WHVE-FM 104.1
Cocoa Beach

 

Original Call Letters: WRKT 

Originally Licensed: May 8, 1962  

Original City of License:  Cocoa Beach

Original Frequency: 104.1

Origin of Call Letters: Sounds like "Wave"

Original Power: 100,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Top 40


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1962-C. Sweet Smith
1968-Bucks County Radio News
1981-Guy Gannett Broadcasting Services, Inc
1992-Paxson Communications Corp ($18.6 Million with WWNZ-AM 740, WINZ-AM 940, WZTA-FM 94.9 (Miami)
1993-Press Broadcasting ($5 million-Gannett Broadcasting)
1996-Paxson Broadcasting ($25 million)
1997-Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
2007-Aloha Station Trust, LLC, as Trustee
2009-Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WRKT
-1962-Bonneville Automated  "KPE-FM"
WKPE-1970-Progressive Rock     "Cape Radio"
WRKT-1977-Top 40     "Rocket 104"
WRKT-1980-Adult Contemporary   "Rocket 104"
WSSP-1981-Country     "Brevard's Stereo Country 104"
WSSP-1985-Easy Listening  "WSSPer 104" 
WZTU-1992-Adult contemporary  "U-104.1"
WHVE-1992-Top 40  "The Wave"
WVRI-1992-Talk-simulcast of WWNZ-AM 740
WWNZ-1993-Talk  "Real Radio"
WTKS-1993-Talk   "Real Radio 104.1"
WTKS-1997-Talk, Modern Rock on weekends "Real Radio 104.1"


History of WHVE
Aug. 17, 1992
-Less than three months into its radio life ''The Wave'' is all washed up. The station began simulcasting the talk programming of its sister station, WWNZ-AM 740. Seems WHVE's ratings never delivered. WHVE came in at #14 in the latest Arbitron ratings. Paxson Broadcasting has put WHVE up for sale. 

From Marc Tyll;
Under Paxson Broadcasting, WZTU became Top 40 formatted WHVE "104.1 The Wave" (pronounced "One Hundred Four - Point - One, The Wave"). Former WAPE-FM Jacksonville program director Bill Pasha was brought in to revamp the struggling "U 104.1", unfortunately, the "WAVE" was also short-lived, lasting only three months due to a lack of ratings and flat sales revenues. After "The Wave" was scrapped, WHVE became WWNZ-FM, simulcasting most of WWNZ-AMs programming, but the FM did have a few separate programs such as syndicated Barry Farber and a few others. The FM moniker was separate from the AMs "740 WINZ'. The FM was called "Talk 104.1 WWNZ-FM". WWNZ-FM was also short-lived as Paxson had planned to sell the station when the top 40 format was pulled. Paxson sold WWNZ-FM in 1993 at its $5 million "stick value" to New Jersey based Press Broadcasting, owner of Orlando TV station WKCF-TV "WB 18"


Names In WHVE History

Rich Kennedy-1992



Lowell "Bud" Paxson-1993-1997-President-Paxson Broadcasting
In Memory


Annie Sommers (Mari Ann Sollom)-10AM-2PM In Memory

Bill Pasha-Program director

Rick Morgan

Scott Tanner

Craig Williams


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