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Happy Birthday!    1-24-15
We'd like to wish Mark Tillery a very happy birthday, tomorrow. Mark is a frequent contributor to the site. Thanks for all your work and have a happy, Mark.

Winter Ratings Are In    1-24-15
The Winter Nielsen Ratings are in for Daytona Beach, Melbourne-Titusville and Gainesville/Ocala. Read them here.

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday    1-18-15
Congratulations to Marc Bernier, heard daily from 3PM-6PM on WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM, who celebrates his 24th anniversary on the Central Florida airwaves. Marc will be interviewing Pulitzer prize winning author and Fox news political analyst Dr. Charles Krauthammer in The President’s Speakers Series before a sold out live audience at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Tuesday night at 7PM. On Tuesday, WLOF-AM 950's Sir Arthur Knight celebrates his 70th birthday.

Bubba Howls On Monday    1-17-15
Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem will join the WOTW-FM 103.1 line-up on Monday. The Bubba the Love Sponge® show will be heard live Monday-Friday from 6AM to 10AM and this addition marks the third JVC station to carry the show and the second JVC Country station to air the program.  JVC has experienced huge success with the Bubba programming on its North Central Florida Country FM 102.3 My Country, WTRS.

Movin' On Up    1-15-15
Congratulations to Dawn Campbell, Music Director at WPYO-FM 95.3 and WCFB-FM 94.5, who has been named Assistant Program Director for both stations. 

Bud Paxson Passes At 80    1-11-15
Lowell "Bud" Paxson has died at 80 years of age. He was best known as a co-founder of Home Shopping Network, but in the
1990's his Paxson Broadcasting of Orlando owned five Orlando area stations. Those included WWNZ-AM 740, WWZN-AM 540  WWZN-AM 540, WJRR-FM 101.1, WWZN-AM 1440, WHVE/WVRI/WWNZ/WTKS-FM 104.1 and WMGF-FM 107.7. Paxson also was responsible for The Florida Radio Network.  

Happy Birthday!    1-10-15
Birthday greetings go out to Skid, who will be working on his birthday, tomorrow at WOTW-FM 103.1. And to Mike Murillo, a good friend of this website, who celebrates on Monday. O Wednesday, JT Thomas at WAKX-FM 98.7 blows out the candles. Happy birthday to each of you.

Al Brady Joins WLBE    1-9-15
The former host at Little Darlin's Rock and Roll Palace in Kissimmee, Allan Brady has joined the staff of WLBE-AM 790. "Rock & Roll Place" airs Saturdays from 6PM- 9PM. Another new program to WLBE is "Bobby B's Doo Wop Stop", heard Sunday nights from 6PM to 9PM.

The Money Pit Joins The Line-up At WBZW    1-9-15
Co-hosts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete bring their "Money Pit Home Improvement Show" to the line-up on WBZW AM 1520 on Sundays from 11AM-1PM.

Skid Joins The Wolf    1-9-15
Skid (Mark Hlavin) will join "The Wolf", WOTW-FM 103.1 for weekends from 6PM to midnight.

WTKS To Carry MLS    1-8-15  
Orlando City Soccer has announced their inaugural season games will be carried by WTKS-FM 104.1.

DJ Nailz Is On The Move    1-7-15     
Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami has named radio personality DJ Nailz as its new evening on-air host for WEDR-FM 99.1, "99 Jamz". DJ Nailz (Marc Dixon) is no stranger to South Florida, as he grew up there and has family in the city. A Bethune-Cookman University graduate, where he also worked as Program Director, at the college station, WRWS-FM 99.1. DJ Nailz moves to CMG Miami from sister station WPYO-FM 95.3 in Orlando where he has worked the past five years. 

Mike Taylor Retires...Once Again    1-7-15   
With a career that spanned 43 years, Mike Taylor, who came out of retirement last year to anchor the morning show on sports formatted WYKE-FM 104.3, has announced his retirement. Mike was also the founding Program Director at WSKY-FM 97.3.

Oops, We Missed One    1-6-15
Here's wishing WWKA-FM 92.3's Bobby Mitchell a belated Happy Birthday which happened on Dec 30.

Bubba's On The Move    1-6-15
Bubba The Love Sponge will be heard on WOTW-FM 103.1 beginning on Jan. 19. 

Happy Birthday To You
Celebrating birthdays this week include; Bill Gable, who in April of 2014 retired after a 46 year career, will turn 65 on Wed., also on Wed. "Lady" Laura Diaz from WXXL-FM 106.7 blows out the candles. June Myers does the birthday boogie on Friday. On Saturday, 14 year morning host at WDBO-AM 580, Bill Taylor will celebrate. Happy birthday to you all.

Steve Harvey Returns To Orlando
Cox Media Group has announced WCFB-FM 94.5 will become the 75th affiliate of The Steve Harvey Morning show. "We are thrilled to have "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" join STAR 94.5,” shared WCFB-FM Program Director Michael Saunders. “Listeners are excited and our clients are eager for his return to the Orlando market. We’re looking forward to an incredible partnership in 2015 and beyond.” The program airs Monday through Saturday, 6AM to 10AM.

Happy Birthday!
We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to two very good friends of this site; Dick Camnitz aka WLOF-AM 950's Dick Shane and England's Clive Hayward who turns 62 tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

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e Rock Of Daytona     1-3-15       
Volusia Broadcasting Company has entered into an LMA with the Miracle Media Group, WROD-AM 1340/104.7FM, which is comprised of Patti "RadioPrincess" Miracle and Frank Scott. They have yet to announce the afternoon drive personality. 

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