WDBO-AM  580   

Original Call Letters: WDBO

Originally Licensed: May 19,1924 

Original City of License: Winter Park (Rollins College) 

Original Frequency: 1250, moved to 1040 in 1927, moved to 620 in 1928, moved to 1120 in 1929 then to 580 in 1932

Origin of Call Letters: Slogan; Way Down By Orlando 

Original Power: 50 Watts

Original Location: Rollins College, Winter Park

Original Format: Concert programming and college lectures

Network Affiliation(s):

NBC Talknet
ESPN Radio


1924-Rollins College
1926-Orlando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1929-Central Florida Broadcasting Station, Inc. (563 N. Orange Ave., Orlando) 
1957-Cherry Broadcasting Station of Providence, Rhode Island (later acquired by the Outlet Co)
1963-The Outlet Company ($6 million)
1982-Katz Broadcasting (Purchased WDBO AM/FM for $9.5 million)
1986-New City Communications (New City would purchase Katz in 1986)
1997-Cox Broadcasting (Cox acquires New City in 1997)

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WDBO-1924-Variety  “Way Down By Orlando”
WDBO-1957-Pop  "The Great 58"
WDBO-1985-News/Talk   "News & Weather Leader"
WDBO-2012-ESPN Sports

ESPN 580 Personalities

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic-2012-"Mike & Mike"-
Weekdays 6AM-10AM-Cox Media Group

Patrick Johnson-2012-Morning Drive Sports Anchor for local Sports Center Updates-Cox Media Group  

Colin Cowherd-2012-"The Herd with Colin Cowherd"-
Weekdays 10AM-1PM-Cox Media Group

Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo-2012-2015-"SVP & Russillo"-1PM-4PM
-Cox Media Group 

Scott Anez-2012
-Sports Director/"ESPN Afternoons with Scott Anez"-4PM-6PM-Cox Media Group

Kyle Cassandra-2012-Producer-"ESPN Afternoons with Scott Anez"- Cox Media Group

Mike Hill and Mark Schlereth-2012-
"Hill & Schlereth"-7PM-10PM-Cox Media Group

Dan Le Batard-2015-10AM-1PM
-Cox Media Group

Danny Kanell-2015-Ryen Russillo`s co-host, succeeding Scott Van Pelt 1PM-4PM
-Cox Media Group

Jonathan Coachman-"Coach & Company with Jonathan Coachman"-6PM-7PM-Cox Media Group
Other Names In ESPN 580 History

Evelyn Pacheco-2016-Director of Sales-Cox Media Group

Keith Memoly-2019-Program Director-Cox Media Group

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