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WIOD (610 AM) is a talk radio-formatted radio station in Miami, Florida, owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are located at the iHeart Broadcasting Complex in Miramar and the transmitter site is in North Bay Village next to studios and offices of FOX Television affiliate WSVN. Most of WIOD's weekday schedule is made up of nationally syndicated talk programs, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck
and George Noory. A weekday morning news-talk program is hosted by Jimmy Cefalo. Experimental broadcasts began in the spring of 1925 by Carl Graham Fisher, a Miami
Miami
Beach developer. The station made its formal debut on the South Florida
Florida
airwaves on January 19, 1926. Carl Fisher selected WIOD as the call letters signifying the "Wonderful Isle of Dreams" to commemorate Collins Island, on which the station was situated. WIOD is Florida's seventh oldest continuously licensed broadcast radio station. From 1959 to 1962, the call letters were changed to WCKR (for Cox-Knight Broadcasting, who also owned television station WCKT, now WSVN). Branded Wacker Radio, it broadcast a middle-of-the-road format, but offered a Top 40 program at night, featuring Rick Shaw. It also carried NBC Radio's "Monitor" program on weekends. To accommodate WCKT, a new addition housing television studios was built on Broadcast Key in North Bay Village, Florida. On June 16, 1981 WIOD began operating with 10,000 watts day and night to overcome interference caused by a station in Cuba. This special temporary authority, granted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has been renewed on a regular basis since then. On April 6, 2017 WIOD filed an application for a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, increase day power to 50,000 watts and increase night power to 20,000 watts. It was accepted for filing the following day.[1] WIOD has been a frequent winner in annual Florida
Florida
Associated Press statewide competitions.[citation needed] WIOD may be best known for its continuous hurricane coverage, particularly Andrew, Katrina and Wilma. Despite the station's class B status, it has strong daytime and nighttime signals. WIOD is an affiliate of the Fox News Radio
Fox News Radio
network. It also is affiliated with AccuWeather
AccuWeather
and has a news and weather content sharing relationship with WTVJ-TV. WIOD was the radio flagship of the 2006 NBA champions Miami
Miami
Heat from 1996 until 2008. From 1966 until 2001, it was the radio flagship of the Miami
Miami
Dolphins, the longest partnership between a Miami
Miami
sports team and a radio flagship station. It also was the Florida
Florida
Panthers' original flagship station from 1993 until 2003. Currently, WIOD is the official broadcast emergency station for the Broward County Commission. From April 2010 to March 2014, WIOD had launched a simulcast on FM translator W262AN 100.3 MHz. It also broadcasts on WBGG-FM
WBGG-FM
105.9 HD2.

Contents

1 Former hosts and traffic reporters 2 Controversy 3 References 4 External links

Former hosts and traffic reporters[edit] WIOD's former staff includes Larry King, Neil Rogers, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ron Bennington, Mike Reineri, Bill Calder, Alan Burke, Sandy Peyton, Rick and Suds, Hank Goldberg, Ed Berliner, Randi Rhodes, Big Wilson, Chris Baker, Phil Hendrie, Joey Reynolds, Tom Gauger, Dave Lamont, Tom Leykis, Jack Ellery, Ed Arnold, and anchor Ron Hersey. Reineri hosted the last music show (Adult Contemporary format) on WIOD from 6 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday from 1974 to 1989. Reineri's traffic reporter, Dave Mitchell, hosted the show on Saturday and Sunday mornings in the same time slot. Longtime News Director Lori Shepard left WIOD on August 8, 2013. Other known traffic reporters on WIOD in the 1980s and 1990s and 2003-2007 were Miami
Miami
radio veterans: Joe Brennan, George Sheldon, Teri Griffin, and Don Anthony(Agony from the WAXY FM DAYS) Joe Brennan is still with I-Heart-Media's Total Traffic Network, George Sheldon has retired from broadcasting on January 31, 2013 after 32 years - Sheldon has retired in the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville and reports climate change on Facebook and Twitter and as a Skywarn Meteorologist Weather Spotter for the NWS, Weatherspotter.org also a member of the AMS & NWA. Don Anthony (aka Don Agony) is retired from radio broadcasting, Teri Griffin (retired from broadcasting and has moved out of South Florida), and Trish Anderson died on March 31, 2012. Since 1989 WIOD has had an All-News or news-talk format. Jingles best remembered at WIOD have included: "WIOD/Someplace Special," "The sunshine machine is coming your way/WIOD", "Mike Reineri/will get you started and on your way/every morning on WIOD", "Your Hometown Station/WIOD", "Go Dolphins! on WIOD" "The Miami
Miami
Heat on WIOD/The Game's On Us/WIOD." WIOD primarily used TM Productions jingles during the 1970s, mostly resung from KDKA packages. The station did not have an image song until it had JAM Creative Productions' "First of All" jingle package resung and customized for them in the mid-1980s. Other JAM jingle series that were reworked to accommodate the six-note WIOD logo include "The Spirit of New England," "New Day," "Superstation" and "New York Fan". WFAN
WFAN
New York's jingle melody is actually modeled after WIOD's jingle melody, and, when WIOD had "New York Fan" resung for them, the station ordered a custom package, "Extra Innings", to accompany the "New York Fan" jingles. All JAM Creative Productions jingle series used by WIOD remain available from the company. Controversy[edit] In June 2007, the all-Democratic county commission in Broward County was on the verge of rejecting WIOD as the official channel for emergency information because of concerns it is also home to Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk show hosts. On his radio show Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh
said, "They are politicizing the delivery of emergency news, which is non-partisan."[2] After complaints from around the country the commission decided to keep using the radio station.[3] References[edit]

^ "Application for Construction Permit for Commercial Broadcast Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. April 7, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2017.  ^ "Broward County Democrats Risk Floridians' Lives to Protest Rush". RushLimbaugh.com, June 13, 2007. ^ "Broward may keep deal with Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh
radio station" - Sun-Sentinel, June 14, 2007

External links[edit]

Main page Schedule page Query the FCC's AM station database for WIOD Radio-Locator Information on WIOD Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WIOD  ‹Template:FCC history cards is deprecated.›FCC History Cards for WIOD

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Radio stations in the Greater Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida market

By AM frequency

560 610 670 710 790 830 880 940 980 990 1040 1080 1140 1170 1210 1260 1320 1360 1400 1430 1450 1470 1490 1520 1550 1580 1700

By SW frequency

9.955

By FM frequency

87.71 88.1 88.3 88.5 88.9 89.7 90.3 90.5 90.9 91.3 92.3 92.7 (Ft. Lauderdale) 92.7 (Miami) 92.7 (North Miami) 93.1 93.5 93.9 94.3 94.5 (Key Biscayne) 94.5 ( Miami
Miami
Lakes) 94.5 (Oakland Park) 94.9 95.3 (Boca Raton) 95.3 (Miami/W237CP) 95.3 (Miami/WJEW-LP) 95.3 (Miami Beach) 95.7 96.1 (Hollywood) 96.1 (Miami) 96.5 96.9 (Lauderdale Lakes) 96.9 (North Miami) 96.9 (University Park) 97.3 97.7 97.9 98.3 98.7 99.1 99.5 99.9 100.3 100.7 101.1 (Hollywood) 101.1 (Miami) 101.5 101.9 (Miami) 101.9 (Oakland Park) 102.3 (Hallandale) 102.3 (Sebring) 102.7 103.1 103.5 103.9 104.3 104.7 (Pompano Beach) 104.7 (Miami/W248CS) 104.7 (Miami/WAYG-LP) 105.1 105.5 105.9 106.7 107.1 107.5 107.9 (Immokalee) 107.9 (Miami)

1 Audio for TV channel 6 (WEYS-LP/Rel)

NOAA Weather Radio frequency

162.425 162.500 162.550

Digital radio by frequency & subchannel

91.3-1 91.3-2 93.1-1 93.1-2 93.9-1 93.9-2 94.9-1 94.9-2 96.5-1 96.5-2 96.5-3 97.3-1 97.3-2 99.1-1 99.1-2 99.9-1 99.9-2 99.9-3 100.7-1 100.7-2 101.5-1 101.5-2 102.7-1 103.5-1 103.5-2 103.5-3 104.3-1 104.3-2 105.9-1 105.9-2 105.9-3 106.7-1 106.7-2 1260

By callsign

KHB34 W233AP W237CP W241AX W245BC W245BF W263CJ W267BW W270CV W280DU W284CS W288DD WACC WAFG-LP WAMR-FM WAQI WAVS WAXY WAYG-LP WBGG-FM WBUJ-LP WCMQ-FM WDKK-LP WDNA WDVS-LP WEDR WEXI-LP WEXY WFEZ WFLC WFLL WGNK WHSR WHYI-FM WIBE-LP WINZ WIOD WJCC WJEW-LP WKAT WKIS WKPX WLFE WLJM-LP WLQY WLRN-FM WLYF WMBM WMIA-FM WMIB WMIV-LP WMLV WMXR-LP WMXJ WMYM WNG663 WNMA WOCN WOIB-LP WOIR WPOW WPSI-LP WQAM WQBA WQNB-LP WQPN-LP WQVN WRGP WRHC WRMA WRMF WRMI WRTO-FM WSFS WSQF-LP WSRF WSUA WUGR-LP WURN WURN-FM WVGK-LP WVUM WWFE WWNN WWPP-LP WWWO-LP WXDJ WYBP WYUN-LP WZAB WZAF-LP WZFL WZOP-LP WZPP-LP WZTU WZ2531

Satellite radio local traffic/weather XM Channel 230 Sirius Channel 153

Nearby radio markets Florida
Florida
Keys Fort Myers-Naples Sebring Fort Pierce-Stuart-Vero Beach West Palm Beach

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News/ Talk radio stations in the state of Florida

By callsign

WAJD WBHQ-HD2 WBOB WCCF WCOA WDBO-FM WDDV WDVH WELE WENG WFFG WFHT WFLA WFLA-FM WFLF WFLF-FM WFLN WFOY WFSX-FM WFTL WFTW WGUF WHNZ WIOD WIXC WJHC WJNO WJTK WKQK WLKF WLSS WLTG WMMB WMMV WNDB WNRP WNZF WOCA WOKV WOKV-FM WORL WPNN WPSL WRZN WSKY-FM WSRQ WTKS-FM HD2 WWBA WWPR WWTK WXJB WXTB-HD2 WYGC WZAB WZTA W262AG W272CT W283AN W292DE W295BH W298AV W299BL

By frequency

540 600 610 660 690 720 730 790 820 850 880 930 970 980 1060 1150 1220 1240 1240 1250 1260 1290 1300 1300 1320 1350 1370 1370 1370 1380 1390 1390 1430 1430 1480 1490 1530 1550 1580 1590 1620 92.5 92.7-2 94.5 96.5 96.5 97.3 97.9-2 98.9 99.9 100.3 100.7 102.3 104.1-2 104.5 104.5 106.3 106.9 107.5 107.5 107.7

By community of license

Altamonte Springs Altamonte Springs Arcadia Atlantic Beach Avon Park Beverly Beach Bradenton Bunnell Cocoa Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach Columbia City Daytona Beach Englewood Estero Fort Walton Beach Gainesville Gainesville Gulf Breeze Hernando Homosassa Jacksonville Jacksonville Jasper Lakeland Lake Placid Largo Marathon Marco Melbourne Miami Micanopy Midway Ocala Orange Park Orlando Ormond Beach Palm Coast Panama City Parker Pensacola Pensacola Pine Hills Port Saint Lucie Punta Gorda Saint Augustine Sarasota (WLSS) Sarasota (WSRQ) Sweetwater Tampa Tampa Titusville Venice Vero Beach West Palm Beach West Palm Beach

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iHeartMedia

Corporate officers

Bob Pittman (Chairman/CEO)

Board of directors

Lowry Mays Irving Azoff B. J. "Red" McCombs J. C. Watts John H. Williams

Radio stations

List of radio stations owned by iHeartMedia

Radio networks

Evolution Fox Sports Radio Premiere Networks Premium Choice Total Traffic and Weather Network

Miscellaneous

Clear Channel Outdoor Clear Channel UK iHeartRadio List of programming syndicated by iHeartMedia Mediabase Radio Computing Services

Coordinates: 25°50′58″N 80°09′18″W / 25.84944°N 80.15500°W / 2

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