WLOF-AM 1230
Orlando

 

Original Call Letters: WLOF 

Originally Licensed: Oct 26, 1940 

Original City of License: Orlando 

logo courtesy of David Kroger

Original Frequency: 1230 

Origin of Call Letters: Slogan; We Love Orlando Florida

Original Power: 250 watts 

Original Location: Studio: Angebilt Hotel Transmitter: Orlo Vista

Original Format: Block Programming


Network Affiliation(s):


1940-International News Service
1940-NBC Blue Network

Owner(s):

1940-Hazelwood Broadcasting

1949-Hazelwood, Inc.

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WLOF-1940-Block Programming "Florida's Sweet Music Station"
WLOF-1947-Moved to 950 kHz-5,000 Watts

History of WLOF




Orlando's second radio station, WLOF-AM, began broadcasting at 6:30AM Oct. 26, 1940 with 250 watts of power and radius of 50 miles. The station was on the mezzanine floor of the Angebilt Hotel. The station was an affiliate of the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) The station was moved to 950 kHz in 1947 and power was increased to 5,000 Watts.

Names In WLOF History
George Hazelwood-1940-President-Hazelwood Broadcasting
John VanCronkhite-1940-Commercial Manager/Program Manager-Hazelwood Broadcasting


Tom Sawyer-1940-Publiciy Director-Hazelwood Broadcasting
Bob Caffey-1940-Chief Announcer-Hazelwood Broadcasting
W. Dod Daniel-1940-Hazelwood Broadcasting
Joe Sears, Jr.-1941-President-Hazelwood Broadcasting
Edward J. Lord-1941-General Manager/Promotions Manager-Hazelwood Broadcasting



Victor Buisset
-1941-Commercial Manager/1945-General Manager/Commercial Manager/1947-
General Manager-Hazelwood Broadcasting

photo courtesy of Greg Galloway

Harold Jenkins-1941-Chief Engineer-Hazelwood Broadcasting
Russell H. Bennett-1942-Hazelwood Broadcasting
Eugene Hill-1943-War Program Director-Hazelwood Broadcasting
Barbara Brown-1944-Hazelwood Broadcasting.
Columbus Garfield ''Charlie'' Williams-When WLOF radio had its studio at the Angebilt, Williams would occasionally go on the air, reading poems he had written.  In Memory

Other Programs In WLOF History 
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"Counterspy"
-1942-1947-David Harding, (Don McLaughlin) Chief Counterspy; Harry Peters, (Mandel Kramer)
Counterspy-Hazelwood Broadcasting   

photo courtesy of Greg Galloway


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