WFLN - A History
WFLN-AM 1480 Arcadia – Integrity Radio of Florida, LLC acquired Arcadia’s WZTK from Heartland Broadcasting in 2003 and, the following year, switched the calls to WFLN.
WFLN’s offices and studios are located at 201 Asbury Street in Arcadia. Even though it is the city’s only radio station, it targets residents of all of DeSoto County, as well as Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte in Charlotte County, and broadcasts 24-hours a day non-directional with 1,000 watts of daytime power.
Today (2011), NewsRadio 1480 WFLN airs a mostly satellite-fed news/talk format featuring popular nationally syndicated personalities Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Alan Colmes, and Dr. Joy Brown. The station also airs Tampa Bay Rays baseball, Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, and live play-by-play of DeSoto High School football.
Names in WFLN history include George Kalman (former deejay Johnny Knox with New York City’s WHN and WNEW, and president of Integrity Radio LLC), Jeff Norris (vice-president and GM-2011), Jack Welch (morning host/operations-2011), Phil Scott (chief engineer-2011), Don Finkle (sales-2011), Yerica Toscano (traffic manager-2011), Renee Rynn (bookkeeper-2011), and Kathleen Fox (sales).
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