WENG History

WENG (1530 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a talk radio formatLicensed to Englewood, Florida, the studios are on South River Road. WENG serves the Florida Sun Coast between Sarasota and Fort Myers. It is currently owned by Joe Fiorini, through Fiorini Broadcasting, LLC. Purchased in September of 2017.

Station History

The station signed on the air on November 15, 1964.[2] It was owned and operated by the Sarasota-Charlotte Broadcasting Corporation. Edward J. Ewing Jr. was the first general manager. At that time, the station was a daytimer, required to go off the air at night. It was called “The Wave”. Located at 1355 River Road. At that time the 1,000-watt station, which broadcasted from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

In August 27,1993 the Federal Communications Commission approved transfer of ownership of WENG Radio to The Murray Broadcasting Company. The Murray Broadcasting Company  renovated the studios and offices, installing state-of-the-art equipment and computer, digital sound technology. At this time they introduced a new lineup of News, Talk, and Sports.

On October 21, 2002 WENG 1530 AM was sold to Viper Communications, Inc. headed by Ken Kuenzie and Dennis Klautzer. A change in ownership of Englewood’s only news-talk radio station, WENG (1530 AM)  continued to focused on  local programming and news.