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October 2010

Ed Tyll Returns    10-1-10
Former mid-day host at WTKS-FM 104.1, Ed Tyll will return to the Orlando radio waves beginning Monday October 11th on WEUS-AM 810. He'll be heard from Noon-3PM. Shannon Burke will move to the 3PM-6PM slot.

Dan Sileo
Gone From WYGM    10-2-10
The morning host at WYGM-AM 740, Dan Sileo is out. Sileo was simulcast from Tampa. Clear Channel is looking for a more focused Orlando program for morning drive.

Baseball Playoffs On ESPN     10-6-10
Looking for the MLB playoffs? ESPN radio will be broadcasting the games on WIXC-AM 1060 and WHOO-AM 1080

Movin' On Up    10-6-10
Genesis Communications, Inc. announces the appointment of Ricardo D’Anconia as Market Manager for its Orlando-Melbourne cluster. Riccardo most recently was Managing Director of Behrens Rhineheart Communications Group which handled the marketing for International Motor Speedway Corporation, Daytona International Speedway as well as Al Volante con Grand-Am TV Show at Universal Studios. Riccardo also was General Sales Manager for ImpreMedia in New York City.

Happy Birthday!   10-9-10
Celebrants this week include WNDB-AM 1150 "Marc Bernier Show" Producer "Dr. Phil" Kincaid turns 34 on Tuesday. Orlando radio legend Alan Spector turns 56 on Saturday the 16th. Happy birthday guys!

The Gator Getting A Cowboy Hat   10-10-10
WRUF-FM 103.7
, “Rock 104” currently THE rock outlet in North Central Florida, looks like it's about to change. According to Radio Insight; The University of Florida registered Country1037.com, 1037TheGator.com, and Country1037TheGator.com this past Friday. In a September 24, 2010 article The Gainesville Sun reported that the contract with the syndicated Lex & Terry morning show will expire on October 16. The rest of the station’s hosts are interns from the UF student body.

Meet Ed Tyll Tomorrow     10-10-10
Ed Tyll returns to Central Florida Radio tomorrow at noon on WEUS-AM 810. You'll be able to meet him in person after the broadcast, at Dexter's in Lake Mary, 950 Market  Promenade Ave. Monday, Oct 11.

Shannon Burke
Show Moves   10-10-10
With the return of Ed Tyll to Orlando, Shannon Burke will move to the 3PM-6PM time slot on WEUS-AM 810 beginning Monday, Oct 11.

It's Official: Rock 104 Goes Country     10-11-10
Thanks to William Watson for the following info. The University of Florida’s 100,000-watt commercial radio station, WRUF-FM 103.7 known today as "Rock 104" will become Gainesville’s only country radio station beginning this weekend, officials from UF’s College of Journalism and Communications announced today. Under its new name,Country 103.7-The Gator, the station will broadcast country music to attract a broader audience and help ensure the economic viability of the media properties for decades to come, said Randy Wright, executive director of the college’s multimedia properties. "Rock104" will live on as Rock104.com, continuing to target the 18-34 demographic with the active rock format the station has programmed plus local information and entertainment of value to North Central Florida.
Source: University of Florida News Randy Wright, rwright@jou.ufl.edu, 352-392-5551 ext. 1114

Radio Luz New Flagship for Orlando Magic Spanish Broadcasts    10-12-10
WRLZ-AM 1270 and the Orlando Magic have signed a multiyear contract in which "Radio Luz" will be the new flagship station for all Orlando Magic Spanish broadcasts. Every pre-season, regular season and post-season Magic game will be broadcast on the WRLZ network. The Magic also announced that WIWA-AM 1160 will return for its second season as part of the Magic Spanish Radio Network.

Celebrating George Crossley   10-12-10
A celebration of the life and works of George Crossley will be held Saturday, October 16th at 10:30am at the Scan Design Building, 999 Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Fl. The celebration will be held on the 3rd floor in the Conference Centre.

Renee Gork Joins Steve Russell At WRUF-AM     10-13-10
Renee Gork, lost her job at a Northwest Arkansas radio station for (among other things) wearing a Gators cap to a University of Arkansas press conference, has been hired to co-host the morning show with Steve Russell on WRUF-AM 850 in Gainesville. She'll also serve as a student-experiences coordinator for students working with the university's broadcast stations..

Rock 104 Is No More     10-15-10
Thanks to Doug Clifford at WSKY-FM 97.3 for letting us know that WRUF-FM 103.7 "Rock 104" in Gainesville made the big switch to Country 103.7-The Gator at 11AM today.

Mike Harvey Heard Again In Orlando    10-16-10
Mike Harvey has returned to the Orlando air waves once again. WEUS-AM 810 has picked up Mike's "SuperGold" show. It runs Saturday nights from 6PM-Midnight.

Smooth AC Comes To Gainesville    10-16-10
WXJZ-FM 100.9 has dropped it's Smooth Jazz format after a 12 year run. Asterisk Communications has flipped to Broadcast Architecture's vocal-focused Smooth AC format. General Manager John Starr said "...in order to attract a younger, more mass-appeal audience, Broadcast Architecture's Smooth AC is the logical choice." The Smooth AC format is about 75 percent vocals, with core artists  including Sade, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, and Seal. The rest of the music comes from such Smooth Jazz staples as Boney James, Dave Koz, and Chris Botti.

John Tesh Show Comes To Ocala Talker    10-18-10
WOCA-AM 1370 is one of the talk formatted stations to pick up the syndicated John Tesh Show. Tesh is already featured on over 300 music formatted stations.

Rickey Smiley Joins 102Jamz    10-18-10
The syndicated Rickey Smiley Show takes the morning show slot at WJHM-FM 101.9 replacing the Steve Harvey Show.

More Sports On WELE    10-25-10
WELE-AM 1380, known as Goliath Radio Ormond Beach, has joined the affiliate list for the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team. Goliath Radio also carries the Orlando Magic as well as Bethune Cookman University Wildcats football. 

Happy Birthday!     10-25-10
WDBO-AM 580's Kirk Healy celebrates today. Happy Birthday Kirk!

World Series Broadcasts
ESPN Radio will have the World Series broadcasts. In Orlando on  WHOO-AM 1080, the Spanish broadcast in Orlando on WAMT-AM 1190,in Melbourne; WINT-AM 1560, in Titusville; WIXC-AM 1060, in Gainesville; WGGG-AM 1230, in Ocala WMOP-AM 900 and WSJZ-FM 95.9 in Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa. 

Familiar Voice Joins WDBO    10-27-10
A voice familiar to Central Florida TV news watchers has joined WDBO-AM 580. Ken Tyndall former WFTV channel 9 news anchor has become part of the news department at the news-talker.

The Ultimate Party Is Coming    10-28-10
"Tom Kent’s Ultimate Party" can now be heard on the Space Coast on WSBH-FM 98.5 known as "98.5 The Beach", Saturday Nights 7PM to Midnight. 

End Of An Era     10-28-10
E.J. "Mac" McNair has retired effective October 1, 2010, from WLBE-AM 790. Mac had been with the Leesburg station since 1979. He saw many changes at the station in his long career. Congratulations Mac! Enjoy your retirement.

WKIQ Is Now La Gigante    10-31-10
WKIQ-AM 1240 is now regional Mexican formatted La Gigante

Reunion In The Works    10-31-10
Bob Peters has let us know about; "...Taco Bob's return to WJRR(-FM 101.1)." "...they did a reunion show at the Altamonte Ale House and Program Director Rick Everett allowed Taco Bob to appear at the reunion show.  Later that evening it was announced that Taco Bob would start back on Fiasco Fridays part time to see if it will, hopefully, lead to a full time reunion. This is great news for central Florida rock radio since Jan 2008".

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