WPYO-FM 95.3 
Apopka

Original Call Letters: WTLN 

Originally Licensed: Sep 1, 1968 

Original City of License: Apopka  

Original Frequency: 95.3 

Origin of Call Letters: PartY Orlando   

Original Power: 6,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Top 40/Latin Techno 


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):


1968-Apopka Broadcasters
1992-Alton Rainbow Corp.
1999-Cox Radio  ($14.5 million)
2022-Spanish Broadcasting System   ($12.5 million)


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WTLN-1978-Religious MOR
WPYO-1999-Top 40/Latin Techno "95.3 Party" 
WPYO-2004-Hip Hop/R&B  "Power 95.3"
WPYO-2018-CHR    "Power 95.3"


History of WPYO
1998-Cox Radio would assign WZKD-AM 950 to TM2, Inc. and acquire WPYO-FM 95.3. Cox owned seven stations; WDBO-AM 580 WWKA-FM 92.3, WZKD-AM 950,  WHOO-AM 990, WMMO-FM 98.9 and WHTQ-FM 96.5 in Orlando, and WCFB-FM 94.5 in Daytona Beach.  Cox would divest itself of WZKD-AM 950, would again hold the licenses of seven radio stations.


WPYO Flips      4-29-18
Cox Media Group Orlando announced that WPYO-FM 95.3 "Power 95.3"has changed its music format from hip hop to today’s top hits from popular genres. The new format will feature today’s top artists including, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Cardi B and Selena Gomez. The station will also give listeners 2-hour commercial free music 3 times a day, weekdays at 11:30AM, 4:30PM and 8:30PM.

WPYO Signing Off   3-28-22
With the sale of WPYO to Spanish Broadcasting System, Power 95.3 will end its broadcast on March 31. 


A Message From Danie and Kevin      3-28-22
Power 95.3 as you know it is coming to an end. What does this mean? Well, when you turn us on via Alexa or Google play, or when you get into your car and turn the dial to 95.3, you currently hear us. Starting Friday morning that will no longer be the case. There will be no more POWER 95.3, there will on no more Danie and Kevin mornings, 5’ o clock Traffic Jam etc.
Long story short another company has purchased the station, so what does this means for us? Unfortunately, we’re all out of a job, and something else will be broadcast on 95.3. This is a business, and these sorts of things happen.
The last day of POWER 95.3 programming will be this Thursday, however, you will be able to hear a commercial free version of POWER at POWER ORLANDO.com. THIS IS NOT AND APRIL FOOL’S JOKE. This is really happening. We don’t know what’s next, but we thank you, and we love you, always…

 
Names In WPYO History


Jill Strada-1999-Assistant Program Director/Music Director/2006-2007-Program Director/Marketing/Promotions-Cox Radio


Brian Elam
-2002-2009-Vice President-General Manager-Cox Radio


Steve Bartell-2002-Middays/Program director-Cox Radio
Phil Becker-2004-Program Director-Cox Radio


Tonyc
-2004-2007-Middays
-Tony C also owns Tonyc (pronounced Tonic) Entertainment Group (Artist management and promotions company)-Cox Radio


Obie Diaz-2003-2016-Co-host of the Lil' Shawn and Obie Morning Show-Cox Radio
Obie moves to mornings at WWKA-FM 92.3


Lil Shawn-2003-Co-host of the Lil' Shawn and Obie Morning Show-Cox Radio


Erica Roman
-2006-2009-WPYO's first Latina on-air radio personality/Producer and Co-host of the Lil' Shawn and Obie Morning Show-Cox Radio    In Memory


Stevie DeMann-2007-Program Director/2012-2018-Operations Manager-Cox Radio


Estee (Martin)-2005-2020-6AM-1PM- Co-host of the Lil' Shawn and Obie Morning Show/middays-Cox Media Group
2020-Estee moves to Éxitos 96.5 FM


DJ Nailz (Marc Dixon)-2009-Producer/2010-2015-7PM-11PM/Sun-9AM-Noon/Programming Assistant/Social Media Manager/2016- Mornings with Lil Shawn and Estee /
2020-2021-Afternoons-Cox Media Group

Ken Marks-2010-General Sales Manager-Cox Radio



Matt Holiday-2021-Music Director/Afternoons-Cox Media Group


Aladdin "Prince of the Airwayz"-2015-7PM-Midnight-Cox Media Group
Phil Michaels-Host-"En La Casa Contigo" ("At Home With You")-Weekdays 1PM-3PM/Program Director

Priya B-3PM-7PM
K.O. the World Champ 


Ricky Padilla-Weekends/2012-Afternoons-Cox Radio
Chris $tyles



Steve Fluker-Director of Engineering for Cox Radio/Orlando 


Marc Young


Pauly 


Paco Lopez  Biography


Mojavi


Tyler


Alec


Monique


DJ Leony


DJ Prosyle
Jay Michaels


DJ Quez


Crystal 


A Amanda


Gloria


Jeff Retro


Jon Boy Fresh
Lady J



The O-Town Mad Man Zannie K


Erik Velez The Latin Kid
Raven
Big Lou
Lady J
Twice as Nice
Jada Storm


Kyle LaRue-Sundays 4PM-8PM-Cox Radio


Dawn Campbell-2011-Music Director-Cox Media


Dirty d (Santiago)-Cox Media


DJ Infa-Red-Cox Media

 



Kyle LaRue-Cox Media


DJ Nasty-Cox Media


Stevie-Weekdays 1PM-3PM-Cox Radio


Nino-Weekends-Cox Media



Syke-10AM-3PM-Mon-Friday-Cox Media Group


Danie B-2016
-2PM-5PM/2020-2022-Mornings with Kevin Kon-Cox Media Group



Kevin Kon-2019-8PM-12AM/2020-2022-Mornings with Danie B-Cox Media Group



Scotty Tavlin
-(voice tracking from WPOI-FM 101.5, Tampa)-Cox Media Group

Other Names In WPYO History


Evelyn Pacheco-2016-Director of Sales-Cox Media Group


Steve Stewart-2018-Director of Programming Operations-Cox Media Group



Will Calder-2018-Director of Branding and Programming
-Cox Media Group


Maureen Cooper-Imaging/Production-Cox Radio
Rich Reis-General Manager/Group Vice President of the Florida Market-Cox Radio
Jason Meder-Cox Media Group
Steve Smith-Cox Media Group
Tim Clarke-Cox Media Group
Bill Hendrich-Cox Media Group

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