WCOF - A History
WCOF-FM 107.3 St. Petersburg – When Warm 107 WWRM shifted its dial position to 94.9 in 1993, Cox Radio launched in its place 100,000-watt Coast 107.3 WCOF. It was said to be America’s first station with an all-70’s format. Studios were at 877 Executive Center Drive West in St. Petersburg.
Cox flipped WCOF to soft rock 107.3 The Bay WBBY in 1999.
Names from WCOF history include Todd Leiser (GM-1993), RJ Reynolds (Craig Pfeffer 1995-96), Scott Robbins (afternoons-1996), Jim Prain (GM-1997), Tom Paleveda (operations-1997), Dan Carelli (sales manager-1997), Matt Nasworthy (promotions-1997), Nick Sanders (PD-afternoons 1997), David Solinske (chief engineer-1997), Gary Begin (nights-1998), Rich Fields (1998), Jim Beard (sales manager-1999), Bob French (national sales manager-1999), Jim Flannery (promotions-1999), Jack Shell (nights as Jack Stewart-1999), Kara Bauer, and Marti Ryan.
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