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WFNN-AM 1470 Dunedin – In 1983, Bay Area Communications Inc., a company comprised of a trio of investors that included radio engineer Gary Hess (president) and Martin Spector of Miami (founder of Spec’s Music stores), acquired Dunedin’s WWQT. The 5-kilowatt daytimer’s on-air retail home shopping format and call letters flipped to news/talk WFNN and offices and studios moved to the station’s tower site on CR 95 in Palm Harbor.

Bay Area Communications became Variety Broadcasting Inc., which flipped WFNN to a country format as WVTY (VarieTY) in 1984.

Other names from WFNN history include Bill Elliott (chief engineer-1983), Eilene Maloney (sales manager-1983), Mark Brewer (PD-1983; news director-1984), Skip Willis (GM/PD-1984), Sue Campbell (sales manager-1984), and Terry Brennan (chief engineer-1984)

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