WPCV-FM 97.5 Lakeland Florida Evenings 1991

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.


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