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January 2015

Happy Birthday!
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 who turns 62 tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

More On The Rock Of Daytona 
Volusia Broadcasting Company has entered into an LMA with the Miracle Media Group, WROD-AM 1340/104.7FM, which is comprised of Patti "RadioPrincess" Miracle and Frank Scott. They have yet to announce the afternoon drive personality. 

Happy Birthday To You
Celebrating birthdays this week include; Bill Gable, who in April of 2014 retired after a 46 year career, will turn 65 on Wed., also on Wed. "Lady" Laura Diaz from WXXL-FM 106.7 blows out the candles. June Myers does the birthday boogie on Friday. On Saturday, 14 year morning host at WDBO-AM 580, Bill Taylor will celebrate. Happy birthday to you all.

Steve Harvey Returns To Orlando
Cox Media Group has announced WCFB-FM 94.5 will become the 75th affiliate of The Steve Harvey Morning show. "We are thrilled to have "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" join STAR 94.5,” shared WCFB-FM Program Director Michael Saunders. “Listeners are excited and our clients are eager for his return to the Orlando market. We’re looking forward to an incredible partnership in 2015 and beyond.” The program airs Monday through Saturday, 6AM to 10AM.

Oops, We Missed One    1-6-15
Here's wishing WWKA-FM 92.3's Bobby Mitchell a belated Happy Birthday which happened on Dec 30.

Bubba's On The Move    1-6-15
Bubba The Love Sponge will be heard on WOTW-FM 103.1 beginning on Jan. 19. 

DJ Nailz Is On The Move    1-7-15     
Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami has named radio personality DJ Nailz as its new evening on-air host for WEDR-FM 99.1, "99 Jamz". DJ Nailz (Marc Dixon) is no stranger to South Florida, as he grew up there and has family in the city. A Bethune-Cookman University graduate, where he also worked as Program Director, at the college station, WRWS-FM 99.1. DJ Nailz moves to CMG Miami from sister station WPYO-FM 95.3 in Orlando where he has worked the past five years. 

Mike Taylor Retires...Once Again    1-7-15   
With a career that spanned 43 years, Mike Taylor, who came out of retirement last year to anchor the morning show on sports formatted WYKE-FM 104.3, has announced his retirement. Mike was also the founding Program Director at WSKY-FM 97.3.

WTKS To Carry MLS    1-8-15  
Orlando City Soccer has announced their inaugural season games will be carried by WTKS-FM 104.1.

The Money Pit Joins The Line-up At WBZW    1-9-15
Co-hosts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete bring their "Money Pit Home Improvement Show" to the line-up on WBZW AM 1520 on Sundays from 11AM-1PM.

Skid Joins The Wolf    1-9-15
Skid (Mark Hlavin) will join "The Wolf", WOTW-FM 103.1 for weekends from 6PM to midnight.

Happy Birthday!    1-10-15
Birthday greetings go out to Skid, who will be working on his birthday, tomorrow at WOTW-FM 103.1. And to Mike Murillo, a good friend of this website, who celebrates on Monday. O Wednesday, JT Thomas at WAKX-FM 98.7 blows out the candles. Happy birthday to each of you.

Bud Paxson Passes At 80    1-11-15
Lowell "Bud" Paxson has died at 80 years of age. He was best known as a co-founder of Home Shopping Network, but in the 1990's his Paxson Broadcasting of Orlando owned five Orlando area stations. Those included WWNZ-AM 740, WWZN-AM 540WWZN-AM 540, WJRR-FM 101.1, WWZN-AM 1440, WHVE/WVRI/WWNZ/WTKS-FM 104.1 and WMGF-FM 107.7. Paxson also was responsible for The Florida Radio Network.  

Movin' On Up    1-15-15
Congratulations to Dawn Campbell, Music Director at WPYO-FM 95.3 and WCFB-FM 94.5, who has been named Assistant Program Director for both stations. 

Bubba Howls On Monday    1-17-15
Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem will join the WOTW-FM 103.1 line-up on Monday. The Bubba the Love Sponge® show will be heard live Monday-Friday from 6AM to 10AM and this addition marks the third JVC station to carry the show and the second JVC Country station to air the program.  JVC has experienced huge success with the Bubba programming on its North Central Florida Country FM 102.3 My Country, WTRS.

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday    1-18-15
Congratulations to Marc Bernier, heard daily from 3PM-6PM on WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM, who celebrates his 24th anniversary on the Central Florida airwaves. Marc will be interviewing Pulitzer prize winning author and Fox news political analyst Dr. Charles Krauthammer in The President’s Speakers Series before a sold out live audience at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Tuesday night at 7PM. On Tuesday, WLOF-AM 950's Sir Arthur Knight celebrates his 70th birthday.

Happy Birthday!    1-24-15
We'd like to wish Mark Tillery a very happy birthday, tomorrow. Mark is a frequent contributor to the site. Thanks for all your work and have a happy, Mark.

Winter Ratings Are In    1-24-15
The Winter Nielsen Ratings are in for Daytona Beach, Melbourne-Titusville and Gainesville/Ocala. Read them here.

Celebrating Birthdays This Week    1-27-15
Jerry Steffen former WMMO-FM 98.9 personality, turns 59 tomorrow and Elliot Cobbs Mitchell celebrates his 70th on Thursday. Happy birthday to you both.

WNDB Producer Arrested   1-29-15
Chand Worob, producer at WNDB-AM 1150/FM 93.5 Daytona Beach, has been arrested by Daytona Beach Police. They arrested Worob age 25, at his the station. Police said they found 500 images of child pornography on his laptop. They said they were investigating him since October and served a search warrant on his house on Wednesday. 

CJ at Night Show Joins "The Wolf"   1-29-15
JVC Media, announces the addition of "The CJ At Night Show" for its newest FM outlet WOTW-FM 103.1. The Wolf Orlando playing the hottest country hits and the greatest country throwbacks. CJ at Night will be live Mon-Fri from 7PM-12PM and it will be filled with great music, good conversation, requests and tons of listener interaction.

Changes Coming To WELE   1-29-15
WELE-AM 1380's Big John hinted today that Bethune-Cookman University will finally be taking over management of the station. Gwenn Asma-Edwards has retired her weekly program. She had been on WELE since 2005.

Congratulations To K92 and 97 Country   1-29-15
WWKA-FM 92.3 is up for Large Market Station Of The Year and their morning show, AJ and Ashley have been named as finalists in the Academy of Country Music Broadcast Awards. In the Medium Market category WPCV-FM 97.5's "97 Country Breakfast Club" with Roger Todd, Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker has been named finalists. The radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception the day before the ACM Awards telecast, on Sat, Apr 18th in Arlington, TX.

Lee "Baby" Simms Passes   1-29-15
Lee "Baby" Simms has passed away at the age of 72. Lee spent a very short time at WLOF-AM 950 in 1964. According to Jim Maloy at RadioYears.com Simms was let go after a practical joke he played on listeners that got him fired. 

Mark Logas In For Bud Hedinger    1-29-15
On Friday, Mark Logas will be sitting in for Bud Hedinger at WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM from 6AM-9AM. Mark's guests will include; State Representative Jennifer Sullivan and State Senator Alan Hays who will bring our listeners up-to-date on proposed bills and provide unique insight into the upcoming legislative session. Congressman Dan Webster will be on during the 8 o’clock hour to talk about the latest regarding committee assignments, the House agenda, President Obama’s State Of The Union Speech, and his pick for 2016. Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette will be on at 8:22 a.m. to discuss the future of Hungerford Prep High School in Eatonville and why taxpayers keep footing the bill in the form of tax increases for education instead of the Florida Lottery expanding its contributions to education. We’ll also introduce you to the man who has been seen on several Central Florida streets holding a big sign that reads “Obama The Traitor” and find out why he is doing it.

New Co-host At WNDB   1-31-15
Lisa Blythe will be joining Dave Laing and Al Smith
on Monday, as the new co-host on WNDB-AM 1150/FM 93.5's "Daytona's Morning News" .

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