WJYO-FM 107.7
Mount Dora 

Original Call Letters: WFAC (Construction Permit)

Originally Licensed: 1965 

Original City of License: Mount Dora  

Original Frequency: 107.7

Origin of Call Letters: Slogan: Orlando's JOY 

Original Power: 100,000 watts

Original Location: Studio: 122 E. 4th Avenue, Leesburg

Original Format: Soft Adult Contemporary

Network Affiliation(s):


1965-Frasure Hull, Inc.

1969-Orlando Radio and TV Broadcasting Corp
1978-Sudbrink Broadcasting     (with WORL-AM 1270 $1.5 million)
1987-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.
1993-Paxson Communications ($5.6 million with WWZN-AM 1440)
1997-Clear Channel Communications

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WFAC-1965-Construction Permit
WHIY-1966-MOR/Country Western
  WORJ-1969-MOR/Country Western 
WORJ-1972-Progressive Rock 
WORJ-1978-Rock  "Zeta 7"
WJYO-1981-Soft Adult Contemporary "Joy 108",  "Joy of Orlando"
WMGF-1990-Soft Adult Contemporary  "Magic 107.7"

Names In WJYO History

Harvey Tate-1976-General Manager-Orlando Radio and TV Broadcasting Corp.

David Schulz-1980-Evenings-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.

David Sousa-1980-Program Director/Mornings.  According to David Schulz "While most of the air staff left after the change from ZETA7 to Joy 108, David Sousa remained, and I continued to work for him for a couple of months.  I met with him in later years, when I was in Daytona..."-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.

Ericka Engstrom-1985-News Assistant-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc. Biography

Karen Kjos-1986-General Sales Manager-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.
Barbara Pecket-1989-President/General Manager-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.
D. Mark Warlaumont-1986-Sales/1989-Local Sales Manager-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.
Norman Wain-1987-Co-owner-Metroplex Communications
Robert Weiss-1987-Co-owner-Metroplex Communications
Peter B. Ferrara Jr.-1987-General Manager-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.
Jeffrey Perino-1989-3PM-7PM-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.

Suzane Michaels (Suzanne Hundley)-1989-News Director/Morning co-host-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.

Dean O'Neal
-1989-7PM-Midnight-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.  

Denis Sloatman1989-Chief Engineer-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.  

Jeffrey Kimmel1989-Account Executive-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.   

Lowell "Bud" Paxson
-1993-President-Paxson Communications    In Memory

Reagan Smith-News Director Biography

Renee Blake-News Director

Steve Fluker

Joy 108 mug.jpg (5857 bytes)

Patricia Madden

Jim Davis-"The Glory Of Joy"-Christian music-7AM-10AM-Sundays

Robert Archer-"The Glory Of Joy"-Christian music-7AM-10AM-Sundays

Dave Matthews (David Hesselink)   In Memory

Paul Simkins-"The Glory of Joy"-Christian music-7AM-10AM-Sundays

Tommy Roberts

Dennis Shockley
Bill Gephart     In Memory

Bill doing a newscast in 1988


What's New


In Memory

AM / FM 



What's News?