WGAM-AM 920    
Dunnellon

Original Call Letters: WTRS 

Originally Licensed: March 2, 1970 

Original City of License: Dunnellon 

Original Frequency: 920

Origin of Call Letters: Welcome to Rainbow Springs

Original Power: 500 Watts Daytime

Original Location: 

Original Format: Country Western/Adult Big Band


Network Affiliation(s): ABC Entertainment
                                   
Florida Radio Network


Owner(s):

1970-Rainbow Communications Service, Inc.  
1975-Tri-County Broadcasters, Inc.
1980-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.  ; Clyde Moeller, chief engr.
1982-Asterisk Communications, Inc.

History of Call Letters and Formats:

WTRS-1970-Country Western/Adult Big Band
WTRS-1975-Country  "King Kountry 920" 
WTRS-1978-Beautiful Music  "Bright and Beautiful"  
WTRS-1979-Country (Simulcast with WTRS-FM 102.3"Stereo Country"  
WGAM-1980-Drake-Chenault's "Great American Country"
WGAM-1981-Big Bands  "The Unforgettable AM" 
WTRS-1982-Country (Simulcast with WTRS-FM 102.3
WTRS-1996-Ceased operations/frequency deleted (2-1-1996) 


History Of WGAM
WGAM-AM began operations in 1980 as WTRS.  In 1980 WTRS-AM switched to "Country and Western" as a simulcast of WTRS-FM 102.3 . This format lasted for three years until it was decided overnight that the FM should become "Stereo Country". The AM became "The Unforgettable AM" , playing a Big Bands format. This lasted until the  WTRS-FMs "country" format on both stations a year later. The new owner, Asterisk Communications, had no more interest in operating WTRS-AM, and the license was mailed back to the FCC. WTRS-AM ceased operations on June 2, 1992 and the frequency 920 kHz was deleted from Dunnellon. The frequency was deleted by the FCC. Read Marc Tyll's tribute here In Memory


Names In WGAM History

Robert Kuesch-1980-President-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.
William Blake-1980-Executive Vice President-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.
Beth Ann Johnson-1980-Comercial Manager-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.

Dennis Miller-1980-Operations Manager/Program Director-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.

Jay Quesenberry aka "Jay Q"-1980-Station Manager-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.

Dennis Miller-1980-Program Director-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.
Joyce Larson-1980-Business Manager-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.
Tom Taylor1980-Promotions Director-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.
Clyde Moeller-1980-Chief Engineer-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.



John Rutledge-1982-President-Asterisk Communications, Inc.  Biography   In Memory

Robert G. Webb-1987-Station Manager-Asterisk Communications, Inc. 

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