Who's Who at WLAK

Garland's Co-Workers

Powell Adams
Bert Arnold
Ed Cain
Howard Cann, Jr.
Al Cash
J.C. Davis
Jeanette Delk
Al Dohany
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Chuck Ford
George Friend
Grand Ole Opry
Ken Grimwood
George Hayward
Zeke Holland
John Hoy
Charlotte Humphries
Tom Kennington
Bud Kurtz
Lakeland Speaks
Mary Lang
Bill Lee
Tal Murray
NBC Monitor
Frank Nesbitt
Jean Parrish
John Parrish
Roland Potter
Ed Pyle
Earl Rahrer
Ed Richmond
Randy Robinson
Phyllis Roddenberry
Gene Scott
Allen Shaw
John Spears
D. A. Thomas
Joe Trivette
Uncle Bob & the Funnies
S.O. Ward
Mary Whistle

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

1948 - 1966 WLAK (On Air Personality)
1948 - 1966 WLAK (Program Director)

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