WDFL-AM 1240
Cross City 

Original Call Letters: WDFL 

Originally Licensed: 1985 

Original City of License: Cross City 

Original Frequency: 1240 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 1,000 Watts Day/250 Watts Night

Original Location: 

Original Format: Modern Country

Network Affiliation(s):


1985-Women in Florida Broadcasting, Inc.
2000-Pamal Broadcasting, Ltd.
2007-WRGO Radio, LLC  
2010-Sun Coast Radio, Inc.

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WDKA-1982-Construction Permit
WUSW-1982-Construction Permit
WDFL-1985-Modern Country
WDFL-2000-Classic Country
WYNY-2003-Classic Country "Country Legends"
WMJQ-2008-Classic Country "Country Legends" 
WZCC-2008-Classic Country "Country Legends"
WZCC-2009-Silent (Jul)
WZCC-2010-Oldies  "The Music of Our Generation"

History of WDFL
Thanks to Marc Tyll for this history of WDFL.
WDFL-AM began regular broadcast service in 1985 as Cross City ’s first radio service, operating on the frequency of 1240 kHz with 1,000 Watts daytime and 250 watts nighttime non-directional. The original call letters were WDKA but soon changed to WUSW before changing to WDFL shortly before its inaugural broadcast. The original format was modern country. Two years later the coverage area was widened by adding an FM which became WDFL-FM 106.9 (now WKZY-FM 106.9). Both stations were originally licensed to Women in Florida Broadcasting, Inc. which was owned by long-time Florida broadcaster and Lakeland resident Duane McConnell and his business partner Jim Johnson. Programming on both stations consisted of modern country and country classics which were simulcasts on both stations primarily serving Cross City, Old Town, Fanning Springs and Chiefland. This arrangement remained in place for nearly fifteen years when in 2000 WDFL-FM upgraded to 100,000 Watts on a new frequency, changed its format to Adult Standards and moved its studio to Gainesville. In 2000 McConnell sold WDFL and WKZY to Albany , New York based Pamal Broadcasting, Ltd. Programming on WDFL was modified to classic country and originated from Pamal owned WDJY-FM 101.7 Trenton (now  WDVH-FM 101.7).through a second simulcast arrangement. Pamal also owned adult standards WLUS-AM 980 Gainesville and adult standards WRZN-AM 720 Hernando –Ocala.  After the FM moved to Gainesville, general manager  Robert Young had planned to link WDFL with WLUS and WRZN playing adult standards on all three stations with programming originating from the WRZN main studio in Citrus County. All three stations together were going to be called “The Kozy Group”, however, the plan was eventually abandoned and programming remained classic country. In 2003 the call letters were changed to WYNY. Previous the WYNY call letters had been associated with NBC on two New York City frequencies. The first is what is now WQHT-FM 97.1 and second is the former WAPP-FM 103.5 (now WKTU) Lake Success- New York City. Pamal Broadcasting sold WYNY along with WRGO-FM 102.7 Cedar Key to WRGO Radio, LLC, owned by Richard S. Pope, in 2007.  WYNY now (2008) rebroadcasts WRGO’s classic oldies from the 60s and 70s. 

Names In WDFL History

Duane McConnell-1985-Women in Florida Broadcasting, Inc. 

Jim Johnson-1985-Women in Florida Broadcasting, Inc. 

Robert Young 

James Morrell 

Amber Morrell 

Eric Jewell 

Jake Russell 

Gene Martin 

Ken Knight
(Adrian Kenneth Knight)  Biography   In Memory
 © Loyd Sandgren

Jim Brand  
Biography   In Memory


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