WINT-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 

Original Power: 12,000 watts

Original Location: 100 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven

Original Format:  Variety/Top 40


Network Affiliation(s):


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) "The Point"
WXKL-1965-Variety/Country
WHFL-1970-Contemporary 
WPCV-1973-Country    "Polk County’s Voice"


WINT History
WINT-FM 97.5 was put on the air in 1963 by Angelo Fazzari and Bruce Parker as the sister station to their WINT-AM 1360. In 1965 Bruce Parker bought out Angelo Fazzari, who's health was failing, and became sole owner. Parker changed the FM calls to WXKL-FM and switched the music to a variety format ands then country. WXKL was the first stereo station in Polk County. Parker sold the station in 1969 to Recreation Broadcasting of  Michigan. WXKL came to an end in 1970 when Recreation Broadcasting began losing money on the venture.


Names In WINT History
Angelo Fazzari-1963-Co-owner-Angelo Fazzari/Bruce Parker Ownership 
Bruce Parker-1963-Co-owner-Angelo Fazzari/ Bruce Parker Ownership  


Larry "Vee" Flegle-1968-Bruce Parker Ownership
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