WXXO-AM 1600 
Winter Garden 

Original Call Letters: WGOA

Originally Licensed: Jan 1958 

Original City of License:  Winter Garden

Original Frequency: 1600

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 5,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Full Service MOR

Network Affiliation(s):


1958-E.V. Price

1959-John B. Cook, Jr.
1962-Everbach Broadcasting Co.  In Memory
1979-Lesli Broadcasting Co.
1990-Champion Broadcasting of Florida Inc.
1993-Rama Communications ($950,000 Purchased with WXXU-AM 1300 Cocoa Beach) 

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WGOA-1958-Full Service MOR
WOKB-1959-Negro (Urban Contemporary)  "Tiger Radio"
WOKB-1979-Disco   "Disco 16"
WOKB-1979-Black Gospel
WXXO-1988-Black Gospel
WXTO-1993-CNN Headline News/Talk 
WOKB-1994-Ethnic (Gospel, Caribbean and Haitian music)
WOKB-1996-Spanish  "Radio Selecta"
WOKB-1996-Black Gospel
WOKB-2008-Calls/programming moved to 1680 AM
History Of WXXO
In May of 1988, rather than compete against WORL-AM 1270 and the new WJHM-FM 101.9 for urban-contemporary fans the station became WXXO with a full-time "gospel explosion" format. Since then, WXXO has made a small but notable dent in the Arbitron ratings. It plans to simulcast its signal next year on sister station WXXU-AM 1300 in Cocoa. Preacher-announcers like Ray Crume say you can't separate gospel music.
Station Manager Willie Clark acknowledges that WXXO is in the "business of gospel" and aims for a more general audience. The morning show, hosted by longtime gospel announcer Joe Flores with newsman Max Johnson, has the informational style of any larger station while stressing news of the black community. 

Names In WXXO History

Jeff Allen (Cassell)-1986-1989-Program Supervisor-Lesli Broadcasting Co.    Biography

Willie Clark-1987-1989-Station Manager/General Sales Manager-Lesli Broadcasting Co
Ray Crume-1988-Host "Crume's Sunday Morning Spirituals"-Lesli Broadcasting Co

Max Johnson-1988-News Director/Public Affairs-Lesli Broadcasting Co
Joe Flores-Mornings-1988-Lesli Broadcasting Co

George Hampton
Kevin G (Gardner)
Charles Morse

Chris Hill
Stacey Freeman

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