WPRD-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: 222 Hazard St., Orlando 

Original Format: 


Network Affiliation(s):


Mutual Broadcasting System

ABC

Weekly Reader News Service

CNN

Unistar


Owner(s):


1954-Orange County Broadcasting

1959-Contemporary Broadcasting Co.

1966-Norfolk Broadcasting Corp.

1971-Rounsaville Of Tampa, Inc. (Co-owned with WBJW-FM 105.1)

1977-WSEC, Inc.

1982-Nationwide Communications  (Purchase WBJW-FM 105.1 and WLOF-AM 950, $6.5 million)

1986-Alleluia Broadcasting Corp  

1987-Metroplex Communications of Orlando Inc. ($1.1 million)

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-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"
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"
WWZN-1993-Sports
WPRD-1994-Talk
WPRD-1995-Spanish   "La Fantastica 1440"
WPRD-2014-Spanish    "La Voz 1440"   
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