WTLN-FM 95.3 

Original Call Letters: WTLN 

Originally Licensed: Sep 1, 1968 

Original City of License: Apopka  

Original Frequency: 95.3 

Origin of Call Letters: Named for members of the Moffit family: Tom, Linda and Nancy

Original Power: 2,900 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: Religious

Network Affiliation(s):


1968-Orange County Broadcasters
1992-Alton Rainbow Corp.
1998-CXR Holdings (Cox Radio, Inc.) ($14.5 million)
1999-Cox Radio 

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WPYO-1999-Dance Top 40 "95.3 Party" 
WPYO-2004-Hip Hop/R&B  "Power 95.3"

WTLN History
From Marc Tyll
Interestingly, 95.3 was originally assigned to Sanford although that frequency never went on the air as a Sanford station. The Moffit family filed a petition to move the frequency assignment in 1968 from Sanford to Apopka to become WTLN-FM. It remained an Apopka station until Cox Radio acquired and moved it to downtown Orlando with a change of location to Maitland a few years ago.

Dennis Moore
Adds A Little Known History
"One of my fondest radio memories from the early 1970s isn't documented on the site.  No mention is made on the WTLN-FM page about the period in which, for at least part of each day, it programmed R&B/Soul/Motown music with jocks like Afro Daddy, Daddy Cool and Bob LaFrance. To this day, I think they had one of the hippest play lists and highly-produced, Top 40, over-the-top approaches to "black music."  It's too bad this bit of Orlando-area radio history has vanished."

WTLN Personalities

Lee Brandel-1981-2006-Operations Manager/Program Director/Music Director/Advertising Director/Morning Host ("Lee and Friends")-Orange County Broadcasters 

George Crossley-1985-"Central Florida Forum"-Mon-Fri from 3:30 to 4:30PM-Orange County Broadcasters      Biography   In Memory

Clint Dantinne-1990-1991-Orange County Broadcasters

Dean O'Neal-1991-Program Director
-Orange County Broadcasters 

Afro Daddy
Daddy Cool
Bob LaFrance

Steve Shenk-Mid-days

Bill Bloomer-Mornings, then mid-days

Dusty Cooper 

Chuck Ryor 

Janice Willis-Station Manager

Other Names In WTLN History

Thomas H. Moffit-1968-President/Station Manager-Alton Rainbow Corp

Tom Moffit, Jr.-General Manager-Alton Rainbow Corp

Jim Watson-News Director-Alton Rainbow Corp

Bob Andrews-Chief Engineer  Biography    In Memory     

Other Programming In WTLN History

Adventures in Odyssey-a children's story half-hour Saturdays at 7 a.m.

Chuck Colson-Special counsel to President Nixon who served a prison sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up, has a syndicated radio commentary


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