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October 2015

The Game Goes FM     10-1-15
The line-up on WYGM-AM 740 will now be heard on FM 96.9 in Orlando as well. Fans can celebrate at the official launch party from 3PM-7PM,  Tuesday at the Duffy's Sports Grill at The Mall at Millenia, where "The Sports Rx" and "Magic Drive Time" will be broadcast live. 

Where Did Your Favorite Station Stack Up?     10-1-15
The ratings for September are in. View them here.

Things Getting Sexy at WRSO     10-1-15     
WRSO-AM 810/FM 93.1has picked up a night time relationship show called "Living Sexy". The show will debut on Wednesday from 7PM-10PM. 

Mark Logas In For Bud Hedinger          10-5-15      
This week, Mark Logas will be filling in for Bud Hedinger on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM. On Tuesday, Mark will interview Mat Staver (Liberty Counsel) to discuss the AP story suggesting his organization is a hate group and we’ll examine the assault by the mainstream media on Religious Liberty. Other guests who will be stopping by the “50,000 Watt "Front Porch” this week will include: Tim Williams of Gatorland, who will help listeners identify poisonous snakes native to our area and what to do if you encounter the Cobra that is still on the loose; Sgt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol explains what hit and run motorists can face for leaving the scene of an accident, even if the driver was not at fault. On Friday,  Tom Muller will share what it’s like to lose a family member at the hands of a drunk driver. His brother Steve was a long-time postal worker in Mount Dora who had recently retired when he was killed by a prominent Lake County lawyer. We’ll learn the enormous of amount of good Steve did for his community, the media circus surrounding the case, the trial, and the aftermath. A representative from MADD will also join me to share advocate services that are available to families who have lost loved ones at the hands of a drunk driver. Throughout the week we’ll take an hour to let listeners share their “Dream Ticket” for the 2016 Presidential Election and hear from James Roday (Spencer from the  television series Psych) who will drop by during our “Politics Free Hour” to talk about directing his new movie Gravy and a possible Psych reunion movie in the future. On Monday, October 12th, Mark’s longtime friend, former colleague, and guest will be Central Florida Radio/TV Legend
Marty Stebbins. Marty and Bud also worked together for a short time on the local news, which makes it a good segue for Bud’s return on Tuesday, October 13th!”

Doug Clifford On The Move     10-5-15      
WYGC-FM 104.9, "WOW 104.9" has announced Doug Clifford is their new weekend jock. Doug is the former WSKY-FM 97.3 afternoon news anchor/assistant news director and weekend Talk Host. Doug also hosts a weekly interview program on African Network TV, also out of Gainesville, viewed on 5 continents.

Orlando Magic Spanish Broadcasts     10-6-15
The Orlando Magic have announced Entravision Communications Corporation’s Salsa 98.1 FM WNUE-FM 98.1 as the team’s new flagship home for Spanish radio broadcasts. The station will broadcast Magic preseason home games and all regular season games. Orlando Magic’s Spanish Radio Play-by-Play announcer Joey Colon will continue to serve as the official voice of the Orlando Magic in Spanish, handling game play-by-play, pregame, halftime and post game analysis. This year will mark Colon’s 18th season as the team’s Spanish play-by-play announcer.

Happy Birthday!      10-8-15
Birthday greetings go out to Wolf Bowers at WYGC-FM 104.9 and to former WDIZ-FM 100.3 Program Director Rad Messick. Happy birthday to you both!    

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk       10-8-15 
"The entire Central Florida community is invited to join the #OrlandoLovesScott team or make a donation to support LLS. Team members will be wearing purple wrist bands -- a symbol of hope -- in honor Scott  McKenzie at the walk. Donate to #OrlandoLovesScott" To honor McKenzie at the walk, Cox Media Group Orlando, CBS Radio Orlando and  iHeartMedia Orlando joined forces.

Chaos Comes To Gainesville     10-13-15  
JVC Media announces the addition of Rock Radio veteran Chris Chaos for programming on "Classic Hits" WYGC-FM 104.9 WOW FM. Chaos is a radio legend with over 30 years of experience in markets from Portland, ME to Tampa. Chaos has a long list of accomplishments; most recently including Radio Personality of the Year in Columbus, Georgia and a National Program Director of the Year nomination. Chris will take over programming duties on Monday October 26th. Chaos will also program Mainstream Rocker WBGF-FM 93.5 The Bar in West Palm Beach.

Happy Birthday!     10-15-15
Celebrating tomorrow, (10-16), will be Orlando legend Allen Spector.

Congratulations!     10-16-15
Radio Ink Magazine has named Flagler Broadcasting's General Manager, David Ayres, one of their Managers of the Year. David manages WBHQ-FM 92.7, WNZF-AM 1550, WNZF-FM 106.3, WAKX-FM 98.7 and WBHQ-HD2 100.9

On this Date    10-26-15
On Oct. 26, 1940, Hazelwood Broadcasting put WLOF-AM 1230 on the air.
It would be Orlando's second radio station. WLOF-AM, began broadcasting at 6:30AM Oct. 26, 1940 with 250 watts of power and radius of 50 miles. The studios and offices were located on the mezzanine floor of the Angebilt Hotel. The station was an affiliate of the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC). The station was moved to 950 kHz in 1947 and power was increased to 5,000 Watts.

Happy Birthday!     10-25-15    
Kirk Healy of  WDBO-FM 96.5 celebrates number 60 today. Happy birthday Kirk!

New Format For 2 Marc Radio Stations     10-22-15
Thanks to Tony Downes for letting us know that Marc Radio Gainesville/Ocala has changed formats from News/Talk to Religious Teaching and Talk. WRZN-AM 720 and WTMN-AM 1430 have become "The Shepherd". Mike Gilland is the Program Director for both stations. 

Ratings For Sep. Are In     10-28-15
The latest Nielsen PPM ratings are in. See where your favorite station stacks up, here.

Dennis Martinez Named PD    10-30-15 
CBS Orlando has named Dennis Martinez as Program Director of WJHM-FM 101.9 and WOMX-FM 105.1.  He comes from California. 

Prayers and Positive Thoughts Go Out To Jim Ivey    10-30-15
Dick Camnitz talked by phone to Jim Ivey today, known to many of us starting with WHOO-AM 990 and as Johnny Gee on WLOF-AM 950. He worked at Channel 9 as booth announcer in the early days as well and other stations in the state. Following his broadcast career, he started a company called Videx dealing in television systems and had several businesses all closely related to the broadcasting business. I'm sure many current and new members knew or knew of him.
Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 4 years ago and it has given him some tough challenges for such an active guy. He asked for thoughts and prayers from his friends in Central Florida and we wish him only the best as he battles this disease.

Taylor and Brady Join Gold FM    10-30-15
CeCe Taylor and Allan Brady have joined WGMW-FM 99.5/WGMA-FM 99.7 as the morning and afternoon live and local voices.

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