WVLG-AM 640 

Original call Letters: WHOF

Originally Licensed: 1986

Original City of License:  Wildwood

Original Frequency: 640

Origin of Call Letters: Location of studios; The VilLaGes

Original Power: 930 watts daytime/860 watts at night.

Translator: W274BR (102.7 MHz, Lady Lake)

Original Location: The Villages 

Original Format: Adult Standards

Network Affiliation(s):

Fox News Radio


1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting
1987-Jim Patrick
2000-Catherine Mary Walker, Inc.
2001-Senior Broadcasting Corp.
2011-Villages Communications  ($750,000)

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WMZY-1988-Contemporary Christian Music   "WMZY-64 Stereo Radio"
WVLG-2000-Adult Standards "The Voice of The Villages" 
                                                   "AM 640 Timeless Hits"

WVLG History
WVLG began life as WHOF. Here is a partial history.
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 broadcasts 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.

SOLD: WVLG-AM     6-7-11
WVLG-AM 640, Wildwood, has been sold for $750,000 to Villages Communications by Senior Broadcasting. Villages Communications will pay Senior Broadcasting the purchase price in five equal payments over the next five years. 



WVLG Personalities
Chris English-2002-On Air Personality/Producer-Senior Broadcasting Corp.

Rob Newton-2003-2015-
Co-Manager-Senior Broadcasting Corp./Villages Communications     In Memory
George Rudolph-2004-Program Director/Music Director

Karl Loeper-2006-2018-Weather Forecaster-Senior Broadcasting Corp./Villages Communications  
In Memory

Bobby Knight-2006-2012
-Senior Broadcasting Corp.

Al Brady-2016-Weekends/Fill in/Host "The Sunday Night Sock Hop"-Villages Communications   Biography
Larry Patton-Mornings
Johnny O (John Hoffman)

Bill Ashford 

Frank Messina
Gary Mack (formerly at KHJ in Los Angeles)
Ron Dennis 

Ron Allen
Bob Collins-Chief Weather Forecaster

Brian Kilmeade-Syndicated

Dave Towle
-Weather Forecaster-Villages Communications

Other Names In WVLG History

Gary Morse-The developer of The Villages and WVLG-AM 640 In Memory

Keith Walker-1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting 

Catherine Mary Walker-1986-Walker Heart of Florida Broadcasting

Skip Diegel-General Manager-Skip left WVLG in 2007 and purchased WSBB-AM 1230   In Memory

Ed Esposito

Fred Petty

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