WYGC-FM 104.9             
High Springs

Original Call Letters: WKAE

Originally Licensed: May 1, 1982 

Original City of License: High Springs

Original Frequency: 100.9 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 3,000 watts

Original Location:

Original Format: Oldies

Network Affiliation(s):

Westwood One
ABC Entertainment
ESPN Radio
Fox News Radio
CBS News


1984-Millstone Broadcasting 
1998-Williams Broadcasting Company
1998-Millstone Broadcasting 
1999-Asterisk Communications, Inc ($825,000)
2013-JVC Broadcasting (LMA)
2014-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC  ($3,500,000)
2023-Educational Media Foundation   ($454,235)

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WKAE-1983-Country Western
WYGC-2001-Country (Simulcast of WTRS-FM 102.3)
WYGC-2009-Sports  (ESPN)
WYGC-2013-Country (Simulcast of WTRS-FM 102.3)  "My Country 104.9"
WYGC-2014-Classic Hits of the '60s, '70s and  '80s   "Gainesville's Greatest Hits"
WYGC-2016-News/Talk   "The Talk of Gainesville"
WYGC-2017-Hot AC  Simulcast of WMFQ 
WYGC-2018-All 80's 
WYGC-2019-Hot Talk    "Florida Man Radio"
WYGC-2021-Country and Rock format Simulcast of WXUS-FM 102.3
WYGC-2023-Contemporary Christian

Gainesville/Ocala Stations Sales Finalized      1-20-14
JVC Media, which took over WTRS-FM 102.3,  WYGC-FM 104.9, WMFQ-FM 92.9 and WXJZ-FM 100.9 from Asterisk Communications, Inc. through an LMA back in May, has finalized the sale. The total is  $3.5 million.  The other property in the cluster, WBXY-FM 99.5 has been sold by JVC to RDA Broadcast Holdings, LLC for $350,000.

"My Country 104.9" Becomes "104.9 Wow FM"      2/10/14
No more simulcast for JVC Media's WYGC-FM 104.9 and WTRS-FM 102.3. According to JVC they will have live and local staff.  The format will include hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s. 

New Morning Host AT WYGC     1-29-16
Gainesville radio legend “Leroy the Love Toy” has been tapped for mornings on Classic Hits WYGC-FM 104.9 starting Monday February 2nd from 6AM-10AM.
Leroy, with 24 years of radio under his belt - 12 in Gainesville-Ocala alone, brings a wealth of rock radio knowledge and strong community ties to 104.9 WOW FM. 

Smooth 100.9 Drops Soft AC Format   5-24-16
JVC Media owned WXJZ-FM 100.9 has dropped the Soft Adult Contemporary format and is now simulcasting
the Classic Hits of the '60s, '70s and  '80s of WYGC-FM 104.9.

WYGC Flips To News/Talk      8-4-16
JVC Media flips Classic Hits WYGC-FM 104.9 to a News/Talk format.  "104.9 The Talk of Gainesville," will launch at midnight August 4 with non-stop local news, weather and traffic in addition to the syndicated "Imus in the Morning" and Fox News' Brian Kilmeade. "104.9 The Talk of Gainesville will be locally programmed to allow our community to discuss issues important to Gainesville residents," said WYGC Program Director and JVC Media VP Matthew Goldapper. The station will air from its downtown Gainesville studios. WYGC will carry CBS News on the hour.

WYGC To Flip     3-4-18
The All 80's format on low power WGVR-FM 103.3 will move to full power WYGC-FM 104.9 on Mar 19. Programmer Chris Lash will bring Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel to Gainesville's WGVR-FM 103.3.

Florida Man Radio Expanding        11-5-19
JVC Media of Florida announces the first radio affiliate of Orlando’s Florida Man Radio.  Building on the rapid success and overwhelming positive response from listeners and clients for Florida Man Radio, WDYZ-AM 660/105.5 FM, Florida Man Radio will begin broadcasting on WYGC-FM 104.9 serving the Gainesville  and North Central Florida area on Monday November 11th, 2019.  This is the first of many stations in the state of Florida that JVC will be targeting for affiliation.  Florida Man Radio debuted in September anchored by long-time Orlando talk legend Shannon Burke, the nationally syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, radio veteran Scott Ledger, American journalist, author, and former television host Bill O’Reilly, and Attorney Justin Clark.

SOLD: WYGC     7-8-23
JVC Media has agreed to sell WYGC-FM 104.9 to
Educational Media Foundation. $454,235 is the sale price.  Educational Media Foundation owns the religious formatted “Air1” WXRA-FM 99.3  in Inglis. (Gainesville-Ocala Market)

Names in WYGC History

Mel Clark-1992-General Manager-Santa Fe Wireless, Inc.

Reynold Hawk-2000-General Manager-Asterisk Communications, Inc.  
Jeff McKeel-2000-Program Director-Asterisk Communications, Inc.  
Lee Freshwater-2000-Chief Engineer-Asterisk Communications, Inc.  
Dean Johnson-2008-General Manager/General Sales Manager-Asterisk Communications, Inc.

John Carraciolo-2013-President/CEO-
JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Shane Reeve-2013-VP/Market Manager-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC
Ben Burris-2013-Gainesville-Ocala Operations Manager-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC  

Sam Gerace-2013-Gainesville-Ocala General Manager
-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC  

Sarita Negron-2013-General Sales Manager-JVC Broadcasting

Travis Allen-2014-2014-6AM-10AM-M-F-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Steve Cox-2014-3PM-7PM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Casey Kasem-2014-"Casey Kasem’s American Top 40-The 70’s"/"Casey Kasem’s American Top  40-The 80’s"-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Wolf Bowers-2014-2015-Program Director/2015-6AM-10AM-M-F-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

JoJo Kincaid-2014-2014-3PM-7PM-M-F-2015-Afternoons-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Charlie Tuna-2015-10AM-3PM-syndicated-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Doug Clifford-2015-Weekends/2016-10AM-3PM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Chris Chaos-2015-2018-Program Director-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Leroy the Love Toy-2016-6AM-10AM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Don Imus-2016-2018-"Imus In The Morning"-6AM-9AM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC  
In Memory

Brian Kilmeade-2016-"Kilmeade and Friends"-9AM-Noon-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Jim Bahannon-2016-10PM-1AM
-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC     In Memory

Matthew Goldapper-2016-Program Director/JVC Media Vice President
-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC 

Al "Blackjack" Spry (bottom left)-2016-"Connections"-M-F-10PM-Midnight

Glenda "G-Love" Chauncy (upper left)-2016-"Connections"-M-F-10PM-Midnight

Melissa Foxx (right)-2016-"Connections"-M-F-10PM-Midnight

Len Shackelford-2019-Program Director-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Bubba The Love Sponge (Bubba Clem)-2019-6AM-10AM-M-F-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Scott Ledger-2019-"Dangerous Conversations"-10AM-2PM/10AM-Noon-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Bill O’Reilly-2019-"The O'Reilly Update"-Weekdays-Noon-12:15PM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Ed Tyll-2019-Noon-2PM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Shannon Burke
-2019-2PM-6PM-M-F-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Justin Clark-2019-M-F-6PM-7PM-"You Have Power"-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Ben Shapiro-2019-“The Ben Shapiro Show”-M-F-8PM-10PM-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Michael Savage-2019-"The Savage Nation"-10PM-Midnight-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC

Chris Hahn-2019-"The Aggressive Progressive"-JVC Media Of Florida, LLC
Johnny Cornell and (Coach) Dylan Thue-Jones-7AM-9AM-Asterisk Communications, Inc.
Dan Patrick-9AM-Noon-Asterisk Communications, Inc.
Jeff Cardozo and Adam Schick-"Midday Tailgate" -Noon-2PM-Asterisk Communications, Inc.
Dave Ramsey-2PM-5PM-Asterisk Communications, Inc.
Dennis Miller-5PM-7PM-Asterisk Communications, Inc. 
J.T. "The Brick" with Tomm Looney-1AM-6AM-Asterisk Communications, Inc. 

Shelley McElroy-News director/Morning personality

Doug Rockwell-Program director 

Debbie Beard-News


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