WAJL-AM 1440                          
Winter Park

Original Call Letters: WABR 

Originally Licensed: Sep 1954 

Original City of License: Winter Park 

Original Frequency: 1440 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts-Daytime

Original Location: 13 S. Ridgewood St., Orlando 

Original Format: Christian Ministry

Network Affiliation(s):


1954-Orange County Broadcasting

1959-Contemporary Broadcasting Co.

1966-Norfolk Broadcasting Corp.

1971-Rounsaville Broadcasting, Atlanta (Co-owned with WBJW-FM 105.1)

1977-WSEC, Inc.

1982-Nationwide Communications  ($6.5 million with WBJW-FM 105.1 & WLOF-AM 950) 

1985-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp  

1987-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc.

1993-Paxson Communications ($5.6 million with WMGF-FM 107.7)

1994-J & V Communications, Inc. ($300,000)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WABR-1954-Top 40 


WBJW-1971-Oldies/Lite Rock "The Entertainer"

WBJW-1975-Easy Listening

WNBE-1976-NBC 24 Hour News

WAJL-1977-Easy Listening

WAJL-1987-Christian Ministry (Station sold. WAJL moves to 1190)

WPRD-1987-Classics of the '40s, '50s and '60s  "Pride-1440"

WPRD-1990-Children "The Imagination Station"  

WPRD-1991-CNN Headline News





WAJL Personalities 

Chuck Caldwell-1981-Morning drive-WSEC, Inc.

Mike Gilland-1985-Morning drive-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp

Rusty Williams-Advertising/Promotions Director/"Sports Forum" co-host-6:30PM
Jerry Golsteyn (Orlando Renegades football team quarterback)-"Sports Forum" co-host-6:30PM

Names In WAJL History

Al Chubb-1977-President-WSEC, Inc.

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