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January 2014

Welcome to "The Boulevard"    1-1-14
After 15 years as one of Ocala’s Contemporary Christian Music stations, WKSG-FM 89.5, known as Daystar Radio 89.5, has flipped formats New Year’s Day to a carefully researched and blended mix of big band, smooth jazz and select AAA (Adult Album Alternative) music now calling itself "The Boulevard"
. Nationally recognized radio consultant, and Ocala native, Mark Tillery, of J. M. Tillery & Associates, P. A., has been retained to implement the new Boulevard, heard on 89.5 FM.  "There is a major void for this type format," says Tillery, "and one word describes the new format – Class." The new Boulevard can be heard over the air at 89.5 FM and online at www.boulevardfm.com and features Don Bruce, mornings 8AM to 10AM followed by Gene Martin heard from 10AM to Noon weekdays playing timeless big bands. At noon more contemporary and smooth jazz is blended into the mix for the rest of the day. At night, "Nightlife" comes to life with a slighter more progressive jazz edge.

Tuddle Returns To The Monsters     1-2-14
Tuddle (Patrick Fowler) has returned as a regular cast member of The Monsters in the Morning at WTKS-FM 104.1. Tuddle had spent 10 years with the Monsters before being fired by Clear Channel in 2010.
Happy Birthday!      1-4-14
We'd like to wish a very happy birthday to two very good friends of this site; Dick Camnitz aka WLOF-AM 950's Dick Shane and England's Clive Hayward. Happy birthday to you both.

K.P. Manning Passes      1-6-14
It's with sadness that we report the passing of KP Manning. Ken, as I knew him, was a talented guy with a wild sense of humor and loving dad to two youngsters he was so proud of. Our condolences go to his family and friends. We'll have more as it becomes available.

New Morning Show For WRSO        1-11-14  
"CBS Sports Radio", WRSO-AM 810 has a new morning show. Big Joe & David Baumann will take mornings beginning in February.

Happy Birthday!     1-12-14
Birthday greetings go out to long time Central Florida Radio veteran, Mike Murillo.

Alex Jones Returns      1-12-14
Alex Jones returns to the Orlando airwaves on WRSO-AM 810. Alex is now on Sundays from 5-7PM.

The First President's Speakers Event of 2014    1-14-14
Marc Bernier and WNDB-AM 1150 kick off  2014 with the first President's Speakers Town Hall Event with a discussion on the evolution and return on investment to the American traveler from NextGen! The program will begin at 7PM. It's free and open to the public. The event will be held in the Gale Lemerand auditorium, in the Capt. Willie Miller building on the campus of Embry-Riddle University.

New Station Coming To Deland?       1-15-14
The West Volusia Beacon newspaper is reporting that a "new" station is coming to Deland. Jose Zouain, President of Zouain Enterprises LLC told the Beacon that it will be an AM station. Zouain would not give many other details but to say the format will be "hot talk" and one of the hosts will be Doc Holliday (Jeff Duncan) formerly with WXXL-FM 106.7, WWKA-FM 92.3, WEUS-AM 810 and WRSO-AM 810.
Editor's note: Deland has two AM frequencies right now. WYND-AM 1310 a Christian formatted station and WTJV-AM 1490 which is a simulcast of WSBB-AM 1230.

Congratulations!      1-19-14
Congratulations are in order to Marc Bernier at WNDB-AM 1150 as he celebrates 23 years at the station. 

Gainesville/Ocala Stations Sales Finalized      1-20-14
JVC Media, which took over WTRS-FM 102.3WYGC-FM 104.9, WMFQ-FM 92.9 and WXJZ-FM 100.9 from Asterisk Communications, Inc. through an LMA back in May, has finalized the deal. The total is  $3.5 million.  The other property in the cluster, WBXY-FM 99.5 has been sold by JVC to RDA Broadcast Holdings, LLC for $350,000.

Happy Birthday!         1-20-14
Happy, happy, happy to WLOF-AM 950's Sir Arthur Knight who turns 69 today. 

Ray Michaels Has Left The Building      1-22-14
WSBH-FM 98.5 morning host Ray Michaels has announced on his Facebook page that he is no longer with the station. "...ownership at WSBH decided to take the station in a different direction with a new morning show and new Program Director." "...It's been a tremendous seven year run!"

WPOZ Becomes A Movie Set      1-23-14              
Thanks to Tom Taylor for passing this along. WPOZ-FM 88.3 recently became a movie set. The owners of Christianfilms.com, the Christiano Brothers, are shooting a new Christian movie titled Power of the Air. Read the article here. 

Happy Birthday!         1-24-14
Celebrating birthdays tomorrow are WJHM-FM 101.9's Melony Torres and a fellow very responsible for loads of info on this site, Marc Tyll. Have a happy to both of you.

David Rimmer To Appear With Bernier        1-25-14
Marc Bernier and WNDB-AM 1150  present the next President's Speakers Town Hall Event with David Rimmer. It's a remarkable story about a man who survived a mid air collision over the Brazilian Amazon and lived to talk about it. The program will begin at 7PM. It's free and open to the public. The event will be held in the Gale Lemerand auditorium, in the Capt. Willie Miller building on the campus of Embry-Riddle University.

New Morning Host At WSBH     1-25-14
Eric Young has taken over the morning duties at WSBH-FM 98.5 after the departure of Ray Michaels

Happy Birthday!           1-28-14
Celebrating a birthday today is Jerry Steffen former WMMO-FM 98.9 personality. Celebrating tomorrow, Elliot Cobbs Mitchell. Happy birthday to you both.

John F. Bross Passes       1-28-14
John  Scott (John Bross) of Daytona Beach passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014. John worked at WQXQ-FM 101.9 and WNFI-FM 99.9. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

WWFL Fined $8,000    1-30-14
Thanks to Tom Taylor for this info. The FCC has fined Onda Mexicana Radio Group, Inc. $8,000. Onda Mexicana are the owners of WWFL-AM 1340 in Clermont.  Onda Mexicana failed to fully respond to a bureau-issued Notice of Violation from Nov 2, 2013. 


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