WWJB

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WWJB
WWJB-AM News Radio logo.jpg
City of license Brooksville, Florida
Broadcast area Hernando County, Florida
Branding Newsradio 1450
Slogan "The Voice of Hernando County"
Frequency 1450 kHz
First air date October 11, 1958
Format News/Talk
Power 1000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 27094
Transmitter coordinates 28°33′20″N 82°22′36″W / 28.55556°N 82.37667°W / 28.55556; -82.37667Coordinates: 28°33′20″N 82°22′36″W / 28.55556°N 82.37667°W / 28.55556; -82.37667
Callsign meaning W. "Woody" Johnson Brooksville (original owner + location)[1]
Affiliations Citadel Media
Owner Hernando Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Sister stations WXJB
Webcast Listen live
Website WWJB.com

WWJB (1450 AM, "Newsradio 1450") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Brooksville, Florida. The station, established in 1958, is currently owned and operated by Hernando Broadcasting Company, Inc. WWJB is also repeated on W266AI 101.1 FM Spring Hill, Florida and W280DK 103.9 FM Brooksville, Florida.

Programming[edit]

WWJB broadcasts a full service news/talk radio format to the greater Hernando County, Florida, area.[2][3][4] As of June 1, 2012, weekday programming on the station includes syndicated talk shows hosted by Jim Bohannon, Phil Hendrie, Neal Boortz, Sean Hannity, Clark Howard, and Michael Savage. Local weekday programming includes The Nature Coast Morning News, The Haywire Talk Show with Bob Haa, and The Bob Penrod Show. Weekend programming includes syndicated shows hosted by Larry Kudlow, Jerry Doyle, and Kim Komando. Local weekend programming includes a tradio program called Trading Post, a three-hour block of classic country music on Saturday, plus religious talk shows and local church services on Sunday morning.[5]

Station alumni[edit]

One of the station's notable alumni included George Lowe, who later became well known for his role as Space Ghost in Space Ghost Coast to Coast on Adult Swim.[1] While living in Brooksville in the early-1970s, he began learning radio skills at WWJB. Mitch English from national television show The Daily Buzz started his broadcast career at the station in the early 1990s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WWJB - A History". Radio Years. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hernando news talk now found on the FM dial". Hernando Today. July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "WWJB/WXJB has a stronger signal". Hernando Sun. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "WWJB Weekly Programming Schedule". WWJB NewsTalk 1450. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 

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