WHOO

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WHOO
City of licenseKissimmee, Florida
Broadcast areaGreater Orlando
BrandingSports Talk 1080 the Team
Frequency1080 kHz
First air date1965 (as WKGF)
FormatSports
Power19,000 watts daytime
190 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID54573
Callsign meaningDisambiguation of sister station WHBO callsign
Former callsignsWKGF (1965-1966)
WFIV (1966-2000)
AffiliationsNBC Sports Radio
Seminole Sports Network
Tampa Bay Lightning
Jacksonville Jaguars
OwnerGenesis Communications
WebcastListen Live
Websitesportstalkflorida.com
 
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WHOO
City of licenseKissimmee, Florida
Broadcast areaGreater Orlando
BrandingSports Talk 1080 the Team
Frequency1080 kHz
First air date1965 (as WKGF)
FormatSports
Power19,000 watts daytime
190 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID54573
Callsign meaningDisambiguation of sister station WHBO callsign
Former callsignsWKGF (1965-1966)
WFIV (1966-2000)
AffiliationsNBC Sports Radio
Seminole Sports Network
Tampa Bay Lightning
Jacksonville Jaguars
OwnerGenesis Communications
WebcastListen Live
Websitesportstalkflorida.com

WHOO is the callsign for Sports Talk 1080 the Team, an AM sports radio station in Orlando, Florida, United States. It broadcasts at a medium-wave frequency of 1080 kHz. It is owned by Genesis Communications. It broadcasts from a 27 kW transmitter in Winter Park, Florida and a 19 kW transmitter in Kissimmee, but both are drastically reduced in power in the evening (to 2 kW and 190W, respectively).

WHOO is the Orlando area affiliate for NBC Sports Radio. The station was fully switched over on October 1, 2012,[1] and was an affiliate of ESPN Radio prior to then. The station's only local sports talk show is hosted by Jerry O'Neill and Mike Tuck from 3pm until 7pm weekdays.

1080 The Team is also the local affiliate for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida State Seminoles and Jacksonville Jaguars. It is also the local affiliate of Dial Global's NFL coverage, presenting normal Sunday games, Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.

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History

The WHOO calls were used on AM 990 in Orlando, which is now WDYZ, from 1947 to 1987 and then again from 1988 to 2001.

AM 1080 began operations in 1965 as 10,000-watt daytimer WKGF, with a Christian religious format, then became country WFIV ("The Big Five") in 1966. The country format continued until 1995, when WFIV switched to a Spanish popular music format as "Radio Selecta." WFIV then went to a Christian talk format as "Genesis 1080" in 2000. The following year, the WHOO calls moved to 1080 from 990, along with AM 990's adult standards music format, followed by a change to the current sports format in 2002.

In 2008, after rival sports station WQTM changed formats, WHOO began calling itself "The Only Game in Town". It picked up the first two hours (Noon-2pm) of The Jim Rome Show on January 8, and took the third hour of the show beginning on April 25, the day of the Jim Rome Smack-Off. Prior to picking up Jim Rome, the station carried all three hours of Colin Cowherd and Tirico and Van Pelt.

On January 21, Jerry O'Neill, formerly a stalwart on WQTM, joined WHOO. He abruptly quit Clear Channel Orlando a week after moving from WQTM to 540 WFLA. He would co-host the afternoon show with Brady Ackerman until January 12, 2009, when Ackerman quit the station in order to purchase two radio stations: WGGG in Gainesville and WMOP in Ocala, both sister ESPN Radio stations. Also on January 12, WHOO ditched its original moniker of "Orlando's ESPN" in favor of "1080 the Team".

After Ackerman left, show producer Brian Fritz briefly filled in as O'Neill's co-host. On February 8, 2009, Mike Tuck, who co-hosted with Jerry O'Neill on WQTM and 540 WFLA before O'Neill left, jumped to WHOO and replaced Brady Ackerman on their afternoon sports show. The show is now titled: Tuck & O'Neill. Ironically, WQTM re-branded again as "740 the Game" and changed call letters to WYGM, returning to the sports format.

Genesis Communications announced on June 22, 2012, that WHOO would drop ESPN Radio on October 1, 2012, in favor of NBC Sports Radio.[2] The change was executed as scheduled. The station retained Tuck & O'Neill, extending it by one hour to end at 7pm instead of 6pm. It also picked up The Dan Patrick Show for the 9am-Noon hour, as well as local morning and noontime shows from Tampa Bay affiliate WHBO featuring David Baumann and Whitney Johnson, respectively. WHBO also transitioned to NBC Sports Radio.

Schedule

Weekdays

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Coordinates: 28°20′30″N 81°20′26″W / 28.34167°N 81.34056°W / 28.34167; -81.34056