WTIR-AM 1300     
Cocoa Beach

Original Call Letters: WRKT

Originally Licensed: Jun 1959 

Original City of  License: Cocoa Beach 

Original Frequency: 1300

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts daytime/1,000 watts nighttime

Original Location: 

Original Format: Traveler Information 


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1959-Mel Wheeler 
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 (Purchased with WOKB AM 1600)
2008-Twin Towers Broadcasting (LMA)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WRKT-1959-MOR

WRKT-1968-Top 40
WRKT-1977-Adult Contemporary
WRKT-1980-Adult Contemporary (simulcast with WRKT-FM 104.1)
WRKT-1981-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-1998-Black Gospel/Urban
WXXU-2002-Traveler Information
WTIR-2003-Traveler Information  
WTIR-2006-Spanish
WMEL-2008-Talk


WTIR History

WTIR began as WRKT-AM 1300


Names In WTIR History         
Paul B. Walker, Jr.-Station Manage/Chief Operator 
Paul talks about his radio career. "My interest in radio and TV started when I was very young. There were a 3 local radio stations that I listened to while growing up in Connecticut. They were WCNX-AM 1150,  WTIC-AM 1080 and WDRC-FM 102.9. I listened to each of them for different reasons. WDRC had great music, WTIC had great news and one Saturday  afternoon talk show I liked and WCNX had an early Saturday morning talk show that I enjoyed. Over the years, I read, watched and listened to everything I could about radio. By the age or 14 or 15, I knew... I wanted to be in radio, that was my dream. I set a goal when I was 16 for my radio future. When I was 19, I found out about a job at a 250 Watt AM day timer in Northwestern Mississippi and figured I'd go down there and give it a shot. I didn't have any kids or a wife, so I had nothing to lose and I'd get to see a part of the US that I'd never see otherwise. That job lasted about 9 or 10 months before things started to go sour and I left. I spent a few months back in Connecticut and was made aware of the job here at WTIR-AM 1300 and the rest, as they say, is history".  

Brother Felton-6AM-8AM

Brother Boone-8AM-11AM

Vickie-"Keep It Real Tell Me What You Feel" 

Cleo-12:30PM-2PM "PRIME TIME"-Rhythm & Blues

Sweet C.-3PM-5PM-Rhythm & Blues

Toney B.-5PM-8PM-Rhythm & Blues

Joe Stokes-8PM-12PM

Demetriouse-6AM-10AM-Sat-Gospel

Daddy Mac-10AM-12PM-Sat-Reggae

DJ Boom & Rod-"Weekend Vibes"-12PM-2PM

Super Joe 

Jhony

Tall Tan Super Man

Steven Delay-Chief Engineer  In Memory



Kevin Baldinger-Traffic Biography


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