WPCV “97 Country” has been the most listened to radio station between Orlando and Tampa for as long as I can remember. The big Class C0 FM signal can be heard from the Gulf to the Atlantic! But they’re #1 because they superserve their home market of Lakeland/Winter Haven and the rest of Polk County. Live, local, and country since before country was cool!
This was a typical evening on WPCV back in December, 1991. I recorded this from my residence, 6 miles south of Ocala, using a Realistic AM/FM/CD/cassette portrable stereo unit and Sony LN90 tape. An outdoor antenna was not needed. Before WSKY-97.3 came on the air, WPCV could be receieved in Ocala with even a moderately sensitive radio and it’s telescoping antenna. Today, of course, the FM band is much more crowded in Central Florida. I would guess that a directional antenna would now be required to null out WSKY and obtain a clean signal from WPCV.