WHIM-AM 1520   

Original Call Letters: WTLN

Originally Licensed: May 4, 1964 

Original City of License: Apopka 

Original Frequency: 1520 

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts daytime/350 watts nighttime 

Original Location: 1188 Lake View Drive, Altamonte Springs

Original Format: Religious

Network Affiliation(s):

Salem Radio Network


1964-Alton Rainbow Corp.
1998-TM2, Inc.  
2006-Salem Communications Corp. ($10 million with WTLN-AM 950)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WTLN-1964-Religious/Southern Gospel/Talk  ''1520 The Word''
WTLN-1991-Southern Gospel 
WHIM-1998-Religious/Southern Gospel/Talk   "Faith and Family"
WHIM-2010-Business/Talk  "The Biz"
WBZW-2010-Business/Talk  "The Biz"

WHIM History
In 1964, Thomas Moffit Sr., was an announcer in Philadelphia and was a consultant to radio preachers in the Northeast. His son, Thomas Jr., attended high school near Zellwood. After visiting his son he decided he liked the area enough to buy a radio station here. Delays in the purchase of a 1,000 watt  station near Ocoee, owned by an Atlanta preacher, made Moffit decide to build his own station from scratch in Apopka. 5,000 watt WTLN-AM 1520 (named for members of his family: Tom, Linda and Nancy) the format was "middle of the road" laced with religious messages and programs. In 1968 Moffit, Jr. would become station manager and added WTLN-FM 95.3. In 1998 WTLN-AM would move up the dial to 950. In March of 2010 WHIM would drop the religious format in favor of Business/Talk.

WHIM Personalities  

Kevin Baldinger-News/Traffic  Biography

Dale Forbis-Operations Manager/Morning Host-Salem Communications Corporation

Allan Dempsey-Program Director/Afternoon Host-Salem Communications Corporation

Doug Kosarek-2009-Host of the "Doug Kosarek Show"/2010-Morning Drive-Salem Communications Corporation 
Other Names In WHIM History
Thomas H. Moffit, Sr.-1964-President-Alton Rainbow Corp.
Thomas H. Moffit, Jr.-1964-General Manager/Sales Manager-Alton Rainbow Corp./1998-President-TM2, Inc.
Janice Willis-1964-Station Manager-Alton Rainbow Corp./2006-Station Manager-Salem Communications Corporation
Edward G. Atsinger III-2005-President/CEO-Salem Communications Corp.
Joe Gonzalez-2005-General Manager-Salem Communications Corp.
Lee Brandel-1998-Operations Director/Program Director/Music Director-Alton Rainbow Corp./2006-Operations Manager-Pennsylvania Media Associates, Inc.

Lou Mueller-1998-Chief Engineer-Alton Rainbow Corp./Salem Communications Corporation

Darren Ryder-2006-General Manager of WORL-AM 660, WTLN-AM 950 and WHIM-AM 1520

Edward Atsinger, III-2006-President-Pennsylania Media Associates, Inc.

David Koon-2007-General Manager-Salem Communications Corp 
Jackie Trefcer-2007-Station Manager/General Sales Manager-Salem Communications Corporation
Lee Brandell-2007-Operations Manager-Salem Communications Corporation
John Adams-Operations Manager/Program Director-Alton Rainbow Corp.

Jeff Senas-Board Operator

Jim Turner-Weekend Board Operator/Producer

Joe Ferraro-Promotions Director

Colin Brady
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