WMOD-AM 1300 
Cocoa Beach

Original Call Letters: WRKT

Originally Licensed: Jun 22, 1959 

Original City of  License: Cocoa Beach 

Original Frequency: 1300

Origin of Call Letters: Sound like; RocKetie in with Cape Canaveral

Original Power: 500 watts daytime

Original Location: 425 W. Orange Ave.

Original Format: MOR 


Network Affiliation(s):


NBC
Florida Network
ABC Information


Owner(s):


1959-Mel Wheeler 

1962-C. Sweet Smith

1968-Bucks County Radio News

1977-Bostwick Management

1981-Cocoa Beach Broadcasting (Guy Gannett Broadcasting Services, Inc)

1981-Triplett Broadcasting of Florida

1986-Guy Gannett Publishing Co.

1988-Champion Broadcasting of Florida ($325,000) 

1993-Rama Communications ($950,00 Purchased with WOKB AM 1600)

2008-Twin Towers Broadcasting (LMA)


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WRKT-1959-MOR

WRKT-1968-Top 40

WRKT-1975-MOR/Top 40

WMOD-1978-Beautiful Music

WRKT-1979-Top 40

WRKT-1980-Adult Contemporary (simulcast with WRKT-FM 104.1)

WRKT-1981-Contemporary Country

WRKT-1985-Classic Hits

WRKT-1987-Oldies

WXXU-1988-Black Gospel (simulcast of WXXO 1600 AM)

WXXU-1990-Spanish

WXXU-1994-Ethnic

WXXU-1995-Travel Information

WXXU-1996-Urban

WXXU-1998-Black Gospel/Urban

WXXU-2002-Traveler Information

WTIR-2003-Traveler Information  

WTIR-2006-Spanish

WMEL-2008-Talk


WMOD History
Florida Today
05 Jan 1979, Fri    Page 1D
WMOD Changes Format 
By PAM PLATT TODAY Staff Writer
WMOD (1300-AM) has begun the New Year with a new program format. The station has changed its easy listening-soft rock programming to predominantly oldies. Along with the programming change the station has named Terry Dollar its new program director. Dollar brought his personal collection of 3,000 oldies singles with him. The station plans to add another 2,000 records to the WMOD library of oldies. Dollar has worked at WMOD for the past year hosting the "Hall of Fame'' show on Saturdays. "Terry is a local boy who made good. He's big into oldies. We're basically doing this to give more variety to our radio listeners," said Bob Taylor, the station manager of WMOD and its sister .station, WRKT- FM " Before the change, I'd say 60 to 80 percent of what we played is the same as WMEL, WKKO, WRMF. Now, we're aiming for more mass appeal and our target area is people 25 to 64 years old." Taylor said the oldies will be classified in "three part ingredients" the late '50s (the golden age of Elvis), the Beatles' heyday (the '60s) and hits of this decade. "We'll be playing only two current hits each hour," said Dollar, adding that 99 percent of the oldies played would be Top 40 hits of their time Dollar said he'll be taking dedications, requests and having giveaways on his 4-7 p m weekday show. "We're deliberately gearing toward an older demographic," said Taylor "We want to provide as much music to as many people we can "


WMOD Personalities

Bob Taylor-1979-Station Manager-Bostwick Management


Terry Dollar -1978-"Hall of Fame'' show-Sat./1979-Program Director/4PM-7PM-Bostwick Management



Brian Wilkes-1978-News Director-Bostwick Management


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