An unofficial site for the former "99.5 Cane Country" Country music radio station for Hendry, Glades, West Palm Beach County, Florida.
I was the news director and broadcast morning programming at the station when it was a country music station and made a website similar to this at the time. - Don Browne (on the air as Mark Werling)
WAFC-FM for many years featured country music broadcasting many live shows from their studios in Clewiston, Florida. In 2009, management decided to go all Spanish language as the station's AM side had always been one of the most profitable of Glades Media's broadcast station, and the guess was the FM side could do well.
Around 2011 the decision was made to change to an "Oldies" music format which is the current programming using syndicated shows during the afternoons and evenings and local programming from Clewiston weekday mornings.
WAFC-FM Radio530 East Alverdez Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Some Photos From the years around 1999-2000
Left: Robbie Costellanos, Co-Owner of Glades Media, and former morning DJ at WAFC-FM. Robbie Costellanos is still the co-owner of WAFC and several other area radio stations with Jim Johnson. Over the years, the station changed frequencies and moved to all Spanish music programming in February of 2009 and then to Oldies in 2011 which is simulcast on it's AM station at 590 on the dial. (Story about format change to Spanish)
Debbie Pattison, former WAFC-FM air personality and Humberto Guitierrez from sister station 590 WAFC-AM, clown around at the WAFC studios in Clewiston.
Jack Albert - former morning disc jockey at WAFC from 1999 to 2002. Jack formerly worked at WIRK in West Palm Beach, Florida for many years. He's considered by many to be the best on-air talent ever hired at WAFC-FM. Jack Albert "retired" for two years after leaving WAFC and then worked for an Elizabeth City, N.C. radio station. He came back and lived in the Clewiston area for many years.
This "unofficial" webpage was written by Don Browne. Don was "Mark A. Werling," on WAFC from 1998 to 1999, as the WAFC-FM news director and "sidekick" on the morning show, working first with station co-owner Robbie Costellanos, and later Jack Albert. He also worked on air with "Vern". Mark Werling was also used by Don as a pen name on his webpages,
Don also hosted the morning "Focus On The Glades" one hour interview talk show at WAFC. In 1999 to 2000 he worked at WWWD-FM 92.5 radio in LaBelle until the station was sold to a Ft. Myers media company. The station is still on the air but now broadcasting from Fort Myers as a talk station.
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