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Chapman's Co-Workers

Tom Anthony
Dr. Paul Bearer
Marji Bedgood
Dick Bennick
Laura Bevan
Leroy Bradley
Mary Cameron
Dave Campbell
Sharon Creedon
Bob Crews
Dance the Night Away
Mark Dempsey
Gary Dennis
Tim Galloway
Dean Godfrey
Harry Gordon
Jim Greenfield
Dean Hanna
Dave Harrell
Ed Kirkland
Bud Kurtz
Dave Lane
Mel Letanosky
Jim Maloy
Bob McCarthy
Duane McConnell
Tom Shaw
Cliff Shilling
Tom Trulson
Tom Wilnau

Chapman S. Root

Chapman S. Root was a former chairman of Associated Coca-Cola Bottlers, at the time, the country's largest Coca-Cola bottler. It was an inheritance from his grandfather, the man who designed and patented the wasp waist Coca-Cola bottle in the early 1900's.

Young Chapman took control of Associated in 1951 and ran it until selling his controlling interest to the Coca-Cola Company in 1982. In 1966, he formed the Root Company to handle his expanding financial holdings, which included Daytona Beach’s Hilton Hotel and radio stations WNDB AM-1150 and 94.5 WDNJ-FM (which became WWLV). From 1983 to 1995, the company’s communications arm also owned broadcasting properties in Lakeland – FM 94.1 WVFM (which became WEZY in 1988) and AM-1430 WLKF.

Chapman Shaw Root lived in Ormond Beach and passed away in Atlanta on July 4, 1990 at the age of 65.

Station History

1983 - 1995 WVFM/WEZY-FM 94.1 - Lakeland (Management)

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