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, 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, WHOT, 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

May 2022

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- TAMPA BAY STATIONS -
- AUDIO CLIPS -

WDAE - Chip Taylor - 1974
(Rich Marino)
WFLZ - Q105 Ransom Demand - 1989
WTYM - Jim Genovese - 1981
WYNF - 94.9 - Nick Van Cleve - 1992
- Featured Audio Clip -
Stevie Nicks parody
(Norman Gillaspie)

- PHOTO ALBUM -
- People -

WBRD/WDUV - Jim Genovese
WFLA - Kay Long
WFLZ - Brian Fink
WJIS - Rob Dempsey - ca. 1990
WQYK - Kathy Suzewits - 2016
WRBQ - Tim Davisson & Don Wallis - 1976 (Tim Davisson)
WSUN - Dan Connelly - 2014
WTRL - Ed Allen
(Tony W. Fernandez)
WTSP - Rich Pauley - 1954
WYND - Christine Chubbuck

- Mobile Units-

WRBQ - "Q105 Country" van - 1990s (Rita Chmela)
WTRL - Newsmobile - ca. 1958
(Dan Beach)

- MEMORABILIA -
- Station Related -

WDAE - Letter of Reception - 1931
WHBO - AM 1050 - "AM-105" logo - 1982
WKLV - "Classic Hits AM 1490" cap - 1989 (Skip Sutton)
WQSR - Neal Mirsky's ID badge - 1976 (Neal Mirsky)
WTAN - Logo & coverage map - 1986
WYND - Reply letter - 1975
(Carrie Fox Jeffcoat)
WYOU - "La Latinisima" sticker - 1977 (Denise Engels Gaarder)

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- FEATURED STATIONS -
- PHOTO ALBUM -
- People -

WPLA - Brent Harmon - 1990
WPLA - Doris & Ercelle Smith - 1970s

- MEMORABILIA -
- Newspaper Ads/Articles -

WPLA - Harmon Broadcast Buys WPLA - 1986
WPLA - Plant City Radio Idea
Loses Drive - 2002
WPLA - Station Prospers - 1990

- Station Related -

WPLA - Listener reception letter - 1952
WPLA - Original illuminated call letters sign - 2022
WPLA - Pepsi/Strawberry Festival button back pins

- OTHER STATIONS -

- PHOTO ALBUM -
- People -

WGTO - Terry 'The Bird' Slane
& friend - 1980
WPCV - Julie Kansy - 2021

- MEMORABILIA -
- Station Related -

WGTO - Dr. Paul Bearer archive DVD Vol. 1 - 2014
WGTO - License plate - 1979
WGTO - QSL card from former
CE Dick Hart - 1988
WGTO - QSL card from former
GM Wes Howard - 1988
WWRZ - "The Rose" sticker - 2000

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- REMEMBERING -

ED ALLEN - Radio Engineer
(WKXY/WTRL/WAMR/WOFN/WTMY and Cox Tampa Bay stations)
passed away April 16, 2022

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