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January 2018

Bucks Braun Passes      1-5-18
Former WHOO-AM 990 Program Director/Morning host Bucks Braun has unexpectedly died in Ohio yesterday. He was 69 years old.  
In Memory

On The Move       1-6-17
Long time Central Florida broadcaster, Steve January will be heard on WNTF-AM 1600, 10AM-Noon, Mon-Fri, beginning Jan 22.

Happy Birthday!   
Long time Central Florida Radio personality
Steve January will be celebrating on Jan 15. His new program begins on Jan 22 on WNTF-AM 1600 from 10AM-Noon, Mon-Fri, beginning Jan 22.

WKSG "The Boulevard" Goes Silent   
The new owners, of WKSG-FM 89.5, Community Communications, has closed on the purchase. The sale includes the broadcast tower and the 14.45 acres on which the tower sits in Silver Springs. New programming is scheduled to begin on Feb. 1. The call letters will be WMFV-aligned with the WMFE brand, with the “V” as a nod to the new station’s focus on The Villages, Leesburg, the Golden Triangle and other surrounding communities. The Federal Communications Commission recognized the completed deal on Jan. 5.The price for everything was $885,000. They have requested  Silent STA since it has been silent due to antenna problems. The money comes from proceeds of the 2012 sale of WMFE-TV, formerly Orlando’s PBS station, to the University of Central Florida, as well as major gifts from 90.7 supporters.

Reportedly,  Southern Stone Interested In Purchasing WELE       1-16-18
Yesterday afternoon, Big John on WELE-AM 1380, said during his opening monologue that the owners of WNDB-AM 1150/93.5FM, Southern Stone has offered to purchase WELE. The short answer was no. Southern Stone seems to be interested in the rights to the NFL football broadcast rights.

The 2017 Winter Ratings Are In      1-19-17
Winter ratings are in for
Daytona Beach, Gainesville/Ocala and Melbourne/Titusville are in.

The Marc Bernier Show Starts Year 28     1-19-07
It was back on January 21, 1991 that Marc Bernier came to WNDB-AM 1150 in Daytona Beach. CFLRadio offers our congratulations.

William C. Taubman Next Guest Of Marc Bernier    1-21-18    

As Russia continues to swirl in the news, just what has driven Russian leaders in their quest for power and leadership?  How did Gorbachev influence the change of Russia? Have the Russians always attempted to interfere in American policy and elections? How will President Trump deal with their most current leader Vladimir Putin?  How hard did the Russians work to interfere with America's 2016 election? These are just some of the questions we will explore Monday night January
22nd for the beginning of the Spring 2018 Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series as Marc Bernier interviews America's premiere expert on Russian leadership with
Pulitzer prize winning author William C. Taubman. Free and open to the public. The event begins at 7PM, and doors open at 6PM in the Capt. Willie Miller Building's Gale Lemerand Auditorium. The audience is invited to join us with their questions. A book signing follows the interview.

Happy Birthday!   
We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Mark Tyll who celebrates tomorrow. Mark has been a major information contributor to this website. Thanks Mark for your expertise!

Liberal Talk On WELE     1-29-18   
Syndicated talker Stephanie Miller is part of the daily line up on WELE-AM 1380. She's heard from 10AM until Noon daily.

2018 Medallas de Cortez Awards Finalists Announced      1-29-18
The Hispanic Radio Conference is the only conference dedicated solely to Hispanic radio. Central Florida Nominees include;
General Manager of the Year: Hector Marcano at WRUM-FM 100.3, Humberto Hormaza WNUE-FM 98.1
Program Director of the Year:
Arnaldo Olivieri WNUE-FM 98.1
Local Personality of the Year: Jaeson Cardona WNUE-FM 98.1

Holiday Ratings Are In      1-29-18
Nielsen Holiday 2017 PPM Ratings for the Orlando market are available here.

WELE To Carry Super Bowl       1-30-18
WELE-AM 1380 will carry the Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

WMGF Morning Host Announces Retirement       1-30-18
John Forsythe, morning co-host at WMGF-FM 107.7 has announced he will be retiring from broadcasting after a fifty year career. John joined Leslye Gale on the "The John & Leslye Morning Show" in 2010. 

Dallas Reese And Wife Amy Bring Forth A New Listener      1-30-18
WKRO-FM 93.1 Program Director, Dallas Reese and wife Amy welcomed Caroline Ella Reese on Jan 25. 

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