WPRD

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WPRD
City Winter Park, Florida
Broadcast area Orlando
Slogan Fantastica
Frequency 1440 kHz
Repeater(s) WOTS 1220 kHz, Kissimmee
WSDO 1400 kHz, Sanford
Format Spanish Variety
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 29341
Transmitter coordinates 28°35′18.00″N 81°22′53.00″W / 28.5883333°N 81.3813889°W / 28.5883333; -81.3813889
Owner J & V Communications, Inc.
Website wprd.com

WPRD (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Variety format. Licensed to Winter Park, Florida, USA. Kadena Fantastica is a group of AM radio stations owned and operated by J&V Communications, Inc. located in Central Florida, Kadena Fantastica has been serving all over the areas of Orlando, DeLand, Deltona and Kissimmee.

Programming on WPRD is repeated on WOTS 1220 kHz in Kissimmee, and WSDO 1400 kHz in Sanford.

History[edit]

Kids' Choice Broadcasting Network, later Imagination Station Network, started broadcasting in late March 1990 on WPRD as its originating station. During this time the station used the moniker "The Imagination Station".[1] Station owner, Metroplex Communications, invested in the network.[2] In September, the station sponsored a concert for the one year anniversary of non-profit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women featuring Peter Yarrow, a network vice president and investor.[3]

On February 27, 1991, the Imagination Station Network stopped broadcasting on the station. At 2 PM that day, the station changed over to all-news with the CNN Headline News service. About 100 calls were received by the station regarding the discontinuation of the network on the station.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbieri, Susan M. (April 25, 1990). "A Radio Network For Kids Has Its Infancy In Orlando". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hinman, Catherine (May 15, 1991). "Backers Hold Out Hope For Kids' Radio". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Hinman, Catherine (September 12, 1990). "Peter Yarrow Sings Praises Of Helping Kids Build Future". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ Strother, Susan G. (March 1, 1991). "Popular Kids Radio Runs Out Of Money". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 

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