WTRS-AM 920    

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):


1970-Rainbow Communications Service, Inc.
1975-Tri-County Broadcasters, Inc.
1980-Citrus Broadcasters, Inc.
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-1992-Ceased operations/frequency deleted (2-1-1992) 

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 WTRS History

John Morrison, Jr.-1970-1975-President-Rainbow Communications Service, Inc.

Larry Scarborough-1970-Vice President/General Manager/Commercial Manager-Rainbow Communications Service, Inc.

Marian Nell Walker-1970-Program Director-Rainbow Communications Service, Inc.

Alfred Hammock-1970-Chief Engineer-Rainbow Communications Service, Inc. 

Marc Tyll-1975-Tri-County Broadcasters, Inc.  Biography

Christopher Moelling

Garry Manning-General Manager

Dennis Miller-Program Director

Dave Matthews (David Hesselink)   In Memory

Terry Organ

Burl McCarty "Captain Mack"

Gil Johnson

"Crazy" Ron Goss

Jay Quesenberry aka "Jay Q"

Steve Hall-Sports Director/Program Director

Robert G. Webb-1987-Station Manager 

John Rutledge Biography   In Memory

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