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Long time Central Florida Radio personality Steve
January will be celebrating on Jan 15. His new program begins on Jan
22 on WNTF-AM 1600 from 10AM-Noon, Mon-Fri, beginning
"The Boulevard" Goes Silent
The new owners, of WKSG-FM 89.5, Community
Communications, has closed on the purchase. The sale includes the
broadcast tower and the 14.45 acres on which the tower sits in Silver
Springs. New programming is scheduled
to begin on Feb. 1. The call letters will be WMFV-aligned
with the WMFE brand, with the “V” as a nod to the new station’s
focus on The Villages, Leesburg, the Golden Triangle and other surrounding
communities. The Federal Communications Commission recognized the
completed deal on Jan. 5.The price for everything was $885,000. They
have requested Silent STA since
it has been silent due to antenna problems.
The money comes from proceeds of the
2012 sale of WMFE-TV, formerly Orlando’s PBS station, to the University
of Central Florida, as well as major gifts from 90.7 supporters.
The Move 1-6-17
Long time Central Florida broadcaster, Steve
January will be heard on WNTF-AM 1600,
10AM-Noon, Mon-Fri, beginning Jan 22.
Former WHOO-AM 990 Program
Director/Morning host Bucks Braun has
unexpectedly died in Ohio yesterday. He was 69 years old. In Memory
For Adult Standards?
The long running "Gene
Martin Show" (adult standards) which was on Central Florida
radio for over 25 years is now available on
line 24/7 and live daily at 10AM Mon-Sat. Programming is also available
for streaming to radio stations. For
info call Gene 352-615-9885.
Celebrating birthdays this week include; on Monday, Reagan
Smith turns 69. Clive
Hayward and Dick Camnitz blow
out the candles on Thursday.
The latest Orlando PPM ratings are here.
celebrates on Friday, Bobby
Mitchell celebrates on Saturday. Dave
Edwards celebrates on Sunday. Wishing
all of you a very happy birthday!
The "Urbana-FM" format is moving
from WKIE-FM 92.7/WWRT-FM 93.9 to WRMQ-AM
Claudia Menegus has been moved up to Senior Vice President/Market Manager for
Entercom Orlando. Claudia had been Vice President/Sales Director for CBS
Radio prior to the merger of CBS and Entercom.
On December 11, 2017 WLBE-AM 790 has flipped
formats from Oldies to Country.
Mark Logas Sitting In For Bud
Logas will be substituting for Bud
Hedinger on "Good Morning Orlando" on WFLF-102.5-FM/AM540
on Thursday and Friday this week. On Thursday, Mark will interview Larry
Klayman, Founder-Chairman-General Counsel of Freedom Watch, the
organization that is calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be
removed, disbarred, and prosecuted. Also joining Mark on Thursday will be
Lui Damiani, Executive Director of the Victim Service Center and Carla
Biermann, Lead Victim Services Specialist with Mothers Against Drunk
Drivers. On Friday, Mark remembers our Veterans who have served overseas
with audio clips from World War II Christmas Eve news broadcasts and
entertainment shows and will also interview Iraq War Veteran Andrew
Porter. Sgt Kim Montes will stop by on Friday to share important holiday
travel tips, explain what to do if you are involved or witness a
hit-and-run accident, and let you know how to avoid a road rage incident.
Listeners are always welcome to call in and share their opinions on the
“50,000 Watt Front Porch”.
More Kilmeade 12-18-17
WDBO-FM 96.5 has added an extra hour of the
"The Brian Kilmeade Show". Kilmeade will now be heard
More Christmas Music 12-18-17
WLOV-FM 99.5 is also playing Holiday songs
full time as well.
Happy Birthday! 12-1817
To Tom Anthony celebrating today.
Thanks For The Mention
We received a mention in the College
Park Community Paper. An article written by Becky Dreisbach about WDBO-AM
We want to wish a very happy birthday to a good friend of this website, Frank
Reed. Frank is an award wining radio personality as well as a author of Frankly
Speaking... Four Decades on the Air and Off a Memoir.
Ferris S. Waller, Sr.'s Walco Enterprises is
purchasing WHNR-AM 1360
from Catco Communications. Purchase price of $100,000 is in escrow. WHNR
has been simulcasting Catco’s WKFL-AM 1170,
but WKFL is not included in the deal. In
2016 Catco purchased WHNR from the receiver for GB
Orlando November PPMs
The latest Nielsen
PPM Ratings are here.
Celebrating this week are WTKS-FM 104.1
Jim and Tom
Benson at Media
Confidential celebrate on Monday. Al
Spry blows out the candles on Friday and WPRK-FM 91.5
celebrates 65 years on the air on Saturday.