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December 2014

New PD For the KRO       12-2-14

Dallas Reese has been named the new Program Director at WKRO-FM 93.1. Dallas comes from WWNQ-FM 94.3 in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Happy Birthday!       12-3-14
Happy Birthday to
Tom Benson celebrating tomorrow. Tom writes the Media Shuffle, Media Confidential. 

JVC Looking To Hire       12-4-14
JVC Broadcasting is looking for talented personalities. They have several programming, production and on-air openings. 
WXJZ-FM 100.9
has two on-air openings, middays and nights. WMFQ-FM 92.9 has a night position open. WTRS-FM 102.3 needs to fill a nights/production position. All markets are also looking for part-time personalities. Send resumes and airchecks to jvcjobs@jvcbroadcasting.com and include the appropriate call letters in the subject line of your e-mail.

More Stations On The Christmas Music Bandwagon       12-5-14
WKTK-FM 98.5, The Joy Family of stations, WLVF-FM 90.3 and WHIJ-FM 88.1 are also playing Christmas music.

Star 94.5 Backtracking       12-9-14
After listening to the negative comments from listeners, WCFB-FM 94.5 has returned current and older Urban titles to the palaylist. Star has rebranded once again; "Today's R&B and Throwbacks”

Happy Birthday!      12-10-14 
Happy birthday to a great friend of this website Frank Reed, celebrating tomorrow, the 11th. 

Logas In For Hedinger On Friday      12-11-14 
Mark Logas will be sitting in for Bud Hedinger at WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM tomorrow from 6AM-9AM. Mark's guests will include; FL State Senator Alan Hays, who will introduce a Bill in 2015 making it mandatory for kids K-12 to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s movie America: Imagine The World Without Her, will join me during the 7 o'clock hour. During the 8 o'clock hour, Mat Staver (founder of Liberty Counsel) will share details of the brutality of ISIS throughout the world and report on efforts to help Christians and non- Christians who are being targeted in the U.S. and abroad by the terrorist organization. And, we'll provide helpful tips from the Orange County Sheriff's Office on how to safeguard your house during the Christmas Holiday season.

Adios KQ103?
Multiple sources, including Tom Benson at Media Confidential and Lance Venta from RadioInsight are reporting Spanish language
WHKQ-FM 103.1 will flip before too long. Tom is reporting "JVC has filed for the call letters WOTW with the FCC and Media Confidential has learned the station (licensed to Windermere, FL) will be flipping to Country branding as "O-Town's Wolf" or "My Country 103.1 FM." 

Jayde Heads To The Big Apple
We reported a few days ago that
Jayde Donovan, who was at Tampa's WPOI-FM 101.5, had left the Tampa station. Thanks to Tom Benson for letting us know Jayde is headed to New York's WPLJ-FM's morning show. She will co-host mornings with Todd Pettengill.

Happy Birthday!
To Stan Anderson, who blows out the candles tomorrow, the 14th.

Disney Sells Orlando Station     12-15-14
Salem Communications Pennsylvania Media Associates is purchasing WDYZ-AM 990
  from Radio Disney Group (subsidiary of ABC). The selling price is $1.3 million. Salem already owns 3 stations in the Orlando area. WORL-AM 660, WTLN-AM 950  and WBZW-AM1520. In 2001 Cox sold the station to ABC Radio for $5 million. 

Adios KQ103!     12-15-14
JVC Media has closed on its purchase of WHKQ-FM 103.1 FM in Orlando. JVC Media has announced that it will be changing formats on Friday December 19th at 1:03PM. In order to provide a smooth transition to the current Hispanic audience, JVC has entered in a short term marketing agreement with Orlando’s iHeartMedia station WRUM-FM 100.3. WHKQ will broadcast the WRUM morning show from Tuesday through Thursday morning. 

Shadow On The Move     12-16-14
Shadow (Rod Grant) is leaving WPOZ-FM 88.3 to join the newly purchased WHKQ-FM 103.1. JVC Media is the new owner.

The Dawg Is Coming To Orlando     12-16-14
Murph Dawg will be joining the new
WOTW-FM 103.1 (currently WHKQ-FM 103.1).

Lake County Radio Pioneer Passes
Wendell “Wendy” F. Husebo, 87, passed away on December 4, 2014, in Leesburg. Wendy and his brother Paul purchased radio station WLBE-AM 790 in 1952. In Memory

The Wolf Begins To Howl     12-18-14
WOTW-FM 103.1 "The Wolf" begins their broadcast day tomorrow at 1:03PM. "The Wolf" will be playing Country hits and throwbacks. The station will kick off with 10,000 songs in a row. The station is owned by JVC Media.   

Bubba On The Move     12-19-14
"The Wolf" WOTW-FM 103.1 will be picking up Bubba The Love Sponge from WRSO-AM 810/93.1 FM for mornings.

Congratulations To Pavlina Osta!     12-19-14
Pavlina Osta has returned the world record for “most interviews” to the United States. She interviewed 347 people in 24 hours to claim the Guinness World Record title. Pavlina set the new record at the Port Orange Wal-Mart. Each interview consisted of a minimum of five unique questions. The feat was performed over a 24-hour period on Nov 22 & 23 and it was broadcast live on Ustream.tv and via Live365. Pavlina donated one can of pet food to Sophie’s Circle for each interview she conducted. The previous record holder, Claudio Siepi of Italy, interviewed 256 people and held the record since 2012.

Logas In For Bud     12-21-14  
Mark Logas will be sitting in for Bud Hedinger at WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM on Monday and Tuesday. Mark's guests will include Jason Derfus (the young man who survived being shot thanks to two books in his book bag at FSU) on Monday,  at 7:12 a.m. and 7:22 a.m. He is a young man with a tremendous faith in God and credits Him with surviving the attack. Pavlina Osta, who appeared on the Central Florida Radio website, will be on at 8:22 a.m. to share what it is like to have brought the Guinness Book of World Records back to the United States from Italy for the most consecutive interviews in a 24 hour period. I'll join Mark for a few minutes on Monday as well. On Tuesday's show Mark talks to the children of three pioneers of the community, that we lost this year, to reflect on the character of these men and comment on their contributions to the different aspects of our way of life, something none would do because they were much too humble. Ben Aycrigg-journalism/ethical reporting, Jack Matsche-home builder from the 1950's with such high standards that are still standing today, John Land- navigated the growth of Apopka with dignity and respect (Representative Bryan Nelson will join Mark for this segment). Mark will be paying tribute to our Veterans using actual radio clips from Christmas 70 years ago, during WWII, and interviewing current day Veterans about serving our county overseas at Christmas.

Thanks To Mark Logas     12-23-14
We'd like to thank
Mark Logas, at WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM for the opportunity to talk a bit about our site. Mark will be sitting in for Bud again this morning.  

Ratings Are In     12-26-14
The December 2014 PPM ratings are in for the Orlando market. WMGF-FM 107.7 has tied WWKA-FM-92.3 for first place! See the list here.

Birthdays This Week     12-27-14
Celebrating birthdays this coming week include; on Sunday, Brenda Matthews Gardener, Mark Logas celebrates number 52 on Monday, on Tuesday Dave Edwards blows out 57 candles and on Thursday Reagan Smith will turn 66. Wishing all of you a very happy birthday!  

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