WVLG-AM 640 
WILDWOOD

Original call Letters: WHOF

Originally Licensed: 1986

Original City of License:  Wildwood

Original Frequency: 640

Origin of Call Letters: Location of studios; The VilLaGes

Original Power: 930 watts daytime/860 watts at night.

Original Location: The Villages 

Original Format: Adult Standards


Network Affiliation(s):


Fox News Radio


Owner(s):


1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting
1987-Jim Patrick
2000-Catherine Mary Walker, Inc.
2001-Senior Broadcasting Corp.
2011-Villages Communications  ($750,000)

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WHOF-1986-MOR
WMZY-1988-Contemporary Christian Music   "WMZY-64 Stereo Radio"
WHOF-1988-Religious/Talk
WVLG-2000-Adult Standards "The Voice of The Villages" 
                                                       "AM 640 Timeless Hits"


WVLG History
WVLG began life as WHOF. Here is a partial history.
1987
-Jim Patrick moved to Lake County in 1982 after selling his coal mining companies in eastern Kentucky. He retired for three years before investing in broadcasting.  The station, which is licensed to Wildwood had its studio in Leesburg  The station broadcasts 24 hours a day with 1,000 watts of power. It operated under the call letters WMZY in the summer of 1988 because of the station's proposed sale. The letters WHOF were brought back when the sale was dropped. Patrick's first radio experience was with two Leesburg partners, Gene Smith and Dr. Larry Lammers, who owned WHOF-AM 1320. Patrick bought out his partners in March of 1987 and switched the dial setting to 640.


SOLD: WVLG-AM     6-7-11
WVLG-AM 640, Wildwood, has been sold for $750,000 to Villages Communications by Senior Broadcasting. Villages Communications will pay Senior Broadcasting the purchase price in five equal payments over the next five years. 

    
          
                                                                                       

 

WVLG Personalities
Chris English-2002-On Air Personality/Producer-Senior Broadcasting Corp.
George Rudolph-2004-Program Director/Music Director


Bobby Knight-2006-2012


Rob Newton
Larry Patton-Mornings
Johnny O (John Hoffman)

Bill Ashford 

Frank Messina
Gary Mack (formerly at KHJ in Los Angeles)
Ron Dennis 


Ron Allen
Bob Collins-Chief Weather Forecaster


Brian Kilmeade
Karl Loeper-Weather Forecaster


Names In WVLG History

Keith Walker-1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting 

Catherine Mary Walker-1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting

Skip Diegel-General Manager-Skip left WVLG in 2007 and purchased WSBB-AM 1230

Fred Petty


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