Comes Home 11-13-17
Jerry O'Neill has returned to the
station where he began in Orlando, (then WQTM-AM
740) now WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM. He is co hosting
with the Shot Doctor from 3PM-6PM.
The Goat FM Comes To
Florida SportsTalk, LLC is rebranding WMOP-AM
900, Ocala; WGGG-AM 1230, Gainesville;
translator W221DX at 92.1
FM; and WGOT-LP, Gainesville to "Gainesville Ocala All Talk"
(The GOAT FM) so that “our branding more accurately reflects our voice,
impact, and prominence in the communities we serve.” Your favorite
personalities will remain, with one addition; Chip
Morris has joined the team and you will begin to hear Chip’s voice
on the air and as a representative in the community.
Happy Birthday 11-4-17
Central Florida Radio fixture Kevin
Baldinger celebrates today.
October PPMs 11-2-17
The October PPM ratings are out. Read them here.
The End Of The WDBO-AM
The old studios of WDBO-AM
580 have been demolished. Added a photo form Mike Esposito.
World Series Baseball
Baseball's World Series can be heard on WDBO-FM
96.5. Game 3 is tonight at 7PM.
Lookin' For Classic Country?
John Elliot, CEO of Suncoast
Radio's WLQH-AM 940/ 93.3FM and WZCC-AM
1240 lets us know that Classic Country has come to his stations. The
format will be simulcast across all three stations, WLQH-AM 940 Chiefland
and its translator currently on 93.3 and WZCC AM 1240 in Cross City. for
more on the "flip" read here.
the Air: The History of Black Radio in Orlando”
DeLand native, JoJo O’Neal
studied radio and television broadcasting at the University of Central
Florida and has been a full-time radio personality since 1984. JoJo can be
heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Star 94.5, (WCFB-FM
94.5) Orlando’s No. 1 radio station for “Today’s R&B and
Throwbacks.” Since April 2016. On October 18, 2017 she will host
"On The Air: The History Of Black Radio in Orlando. A panel will
include; Monica May
(Star 94.5), Chris Hill (Aquarius
One Broadcasting), and Shanti
Persaud (the owner of WOKB). This new
series of programs from the Orange County Regional History Center is named
in honor of the late Joseph L. Brechner, an award-winning journalist,
community leader, and freedom-of-information advocate. The series focuses
on the media in Florida’s history. Programs take place from 6PM to
7:30PM at the Orlando
Public Library (Albertson Room, 3rd Floor) and are free.
Former CIA Director Appearing With Marc
The next event in the ERAU Speaker Series in Daytona Beach will be October
23rd featuring the former CIA Director James Woolsey. Series Moderator and
93.5/1150 WNDB talk host Marc Bernier
interviews Woolsey about US foreign policy involvement, his support for
President Donald Trump, and a Q&A session with audience participants
is included. Doors open at 6PM, with the program starting at 7PM. The
program is free and open to the public.
Happy Birthday on Sunday to Kipper
McGee former WDBO-AM
Director, you can wish Orlando radio veteran Alan
Spector a Happy
Birthday on Monday.
Kris Earl Phillips Passes
It's with great shock and sadness I must report Kris
Earl Phillips passed away on Tuesday, October 3. Kris was the kind of
guy who was never afraid to offer a helping hand. He was 66 years old. You can read tributes on
his Facebook page.
Rad Messick former Program Director
at WDIZ-FM 100.9 celebrates today. WNDB-AM
1150/93.5 FM 's Phil Kincaid,
producer of the "Marc Bernier Show" celebrates on
Thursday. Happy birthday to you both.
Robert Cubero has taken full control of WIPC-AM
1280, “Radio Esperanza 1280”,
from Carl Czuchaj and Bonnie Karp his partners in the Super W Media Group.
The deal includes the right for Cubero
to sell WIPC’s studios and antenna site.
Jim Philips To
WTKS-FM 104.1 afternoon host, Jim
Philips announced in June
that he would retire in January of 2018. On yesterday's show he announced
he has signed a new contract that will allow him to work 4 days a week
through next year.
Here's Jim's Announcement
Latest PPM Ratings
The September PPM ratings are in. Read them here.
WPUL Requests Additional Time
WPUL-AM 1590 owner Glenn Cherry says his station has “sustained
damage and is still off the air”-because the equipment is “fried.”