WXKL-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: 

Original Power: 12,000 watts

Original Location: Avenue D N.W. 

Original Format: Variety/Country


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):


1963-Angelo Fazzari and Bruce Parker
1965-Bruce Parker
1969-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-Beautiful Music 
WPCV-1973-Country    "Polk County’s Voice"


WXKL History
WXKL began as WINT-FM 97.5 which 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 FM 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.


WXKL Personalities



Larry "Vee" Flegle
-1968-Bruce Parker Ownership Biography
John Pack-1968-Air Personality/Sales/Marketing/Program Manager-Bruce Parker Ownership



Frank Berry-1965-Air Personality/Chief Engineer
-Bruce Parker Ownership

Bill Gaskins


Other Names In WXKL History    

Angelo Fazzari-1963-Co-owner

Bruce Parker-1963-Co-owner/1965-Sole owner

Spencer Danes-1969-1970-General Manager-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida 

Randy Jeffery-1970-General Manager-Recreation Broadcasting Of Central Florida 
Jim Greenfield-General Manager
Marilyn Tyree


 In 1970 WXKL moved in to the Florida Citrus Showcase


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