WDYZ-990 AM
Orlando

Original Call Letters: WHOO 

Originally Licensed: Dec. 5, 1947 

Original City of License: Orlando 

Original Frequency: 990

Origin of Call Letters: Sound alike; DYZney

Original Power: 50,000 Day/14,000 Night

Translator: W268CT-FM 101.5

Original Location: 

Original Format: Children


Network Affiliation(s):


ABC
Salem Media

Owner(s):

1947-Orlando Daily Newspapers, Inc. 

1949-Radio Station WHOO 

1950-Orlando Daily Newspapers 
1951-Edward Lamb

1952-WHOO, Inc
1957-Ted Estabrook Associates ($250,000)

1957-WHOO Radio, Inc. (Horton-Kincaid)
1958-Bluegrass Broadcasting

1978-WHOO Radio, Inc. (Bluegrass Broadcasting)
1987-TK Communications ($13.5 million)
1994-Granum Communications ($11.5 million)
1997-Cox Broadcasting
2001-American Broadcasting Co./Radio Disney Group ($5 million)
2014-Pennsylvania Media Associates, Inc. ($1.3 million) (Salem Communications)
2017-Salem Communications Holding Corp.

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WHOO-1947-Pop   Broadcasting from the Fort Gatlin Hotel
WHOO-1968-Country  "Country Gentlemen"
WMMA-1987-Adult Contemporary "Magic 99"
WMMA-1987-Oldies
WHTQ-1988-Rock-simulcast of WHTQ-FM 96.5
WHOO-1988-Big Bands/Adult Standards  Music Of Your Life
WHOO-1989-Classic Country
WHOO-1990-Rock-simulcast of WHTQ-FM 96.5
WHOO-1993-Adult Standards (ABC Radio "Stardust" format)
WDYZ- 2001-Radio Disney-Children  
WDYZ-2015-Silent/Licensed  (Mar 18, 2015)
WDYZ-2015-Spanish Contemporary Christian (Apr 9, 2015) "La Nueva" 
WDYZ-2019-Christian Teaching/Talk

Salem Announces Format For Former Disney Station    3-10-15
Salem Communications Chief Executive Officer and Director, Edward Atsinger, announced WDYZ-AM 990 would adopt their Spanish-language Christian Teaching and Talk format.

WDYZ Returns To The Air     4-9-15    
Salem Communications returns WDYZ-AM 990 to the air with their Spanish Contemporary Christian format.

The Word Moves Up The Dial    8-5-19
Salem Media has moved their Religious formatted station WTLN-AM 950 to the 50,000 watt WDYZ-AM 990 position. Salem has applied to swap the call letters.


Names In WDYZ History

Bill Files-2019-General Manager-Salem Communications Holding Corp.
Pete Paquette-2019-Operations Manager/Morning Host-Salem Communications Holding Corp.
Lou Mueller-2019-Chief Engineer-Salem Communications Holding Corp.


Joe Ferraro-2019-Promotions Director-Salem Communications Holding Corp.


Jeff Senas-2019-Producer-Salem Communications Holding Corp.


Bruce Cherry-Account Executive-Salem Communications Corp  


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