WHYS-AM 1370 
Ocala

Original Call Letters: WHYS

Originally Licensed: Nov 1957 

Original City of License: Ocala 

Original Frequency: 1370 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 1,000 Watts

Original Location: Yoakum Bldg. 

Original Format: Variety


Network Affiliation(s):

CBS
United Press International
ABC Contemporary

Owner(s):

1957-Marion County Broadcasting Company
1959-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
1957-Kingdom of the Sun Broadcasting
1961-R.L. Gilliam
1961-WKOS, Inc.
1965-Greater Ocala Broadcasting Corporation
2000-Westshore Broadcasting Corporation

History of Call Letters and Formats:

WHYS-1957-Variety
WKOS-1959-Black/Urban Contemporary "Kingdom Of The Son"
WKOS-1963-Silent
WWKE-1965-Top 40  "Key Radio" "The Music and Prize Connection"
WOCA-1983-Adult Contemporary  "Ocala Radio - 1370 WOCA"
WOCA-1986-Oldies "Ocala Radio - 1370 WOCA"
WOCA-1988-All News  "Ocala Radio - 1370 WOCA"
WOCA-1989-News/Talk "Ocala Radio - 1370 WOCA"

Names In WHYS History
W.H. Martin-1957-President-Marion County Broadcasting Company/1959-Vice President-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
Ellis Hutton-1957-Vice President-Marion County Broadcasting Company
W.G. "Clem" Berry-1957-Secretary Treasurer-Marion County Broadcasting Company
H. E. Cullison-1957-Marion County Broadcasting Company
John Andre-1957-Station Manager-Marion County Broadcasting Company
Ward Goodrich-1957-Marion County Broadcasting Company
Jim Lawrence-1957-Marion County Broadcasting Company
Mrs. Hazel Houck-1957-Sales Manager-Marion County Broadcasting Company
Mrs. Sylvia Mercer-1957-Traffic/Secretary-Marion County Broadcasting Company
John Martin-1958-Marion County Broadcasting Company
Irene Ellis-1958-Marion County Broadcasting Company
E. H. Gibson-1958-Marion County Broadcasting Company
Sarah Upchurch-1958-Marion County Broadcasting Company
C.D. Davenport-1959-President-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
Kenneth Brown, Jr.-1959-General Manager-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
Al Allen-1959-Program Director/Chief Engineer-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
Bob Simms-1959-Promotions Director-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
Dean Kane-1959-1PM-4PM/News Director/1960-Program Manager-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.
A.E. Turner-1960-General Manager-Associated Broadcasters, Inc.


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