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Birthdays This Week     5-16-18
Tomorrow, WOMX-FM 105.1 Morning co-host Jay Edwards blows out the candles on his cake. On Friday, 
WYKS-FM 105.3's Ryan Dupree celebrates his big day.  Happy birthday to you both.

SOLD: WIGW         5-9-18
Immaculate Heart Media is purchasing Catholic formatted WIGW-FM 90.3 for $150,000. There is also a programming agreement between the seller and the buyer before the deal is finalized.

Happy Birthday      5-9-18
Celebrating tomorrow 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 Friday Rick Brady will blow out the candles.   

Chuck Harder Passes      5-6-18
Charles Edward "Chuck" Harder died April 10. He was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1944 and began his radio career as a disc jockey in Chicago in the early 1960's. In the 1990s Chuck's popular consumer advocate program "For The People" was ranked as one of the top ten talk programs in the country. Chuck worked in New York City at WMCA-AM 570, at WFLA-AM 970 in Tampa and other markets. His show was popular during the 1990s until his retirement in 2010. His show was heard in Central Florida on WKIS-AM 740WKIQ-AM 1240WPGS-AM 840 and WTRR-AM 1400.

Happy Birthday     5-6-18
Celebrating today is
WOGK-FM 93.7's Kathy Dugan.

DeMann Out At WPYO      5-1-18
Stevie DeMann, Cox Media Group Orlando Operations Manager, has left after more than ten years at that position. Stevie first joined CMG at WJHM-FM 101.9 in 2001 and became Program Director at WPYO-FM 95.3 in 2007. Stations Stevie oversaw included WWKA-FM 92.3, WPYO-FM 95.3 WCFB-HD2 107.3  and WCFB-FM 94.5  

Happy Birthday!    5-1-18
Buddy Pittman celebrates number 66 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 you all!

WPYO Flips      4-29-18
Cox Media Group Orlando announced that WPYO-FM 95.3 "Power 95.3"has changed its music format from hip hop to today’s top hits from popular genres. The new format will feature today’s top artists including, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Cardi B and Selena Gomez. The station will also give listeners 2-hour commercial free music 3 times a day, weekdays at 11:30AM, 4:30PM and 8:30PM.

On The Move    4-28-18
In order to gain a a better signal, WNZF-FM 106.3 FM has switched frequencies to 94.9 FM effective yesterday. You will still be able to tune WNZF-AM at 1550 on the dial.

Happy Birthday!       4-25-17
WFLF-AM 540/102.5's Michael Yaffee celebrates tomorrow. CFLRadio veteran Doc Holiday celebrates on Saturday.

WPUL To Return To The Air?      4-24-18
Looks like South Daytona's WPUL-AM 1590 may be returning to the air if the FCC approves
Glenn Cherry's application for a translator on the 100.7 frequency.

Happy Birthday!       4-21-17
Happy birthday to
Director of Branding and Programming, WMMO-FM 98.9's Hildi Brooks.  

Lt. Col. Danny McKnight To Appear Tonight   4-16-18 
The final offering in the ERAU Speaker Series hosted by WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM's Marc Bernier is tonight, April 16th. Marc's guest will be Lt. Col. Danny McKnight, author of "The Streets of Mogadishu," before a live audience in the Gale Lemerand Auditorium on the campus of Embry-Riddle. A book signing will follow.  Doors open at 6PM. The event starts at 7PM.

Sports Out, Country In      4-15-18
Tonight at Midnight,
WYKE-FM104.3 will become WXZC-FM 104.3, "XZC 104.3" and switch formats from sports to country. According to The Citrus County Chronicle "...the station entered into a three-year limited marketing agreement (LMA) and option-to-purchase agreement with WGUL-FM Inc., which will sprinkle in some local weather reports, local event information and community happenings among the vocal stylings of such hot country stars as Florida Georgia Line."

Rush Returns To Daytona        4-13-18
WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 has welcomed back Rush Limbaugh to the station in his old time slot, Noon to 3PM.

Happy Birthday!        4-11-18
A good friend of this site "Slats" (Tim Guinane) blows out the candles tomorrow. Celebrating on Friday are Tracey Young and Shawn Burke and on Saturday, Steve Schiffman does the happy birthday dance. Hope all of you have a wonderful birthday.

The Commercial Space Race       4-7-18
On Monday night, April 9th, Marc Bernier will moderate a discussion with a panel of experts who will examine the future of Commercial Space. The economic, legal, and competitive impact of these exciting new opportunities. What are the risks vs. rewards? The event live on YouTube is before an assembled audience. Doors open at 6PM.  The program begins at  7PM in the Gale Lemerand auditorium in the Willie Miller Instructional Center on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Happy Birthday!      4-4-18
To Storm Roberts of WKTK-FM 98.5 and WJRR-FM 101.1's  Pat Lynch both celebrating today.

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