WTSM-FM 95.7 
Ormond by the Sea


Original Call Letters: WNDB

Originally Licensed: Nov 1995

Original City of  License: Ormond by the Sea

Original Frequency: 95.7

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 25,000 watts 

Original Location: Studio of its AM sister station, WNDB in Daytona Beach

Original Format: 70's Pop 


Network Affiliation(s):

Owner(s):


1995-Gloria Byrd (Leased to Root Communications) 

1996-Root Communications ($1 million)

1997-Black Crow Broadcasting (Acquired with WNDB-AM 1150) ($3.6 million)


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WNDB-1995-News/Talk  simulcast of WNDB-AM 1150 

WTSM-1996-70's Pop "Sun 95.7"  "The Sun"
WHOG-1997-Classic Rock  "The Hog"


History Of WTSM 
Root Communications purchased  WTSM-FM which it has leased since the fall of 1996 from businesswoman Gloria Byrd. 
The purchase gave Root complete control of WTSM-FM, which goes by the nickname of "SUN 95.7". Although the station's license technically is based in Ormond-by-the-Sea, the FM outlet operates from the studio of its AM sister station, WNDB in Daytona Beach and uses a 313-foot broadcast tower in Holly Hill. With 25,000 watts of power it reaches most of Volusia and Flagler counties.


Names In WTSM History




Chapman Shaw Root-1996-President-Root Communications
Chapman Root II-1997-President-Root Communications

James L. Devis-Root Communications


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