WDNJ-FM  94.5 
Daytona Beach

Original Call Letters: WNDB 

Originally Licensed: Mar 1947

Original City of License: Daytona Beach 

Original Frequency: 94.5 

Origin of Call Letters: Owner; Daytona News Journal

Original Power: 100,000 Watts

Original Location: Orange Ave

Original Format: Beautiful Music


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):


1948-News Journal Corp. 
1972-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
1977-Broadcast Management Corp.
1982-Root Communications
1992-New City Communications
1996-Black Crow Broadcasting, Inc.
1997-Cox Broadcasting


History Of Call Letters and Formats: 


WNDB-1948-Beautiful Music
WDNJ-1972-Beautiful Music (Bonneville's "Just Beautiful Music")
WWLV-1988-Soft Adult Contemporary "Love 94.5" 
WWLV-1990-Adult Contemporary
WCFB-1992-Country "B94.5"
WCFB-1995-Urban Adult "Star 94.5"    "Star 94 Today's R&B and Classic Soul"


History of WDNJ 
From Marc Tyll
The format on 94.5 from the time is was WDNJ and WWLV was Beautiful Music until around 1988. They were using Bonneville's "Just Beautiful Music" automated music service while WDBO-FM 92.3 had the exclusive rights to air beautiful music from Shulke.


Names In WDNJ History



Victor M. Knight-1972-1977-President-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.

Elliot Harris, Jr.-1972-Vice President/General Manager-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
John Ferree-1972-Program Director/Promotions Manager-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
Belinda Ferree-1972-Commercial Manager-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
Ron Kay-1972-Music Director-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
William "Bill" Dzurilla-1972-In an email from Bill; "In November 1972, while I was a student at Daytona Beach Community College, I was hired to do the midnight-6am shift at WNDB AM (1150) and WDNJ FM in Daytona Beach.  This was very shortly after the stations were purchased from the Daytona Beach News-Journal newspaper by Vic Knight’s Quality Broadcasting, headquartered in Delray Beach.  The studios remained in the News-Journal building on 6th Street in Holly Hill..."  "...Then from 7-9pm was a simulcast of Symphony Hall, a classical music program held over from prior management.  The initial host when I arrived was Phil Burton but he left quickly and was replaced by Monya Windsor Gilbert.  After Symphony Hall we ran a taped program, Vic Knight’s “Seven Decades of Sound” Music Shop, the owner’s personal creative effort."
Paul Dunne-1972-Program Director-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
Bill Lemmon-1972-Chief Engineer-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
Gary Mandino-1973-1975-Nights-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
Phil Burton-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.
Monya Windsor Gilbert-Quality Broadcasting, Inc.


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