WMMB-AM 1050                                   
Melbourne

Original Call Letters: WMMB

Originally Licensed: 1946

Original City of License: Melbourne

Original Frequency: 1050

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 250 watts

Original Location: Front Street

Original Format: Full Service


Network Affiliation(s):

United Press International

Owner(s):

1948-Melbourne Broadcasting Co.

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WMMB-1946-Full Service
WMMB-1951-Moved to 1240
WMMB-1965-MOR
WMMB-2004-News/Talk

WMMB History
WMMB signed on the air on May 8, 1946. The original frequency was on 1050-AM. WMMB would be Brevard County's first radio station. The station signed on at sunrise and signed off at sunset. Then on June 21, 1951 the FCC authorized WMMB to move to 1240-AM  and they began broadcasting 24 hours a day. The main studios moved from Front Street to the Florida Market Place in 1998.

    

 
1948 QSL Card courtesy of Larry Flegle


Names in WMMB History
William Shakespeare, Jr.-1946-President-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Thomas Barr-1946-Vice President-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Mikiel Brower-1946-Program Director-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Bill Gray-1946-Chief Engineer-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
T.B. Newsom, Jr.-1949-General Manager-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Maud Newsom-1949-Commercial Manager-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Victoria Raymond-1949-Promotions Manager/1950-Program Director-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp. Biography
Kenneth Waltz-1949-Chief Engineer-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Joseph Wicham-1950-President-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Austin Van "Chick" Catterton-1950-General Manager-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Joseph Peters-1950-Commercial Manager-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp.
Glen Weber-1951-Sports Director-Melbourne Broadcasting Corp


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