Who's Who at WONN

Charles' Co-Workers

Willie Anderson, Sr.
Bob Bartel
Bob Berry
Ed Cain
Tom Dell
Al Dohany
Jack Eilertsen
Howard Ellis
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Stan Grams
Rich Halten
John Hoy
Jan Hutchens
Dan Huth
Larry Marker
Duane McConnell
DuLaurence Miller
June Pastore
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Dan Sanborn
Pappy Smith
Smoke House Serenade
John Taylor
George Tuttle, Sr
Tutt Walker
Dick Weaver
Dave Wenger

Charles Bruce

Bruce was a veteran, having served in the Florida National Guard and the United States Air Force, and earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida and Florida Southern College. During his time at UF, he worked as a radio announcer at WRUF. His love of radio led him to other stations including WONN/Lakeland (nights in 1959-60) and WIPC/Lake Wales, as well as WINN/Atlanta.

The Camden, SC native received his Master's of Divinity from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in 1963 and his Doctorate of Ministry from Drew University in 1985. Following graduation from Emory, he served the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for 35 years at churches in Miami, Riverview, Ormond Beach, Orlando, Northport, St. Augustine, Brandon, and St. Cloud before retiring in 1996.

Bruce passed away in 2014 at the age of 83.

Station History

1959 - 1960 WONN (On Air Personality)

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