Man Leaves Gainesville 6-8-21
Thanks to Doug Clifford for
letting us know that JVC Media has pulled "Florida
Man Radio" (Orlando) simulcast from WYGC-FM
104.9 and is now simulcasting the Country
and Rock format of WXUS-FM 102.3. JVC
began the simulcast in November of 2019.
By Ransomware 6-6-21
On Thursday morning Cox Media Group
reportedly suffered a ransomware hack. Stations in Central
Florida whose streams are offline include WWKA-FM
92.3, WCFB-FM 94.5,
, WPYO-FM 95.3, WOEX-FM
96.5 and WMMO-FM 98.9.
Bethune Cookman University station WELE-AM
1380 will be activating their translator W268DG 101.5 FM
Win FAB Awards 6-5-21
The Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists announced its
2021 award winners. They are;
Aaronson and Ryan
Ellison from WMFE-FM 90.7 for
Digital Programming: “Drained: A Podcast About the Massive
Plan to Save the Everglades”
Brendan Byrne, Matthew
Peddie and Ryan
Ellison WMFE-FM 90.7 Public
Affairs: “Return to Flight”
Abe Aboraya for Health Reporting Series: WMFE-FM
90.7 for “Convalescent Plasma”
Tony Marino, WDBO-AM 580/107.3
FM-Political, Government, Election 2020 Reporting
Katrina Scales, WDBO-AM 580/107.3
FM-Individual Achievement: Reporting
Kevin Rafuse, WDBO-AM
580/107.3 FM-Individual Achievement: Anchor
Thanks to Pete
Simonson for the reminder that
580 celebrated it's 97 year on-the-air on Monday, May 24th.
Nielsen PPM ratings for April are in, here.
Insight Reports Exodus At Z88 5-16-21
Lance Venta of
Radio Insight is reporting "At least six employees
have exited Z Ministries and their Christian AC “Z88” WPOZ
Orlando in the past two weeks..." Read the entire
iHeartMedia has announced WJRR-FM 101.1 has rescheduled
"Earthday Birthday Number 27 Music Festival" on Sat.,
Oct. 9. Acts will include performances from Shinedown,
Bush, Candlebox, 10 Years, Dirty Honey, Fozzy and Zero 9:36. The
festival will feature multiple live music stages including the
The Colours Couture Tattoo and Competition Stage, The Mel’s
Bad Girls Club Art Walk and Charity Row, which will include
local artists and support Central Florida charities, as well as
the Earthday Birthday Number 27 Vendor Village.
Barbree was the only journalist to have covered
every non-commercial human space mission in the United
States, beginning with the first American in space, Alan
Shepard reedom 7 in 1961, through to the last
mission of the Space Shuttle in July 2011. He was present
for all 135 Space Shuttle launches, and every manned
launch for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo eras.
In all, he witnessed 166 human space launches.
In 1958, Barbree was hired by radio station WEZY-AM
1480 in Cocoa Beach, and worked as News
Director/traffic reporter, covering the space program as well as
Mic" . He was 87. In Memory
Tim Robisch is named General Manager for Salem Media Group
Orlando. Robisch joins the group from The Media Audit, where he
was West Coast Market Manager. Throughout his career Robisch has
worked for Katz Radio Group, Cox Radio, Susquehanna, Entercom,
Great Plains Media and Beasley Media Group.
Bill Barr Goes Country
Bill Barr, former
morning host at WMFQ-FM 92.9 for
37 years, has put on his cowboy hat and joined
WXUS-FM 102.3 as midday host.
23 Year Veteran Leaves the
Assistant Program Director/Music Director at WPCV-FM
97.5 since 1998.
Media Confidential has a very interesting article on WPOZ. The
article is titled; Orlando
Radio: Mutiny At Christian WPOZ Z88.3 FM read it here.
Celebrating today is former WHNR-AM
1360 Account Executive, Von
Rommell Fernandes, as well as WMFQ-FM 92.9
morning co-host Bill Barr and on Monday
Rick Brady will blow out the candles.