Who's Who at WPLA

Charlie's Co-Workers

Doretha Adams
Ron Baxley
Al Berry
Al Brock
Joy Burt
Dave Campbell
Eileen Connor
Paul Delaney
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Trooper Jim Foster
Gospel Homecoming
Dennis Hair
Charles Hasbrouck
Ernest Holbrook
Mike Keen
Wayne Kysor
Ed LaFumee
Kevin MacKenzie
Jim Maloy
Lola Pullen
Teresa Reeves
Jack Rushing
Frank Schulte
Dick Shiflett
Doris Smith
Ercelle Smith
W. A. Smith
This 'n That
Don Wallis

Charlie Mack

Charlie Mack (Charles McSwain) started in radio in the fall of 1969 at Bob Artabasy’s Top-Gun Radio, WPAS in Zephyrhills. In 1970 he took part-time jobs with WPLA and WQYK-FM, eventually switching to WDAE, then later to WLCY. By 1983 he was holding down the news anchor position for the Suncoast Business Journal at WEDU-TV Channel 3. However, Charlie, a third generation Florida native, did not make broadcasting  his career, but rather received his education at the University of Florida, University of South Florida, and York University with a plan to pursue other interests.

Prior to 1988 Charlie was Managing General Partner for American Tectonics, a regional real estate development firm in Florida where he planned, constructed, marketed and managed mixed-use properties. Since that time he has been with a real estate subsidiary of CSX Corporation, most recently as Vice-President of Business Unit Services. He has also held successive positions as an economist and urban planner for a regional planning group, worked in economic development for a statewide public utility, and was a director of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100.

Today (2006), Charlie makes his home near Jacksonville.

Station History

1970 - 1973 WPLA (On Air Personality)

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