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: 13 S. Ridgewood St., Orlando 

Original Format: Christian Ministry


Network Affiliation(s): 1988-Transtar Satellite Network 


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) 

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 

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-1988-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 



Jesus "John" Torrado-1994-2020-CEO/President/General Manager/Marketing Director/Program Manager-J & V Communications, Inc.  In Memory



Frank Vaught-1994-Operations Manager/Program Director-J & V Communications, Inc. 
In Memory

Daniel Pol-1994-Music Director-J & V Communications, Inc.

Joe Episcopo-1994-General Sales Manager/Promotions Manager-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.
Daniel Pol-1994-Music Director-J & V Communications, Inc.



Sandra Carrasquillo-2000-Producer/Host
-J & V Communications, Inc.


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

 

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