Company/Katz Broadcasting
Bob Brown-1976-1980-First airborne traffic reporter for WDBO. From 1952 to 1957, he did the "Skipper Bob Show" on WDBO-TV. Bob was a member of the Blue Angels Flight Team from 1964 to 1967-The Outlet Company


Clive Thomas-1976-1980-Outlet Company   Biography

Officer Jim Bishop
-1978-2009-Traffic Reporter-The Outlet Company/Katz Broadcasting/New City Communications /Cox Broadcasting  Biography


Bud Brewer-
1978-1979-Host of "WDBO's Nightline"-The Outlet Company  Biography

Mark Holmes-1978-Intern-The Outlet Company 



Wayne Trout-1979-1986-News Director-The Outlet Company  Biography   In Memory
Harry Cup-1979-1981-Host of "WDBO's Nightline" 7PM-11PM-The Outlet Company 
Harry was a self-described moderate and attracted 8,000 people to Tinker Field on April 19, 1980 for his "Stand up for America" rally in support of the hostages being held in Iran by Ayatollah Khomeini. 
 Biography   In Memory
Harry's 1980 recording of "Sick American"


Col. Richard Bouchard
-1979-1993-The Outlet Company/Katz Broadcasting  Biography  In Memory

Rick Stevens-1980-1983-Music Director/Weekends/Fill ins. "...In 1982 , Morton Downey Jr. came to do Nightline and asked me to be his producer. I stayed with Mort from 1982 till 1989 as his producer and personal assistant until The Morton Downey Jr. TV Show ended."


Mike Burger-1981
-Mid Days-Katz Broadcasting Biography
Carson Rennie-1981-1982 Host of "WDBO's Nightline"-Katz Broadcasting


Morton Downey, Jr.
-1982-1983-Host of "WDBO's Nightline"-Katz Broadcasting  Biography   In Memory
Tom Blair-1982-News-Katz Broadcasting  Tom passed Jan. 10, 2007 at the age of 68.  In Memory
Tom Blair reporting on traffic

Wayne Weinberg-1983-1994-Morning news co-anchor. Wayne also hosted "Ask Disney", a one-hour show airing  live each Saturday morning from Disney-MGM Studios. Wayne's co-host was Walt Disney World Ambassador Kim Hursh-Katz Broadcasting/New City Communications Biography



Tom McCarthy-1983-Afternoons-Katz Broadcasting Biography



Jeanne Carr (JJ McKay)-1983-1984-Traffic-Katz Broadcasting Biography        


Mark Hellinger-1983-1998-Mark worked with Jim Turner, Perry Moore, Bill Stamper, Tom McCarthy, Morton Downey Jr. and Sally Jesse Raphael-Katz Broadcasting/New City Communications/Cox Broadcasting   In Memory



Rod Grant (aka Shadow)-1983-1985-Production Director/Afternoons-Katz Broadcasting



Bill Patti-1985-1990-
9AM-11AM/Program Director/Operations Manager-Katz Broadcasting/New City Communications



Ellen McFarlane-1985-Consumer Reporter
-New City  Communications



Marsha Taylor-1986-Midday Anchor/Street Reporter/1988-News Director-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting


Bruce Hamilton
-
1987-1992-
9AM-Noon-New City  Communications. Left  WDBO in 1992 for a TV spot in Philadelphia. Also was a news anchor for WESH TV 2 in Orlando. Now at Jacksonville's WJXT-TV.


Dan Shaffer-1987-1992- The original Good Samaritan van driver/Producer/Music Director/Traffic Reporter /Hosted an overnight show Saturday night/Sunday morning/Bruce Hamilton’s midday show producer-New City  Communications   Biography



Carole Nelson
-1988-Noon-2PM-Guy Gannett Broadcasting Co. Biography


Woody Wooden-1988-1997-News-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting  In Memory

Dave Wahl-1988-2013-Reporter/Anchor-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting   Biography
On 4-26-2013 Dave retires after 25 years  


Kirk Healy-1988-Cox Broadcasting




Jeff Slater
-1989-1997-Producer and co-host with Jim Turner-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting  Biography



Bethann Shaffer-1990-1991-Part-time Anchor/Reporter/Hosting drive-time “news blocks”-New City Communications/Cox Broadcasting


Scott Harris-1990-1997-News Anchor/Producer/Reporter-New City Communications/Cox Broadcasting Biography 

In
Memory
Scott Anez-1991-Sports Director-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting
Scott joined Jim Turner  in 1991 as the Sports Director. Scott's a native to the Central Florida area and earned his broadcasting degree from the University of Central Florida. Scott lives in Orlando with his wife and daughter Christine.


Chris Trenkmann-1992-1997-News-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting  Biography

Bob Nyles
-1993-2003-host and producer of  several "Ask the Experts" talk shows on WDBO each Saturday morning from 6AM-Noon-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting  Biography
Steve Morris-1994-New City  Communications


Gina Jordan-1995-2008-New City  Communications/Cox Broadcasting Biography   


Mike Synan-1997-2010-Afternoon Reporter/Political Reporter-Cox Broadcasting
2010-Mike left to work for Fox 35 Orlando



Scott Hasick-1997-1998-Co-host "Scott and Casey"-Afternoon Drive-Cox Broadcasting



Casey Bartholomew-1997-1998-Co-host "Scott and Casey"-Afternoon Drive-Cox Broadcasting

Eileen Byrne-1998-7PM-9PM-Mon-Fri-Cox Broadcasting



Clark Howard-1998-3PM-4PM/3PM-5PM/2012-10PM-1AM/1PM-3PM
-Cox Broadcasting


Keith Altiero
-1999-2004-News Anchor-Keith died Dec 19. 2004 after a two-year  fight with cancer. He was 51. In 2001 he won five awards for his work from the Florida Associated Press and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his political reporting-Cox Broadcasting  Biography        In Memory



Leonard Birdsong-2000-Sundays-Noon-2PM-
Cox Broadcasting 



Jack Nelson-2000-"Dollars and Cents"-
Cox Broadcasting 



Jeff Marshall-2000-News/Producer-Cox Broadcasting    

Levi May-2000-2012-Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Producer/Board Operator/Broadcast Coordinator for the Orlando Magic Radio Network-Cox Media


Mike Murillo-2004-2011-Weekend Anchor/Morning Show Producer-Cox Broadcasting   Biography

Bob Hazen-2004-2012-News-Cox Broadcasting   Biography
2010-Bob joins WFTV channel 9 as a part-time reporter
2012-Bob leaves WDBO to take a job at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh

Kelly Golden-2004-2006-Kelly came to WDBO from Charleston, South Carolina. In her seven-year news career, Kelly has won several state, regional and national awards including an Edward R. Murrow Award. Kelly was named "Radio News Reporter of the Year" in 2003 by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association -Cox Broadcasting    Kelly left WDBO in 2006 to move back to Charleston.



Joe Ruble-2005-News-Cox Broadcasting

    


Marva Hinton-2005-2011-News Anchor/Web Producer-Cox Broadcasting
11-2011-Marva leaves WDBO and Orlando to be married and moved to Miami.

Heather Jackson-2005-2010-Overnight News Anchor/Board Operator/Producer of the Andrea Shea King Show-Cox Broadcasting
On September 13th 2008, Heather married Bob Hazen  and became Heather Hazen. In December Heather moved up to mid-day producer.
2010-Heather left WDBO to work for sister station WFTV. In March of 2011 she left to have a baby, 
Atlas Hazen who was born safely in a planned home birth. Heather now writes a successful couponing blog and rarely spends more than  5%-10% on any grocery trip. http://beadandelion.blogspot.com


Elizabeth Arenas-2006-2008-News-Cox Broadcasting  
2008-Elizabeth went to work a spokesperson for the Department of Children and Families.

Diana Bosch-2006-2009-News-Cox Broadcasting
Diana left WDBO to become an assistant producer at Cox owned WFTV channel 9


Ron Bisson-2006
-Fill in traffic reporter-Cox Broadcasting

Drew Petrimoulx-2006-2011-
Weekend News Anchor/Webmaster-Cox Broadcasting
2010-Drew joins WFTV channel 9 as a part-time reporter
2011-Drew moves to WFTV as a full time reporter 
Rozzie Franco-2007-Weekend News Anchor-Cox Broadcasting Biography
2007-Within three months, Rozzie moves up to become part of the morning news team as a reporter and producer
2008-Rozzie leaves WDBO for WFLF-AM 540

Zack Stein
-2008-2010-News-Cox Broadcasting
Zack is the News Director WTDY-AM 1670 in Madison, WI


Ray Junior-2009-"The Ray Junior Show"-Cox Broadcasting


Emily Cassulo-2009-Intern/2010-Reporter/Web Producer-Cox Broadcasting

Nick Figueredo-2009-Associate Producer of "Central Florida's Morning News with Jim Turner", Executive producer of "America's Garden Rebel Show" and also hosts several Ask The Expert shows. 


Brittny Krause-2010-News-Cox Broadcasting
                      

Ray Caputo-2010-Reporter/Fill-in Anchor-Cox Broadcasting


Robyn Walensky-2010-2011-News-Cox Broadcasting


Ken Tyndall-2010-News-Cox Broadcasting
                


Amanda Castro-2011-News Dept/Web Producer-Cox Broadcasting


Brandon Hamilton-2011-Reporter/Web Producer-Cox Broadcasting


Patrick Johnson-2011-Morning News/Evening News-Cox Broadcasting


Jonathan Beaton-2011-News-Cox Broadcasting
Monica Rix-2011-News-Cox Broadcasting



Mel Robbins-2012-1PM-3PM-Cox Media Group


Samantha Jordan-2012-Reporter/Anchor-Cox Media Group


Jerry Doyle-2012-Syndicated-Cox Media Group


Andy Dean-2012-"America Now with Andy Dean"-Syndicated-7PM-9PM-Cox Media Group



Carole Nelson
  
Biography



Tom Marshall-Original Host of "WDBO's Nightline"   In Memory

Tom Kennington-Program Director

Tom Barry

Bob Church  In Memory

Ed Dean-Co-host-"Dean and Mack Report"
Brent Mack-Co-host-"Dean and Mack Report" 
Gerald Lostutter-Producer and Writer-"Dean and Mack Report" 
JJ McKay
Bob Glascoff-News
Jay Boortz
Warren Croke

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Mike Miller
-Host of "WDBO's Nightline"  Biography
2005-Mike became the Director of External Affairs for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Earl Finkle-Weather  In Memory



Ron Hill-News Reporter 



Grace Rabold (Carter)-Host of "Grace Under Fire"   Biography



Reagan Smith-Host of "WDBO's Nightline"  Biography

Tom Barry-Host of "WDBO's Nightline"  

Tracy Dent-Orlando's first radio sports talk show host. "Sports Line with Tracy Dent" debuted in the late 1960s. There was no method of screening calls back then, just a seven-second delay button. Tracy interviewed such guests as Mickey Mantle, Richard Petty, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Unitas. In 1977, while at WDBO he helped start an independent running-shoe store that consultants told him could not possibly succeed. By the time Dent sold his share of the Track Shack in 1983, the Orlando store was a full-blown success, and continues to thrive celebrating 30 years in Orlando. Dent hit the big time in 1979 when he was named evening sports anchor at WDBO-TV Channel 6.  TV took up much more of his time than radio so in 1983, choosing family over fame, Dent retired from broadcasting.



Bob Johnson-Weekend newscaster-Cox Broadcasting


Rebecca Randall-Evening news anchor
Biography

Tom Fallin-News Director

Rob Newton
Donna Kelley


Dick Batchelor-Political Consultant 


Jamie Dupree-News-Cox Broadcasting


Nikki Pierce-News-Cox Broadcasting
2008-After a stint at WFLF-AM 540, Nikki returns to WDBO  



Tico Perez-Political consultant Host of "Talkin' with Tico"-Cox Broadcasting 



Jim Grant-Traffic-Cox Broadcasting 
Vince McGough

Roger Mann

Donna Howell-News

David Brandau-News

Lee Hall-News Director

Dave Matthews



Eric Brown-Airborne traffic reporter
-Cox Broadcasting 

Jack Boston-Accuweather



Steve Craig
(Steve Biddle) 



Dutch Schaeffer-Interesting story about his part in the "takeover" of  WDBO-FM 92.3

George McNeilly-News/Sports Reporter




"Blue Collar" Bob Rose   

                   
"Rat Boy" (David Brinn)-Producer

Bill Gephart In Memory   
Here's Bill as well as the late Tom Blair

Bill Thompson-News In Memory


Frank Samandari-Afternoon Reporter-Frank began his news career reporting and producing TV News in Northeastern Vermont. Frank then moved to Southern Ohio, where he was Assistant News Director for six radio stations in the region, followed by a stint as Public Information Officer in San Diego, California, before his final move to Orlando.



Michelle Wright-Reporter/Anchor for both WDBO-AM and WCFB-FM 94.5 "Star 94.5" now at CNN Radio in Atlanta



Andrea Shea King-Sunday Nights at 9 PM 



Bill Frangus  

Jim Hession

Dave Carter

Jim Barroll



Sal Tee’s Solid Gold Reunion (Salvatore Taglireno) (see WHHL-AM 1190

Bill Berry-1951-Women’s Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.


Al Spry-
Reporter/Producer  Biography
Mike Mundrick-Evening Producer/Board Operator

Jack Kelly-Evening News Anchor

   courtesy of Mark Logas

Natasha Vukelic 

Madalyn Woods-News Reporter (Former BET TV Reporter)                               

Tiffany Griffith

Beth Perrell-Public Affairs Director/Host of "Retrospect"

Marcie Elliot-Traffic Reporter

Glenn Victor-Traffic Reporter

Dave Lopez- Afternoon Traffic Reporter

Andrew Giles-Fill-In Associate Producer for Jim Turner       



Neal Boortz-9AM-Noon/2012-9AM-11AM-syndicated-Cox Broadcasting

John Fusco- Neal Boortz Show Producer



Sean Hannity-3PM-6PM-syndicated-Cox Broadcasting


Mark Levin-7PM-10-PM-Syndicated-Cox Broadcasting



Bobby Mitchell-Nighttime Producer

Larry Gibson

Dave Matthews



Kevin Baldinger-Traffic
Biography

Dana James



Mark Williams
 
Biography

Monica Stein

Jamie Jamison-Host of "WDBO's Nightline" 




John Weyrick

Amy Chodroff-Mid-day News Anchor

Charles "Batch" Batchelder

Jay McQuaide-News


Ralph "Bill" Carson
 
In Memory

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courtesy of Mark Logas

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1985 WDBO News Team
Front Row (left to right): Rebecca Randall, Bill Stamper, Donna Howell.
Back Row (left to right): David Brandau, George McNeilly, Lee Hall (News Director), Jim Barroll and Wayne Weinberg.


Other Names In WDBO History

Colonel George C. Johnson-1927-President/General Manager-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Harold P. Danforth-1927-Vice President/Station Manager-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
William G. McBride-1927-National Sales Manager/Program Director-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
J. M. Pedrick-1927-Local Sales Director-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Rosalind Boggs-1927-Sales Manager/Promotions Manager/1952-Program Director-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Robert L. Craig-1927-Production Manager-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
James E. Yarbrough-1927-Chief Engineer-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Gordon Willox-1935-Sales Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
William G. McBride-1944-Sales Manager/1948-National Sales Manager/Program Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
J.E. Yarbrough-1944-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
J.M. Pedrick-1945-Sales Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
Carter Schofield-1951-News Director/1956-Farm Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
Don McAllister-1951-Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
Edward J. Lord-1952-Music Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.
Kathy Lancaster-1952-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc.

Arnold F. Schoen-1960-General Manager-Cherry Broadcasting Station of Providence, Rhode Island 

Carl Hallberg-1960-Operations Director-Cherry Broadcasting Station of Providence, Rhode Island/1963-Vice President/General Manager/Commercial Manager/1965-Station Manager/Sales Manager-Outlet Company

William H. Goodman-1963-President-Outlet Company

Chalmers Stromberg-1963-Chief Engineer-Outlet Company

Julian Bennett-1971-Promotions Director-Outlet Company

David E. Henderson-1973-President-Outlet Company

Alan Ecklund-1973-Sales Manager-Outlet Company



Paul Duckworth-1990-1997-Program Director
-New City Communications/Cox Broadcasting


Jackie Rinker-1995-1997-Local Sales Manager/1998-2002-General Sales Manager
-New City Communications/Cox Broadcasting


Jennifer Armstrong-1999-1999-Promotions/Marketing Manager-Cox Broadcasting 


Len Shackelford-2000-2012-Program Director/Operations Manager Orlando group-Cox Broadcasting
Jeanne Griswold-2000-Account Manager/2007-National Sales Manager-Orlando cluster-Cox Broadcasting



Kipper McGee-2001-2005-Program Director-Cox Broadcasting



Susan Larkin-2006-Vice President/General Manager/2010-Vice President/Market Manager for Cox's 6 station cluster

Erin Callaghan-2007-General Sales Manager-Cox Broadcasting
Jimmy Farrell-2009-General Sales Manager-Cox Broadcasting


Drew Anderssen-2012-Program Director-Cox Media Group


Pete Spriggs-Program Director-Cox Broadcasting 

Violet Osborn-Bookkeeper/Secretary

Glen Lewis-Program director

David Bernstein-Program Director/Operations Manager

Tom Doyle-Manager



George Crossley-Sales  
Biography    In Memory



Steve Fluker-Chief of Engineering-Cox Radio/Orlando 

Bill Hendrich-General Manager
Tom Interrante-General Sales Manager
Steve Avellone-National Sales Manager
Rich Mastroberte-Promotions Director
Amy Lynch-Marketing/Promotions Director-Cox Radio/Orlando
Kristi Nguyen-Promotions Coordinator-Cox Radio/Orlando
Pam Rosenberg-Sales Assistant-Cox Radio/Orlando
Corey Meyer-Operations Manager-Outlet Company

Frank Scharf-Production Manager-Outlet Company


Other Programs Carried by WDBO

Arthur Godfrey  from the CBS Radio Network  
1945-46-Mon-Fri 9:15 AM 1949-50-Mon-Fri 10:15 AM

1946-48-Mon-Fri 9:15 AM & 11 AM 1950-58-Mon-Fri  10:00 AM

Godfrey's Last 

1958-60--Mon-Fri 9:05 AM 1960-64-Mon-Fri 10:05 AM   

Show

1948-49-Mon-Fri 10:30 AM 1964-72-Mon-Fri 10:00 AM


Paul Harvey
In Memory



Gene Burns-
Syndicated program from WOR-New York Biography   In Memory



Ray Durkee-"Sunday at the Memories"  In Memory



Larry King-Syndicated



Bill O'Reilly-2002-"The O'Reilly Factor"
-Syndicated

Rush Limbaugh-Syndicated

"Have Gun Will Travel"-broadcast 106 episodes on CBS between 1958 and 1960. It was one of the last radio dramas featuring continuing characters. John Dehner played Paladin. Many episodes were adapted from the TV programs while others were written specifically for the radio version. 
Have Gun Will Travel opening

Tom Snyder and Elliott Forrest-1995-"The Late Late Radio Show"-2AM-5AM

      
        

WDBO towers and transmitter building
click photo for full sized view

 
The WDBO-AM mobile studio "The Starship" 


The Outlet Company History
The Outlet Company, was a department store started in 1894 by Joseph and Leon Samuels, located in Providence, Rhode Island. The Outlet Department Store sold clothing and accessories at a discount. In 1963 Outlet would acquire the Cherry Broadcasting Company and WDBO. In November of 1980 the department store, which had grown to occupy an entire city block in downtown Providence, was sold. Outlet Communications was now solely involved in commercial broadcasting.

Sounds of WDBO
 Thanks to Chris Trenkmann for the sound files. The voices are Tom McCarthy and James Earl Jones.
These are circa 1992-1993

Paul Harvey stager WDBO Newsradio 580 Bottom Hour ID  WDBO Newsradio 580
Tom McCarthy Tom McCarthy Tom McCarthy     James Earl Jones


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Jeanne Carr (JJ McKay) WDBO Traffic Ad
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