WGNE-FM 98.1

Original Call Letters: WRMF 

Originally Licensed: Sep. 1968 

Original City of License: Titusville 

Original Frequency: 98.3  

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 3,000 watts

Original Format: Country 

Network Affiliation(s):


1968-WRMF, Inc.
1990-Sage Broadcasting
1991-SBC Technologies Inc.
1992-Southern Starr Limited Partnership  ($3.5 million) 
1993-Robert F.X. Sillerman
1996-SFX Broadcasting, Inc.
1997-Southern Star Limited Partnership
1998-Capstar Broadcasting Company
1998-Clear Channel
2000-Mega Communications

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

WRMF-1968-Soft Adult Contemporary
WRMF-1979-Beautiful Music
WAJX-1980-Contemporary Rock
WSCF-1986-Adult Pop
WGNE-1989-Country  "Great 98" (moved to 98.3)
WNUE-2000-Spanish Top 40  "La Nueva Mega"

WGNE History
WGNE began, as WRMF back in 1968, on the 98.3 frequency with 3,000 watts of power in Titusville. Several different call letter combinations and formats were tried through the years. With Orlando FM stations putting city grade signals into Titusville, things proved to be very difficult. In 1989, the FCC approved an upgrade to 50,000 watts if they would change frequencies to 98.1. The call letters were changed to WGNE, which stood for the "Great Ninety Eight", the format would go from Adult Pop to Country and the studios would be moved to Daytona Beach, which would also become their target market.

WGNE studios 1993  Courtesy of 
Dave Edwards

WGNE Personalities

Bob ''Kingbird" King-1990-Program Director/Promotions Manager-Sage Broadcasting Co.
Cody Michael Grey (Patrick Dollins)-1990-1991-"The Midnight Cowboy"-Overnights/Weekends-Sage Broadcasting Co. 
Dave Johnson-1993-News Director/Morning Show Producer

"Big Stew" Sawyers-1993

Bruce Cherry-Program Director

Robert Michael Green-Mornings 

Jim "Big Jim" Andrews-Middays
"Super" Dave Terry-Mornings

John Anthony (John M. Kehoe)-Program Director

John Barrett 

Kevin Baldinger-Traffic Biography

Jennifer Jones-1990-News Director/Midnight-6AM/Mornings-Sage Broadcasting Co.

Other Names In WGNE History

Frank Wood-1990-President-Sage Broadcasting Co.

Bruce Fox-1990-General Manager-Sage Broadcasting Co.

Mike Portney-1990-General Sales Manager-Sage Broadcasting Co.
Ron Jones-1990-Music Director-Sage Broadcasting Co.

George "Harold" Utter
-1990-Engineer-Sage Broadcasting Co.   Biography     In Memory    

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