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January 2013

New Year Brings New Programming To WLBE    1-1-13
Beginning Tues, January 1st, WLBE-AM 790 flips formats to the best of the 50's, 60's and 70's. DJ Mo will be spinning oldies from 2PM-4PM  weekdays.

WRSO Morphs From Yahoo Sports To CBS Sports         1-2-13
WRSO-AM 810 has dropped Yahoo Sports in favor of becoming a CBS Sports Radio affiliate. 

WLBE Is Live and Local     1-3-13
From WLBE-AM 790 General Manager O.K. Walters "...We have expanded our morning shopper show "Party Line"  to 3 hours and are now originating all of our programming locally 24 hours a day. 

More Changes At WRSO     1-3-13
Kevin Baldinger, of Baldinger Productions and "Central Florida Sideline" has announced that he will combine his two shows into one. On Saturday mornings on WRSO-AM 810  between 8AM-10AM "Central Florida Sideline" was dedicated to high school sports and Sunday was all college sports. The Saturday show will now handle both high school and college sports.  Co-host Michael "Ditti" Venditti will be leaving the weekend show to produce a new PM drive time show, "
Comas & Kyle" .  Kevin Lewis and Jacqueline Angelise will remain on the program with Baldinger as the host.

"Florida Tonight" Comes To Orlando   1-4-13
Genesis Communications I’ weekday evening broadcast of "Florida Tonight" won’t just be heard around the Tampa Bay area anymore. Starting January 7th, "Florida Tonight"  will  join the line-up on WAMT AM 1190 News from 7PM-9PM in Orlando.  Host, Dan Maduri, will continue to bring his entertaining commentary along with compelling content, to cover news in and around the state of Florida. 

Timmy Vee Gets A New Partner      1-5-13
WAOA-FM 107.1's morning show will be getting a new partner for Timmy Vee. Elaina (Dore Smith) comes to Melbourne from San Diego, CA, where she was known as the "Mexican Leprechaun",  at KFMB-FM 100.7

Happy Birthday!      1-6-13
Cumulus cluster Promotions Director Jennifer Armstrong blows out the candles today.  On Monday, Lady Laura Diaz at WXXL-FM 106.7 celebrates. On Wednesday, June Myers does the Happy Birthday dance. Happy Birthday folks!

Radio Disney Promotes Jennifer Hansen      1-11-13
Radio Disney Stations Group
has promoted Jennifer Hansen to Vice President/Advertising Sales. Jennifer will head the sales for the Disney's 31 owned stations including WDYZ-AM 990 in Orlando.  She joined Radio Disney in 2000 as Station Manager in Cleveland. 

Kage Is Coming     1-12-13
Jesse Kage and "The Kage Kult Show" will be joining the line up at WJRR-FM 101.1 beginning on Monday, Jan 14 at 7PM. 

Happy Birthday!       1-12-13  
A very happy Birthday to a good friend of this website, Mike Murillo. Congratulations are also in order as Mike is now a News Anchor at IQ 106.9 FM in Philadelphia. 

Happy Birthday!     1-14-12
Celebrating today is JT Thomas, the morning show host at WAKX-FM 98.7

Movin' On Up      1-15-12
WCFB-FM 94.5's Promotion Coordinator, Dawn Campbell adds duties as Music Director at "Star 94.5" and WPYO-FM 95.3.

Happy Anniversary And Happy Birthday!      1-18-12
Congratulations to WNDB-AM 1150's Marc Bernier who will celebrate his 22nd anniversary at the station on Saturday. On Sunday, Happy 68th Birthday to WLOF-AM 950's
Sir Arthur Knight.

The Via report is On The Move       1-19-12
"The Via Report" , hosted by Roland Via on WELE-AM 1380, will be adding an hour to his program.  Beginning Monday "The Via report will be heard from 2PM until 4:15, followed by "Big Talk with Big John".

Doug Clifford Ends Progressive Interview Show    1-19-12  
WSKY-FM 97.3 personality Doug Clifford will end his weekend progressive talk program, "One Hour Of Hope". In the almost 13 years of the show, Doug interviewed nearly 2,500 guests including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Daniel Ellsberg and Ralph Nader. The final program can be heard tonight and an encore presentation at 11PM on Sun. on WKTK-FM  You can reach Doug via dougclifford.org.

Happy Birthday!       1-24-13
We want to wish, a major writer for this website, Marc Tyll a very happy birthday on Friday. Also celebrating on the 25th is the WJHM-FM 101.9 Music Director/Midday personality, Melony Torres, as well as photo and info contributor Elliot Mitchell.  Happy birthday to you, all.

Rock Robinson Passes      1-24-13
We have just received word that WHOO-AM 950 Program Director/Morning Show Host Rock Robinson has passed at the age of 93. We'll have more details as they become available.  Jim Robinson has posted a great tribute to his Dad, here

Celebrating a Birthday Today       1-28-13
Happy Birthday to long time WMMO-FM 98.8 talent Jerry Steffen.

Stephen McKenney Steck On "Just Sayin"      1-28-13
Paul Delaney with co-host Katie Shearer will have as their guest this week (Sat Feb 2), Stephen McKenney Steck, retired founder/CEO /President of WMFE Channel 24 and WMFE-FM 90.7. Steck is now President of CMF Media. "Just Sayin" is heard Saturdays at 4PM on WMEL-AM 1300.

Uncle Russie Returns      1-30-13
Uncle Russie Ross has returned to Central Florida airwaves. Russ can be heard afternoons, 4PM-6PM on WLBE-AM 790.

Happy Birthday!      1-30-13
Happy Birthday today to, long time Central Florida Radio news person, Gina Jordan

Kickin' Country Picks Up McFly       1-29-13
WKFL-AM 1170 has picked up Envision Networks "Live Ride With Marty McFly". The "Live Ride" is a two hour weekly “concert” of country radio featuring live performances from today’s stars. As a Nashville insider, McFly provides the most up-to-date country news, concert information and artist interviews.

Movin' On Up     1-31-13
Cox Media Group Orlando Radio has named Tammie McGrath as Director of Sales for its six-station cluster. McGrath is currently General Sales Manager of WCFB-FM 94.5 and WWKA-FM 92.3, two of CMG Orlando’s top stations. She has been with CMG Orlando for seven years. During this time she has served as General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and Account Manager. Reporting to McGrath in her new role will be General Sales Managers:  JC Campese, Jimmy Farrell, and Ken Marks, along with Director of Marketing Services, Dina Pancoast, and Cox Events Group team of Wes Halliwell and Dan Leaphart.  McGrath will continue oversight of WCFB and WWKA until her replacement is named in the coming weeks.

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