WEZO-FM 98.9

Original Call Letters: WURG  Construction Permit 

Originally Licensed: Aug 19, 1990 

Original City of License: Orlando  

Original Frequency: 98.9

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 44,000 watts

Original Location: Sun Bank Center 

Original Format: Rock/Adult Contemporary

Network Affiliation(s):


1990-Radio Orlando L.P.
1992-Granum Communications ($8.1 million)
1996-Infinity Broadcasting Corp.
1996-Cox Broadcasting

History Of Call Letters and Formats:

-1988-Construction Permit
WEZO-1990-Variety (intermittently while testing the transmitter before the actual  sign-on)
WMMO-1990-Rock/Adult Contemporary   "Soft Rock & Roll 98.9"

WEZO History 
This history comes from someone who was a very integral part of WMMO history, Cary Pall. From Cary's email; "...I was WMMO's founding programmer and its chief engineer/operator for its first four years of operation..." "...The stations' original power output was 38,000 watts..." "...This was due to the SunBank Centers' short spacing to Ft. Pierce and the 98.7 frequency there. Originally, WMMO was to be located at the Pine Hills tower site of WHTQ-FM 96.5, but, at the last moment, then-owner of  WHTQ, John Tenaglia reneged on the deal, forcing the company to build the indoor transmitter site at SunBank Center (pictured left). WMMO was just one of only two stations in the world to have a fully enclosed transmitter site. The antenna bays were inside the pyramid pylons  on top the building.
Today WMMO runs a full 50kw atop the original WHTQ tower which is now co-owned with WMMO.

Names In WEZO History

Jim Martin-1990-Radio Orlando L.P.

Cary Pall-1990-1994-Founding Programmer/ Chief Engineer/Operator-Radio Orlando L.P. Biography 

Bob Poe-1990-General Manager-Radio Orlando L.P.

Chuck Cooper-1990-Radio Orlando L.P.

Marshall Zotara-1990-General Sales Manager-Radio Orlando L.P.

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