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Movin' On Up
     9-26-14
Cox Media Group has named one time Program Director at WDBO-AM 580, Pete Spriggs, Director of Branding and Programming for News 95-5 FM and AM 750 WSB in Atlanta, as its new News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader.  In addition, Drew Anderssen, Director of Branding and Programming for Orlando’s WDBO-FM 96.5, is News/Talk/Sports Format Coordinator. Spriggs and Anderssen will continue their current roles, but also work closely with Steve Smith, CMG’s VP of Radio Programming, and all of CMG’s News/Talk/Sports program directors in Orlando as well as other markets.

Happy Anniversary!     9-25-14
WUCF-FM 89.9 is celebrating their 35th year on the air. The Winter Park/Maitland Observer has a great article on WUCF written by
Brittni Larson. read it here.

Happy Birthday!     9-23-14
Happy birthday to WOCL-FM 105.9's Paco Lopez, celebrating today.

Happy Anniversary!     9-23-14   
Happy 22nd Anniversary to WWKA-FM 92.3's Bobby Mitchell. 22 years at one station is an amazing record. Congratulations Bobby!

Off To Texas     9-18-14
"Big Stew" Sawyers has been named the new Operations Manager for Town Square Meda's cluster in Tyler/Longview Texas. He will program KNUE-FM 101.5. "Big Stew" had a long histry on Central Florida Radio. He worked at WGNE-FM 98.1, WOMX-FM 105.1 and WRUF-FM 103.7.

Congratulations!      9-18-14 
WMGF-FM 107.7 morning co-host
Leslye Gale married Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson over the weekend. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia      9-17-14  
Clear Channel announced yesterday that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. 

Congratulations!       9-14-14
Frank Reed, a good friend of this website, has won the
Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award  which is presented to a Christian Broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian Music Radio. Frank's station, KLTY in Dallas, won the Marconi Award for Religious station of the year. The Christian Music Broadcasters meeting was held at the Disney Yacht Club.
     

Bye Bye Janna Banana       9-10-14
Jana Banana has left "The Philips Phile" on WTKS-FM 104.1. Jana joined the crew in 2003. She became an integral part of the show. She will be missed by the Phile and by her many fans. Good luck Banana!  Here's the audio from Jim Philips.
 

Tuddle Leaves The Building       9-10-14
Thanks to Bob Price for letting us know that Tuddle (Patrick Fowler) has left the "Monsters" crew at WTKS-FM 104.1, once again.

Happy Birthday!        9-9-14
Bob Kelley of WLOQ-FM 103.1 celebrates number 63 on Wednesday. The brothers Harper, John and Vernon celebrate at WMEL-AM 1300 on Thursday. And Rick Morton of WRKT-AM 1300 fame, blows out the candles on Saturday. Happy birthday to all of you!

WHKQ Sale Price Revealed       9-9-14
JVC Media of Florida, LLC has paid TTB Media Corporation $10 million for
WHKQ-FM 103.1. TTB paid a bit over $8 million when they purchased it back in 2011.

SOLD: WHKQ        9-5-14
Spanish CHR WHKQ-FM 103.1 has been sold by TTB Media Corporation to JVC Media Of Florida, LLC. WHKQ is the only radio property owned by TTB Media.

Happy Birthday!        9-4-14
Happy 63rd to Orlando legend Bill Barber, celebrating tomorrow.

CMA Broadcast Finalists Announced        9-3-14
The morning team of Roger Todd, Tom O'Brien, Mellisa Moran, D.J. Thee Trucker (Dale Sellers) at WPCV-FM 97.5 have been named finalists in the Country Music Association Awards in the medium market category. The winners will be notified next month and will be honored at the 48th Annual CMA Awards on November 5.


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