Who's Who at WPLA

Doris' Co-Workers

Doretha Adams
Ron Baxley
Al Berry
Katrina Bracewell
John Brill
Al Brock
Joy Burt
Dave Campbell
Eileen Connor
Rex Davenport
B. Mason Dean
Paul Delaney
Scott Edwards
Dick Elliott
Mary Jim Everidge
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Trooper Jim Foster
Jane Friend
George Friend
Sharon Garrison
Gospel Homecoming
Dennis Hair
Ron Haley
Dale Hall
Ernest Holbrook
Henry Jay
Mike Jenkins
Mike Keen
Wayne Kysor
Ed LaFumee
Kenny Lamb
Charlie Mack
Kevin MacKenzie
Jim Maloy
Pat Morgan
Rick Morgan
John Morrow
Lucille Moses
Joe Penny
Lola Pullen
Gerry Quick
Teresa Reeves
Allen Rich
Jim Richardson
Jackie Ripley
Ed Ripley
Mike Rivers
Jack Rushing
Frank Schulte
David Sharp
Dick Shiflett
Clay Smith
Ercelle Smith
Steve Smith
W. A. Smith
Steve Sparkman
Darryl Tharin
This 'n That
Wes VanZile
Don Vineyard
Dale Wade
Don Wallis
Jim Ward
Joe Wilson
Lindsey Yates

Doris Smith

Doris, the wife of WPLA co-owner Ercelle Smith, was happy being a stay-at-home mom to their three kids - daughters Debbie and Janice, and son Clayton - until a position opened up in the traffic department at the radio station in 1964. Starting part-time building the daily program logs, Doris later came on board full-time to head up the bookkeeping and billing department by the early 1970’s.  She remained with the station until shortly before it was sold in 1987. 

Doris had a life outside the radio station, too. She was a member of the Plant City Woman’s Club and, for 16 years, a chaperone for the Florida Strawberry Festival queen and her court.

Doris and Ercelle had been happily married since 1953. After he passed away from heart problems in April of 2002. Doris then married local physician, Dr. A.J. Peacock, who had recently lost his wife. Unfortunately, Dr. Peacock died a year later.

Doris still lives in Plant City.

Station History

1964 - 1987 WPLA (Office Staff)

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