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Tony Fernandez
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Susan Giles-Wantuck
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Ron Hart
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Marc Haze
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Mike Hennessy
Bob Hensler
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Tim Hobson
Bob Hoffer
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Allan Hollar
Brian Holmes
Les Howard
James Howard
Dianne Hughes
Bob Hughes
Herb Hunt
Steve Huntington
Mark Jackson
Peter Jahns
Brian James
Chris James
Maria Janello
Ralph Janotti
Greg Jarrett
Billy Jay
Joey Jay
Bill Jenkins
Mike Jennings
Ralph Johnson
Dan Johnson
Warren Johnson
Whitney Johnson
Maverick Johnson
Jim Johnson (WHBO)
Jim Johnson (WQXM)
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Jeff Kapugi
Warren Kauffman
Marc Kaye
Alicia Kaye
Al Keck
Karol Kelly
Ann Kelly
Don Kimberlin
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Kristy Knight
Gary Knight
Craig Kopp
Zoltan Koppany
David "Kidd" Kraddick
Jerry Krumbholz
Wayne Kysor
Leslee Lacey
Kenny Lamb
Shayna Lance
John Lander
Ronnie Lane
Cuz'n Larry Lane
John Lanigan
Mark Larsen
Frank Laseter
Bob Lassiter
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Tom Latto
Jeff Laurence
George Laurie
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Scott Ledger
Ernie Lee
Curt Leonard
Adam Lindemann
Gene Lindsey
Louis Link
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Charlie Logan
Jim Lord
Rob Lorei
Dan Lothian
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Mike Lusk
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Mike Lyons
Charlie Mack
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Bob Mackey
Bruce Maduri
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Stan Major
Jim Maloy
Dave Mann
Steve Manuel
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Dick Marsh
Walt Marsicano
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Tom Martinkovic a.k.a. Bobby Ocean
Jay Marvin
Charlene Mathias
Tom Matthews
Danielle McBroom
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Sam McClelland
Dave McClure
Les McDowell
Terry McElhatton
Marty McFly
Mark McGee
Gerald McGougan
Bernie McGovern
Gary McHenry
Dana McKay
Bob McKay
Gene McKay
Pat McKay
Dave McKay (WQYK)
Dave McKay (WWBA)
Terrance McKeever
Ron McKenney
Ed McMann
John Meder
Carl Metcalf
Bruce Micek
Randy Michaels
Steve Michaels
Ron Michaels
Doug Miles
Dangerous Dan Miller
Jay Miller
Jack Miller
Jeff Miller
Art Millman
Charlie Mills
Spencer Mitchell
Moby
John Moore
Mike Moore
Karl Moore
Brad Moore
Roosevelt Moore, Jr.
Rick Morgan
Dave Morgan
John Morris
Jeff Moshier
Jeff Mufson
Tom Murphy
Kevin Murphy
Hal Murray
Bob Narley
Bob Neil
Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson
Jim Nettleton
Amy Newman
Gerald Newton
Terry Nichols
Susan Nilon
Roy Nilson
George Nix
Dick Norman
Larry O'Brien
Bob O'Brien
Joe O'Grady
Ron O'Quinn
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Russ Offenbach
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Judd Otis
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Bill Owens
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Priscilla Parker
Ron Parker
Frank Parker
Joe Patrick
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Lowell Paxson
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Bob Penrod
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Mitch Perry
JP Peterson
Mel Phillips
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Bill Polk
Paul Porter
Jon Powers
Neil Presant
George Prescott
Randy Price
Ed Pyle
Q Morning Zoo
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Jim Quin
Gus Quintero
Rex Rand
Drew Rashbaum
Chris Rathaus
Marv Ray
Jayar Reed
Mike Reeves
Dave Reinhart
Ken Reitz
Paul Resnik
Art Reuben
Bob Reynolds
RJ Reynolds
Bobby Rich
Don Richards
Liz Richards
Rick & Suds
Michael Ricker
Rock Riley
Dick Ring
Ed Ripley
Tom Rivers
Rock Robbins
Scott Robbins
Jay Roberts
Pasco Roberts
Gene Robinson
J. Paul Robinson
John Rode
Angelito Rodriguez
Ted Rogers
Neil Rogers
Jeff Rogo
Ron & Ron
Art Ross
Robert Rounsaville
John Rowe
Marshall Rowland
Robert Rowland
Daylon Rushing
Tim Ruskell
John Rutledge
Jeff Ryan
Marti Ryan
Craig Sager
Dave Saint
Dayton Saltsman
Rick Samples
Tom Sanchez
Steve Sande
Nick Sanders
Nikki Sandler
Vicki Santa
Al Santana
Todd Schnitt
Roger Schulman
Bob Schuman
Sue Scott
Glen Scott
Ron Scott
Sea Bass
Mark Sebastian
Stephen Seravalli
Michael Serio
Bob Seymour
Jim Shafer
Scott Shannon
Michael Sharkey
Darek Sharp
David Sharp
Hank Shaw
Harvey Sheldon
Jack Shell
Ron Shepard
Read Shepherd
Alvis Sherouse
Jim Shirah
Cal Shrum
Big Dom Siciliano
Dan Sileo
Valerie Silver
John Sipos
Ken Skelton
Paul Sliwa
Hugh Smith
Rob Snowden
Gordon Solie
Annie Sommers
Chary Southmayd
Michael Spears
Roy Speer
Neil Spencer
John St. John
Dick Stambaugh
Jim Stanley
Bob Stanton
Shauna Stevens
Dr. Chuck Stevens
Greg Stevens
Dan Stevens
Al Stockmeier
Bob Stone
Marla Stone
Rick Stone
John Stortz
Carl Strandell
Bob Stroud
Jere Sullivan
Hack Swain
Vic Swan
Bill Swisher
Bryan Sykes
Elmo Tanner
Chris Taylor
Sharon Taylor
The Breakfast Club
The SportsChix
Dom Theodore
Myron Hieronymous Thomas
Chris Thomas
Duff Thomas
Goldie Thompson
Jim Thurman, Jr.
Tim & Tom
Mel Tinney
Walter Tison
Bob Tracy
Tim Trott
Allyson Turner
Nick Van Cleve
Larry Vance
Bob Vaughn
Tony Vigue
Marc Vila
Anita Wadd
David Wagenvoord
JoJo Walker
Jerry Walker
Uncle Johnny Walker
Rusty Walker
Scott Walker
Don Wallis
Jim Walter
Scott Walterman
Steve Warren
Al Waters
Mike Waters
Tramonte Watts
James Wayman
Ray Webb
Tedd Webb
Mike Weber
Robert Weeks
Jack Weldon
William Wells
Jim West
Brock Whaley
Fez Whatley
Mark Wheeler
Cleveland Wheeler
Herold White
Tim White
Rob Whitehurst
Dick Whiting
Dan Whitney
Jetie Wilds
Art Williams
Early Williams
Mark Williams
Dick Wilson
Walter Windsor
Alan Winfield
Dennis Winslow
Bill Winters
Ed Winton
Russ Wittberger
Chris Wolf
Terry Wood
Woody Wooden
Todd Wright
John Wright
Randy Wynne
Dave Zeplowitz

WBRD AM & FM - A History

WBRD-AM 1420 & WBRD-FM 103.3 Bradenton – WBRD was a one-kilowatt AM daytimer, that was licensed to the city of BRaDenton in 1957.  It was commonly referred to as The Bird, and was owned by Sunshine State Broadcasting (Robert R. Nelson, president and general manager). Its first studios were at the tower site in the 2100 block of 26th Avenue East before relocating to 2600 First Street W (U.S. 41).

In September 1963, Nelson put 26,000 watt WBRD-FM on the air with separate programming (in stereo) at 103.3. A decade later, the station evolved into a beautiful music format as The Dove WDUV.

In the late 80’s, WBRD moved its towers to a site off 33rd Street W in Palmetto, which enabled it to go 24-hours and increase power to 2500 watts day and one kilowatt night. This move also required the station be licensed to Palmetto. One of the two towers at the old transmitter site was dismantled and the other left for use as a non-directional backup.

WBRD-AM programmed various music formats over the years – including MOR, country, adult contemporary, talk, and southern gospel (Tampa Bay’s Solid Gospel).

In 1995, the Nelsons sold WBRD-AM and WDUV-FM to Jacor (soon to be aborbed into Clear Channel) for $14 million. The AM was spun off to the Metropolitan Radio Group and operated for a while from 2101 Hammock Place in Sarasota, home of new sister station WTMY. From there it moved to 1919 53rd Avenue East in Bradenton. The FM, which eventually went to Cox when Clear Channel was forced to divest itself of some of its Tampa Bay stations, moved to 103.5 and then 105.5 in a frequency switch with classic rock WTBT. It also moved its tower from Riverview to New Port Richey (the new city of license) and then to Holiday.

Today (2011), WBRD-AM is owned by Birach Broadcasting, which bought the facility from Metropolitan Radio Group for $850,000 in 2007. It broadcasts a Spanish format from studios in Ellenton at 3912 U.S. Highway 301 North and is branded “La Nueva Radio Lider.”

Other names from WBRD’s history include Hal Meyer (sales manager-1958), Marlen Hager (chief engineer-1958) Kenny Vincent (PD-1960), Tom Gillies (news director-1960), Richard Wetherbee (chief engineer-1960), Gil Butler (news director-1962), Paul Kelly (sales manager-1964), Tom Drane (as Tom Douglas, afternoons on AM; sundown to sign-off on FM-1965), Frank McGlynn (sales manager-1965), Lee Edwards (mid 1960’s), Richard D. Lundy (station manager/sales manager-1967), Art Schofield (sales manager-1969), W.W. Chaplin (news director-1969), Robert W. Nelson (chief engineer-1969; GM-1975), Early Williams (1970’s), Barry Rimler (sales manager-1975), Ron Jackson (PD/music director-1975), Mike Simions (news director-1975), Maggie Chance (promotions-1975), Bob Barnes (PD-1976; music director/operations-1982), Edward C. Hyers (sales manager-1976), David K. Jahn (sales manager-1977), Dave McKeever (news director-1979), Dave Barker (PD-1981), Rob Lankton (chief engineer-1986), Skip Broussard (sales manager-1990), Scott Ridener (sales manager-1992), Judy Johnson (sales manager-1993), Bob Keehn (sales manager-1996), Dave Reinhart (GM-1996), Valerie Silver (public affairs director-1997; operations/PD-1997), Lary Crews (PD & afternoons-1997), T. Michael Craft (GM-1997), Jim Grant (chief engineer-1998), Roy Smith (music director-1999; PD-2003), Grady Davis (ass't music director-1999), Tony Fernandez (chief engineer-2003), Bill Bailey (GM-2003), Jim Genovese, and Don Butterfield.


(Thanks to Bob Barnes who helped with this history. Please contact us if you have additional information to share about the history of WBRD AM & FM.)

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