Who's Who at WLAK

Earl's Co-Workers

Powell Adams
Bert Arnold
Garland Burt
Howard Cann, Jr.
J.C. Davis
Jeanette Delk
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
George Friend
Grand Ole Opry
Zeke Holland
Charlotte Humphries
Tom Kennington
Lakeland Speaks
Mary Lang
Bill Lee
Tal Murray
NBC Monitor
Frank Nesbitt
Jean Parrish
Ed Richmond
Randy Robinson
Phyllis Roddenberry
D. A. Thomas
Joe Trivette
S.O. Ward
Mary Whistle

Earl Rahrer

An announcer and radio engineer at Lakeland’s WLAK in the 1950’s, Earl formed WLAK Electronics with station chief engineer, Bill Lee. The business was an electronics and communications company and had its beginnings in a small building adjacent to the WLAK studios on East Lime Street. It later relocated to larger quarters on Gary Road before moving to Combee Road where it was renamed WLAK Communications. The family-owned business was sold in 1997 and became WTEC.

Earl was a kind, soft-spoken man and passed away December 17, 2015 at the age of 89.

Station History

1950 - 1959 WLAK (On Air Personality)

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