Other Stations - Other Tampa Bay Area Stations - Who's Who - Details

WTCX's Co-Workers

WWJB - A History
WTUN - A History
WYND - A History
WWBA AM & FM - A History
WAZE - A History
WTRL - A History
WTMP AM & FM - A History
WPAS - A History
WBRD AM & FM - A History
WPKM - A History
WKXY - A History
WPIN AM & FM - A History
WDCF - A History
WDCL - A History
WILZ - A History
WSOL - A History
WTAN AM & FM - A History
WUSF - A History
WGNB AM & FM - A History
WQXM - A History
WRBB - A History
WZRH - A History
WSAF AM & FM - A History
WZST - A History
WYAK - A History
WGNP - A History
WAMR AM & FM - A History
WWTB - A History
WATL - A History
WGUL AM & FM - A History
WLCY AM & FM - A History
WSUN AM & FM - A History
WFLA AM & FM - A History
WINQ - A History
WHBO - A History
WALT - A History
WDAE AM & FM - A History
WTSP AM & FM - A History
WYOU - A History
WFSO - A History
WCWR - A History
WSPB AM & FM - A History
Chuck Adams
Brent Alberts
David Albright
John Alexander
Chuck Alton
John Anthony
Dave Archard
Daisy Mae & Old Brother Charlie Arnett
Beryl Beckett
Roger Bennett
Mel Berman
Jay Black
Al Blake
Dick Blanchard
Jack Bland
Otis Boggs
Jim Boynton
Al Brock
Charlie Brown
Hugh Brown
Irwin Brown
Johnny Byrd
Gil Cabot
Murray Carpenter
Bob Carr
Terry Casey
Brooke Chamberlain
Pat Chamburs
Steve Cheney
Bob Clark
Marshall Cleaver
Bob Collins
Chip Collins
Dwight Cook
Al Corbett
Duane Cornett
Dennis Crandall
Rick Crandall
Dick Crippen
Joe Culbreath
Bob Currie
Joyce Dae
John Dalton
Eugene Danzey
Johnny Dark
Fred Davy
Glen Dill
Scott Dilworth
Johnny Dollar
Tom Drane
Dean Drapin
Bill Dudley
Al Dunaway
Tom Dunkin
Bill Elliott
Larry Elliston
JR Evans
Ruben Fabelo
Scott Farrell
Jack Faulkner
George Fee
A.G. "Tony" Fernandez
Charles Fernandez
Bonita Fishback
Bill Floyd
Al Ford
Trooper Jim Foster
Steve Fredericks
George Gainey
Al Gale
Woody Garcia
Carl Glicken
Jerry Good
Stan Grams
Joe Gratz
Dottie Groven
Marlen Hager
Chuck Harder
Dave Harrell
Jim Harriott
Jack Harris
Ron Hart
Ken Hart
George Harvey
Rick Hatfield
Paul Hayes
Ed Heffington
Vinnie Heiser
Mike Helminski
Howard Hewes
Don Hibbitts
Bobby Hicks
Bob Higby
Glen Hill
Bob Hoffer
Allan Hollar
Bob Hughes
Herb Hunt
Bill Jacobs
Joey Jay
Dan Johnson
Warren Johnson
Jim Johnson (WHBO)
Jack Kane
Warren Kauffman
Karol Kelly
Don Kimberlin
Wayne Kysor
Cuz'n Larry Lane
Bob Larkin
Frank Laseter
Sam Latimer
Tom Latto
George Laurie
Curt Leonard
Clair Linn
Bobby Lyons
Charlie Mack
Bob Mackey
Steve Manuel
Dick Marsh
Beecher Martin
Bob Martin
Charlene Mathies
Tom Matthews
Burl McCarty
Mark McGee
Gerald McGougan
Bernie McGovern
Gene McKay
Dave McKay (WWBA)
Ron McKenney
John Meder
Dangerous Dan Miller
Art Millman
Spencer Mitchell
John Moore
Mike Moore
Rick Morgan
Hal Murray
Bobby Nelson
Robert Nelson
Gerald Newton
Terry Nichols
Roy Nilson
George Nix
Larry O'Brien
Joe O'Grady
Ron O'Quinn
Scott Owens
Don Owens
Frank Parker
Priscilla Parker
Rich Pauley
Ed Pendino
Mel Phillips
Bill Polk
Jon Powers
George Prescott
Ed Pyle
Rex Rand
Marv Ray
Ken Reitz
Art Reuben
Ed Ripley
Rock Robbins
J. Paul Robinson
Gene Allen Robinson
John Rode
Art Ross
Robert Rounsaville
Marshall Rowland
Bob Ruark
Daylon Rushing
Dayton Saltsman
Sue Scott
Harvey Sheldon
Alvis Sherouse
Cal Shrum
Ken Skelton
Gordon Solie
Neil Spencer
Dick Stambaugh
Jim Stanley
Jack Stir
Al Stockmeier
Bob Stone
Hack Swain
Bill Swisher
Elmo Tanner
Goldie Thompson
Mel Tinney
Walter Tison
Tim Trott
Larry Vance
Bob Vaughn
Tony Vigue
Jerry Walker
Jim Walter
Al Waters
James Wayman
Tedd Webb
Ray Webb
Robert Weeks
Jack Weldon
Jim West
Mark Wheeler
Herold White
Dick Whiting
Art Williams
Dick Wilson
Bill Winters
Russ Wittberger
Terry Wood
Woody Wooden
John Wright

WTCX - A History

WTCX-FM 99.5 St. Petersburg – WTCX was a 31,000 watt classical music station and the first Tampa Bay FM to introduce stereo sound. It went on the air in 1959 from a tiny studio at the transmitter and tower site at 5750 North Haines Road in St. Petersburg, and was owned by Trans-Chord Company (Harry C. Offutt, Jr., president).  

While known primarily for its classical music format, there were those at the station who wanted a format flip to album rock but were met with resistance from management. However, WTCX did eventually play six hours of album rock daily from 7 to 9am in the morning and from 9pm to 1am at night in 1969/1970, making it Tampa Bay's first radio station to play rock music in stereo.

In 1971, Jacksonville country radio pioneer Marshall Rowland, owner of the city's WQIK, acquired the station, which was in bankruptcy and had gone silent, and turned it into Tampa Bay’s first stereo country music station, WQYK-FM.

Other names from WTCX history include James Midkiff (pres. Trans-Chord Inc.), Harry T. Brown (GM/sales manager), John Walker (chief engineer), Ken Simpson (PD), Murray Carpenter (Trans-Chord CEO & GM/commercial manager (1963-1970), John Herb (chief engineer 1964), George Gray (president Trans-Chord Inc.), Doug Pidgeon (station manager 1966), Pat Garossi (chief engineer 1966), Dick Mattus (ass't GM 1966), Pat Munson (office manager 1966), Marie Carpenter (sales head 1967-1970), Jim Sharpe (chief engineer 1967), Chris Carpenter (on-air 1967-1970), George Laurie (aka 'Bobby Flyer' on-air 1969-1970), Russ Dillow (aka 'Just Russ' on-air 1969), Tom Latto (on-air 1969), John H. Price (GM/sales manager 1970), David Knepper (sales), Connie McDonald (sales), and Tim Trott.


(Please contact us if you have additional information to share about WTCX.)

Station History

1959 - 1970 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (History)

Home | WPLA | WONN | WLAK | Other Stations | Related Links | Contact Us

© 2022 RadioYears.com All rights reserved.
Built by fusionZONE, Inc.