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Reese Returns      3-26-15
Dallas Reese is back in the Program Director saddle at WKRO-FM 93.1 for the second time in four months. Reese joined WKRO  in December, and left in early 2015. Reese is back in Daytona Beach with additional responsibilities as Program Diretcor for Classic Rock WHOG-FM 95.7 and an air-shift that has yet to be  determined.


McCracken On The Move       3-26-15
Gerry McCracken, former Program Director at WKRO-FM 93.1 has been named the new Operations Manager for the Cumulus five station cluster in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The stations include Country formatted, Classic Rock, Talk and Sports stations.


Congrats To The Monsters      3-25-15
The WTKS-FM 104.1 morning team, "The Monsters" have made the 2015 Talkers Magazine Heavy Hundred, coming in at #58.  Congratulations guys!


Happy Birthday!       3-24-15
Dennis Winslow celebrates a birthday today.  


"1380 The Cat" Offers Aid To Orange Ave Businesses    3-20-15     
Bethune-Cookman University will use its radio station, WELE-AM 1380, to help increase awareness and foot traffic to several businesses on Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach. The university, along with former station owner Big John, will partner with the Orange Avenue Merchants Association to offer free advertising spots to association members. Businesses along Orange Avenue have witnessed decreased traffic due to the inconveniencing of the construction and lack of parking. This promotion will run throughout the construction period.


Bubba Is Out     3-18-15
JVC Media has announced that Bubba The Love Sponge has been dropped from mornings on WOTW-FM 103.1. "The Wolf" is playing music in the morning.


Feb PPMs Are In   3-18-15
WXXL-FM 106.7 takes the number one spot for Feb. See all the ratings here.


Happy Birthday!    3-18-15
WPOZ-FM 88.3 morning co-host Ellis Feaster celebrates his 53rd today. 


Mark Starling On The Move     3-17-15
WDBO-FM 96.5's news man Mark
Starling has been named News Director/Morning Host at WWNC-AM 570 in Asheville, NC beginning on March 29.


Sold: WROD     3-16-15
Miracle Media Group, who took over WROD-AM 1340/FM 104.7 on Jan. 1 of this year on a Lease Management Agreement, is in the process of purchasing the station from Volusia Broadcasting Company, LLC for a purchase price of $300,000.

Aladdin Joins Power 98.3     3-13-15    
WPYO-FM 95.3 welcomes Aladdin "Prince of the Airwayz" as the new night personality. Prior to his coming to Orlando, Aladdin worked at WPGC 95.5 FM in Washington, D.C.

Orlando City Soccer Coach's Show Airs on WTKS   3-11-15      
Each Tuesday night Orlando's soccer team coach will appear on WKS-FM 104.1 at 8PM. Hosts Jeff Radcliffe and Tom Traxler welcome guests from the Orlando City technical staff.

Salem Announces Format For Former Disney Station    3-10-15
Salem
Communications Chief Executive Officer and Director, Edward Atsinger, announced WDYZ-AM 990 would adopt their Spanish-language Christian Teaching and Talk format. Salem paid $1.3 million for the station.

Happy Birthday!     3-9-15
Celebrating on Tuesday, Kevin Fennessy, who is now the Senior Account Executive at  WFOY FM/AM, and WAOC FM/AM in St. Augustine. On Wednesday, a good friend of this site, Don Gould blows out the candles. Happy birthday to you both.

Unemployed No More     3-6-15
Timmy Vee has found new employment. Tom Benson at Media Confidential is reporting that Vee, who has a long history of working with no-profits while at WAOA-FM 107.1, will be working to form a foundation with the local Hyundai dealership.

Permit Cancelled     3-3-15
The FCC has denied the appeal of Urban One Broadcasting, LLC, owners of WURB-FM 97.7 in Cross City. Urban One Broadcasting purchased the construction permit from Alex Media in 2013 for
$325,000. The Construction Permit was set to expire on July 21, 2014. In Order to get the station on the air UOB was even willing to downgrade the signal.  


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