|City||Panama City, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Bay County, Florida|
|Slogan||All The Hits|
|First air date||1985-04-21 (as WLVV)|
|Format||Top 40 (CHR)|
|Callsign meaning||IsLaNd 106|
|Former callsigns||WLVV (1985-1987)|
|Former frequencies||106.3 (1985-1988)|
|Owner||Magic Broadcasting II|
|Sister stations||WWLY, WYOO, WYYX|
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.