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April 2017

Happy Birthday      4-1-17
Storm Roberts of WKTK-FM 98.5 and WJRR-FM 101.1's  Pat Lynch both celebrate on April 2.

Happy Birthday!       4-10-17
Voice track artist and former Central Florida Radio personality Kathy Aparo celebrates today. A good friend of this site "Slats" (Tim Guinane) blows out the candles on Wed. Celebrating on Thursday are Tracey Young and Shawn Burke and on Friday Steve Schiffman. Hope you all have a wonderful birthday.

Can't Get Enough Trump?         4-11-17
"Trump Talk Live", presented by the Volusia County Republican Party, can be heard each Thursday night on WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM. Co-hosts Tony Ledbetter and  Vic Baker give you all Trump all the time.     

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award Winners        4-11-17
WMFE-FM 90.7's Brendan Byrne took home a first-place award in feature/hard news for “Dispatchers Answer the Call During Pulse Shooting.” Also from WMFE, Abe Aboraya  won first place in sports features category for “Never Give Up: A Paralyzed Surfer Rides the Waves.”  Top radio newscast award went to WDBO-FM 96.5 for “Pulse Nightclub Shooting Coverage.” also from News 96.5,  Darrell Moody won a first place price for news reporting and Samantha Jordan took home the second place trophy.

Three Local Stations Request STAs
WRSO-AM 810, owned by Star Over Orlando, Inc. has requested an S(pecial) T(emporary) A(uthority) to operate at reduced power while it repairs lightning damage to its antenna system.

WPUL-AM 1590 owner Glenn Cherry has filed for an extension of his Silent STA while the company looks for a new transmitter site. 

WROD-AM 1340 requested a STA to operate from an alternate site location. Owner Miracle Media Group, proposes to use the currently unused WPUL-AM 1590,  tower site and to operate with a reduced power of 0.25 kilowatt. WROD's old transmitter site has been discontinued and the tower is in the process of being demolished. Therefore, in order to maintain service to the community of North Daytona Beach, the station is requesting STA to operate from an alternate site which is located 4 kilometers from its licensed site. 

Discover Palm Coast       4-19-17
The new Discover Palm Coast Radio Show, hosted by Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, is broadcast weekly from 9:30AM-10AM every Saturday on WNZF-AM 1550/106.3FM. Each week, Mayor Holland and guests on the show will discuss timely community topics, upcoming events and activities, and services and initiatives designed to provide residents and visitors a good quality of life.

PPM Ratings      4-21-1
March PPM Ratings are in. Read them here.

Happy Birthday!       4-21-17
Happy birthday  to CFLRadio veteran and WMMO-FM 98.9 Program Director, Hildi celebrating today.

Happy Birthday!       4-26-17
Celebrating today is Michael Yaffee of WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM. Doc Holliday celebrates number 56 on Friday.

SOLD: WRGO      4-28-17
Classic Hits WRGO-FM 102.7 has been sold to WGUL-FM Inc. by WRGO Radio, LLC. for $220,000.

Help Wanted               4-30-17
Rande Friedman is  launching a podcast LivesWellSpent.com.  It is a program where local Tampa Bay residents who are in their nineties and older talk about their lives.  Mr. Friedman has all the required equipment and technical knowledge on how to create the podcast. He is looking for an experienced interviewer to help conduct the interviews. A retired radio personality would be great and there will be compensation. Contact Rande at Rande@whiteglovehouse.com.


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