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WHNR Plays "Heinz 57 Music"         7-18-18
New owner of WHNR-AM 1360, Ferris Waller, has let us know that "Boss Hog Radio" is on the air. The variety format is being called
"Heinz 57 Music". 

2018 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced       7-18-18
The Marconi Award finalists have been announced. The stations and personalities from Central Florida include; Large Market Personality of the Year: WDBO-FM 96.5's Joe Kelley. Large Market Station of the Year: WDBO-FM 96.5. Classic Hits Station of he Year: WMMO-FM 98.9. Country Station of the Year: WWKA-FM 92.3 and Non-Commercial Station of the Year: WUFT-FM 89.1. The 2018 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 25-28 in Orlando. 

PPM Ratings Are In      7-16-18
June Nielsen ratings are in for Orlando. See where your favorite stack up here.

WOCL Flips To All 80's        7-13-18
105.9 Sunny FM (WOCL-FM 105.9) has changed it's slogan from "Orlando's Greatest Hits" to "We Own the 80's". 

Happy Birthday!      7-8-18
Ken Dixon celebrates today. 
WPOZ-FM 88.3's Shadow blows out the candles tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

Kitchener Named General Sales Manager      6-24-18   
JVC Media of Florida has named Lisa Kitchener General Sales Manager for their Orlando cluster, which includes WOTW-FM 103.1 and Bud 94.1. Kitchener's 25 years of  experience, include stints at iHeartMedia in Orlando and Triton Digital.

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.

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