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December 2012

Happy Birthday!    12-3-12 
We wish Gene Burns a very happy 72nd birthday, today. Tomorrow, Tom Benson blows out the candles on his birthday cake.

Savage Returns To The Orlando Market     12-3-12
Michael Savage is back on Central Florida airwaves. Genesis Communications has announced that The Michael Savage program will be heard on WIXC-AM 1060 and WAMT-AM 1190. Savage is also heard in Daytona Beach on WNDB-AM 1150.

More Savage    12-4-12
WNZF-AM 1550/FM 106.3 will carry Michael Savage beginning tonight from 8PM-10PM.

Happy Birthday!    12-6-12
Doing the happy dance tomorrow will be Al Spry. Have a happy Al!

Clear Channel Cleans House  12-6-12
The unofficial annual Christmas massacre has taken place at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations in Central Florida. At WMGF-FM 107.7, Program Director/afternoon host, Ken Payne is out after 14 years. At  WJRR-FM 101.1LT, who just took over nights, has been let go. At  WTKS-FM 104.1Soul Brother Kevin leaves his evening show to join "The Monsters in the Morning", replacing Daniel Dennis, who left last week. SBK's sidekicks, Cabinboy was let go and Angel has a new assignment with CC.  Producer of the "Buckethead Show", Bull is another victim as is Katherine Brown, the Program Director at WTKS-FM 104.1 and WFLF-AM 540/FM 104.5. 

Celebrating A Birthday    12-10-12
A good friend of this website, Frank Reed celebrates on Tuesday, Dec 11. Happy birthday Frank and thanks for all your help.

Joe Kelley Getting Ready To Take Morning Drive At WDBO-FM      12-14-12
Joe Kelley, who was brought in from KRMG in Tulsa to take the morning show from Jim Turner is also wearing another hat at the station. Joe will be also taking the slot as News Director replacing Marsha Taylor who has been News Director since 1989.

Jim Turner Hangs Up His Headphones     12-15-12
After a little more than forty years at WDBO-AM 580/FM 96.5, Jim Turner spent his last day at the heritage station, doing his regular morning show and reminiscing about his time at the station. Listen to parts of Jim's last broadcast here.

Happy Birthday!      12-17-12
Celebrating a birthday on Tues. will be Tom Anthony. Have a happy Tom!

Tuddle Makes A Monster Appearance    12-18-12
Tuddle (Patrick Fuller) will be joining the WTKS-FM 104.1 "Monsters In The Morning" for a couple of guest appearances today and tomorrow. Tuddle was with the show from 2000 until 2010.

New Sales Managers Named      12-18-12
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has named three new General Sales Managers. At WTKS-FM 104.1, Mark Kanak returns to Orlando. Dave Donahue, has been appointed GSM for WXXL-FM 106.7 and WMGF-FM 107.7. Hector Marcano will become the new GSM for WRUM-FM 100.3.

WHNR-AM 1360 Going In Sheriff's Sale   12-19-12 
Sale of stock of GB Enterprises Communication Corporation (which would involve the acquisition of licenses from the Federal Communications Commission to operate WHNR-AM, Winter Haven, FL) to the highest and best bidder for cash on hand at the time of sale.
January 17, 2013 at 11:00am.
455 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830

Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida
Case No. 2009CA005214

George R. Reed, Receiver
c/o Media Services Group
149 Roscoe Blvd. South
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
(904) 285-3239

Shuffling At Magic     12-24-12 
At WMGF-FM 107.7, David Allen has been moved to afternoons, the time slot had been held by 14 year veteran Ken Payne and Dave Kelly will take over nights at "Magic 107.7". 

Moving From Gospel To Sports?       12-24-12
Lance Venta at Radio Insight is reporting Gospel formatted WTMN-AM 1430 may become a CBS Sports affiliate in Gainesville. They are listed as picking up the CBS Sports Radio mid-day "Jim Rome Show".

Happy Birthday!      12-27-12 
14 year Central Florida radio veteran and good friend of this site, Brenda Matthews will blow out the candles tomorrow, the 28th. Happy birthday Brenda!

Busy Birthday Week    12-31-12
Celebrating birthdays this week; Today, Dave Edwards turns 55, tomorrow Reagan Smith celebrates number 64, on Jan 4: WLOF-AM 950's Dick Shane aka Dick Camnitz and Clive Hayward, who joined Scott and Erica on WOMX-FM 105.1, each time he came to "the Colonies" from his home in England. Happy birthday to you all!

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