Who's Who at WPLA

Don's Co-Workers

Al Berry
Bob Collins
Eileen Connor
June DeShong
Mary Jim Everidge
Della Flewellan
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
George Friend
Gospel Homecoming
Ernest Holbrook
Ed LaFumee
Jim Maloy
Terry Nichols
Ed Pyle
Jim Richardson
Hank Robinson
Randy Robinson
Jack Rushing
Ken Shroyer
W. A. Smith
Steve Sparkman
Jim Ward
Faye Whitehead
Joe Wilson
Norma Kay Wilson

Don Heither

Don was the first host of WPLA’s three-hour Sunday afternoon program of quartet music, Gospel Homecoming (1959-1961).

After a couple years working at the Plant City station on a part-time basis, he left for a full-time position with WDCF in Dade City as sales manager (1961-1963).

Don eventually moved to Bowling Green in Hardee County and passed away there in 2010 at the age of 74.

(Photo courtesy Plant City Photo Archives )

Station History

1959 - 1963 WPLA (On Air Personality)

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