Gable, who in April of 2014 retired after a 46 year career has died
from complications of COPD. He passed on Tuesday, Sep 18 in
Windsor, Ontario Canada. In 1986 Bill, along with Frank
Reed helped launch WOCL-FM 105.9,
first known as WMGG-FM 105.9. The WMGG calls
were used to keep the new format and slogan ("Class 105.9") American Media was about to debut a
secret. Bill was Program Director as well as doing morning drive. In 1994 Bill
would move to WMMO-FM 98.9 doing mornings
Communications. Then in 2001 Bill would move to WLOQ-FM
103.1 and continue morning drive for Gross
Communications Corp. Bill began his radio career as a teenager in Allen
town, PA. In the 1970s he worked at CKLW which was located
n Windsor, Ontario, Canada, serving Windsor and Detroit. He
retired in 2014 from his last stop at CFZM-AM
Nielsen PPM ratings for August are here.
Dana Taylor at WOMX-FM
105.1 has been named Program Director. Over at WQMP-FM
101.9, John O’Connell
has been named Program Director and Melissa
“Mel” Leigh-Sorrentino has been promoted as Assistant Program
Director in addition to her positions of Music Director and Midday host.
WMEL Moves To
Will Standley owner of WKQK-AM 1300 has acquired
the assets of WMEL owned by John Harper who has been the owner of the
WMEL in different incarnations for over 25 years.
WUCF-FM 89.9's Bob
Kelley celebrates number 67 tomorrow, Sep 10. The brothers Harper at
WMEL-AM 1060, John
and Vernon blow out the
candles on Sunday. Happy birthday to all of you!
Mike Bianchi Heard In
WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM's "Open
Mike" with Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike
Bianchi is being carried by iHeart owned WFXJ-AM 930 n Jacksonville.
New Morning Show On
98.1 has begun airing a new morning show called
y Ella" from 6AM-10AM. The program is hosted by Arnaldo
Olivieri "JR el Aire" and Jessica
Reyes. The morning show hosts were married for 14 years, have been
divorced five-and are back together to share their “uncoupled
conversations” on the new program.
WFLF Moves To New
540 has changed translators from W273CA at 102.5 FM to W226BT at
93.1 FM. WFLA will simulcast on both 93.1 FM and 102.5 FM until October
Happy 67th birthday to Orlando legend Bill
WRSO Becomes Accion
iHeart radio has taken over programming on WRSO-AM
810. The station broadcasts a Spanish News-Talk format on 810 AM, 97.9FM and
Dave Laing To Retire
Laing whose CFLRadio career began 40 years ago at
1150/93.5 FM retired today. Enjoy your retirement Dave! Listen to
Dave's appearance on "Bennett and Bernier Morning Show".
Former WORJ-FM 107.7 Program Director, Lee
Arnold celebrates today. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com.
Happy Birthday, Lee!
Logas will be
anchoring Decision 2018: The
Florida Primary Election on WFLF-AM
Tuesday evening between 7PM and 10PM. Newsman Alan
be providing live updates throughout the evening along with FOX News
Radio and FNN (Florida News Network). Governor George Allen will
visit the "50,000 Watt Front Porch" to discuss the national
political scene, Bishop E.W. Jackson will stop by to talk about
Democrats losing Black voters and how minority groups are benefiting
from President Trump's economic policies, and former Congressman and FL
Attorney General Bill McCollum will share his insight into key state
races and what President Trump might face if Democrats take the House of
Representatives in November. Phone lines will be open for listeners to
share their opinions as the election results come in. Complete coverage
of the election results will continue Wednesday morning on "Good
Morning Orlando with Bud Hedinger, Deborah Roberts, and Michael
WYND Gets A New
WYND-AM 1310 has been sold to Clarence
A. Williams, CEO of Proclaim
Media Group, LLC. Tucker’s wife, Co-owner/Vice
President is selling the
reported sale price for the station and the translator is $235,000, plus
a time brokerage agreement before the sale closes.
We just leaned the owner of WYND-AM 1310,
had passed away at age 90 in Mobile,
Alabama in December of 2017. We have added his obituary here.
Rollins College station WPRK-FM
91.5 has returned to the air. Their tower was damaged by Hurricane
Irma back in September of 2017. After WPRK found a new place for the
antenna, a pair of nesting bald eagles made it their
Mark Logas In For Bud
Logas will be
substituting for Bud Hedinger
on Good Morning Orlando on WFLF-102.5-FM/AM540
on Thursday and Friday this week and also next Monday. Mark will share
what it was like as he attempted to gain access to the Charlottesville
Downtown Mall this past Sunday to spend money with local merchants on
the 1st anniversary of the violent protests. He’ll also
have an update on the new Civics Literacy Requirement for all AA and AS
degree seeking students enrolled in Florida colleges. Listeners are
always welcome to call in and share their opinions on the “50,000 Watt
Today, WDBO's morning host for 40 years, Jim
Turner celebrates number 72, today. The Coffee Talk Lady Liz
Litterello celebrates a fabulous birthday on Saturday as does WNDD-FM
95.5's Hunter. Bobby
celebrates on Sunday. Happy birthday to all
Congratulations to a good friend of this site and a major force in
Central Florida Radio history, Frank Reed.
Frank has been nominated for Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
The evening shift is open at WOGK-FM 93.7
"Tyler" Clapp is the new Brand Manager and Afternoon
Personality for WRUF-FM
Latest PPM Ratings
The July ratings are in for Orlando. Read them here.
Happy belated birthday to Jana
(Sutter) who celebrated yesterday. Happy 92nd birthday to WKIS-AM
740's Doris Ashwell celebrating
tomorrow. Celebrating on Thursday, Larry Vee
aka Dr. Larry Flegle turns 70.
New Facebook Group For WYRL and
This is a group dedicated to two sister
radio stations that were in Melbourne Florida back in the late 70's and
early 80's. WYRL-FM
102.3 played country hits and
country classics and WMMB-AM 1240 was a top 40/Rock Station. It was a
golden time in radio when live remotes were a big deal and DJ's were
actually in the studio playing records. Check
it out here.
Happy Birthday To
Today we celebrate our 15th year on the Internet. Doesn't seem possible.
It would not have been possible without my wife Wilma and all the folks
who continually add content. Thank you so very much to everyone involved
and here's to 15 more.
New Midday Host At WQMP
WQMP-FM 101.9 has announced "Mel"
(Melissa Sorrentino) has joined the station as Music Director and
Lou Joseph Obituary
Jim Burns has let me know that Lou
Louis Buczynski) had passed in July of 2016. I have added his obituary
on our In Memory Page.