Cox Media’s 87-year-old News-Talker WDBO will begin its FM simulcast 8/19 at 5 a.m. ET, replacing heritage Classic Rock 96 Rock (WHTQ-FM). “We want to thank all of our 96 Rock fans and advertisers for supporting the station over the years, and we invite you to listen to FM 96.5 & AM 580 WDBO for your weather, news and talk,” said Susan Larkin, VP/Cox Media Group’s Orlando radio operations. “We also invite you to listen to our sister station, 98.9 WMMO for some great Rock music.”
WMMO is actually “Soft Rock and Roll of Yesterday and Today,” so the 96 Rock audience in that market will have to tune into some out of market stations to replace Classic Rock listening. Bubba The Love Sponge will also be gone from the market. In Orlando, Cox Media also owns Power 95.3 (WPYO-FM) Orlando’s New #1 for Hip-Hop and K92 FM (WWKA-FM), The Most Country Music Guaranteed.
WDBO is home to talk show hosts Neal Boortz, Clark Howard, and Sean Hannity.