Who's Who at WONN

Woody's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Marji Bedgood
Frank Berry
Rev. James Berry
Brian Bruchey
Mary Cameron
Nancy Cattarius
Frank Clarke
Larry Cox
Bob Crews
Dance the Night Away
Dave Day
Gary Dennis
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Tim Galloway
Joe Garagiola
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Murray Goldsborough
Dick Goleno
Jim Greenfield
Robert Hall
Jim Hendrick
Steve Howard
Mike James
Ed Kirkland
Jay Kuppers
Mel Letanosky
Terry Lombardi
Enrique Lopez
Jim Maloy
Eric Michaels
Pat Morgan
Tunie Moss
The Connoisseur of the Obscure
Andrea Oliver
Mike Parrish
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Roy Riley
Joyce Robbins
Terry Roberts
Bonnie Rowbotham
Arthur Rowbotham
Dan Sanborn
Tom Shaw
Debbie Tennick (Hogan)
Renee Weems
Alan Wendt
Reba Zoellner

Woody Wooden

Woody was only 15 years old when he began his radio career at WJCM in Sebring. After graduating from high school and spending four years in the Navy he wound up in Lakeland in 1960 going to college at Florida Southern and working as a deejay at Top 40 WYSE. He left in 1962 for WINQ in Tampa and then on to Baltimore and WISZ for three years as a country music deejay.

In 1966 Woody returned to Sebring as GM of WSEB before heading to Cypress Gardens’ WGTO a year later. In 1971 he was in Lakeland as News Director at WLAK, then Program Director at WONN in 1972 and 1973. He moved into the sales end of the business in 1975 and rejoined WGTO, serving as Sales Manager there from 1980 to 1984. He also spent a year in Ft. Pierce as GM of WAVW and nine years as a deejay and newsman for WDBO in Orlando from 1988 to 1997. In 1998 he joined the sales team at Hall Communications’ four-station cluster in Lakeland and began hosting WPCV’s Sunday night Country Classics Show in 2001.

Woody was a graduate of Polk Community College and the University of Central Florida with a degree in political science and had held a First Class Radio Broadcast License since 1959. He lost his bout with cancer and passed away on March 1, 2006.

 

Station History

1972 - 1973 WONN (Program Director)
1972 - 1973 WONN (On Air Personality)
1998 - 2006 WONN (Sales)

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