WIWA (AM)

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WIWA
City Eatonville, Florida
Broadcast area Orlando, Florida
Frequency1270 kHz
BrandingLa Estacion del Pueblo
Programming
Language(s) Spanish
Format Christian contemporary
Ownership
OwnerRadio Luz, Inc.
History
First air date
1957
Former call signs
WHIY (1957–1978) [1]
WORL (1978–1988)
WBZS (1988–1991)
WHBS (1991–1996)
WRLZ (1996–2019) [2]
Technical information
Facility ID57931
ClassB
Power25,000 watts day
5,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
28°34′03″N 81°25′38″W / 28.56750°N 81.42722°W / 28.56750; -81.42722
Latitude and Longitude:

28°34′03″N 81°25′38″W / 28.56750°N 81.42722°W / 28.56750; -81.42722

WIWA (1270 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Christian Contemporary music format. Licensed to Eatonville, Florida, United States, it serves the Orlando area. The station is currently owned by Radio Luz, Inc.

History

The station signed on the air as WHIY in 1957 using the slogan "Radio Hi Fi". [1] In 1962, it transitioned to a country music format. In 1978, the station switched callsigns to WORL and adopted an adult contemporary music format, save for a brief period in 1979 with a Disco format as “Studio 13” before returning to AC the same year. By 1986, WORL 1270 was known as "Power Hits ORL". In 1987, the station dropped AC for R&B. In late 1988, with FM on the rise the station dropped music altogether and began a business news format as WBZS. This lasted about one year before a switch to Spanish language programming. This programming continued through the 1991 callsign change to WHBS until the station went dark in 1995. In 1996, it was revived under new ownership as WRLZ. [2]

The station changed its call sign to WIWA on July 3, 2019.

References

  1. ^ a b "WHIY-AM 1270 Eatonville". Central Florida Radio. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.

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