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December 2018

Happy Birthday      
Jim Colbert the former morning co-host and new afternoon host at 3PM on WTKS-FM 104.1 celebrates on Tuesday.
Tom Benson, Senior Radio Producer at WFLF-AM 540/93.1 FM as well as publisher of Media Confidential blows out the candles as well.

PPM Ratings for November       
The latest PPM ratings for Orlando are here

Free Jingle Jam Country Christmas Concert        12-3-18
WOTW-FM 103.1
, "103.1 The Wolf"-Orlando’s New Country and All-Time Favorites invites you to a FREE Country Christmas concert, dubbed Jingle Jam, this Saturday December 8th on Church Street in Downtown Orlando!  This FREE all ages event stars CMA and ACM Award Winners Thompson Square, with Smithfield, Brown and Gray, and many other acts!  Jingle Jam is presented by Bud Light and the Downtown Development Board and benefits Fisher House of Orlando.
The Wolf’s Jingle Jam, with a stage directly on Church Street located on the corner of Church and Garland Avenue in the Church Street District, kicks off at 4pm with FREE music all afternoon and is open to all ages.  Harry Buffalo and Hamburger Mary’s will have drinks available for purchase on the street and food service available in Church Street District restaurants.  Exclusive raffle prizes like autographed guitars and concert tickets will be available which benefits Veterans and their families at Fisher House of Orlando.  

Happy Birthday!      
Al Spry celebrates today. A very good friend of this website, Frank Reed celebrates his birthday on Tuesday. 

Lady Laura Diaz Heads To Tampa      
WXXL-FM 106.7's morning co-host, Lady Laura Diaz has been chosen to take over mornings in Tampa at WMTX-FM 100.7 "MIX 100.7" beginning on Jan. 3, 2019.

Sold: WLOV-FM      12-11-18

Southern Broadcasting of Pensacola, Inc. (based in Athens, GA) is purchasing WLOV-FM 99.5 in Daytona Beach Shores. Susan Hall has been the licensee since 2012. A price of $450,000, has been agreed upon with $200,000 in construction costs to be paid by Stone and debt forgiveness is also tied to the agreement. A subsidiary of Stone's group, Southern Stone Communications of Florida, LLC has been running the station under an LMA.

WTKS To Broadcast Orlando Apollos Football      12-12-18
iHeart Media has announced the new Orlando Apollos football games will be broadcast on WTKS-FM 104.1. The Apollos are part of the newly formed Alliance of American Football. WKMG-TV 6 Sports Director Jamie Seh will handle the play-by-play and will she will also host the team's weekly radio show "The Orlando Apollos Coach’s Show" with Head Coach Steve Spurrier, Thursdays at 7PM on WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM.

Birthdays      12-13-18
Celebrating tomorrow, WTKS-FM 104.1 member of the "The Monsters" Carlos Navarro
and Stan Anderson.  

Dave Robbins Passes      12-19-18
Dave Robbins died on Dec 17 at the age of 59. Dave Robbins is was Head of Programming for Nationwide Communications from 1988 until 1995. At the time he helped flip "BJ105" (WBJW-FM 105.1) to "Mix 105.1" (WOMX-FM 105.1). Dave returned to Orlando in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Market Manager for the company's three stations in Orland and oversaw WOMX-FM 105.1, WJHM-FM 101.9 and WOCL-FM 105.9. He retired in 2015 to run a vacation rental business in Orlando. Radio ink is reporting "Robbins had a hereditary heart condition and suffered a massive heart attack at his home in Orlando."  In Memory

Tom Taylor Retiring         12-19-18
The Tom Taylor Now radio newsletter is being put to bed on December 21. Tom's newsletter was a great resource. It will be missed.

Birthdays This Week       12-27-18
14 year Central Florida radio veteran and good friend of this site, Brenda Matthews will blow out the candles tomorrow. Mark Logas and Dave Edwards celebrate on Saturday.  Bobby Mitchell celebrates on Sunday. Wishing all of you a very happy birthday!   

History Of The Orlando Magic       12-27-18
Jeff AIlen
has begun a series on his podcast that looks back through the history of the Orlando Magic as they celebrate their 30th season. Guests on the podcast recently have included Orlando radio legend Erica Lee and former Orlando Sentinel Magic beat writer Barry Cooper looking at the early days of the franchise. You'll find Jeff's podcast at  jeffallensportstalk.com and
on iTunes, SoundCloud and TuneIn.

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday       12-31-18
Celebrating tomorrow, long time CFLRadio veteran, Reagan Smith. Our friend on the other side of the pond, Clive Hayward blows out the candles on the 4th. Dick Camnitz aka WLOF-AM 950's Dick Shane also celebrates on Friday.

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