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Ferris Waller (Walco
Enterprises) has closed on the sale of Lakeland radio station WWAB-AM
1330. The sale price was $130,000 for the station that currently
plays Gospel and R & B. Waller currently owns WHNR-AM
1360 and WKFL-AM 1170.
The Latest Ratings
Are In 5-20-19
The Orlando PPM ratings are in. See them here.
Named PD 5-16-19
Entercom has announced the appointment of Matthew Malone to the role of Program Director for
WQMP-FM 101.9 "FM 101.9".
Celebrating on Friday will be former WHNR-AM
1360 Account Executive, Von
Rommell Fernandes, as well as WMFQ-FM 92.9
morning co-host Bill Barr and on
Saturday Rick Brady will blow out the
Great Place To "Talk"
About Radio 5-7-19
The world's largest broadcast discussion website, www.RadioDiscussions.com
has been purchased from Streamline Publishing by Dr. Frank Berry. Frank
is a retired radio and television engineer who worked in the Central
Florida and Tampa/St. Petersburg markets for many years. He was the
Chief Engineer for many stations including: WGTO-AM
540, WVFM-FM 94.1, WONN-AM
1230, WQPD-AM 1430, WPCV-FM
97.5 and WQYK-FM/AM. Frank
currently lives in Midland, Michigan.
You Can Go Home Again
President and General manager of WMFE-FM 90.7,
LaFontaine E. Oliver announced he will be leaving to take the same position
at WYPR-FM in Baltimore, MD. Oliver came to Orlando from Baltimore in
Happy Birthday! 5-1-19
Buddy Pittman celebrates number 67
today. Also blowing out the candles today is WROD-AM
1340/FM 104.7's Frank
Scott as well as Chuck
Agostinelli former producer for Gene
Burns at WKIS-AM 740. Happy birthday to
Happy Birthday! 4-21-19
The multi-faceted WMMO-FM 98.9 talent, Hildi
(Brooks) celebrates tomorrow.
Orlando City Soccer Is On The
WTKS-FM 104.1 will be carrying the Orlando City
Soccer games in English and La Nueva 990 AM, WDYZ-AM
990 will carry them in Spanish.
Latest Orlando PPM
106.7 has taken the number one spot from WRUM-FM
100.3 in the latest ratings. Read them all here.
Smooth No More 4-1419
From Dennis Snyder: "...WRXW
92.7 LPFM has dropped it's smooth music format and gone to religious
programming. The "Smooth" music is still being streamed
on line while the FM signal is religious. If you go to Smooth's web site
the regular site appears for a few seconds then a pop up says "Farewell
Orlando," stating the change is due to lack of listener financial
Happy Birthday 4-11-19
A good friend of this site "Slats"
(Tim Guinane) blows out the candles tomorrow. Celebrating on Saturday are Tracey
Young and Shawn
Burke and on Sunday Steve
Schiffman. Hope you all have a wonderful birthday.
WPOZ Adds A Voice To Afternoons
joining afternoon host Shadow from 2PM-6PM. Coppelia
will also be the Program Director for La Z 102.5, Z’s new Spanish sister
Radio Legends To Wake Up Gainesville/Ocala
One of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters and
entertainment producers in the country, announces the addition of LIVE and LOCAL
radio veterans in morning drive at two of JVC’s Gainesville-Ocala radio
stations. Leroy, the 15-year market veteran who has been waking up
Gainesville-Ocala on Country-Rock WXUS-FM 102.3
("US 102.3"), will join Jenn Ryan as
co-host of "The Jenn Ryan Show" on CHR/Top 40 WMFQ-FM
92.9 ("Q92.9") Mon-Fri 6AM-10AM
beginning Mon April 8th. Filling the vacant spot at WXUS-FM 102.3
("US102.3") is radio legend Barry
Michaels, who will host mornings from 6AM-10AM
beginning Monday April 8th.
New Operations Manager
Cumulus Media has named
Joe Browning as Operations Manager for WROK-FM
95.9, WHKR-FM 102.7, WLZR-AM
1560 and WAOA-FM 107.1. Browning
will also serve as Program Director/afternoon host for WAOA-FM, going by the on-air name of
SOLD: WRLZ 4-1-19
is being purchased by Marc Radio Orlando. The sale price is $800,000.