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Orlando November PPMs         12-4-17
The latest Nielsen PPM Ratings are here.

Happy Birthday       12-3-17
Celebrating this week are WTKS-FM 104.1 "Monster" Dirty Jim and Tom Benson at Media Confidential celebrate on Monday. Al Spry blows out the candles on Friday and WPRK-FM 91.5 celebrates 65 years on the air on Saturday.

Entercom Communications Launches "ALT 101.9 FM"     11-30-17
Entercom Communications Corp. announces the launch of "ALT 101.9 FM" (WQMP-FM 101.9), Orlando’s New Alternative. The station will provide music fans in Orlando with a true alternative through an expertly curated playlist with local, informed discovery including modern and mainstream alternative music and some classic alternative hits. The launch of ALT 101.9 FM comes shortly after Entercom’s transformational merger with CBS Radio and expands on the company’s position as the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the United States.

Music To Get You In The Spirit     11-27-17
WPOZ-FM 88.3 is now playing non-stop Christmas music.

Birthdays This Week      11-27-17
WXXL-FM 106.7's morning co-host, Johnny Magic turns 54 on Wednesday. WNDB-AM 1150/93.5FM morning co-host and afternoon talk host, Marc Bernier celebrates number 62 on Thursday. 

More Holiday Music        11-24-17
"Gold FM" (WGMW-FM 99.5/WGMA-FM 99.7) has joined the stations playing holiday music to help you get in the spirit of the season.

Cox Media Group Orlando Names GM        11-23-17
Jason Meder has been promoted to General Manager of CMG Orlando. Meder comes to Orlando from CMG Tampa Radio. He will report to Market Vice President Paul Curran.

Holiday Music Begins      11-22-17
Looking for that holiday spirit? You'll find it on WMGF-FM 107.7 in Orlando and in Cocoa WLRQ-FM 99.3.

WLAA Returns As WNTF      11-22-17
WLAA-AM 1600 has become WNTF-AM 1600 running an Urban Talk/R&B Oldies format. WLAA would go silent in September of 2017.

Happy Birthday!       11-22-17
Birthdays coming up include; WTKS-FM 104.1's Jim Philips who turns 70 on Saturday,
Patrick "Tuddle" Fowler, WTKS-FM 104.1 alumni, celebrates his 38th on Sunday and WXXL-FM 106.7's morning co-host, Johnny Magic turns 54 next Wednesday.

Jerry O'Neill Comes Home       11-13-17
Jerry O'Neill has returned to the station where he began in Orlando, (then WQTM-AM 740) now WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM. He is co hosting with the Shot Doctor from 3PM-6PM.

The Goat FM Comes To Gainesville/Ocala       11-11-17
Florida SportsTalk, LLC is rebranding WMOP-AM 900, Ocala; WGGG-AM 1230, Gainesville; translator W221DX at 92.1 FM; and WGOT-LP, Gainesville to "Gainesville Ocala All Talk" (The GOAT FM) so that “our branding more accurately reflects our voice, impact, and prominence in the communities we serve.” Your favorite personalities will remain, with one addition; Chip Morris has joined the team and you will begin to hear Chip’s voice on the air and as a representative in the community.

Happy Birthday      11-4-17
Central Florida Radio fixture Kevin Baldinger celebrates today.

October PPMs      11-2-17
The October PPM ratings are out. Read them here.


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