We’d like to share a little South Florida Radio history with you.
We’re writing this from the best of our memory and getting by with
“A Little Help From Our Friends”
The two stations that slowly helped shaped South Florida hippie culture scene were nicknamed SHE & SURF16
WSRF 1580 AM-FM & WSHE FM 103.5
Once upon a time in 1967, The Van Patrick Broadcasting Company operated both WSRF & WSHE located in the same small building located in the rear of a once trailer park named “Silver Oakes” in the old town of Davie Fla.
I recall a cow pasture directly behind the rear doors of the building, many Jocks would take breaks and smoke just outside the rear doors.
WSRF was an AM station operating on the frequency of 1580, WSRF also had a slogan which was SURF16,
I can remember we used Tape Reel to automate both stations, the management had one man that stayed over nights to change the tapes.
WSRF slogan liners–
–‘Were Located Nearest Your Glove Compartment”
-“The Much More Music Sound in Broward County”
SURF16 was a radio station format of Top 40 during the late 1960s through the 1970s, as much of Top 40 was mainly Progressive Rock during those memorable years.
WSRF also Simultaneously broadcasted on the FM frequency of 103.5, titled SURF-FM airing Elevator Music to a very slim audience.
…..Jumping to 1972….
Both call letters WSRF & WSHE were purchased by Gene Milner in 1972.
Oldest son the late ‘Tommy Judge’ was the king around both WSRF & WSHE, Tommy also was a part of the Air Talent.
Tommy is remembered to many for being a Super Genuine person and a kind soul, helping people and earning their trust making friends with everyone.
In the year of 1972, WSHE -FM 103.5 ‘SHE’ dumped the Elevator Music format and aired Progressive Rock, Album Rock, Fusion Jazz, and Southern Rock.
During the 1970s Disc Jockeys had plenty of head room to air what they thought the public wanted, Back during those days Program Director’s allowed freedoms to the air talent, unlike radio today.
If you feel I have left out something, perhaps you’d like to share your WSRF–WSHE history memory, we welcome your honest commentary.
With heavy hearts we all said goodbye to James Yelton June 2016.
Jim is survived by his wife and daughter.
We Owe a Very Special Thank You to the Late Great South Florida Audio Engineer James Yelton .
James ‘Jim’ played a Key Role with raising the radio station SHE back on its feet from FM to the Internet.
WSHE is no longer broadcasting on the FM frequency, WSHE is a Radio Station streaming Hi-Def Stereo directly over the internet, broadcasting the same Progressive Rock / Album Rock format.
‘SHE’ has earned the title of Classic Rock Florida Internet Radio.
Today’s SHE is currently owned and operated by a small group named the Tanner Brothers / Tanner Broadcasting LLC.
The live stream for SHE internet radio can be heard here