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Eric Young Retiring      9-26-21
WSBH-FM 98.5's Eric Young is hanging up the headphones and retiring after over 8 years with "The Beach" and over 50 years as a broadcaster. Larry McKay returns to the Space Coast from our former sister station WHLG-FM in Stuart and is taking over the Morning Drive show from Eric. So we will be LIVE & LOCAL every weekday with "McKay in the Morning" 6AM to 10AM, SuperDave in the Mid-days 12 Noon to 3p and Michael W. Lowe for the drive home 3PM to 7PM.

Cuts At Cox Media Stations     9-24-21
Cox Media has announced cuts at WDBO-AM 580. "Orlando's Evening News"
host Tony Marino was let go after 8 years. Darrell Moody, who was a reporter on “Orlando’s Morning News”, was also a victim of the cuts. According to Inside Radio, Joe Kelley, WDBO News Director, will take the position on “Orlando’s Evening News” with Kevin Rafuse. In the same report they stated “Orlando’s News at Noon”  will be eliminated. Again, according to Inside Radio "Two Orlando Directors of Branding and Programming are also said to be out: Hildi Brooks at classic hits WMMO and Dawn Campbell at adult R&B “Star 94.5” WCFB". Also being cut is Matt "Holiday" Beyer, Music DirectorAfternoons at WPYO-FM 95.3.

He's Back...       9-15-21
Michael W. Lowe returns to the Central Florida air waves beginning Monday, Sep. 20. Michael is joining the staff at WSBH-FM 98.5. He will be the guy to take you home afternoons from 3PM-7PM.

Banana Joe Passes        9-12-21
Joe Montione, aka "Banana Joe" was born in Hartford, Connecticut on January 21, 1954. In 1978 Joe passed through WLOF-AM 950.

August PPM Ratings       9-12-21
The Orlando Ratings are in, here.

Happy Birthday      9-10-21
CFLRadio veteran Bob Kelley celebrates  his 70th today. 

Movin' On Up      9-10-21
Judith Smelser
has been named
Interim President/General Manager at WMFE-FM 90.7 and WMFV-FM 89.5.

Congratulations!     9-9-21
WPCV-FM 97.5 morning hosts Julie K and DJ Thee Trucker have been nominated for a CMA (Country Music Association) medium market Broadcast Personalities Of The Year award.

Covid Claims Tony Banks      9-8-21
Tony Banks Program Director/Afternoon host at WAOA-FM 107.1 from 2006-2008, has passed from Covid 19.
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Football On WELE      9-6-21
WELE-AM 1380/101.5 FM will be carrying "Thursday Night Football" from Westwood One. beginning this Thursday 

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