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Permit Cancelled     3-3-15
The FCC has denied the appeal of Urban One Broadcasting, LLC, owners of WURB-FM 97.7 in Cross City. Urban One Broadcasting purchased the construction permit from Alex Media in 2013 for
$325,000. The Construction Permit was set to expire on July 21, 2014. In Order to get the station on the air UOB was even willing to downgrade the signal.  

Happy Birthday!        2-27-15  
Celebrating on Sunday, veteran CFLRadio personality, Dave Matthews.

Charlie Tuna Joins WYGC        2-27-15
JVC Media announces the addition of nationally recognized radio veteran Charlie Tuna for the rockin’ midday show on its "Classic Hits 104.9 WOW FM" WYGC-FM 104.9.

Oops! We Missed One       2-26-15
Happy birthday to Michael W. Lowe
celebrating today.   

Congratulations To K92        2-26-15
The Academy of Country Music has announced the winners in the 50th ACM radio awards. Orlando's WWKA-FM 92.3 won for Large Market radio station. Congratulations!

Open House At WELE      2-24-15
Bethune-Cookman University will hold an open house at the studios of WELE-AM 1380 on Friday, February 27 beginning at 4PM. The station is located at 432 S. Nova Road in Holly Hill.  

Birthdays This Week    2-22-15
Celebrating on Monday will be Carole Nelson and Paul Delaney
. On Tuesday, Dr. Ken Rabac blows out the candles. "Mr. News", Mark Williams cuts the cake on Wednesday. Happy birthday to all of you. 

Veteran Morning Host Gone    2-21-15  
WAOA-FM 107.1 morning man, for the past twenty two years, Timmy Vee has left the station. Florida Today reports Vee turned in his resignation this past Thursday. According to Program Director Terry Simmons, Vee had not been on the air last week and has hired attorney Mark Warzecha. Cumulus is looking for a new co-host for Cheree Carter.

Big News Coming About WELE    2-21-15 
The "Cat 1380" is about to be let out of the bag. On Friday afternoon, WELE-AM 1380 Station Manager Larry Steele, will tell all about it from 3PM-4PM. Stay tuned...

Arbitron PPMs Are Out      2-20-15 
See how Orlando stations stacked up in the January ratings here

Birthdays This Week      2-16-15  
WOMX-FM 105.1 morning personality
Scott McKenzie celebrates number 59 on Wednesday. CFLRadio veteran Alan Rock blows out the candles on Friday. Happy birthday to you both. 

The Hog Looking To Increase Coverage Area      2-16-15    
WHOG-FM 95.7 has applied to the FCC for an increase in power and move from a Class C3 to Class C2. The change would increase from power from 25kw to 48kw. "The Hog" is owned by Southern Stone Communications.

Happy Birthday!     2-14-15  
Celebrating tomorrow, 2/15, are two veteran CFLRadio broadcasters. Ron Bison and Cap'n Chris Hill.   

Changes At WELE     2-13-15
The old saying "a new broom sweeps clean" is apparently true at WELE-AM 1380. Programming changes happening include the end of "Mid-Day Volusia" with Paul Carpenella and "The Via Report" with Roland Via has been cancelled as well as Via's Sat. show which included Gary Libby and "Culture Comes Alive". 

Tuddle Returns To BTLS Show    2-12-15 
Tuddle (Patrick Fowler) has rejoined Bubba's Army and the morning Bubba The Love Sponge morning show.

Shadow Joins Morning Team    2-12-15   
Shadow Stevens (Rod Grant) has returned to WPOZ-FM 88.3 after a short stint at WOTW-FM 103.1. He will be joining the morning team of Ellis Feaster and Tyler McKenzie as of Feb 16. The three have worked together at WWKA-FM 92.3.

Happy Birthday!     2-11-15
Celebrating the big 50 tomorrow is WTKS-FM 104.1's Russ Rollins. Also celebrating o the 12th is Jay Love at WTMG-FM 101.3. Happy birthday to you both.

Phil Kincaid Returns         2-8-15
Marc Bernier has announced the return of “Dr. Phil” Kincaid as the Executive Producer of "The Marc Bernier Show" weekdays 3PM-6PM on WNDB-AM 1150/FM 93.5. Phil will also produce the weekly shows “BookMarc” Saturdays at 9AM, “Weekend Around The House,”  Saturday 7AM-9AM  and the quarterly editions of “The Marc Bernier Restaurant Show.” Saturdays 8AM-12noon

Rick Namey Passes         2-7-15
Richard "Rick" Namey died Jan 26 after a heart attack. He was 66. Rick worked at WORJ-FM 107.7 in the mid 1970's, in 1991 he joined WJPB-AM 1220 in Kissimmee where he was President of Kissimmee Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. Namey was a character. He worked as "Magic Max" on WMJK-AM 1220 where he would, among other things, perform card tricks and use sleight of hand on the radio.    
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WELE Looking To Hire         2-6-15     
Larry Steele, the new Operations Manager at WELE-AM 1380, has told All Access that he is looking for an Assistant Operations Manager. "This Historically Black University has a rich history of excellence.  I am looking for the best person to assist me in helping to put WELE 1380 The Cat in a position to help Mass Communications students learn how a commercial radio station operates.  While students get on the job training, the goal is also to have our station deal with issues which address the entire community.  BC-U's President Dr. Edison O. Jackson has set the bar for excellence at a high level for this University and I need a quality person to assist in meeting those standards and make this a powerhouse station." 
Shadow Returns To WPOZ         2-4-15
Shadow Stevens (Rod Grant) has returned to WPOZ-FM 88.3. He'll be sitting in for the next two weeks for Ellis Feaster who is on vacation. Shadow had joined JVC Media's WOTW-FM 103.1 in December of 2014 as program director.

"Goliath Radio" To Become "The Cat"        2-4-15
Bethune-Cookman University, the new owner of Holly Hill's WELE-AM 1380, has announced the appointment of Larry Steele as Operations Manager. Larry comes from WTMP-AM 1150 in Tampa. He also spent 7 years as Station Manager and Sports Director at WPUL-AM 1130. The new slogan will become "1380 The Cat"; "Community Action Talk Radio".

New Mid-day Host On "The Wolf"      2-3-15
Long time Orlando personality Elise Rossi, will be heard Live Monday-Friday from 10AM-3PM on WOTW-FM 103.1, "The Wolf" Elise had been at JVC Media's station in Ocala, WMFQ-FM 92.9.

Happy Birthday!     2-1-15
We wish the
CEO/President of Aircheck, Erica Lee a very happy birthday on Monday.


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