WUSA - A History
WUSA-FM 100.7 Tampa – Gannett’s Florida Broadcasting, Inc. (James D. Mulla, president/GM) switched its Tampa 100-kilowatt adult contemporary W-101 WIQI-FM to WUSA-FM (“100.7 WUSA”/“101 WUSA”) in the summer of 1986.
Jacor acquired WUSA in 1996 and relocated the station’s downtown offices and studios from 101 N. Tampa Street to 504 Reo Street. Gannett retained rights to the calls, so 100.7 switched to Kiss FM WUKS for a brief time, and then to WAKS.
Today (2007), and since 1999, Tampa’s 100.7 FM has been Clear Channel’s adult contemporary Mix 100.7 WMTX.
Some names from WUSA’s history include John Scott (John Dalton-1980’s), Bob DeCarlo (operations-1986) and Judd Otis (“Bob & Judd Show” mornings 1986 to 1996), Anne Clarke (Anne Gress 1986-89), Dave Strubbe (VP sales-1986), Chris Miller (Evan Miller-PD/MD/evenings-1986), Chris Boyd (promotions-1986), Kelly Dobbs (news director-1986), Dick Lucas (chief engineer-1986), Mike Taylor (1987), Bobby Irwin (PD 1988-90), Lisa Logan (weekends-1990), Bobby Rich (afternoons-1990), Nancy Alexander (“Bob & Judd Show”- early 90’s), Banana Joe Montione (1993-95), Scotty Love (overnights 1993-96), Jon Holiday (1994), Marc Kaye (general manager), Don Shafer (afternoons), Mickey Stone (Michelle Abrams-overnights), Joy Katzen-Guthrie, and Scott Steele.
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