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):  



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.  ($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:

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  "Power Talk"
WPRD-2006-Spanish News/Talk

Names In WPRD History

Jesus "John" Torrado-1994-CEO/President/General Manager Manager/Marketing Director/1994-1997-Program Director-J & V Communications, Inc.   In Memory

Frank Vaught
-1994-Operations Manager/1997-Program Director-J & V Communications, Inc.  In Memory
Joe Episcopo-1994-Promotions Manager/1997-General sales Manager-J & V Communications, Inc.
Homan Muchuco-1994-News Director-J & V Communications, Inc.
Frank Strnad-1994-Chief Engineer-J & V Communications, Inc.
Daniel Pol-1997-Music Director-J & V Communications, Inc.
Malaquias Bosques-1999-General Sales Manager-J & V Communications, Inc.
Julio Mario Morales1999-Promotions Manager/Program Director-J & V Communications, Inc.
Lou Mueller-1999-Chief Engineer-J & V Communications, Inc.

Negrón (Fernando Miguel Negrón)-"Quedate con Miguel" -J & V Communications, Inc.  In Memory

Dr. Titus Venessa
-“Salud Al Dia Con el Dr. Venessa” ("Healthy Today with Dr. Venessa")
-J & V Communications, Inc.  In Memory

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