WHNR-AM 1360
Cypress Gardens  

Original Call Letters: WINT

Originally Licensed: Nov 1958

Original City of License:  

Original Frequency: 1360

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 1,000 watts

Original Location: 1505 Dundee Road 

Original Format: Adult Standards

Network Affiliation(s):

CBS News


1958-Angelo Fazzari & Bruce Parker
1964-Winter Haven Broadcasting 
1966-WINT, Inc. 
1967-Suwannee Broadcasting
1972-Vantage Broadcasting 
1983-Newman Media 
1987-Seehafer Broadcasting
1990-George Allen & Steve Samet 
1993-GB Enterprises Communications  ($250,000)
1998-Frankie J. Grover
2006-Martin Santos
2007-G. B. Enterprises Communications, Corp.
2007-La Poderosa, LLC.  (LMA)
2011-G. B. Enterprises Communications, Corp. 
2011-Florida Spanish Communications Corp. ($1,000)
2012-Media Services Group (George Reed-Receiver)
2013-Martin Santos
2014-Catco Communications, LLC
2018-Walco Enterprises, LLC

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WINT-1958-Variety/Top 40
WYXY-1983-Adult Contemporary
WHNR-1990-Adult Standards  
WHNR-1995-Urban Contemporary "Power 1360"   "The Soul of Central Florida"
WHNR-2006-Regional Mexican  "1360 La Poderosa"      
WHNR-2010-Regional Mexican  
WHNR-2012-Regional Mexican "La Ley 1360"
WHNR-2014-Country  (Simulcast of WKFL-AM 1170)
WHNR-2018-Variety    "Heinz 57 Music"

Receiver Takes Over WHNR   
WHNR-AM 1360 has been placed into receivership by a Polk County judge. Judge J. Michael McCarthy ordered George Reed of Media Services Group take over as receiver for the station. GB Enterprises Communications Corp. was the former license holder. Edward Olivares won a judgment of $48,020.85 against  Martin Santos, who took over GB Enterprises Communications Corp.  Santos had sold the station to Florida Spanish Communications Corp. in 2011 for $1,000. Judge McCarthy, found that Santos had failed to provide notice of the sale to the court thus allowing Reed to take over. 

WHNR-AM 1360 Going In Sheriff's Sale   12-19-12 
Sale of stock of GB Enterprises Communication Corporation (which would involve the acquisition of licenses from the Federal Communications Commission to operate WHNR-AM, Winter Haven, FL) to the highest and best bidder for cash on hand at the time of sale.
January 17, 2013 at 11:00am.
455 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830

Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida
Case No. 2009CA005214

George R. Reed, Receiver
c/o Media Services Group
149 Roscoe Blvd. South
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
(904) 285-3239

Sold: WHNR          12-8-17    
Ferris S. Waller, Sr.'s Walco Enterprises is purchasing WHNR-AM 1360 from Catco Communications. Purchase price of  $100,000 is in escrow. WHNR has been simulcasting Catco’s WKFL-AM 1170, but WKFL is not included in the deal. In 2016 Catco purchased WHNR from the receiver for GB Enterprises Communications.

Names In
"Boss Hogg Radio" History

Ferris Waller-2018-Presdent/General Manger-Walco Enterprises, LLC.

Johnny Rocket (Johnny Roberts)-2018-Walco Enterprises, LLC.

Cowboy Rowdy-20
18-Walco Enterprises, LLC.

Lady Z-2018-Walco Enterprises, LLC.

Charlie Brown-2019-
Walco Enterprises, LLC.

Fester Jenkins-2
019-Walco Enterprises, LLC.

Tater Hays
-2019-Walco Enterprises, LLC.

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