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New GM at WPYO      9-21-22
Fernando Bauermeister has been named General Manager at Spanish Broadcasting System's WPYO-FM 95.3

WGGG Returns With New Owners and Format       9-15-22
Hitmaker Music Group has sold WMOP-AM 900 and WGGG-AM 1230/92.1 FM to Urban One Broadcasting Network for $225,000. We reported back in 2020, Florida Sportstalk, LLC
sold the stations to Hitmaker Music Group. LLC. Inside Radio reported the sale was reversed based on allegations that Hitmaker engaged in racial discrimination. The format is Hip Hop/R&B/Blues/Throwbacks. WMOP is still silent.

Lowry Mays Clear Channel Founder Passes     9-13-22
On Monday, September 12, Texas A&M University announced that graduate and the namesake of its business school, Lowry Mays, died at the age of 87. Mays was the founder and former CEO of the San Antonio-based mass media company and broadcasting Clear Channel Communications, now known iHeartCommunications Inc. 

Frank Reed Announces Retirement       9-12-22
Frank Reed whose broadcasting career began here in Central Florida, has announced
his retirement at the end of the year from Contemporary Christian KLTY-FM 94.9 in Dallas. Frank has had an amazing career and even became an author; Frankly Speaking...Four Decades on the Air and Off  A Memoir. The book is both interesting and inspirational.

Latest Ratings      9-9-22
Orlando PPMs are in. Read them here.

WNTF Returns To Classic R & B      9-7-22
From Dean O'Neal "After many months running of eclectic music identified only as “Barix-Music over IP,” the Classic R & B music has returned to AM 1580-WNTF Bithlo.  For the moment the station appears to be jockless.

Best Of Orlando    8-31-22
Orlando Weekly has announced their "Best of Orlando" issue. In
the Best Local Radio Voice category; 1st: WXXL-FM 106.7's Johnny Magic2nd: WTKS-FM 104.1's Russ Rollins
WTKS-FM 104.1's Jim Colbert (formerly known as Dirty Jim). Orlando Weekly is a newsweekly distributed in the Greater Orlando area of Florida, every Thursday.

Staff Announced At "The Fly"     8-25-22
JVC Top 40/Rhythmic WFYY-FM 103.1 "The New FLY 103.1" has set August 29 as the date they'll roll out their new airstaff. Lil' Shawn and Carla will make up
"The Fly Morning Wakeup" weekdays from 6AM-10AM. Carla sticks around from 10AM-Noon. Market vet Murph Dawg does Noon-4PM. Ricky Padilla and DJ Nasty team for 4PM-8PM and "Nights with Nailz" goes from 8PM-Midnight. 

On The Move     8-25-22
Cox Media Group announced Jason Meder, Vice President & Market Manager of CMG Radio in Orlando, has been named the Vice President & Market Manager of CMG Radio in Tampa. Meder will oversee all of CMG’s radio stations in the market. Meder joined CMG 20 years ago as a media consultant for CMG Tampa. His hard work and leadership earned him key roles as General Sales Manager, Director of Sales, General Manager, and most recently Vice President & Market Manager for CMG’s Orlando Radio market. He succeeds Keith Lawless, who will be departing CMG at the end of the month to spend more time with his family.

Here's A Challenge          8-24-22

Who are these fellows. Apparently the photo was taken sometime in the 1950s. The station was WORZ-AM 740. No prize, but you will receive a hardy congratulations. Any other info about these two would be appreciated as well.

(Click the photo for a better look)

After The Flip      8-11-22
After the flip of WOTW-FM 103.1, from Country to Rhythmic CHR, Susie Korgul's morning co-host position was eliminated. 

Mario Cesar Piña Passes      8-10-22
Thanks to Leo Vargas for letting us know of the passing of Mario Piña, host of the sports show "La Parada Deportiva", which aired on WPRD-AM 1440 ("La Voz") and WUOH ("Mas") 100.7 FM has passed away last month. 

Dana Moves Across Town     8-9-22
"The Dana Show" is moving from WDBO-AM 580/107.3 FM to WFLA-AM 540/93.1 FM. Dana will be heard on the iHeart station from 7PM-10PM.

Happy Anniversary To Us!      8-4-22
As we begin our ninetenth year on the Internet, I'd like to say thank you to all the folks that have made the site what it is. As always thanks goes to my wife, Wilma, the inspiration and love of my life. Thanks to all the people who have supplied info, bios, photos and sounds and have helped in other ways with this endeavor. I believe radio is such an essential part of our lives and it should be remembered. I hope we are contributing to that in some way. More to come...stay tuned.  

Happy Birthday!      8-2-22
of WOCL-FM 105.9
does the happy birthday dance tomorrow.

WFYY "The Fly 103.1" Debuts      8-1-22
From the JVC Press Release: "...On Monday August 1st, 2022 beginning at Noon, 103.1FM will be known as The New FLY 103.1 – Orlando’s HOTTEST Hit Music – playing the HOTTEST hits from Rhythmic Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, and more!." "...The New FLY 103.1 will debut with 10,000 COMMERCIAL FREE SONGS IN A ROW and feature today’s top artists including Post Malone, Doja Cat, Drake, Ariana Grande, and Jack Harlow." "FLY 103.1 – Orlando’s HOTTEST Hit Music will debut a live and local air staff after the initial 10,000 COMMERCIAL FREE SONGS IN A ROW. WFYY-FM 103.1

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