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)  "We Acclaim Jesus Lord"   "Love 1440"
WPRD-1987-Classics of the '40s, '50s and '60s  "Pride-1440"
WPRD-1990-Children "The Imagination Station"  
WPRD-1991-CNN Headline News
WWZN-1993-Talk  "Power Talk"
WPRD-1995-Spanish   "La Fantastica 1440"
WPRD-2014-Spanish    "La Voz 1440"   

History of WAJL
Alleluia Broadcasting Corporation is a company formed by Al Chubb after he left his banking career in 1975. The company purchased easy listening "Pride 1440", WNBE-AM 1440. The transmitter and three towers, (which the owners called "The Trinity") are at WABR-AM 1440's site at the Dubsdread Golf Course.  

J Marlowe
Business Editor
Orlando Sentinel 
Jan 7, 1977
Chubb to help put WAJL radio on air 
Albert H. Chubb, who resigned as president of ComBanks Fairvilla 18 months ago and has since become president of Christian Ministries and Outreach Inc., expects to have WAJL Radio on the air within 30 days. Chubb and Norman Suttles, a broadcasting executive from Fayetteville, N.C., have gained Federal Communications Commission approval for acquisition of Radio WNBE in Winter Park. Chubb said the price is in the range of "several hundred thou-sand dollars," and that he expects to close the deal by next week. WAJL will convert to a "Christian program," Chubb said, with the new contemporary format of inspiring and upbeat music and programming. Studios will be in the Southland Building on Lee Road and 1-4. Chubb, who will retain his position as president of Christian Ministries, will also be president and General Manager of WAJL

WAJL Personalities 

Mike Gilland-1985-Morning drive-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp

Martha Tiller-1985-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp 

Alex Bulow-1985-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp 

Diane Rich-1985-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp 

Rusty Williams-1985-Advertising/Promotions Director/"Sports Forum" co-host-6:30PM
Jerry Golsteyn (Orlando Renegades quarterback)-"Sports Forum" co-host-6:30PM

Other Names Names In WAJL History

Al Chubb
-1977-President/General Manager-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp
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