WNBE-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: All News


Network Affiliation(s):


NBC


Owner(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) 

1986-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 

WABR-1966-Country

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

WWZN-1993-Talk

WWZN-1993-Sports

WPRD-1994-Talk

WPRD-1995-Spanish




WNBE studios 

 


NBC News Service logo

NBC launched the NBC News and Information Service (NIS) in 1975.  According to Faded Signals, it allowed local radio stations to launch all-news formats, providing affiliates with up to 55 minutes of news per hour. NBC News & Information Service, which was a 24-hour-a-day news service, came to an end.

Ann Taylor NBC News intro & outro


WNBE Personalities

Tim Trott-1975-Rounsaville Broadcasting, Atlanta

Bill Thompson-Rounsaville Broadcasting, Atlanta In Memory

Jay Frank-Rounsaville Broadcasting, Atlanta
Pat Flannagan-Rounsaville Broadcasting, Atlanta


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