WHFL-FM 97.5
Winter Haven

Original Call Letters: WINT 

Originally Licensed: Feb. 7, 1963  

Original City of License: Winter Haven  

Original Frequency: 97.5

Origin of Call Letters: Location; Winter Haven, FLorida 

Original Power: 12,000 watts

Original Location: 100 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Original Format:  Easy Listening


Network Affiliation(s):


ABC FM


Owner(s):


1963-Angelo Fazzari and Bruce Parker
1965-Bruce Parker
1970-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida
1973-Joe Garagiola ($225,000)
1976-Leonard Marks and Herbert Stewart
1981-Hall Communications


History of Call Letters and Formats:


WINT-1963-(Sister station of WINT-AM 1360)
WXKL-1965-Variety/Country
WHFL-1970-Easy Listening 
WPCV-1973-Country    "Polk County’s Voice"


WHFL History
WHFL began as WINT-FM. In 1970 Randy Jeffery was brought in as General Manager. Randy brought a new image to WHFL with new calls letters - WHFL - which stood for Winter Haven Florida as an automated Beautiful Music format replaced by an automated Country format. Randy moved the offices and studios to the Florida Citrus Showcase in Cypress Gardens.

                                   

 
Florida Citrus Showcase - Cypress Gardens

Names In WHFL History

H.J. Hunting-1970-President-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida

Randall Jeffery-1970-Vice President/General Manager-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida

Craig Harper-1970-Station Manager-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida

George Mimbs, Jr.-1970-Program Director-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida



J.W. "Jim" Greenfield-1970-News Director
-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida

L. Orden Craig-1970-Chief Engineer-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida


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