Tampa-St. Petersburg Radio Call Letter History

The following is a history of radio call letters in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, area. The information I have prior to 1950 is extensive, and the charts are probably complete; however, after 1950 there are probably some missing calls. A hyphen between calls indicates stations shared time on the same frequency (such as WFLA-WSUN). If you find missing or inaccurate information I would appreciate hearing from you via e-mail. Thanks to Richard Marino, Gavin Burt, Paul Smith, Stan Grams, Steve Alexsy, Don Kimberlin, Frank Berry, Tony Simon, Bob Crews, Jim Maloy, Ed Ripley, and Mike Weber, who helped with this page,

This page was last revised on Aug. 23, 2012.


May 1922 - May 1924
 833  WDAE
 833  WEAT
 833  WHAW
1130  WCBK
1230  WSAG

June 1924 - Feb. 1925
 833  WDAE
1130  WCBK, WSAG
1330  WDBI

[Additionally, WGBP, Tampa (M. L. Price Music Company), was a
temporary license during part of 1925.]

Mar. 1925 - Dec. 1925
1100  WDAE
1130  WSAG, WGHB
1160  WHBN
1350  WIBC
1450  WJBB

Jan. 1926 - Jan. 8, 1927
1070  WKBJ
1100  WDAE
1130  WGHB
1180  WJBB
1260  WHBN

Jan. 9, 1927 - May 1927
 850  WGHB, WFHH
1100  WDAE
1180  WJBB
1260  WHBN
1310  WMBL

June 1927 - Oct. 1927
 820  WFHH, WFLA
 870  WJBB
1010  WHBN
1120  WDAE
1190  WMBR
1310  WMBL

Nov. 1927 - Dec. 1928
 590  WFLA-WSUN
1120  WDAE
1190  WMBR
1260  WJBB-WQBA
1310  WMBL

Jan. 1, 1928 - Nov. 10, 1928
 580  WFLA-WSUN
1120  WDAE
1190  WMBR
1260  WJBB-WQBA
1310  WMBL

Nov. 11, 1928 - Nov. 14, 1929
 620  WDAE
 900  WFLA-WSUN
1010  WJBB, WSIS
1120  WDAE
1210  WMBR
1310  WMBL

Nov. 15, 1929 - Jan. 22, 1941
 620  WFLA-WSUN
1220  WDAE
1310  WMBL
1370  WMBR, WTSP

Jan. 23, 1941 - Mar. 28, 1941
 620  WSUN
 940  WFLA
1220  WDAE
1370  WTSP

Mar. 29, 1941 - 
 570  WFSO, WPLP, WTKN, WHNZ, WTBN
 620  WSUN, WSAA, WDAE
 680  WCLE, WPIN, WWBA, WWLF, WLFW, WLFF, WRMD, WGES
 720  WRZN
 760  WEND, WBDN, WLCC
 820  WSST, WRFA, WYTA, WNZE, WZTM, WMGG, WWBA (was 800)
 860  WAZE, WAMA, WGUL
 910  (from 1570) WPLA, WFNS, WSUN, WTWD
 930  WKXY, WUGL, WLSS
 970  WFLA
1010  WINQ, WCBF, WQYK, WBZZ, WQYK, WHFS
1040  (from 1050) WHBO, WMTX, WWBA, WHBO
1050  WHBO (to 1040)
1110  WALT, WQYK, WTIS
1130  WPUL, WWBF
1150  WIOK, WTAM, WTMP
1220  WSAF, WQSA, WIBQ
1230  WONN
1250  WDAE, WHNZ
1280  WYND, WWZZ, WSGX, WTMY
1300  WEBK, WWTB, WSOL, WTYM, WQBN
1330  WYSE, WWAB
1340  WTAN
1350  WDCF
1380  WTSP, WLCY, WNSI, WRBQ, WWMI
1400  WZRH, WPAS, WZHR
1420  WBRD
1430  WLAK, WQPD, WLKF
1450  WSPB, WSRZ, WSPB, WSRQ, WSDV
1450  WKTS, WWJB
1460  WBAR, WQXM
1470  WBOY, WDCL, WRBB, WCWR, WWQT, WFNN, WVTY, WLVU, WTBL, WLVU, WHBO, WMGG
1490  WDHL, WTRL, WOFN, WTRL again (?), WKLV, WJRB, WWPR
1500  WGUL, WPSO
1520  WGNP, WGNB, WXYB
1540  WKXY, silent
1550  WZST, WYOU, WAMA
1560  WYSE, WKIQ, WINV, silent, WINV
1570  WPLA (to 910)
1590  WEBK, WILZ, WRXB

 88.1  WJIS
 88.3  WLMS
 88.5  WMNF
 88.9  WTUN, silent, WFCE, WYFE
 89.1  WAYG
 89.7  WUSF
 90.5  WBVM
 91.1  (from 91.3) WCIE-FM, WKES
 91.3  WCIE-FM (to 91.1)
 91.5  WLPJ, WCIE
 91.7  WFTI-FM
 91.9  WYFO
 92.1  WAMR-FM, WRAV, WCTQ, WDDV, WLTQ
 92.5  WXCR, WYUU (was 92.1)
 93.3  WFLA-FM, WOJC, WFLA-FM, WPDS, WFLZ
 94.1  WVFM, WEZY-FM, WSJT, WLLD
 94.9  WEMI, WLCY-FM, WYNF, WWRM
 95.7  WTAN-FM, WOKF, WCKX, WMGG, WNLT, WMTX-FM, WSSR, WBTP
 96.1  WBSB, WGUL-FM, WBDN-FM, WMGG, WTMP-FM
 96.7  WRCP-LP, WZPH-LP
 97.1  WXOF, WLVU-FM, WSUN-FM
 97.5  WINT-FM, WXKL, WHFL, WPCV
 97.9  WMLD, silent, WQXM, WZNE, WKRL, WXTB
 98.3  WOKD, WKGF-FM, WWRZ
 98.5  WRYO, WKTK
 98.7  WAYP, WISP, WLLD, WSJT, WHFS-FM
 99.5  WTCX, WQYK-FM
100.7  WDAE-FM, WAVV, WATL-FM, WJYW, WJQY, WIQI, WUSA-FM, WUKS, WAKS, WMTX
101.5  WGNB, WKES, WILV-FM, WFJO, WPOI
102.5  WTSP-FM, silent, WYAK, WSAF-FM, WQSR, WSRZ, WAVE-FM, WHVE, WHPT
103.3  WBRD-FM, WDUV (to 103.5)
103.5  (from 103.3) WDUV, WTBT, WFUS
104.3  (from 105.5) WKZM
104.7  WPKM, WEZX, WRBQ, WRBQ-FM
105.5  WGUL-FM, WPSO, WGUL-FM, WTBT, WDUV
105.5  WKZM (to 104.3)
105.7  WDAE-FM, silent
106.3  WHBS, WVTY, WVTY-FM, WLVU-FM, WXOF, WGUL-FM, WJQB
106.3  WSPB-FM, WMLO, WSRZ-FM (to 106.5)
106.5  (from 106.3) WSRZ-FM, WCTQ
107.3  WPIN-FM, WWBA-FM, WWBA, WWRM, WYNF, WCOF, WBBY, WXGL
107.9  WYNF, WSRZ

Notes: The station which went on the air on 107.9 was originally given the call WVFE but it was changed to WYNF before it went on the air.

According to Tony Simon, the frequency 940 originally had the calls WKGA before going on air. The Tampa Tribune, which originally had the construction permit for WKGA/940, acquired the intellectual and programming property of WFLA, and merged the two entities together, thereby creating WFLA/940 and ultimately putting that station on the air.

I recently added WMLD as the first call for 97.9, since White's Radio Log of Winter 1951 shows it. There is no station on 97.9 in the 1950 and 1956 Broadcasting Yearbooks, so this call apparently was in use only a short time or perhaps the station never actually went on the air.

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