Original Call Letters: WORZ
Originally Licensed: Feb 8, 1947
Original City of License: Orlando
Original Frequency: 740
Origin of Call Letters:
Original Power: 1,000 watts
Original Location: WORZ Building, Winter Garden Road
Original Format: Variety
|Mutual Broadcasting System
1946-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|1966-WKIS, Inc. (Tom Cassel)
|1988-Guy Gannett Broadcasting
|1997-Clear Channel Communications
|2007-Aloha Station Trust, LLC, as Trustee
|2008-Clear Channel Communications
History Of Call Letters and Formats:
|WKIS-1979-News/Talk "NewsTalk 74"
|WQTM-2001-Sports Talk formerly on 540
|WQTM-2007-Mexican Oldies "La Preciosa" ("The Precious One")
|WQTM-2008-Modern Spanish Pop
WORZ took to the air on Feb. 8, 1947, with 1,000 watts of power as another NBC affiliate at 740 on the AM dial. Offices and studios were at 790 N. Orange Ave., and the station's transmitter was on Old Winter Garden Road. In those days, NBC had two radio networks, called the red and the blue networks. In 1949, you could listen to the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis show on Friday evenings.
Martin & Lewis opening
|Tom Doyle-1946-News Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|William Pennell-1947-Program Director & Promotions Director/1948-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Stephen Wesley-1947-Program Director/News Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Walt Sickles-1950-1954-"Adventures with Uncle Walt"-(had its beginning with children's music and storytelling.) In Memory
|John Lofton-1950-News Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Lou Kennedy (Lou Candido)-1950-Farm News Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Marcia Roen-1950-Women's Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Bob Andrews-1951 Biography In Memory
|Robert Deihl-1951-News Director/Farm Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Jim Wilson-1951-Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Tony Chastain-1951-1958-Proram Director. Tony was then host of the first "Talk Show" in Central Florida-Central Florida Broadcasting Co. In Memory
|Charles Hunt-1953-Program Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|William Switzer-1953-News Director/Farm Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Chuck Fuller-1953-Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Phoebe Miller-1953-Women's Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Happy Ison (Stephen Wesley Ison)-1954-Program Director/1956-Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co. In Memory
|Harry Gaines-1954-Promotions Director/Farm Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Don James-1954-News Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Bill Dawson-1954-Sports Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Mary Lou Edwards-1954-Women's Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Johnny Fairchild-1955-"Music 'Til One" -Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Jim Price-1955-Farm Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.ay
Russ Wheeler-1966-1969 Biography
|Sammy and Marsha-Hosted a breakfast show from their home
Ken Knight (Adrian Kenneth Knight) In Memory
Other Names In WORZ History
James Dandelake-1946-President-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Eugene Hill-1946-Stataion Manager/Commercial Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co./1948-Station & Commercial Manager/1949-General Manager/ Commercial Manager/1953-Vice President & General Manager/1955-Vice President & General Manager & Commercial Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Paul Parker-1946-Program Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Bette Stein-1946-Promotions Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
H. B. Greene-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
Naomi T. Murrell-1947-Presdident/General Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
W. O. Murrell Jr.-1947-Commercial Manager & Promotions Manager/1948-Station Manager/1950-Secretary/Treasurer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co./1951-President-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|W. R. Miller-1947-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|William Pennell-Promotion Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|W. Dodd Daniel-1947-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Howard Scott-1948-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Sam Roen-1950-Promotions Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|William Miller-1951-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Harold Stouitseh-1951-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Eugene D. Hill-1952-Vice President/General Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Chas. Hunt-1952-Program Director-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Winston L. Clark-1952-Commercial Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Georgia McCarty-1952-Promotions Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|John Surrick-1954-General Manager/Commercial Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|Jim Moore-1954-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|James Guerrinni-1954-Chief Engineer-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
|M.S. Wetzel-1955-Commercial Manager-Central Florida Broadcasting Co.
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