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WDVH Celebrates Birthday With Format Flip        10-18-19
WDVH-AM 980/94.1 FM took to the air on Oct. 18, 1954. Most of the past 65 years they played country music. As of today the owner, Marc Radio, has flipped the station to R&B Oldies as "R&B 94.1". They will feature R&B hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s. 

WAJD Flips From Smooth Jazz           10-16-19
"Smooth Jazz 1390 WAJD/98.9" (WAJD-AM 1390/98.8 FM) in Gainesville is becoming "99 Jamz". "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" has been added to the new Urban format. 

Birthdays This Week        10-13-19
Happy Birthday on Tuesday to Kipper McGee former WDBO-AM 580 Program Director. On Wednesday, CFLRadio veteran Alan Spector celebrates. Happy birthday to you both.

Marc Bernier's Daytona State College Speakers Series        10-10-19
With growing concern surrounding  facts relating to sharks  off our coast, and separately, the quality of the water in the Indian river, The Daytona State Speakers Series will convene a panel discussion with experts on the future of both will take place on Wed., Oct. 16. The series is moderated by WNDB's Marc Bernier. The 80 minute session with include Q&A from an audience of students and the general public. Doors open at 6pm at News Journal Center, admission is free and open to everyone. 

Pastor/Radio Host Arrested    10-10-19
One of  the co-hosts of  the radio show “Friends Talking Faith”,  Rev. Bryan Fulwider heard weekly on WMFE-FM 90.7 and WMFV-FM 89.5 has been arrested after a woman reported being sexually battered numerous times by Fulwider. The accuser was 14 in 2005 when the abuse began, until 2010. 

Latest PPM Ratings           10-9-19
The September PPM Ratings are in, here.

Happy Birthday       10-9-19
Celebrating a birthday today is former WDIZ-FM 100.3 Program Director Rad Messick.

On The Move       10-2-19
Bud-FM formerly known as Bud 94.1 "King of Rock" has moved solely to
WOTW-HD2. Clear Channel has added the rebroadcast of "WFLA Orlando" (WFLF-AM 540/93.1FM/94.1FM/107.7HD 3) to cover the suburbs north of Orlando.

Latin Jazz Comes To WUCF     10-1-19
WUCF-FM 89.9 HD2 Latin Jazz will provide full-time Latin flavored easy listening. The station will feature local personality Alex Diaz guiding listeners through a mix of songs including those from Poncho Sanchez, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Cal Tjader. Diaz will also host his own Latin Jazz themed show playing a blend of classic Latin Jazz hits and the best of modern releases each week on 89.9 Jazz & More’s main station Sundays from 4PM to 7PM. Listeners can stream the station from anywhere at https://www.wucf.org/listen/.

Changes At WLBE         9-30-19  
WLBE-AM 790 has requested a S(pecial) T(emporary A(uthority) to operate non-directionally during nighttime hours from the daytime tower with a reduced power of 0.25 kilowatt.  A sources tell us that WLBE is back with a "Timeless Music" format.

SOLD: WLBE        9-26-19
Q Broadcasting Corp. has purchased the silent WLBE-AM 790 in Leesburg. President of Q Broadcasting,  George Arroyo operates Spanish-language radio stations in West Palm Beach, Tampa, and WONQ-AM 1030 in Oviedo. The purchase price is $75,000.

Speaker Series Moves To Daytona State College          9-23-19
Marc Bernier of WNDB-AM-1150/93.5 FM brings the Speaker series to The L. Gale Lemerand  Student Center at Daytona State College, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd. on September 30 at 7PM. Marc's guest will be U.S. Representative Michael Waltz. Doors open at 6PM. and the program is free and open to the public.

Movin' On Up        9-23-19
Kaylan Moody has been promoted to Music Director at Alternative WHHZ-FM 100.5.  

Dallas Reese joins WMMO       9-14-19 
Reese, former Program Director for Southern Stone Stations WHOG-FM 95.7 and WKRO-FM 93.1 has become the new night host at WMMO-FM 98.9

AJ Maguire Has Left the Building         9-12-19
WWKA-FM 92.3's afternoon voice AJ Maguire has left the station. Melissa, the night host is filling in on an interim basis.

Florida Man Radio Debuts Monday            9-7-19
JVC Media of Florida has confirmed the debut of Florida Man Radio-660 AM/105.5 FM in Orlando on Monday September 9th, 2019 at 2PM.  The debut will include a live on-air press conference beginning at 2pm at the Maitland studios of Florida Man Radio hosted by the on-air staff including long-time Orlando talk legend Shannon Burke, the nationally syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, radio veteran Scott Ledger, and Attorney Justin Clark.  

Latest PPM Ratings For Orlando         9-7-19
The latest ratings are in for Orlando, here.      

New Programming For WMFV         9-4-19
WMFV-FM 89.5 had been playing Classical Music will be dropping the current programming to bring NPR programming to the Villages area. New programs will include "The Florida Roundup", "
Intersection" and "Travel with Rick Stevens" as well as other NPR programs. WMFV also plans to hire a full-time reporter who live in the Villages area. WMFV is the sister station of Orland's WMFE-FM 90.7

Florida Man Debut Delayed By Dorian      9-2-19
The debut of Central Florida's newest radio station "Florida Man Radio",  WDYZ-AM 660/FM 105.5, has been delayed because of hurricane Dorian. The new date is Monday Sep 9.

Morning Show Hosts Join TV Show          9-2-19 
WNUE-FM 98.1 morning hosts Jessica Reyes and Arnaldo Olivieri "JR al Aire" have joined Univision news anchor Luis Artemio Bones for a new local Spanish morning TV newsmagazine “Despierta Orlando” on WVEN-TV.

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