WOCL-FM 105.9 
Deland

Original Call Letters: WOOO

Originally Licensed: Jul 10, 1967

Original City of License: Deland

Original Frequency: 105.9

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 100,000 watts

Original Location:

Original Format: Oldies/Classic Hits


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):


1967-Shom Broadcasters, Inc.
1975-WELE Radio, Inc
1976-Joe Gratz
1981-Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting
1986-American Media, Inc. ($7.5 million)
1997-Chancellor Media 
2000-Infinity Radio (Viacom-CBS)
2006-Chancellor Media (CBS Radio)
2017-Entercom Communications Corp.


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WOOO-1967-Country

WDLF-1970-Country
WDLF-1981-40's, 50's, 60's music "The Sounds of Your Life"
WELE-1976-Country  "The Big Wheel"
WMGG-1986-Adult Contemporary
WOCL-1986-Oldies  "Class 105.9"
WOCL-1988-50's to 70's Oldies  "Cool 105.9"  "Good Time Oldies"
WOCL-1999-Jammin' Oldies   "Power 105.9"
WOCL-2000-Alternative   "O-Rock 105-9"
WOCL-2008-Classic Hits "Sunny 105.9"


History of Sunny 105.9
Jan. 10, 2008-After several days of stunting with a "History of Rock 'n' Roll," CBS Radio's WOCL-FM 105.9 flipped to Classic Hits at 1:05:09PM.  "O-Rock 105.9" becomes "Sunny 105.9". The station kicked the new format off with KC & The Sunshine Band's "That's The Way I Like It" and followed it up with Foreigner's "Feels Like The First Time" and Prince's "1999."

The station debuted with a similar production montage to the one used by sister WCBS-FM 101.1, New York when that station returned in the Summer of 2007. The station’s music is centered in the 70’s but includes a healthy amount of 60’s and 80’s as well. Imaging is voiced by WCBS-FM’s Ziggy.

Here is the press release from CBS Radio
The Forecast is Bright at WOCL-FM in Orlando!   “Sunny 105.9” Debuts Today Thursday, January 10 at 1:05.9pm.

January 10th, 2008 - WOCL-FM announced today the launch of a new station, Sunny 105.9, bringing Orlando’s greatest hits to Central Florida. Programming highlights of the Classic Hits station includes a cross section of music from bands such as the Doobie Brothers, John Mellencamp, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees, Elton John, the Eagles and Stevie Wonder. "Central Florida is the place to have a little fun in the sun and Sunny 105.9 is just the station to reflect the energy of where we live”, said Earnest L. James, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of CBS RADIO Orlando. "With Sunny 105.9, listeners will enjoy a unique blend of classic Top 40 hits from the 60’s through the 80’s with an upbeat presentation. You’ll be able to groove to Earth, Wind & Fire, dance to Prince and sing along with the Beatles”. “Sunny 105.9 will be an exciting addition for radio listeners in Central Florida. There’s no other station like it in the market. Built for adults who enjoy great music centered in the 70’s with a high energy style, it’s going to be lots of fun”, said interim Program Director Jeff Cushman. The station will feature a stellar line-up of on air talent that will be announced soon. Newly-appointed CBS Radio Vice President of Classic Hits Programming, Brian Thomas, is working closely with the station overseeing its launch and on-air presentation. Thomas also serves as Program Director of WCBS-FM, the legendary Classic Hits station in New York which returned to the market in July 2007. WOCL-FM is owned and operated by CBS Radio, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS Radio operates 140 radio stations, which are located mainly in the nation's top 50 markets. CBS Radio also owns and operates WOMX and WJHM in Orlando.


Names in WOCL "Sunny 105.9" History



Jeff Cushman-2008-2009-Program Director
-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.

Brian Thomas-Newly-appointed CBS Radio Vice President of Classic Hits Programming, Brian Thomas, is working closely with the station overseeing its launch and on-air presentation. Thomas also serves as Program Director of WCBS-FM, the legendary Classic Hits station in New York which returned to the market in July 2007. Brian worked in CFLRadio at WBJW-FM 105.1 from 1985-1987 and WOMX-FM 105.1 from 1988-1991 as program director. Brian programmed BJ105 and was on the air from 2PM-4PM from May 1985-May 1987 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 1989.


Downtown Billy Brown-2008-Mornings/2010-3PM-7PM-CBS Radio Stations, Inc. 
Billy was moved to afternoons in February of 2010 and was let go after 3 shows 
Here's Billy at Sunny 105.9 in 2010



Laura Francis-2008-2009-10AM-3PM-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.



Bob Berry-2008-2009-3-7PM-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.



Chris Orion-2009-Sat 7PM-12M-Host of "1059 SUNNY FM Classic Dance Showcase"-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.



Rick Stacy-2009-Program Director/Mornings
-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


Curt Curry (Curt Creel)-2009-Weekends-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


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


Adam Alexander-2010-9AM-2PM-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


Domino-2010-2PM-7PM-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


Spyder Harrison-2009-2012-7PM-Midnight-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


Paco (Lopez)-2010-Weekends/2011-2017-9AM-2PM
-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


Jay Love-2015-"Classic Dance Showcase" - Sat-7PM-12AM
-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.


Grace-CBS Radio Stations, Inc. 


Sybil-M-F-10AM-3PM-CBS Radio Stations, Inc. 

Anthony Crawley-CBS Radio Stations, Inc.

  
105.9 Tease
Jan. 4 2008
 


O-Rock105.9 to Sunny 105.9 1-10-08 
(24:04)

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