WMZY-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: Contemporary Christian Music


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting
1987-Jim Patrick/Gene Smith/Dr. Larry Lammers 
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"


WMZY 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 of 1987 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.


Names in WMZY History

Jim Patrick-1987-Co-owner

Gene Smith-1987-Co-owner 

Dr. Larry Lammers-1987-Co-owner

Chuck Smith

Programs In WMZY History 

The Lutheran Hour-Sun-7:05AM-7:30AM-Jim Patrick/Gene Smith/Dr. Larry Lammers Ownership

The Protestant Hour-Sun-7:30AM-8AM-Jim Patrick/Gene Smith/Dr. Larry Lammers Ownership

Paul Harvey News-8:30AM, 12:15PM and 5:30PM-Mon-Sat-Jim Patrick/Gene Smith/Dr. Larry Lammers Ownership

The Marion Hour-Sun-8:30AM-9AM-Jim Patrick/Gene Smith/Dr. Larry Lammers Ownership

Leesburg's First Presbyterian Church Services-11AM-Noon-Jim Patrick/Gene Smith/Dr. Larry Lammers Ownership

Jack Wilson-Leesburg Dixie Major League World Series Action

ABC News This Week-Sun-8AM-8:30AM


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