Sulome Anderson Joins Marc Bernier At
On Monday evening, September 25th is the
second of the Fall
SpeakER Series at Embry-Riddle. Join Marc Bernier for a discussion and audience
question and answer session with Sulome Anderson, daughter of former
captured war correspondent Terry Anderson. Sulome through her own journey
as a war correspondent, explains all in her book, “A Hostage’s
Daughter”. A book signing follows the discussion. Doors open
at 6PM, and the conversation with WNDB-AM
1150/93.5 FM's Marc
Bernier begins at 7PM. The event is free and open to the public.
It will take place in the Gale Lemerand Auditorium in the Capt. Willie
Miller Building on the campus of Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach. Students and
veterans are encouraged to attend. For more
information contact Marc Bernier (386) 226-7285.
Lopez former mid-day personality at WOCL-FM
105.9 celebrates tomorrow.
Rush Replaced On
Dennis Prager has joined Southern Stone Communications' line up on WNDB-AM
1150/93.5 FM, replacing Rush Limbaugh.
Veteran programmer Chris Lash has signed on to
program and operate Radio Gainesville Adult Hits WGVR-FM
103.3. WGVR will feature Cloudcast Radio's Sunny Radio
"Where Its Always in the 80's" format. The
new station is highlighted by the "John and Heidi Show" weekday
mornings, as well as industry vets Caleb James, Kent Jones, John Rivers
and more on weekends.
New Morning Co-host At
K" (Julie Kansy) will
join WPCV-FM 97.5's "97.5
Breakfast Club" in
Lakeland in early October. Julie is a former Cumulus Operations
Rama Communication's two towers have been damaged by Hurricane Irma. Regional
Mexican “La Gigante 1240” WKIQ, Eustis.
The tower site is adjacent to Lake Eustis. Rama
has requested a 90-day Special Temporary Authorization for WKIQ to be
silent. Loss of power silenced WLAA-AM
1600 and WOKB-AM 1680
Unity Broadcasting is also asking for silent STAs for its two AM stations
in Winter Garden, WLAA-AM
1600 and WOKB-AM 1680.
In Bithlo, WNTF-AM
1580 could be off the air several
months as it assesses the damage and begins the cleanup and repairs.
WLAA-AM 1600 and WOKB-AM
1680 and WNTF-AM 1580 are all off the
air while they repair damage from hurricane Irma. WPRK
-FM 91.5 is also off the air due to a bent antenna.
WIGW-FM 90.3 has been sold to On This Rock
Communications by Penfold Communications, Inc. for $150,000.
Stations Knocked Off By Irma
Hurricane Irma knocked a good number of stations off the air. In Orlando WRUM-FM
100.3, WOTW-FM 103.1, W227CP at 93.3
FM “G-Praise” gospel format. In Melbourne, Titusville/Cocoa, WAOA-FM
107.1, WHKR-FM 102.7 and WLZR-AM
1560. In the Gainesville/Ocala area:
WMFQ-FM 92.9, WXUS-FM
102.3 and WYCG-FM 104.9. In the
Lakeland/Winter Haven, the translator at 107.9-FM which relays WPOZ-FM
Birthdays This Week
WUCF-FM 89.9's Bob
Kelley celebrates number 64 today, Sep 10. The brothers Harper at WMEL-AM
1060, John and Vernon
blow out the candles on Monday. Rick Morton, of
fame, will hear the happy birthday song on Wednesday. The love of my
life, my partner in life as well as this website, my wife Wilma
will celebrate on Friday. Happy birthday to all of you!
Another Award For WDBO
Orlando, FL was named News/Talk Station of the Year at the 2017 National
Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards. The
prestigious awards recognize radio's outstanding personalities and
More Irma Radio Coverage
"News 96.5" WDBO-FM 96.5 is
offering continuous coverage which bean
last night. WMGF-FM 107.7 will be
simulcasting Irma coverage from WESH-TV 2.
Congratulations To WPOZ
was the large market winner at the annual Christian
Music Broadcasters Awards.
August PPM Ratings
August 2017 PPM ratings are in. Read them here.
Genesis Communications Strikes Deal
With Bay News 9 For Irma Coverage 9-8-17
Communications and Charter Communications have teamed up to bring radio
listeners coverage of Hurricane Irma as it travels across the state of
Florida. AM 820 News in Tampa and WIXC-AM
1060 "AM 1060 News on the Space Coast" will carry the
popular all news cable channel as supplemental
programming to its local coverage over the weekend and through early next
week. The simulcast will also be heard on Genesis owned web publication
News Talk Florida.
WNDB Daytona Beach Coverage Of
WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM will begin
"Irma" coverage tomorrow morning at 7AM. News will be updated throughout
the weekend, until the danger passes.
WFLF Irma Coverage This Afternoon
Mark Logas will
be anchoring live team coverage of “Operation Storm Watch: Hurricane
Irma” on WFLF-102.5-FM/AM540
this afternoon between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The
WFLF-102.5-FM news team will be providing
important information for listeners including any mandatory evacuations,
interviews with people from emergency management, meteorologists from
AccuWeather, FOX News Radio, and WOFL-FOX 35, and up-to-the-minute news
with Alan McBride throughout the afternoon. Listeners are welcome to call
in and share information where supplies are available or where supplies
have run out.
Embry-Riddle Fall Speaker Series
Genesis Communications, which owns and
operates WWBA-AM 820 Tampa and WIXC-AM 1060
will provide continuous coverage of the Hurricane Irma event expected to
impact the state of Florida beginning
this weekend. The company will provide extensive coverage with its on air
talent and news team. It also will continue to update consumers through
its digital web publication, News Talk Florida.
Articles and Videos will be available and updated with the most current
information. Steve Kyler, Director of Content, stated, “This is a very
dangerous situation. Our obligation is to keep residents and visitors
updated with the latest news and information as this weather related issue
unfolds. Genesis has two very powerful radio stations covering both coasts
that enable us to bring most Floridians outlets that will keep them
informed of the circumstances. We also provide local and state programming
with talent that is located here in the state.”
Cox Media Group Orlando has named Paul Curran
Market Vice President, effective immediately. Paul has been serving as
Vice President/General Manager of WFTV and WRDQ-TV; he is adding oversight
of Country WWKA-FM 92.3, News-Talk WDBO-FM
96.5, Classic Hits WMMO-FM 98.9, Urban
AC WCFB-FM 94.5, Top 40/Rhythmic WPYO-FM
95.3, Spanish Adult Hits WCFB-HD2,
Sports WDBO-AM 580 , CMG Local
Solutions and Cox Events Group.
Antenna Change At WMFE
WMFE-FM 90.7 is
about replace its 37 year old antenna beginning today. HD-1 (90.7-1)
news channel and the HD-2 classical music channel (90.7-2) will be off the
air during the changeover. The
process will take three to four days.
Former WORJ-FM 107.7 Program Director, Lee
Arnold celebrates tomorrow. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com.
Happy Birthday, Lee!
Mick Dolan Joins "Bud
Orlando’s King of Rock, has announced
their first air staff member, veteran Orlando rocker Mick
Dolan. Mick spent years at
Orlando’s legendary WDIZ-FM 100.3,
WJRR-FM 101.1, and WLOQ-FM
103.1. Mick joins Bud 94.1 from
Salem Media Group where he did news and traffic reports.
Mike Tuck Guests With
On Mike Bianchi's "Open
Mike" from 6AM-9AM on WYGM-AM
740/96.9FM, Mike Tuck will be the
guest tomorrow, Aug 24.
Kevin Fennessy Passes
Broadcast Professional Kevin
Fennessy passed away on August 14, after suffering a stroke and
additional heart problems. In Memory
WNZF Seeks STA
Flagler Broadcasting has requested Special Temporary Authority for WNZF-AM
1550 to use it's 1,000 watt auxiliary transmitter while it's main
transmitter is replaced or repaired.
iHeart Media's Katherine Brown
celebrates tomorrow. Bill Bauman turns
69 on Thursday.
Happy Anniversary To Us
is the 14th anniversary of www.cflradio.net. None of these pages would have been possible without the
support of my "head cheerleader", the love of my life, my wife, Wilma.
And thanks to everyone who contributed pictures, info, sound clips (and other
contributions) to the site and keeping this a true history of Central Florida
Radio. There's a whole lot more to come, so stay tuned... Bob
Happy Birthday! 8-19-17
Celebrating tomorrow is Brian Mack, Vice President of branding for iHeart
Media Orlando and Program Director for both WMGF-FM
107.7 and WXXL-FM 106.7
Classic R&B Comes To WNTF
1580 has returned Classic R&B to Central Florida. Comedian "D.
L." Hughley is heard from 3PM-7PM weekdays.
Mark Logas In For Bud Hedinger
will be substituting for Bud
Hedinger on "Good
on WFLF-102.5-FM/AM540 on Tuesday, August
22 and Wednesday, August 23. Mark will talk about the situation in
Charlottesville from the perspective as someone who once ran the NBC
television affiliate’s newsroom in that town and what he encountered in
dealing with city government and race issues. Mark will reunite with
special guest Carole Nelson, Central
Florida radio/television news pioneer, after working together over 30
years ago at Channel 6. They’ll be talking about what it was like for
Carole to set the standard as the first radio/television female news
reporter and anchor in the City Beautiful. Sgt Kim Montes will also join
Mark on Tuesday to share important information about new traffic laws and
what to do if you are involved or witness a hit-and-run or road rage
incident. On Wednesday, Bishop E.W. Jackson, a Black civil rights leader,
joins Mark to share his support of President Trump’s position that both
sides are to blame for the violence in Virginia and UCF College
Republicans’ President Karis Lockhart will detail how the largest
university in Florida doesn’t practice what it preaches in regards to
free speech and tolerance. Listeners are always welcome to call in and
share their opinions on the “50,000 Watt Front Porch”.
Today Was The Day
around 12 Noon, Radio Training Network, which purchased WDVH-FM
101.7 from MARC Radio Group, for $230,000,
made the switch from "I Am
Country" to Christian
Adult Contemporary "Joy
FM". WKZY-FM 106.9, owned by
Marc Radio, flips to "I Am Country" playing classic country
simulcasting WDVH-AM 980/W231DH-FM
Happy 71st birthday to former WDBO-AM
580/FM 96.5 morning man Jim
Turner. The Coffee Talk Lady Liz
Litterello celebrates a fabulous birthday on Friday as does WNDD-FM
95.5's Hunter. Bobby
celebrates on Saturday. Happy birthday to all
Radio "Crazy Man" Changes
'Big Jon' has moved from WKSG-FM 89.5
to Classic Rock WFJV-FM 103.3.
The third annual, three-hour
“Hungry for Hip-Hop” concert presented by WTKS-HD2,
“104.5 The Beat” will take place on Aug 24. “Beat” on-air
personality Viva La Koi will host. Proceeds will benefit Pathlight HOME, a
nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and economic
opportunities to Central Florida’s homeless.
WPUL Looks For Extension
WPUL-AM 1590 owner Glenn
applied for an STA to operate until he can find an
alternate site to enable it to return to the air by August 21st as
required to retain its license.
July PPM Ratings are in. Read them here.
Doris Ashwell celebrates
her 91st tomorrow and Larry Vee aka Dr. Larry
Flegle turns 69 on Wednesday.
Sutter Assistant Program Director/Music Director/Mid-day Host at WXXL-FM
106.7 celebrates today.
Moran Is Leaving The
morning co-host Melissa Moran
will be leaving the station on August 9. Melissa will be focusing on her
voice-acting and voice over business. Melissa came to the station in
After being sold to WGUL-FM Inc. (Betty Marcocci and
Steve Schurdell) WRGO-FM 102.7 has changed call
letters to WXCZ. The format remains Classic Hits.