Passion. Experience. Diligence.


For nearly 60 years WELE has served the Daytona Beach under several call letters, owners and formats. In 2009 long-time talk show host Big John, a successful businessman and former County Council member, assumed its operation. John, whose focus is on community service and involvement, decided to donate the station to Bethune-Cookman University.On March 2, 2015 Bethune Cookman University officially took over operations and ownership of WELE 1380 from Goliath Radio LLC, renaming the station WELE 1380 The CAT. Contrary to popular belief “The CAT” is not in reference to the school’s mascot, the Wildcat, instead it is an acronym standing for “Community…Action…Talk.” This new name is a reflection of  commitment to continue the school’s involvement in community outreach and enrichment. This station serves as a tool by which the University satisfies that commitment. A commercial station, WELE is a fully operational and revenue generating AM station, equally important it is also a teaching tool. It is meant to be a training ground for Bethune Cookman University students on the undergraduate and graduate levels interested in broadcast, production, engineering, sales and marketing, and business management.

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The first choice in radio advertising
WELE 1380 The Cat is proud to provide effective marketing for over 150 Volusia County advertisers each year. With affordable rates and a great Production Facility and staff, WELE can provide local clients with "national advertiser" quality and effectiveness, on sometimes...24 hour notice.
Regional advertisers enjoy the experience and market savvy offered by our Operation’ s Manager, Harold Ford, who heads our Ormond Beach office (386-523-1871).If you'd like to learn more about WELE’s advertising opportunities, please us, a call at 386-523-1871. We will gladly answer any of your questions. Sales Packages Are available for BCU Football, and NFL Football Games



Week Days 

12:00am - 6:00am  &  300pm - 4:00pm 6:00pm - 7:00pm

12:00am - 6:00am  &  300pm - 4:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm


Launched in August 2016, SB Nation combines the radio power of over 500 radio affiliates with the millions of loyal SB Nation readers. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive sports talk platform that connects listeners to their favorite content no matter where or how they listen.

Based in Houston, Texas, SB Nation Radio is owned and operated by Gow Broadcasting LLC, a Gow Media company.

SB Nation marks used with permission from Vox Media INC.


6:00am - 10:00 am 

6:00am - 10:00 am 

Russ Parr morning show

Nearly 15 years as nationally syndicated radio personality. Writer, producer and director of independent feature films including The Last Stand, Love For Sale, Something Like a Business, 35 and Ticking and The Undershepherd and more. Host of the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show with his longtime crew: Alfredas, Supaken, Albert and Britt.


10:00am - 12:00pm

10:00am - 12:00pm


Prior to going nationwide, Stephanie pulled #1 ratings at KABC and KFI in Los Angeles and other radio stations in New York and Chicago.

You know her from tons of exposure on TV, and on comedy’s prime stages: host of CNBC’s Equal Time, Oxygen TV’s I’ve Got a Secret, and many others. Stephanie has also appeared on CNN’s Joy Behar, Larry King Live, Reliable Sources, as well as MSNBC’s The Ed Show, Hannity and Colmes and Neal Cavuto on Fox News, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, among many others.

Stephanie comes to the left, from the right. She’s the daughter of William Miller, Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Republican presidential running mate.

Her humor and snappy political wit draws listeners from all sides and makes her the perfect antidote to cantankerous conservatives.

The Stephanie Miller Show is produced by WYD Media Management and is syndicated by WestWood One, the nation’s leading independent radio programming company.


12:00pm - 3:00pm 

12:00pm - 3:00pm 

Clark Howard

Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust.


7:00pm - 10:00pm

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Phill Valentine

Phil Valentine is an award-winning syndicated talk radio host best known for his movie, An Inconsistent Truth. He has also appeared in Atlas Shrugged 3 and The Secret Handshake. Valentine started his acting career in A Letter From Death Row starring rock group Poison's front man, Bret Michaels, along with Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen.

In 2012, An Inconsistent Truth, which Valentine wrote, produced and hosted, was released in theaters. An Inconsistent Truth won three film festival awards including Best Documentary from the Nevada Film Festival. It was the top-grossing movie per screen in the country its first two weeks in theaters. It is the 20th top-grossing nature documentary of all time.



4:00pm - 6:00pm

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Big John

Big John, loves community radio! as you will hear every afternoon Monday - Friday from 4 pm- 6 pm, as he says in his opening statement: we don't just give a darn about the shenanigans going on in Washington D.C, and we can't stand either of the political parties Republicans or Democrats. Big John states the facts about local stuff, that's what makes the biggest local forum in the country "Gov Stuff Live" Big John donated WELE 1380 The Cat to Bethune Cookman University in 2013

Say what you will about Big John's demeanor and appearance, his sharp-tongued wit and trademark blue work shirt, but his work ethic is more important than his work shirt. Big John knows Volusia County. He knows about the economic problems, the endangered environment, the problems of the homeless, the need for better roads. And he has shown us for several years he is willing to put in long hours to work on solutions. More important, he can get the job done.





Sunday 8:00am - 10:00am

Sunday 8:00am - 10:00am

Keep Hope Alive

An American icon, international statesman, Baptist minister and one of our nation's leading civil rights advocates, Rev. Jesse Jackson discusses news and current events in a weekly, nationally-syndicated radio program.

Keep Hope Alive with Reverend Jesse Jackson is a 2-hour community based program that is broadcast every Sunday. The show currently airs in nearly 40 markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.