WOMX-FM 105.1   
Orlando

 

Original Call Letters: WWQS 

Originally Licensed: Aug 15, 1967 
Original City of License: Orlando 
Original Frequency: 105.1 
Origin of Call Letters: Slogan; Orlando's MiX 105.1
Original Power: 100,000 watts
Original Location:
Original Format: Adult Contemporary


Network Affiliation(s):


CNN

Westwood One

ABC


Owner(s):


1967-American Home Stations, Inc.

1977-Rounsaville Radio

1982-Nationwide Communications

1996-Chancellor Media

1997-Shamrock Broadcasting (Chancellor Media)

1998-Cox Broadcasting 

2000-Infinity Radio (Viacom)

2000-CBS Radio


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WWQS-1967-Religious
WWQS-1970-Religious/Good Music
WWQS-1972-Religious
WBJW-1973-Top 40 "BJ105"
WOMX-1989-Adult Contemporary  "Mix105.1"   "Orlando's new mix,105.1-not too hard, not too light"

WOMX-1997-Hot Adult Contemporary   "The Best Mix Of The 80's, 90's and Today"


WOMX History

1982-Nationwide Communications purchases "BJ-105"  WBJW-FM 105.1 and WLOF-AM 950 from Rounsaville Communications. "BJ-105" relocated it's tower to Christmas, FL. The tower was built by WOFL TV Channel 35.

1989-(September 14)-"BJ-105" signs off the air. On September 15, 1989 "MIX 105.1"  is born. Designed to appeal to the growing 25-54 female demographic, the stations slogan was "Orlando's New MIX 105.1- Not Too Hard, Not Too Light". Mike Elliot is brought in from Tucson, Arizona to join Alan Spector on the  "MIX 105.1 Morning Show".  Elliot and Spector were credited with helping to raise the station to the number one position in Orlando. 

1990-(October 29)-Metro Traffic Services' Erica Lee joins the "MIX 105.1
Morning Show".

1991-(January 3)-Scott McKenzie is named the new morning show host. He is first introduced to his newscaster, Erica Lee. This is the beginning of the "Scott and Erica Show". Other cast member's of the show include Otis the Gator Boy and William Lamb "The Horoscope Man".

1992-"50 - 50 Music Mix of Yesterday and Today" is born.

1994-WOMX, was nominated for: Station of the year, which they won; David Isreal, for program director of the year; Tim Baldwin, music director of the year; and morning show co-hosts Scott McKenzie and Erica Lee; local personalities of the year.

1995-David Isreal was nominated for program director of the year 

1996-"MIX 105.1" moves its' antenna from the Channel 35 tower to a newer, taller tower in Christmas, FL, in eastern Orange County. The new 1,640 foot structure gives "MIX 105.1" coverage from the beaches of Volusia and Brevard Counties to the Gulf Coast of Citrus and Hernando Counties, and as far north as St. Johns County. also in 1996, Nationwide Communications sells to WBJW-FM to Omni America. Then in June Omni America entered into an agreement to sell "MIX 105.1" to Chancellor Communications.

Scott McKenzie and Erica Lee were once again nominated as Billboard Magazine's local personalities of the year


WOMX Personalities

Dave Kelly-1989-Afternoons-Nationwide Communications  Biography

Mike Elliot-1989-1990-Mornings-Nationwide Communications



Alan Spector-1989-1990-Mornings-Nationwide Communications


Bethann Shaffer-1989-1990-News Director/Morning News “personality"-Nationwide Communications


Tracey Young-1990-1994-Middays/"You Pick the Mix"-Noon-1PM/"Community Tapestry"-Nationwide Communications

  Biography

Nick Sanders-1990-Nights-Nationwide Communications

Keith Summers-1990-Overnights-Nationwide Communications

Pat Paxton-1991-Program Director-Nationwide Communications

Erica Lee-1990-News Director/1991-2010-Co-host of the "Scott and Erica Morning Show"-Nationwide Communications/Chancellor Media/Shamrock Broadcasting/Cox Broadcasting/Infinity Radio/CBS Radio   Biography    
Erica Lee was fired on January 7, 2010.


Scott McKenzie-1991-Co-host of the Scott and Erica Morning Show-Nationwide Communications/Chancellor Media/Shamrock Broadcasting/Cox Broadcasting/2010-Morning Mix Host-Infinity Radio/CBS Radio  Biography
Michael Collins-1992-7PM-Midnight-Nationwide Communications  


"Big Stew" Sawyers-1993-Nationwide Communications  

Brad Jeffries-1994-Afternoon-drive-Nationwide Communications  


Allan Brady-1995-1996-Weekends-Nationwide Communications/Chancellor Media Biography
Broadway Joe (Joe West)-1995-"'70s Saturday Night"-Nationwide Communications 



Jay Edwards-1996-Member of the "Scott and Erica Morning Show"/'Scott McKenzie and the Morning Mix"

Steve McKay-1995-1996-"'70s Saturday Night"-Chancellor Media

Jim O'Brien-1996-Chancellor Media



Gary Van Allen (Gary Warne)-1997-1999-Production/Air Talent/News-Chancellor Media
Jeff Cushman-2003-2008-3PM-6PM-Assistant Program Director/Program Director/Music Director-CBS Radio 
2008
-Jeff was named PD at WOCL as well as maintaining the Assistant PD  slot at Mix. Cushman steps down from his air shift focus on his programming duties.
2009-Jeff gets the Program Director position
2010-Jeff gets the boot from WOMX


Kara Killen-2004-Friday Night 80s and Saturday Nights, The Best Weekend Ever Party MIX. Sunday afternoon voice tracking

Bobby Smith-2008-3PM-6PM-Assistant program director of WOMX and WOCL-FM 105.9-CBS Radio
2010-Bobby becomes interim PD of WOMX after Jeff Cushman exits
2010-Bobby was been promoted to Program Director. Bobby will also manage WOMX's online streaming, video and new media platforms-CBS Radio
 
2011-WJHM-FM 101.9 Program Director, Victor Starr has left the building. Bobby will be the interim PD until CBS finds a replacement.



Brenda Matthews-2008-CBS Radio   Biography



Melony Torres-2009-2010-Nights-CBS Radio



Alex Diaz-2010-CBS Radio  Biography

Clint "C.J." Robinson-2011
-Middays/Webmaster
-CBS Radio



Zack Skyler-Member of the "Scott and Erica Morning Show"



Ann Duran
-10AM-3PM

Tim Baldwin

Dana Taylor-10AM-3PM/2011-Mornings/Music Director-CBS Radio
Laura Francis-6PM-11PM
2008-Laura leaves WOMX for the mid day slot at WOCL-FM 105.9


Lizzette Perez-11PM-5AM


J.C. Campese-
Host-"'70s Saturday Night"



Kevin Quinn (Kevin Baldinger)
-Traffic Biography

Dave Matthews
Jon Coleman aka Tommy Hoof (JT Daniels) Biography
Anthony Crawley
Katie West

Other Names in WOMX History



Rick Weinkauf
-1977-1982 
Biography

Brian Thomas-1985-1987, 1988-1991-Program Director-Brian programmed BJ105 and was on air from 2pm-4pm from May 85-May 87 and came back to program it again. Brian was the last voice heard on BJ105 “Thanks for the memories…it’s been a great ride” when they morphed into Mix 105.1 in the Fall of 89. Brian continued to program "Mix 105.1" until June of 1991. Brian went on to program B97 New Orleans, Q105 Tampa and KFRC-San Francisco. Then in 2006 becomes program director  At Jack-FM, in New York.
2007-Brian is instrumental in bringing back "the greatest hits of all time" to WCBS-FM 101.1 in New York City.
2008-Brian oversees the flip of WOCL-FM 105.9 from O-Rock 105.9 to Sunny 105.9



Ken Dixon-1986-1990-Production Director  Biography

Dan Conners-1990-Commercial production (now Creative Services Director CBS Radio Orlando)



David Isreal-1994-2000-Program Director-Nationwide Communications/Chancellor Media/Shamrock Broadcasting/Cox Broadcasting



Gary Smith-2007-2008
-Account Executive/2010-Digital Sales Manager
-CBS Radio



Don Howe-2009-2012-Senior Vice President/Market Manager-Tampa/Orlando cluster-CBS Radio



Tom Nebel-2009
-
Local Sales Manager-CBS Radio

Earnest James-Senior Vice President-Infinity Broadcasting

Michele Holland-Chief Executive Officer/General Sales Manager-Infinity Broadcasting

Angela Schlesman-Promotions Director-Infinity Broadcasting


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