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Dallas Reese joins WMMO       9-14-19 
Dallas
Reeseformer Program Director for Southern Stone Stations WHOG-FM 95.7 and WKRO-FM 93.1 has become the new night host at WMMO-FM 98.9

AJ Maguire Has Left the Building         9-12-19
WWKA-FM 92.3's afternoon voice AJ Maguire has left the station. Melissa, the night host is filling in on an interim basis.

Florida Man Radio Debuts Monday            9-7-19
JVC Media of Florida has confirmed the debut of Florida Man Radio-660 AM/105.5 FM in Orlando on Monday September 9th, 2019 at 2PM.  The debut will include a live on-air press conference beginning at 2pm at the Maitland studios of Florida Man Radio hosted by the on-air staff including long-time Orlando talk legend Shannon Burke, the nationally syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, radio veteran Scott Ledger, and Attorney Justin Clark.  

Latest PPM Ratings For Orlando         9-7-19
The latest ratings are in for Orlando, here.      

New Programming For WMFV         9-4-19
WMFV-FM 89.5 had been playing Classical Music will be dropping the current programming to bring NPR programming to the Villages area. New programs will include "The Florida Roundup", "
Intersection" and "Travel with Rick Stevens" as well as other NPR programs. WMFV also plans to hire a full-time reporter who live in the Villages area. WMFV is the sister station of Orland's WMFE-FM 90.7

Florida Man Debut Delayed By Dorian      9-2-19
The debut of Central Florida's newest radio station "Florida Man Radio",  WDYZ-AM 660/FM 105.5, has been delayed because of hurricane Dorian. The new date is Monday Sep 9.

Morning Show Hosts Join TV Show          9-2-19 
WNUE-FM 98.1 morning hosts Jessica Reyes and Arnaldo Olivieri "JR al Aire" have joined Univision news anchor Luis Artemio Bones for a new local Spanish morning TV newsmagazine “Despierta Orlando” on WVEN-TV.

Don Skylar Passes     8-31-19
Thanks to
Bobby Mitchell for letting us know of the passing of "Dapper Don Skylar" the "Voice of Daytona" in Tyler, Texas at the age of 87.  In Memory

Happy Birthday!        8-31-19     
Former WORJ-FM 107.7 Program Director, Lee Arnold celebrates today. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com. Happy Birthday, Lee!

Spring 2019 Ratings      8-27-19
2019 Spring ratings for Daytona Beach are here. Ratings for Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa are here.

Burke And Bubba Back In Orlando Again      8-23-19
Shannon Burke and Bubba The Love Sponge Clem are returning to Orlando radio. They will be part of the line up on the new WDYZ-AM 660/105.5-FM beginning on Sep 3. Joining Bubba and Burke will be Scott Ledger and Justin Clark on "Florida Man Radio".

WRSO Add Another Translator      8-23-19  
WRSO-AM 810 known as "Accion 97.9", has added another translator.
W231CT-FM 94.1 covers Altamonte Springs to Sanford.

Channel Q To Expand To Orlando         8-22-19
Entercom Communications' LGBTQ+ Talk Radio Network will be available in Orlando in late Aug on WQMP-FM 101.9-HD2.

Movin' On Up       8-21-19
Cox Media Group has named JC Campese as Director of Sales for the CMG Orlando Radio cluster. In his new position Campese will oversee sales operations for  WCFB-FM 94.5, WWKA-FM 92.3, WPYO-FM 95.3, WDBO-AM 580, WDBO-FM 96.5 and WMMO-FM 98.9.

Musical Chairs At Salem     8-20-19
Salem Media has moved "The Word" from WTLN-AM 950/94.9 FM to WDYZ-AM 990/101.5 FM replacing the Spanish Christian formatted "La Nueva 990".  

Jerry O'Neill Retires    8-19-19
Jerry O'Neill long time CFL sports radio host has called it a career.  O'Neill retired from WYGM-AM 740/FM 96.9 in Feb 2019 and announced his retirement after 18 years as announcer for UCF Football.

Happy Birthday!       8-17-19
Birthdays this week include; The "Coffee Talk" Lady Liz Litterello (who can be heard Sunday mornings 9AM on WEJF-FM 90.3) celebrates a fabulous birthday tomorrow as does WNDD-FM 95.5's Hunter.
Bobby Sharpe celebrates on Monday. Happy birthday to all of you.

Spring ratings Are In      8-15-19
The Spring 2019 ratings are in for Ocala/Gainesville here.

The End Of An Era       8-15-19
Gene Martin is ending his show after 27 years on Central Florida airwaves. The show recently has been heard on WMFV-FM 89.5 from 10AM-Noon will end on Aug. 30 as his contract runs out. Gene began his show on WRZN-AM 720 in March of 1992, where he spent 19 years. Then Gene moved his show to WDLN-FM 104.9 in Dunnellon. He then moved to "The Boulevard"  WKSG-FM 89.5 in 2014. WKSG became WMFV after the sale of the station in 2018.

Calder Adds Jobs      8-14-19
Director of Branding and Programming at WPYO-FM 95.3, Will Calder is will add the job of  Program Director for Tampa's WPOI-FM 101.5 and WSUN-FM 97.1.

Happy Birthday!       8-8-19
Birthday greetings go out to Doris Ashwell on her 93rd birthday. "Larry Vee" Flegle celebrates number 71 tomorrow. Also celebrating tomorrow is CFLRadio.net. We will begin our 17th year on the Internet.

WAJD Gets Fined    8-5-19
WAJD-AM 1390/98.9 FM owned by Gillen Broadcasting was fined by the FCC  after it found the station was running its 5,000 watt daytime power at night. It's licensed nighttime power is 51 watts.

The Word Moves Up The Dial    8-5-19
Salem Media has moved their Religious formatted station WTLN-AM 950 to the 50,000 watt WDYZ-AM 990 position. Salem has applied to swap the call letters.

OK 93.5 Gets New Owners       8-4-19
Regional Mexican formatted W228DF-FM 93.5 aka "Ok 93.5" which is broadcast on JVC owned WOTW-FM 103.1 HD3 has been purchased by CFL Broadcasting Network led by Javier Sanchez. The sale price is $400,000. 


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