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Dave's Co-Workers

Gary Ballinger
John Bond
Charlie Brown
Brian Bruchey
Garland Burt
Mary Cameron
Nancy Cattarius
John Cotterill
Larry Cox
Mike Craigen
Dave Day
Gary Dennis
Jerry Dennis
Joe Donelan
Scott Edwards
Bob Fuller
Tim Galloway
Eddie Glover
Dean Godfrey
Mark Gunder
Bob Hailey
Robert Hall
Keith Halladay
Angie Harrell
Haywood Henson
Bonnie Higbie
Scott Hooker
Steve Howard
Jesse Howell
Mike James
Ralph Janotti
Henry Jay
Jim Kennedy
Ed Kirkland
Mel Letanosky
Terry Lombardi
Enrique Lopez
Lorie Marx
Steve McNutt
Sara Michaels
Eric Michaels
Tunie Moss
John Newman
Bob Nickell
Tom O'Brien
Andrea Oliver
Hal Paul
Terry Roberts
Arthur Rowbotham
Bonnie Rowbotham
Drew Scott
Tom Shaw
Rob Tanner
Jeni Taylor
Debbie Tennick (Hogan)
Hope Thomas
Renee Weems
Tim White
Buck Williams
Chris Wolfe
Lyle Wood
Woody Wooden
Scott Wynn
Reba Zoellner

Dave Wright

Dave is from Huntington, West Virginia. Following high school graduation, he attended Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville and South Florida Community College in Avon Park. One day while a college freshman, his speech teacher suggested he try out for a local radio job. He did and he’s been connected with the radio business ever since.

Starting his radio career in 1970 at WSEB in Sebring, Dave quickly moved up the ladder of experience at stations like WINT in Winter Haven, WTAL in Tallahassee, WGTO at Cypress Gardens, WILZ in St. Petersburg, a couple brief stops at WZNG in Winter Haven, and five years at WQPD in Lakeland. In 1978 he joined the air staff of WPCV when the station’s studios were in Winter Haven in the Florida Citrus Showcase (later known as the Orange Dome) on Cypress Gardens Boulevard.

Dave was Program Director and Music Director there for many years. Around 1989 he left WPCV for awhile but returned about two years later. In 2001 the Orange Blossom Country Music Association and the North America Country Music Associations International named him the FM Radio Personality of the Year. The Orange Blossom Country Music Association also named WPCV the FM Radio Station of the Year. Dave left the station again in 2004 – this time to pursue his own production company.

Dave Wright passed away in December 2022. He was 71.


Station History

1978 - 1989 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (Program Director)
1978 - 1989 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (Music Director)
1978 - 1989 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (On Air Personality)
1991 - 2004 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (Program Director)
1991 - 2001 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (Music Director)
1991 - 2004 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (On Air Personality)

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