WOLL

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WOLL
City Hobe Sound, Florida
Broadcast area West Palm Beach, Florida
Branding Kool 105.5
Slogan "the best mix of the 80's 90's and 2000's "
Frequency 105.5 MHz
First air date 1988 (at 94.3)
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 139 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 32969
Former frequencies 94.3 MHz (1988-1997)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website kool1055.com

WOLL (105.5 FM, "Kool 105.5") is a radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary format. Licensed to Hobe Sound, Florida, it serves all of the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in West Palm Beach.

History[edit]

1988 – Signed on as Oldies 94.3 playing the oldies format. Original air personalities were Steve Cody, Skip Kelly, Donnie Pachine, Steve Street, Rock-n-Roll Joel, Patti Stevens, Barry West, Lorna O'Connell, and Lindy Rome.

1993 – Hires J.J. Duling as Program Director and airstaff includes Duling, ex-CKLW personality Art Riley and Lorna O'Connell on mornings, along with Mike Casey, Dave Brewster and Rock-n-Roll Joel.

1998 – Changed frequencies from 94.3 MHz to 105.5 MHz still playing oldies as KOOL 105.5. Line-up consisted of Skip Kelly, Mike Perry, Joe Steel, Russ Riba, and Rock-n-Roll Joel.

2000 – Dropped the oldies format for Adult Contemporary/Greatest Hits.

2002 – Started playing an annual broadcast of Christmas songs from the day after Thanksgiving till New Years Day.

2003 – The Mo & Sally Morning Show joined KOOL 105.5 from WJNA (they were on WRMF, and Mix 102.3 previously).

2005 – Tim Allan Walker joined The Mo & Sally Morning Show from 1290 WJNO/Air America Radio. KOOL 105.5 broadcast a week of Hurricane Wilma recovery information spearheaded by The Mo & Sally Morning Show with Tim Allan. The station established itself as the clear community disaster recovery leader.

2007 – KOOL 105.5 dropped WPEC as its news partner along with eleven other Clear Channel radio stations and became partners with WPTV-TV. Clear Channel also changed newspaper partnerships from the Palm Beach Post to the Sun Sentinel. Mike Perry exited the station for an afternoon drive gig in New York at Fresh 102.7. Tim Byrd joined the station in afternoons and Bobby Rich moved to middays. Bobby Rich exited and headed back to Tampa. Jennifer Agostino is named Program Director for WOLL (she was also the Program Director for WRLX) then later exits. Skip Kelly returned to take over midday duties.

Jennifer Agostino exited in October to pursue other interests. Jodi Stewart took the reins as Program Director. John Tesh was added to the line-up from 7 pm – Midnight six days a week when WRLX flipped to Spanish Music radio.

2008 – Marked the return to the Palm Beach Post as the official newspaper of KOOL 105.5.

On January 25, 2008, it was announced that WOLL is one of several Clear Channel radio stations to be sold, in order to remain under the ownership caps following the sale of Clear Channel to private investors. Until it is sold, WOLL and other stations to be sold will be placed into the Aloha Stations Trust. ([1], [2]) In December 2008, Clear Channel took back WOLL after Arbitron reassigned its sister stations, WLDI in Fort Pierce and WMAX-FM in Holland, Michigan, to new markets.

In 2009, Tim Byrd exited, Skip Kelly moved to afternoons and Mike Perry returned to middays. Current line-up is Mo and Sally with T.A. Walker, Mike Perry, Skip Kelly and John Tesh.

On January 1, 2010 WOLL changed their format to adult contemporary, still under the "Kool 105.5" branding. In June Of 2016 T.A Walker Leaves Kool 105.5 And Moves Back To Austin TX

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Coordinates: 26°45′43″N 80°04′41″W / 26.7620°N 80.0781°W / 26.7620; -80.0781