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Happy Anniversary To Us!      8-4-22
As we begin our ninetenth year on the Internet, I'd like to say thank you to all the folks that have made the site what it is. As always thanks goes to my wife, Wilma, the inspiration and love of my life. Thanks to all the people who have supplied info, bios, photos and sounds and have helped in other ways with this endeavor. I believe radio is such an essential part of our lives and it should be remembered. I hope we are contributing to that in some way. More to come...stay tuned.  

Happy Birthday!      8-2-22
of WOCL-FM 105.9
does the happy birthday dance tomorrow.

WFYY "The Fly 103.1" Debuts      8-1-22
From the JVC Press Release: "...On Monday August 1st, 2022 beginning at Noon, 103.1FM will be known as The New FLY 103.1 – Orlando’s HOTTEST Hit Music – playing the HOTTEST hits from Rhythmic Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, and more!." "...The New FLY 103.1 will debut with 10,000 COMMERCIAL FREE SONGS IN A ROW and feature today’s top artists including Post Malone, Doja Cat, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Jack Harlow." "FLY 103.1 – Orlando’s HOTTEST Hit Music will debut a live and local air staff after the initial 10,000 COMMERCIAL FREE SONGS IN A ROW. WFYY-FM 103.1

New Format For WPGS      7-31-22
Thanks to Leo Vargas for this news. WPGS-AM 840
is now "Promesa 840" (translated "Promise 840") and plays Spanish-language Christian music. Everything from the previous "Classic Rock/Local 840" format is now online only. 

Familiar Voices Join WDBO       7-31-22
Leo Vargas, one of the most recognized voices in the Hispanic radio industry, has joined WDBO-AM 580/107.3 FM as a reporter/anchor. Jay Edwards (who was on WOMX-FM 105.1 for 24 years) has also joined WDBO.

WOTS Flips Back      7-31-22
WOTS-AM 1220  is no longer broadcasting Ray Cruz's "Noticias Generacion News" and has reverted back to the previous "La Primera" format while also simulcasting WPRD-AM 1440 and WUNA-AM 1480 during certain hours. Thanks to
Leo Vargas.
The WOLF Has Left The Building     7-29-22
The Wolf, WOTW-FM 103.1 is no more. WFYY-FM 103.1 will be the new call letters the new format will be Electronic Dance. 
The format is Rhythmic CHR.

Happy Birthday!        7-29-22
Celebrating birthdays Pete Simonson and Peter King, tomorrow. On Sunday, former WTRR-AM 1400 PD, Rick Padilla celebrates. 

Swap and Sale           7-28-22
RDA Broadcast Holdings, LLC is swapping "Gold FM 99.7"  WGMA-FM 99.7 for Central Florida Educational Foundation, Inc's WMYZ-HD3  (with an LMA before closing). Ricardo Arroyo
is going to sell the simulcast station WGMW-FM 99.5 to the Central Florida Educational Foundation, Inc's for $400,000 plus an LMA before closing.

The Wolf To Quit Howling?      7-28-22
Lance Venta at Radio Insight reported WOTW-FM 103.1 will drop the country format. According to him "JVC applied today (Jul 25) to change WOTW’s call letters to WFYY on August 1.

New Format For WPGS      7-26-22
Thanks to Dave Grubbs for letting us know that WPGS-AM 840 is no longer playing Classic Rock. Apparently, they have flipped to Spanish language programming. 

Former Morning Team To Begin Podcast     7-19-22
Danie B and Kevin Kon, the former morning show team at WPYO-FM 95.3

Musical Chairs      7-19-22
New daytime schedule at WDBO-AM 580/107.3 FM has brought Mark Kaye (out of Jacksonville's WOKV-FM 104.5) to the 9AM-Noon slot and (out of Atlanta's WSB-AM 750/95.5 FM)

Congratulations!      7-19-22
Obie Diaz and Ashley Morrison, WWKA-FM 92.3 morning team have been nominated for the 2022 Marconi Award as the large market Personalities of the year. WOEX-FM 96.5 has been nominated in the Spanish Language Station of the Year category.,

Happy Birthday!      7-8-22
Celebrating today is Ken Dixon. Long time CFL Radio personality Shadow Stevens blows out the candles tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

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