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Happy Birthday!       1-12-18
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 Jan 22.

WK
SG "The Boulevard" Goes Silent       1-12-18
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.

On 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.

Bucks Braun Passes      1-5-18
Former WHOO-AM 990 Program Director/Morning host Bucks Braun has unexpectedly died in Ohio yesterday. He was 69 years old.  
In Memory

Looking For Adult Standards?      12-31-17
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. 

Happy Birthday!      12-31-17
Celebrating birthdays this week include; on Monday, Reagan Smith turns 69. Clive Hayward and Dick Camnitz blow out the candles on Thursday. 

Latest PPM Ratings      12-31-17
The latest Orlando PPM ratings are here.

Happy Birthday!      12-27-16 
Mark Logas celebrates on Friday, Bobby Mitchell celebrates on Saturday. Dave Edwards celebrates on Sunday. Wishing all of you a very happy birthday!   

Format Move      12-27-14
The "Urbana-FM" format is moving from WKIE-FM 92.7/WWRT-FM 93.9 to WRMQ-AM 1140/W278CN-103.5 Eatonville/W279DI 103.7 Kissimmee. 

Movin' On Up        12-21-17
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.

WLBE Goes Country     12-21-17
On December 11, 2017 WLBE-AM 790 has flipped formats from Oldies to Country. 

Mark Logas Sitting In For Bud Hedinger         12-20-17
Mark 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 from 9AM-11AM.

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     12-17-17
We received a mention in the College Park Community Paper. An article written by Becky Dreisbach about WDBO-AM 580.

Happy Birthday!    12-10-17
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

Sold: WHNR          12-8-17    
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 Enterprises Communications.

Orlando November PPMs         12-4-17
The latest Nielsen PPM Ratings are here.

Happy Birthday       12-3-17
Celebrating this week are WTKS-FM 104.1 "Monster" Dirty 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.


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