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: News/Talk


Network Affiliation(s):


CNN
Unistar

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-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


Names In WPRD History

John Torrado-1994-CEO/President/General Manager/Marketing Director/Program Manager-J & V Communications, Inc.


Frank Vaught
-1994-Operations Manager/Program Director-J & V Communications, Inc.  In Memory
Joe Episcopo-1994-General Sales Manager/Promotions Manager-J & V Communications, Inc.
Daniel Pol-1994-Music Director-J & V Communications, Inc.

Lucymar Rivera (Luz Rivera Marrero)-1994-7AM-9AM weekdays-J & V Communications, Inc.

Homan Machuca-1994-News Director-J & V Communications, Inc.
Frank Strand-1994-Chief Engineer-J & V Communications, Inc.


Elizabeth Dougherty-2016-"The Dougherty Report"-
J & V Communications, Inc.    Biography

 


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