WHOF-AM 640
WILDWOOD 

Original Call Letters: WHOF

Originally Licensed: Mar 1986 

Original City of License: Wildwood  

Original Frequency: 640 

Origin of Call Letters: Slogan; Heart Of Florida

Original Power: 1,000 watts

Original Location: Studio in Leesburg

Original Format: MOR


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting
1987-Jim Patrick 
1993-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting
2000-Senior Broadcasting Corp.

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WHOF-1986-MOR
WMZY-1988-Contemporary Christian Music "WMZY-64 Stereo Radio"
WHOF-1988-Religious/Talk
WVLG-2000-Adult Standards   "The Voice of The Villages" 
                                                       "AM 640 Timeless Hits"
WHOF History
1986-The station was put on the air by Keith Walker and his wife Catherine Mary Walker.

1987-Jim Patrick moved to Lake County in 1982 after selling his coal mining companies in eastern Kentucky. He retired for three years before investing in broadcasting.  The station, which is licensed to Wildwood had its studio in Leesburg  The station broadcast 24 hours a day with 1,000 watts of power. It operated under the call letters WMZY in the summer of 1988 because of the station's proposed sale. The letters WHOF were brought back when the sale was dropped. Patrick's first radio experience was with two Leesburg partners, Gene Smith and Dr. Larry Lammers, who owned WHOF-AM 1320. Patrick bought out his partners in March and switched the dial setting to 640 AM .

1988-The station, which is licensed to Wildwood and had its studio in Leesburg, replaced a middle-of-the-road format with a religious one. The station operated under the call letters WMZY in the summer of 1988 pending the station's proposed sale. The letters WHOF were brought back when the sale was dropped.


WHOF Personalities

Jack Mitchell-1972-Co-host-"Lake County Coach's Corner"-Wed-8PM-9PM-broadcast from the Western Sizzlin restaurant on 14th Street in Leesburg

Jack Wilson-1972-Co-host-"Lake County Coach's Corner"-Wed-8PM-9PM-broadcast from the Western Sizzlin restaurant on 14th Street in Leesburg

Steve Colyer-"Sumter County Coach's Corner"-Thur-7PM-8PM

Johnny Jackson-1993-Program Director/Music Director--Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting



Charles Northrup

Chuck Smith

Bob Wells


Other Names in WHOF History

Keith Walker-1986-Co-Owner-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting

Catherine Mary Walker-1986-Co-Owner-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting 

Jim Patrick-1987-Co-owner

Gene Smith-1987-Co-owner 

Dr. Larry Lammers-1987-Co-owner

Joseph Ruggiero-1993-Operations Manager/General Sales Manager-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting

John Manning-Station Manager 


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