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Latest PPM Ratings        6-13-18
The May PPM ratings are in for Orlando. Read them here.

Happy Birthday!         6-13-18
A very Happy Birthday to the WDVH-AM 980 "Diva", Jinx Miller (McCall) celebrating today.

"95 Rock" Becomes The Rocket     6-12-18 
Classic Rock WROK-FM 95.9, the Cumulus owned station has rebranded as "The Rocket" , "The Space Casts Classic Rock Station". No change in the format has been made.

SOLD: WAMT and WHOO      6-7-18
Genesis Communications I, Inc is selling WAMT-AM 1140 and WHOO-AM 1080 to Immaculate Heart Radio, Inc. The sale price for both stations is $1.515 million.

Correction       6-6-18
WMYZ-FM 88.7 is not off the air as I stated on 5/30.  Dean O'Neal has let me know that the station is still on the air, "...Our translator 96.9 W245AZ-Leesburg (which rebroadcasts WMYZ) has been off the air since the tower that it transmits from was damaged from Hurricane Irma. W245AZ will remain silent until a new tower site is found." I apologize for the error.

Happy Birthday!      6-4-18
Many happy returns to
Tom Nefeldt, better known as WLOF-AM 950's T. Michael Jordan, celebrating a birthday today.

WMYZ Off The Air  
     5-30-18 
Central Florida Educational Foundation's WMYZ-FM 88.7 is off the air after tower damage from Hurricane Irma. The station will remain silent until they can find a new tower.

Ron Bison Named New GM      5-29-18
WLBE-AM 790 has a new General Manager. Ron Bison who does the morning show, has been named General Manager

New Weekend Program On WELE
        5-28-18
WELE-AM 1380 has picked up the
syndicated "Law Enforcement Today" show for weekends. The host is John "Jay" Wiley.

Congrats to The Monsters    
    5-26-18
WTKS-FM 104.1's morning team The Monsters have made the
"Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred" once again. 

Anniversary Celebration For Bennett & Bernier    5-26-18

WNDB-AM 1150/93.5-FM's morning team of Chuck Bennett & Marc Bernier will celebrate the 1st anniversary of the "Bennett & Bernier Morning Show" at DB Pickles, 400 S Nova Rd, Ormond Beach on Friday, June 1. Owner Pete Polzella is rolling out the red carpet for WNDB listeners! 

New Program Manager At WUCF      5-23-18

Brad Waldo has been named Program Manager at WUCF-FM 89.9. Brad comes to Central Florida after working in a number of other markets, including Ohio, Missouri and California. 

Shawn Burke Returns       5-19-18
Veteran Orlando personality Shawn Burke will be filling in on WMFE-FM 90.7's
"Morning Edition".

Birthdays This Week       5-16-18
Tomorrow, WOMX-FM 105.1 Morning co-host Jay Edwards blows out the candles on his cake. On Friday, 
WYKS-FM 105.3's Ryan Dupree celebrates his big day.  Happy birthday to you both.

SOLD: WIGW         5-9-18
Immaculate Heart Media is purchasing Catholic formatted WIGW-FM 90.3 for $150,000. There is also a programming agreement between the seller and the buyer before the deal is finalized.

Happy Birthday      5-9-18
Celebrating tomorrow will be former  WHNR-AM 1360 Account Executive,
Von Rommell Fernandes, as well as WMFQ-FM 92.9 morning co-host Bill Barr and on Friday Rick Brady will blow out the candles.   

Chuck Harder Passes      5-6-18
Charles Edward "Chuck" Harder died April 10. He was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1944 and began his radio career as a disc jockey in Chicago in the early 1960's. In the 1990s Chuck's popular consumer advocate program "For The People" was ranked as one of the top ten talk programs in the country. Chuck worked in New York City at WMCA-AM 570, at WFLA-AM 970 in Tampa and other markets. His show was popular during the 1990s until his retirement in 2010. His show was heard in Central Florida on WKIS-AM 740WKIQ-AM 1240WPGS-AM 840 and WTRR-AM 1400.

Happy Birthday     5-6-18
Celebrating today is
WOGK-FM 93.7's Kathy Dugan.

DeMann Out At WPYO      5-1-18
Stevie DeMann, Cox Media Group Orlando Operations Manager, has left after more than ten years at that position. Stevie first joined CMG at WJHM-FM 101.9 in 2001 and became Program Director at WPYO-FM 95.3 in 2007. Stations Stevie oversaw included WWKA-FM 92.3, WPYO-FM 95.3 WCFB-HD2 107.3  and WCFB-FM 94.5  

Happy Birthday!    5-1-18
Buddy Pittman celebrates number 66 today. Also blowing out the candles today is WROD-AM 1340/FM 104.7's Frank Scott as well as
Chuck Agostinelli former producer for Gene Burns at WKIS-AM 740. Happy birthday to you all!


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