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Happy Birthday! 1-20-17
WLOF-AM 950's Sir
Arthur Knight celebrates his 72nd today.
nightly syndicated relationships talk show, has been added by JVC Media
News-Talk WYGC-FM 104.9, Gainesville. The show,
hosted by Al
"Blackjack" Spry, Glenda
"G-Love" Chauncy, and Melissa
Foxx, consulted by Sabo Media, and also airing on Gabnet.Net,
will start airing January 30th at 10PM (ET) on WYGC.
Marc Bernier Celebrates 26 Years
Congratulations are in order to WNDB-AM 1150/93.5
FM's Marc Bernier, as he celebrates 26
years at the station.
Judge Turns Down Cumulus Settlement With "Timmy
David Vickery aka Timmy
Vee who was fired
after 14-1/2 years with WAOA-FM 107.1 and filed
a law suit against Cumulus Media for allegedly having air talent work overtime
without pay. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karla Spaulding wouldn't accept the
settlement. The proposal would have had
Vickery and Cumulus "agree to disagree" and pay Vickery $7,000 for his
ratings bonus claim and $3,000 for his costs and attorney's fees. Judge
Spaulding denied the motion because the
"settlement was not attached to the motion in writing and because the
motion did not establish the proposed settlement as reasonable for the
Latest Ratings 1-15-17
Beach ratings are out. See the latest here.
To a good friend of this website and long time
CFLRadio personality, Mike Murillo.
Bret Baier At Embry-Riddle Speakers
The Embry-Riddle University Speakers Series Welcomes Bret Baier, Host of Fox
News’ Special Report and Author of "Three Days in January". Baier
will join WNDB-AM 1190/93.5 FM's Marc
Bernier on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at a new time: 8:15PM. The
Wednesday night edition of Special Report with Bret Baier will originated live
from the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus from 6PM to 8PM.
The event is free, open to the public and is
held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium. This event
has a special time of 8:15 p.m. Seating will be available beginning at 7 p.m.
Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating. Click
here for a map of campus.
Happy birthday tomorrow, Jan 9, to June
Movin' On Up 1-5-17
iHeartMedia has announced WXXL-FM
106.7 current Program Director Brian
Mack will add the same position at WMGF-FM
107.7. Brian is a busy man as he will also become
Vice President of Branding, a newly
created role, for iHeart's nine
radio station cluster.
Bradshaw Program Director at WTKS-FM 104.1
will also take on the PD role at WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM.
At WTKS-HD2 104.5,
"D-Strong" (Dwight Ricketts)
will add the position of Program Director to his afternoon hosting duties.
Congratulations to all of you.
Laura Diaz, morning co-host at WXXL-FM
106.7 will celebrate on Saturday.
Bobby Mitchell begins
"his 43rd year in central Florida radio..I started back in
Daytona in 1973 on WMFJ AM (1420) and never looked back.
I’ve been on Orlando radio 24 yrs now…"
14 year Central Florida radio veteran and good friend of this site, Brenda
Matthews will blow out the candles today. Mark
Logas celebrates tomorrow,
Mitchell gets the cake on Friday. Dave
Edwards celebrates on Saturday. Wishing
all of you a very happy birthday!
December PPM Ratings
The final ratings for 2016 for Orlando are in. Read them here.
Easy Oldies To Become Kool
This post includes a correction on the eras of music that will be
Flagler Broadcasting's WBHQ-HD2
will launch as "Kool 100.9", playing hits from the 60's and 70's
including the British Invasion. The change begins on December 26.
Logas Fills In For Hedinger
will be filling in for Bud
Hedinger on "Good Morning Orlando"
540/102.5 FM. Colonel Danny McKnight joins Mark on
December 19th during the 7 o’clock hour to honor the brave men and
women who wear the uniform and to discuss the importance of investing in our
military. On Tuesday, Mark’s guests include representatives from MADD, the
Victims Services Center, and the FHP, who will be providing crucial information
to help listeners safely navigate through the holidays and to explain what to do
if someone becomes a victim of a crime. During the 8 o’clock hour, Mike
Mannino explains how he's always paid his monthly mortgage, with the cancelled
checks to prove it, but still lost his home last month because the mortgage
company and bank claimed in court he hadn’t paid since 2007. Even though the
mortgage company and bank failed to respond to six court orders to produce
documented proof the mortgage hadn't been paid for the past nine years, the
judge refused to allow Mike’s cancelled checks into evidence and ruled against
him. Now, he’s fighting back and gaining the attention of public officials who
want an explanation as to how this happened.
Movin' On Up
Congratulations to Nick Figueredo
at WDBO-FM 96.5 who has been named Director of
Branding and Programming for WOKV-AM 690/104.5 FM, Jacksonville, effective
immediately. Nick was the Assistant Director
of Branding and Assistant Program Director at DBO.
Leon Wright Loses Battle
Gospel radio personality Leon
Josey-Wright has died after a long battle with kidney disease. Weright was
well known in Orlando for his Gospel music programming.
President of Astro Enterprises' WWBC-AM
died unexpectedly on Nov. 9. He was 69 years old. Ray was also a Ham radio
operator and was the Brevard County Emergency Coordinator (EC) since 1991.
Birthday Celebrants 12-13-16
Celebrating tomorrow, WTKS-FM 104.1 member of
the "The Monsters" Carlos
Navarro and on Sunday Tom Anthony blows
out the candles.
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.
Kampmeier To Retire-Everett Moves Up
Chris Kampmeier, iHeartMedia's
Orlando Region Senior Vice President of Programming will retire effective
on December 31. Chris has been with iHeartMedia (Clear Channel) for the past 20
years. Rick Everett, has been named
Kampmeier's replacement. Rick has been with iHeartMedaia (Clear Channel) for 19
years and has served as Program Director at WJRR-FM
101.1 and WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM and Director of
Marketing and Promotions for the Orlando cluster.
Dec. 8, 1952, WPRK-FM 91.5 began broadcasting. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of the first voices
heard on the new station.
In a dedication speech he recorded for the opening, Eisenhower, a
former college president who supported campus radio, said the new station
"can help to speed and advance the great ideas that keep great men and
women free." Its original
programming included works from conservatory students, recorded recitals,
announcement of student chores, student debates and religious services from
Knowles Memorial Chapel. In 1954, power was
upgraded to a 250-watt transmitter and a new antenna was erected on the old