Radio Crazy Man Changes
'Big Jon' has moved from WKSG-FM 89.5
to Classic Rock WFJV-FM 103.3.
The third annual, three-hour
“Hungry for Hip-Hop” concert presented by WTKS-HD2,
“104.5 The Beat” will take place on Aug 24. “Beat” on-air
personality Viva La Koi will host. Proceeds will benefit Pathlight HOME, a
nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing and economic
opportunities to Central Florida’s homeless.
WPUL Looks For Extension
WPUL-AM 1590 owner Glenn
applied for an STA to operate until he can find an
alternate site to enable it to return to the air by August 21st as
required to retain its license.
July PPM Ratings are in. Read them here.
Doris Ashwell celebrates
her 91st tomorrow and Larry Vee aka Dr. Larry
Flegle turns 69 on Wednesday.
Sutter Assistant Program Director/Music Director/Mid-day Host at WXXL-FM
106.7 celebrates today.
Moran Is Leaving The
morning co-host Melissa Moran
will be leaving the station on August 9. Melissa will be focusing on her
voice-acting and voice over business. Melissa came to the station in
After being sold to WGUL-FM Inc. (Betty Marcocci and
Steve Schurdell) WRGO-FM 102.7 has changed call
letters to WXCZ. The format remains Classic Hits.
Orlando Magazine Poll
The winners in the Orlando Magazine annual
poll are in. Favorite Music Radio Station; 1. WXXL-FM
106.7, 2. WPOZ-FM 88.3, 3. WWKA-FM
92.3. In the Local Radio Show category
the winners are; 1. Johnny's
House, 2. The Philips Phile
and 3. A Corporate Time With Tom
Happy Birthdays This Week
Tomorrow, July 31, former WTRR-AM 1400 PD, Rick
Padilla celebrates. On
Dyer, better known as
Elvis Gorbechev, turns
72 and Russ
Wheeler will "press on regardless" at 82. Domino
of WOCL-FM 105.9 blows out the
candles on Thursday. Happy birthday guys!
Spring Ratings Are In
The Spring books are in for Gainesville/Ocala, Daytona Beach and
Melbourne/Titusville. See where your favorite stacked up, here.
Media Mayhem Wrestling
On Thursday, Aug. 17, at The Impact Zone on the
back lot of Universal Studios,
Brandon Kravitz, producer/host on WYGM-AM 740/96.9
FM, will be the Special Manager for Global Force Wrestling
superstar Kongo Kong. Mike Bianchi, sports columnist of the Orlando Sentinel and host of
"Open Mike" on WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM, will be the Special Manager for
Kong’s yet-announced opponent.
Taco Bob turns 46
on tomorrow. Pete Simonson and
Peter King share a birthday on
Sunday. Happy birthday to all of you.
WOMX-FM 105.1's Alex
Diaz blows out the candles tomorrow.
50th Anniversary For Jazz On
The Beach 7-22-17
The man who brought "Jazz on the
Beach" to Central Florida Radio, Jack
Simpson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his program Saturday.
The show can be heard on WUCF-FM 89.9.
of Rock,” officially debuted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 5:15pm. The
format is Active Rock.
Dale Wright Passes
Tom Hutchinson lets us know that his mentor Jimmy
Dale Wright, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Dale worked at
many Central Florida stations. In Memory
Broadcasting and Women’s Rights
From Don Colee; Lee
Colee Hamilton was likely the first female broadcast salesperson in
Florida. Her obituary, penned herself, says it best:
“Lee never campaigned for women’s equal rights. She just took them. As
early as grade school when a publisher offered a bicycle for the most
magazine sales in Philadelphia, but excluded girls, Lee signed up under
her brother’s name and won the citywide contest. It launched a life-long
love affair with work and its rewards.” Her name was Leanore Dippy
when she got her first job at Orlando’s WLOF as an “office girl” and
copywriter. The story of how she broke into the all-boys-club of street
sales is, I believe, among the best in my book. You can read the full
story here: http://www.towersinthesand.com/excerpts/.
Lee was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew her. In Memory
PPM Ratings for June are in. Read them here.
Changes At WOCL
Tom Benson is reporting that Paco
Lopez has been shown the door at WOCL-FM
105.9. Paco had been with the station for the past 7
Bob Nyles is celebrating today. Clive
Thomas turns 75 on Saturday. Happy birthday to you both.
Vice President/Market Manager
for Cox Media Group's 6 station cluster,
is headed to Entercom where she
will retain the same title, but it’s unknown exactly where she’ll be
working just yet. Her entire team in Orlando and Jacksonville were
caught completely off guard by the change as it appears was Cox Media
Group Executive Vice President of Radio, Bill Hendrich. There
is no word yet on who will run those two Florida markets. Hendrich is now
searching for her successor. Entercom says the markets Larkin will be
responsible for will be announced when the merger with CBS is complete.
She ran 14 stations for CMG in Florida. Larkin
is currently on the executive board for the Radio Advertising Bureau and
is the radio vice chair for the Florida Association of Broadcasters.
Mark Logas In For Bud
will be substitute host for Bud
Hedinger on "Good
540 on Thursday and
Friday this week. Mark will be talking about the upcoming Orange County
Mayor’s race, what he calls Heterophobia
and examine if it’s running rampant in some media and government
entities in Central Florida, the dramatic move by colleges and
universities to indoctrinate students away from Capitalism while
encouraging them to incur massive student loan debt, Mayor Dyer and the
Orlando City Council’s 12% pay increase in less than four years,
and examine why Americans support their favorite sporting team with
more passion than their own country. Mark will also share how Rush and
Kathryn Limbaugh’s Rush Revere book series is setting the historical record straight from
revisionist tampering and encourage listeners to share their experiences
with the accompanying curriculum and assignments that are helping
homeschool, public school, and even college students learn about U.S.
history in an entertaining and informative way. Mark’s guests will be
Dean Butler (Almanzo-Little
House On The Prairie) who will be talking American values and the
series of Little House books and
television show live from DeSmet, SD…the heart of Laura country, Dr.
Estime, a Clermont doctor with a unique approach to house calls and health
care services, and Roger Gannon of
Liberty Counsel who will update listeners on the assault on religious
freedom by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Listeners are always welcome
to call in and share their opinions on the “50,000 Watt Front Porch”.
Christian Music Broadcasters Announce
Large Market Finalists for 2017 include WPOZ-FM
88.3. WPOZ has won the award in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2011, 2013 and 2015.
2017 Marconi Award Finalists Announced
Five Central Florida stations are in the running for the prestigious
award. In the category of Classic Hits Station of the Year, WMMO-FM
98.9 has been nominated. Other stations and categories include: Country
station of the year; WWKA-FM 92.3,
News/Talk station of the year; WDBO-FM 96.5,
Urban station of the year; WCFB-FM
94.5. The Awards will be presented at the NAB Radio Show September 7,
in Austin, Texas
On Saturday, Ken Dixon celebrates his
88.3's Shadow blows out
the candles on Sunday.
Rock Riley On The Move
Riley has just been added to Genesis Communications owned and operated
(WHOO-AM 1080) Sports Talk AM 1080
The Team in Orlando and Sports Talk AM 1040 The Team in Tampa.
Rock will anchor the afternoon drive program from 3 to 6 on both stations
as well as on www.sportstalkflorida.com.
Riley will replace
Mike Tuck and
A good friend of this site, Tony Downes
celebrates number 56 today.
"Skid" Slides To Afternoons
"Skid" Lavin has moved from the morning slot to afternoons,
and partners with Chad from
3PM to 7PM.