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February 2017

Very Special Happy Birthday      2-1-17
Nineteen year veteran WOMX-FM 105.1 morning show co-host Erica Lee will celebrate her (my wife Wilma says I can't tell Erica's age) birthday on Feb. 2. Happy birthday Miss Lee! 

Dave Matthews Passes      2-8-17
Central Florida Radio journeyman broadcaster, Dave (Hesselink) Matthews has passed away at age 63. Brenda Matthews was kind enough to send us an email to let us know.
In Memory

Musical Chairs At The Hit Kicker      2-9-17
Over at WHKR-FM 102.7, Rockledge, Program Director/Afternoon jock Jim Callahan has left the building. Mid-day man, Eric Deniro returns to afternoons.  Mike Vincent, the Cumulus Melbourne Cluster operations Manager and WAOA-FM 107.1 Program Director, adds the job of Program Director at WHKR.

Kilmeade And Friends Joins WNDB     2-13-17
Fox News Radio's "Brian Kilmeade and Friends"  is now heard live from 9AM-Noon, Monday through Friday on WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM

Can You Hear Me Now?    2-17-17  
Salem Communications' WTLN-AM 950/94.9 FM has filed to renew its Special Temporary Authority to run more than twice the normal nighttime power. It seems the government-owned radio station in Cuba is sending their night time signal in all directions. WTLN is licensed to run 5,000 watts at night but want to continue running 11,000 watts to combat the Cuban interference.

Sandie Corbin Biddle Passes      2-18-17
Steve Biddle aka Steve Craig from WKIS-AM 740, WDBO-AM 580, WBJW-FM 105.1 and other Central Florida stations has let us know that his former wife, Sandie Corbin Biddle passed in November of 2016 after battling lung cancer. In Memory

Happy Birthday!       2-20-17
Celebrating today is CFLRadio veteran Alan Rock.

Kuselias Adds Afternoons To His Schedule      2-21-17
Genesis Communications I taps Erik Kuselias to move into the News/Talk chair on WHOO-AM 1080 and WWBA-AM 820 in Tampa, weekdays from 1PM-3PM. Kuselias most recently was morning host for NBC Sports Radio and afternoon host on NBC’s Sports Cable Network. He will continue to host his Sports program mornings on WHOO-AM  and WHBO in Tampa.

More Birthdays This Week     2-21-17
Celebrating birthdays this week are Carole Nelson and Paul Delaney on Thursday. Dr. Ken Rabac blows out the candles on Friday and Mark "Mr. News" Williams formerly of WNDB-AM 1150 will celebrate on Saturday.

Logas In For Bud Hedinger     2-22-17
Mark Logas
will be filling in for Bud Hedinger on "Good Morning Orlando" this Friday, February 24th. Mark’s very special guests during the 8 o’clock hour will be the Mother, Sister, and Brother of SeaWorld Trainer Dawn Brancheau. They’ll be talking about the Dawn Brancheau Foundation and the positive impact their efforts are having on animals and humans in our community. Family members will also share memories of Dawn on the 7th anniversary of her death.

Mark Sitting In For Bud         2-25-17
Mark Logas will be filling in for Bud Hedinger on "Good Morning Orlando" on Monday, February 27th.During the 6 o'clock hour, Karis Lockhart, Chairman of the UCF College Republicans, will share what it was like to be at CPAC and how her organization is countering the campaign of misinformation on campus. During the 7 o’clock hour, Mike Mannino updates listeners regarding his long journey to hold the people legally accountable for incorrectly foreclosing on his home. Mike always paid his monthly mortgage on time with the canceled checks to prove it, but still lost his home in November because the mortgage company and bank claimed in court he hadn’t paid since 2007. Even though the mortgage company and bank failed to respond to six court orders to produce documented proof the mortgage hadn't been paid for the past nine years, the judge refused to allow Mike’s canceled checks into evidence and ruled against him. He's continuing his fight and has gained the attention of officials inside the FL Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice and has also filed a formal complaint with the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Open Mind Monday finishes out the show during the 8 o'clock hour.

Happy Birthday!      2-25-17
Long time Central Florida personality Michael W. Lowe celebrates on Sunday, the 26th.

PPM Ratings      2-26-1
January PPM Ratings are in. Read them here.

Real Radio Picks Up "Connections"      2-28-17
Orlando's WTKS-FM 104.1 adds the evening syndicated relationships show “CONNECTIONS” to its programming schedule.  The program is hosted by Al “Blackjack” Spry, Glenda “G-Love” Chauncy, and Melissa Foxx. The creators are working with Sabo Media and J.M. Tillery & Associates, P.A. to syndicate on terrestrial FM stations in the top 50 U.S. markets by the end of 2017. 

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