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January 2019


WPOZ Welcomes Cindy Simmons          1-3-19
Cindy Simmons has joined Christian “Z 88.3” WPOZ-FM 88.3. Cindy has mid-day duties from 10AM-2PM. Simmons is best known for her 12-year run at hot AC “Star 94.1” WSTR-FM Atlanta.

Congratulations To Jamie Dupree       1-3-19
Jamie Dupree is celebrating 30 years with the Cox Media Group and locally on WDBO-FM 96.5. Dupree suffers from a rare neurological disorder called tongue protrusion dystonia, the condition kept him off the air for two years. In June, listeners were re-introduced to Jamie Dupree as his voice is created from his past recordings and paired with text-to-speech programming, allowing "Jamie Dupree 2.0" to get back on the radio.

Orlando December PPM Ratings          1-3-19
Nielsen PPM Ratings for December for the Orlando market are here

Foxx Joins "Good Morning Orlando"      1-5-18
Melissa Foxx is joining "Good Morning Orlando" on WFLF-AM/93.1 FM. Melissa will be the call screener and a contributor on the show. She will also host "Connections"  on Thursday nights at 9PM-10PM. 

Happy Birthday      1-7-19
Lady Laura Diaz former morning co-host at WXXL-FM 106.7 blows out the candles today.

Kilmeade Joins WSKY      1-8-19 
Brian Kilmeade has joined the line up on WSKY-FM 97.3. He will be heard from 10AM-Noon, replacing Laura Ingraham.

Happy Birthday      1-9-19
June Myers celebrates today.

Bill Wathen Passes      1-9-19
William "Bill" Wathen passed on December 28, in Daytona Beach. Bill worked at both WNDB-AM 1150 and WROD-AM 1340.
In Memory

Spector Joins Morning Show      1-13-19
Alan Spector as become full-time co-host and news anchor on WFLF-AM 540/93.1FM's "Good Morning Orlando".

Gainesville/Ocala Winter Ratings        1-17-19
The Winter ratings are in for the Gainesville/Ocala, Daytona Beach and Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa markets. Read them here.
      

Bob Kelly Hosting "Midday Jazz"        1-17-19
Veteran voice Bob Kelley will be celebrating his 4th year at 89.9 Jazz & More WUCF-FM 89.9 coming up in February and he is the new host of  “Midday Jazz”   M-F 10AM to 1PM in addition to his "Saturday Jazz" each Saturday 3PM-7PM.

Happy Birthday       1-18-19
WLOF-AM 950's Sir Arthur Knight celebrates his 74th birthday on Sunday.

Congrats To Marc Bernier        1-18-19
Marc Bernier came to Daytona Beach and WNDB-AM 1150/FM 93.5 in January of 1991. Congratulations on your 28th year here.

SOLD: WYND     1-19-19
Proclaim Media Group has closed on the sale of WYND-AM 1310/96.1 FM. Clarence and Andrea Williams are the new owners. 

Happy Birthday!      1-25-19
Marc Tyll a major contributor of information to this website celebrates number 58 today.
WORJ-FM 107.7's
Elliot Cobbs Mitchell celebrates on Tuesday.

Where You Can Listen To The Super Bowl          1-31-19
If you can't be near a TV for the Super Bowl on Sunday, you can listen to it on the radio. In Daytona Beach WELE-AM 1380, in Gainesville WRUF-AM 850/98.1 FM, in Orlando WDBO-AM 580 on the Space Coast WIXC-AM 1060.

Happy Birthday!      1-29-19
Celebrating today, Bud Hedinger celebrates number 72. Elliott Cobbs Mitchell also celebrates his 72nd today.

New Sports Program On FM 96.9 The Game      1-30-19
Sports talk WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM “FM 96.9 The Game” announced the launch of the new “In the Zone with Brandon Kravitz and The Shot Doctor” program to air in afternoon drive beginning on February 11.  The program will star Brandon Kravitz along with “The Shot Doctor” Austin Pistulka who serves as the executive producer.  iHeartMedia RVP of programming for iHeartMedia North Florida Rick Everett says, “We’re extremely excited about the new era of ‘FM 96.9 The Game.’  When you’re looking for the best live sports talk, this is the place to tune in.”  Kravitz says, “For the last several years, I’ve been honing my craft and working towards this goal.  I plan to bring a fresh approach to afternoon drive, while engaging with our interactive audience.  I cannot wait to link back up with The Shot Doctor – we have chemistry from two years of doing afternoon drive together in the past and I look forward to picking up where we left off and taking it to the next level.”


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