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WHNR logo.jpg
City Cypress Gardens, Florida
Broadcast area Lakeland area
Slogan 1360 La Poderosa
Frequency 1360 kHz
First air date 1983-11-02 (as WYXY)
Format Regional Mexican/Classic Country (night)
Power 5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 21766
Transmitter coordinates 28°1′16.00″N 81°42′2.00″W / 28.0211111°N 81.7005556°W / 28.0211111; -81.7005556
Former callsigns WYXY (1983-1990)
Owner Thomas and Carol Saunders
(Catco Communications, LLC)
Website http://www.whnr1360am.com

WHNR (1360 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Cypress Gardens, Florida, USA, the station serves the Lakeland/Winter Haven Arbitron market. The station is currently owned by Thomas and Carol Saunders, through licensee Catco Communications, LLC.[1] WKFL 1170 AM in Bushnell is now simulcasting on WHNR 1360 AM, Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven.[2]


The station went on the air in 1958 as WINT playing a top 40 format. In 1972 the station changed its calsign to WZNG playing an Oldies format. On 1983-11-02, the station changed callsign to WYXY playing an Adult Contemporary format. On 1990-03-16, the station changed its call sign to the current WHNR playing a mix of Standards/Big Band-era and light adult contemporary music. The station was silent for a time in 1995 before moving to an Urban contemporary format under the branding "Power 1360, the Soul of Central Florida". In 1996, the station moved to the current Regional Mexican format under the "La Poderosa" branding.[3]

In 2010, the station has begun to air classic country from 7PM to 6AM.[4]


  1. ^ "WHNR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WKFL website". 
  3. ^ "WHNR Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ "WHNR-AM 1360 history". Central Florida Radio. 

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