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Mark Logas In For Bud      8-16-18
Mark Logas will be substituting for Bud Hedinger on Good Morning Orlando on WFLF-102.5-FM/AM540 on Thursday and Friday this week and also next Monday. Mark will share what it was like as he attempted to gain access to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall this past Sunday to spend money with local merchants on the 1st anniversary of the violent protests. He’ll also have an update on the new Civics Literacy Requirement for all AA and AS degree seeking students enrolled in Florida colleges. Listeners are always welcome to call in and share their opinions on the “50,000 Watt Front Porch”.

Happy Birthday!       8-16-18
Today, WDBO's morning host for 40 years, Jim Turner celebrates number 72, today.
The Coffee Talk Lady Liz Litterello celebrates a fabulous birthday on Saturday as does WNDD-FM 95.5's Hunter. Bobby Sharpe celebrates on Sunday. Happy birthday to all of you.

Congratulations!      8-12-18
Congratulations to a good friend of this site and a major force in Central Florida Radio history, Frank Reed. Frank has been nominated for Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Help Wanted        8-9-18     
The evening shift is open at WOGK-FM 93.7 in Ocala. 

Tyler Joins WRUF        8-9-18 
Justin "Tyler" Clapp is the new Brand Manager and Afternoon Personality for WRUF-FM 103.7.

Latest PPM Ratings      8-9-18
The July ratings are in for Orlando. Read them here.

Happy Birthday          8-7-18
Happy belated birthday to Jana (Sutter) who celebrated yesterday. Happy 92nd birthday to WKIS-AM 740's Doris Ashwell celebrating tomorrow. Celebrating on Thursday,
Larry Vee aka Dr. Larry Flegle turns 70. 

New Facebook Group For WYRL and WMMB         8-7-18
This is a group dedicated to two sister radio stations that were in Melbourne Florida back in the late 70's and early 80's. WYRL-FM 102.3 played country hits and country classics and WMMB-AM 1240 was a top 40/Rock Station. It was a golden time in radio when live remotes were a big deal and DJ's were actually in the studio playing records. Check it out here

Happy Birthday To Us        8-4-18
Today we celebrate our 15th year on the Internet. Doesn't seem possible. It would not have been possible without my wife Wilma and all the folks who continually add content. Thank you so very much to everyone involved and here's to 15 more. 

New Midday Host At WQMP       8-3-18
WQMP-FM 101.9 has announced "Mel" (Melissa  Sorrentino) has joined the station as Music Director and midday host. 

Lou Joseph Obituary Added         8-2-18
Jim Burns has let me know that Lou Josephs (
Joseph Louis Buczynski) had passed in July of 2016. I have added his obituary on our In Memory Page.

Happy Birthday         7-30-18
Tomorrow, July 31, former WTRR-AM 1400 PD, Rick Padilla celebrates.
On Wednesday, Jack Dyer, better known as Elvis Gorbechev, turns 73 and Russ Wheeler will "press on regardless" at 83. Domino of WOCL-FM 105.9 blows out the candles on Friday. Happy birthday guys!

Spring 2018 Ratings Are In        7-30-18
Ratings for Daytona Beach, Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa and Gainesville-Ocala Spring 2018 are here.

WUCF Up For Awards        7-28-18   
WUCF-FM 89.9 is up for three JazzWeek Publication Awards. WUCF is up for the Station of the Year, Program Director Kayonne Riley is up for Presenter of the Year and Programmer of the Year. The awards will be take place in San Jose, California on  Aug. 9.

Johnny Magic Hosts Backpack Giveaway      7-28-18
WXXL-FM 106.7's Johnny Magic along with other members of the show and additional volunteers will stuff over 6,700 new backpacks with necessary school supplies and donate them to each school for the students to use in the upcoming school year. 

Happy Birthday         7-27-18
Taco Bob
turns 47 today. Pete Simonson and Peter King share a birthday on Monday. Happy birthday to all of you.

Tom Joyner Family Reunion Coming to Kissimmee           7-27-18  
The 2018 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, in its 16th year, will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, this Labor Day weekend Aug.30-Sept. 3. This year’s entertainment will showcase Maze featuring Frankie Beverly on Friday, Bell Biv DeVoe and comedian Rickey Smiley on Saturday and Sunday’s Gospel Explosion with Erica Campbell.

Happy Birthday
WDBO-FM 96.5's Program Director, Drew Anderssen celebrates tomorrow. .

Orlando Magic Broadcasts on the Move              7-24-18
The Orlando Magic has announced that WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM "The Game" will serve as the new flagship home for the Magic Radio Network. Every preseason, regular season and postseason Magic game is broadcast on the Magic Radio Network, with radio affiliates across the state of Florida. FM 96.9 The Game will serve as the flagship station in Orlando, where you can also listen on AM 740. Dennis Neumann will provide the play-by-play for every game, Richie Adubato takes on the color analyst duties for all home games, while Brandon Kravitz serves as pregame, halftime and post game host for all games, and will provide sideline reports for all home contests. The Magic had been with WDBO-AM 580 for the past 27 years.

Happy Birthday         7-23-18
WOMX-FM 105.1's Alex Diaz celebrates today. 

WELE Looks To Add Translator      7-20-18
WELE-AM 1380 has applied to join other AM stations on the FM band.
The translator will be on 101.5 FM.    

Not 5K Taco Run       7-20-18
JVC Media of Florida announces a one of a kind FREE walk/run and taco event hosted by Orlando’s 103.1 The Wolf (WOTW-FM 103.1) and Bud 94.1. The event is dubbed the NOT 5K Taco Run and will be held Sunday September 16th, 2018 at Reiter Park in Longwood. The NOT 5K Taco Run, will include a very short .5K hosted by afternoon personalities Chad and Skid, that contestants will sign up to participate in.  They will be able to crawl, ride, walk, run… however they want to get to the finish line, while sampling tacos, beverages, and more, all supplied by sponsors.  After the .5K, all of Central Florida is invited to the FREE ‘after-party’ with many different choices of tacos, tequila, beer, and vendors.

WHNR Plays "Heinz 57 Music"         7-18-18
New owner of WHNR-AM 1360, Ferris Waller, has let us know that "Boss Hog Radio" is on the air. The variety format is being called
"Heinz 57 Music". 

2018 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced       7-18-18
The Marconi Award finalists have been announced. The stations and personalities from Central Florida include; Large Market Personality of the Year: WDBO-FM 96.5's Joe Kelley. Large Market Station of the Year: WDBO-FM 96.5. Classic Hits Station of he Year: WMMO-FM 98.9. Country Station of the Year: WWKA-FM 92.3 and Non-Commercial Station of the Year: WUFT-FM 89.1. The 2018 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 25-28 in Orlando. 

PPM Ratings Are In      7-16-18
June Nielsen ratings are in for Orlando. See where your favorite stack up here.

WOCL Flips To All 80's        7-13-18
105.9 Sunny FM (WOCL-FM 105.9) has changed it's slogan from "Orlando's Greatest Hits" to "We Own the 80's". 

Happy Birthday!      7-8-18
Ken Dixon celebrates today. 
WPOZ-FM 88.3's Shadow blows out the candles tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

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