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WDBO Morning Man Bill Taylor Passes      3-4-21
Bill Taylor, morning host at WDBO-AM 580 from 1959-1972 passed away Saturday, March 27, 2020 at age 92. In Memory

January 2021 PPM Ratings       3-3-21
The latest PPM ratings for Orlando are here.

New Talent Joins K92.3      3-1-21
Scotty Tavlin is adding his voice to nights at WWKA-FM 92.3.

Birthdays This Week      2-22-21
Celebrating birthdays this week are Carole Nelson and Paul Delaney tomorrow. Dr. Ken Rabac blows out the candles on Wednesday and  will celebrate on Saturday. Michael W. Lowe celebrates on the 26th.

SOLD: WXZC      2-14-21
WGUL-FM, Inc. has purchased WXZC-FM 103.3 from Citrus County Association For Retarded Citizens, Inc. for $340,000. WGUL has been operating the station since 2018 under an LMA. 

Birthdays This Week      2-14-21
Cap'n Chris Hill celebrates tomorrow as does Ron Bison
Happy Birthday      2-12-21
WTKS-FM 104.1
Morning Host, Russ Rollins celebrates today. 

Happy Anniversary      2-10-21
Bob Kelly is "... celebrating my 6th year in February 2021 at WUCF-FM and currently starting my 3rd year hosting Midday Jazz 10:00-3:00pm now and Saturday Jazz which I’ve done 6 years is now on Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm."  
Holiday Ratings Ratings      2-7-21
The Nielsen PPM Holiday Ratings  2020 are in. See them here.

Happy Birthday      2-6-21
Florida Man Radio's Ed Tyll  celebrates number 65, today.

Super Bowl Broadcasts      2-6-21
Looking for the Super Bowl on the radio? WELE-AM 1380 in Ormond Beach,
WWJB-AM 1450, BrooksvilleWRUF-AM 850/98.1 FM, Gainesville and WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM, Orlando.

Happy Belated Birthday      2-6-21
Happy birthday to Ray Michaels who celebrated yesterday.

WSIR Goes Silent      2-3-21
WSIR-AM 1490 Winter Haven, is silent as they prepare for the sale of the station. Back in December of 2020 the City of Winter Haven paid $304,500 for the land, building and tower of WSIR. The city has plans  to expand Lake Howard Nature Park and build additional stormwater improvements in the park. The frequency has been sold. 

Dave Bethune
aka Super Dave Logan Passes     2-2-21
Back in 2014 former WDAT-AM 1380 personality, Super Dave Logan, checked in and let us know where he was now. "...After working in the Daytona Beach area for almost 10 years, most of it with WDAT/WELE 1380AM… I moved to Ft. Myers and worked for 20 years as Super Dave Logan for Cat Country 107.1, now owned by Clear Channel. During my time there I was the Promotions Manager, Assistant Program Director and did several air shifts including middays and afternoons. I was laid off in 2011, rehired by Clear Channel in Panama City, but left there because I missed my Southwest Florida home. Dave passed away yesterday at the age of 62. 

Chad Benson Joins WSKY Schedule      2-2-21
Gainesville's WSKY-FM 97.3 is adding "The Chad Benson Show". The Radio America syndicated program will air weeknights from 9PM-11PM.

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