WHBS-AM 1270  

Original Call Letters: WHIY

Originally Licensed: 1957 

Original City of License: Orlando 

Original Frequency: 1270 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts 

Original Location: 5125 Adanson St.  

Original Format: News/Talk/Spanish Music

Network Affiliation(s):

CBS Hispanic


Orlando Radio & Television Broadcasting Corp.
1969-Orlando Radio & Television Corp.
1978-Sudbrink  Broadcasting
1986-Metcom Associates Limited Partnership
1987-Metropolex Communications of Orlando Inc. 
1987-WORL Radio Inc ($1.65 million)
1992-Rumbault & Associates (Receiver for S.E. Broadcasting, Inc.)                   
1994-Ibero-American Broadcasting
1996-Radio Luz ($378,500)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WHIY-1957-Country Western  "Radio Hi Fi"   "Personality Radio"  
WORJ-1968-Easy Listening   "Big Orange Radio"
WORL-1971-Top 40
WORL-1987-R & B
WBZS-1988-Business News
WHBS-1991-News/Talk/Spanish Music
WRLZ-1996-Spanish  "Radio Luz Tu La Conoces"
WRLZ-2010-Spanish Contemporary
  WRLZ-2012-Spanish Language News   "Noticias 1270"
WRLZ-2014-Spanish Language News/Talk  "La Estacion Del Pueblo" 
WHBS History
1994-Ibero-American Broadcasting, operated the station as Radio Cosmos, and held the management contract on the station. WHBS was owned by First Union Bank in Miami and had been in receivership for about two years.

WHBS will return with Spanish Christian tunes WHBS-AM (1270) went dark , but it's soon to see the light. If all went well, in fact, WHBS-AM may have signed on again by today under its new name. Radio Luz the Spanish word for light will bring Central Florida's Hispanic audiences Spanish-language Christian music, news and community affairs programs. It will be a new niche among Orlando-area Spanish language stations. Broadcast hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight. Iglesia el Calvario in Orlando owns Radio Luz, which is currently buying time but has a contract to buy the station for $445,000. Ibero-American Broadcasting, which operated the station as Radio Cosmos, most recently held the management contract on the station. WHBS is owned by First Union Bank in Miami and has been in receivership for about two years. Officers with Rumbaut Management Inc., the court-appointed receiver in Miami, had no comment on Ibero-American Broadcasting. Ibero-American officials did not return phone calls. A number of former Radio Cosmos personalities, including Titi Chagua, are now on the air atWFTV-AM(1080). Jimmy Jimenez, assistant pastor at Iglesia el Calvario, said the church believes the station can do some good in the fast-growing Hispanic community. "We wanted to use mass media for reaching out to the community," he said.

Names In WHBS-AM History

Coco Ramos-1992-1994-Associate Producer/On Air Personality-
Rumbault & Associates (Receiver for S.E. Broadcasting, Inc.) 

Anibal Torres, Sr.-1994-CEO-Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.

Anibal Torres, Jr.-1994-President/General Manager/Vice President of Sales-Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.
Hector Torres-1994-Executive Vice President-Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.
Edwin Ayola-1994-Station Manager-Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.
Magaly Rodriguez-1994-Program Director-Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.
Homan Machuca-1994-News Director-Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.

Maritza Beltran-1992-1994-"Buenos Dias Buen Dia" -S.E. Broadcasting, Inc./Ibero American Broadcasting Corp.

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