WPLA-AM 1570
Plant City

Original Call Letters: WPLA 

Originally Licensed: July 1949  

Original City of  License: Plant City

Original Frequency: 1570

Origin of Call Letters: Location: PLAnt City

Original Power: 250 Watts Daytime

Original Location: Hopewell Road

Original Format: Block Programming 


Network Affiliation(s):


United Press International


Owner(s):


1949-WPLA Broadcasting Company, Inc.


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WPLA-1949-Block Programming (Variety) "Your Community Station"
WPLA-1956-Moved to 910 AM     


History of WPLA
In 1949, Plant City business man,  W.A. Smith purchased a broadcast tower from an Orlando radio station and had it reassembled on the property on South Collins Street where Smith built  WPLA as a daytime only station. By 1956, Mr. Smith filed an application with the FCC for what he considered a better dial position and was granted approval  to move the signal to WPLA-AM 910


Names In WPLA History

W.A. Smith-1949-President-WPLA Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Leon Lloyd-1949-Station Manager-WPLA Broadcasting Company, Inc.


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