Who's Who at WONN

Ernie's Co-Workers

Willie Anderson, Sr.
Rev. James Berry
Jerry Bright
Bob Crews
Tom Dell
Larry DeVore
Jack Eilertsen
Howard Ellis
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Rich Halten
Ron Hart
Mike Helminski
Cal Hendricks
Alex Houston
Joe Pyne Show
Bob Jones
Jay Kuppers
Frank Laseter
Jim Maloy
Duane McConnell
Yvonne McDaniel
DuLaurence Miller
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Ed Pyle
Butch Rush
Dan Sanborn
Marge Schmidt
Smoke House Serenade
Bill Snyder
Russ Starner
Vic Swan
George Tuttle, Sr
Jacqueline Valentino
Phil Wayne
Mark Wheeler

Ernie Legge

Born in Chicago, Ernie moved to Florida with his family in 1936 and settled in the Melbourne area where he picked up his diploma from Melbourne High School in 1945. After serving in the Navy, he attended the University of Florida and later returned to Melbourne to work at WMMB after graduating from a California broadcast school.

In 1958 Ernie was pulling mid-days on Orlando’s WLOF Radio and had become the first newscaster for WLOF-TV Channel 9 (now WFTV), the new ABC-TV affiliate. By 1963, he was working at WKIS when he moved to Lakeland to become Operations Manager at WONN. For many years he was a news reporter covering happenings at the Kennedy Space Center, and at the time of his retirement in 1999, was working in sales for WMEL in Melbourne.

Ernie passed away in 2005 in Palm Bay, FL at the age of 78.

Station History

1963 - 1965 WONN (On Air Personality)

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