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Congratulations To Pavlina Osta!     12-19-14         
Pavlina Osta has returned the world record for “most interviews” to the United States. She interviewed 347 people in 24 hours to claim the Guinness World Record title. Pavlina set the new record at the Port Orange Wal-Mart. Each interview consisted of a minimum of five unique questions. The feat was performed over a 24-hour period on Nov 22 & 23 and it was broadcast live on Ustream.tv and via Live365.  Pavlina donated one can of pet food to Sophie’s Circle for each interview she conducted. The previous record holder, Claudio Siepi of Italy, interviewed 256 people and held the record since 2012.

Bubba On The Move     12-19-14
  
"The Wolf" WOTW-FM 103.1 will be picking up Bubba The Love Sponge from WRSO-AM 810/93.1 FM for mornings.

The Wolf Begins To Howl     12-18-14
WOTW-FM 103.1 "The Wolf" begins their broadcast day tomorrow at 1:03PM. "The Wolf" will be playing Country hits and throwbacks. The station will kick off with 10,000 songs in a row. The station is owned by JVC Media.   

Happy Birthday!
     12-17-14
To Tom Anthony  blows out the candles on Thursday, December 18. Happy Birthday Tom!

Lake County Radio Pioneer Passes
     12-17-14
Wendell “Wendy” F. Husebo, 87, passed away on December 4, 2014, in Leesburg. Wendy and his brother Paul purchased radio station WLBE-AM 790 in 1952. In Memory

The Dawg Is Coming To Orlando     12-16-14
Murph Dawg will be joining the new
WOTW-FM 103.1 (currently WHKQ-FM 103.1).

Shadow On The Move
     12-16-14
Shadow (Rod Grant) is leaving WPOZ-FM 88.3 to join the newly purchased WHKQ-FM 103.1. JVC Media is the new owner.

Adios KQ103!
     12-15-14
JVC Media has closed on its purchase of WHKQ-FM 103.1 FM in Orlando. JVC Media has announced that it will be changing formats on Friday December 19th at 1:03PM. In order to provide a smooth transition to the current Hispanic audience, JVC has entered in a short term marketing agreement with Orlando’s iHeartMedia station WRUM-FM 100.3. WHKQ will broadcast the WRUM morning show from Tuesday through Thursday morning. 

Disney Sells Orlando Station     12-15-14
Salem Communications Pennsylvania Media Associates is purchasing WDYZ-AM 990
  from Radio Disney Group (subsidiary of ABC). The selling price is $1.3 million. Salem already owns 3 stations in the Orlando area. WORL-AM 660, WTLN-AM 950  and WBZW-AM1520. In 2001 Cox sold the station to ABC Radio for $5 million. 

Happy Birthday!
     12-13-14
To Stan Anderson, who blows out the candles tomorrow, the 14th.

Jayde Heads To The Big Apple
      12-12-14
We reported a few days ago that
Jayde Donovan, who was at Tampa's WPOI-FM 101.5, had left the Tampa station. Thanks to Tom Benson for letting us know Jayde is headed to New York's WPLJ-FM's morning show. She will co-host mornings with Todd Pettengill.

Adios KQ103?
      12-11-14
Multiple sources, including Tom Benson at Media Confidential and Lance Venta from RadioInsight are reporting Spanish language
WHKQ-FM 103.1 will flip before too long. Tom is reporting "JVC has filed for the call letters WOTW with the FCC and Media Confidential has learned the station (licensed to Windermere, FL) will be flipping to Country branding as "O-Town's Wolf" or "My Country 103.1 FM." 

Logas In For Hedinger On Friday      12-11-14 
  
Mark Logas will be sitting in for Bud Hedinger at WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM tomorrow from 6AM-9AM. Mark's guests will include; FL State Senator Alan Hays, who will introduce a Bill in 2015 making it mandatory for kids K-12 to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s movie America: Imagine The World Without Her, will join me during the 7 o'clock hour. During the 8 o'clock hour, Mat Staver (founder of Liberty Counsel) will share details of the brutality of ISIS throughout the world and report on efforts to help Christians and non- Christians who are being targeted in the U.S. and abroad by the terrorist organization. And, we'll provide helpful tips from the Orange County Sheriff's Office on how to safeguard your house during the Christmas Holiday season.

Happy Birthday!      12-10-14 
Happy birthday to a great friend of this website Frank Reed, celebrating tomorrow, the 11th. 

Star 94.5 Backtracking       12-9-14
After listening to the negative comments from listeners, WCFB-FM 94.5 has returned current and older Urban titles to the palaylist. Star has rebranded once again; "Today's R&B and Throwbacks”

More Stations On The Christmas Music Bandwagon       12-5-14
  
WKTK-FM 98.5, The Joy Family of stations, WLVF-FM 90.3 and WHIJ-FM 88.1 are also playing Christmas music.

JVC Looking To Hire
      12-4-14  
JVC Broadcasting is looking for talented personalities. They have several programming, production and on-air openings. 
WXJZ-FM 100.9
has two on-air openings, middays and nights. WMFQ-FM 92.9 has a night position open. WTRS-FM 102.3 needs to fill a nights/production position. All markets are also looking for part-time personalities. Send resumes and airchecks to jvcjobs@jvcbroadcasting.com and include the appropriate call letters in the subject line of your e-mail.

Happy Birthday!       12-3-14
Happy Birthday to
Tom Benson celebrating tomorrow. Tom writes the Media Shuffle, Media Confidential. 

New PD For the KRO       12-2-14

Dallas Reese has been named the new Program Director at WKRO-FM 93.1. Dallas comes from WWNQ-FM 94.3 in Columbia, South Carolina. 


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