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July PPM Ratings      8-7-20
Orlando PPM Ratings for July are here.

Happy Birthday To Us       8-4-20
We celebrate our 17th birthday today. Who has the cake?

Steve Nikazy Hangs Up The Mic     8-1-20 
Steve Nikazy has sent us a note telling us; "...I have retired from KYW and broadcasting.  After 47 years in radio, I'm one of the few lucky ones to have walked away on my terms (thanks SAG-AFTRA) and I'm so grateful. "It all began" at a Kissimmee 1k daytimer..." That first station for Steve was WACY-AM 1220.

Spring 2020 Ratings Are In      7-30-20
Gainesville/Ocala, Daytona Beach and Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa Spring Ratings are here.

Updates From Keith Willis     7-29-20
WIXC-AM 1060 has been off most of the time for the last few months. The few times it has been on it relays WPGS-AM 840. The WDBO-AM 580 news talk is on the HD2 channel of WOEX-FM 96.5Here in North Melbourne only WPOZ and WJRR's HD channels are consistently receivable. Locals are WFIT-HD2 (Alternative), WLRQ-FM-HD2 "Big Fun Beach Radio" and WFKS-HD2 "All My Jams".

Birthdays This Week      7-27-20
WJRR-FM 101.1's Taco Bob celebrates number 49, today. Pete Simonson and Peter King blow out the candles on Thursday. On Friday, former WTRR-AM 1400 PD, Rick Padilla celebrates.

Movin' On Up      7-24-20
Cox Media Group/Orlando has tapped WPYO-FM 95.3 (Power 95.3)/ORLANDO afternoon and evening personalities and social media influencers Danie B and Kevin Kon are moving to mornings, effective Monday (7/27) as "Danie & Kevin Mornings", weekdays from 6AM-10AM. They are replacing Estee Martin who moved over to new Spanish sister WOEX-FM 96.5 "Exitos" and Nailz who is now doing afternoons at "Power 95.3". 

Doris Ashwell Passes       7-22-20
"Woman's World" host on WKIS-AM 740; Doris Ashwell has passed away at age 93. She had a 1 hour talk show on WKIS-AM 740 daily and a 10 minute daily TV show on WFTV, Channel 9. Doris was a model, fashion coordinator, Wendy Wand Charm School Director, Girl Scout Leader, Den mother for  Cub Scouts, Elementary School PTA President, Charter member of Business & Professional Women, Pink Lady at Holiday Hospital, Beta Sigma Phi, and many other organizations. 
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Sal Tee Is Back      7-18-20
The "king" of Doo Wop has returned to the Central Florida airwaves. Sal Tee has joined "Boss Hogg Radio" on WHNR-AM 1360, WKFL-AM 1170 and WWAB-AM 1330 from 9AM-Noon Mon-Fri.

Congratulations!      7-16-20
The WTKS-FM 104.1 Monsters came in at #73 in the 2020 Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred.

June Nielsen PPM Ratings     7-13-20
The June PPM ratings are in read them here.

Happy Birthday!      7-8-20
Happy Birthday today to Ken Dixon. WPOZ-FM 88.3's Shadow blows out the candles tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

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