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WOKB is dedicated to providing positive family oriented programming. Music for the heart, Ministry for the soul, is more than a motto it is the truth behind 1680am & 100.7fm. With local and national ministry programs, we reach the spirit and with our gospel music we help the spirit soar with the peace and love of God.
The ONLY station of its kind in the Orlando area, WOKB combines the perfect mix of traditional, contemporary gospel music, ministries, call-in community program and teen spotlight. Our programming has WOKB as one of the most popular am stations in the Orlando area.
WOKB IS IN THE TOP 20 RADIO STATIONS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
Target Demo - Adults 25-54
Audience Actual: 61% 25-64
60% Female - 40% Male
AM 1680 Covers the Heart of Central Florida like no other. With a 10,000 Watt signal. WOKB reaches the Central Florida community: Orange, Osceola, Lake, Brevard and Seminole Counties.
Shanti Persaud is the Owner and Operator of the ever expanding Unity Broadcasting Networks. A native of Orlando, Shanti is a successful business woman, an entrepreneur, and a mother of two. After her matriculation through Orange County Public Schools, she became involved in the family business, where after many years of employment, she took the helm and the responsibility of maintaining and growing the more than sixty year old brand.
WOKB 1680AM is Orlando’s oldest station, featuring a balance of ministry and music. It was formally known as Tiger Radio and was located at 1600AM on the radio dial. Currently, 1680AM airs “Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell,” Monday through Friday from 6:00am-10:00am. WNTF 1600AM is one of the newest stations under Unity Networks, and, features a mixture of Old School R&B and Classic Soul. It is honored to air the “DL Hughley Show,” Monday through Friday from 3:00pm- 7:00pm.
Ms. Persaud’s greatest accomplishment was WOKB being awarded the 2017 & 2018 Stellar Award for Best Gospel Radio Station in the Large Market category. Shanti's always concerned about the Community. She is a member of the African American Chamber of Commerce, Black Advisory Committee for Valencia Community. College, a member of the Orange County Branch of the NAACP, the National Association of Broadcasters, and the Winter Garden Chamber of Commerce. Presently, she gives Leadership to the "Pine Hills Public Safety Initiative - Peace Walks,” movement, which is an attempt to stop gun violence in the Central Florida Community. Since 2009 she has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide an Open Food Pantry on Tuesdays and Fridays. In addition, she has given school supplies to over 2000, including providing Christmas gifts and sleepwear to needy families, and also provided needed essentials to the Homeless and Transit community of Central Florida. As if she is not busy, she finds time to devote to having monthly lunch with the students at Citrus Elementary School. Furthermore, the Unity Broadcasting Network participates annually in the Martin Luther King, Jr., parades in the cities of Orlando, Ocoee, and Apopka along with the Historic township of Eatonville.
Always seeking to grow, and be a help to the community at large, Ms. Persaud is pursuing her degree in Science at Valencia Community College. Upon achieving this goal, she will become a Sonogram Technician, serving the Elderly at local Nursing Homes. Nonetheless, this will not detour her from her love and focus of her family, the Unity Broadcasting Networks, and the ever growing, constantly expanding, Central Florida Community.
Glenn AllGood is the Director of Radio Operations, the local host of the award winning Erica Campbell Morning Show, and the host of Sunday Morning Celebration Live on Gospel 1680! He’s been with the station for about 10 years. He’s a married father of two, Glenn Jr., and Alange’. Born and raised in Miami, Glenn is a graduate of Miami Central HS, attended FAMU, and graduated from the world renown Miami Lakes Tech Radio Broadcasting School. Brother AllGood loves sports, especially football (Miami Dolphins, UM Hurricanes), and basketball (Miami Heat). Glenn AllGood is well noted for his energetic, engaging, inspiring morning drive ‘live assist’ with Get Up Mornings with Erica Campbell and Griff (2Trillion) Show. Catch Glenn AllGood weekdays from 5am in the morning till 2pm in the afternoon.
On Sunday Glenn takes his listeners to Church with ‘Sunday Morning Celebration Live’ featuring the latest ministry broadcasts from Bishop T.D. Jakes and Pastor Joel Osteen along with the ‘Top 5 At 10’ Gospel Music Count Down! Brother AllGood is an active member in his church and community as well as an entrepreneur. Along with his brother he owns ‘AllGood Entertainment’ -- Central Florida’s premier Christian DJ’s and has provided music for some of Orlando’s most popular events! Hang out daily with “Your Friend Glenn” Glenn AllGood on Orlando’s Gospel Music Channel, Gospel 1680 WOKB!
Brother Gerrille was born in Melbourne, Florida and graduated from Melbourne High School. He received his Associates of Science degree in General Studies and his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia College.
Brother Gerrille also served in the United States Army for 8 years and participated in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He is also a faithful member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, Florida. He was a Cub Master for 13 year with Pack 603 (BSA) .
Brother Gerrille has been happily married to his lovely wife Ronda of the past 15 years. Gerrille has been the host of “The Sunday Afternoon Praise Party” for the past 12 years on WOKB. He is also a co-host of the hottest sports talk show Monday - Friday 10:00-10:30am on WOKB “The Sports View with Crew”.
Brother Chris Shaw is a native of Chicago, raised by his single mom and extended family, and is a husband to Kia Shaw and the father of two beautiful little girls! Chris learned early in life the importance of family and the power of the phrase: "It takes a village to raise a family". It was rough growing up in Chicago, but the family and community served as his support and Chris made it out and through. He moved to Florida to go to Bethune Cookman College and he graduated with his B.S. in Communications and Broadcasting degree.
He landed a position at WOKB and immediately became a very valuable and intricate part to the WOKB family. After many years of devotion to the station Chris had an opportunity to return to Bethune Cookman as a faculty staff. He now serves as an alumni faculty staff teaching students the art of broadcasting and communications, he still finds time to serve WOKB nightly with inspiring Gospel Music! Brother Chris has a motto for his life and it is:"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all other things shall be added unto you"!
Rodrina Penn-Phillips aka Lady Drina is the Afternoon Drive Radio Announcer at WOKB 1680am. Lady Drina started out as a radio host / broker for years on her own radio show entitled Walking In Favor show aired every Monday from 1pm-2pm weekly for over 3yrs. Lady Drina began advertising and pushing WOKB from day one understanding the vision and goals for the future. Seeing there was a need for a mid-day DJ Lady Drina stepped in to assist and became the full time Mid Day Dj/Radio Announcer Monday- Friday from 3pm-7pm. Lady Drina is new to Team WOKB as an Announcer but she's been apart of Team WOKB now 5yrs and counting.
Lady Drina Live On Your Afternoon Drive supports Local and National Artist from CCM, Quartet, Caribbean, Rap, Traditional and more the list goes on she loves all music supports and pushes all.
LadyDrina is a mother of three beautiful children whom she loves and adores. LadyDrina credits all she has learned about radio first to her Lord and Savior and to the CEO Shanti Persaud. She thanks Ms. Persaud for believeing in her and giving her a chance at having a voice when no one else would. Lastly she thanks the best leader Glenn Allgood for having the patience to train and teach her to love what she does and she'll never have to work again because it becomes your Ministry/Destiny for only what we do for Christ will last . LadyDrina is so honored and proud to be part of TeamWokb family.
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