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WILN (105.9 FM, "Island 106") is a US commercial radio station located in Panama City, Florida. WILN airs a Top 40 (CHR) music format.

WILN
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CityPanama City, Florida
Broadcast areaBay County, Florida
BrandingIsland 106
SloganAll The Hits
Frequency105.9 MHz
First air date1985-04-21 (as WLVV)
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT117 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID4125
Callsign meaningIsLaNd 106
Former callsignsWLVV (1985-1987)
Former frequencies106.3 (1985-1988)
OwnerMagic Broadcasting II
Sister stationsWWLY, WYOO, WYYX
WebcastListen Live
Websiteisland106.com

HistoryEdit

WILN signed-on on April 21, 1985 at 9:20 AM with a small 6kw signal on 106.3 MHz as WLVV "Love-FM", a Soft AC station geared toward women between 25-54. Due to a lack of listeners, the station was determined to be unsuccessful, and because of such, it ceased broadcast in the afternoon of October 31, 1987.

In the name of "bringing the fun back to radio", owners Jim and Bertie Broaddus decided to completely revamp the station, and "Island 106" (with a new callsign, WILN), came into being on November 2, 1987. To begin with, WILN played a Classic rock format, and went head to head with WFSY. In 1989, WILN upgraded to 50kw and moved to the current 105.9 frequency. Over the next year, the format evolved from Classic Rock to a Rock-leaning Top 40 format, eventually shifting completely to the Mainstream Top 40 format that has continued since 1991.

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