WTLN

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WTLN
WTLN thenew949-950 logo.png
City Orlando, Florida
Broadcast area Greater Orlando
Slogan Life Changing Radio
Frequency 950 kHz
First air date 1940
Format Religious
Power 12,000 watts day
5,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 48731
Transmitter coordinates 28°32′8.00″N 81°26′56.00″W / 28.5355556°N 81.4488889°W / 28.5355556; -81.4488889
Former callsigns WLOF, WZKD
Owner Salem Media Group
(Salem Communications Holding Corporation)
Website www.wtln.com

WTLN (950 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious format. Licensed to Orlando, Florida, United States, it serves the greater Orlando area. The station is owned by the Salem Media Group.

Programming on WTLN used to be repeated on WHIM AM 1520 in Apopka; WHIM is now WBZW. WTLN was established in 1940 as WLOF; the WLOF calls today are now used by a Catholic radio station in Buffalo, New York.

History[edit]

WTLN originally signed on as WLOF, Orlando's second radio station.[1] This station began broadcasting on 1200 kHz on October 26, 1940. It switched to 1230 kHz in 1941 then 950 kHz in 1949. It continued to broadcast under this call sign until 1989. During the 1960s and 1970s this station was the leading rock and roll station in Orlando.[2]

With the call letters WOMX, the station was the AM simulcast of WOMX-FM (105.1), an adult-contemporary station.[3]

WZKD[edit]

WLOF was affiliated by Owner NewCity Communications with Radio AAHS on December 15, 1994.[4] The FCC granted the station's call sign change to WZKD in mid-April 1995. The week of April 14, 1995, WZKD's morning program, Jammin' Jo Jo, increased its length by an hour. The station then built a new permanent studios that would allow for tours, which the station expect to be in by Mid-May.[3] They hired local kids to staff specials and features and added Tommy's Clubhouse, a local weekend show. The week of August 4, 1995, the station opened up its studios up for tours. Given Orlando's past with children's radio, even before NewCity launched a television advertising campaign in August, the station was in the top five AAHS stations in calls to the network.[4] In January 1997, Cox Radio, Inc. received FTC approval of its purchase of Newcity Communications, including WZKD, initiated in May 1996.[5] In January 1998, Radio Aahs stopped broadcasting.[6]

WTLN Previous Logo

References[edit]

  1. ^ WLOF-AM 950 Orlando
  2. ^ WLOF Channel 95 opening page
  3. ^ a b "Stern Sidekick Robin Quivers Soft-pedals His Shocking Ways". Orlando Sentinel. April 14, 1995. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Wzkd Kids Radio Starts Big Ad Campaign". Orlando Sentinel. August 4, 1995. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Cox Wins DOJ Clearance In Florida" (PDF). Radio and Records. January 10, 1997. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ "ABC Radio Loses Contract Lawsuit". The New York Times. October 1, 1998. p. 4. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 

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