Welcome to RadioYears!

RadioYears is all about the stations and the people. We're a work in progress and one of the Web's most comprehensive archives on Florida radio broadcasting history. Our focus is on select standard broadcast AM and FM stations in West Central Florida, with primary emphasis on the Greater Tampa Bay area. This extensive repository of text, images and audio, available ad free and without charge, is an excellent resource for the study of Florida's great radio history.

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WHAT'S INSIDE...

Who's Who - Station histories and personnel bios.

Photo Album - Galleries of radio personnel and stations.

Memorabilia - Music surveys, ads, articles, program schedules, sales tools, stickers, license plates, and other station-related items.

Audio Clips - Airchecks, newscasts, station jingles, promos, commercials, IDs, program intros and theme songs.

Related Links - Links to other radio broadcast history and tribute sites.

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OUR STATIONS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Featured Stations:
WLAK, WONN, WPLA
Hall Communications Big 4, WCIE, WFSI, WGTO, WLKF, WMBL, WPCV, WQPD, WSJT, WVFM/WEZY, WWRZ, WYFO, WYSE/WWAB
    WBAR, WCZE, WFXI, WHAN, WHFL, WHGS, WHNR,
WINT AM/FM, WIPC, WLVF AM/FM, WPUL, WQXM, WSIR, WTHN, WTWB, WWBF, WWRZ, WXEZ, WXKL, WXPQ, WYXY, WZNG
 

WAKS, WALT, WAMA, WAMR AM/FM, WAVE, WAVV, WAYP, WAZE, WBBY, WBDN AM/FM, WBOY,
WBRD AM/FM
, WBRN, WBSB, WBTP, WBVM, WBZZ, WCBF, WCIE, WCKX, WCLE, WCOF, WCTQ, WCWR,
WDAE AM/FM
, WDCF, WDCL, WDDV AM/FM, WDHL, WDIZ, WDUV, WEBK, WEND, WEZX, WFCE, WFHH, WFJO, WFLA AM/FM, WFLZ, WFNN, WFNS, WFSO, WFTI, WFUS, WGES, WGHB, WGHR, WGNB AM/FM, WGNP, WGUL AM/FM, WHBN, WHBO, WHBO, WHBS, WHFS AM/FM, WHNZ, WHPT, WHVE, WIBC, WIBQ, WILV, WILZ, WINQ, WIOK, WIQI, WISP, WJIS, WJBB, WJQB, WJRB, WJYW, WKES, WKGA, WKLV, WKRL, WKTS, WKXY, WKZM, WLCC, WLCY AM/FM, WLFF, WLFW, WLLD, WLPJ, WLSS, WLTQ,
WLVU AM/FM, WMBR, WMGG, WMGG AM/FM, WMLO, WMNF, WMTX AM/FM, WMTX, WNLT, WNSI, WNZE, WOFN, WOJC, WOKF, WPAS, WPBB, WPDS,
WPIN AM/FM
, WPKM, WPLP, WPOI, WPSO AM/FM, WQBN, WQSA, WQSR, WQXM, WQYK AM/FM, WRAV, WRBB, WRBQ AM/FM, WRFA, WRMD, WRUB, WRXB, WSAA, WSAF AM/FM, WSDV, WSGX, WSIS, WSJT, WSMR, WSOL, WSPB AM/FM, WSRQ, WSRZ,
WSRZ AM/FM
, WSSR, WSST, WSUN AM/FM,
WTAN AM/FM
, WTBL, WTBN, WTBT, WTCX, WTIS, WTKN, WTMP AM/FM, WTMY, WTPA, WTRL,
WTSP AM/FM
, WTUN, WTWD, WTYM, WUGL, WUKS, WUSA, WUSF, WVTY AM/FM, WWBA AM/FM, WWBA, WWJB, WWKY, WWLF, WWMI, WWPR, WWQT, WWRM, WWTB, WWZZ, WXCR, WXGL, WXJB, WXTB, WXYB, WYAK, WYFE, WYMZ, WYND, WYNF, WYNF, WYOU, WYTA, WYUU, WZHR, WZNE, WZRH, WZST, WZTM

  WANZ, WAPG, WAPR, WAUC, WAVP, WCAC, WCXS,
WFHT, WFLN, WITS, WJCM, WJFH, WKGF AM/FM, WKHF, WOKD AM/FM, WPRV, WSEB AM/FM, WSKP, WSLC, WSRQ, WWLL, WWOJ, WWTK, WXKT, WYMR, WZSP, WZTK, WZZS
New This Month

September 2020

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- Featured Audio Clip -

Tampa Bay Radio Aircheck
1977 (Paul Blom)

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- Tampa Bay Stations -

- New Bio -

Beryl Beckett
(WALT/WINQ/WDAE/WQYK)

- New Station -

WDIZ AM-1320 Venice

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- AUDIO CLIPS -

WFLA - Jack Harris - 1974
(Rich Marino)
WRBQ - Q Morning Zoo
Friday festivities - ca. 1987

- PHOTO ALBUM -
- People -

WAZE - Chuck Adams - 1960s
WFLA - Bob Lassiter - late 1980s (Martin Seehusen)
WHBO - AM 1050 - Trooper Jim Foster, Kay Stephens, Jim Johnson - early 1970s
WKXY - Jim Grant - ca. 1959
(David Pelham)
WLCY - Bob Tracy - 1976 (TeddWebb.com)
WMNF - Hosts of 'Sunday Simcha' - 2005-2019
WQYK - Shirley Buss, Beryl Beckett & 'friends' - late 70s
WRBQ - Jay Taylor - 1991
WSUN - "The Morning X" crew - 2013
WXTB - Sea Bass (Tommy Miske) - 1990s (Marla Stone)
WYUU - Mason & Company - 1990s (Pat Brooks Stewart)

- Studios -

WFLA - Studio - 2012
(James D. Burlander)
WPIN - Towers - 1974
(Kevin Coldiron)
WTRL - Memorial Pier lobby - 1940s

- MEMORABILIA -
- Music Surveys -

WFLA - "Countdown Survey" - 1965
WTRL - "First Forty-One Survey" - 1960 (JR Evans)

- Newspaper Ads/Articles -

New Faces at WRBQ, WQYK -
2001 (Earl Polk)
WBRD - FM "Big Country Radio" - 1971 (Rich Marino)

- Station Related -

WDAE - Reception verification
letter - 1932
WOKF - Hot-air balloon - late 1970s (Roger Bansemer)

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- Featured Station -

- PHOTO ALBUM - People -

WPLA - Terry Nichols & Byron Clark - 1960 (Earl Polk)

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- Other Polk County Stations -

- PHOTO ALBUM - Studios -

WPUL - Coming soon - late 1960s
WWBF - Studios & tower site - 2010/2014

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- Other Central FL Stations -

- PHOTO ALBUM - People -

WFLN - Big Jon Sampson - 2019
WFLN - Dick Farrel - 2015
WFLN - Joseph Fiorini - 2019
WZSP - Mercedes Soler &
Tomas Martinez - 2019

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- Remembering -

Larry Flegle (WHAN/WIPC/WSIR/WQYK)
passed away Dec. 8, 2019 at 71

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