Who's Who at WONN

Garland's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Marji Bedgood
Mike Booker
Jim Campbell
Frank Clarke
Bob Crews
Larry DeVore
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Bill Francisco
Joe Garagiola
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Murray Goldsborough
Dick Goleno
Bob Helmick
Phyllis Maxwell
Bill McClure
Duane McConnell
Pat Morgan
Skip Paradise
Mike Parrish
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Jay Rich
Roy Riley
Joyce Robbins
Terry Roberts
Dan Sanborn
Gene Schlei
Bob Shoopman
Smoke House Serenade
Bill Snyder
Dave Sousa
Tom Talcott
George Tuttle, Sr
Alan Wendt
Bob Wolfe
Shirley Wolfe

Garland Burt

Garland began his radio work in Polk County at Lakeland’s WLAK in 1948. He was there for eighteen years and during that time was a Program Director, staff announcer, and host of the popular 1430 Club. In 1966 he moved to 50,000 watt WGTO at Cypress Gardens to do engineering work but returned to Lakeland in September 1967 as an on-air personality and Operations Manager for WVFM, Lakeland’s first stereo FM. He moved to WONN in 1968 and worked in traffic for three years, then left to return to WLAK in 1971 (which by this time had become Top 40 WQPD) to handle Operations.

At the time of his death in 1981, Garland was Operations Manager for WPCV, a position he had held since 1973 when the station first went on the air from studios at the Florida Citrus Showcase in Winter Haven.

Station History

1968 - 1971 WONN (Office Staff)

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