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March 2011

"Retirement Radio" Becomes "Real Money"    3-2-11
David Holland, the certified financial planner who owns Holland Financial in Ormond Beach, has expanded his program on WELE-AM 1380. The show began as "Retirement Radio" airing on Fridays from 2PM-3PM. The program moves to weekdays from 9AM-10AM as "Real Money with David Holland".

Crash Has Left The Building   3-6-11
WNDD-FM 95.5's Program Director/Mid-day talent Kevin "Crash" Davis has left the Dix Communications station after 9 years. Kevin is leaving to concentrate on his voiceover company.

Happy Birthday!    3-6-11
Birthday wishes go out to Kevin Fennessy former General Manager of WRZN-AM 720 and Vice President/General Manager at WIXC-AM 1060. Happy Birthday Kevin!

WGRV-FM Fined      3-9-11
The owners, Ace of Hearts Disc Jockey Service, of WGRV-FM 93.1, Melbourne has been fined by the FCC. The amount they have been assessed is $13,000. It seems the translator at 103.3 FM that rebroadcasts smooth jazz WGRV, repeatedly broadcasting at a power two or three times the permitted output. Field agents say the owners also changed its one tower into an unlicensed two-tower array.

Local Coverage Of Space Shuttle Return    3-9-11
John Harper and crew at WMEL-AM 1300 will be covering the return of the Space Shuttle Discovery on her last flight home to the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday morning on WMEL-AM 1300 and online at 1300WMEL.com

New Sales Director For Genesis   3-9-11
Genesis Communications has hired David Bunnell as Director Of Sales for its Central Florida cluster. David will oversee six  stations in Tampa, Orlando and Melbourne.

Michael Saunders Is Coming Home    3-10-11
Michael Saunders is returning to Orlando, this time as the Program Director at WCFB-FM 94.5. Before leaving for Washington, DC, he served as Program Director at CBS owned WJHM-FM 101.9.

Baseball Is In The Air     3-11-11
WSBB-AM 1230 is now the official flagship station for the Daytona Cubs. All 140 games will be broadcast live, beginning April 7th at 6:45PM at Brevard County. WSBB will also carry the Daytona Cubs Exhibition game against Embry Riddle University live from Jackie Robinson Ballpark on April 6th. Airtime is 6:45PM.

Happy Birthday!    3-14-11
Birthdays and anniversaries this week include WPOZ-FM 88.3 morning co-host Ellis Feaster will celebrate number 49 on Friday. Marc Bernier's "Weekend Around The House" on WNDB-AM 1150 celebrates ten years on the air.

Sunday Night Music    3-14-11
"The Big 810am" has cranked up 5 hours of classic alternative, Indie, new wave and punk Sunday nights from 8PM–1AM. Programmed and hosted by Operations Manager John Hamilton and co-hosted by former Shannon Burke show intern T-Time.

Give Tracy A Haircut     3-16-11
Someone will have the chance to shave WHOG-FM 95.7 morning co-host Tracy Dillon's head, live on the air this Thursday Morning. Tracy will donate her hair to Locks of Love and all proceeds from the auction (to be the one to do the deed) to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. You can have the chance to Give Tracy a Buzz Cut. Just Click Here and bid.

Happy Birthday!    3-20-11
Happy birthday to Mark Hellinger who turns 55 on Wednesday.  Doing the birthday boogie on Thursday is Dennis Winslow. Happy birthday guys!

What's Old Is New Again    3-21-11
WGRU-AM 840, Mims which joined "the Groove Network" of stations in 2009 has resurrected the former call letters, WPGS
3-22-11  WPGS-AM 840 has also changed formats. No more smooth jazz. Now they are playing country.

Happy Birthday!   3-27-11
Happy Birthday to Orlando radio legend WJRR-FM 101.1's Pat Lynch will celebrate on Saturday, April 2. 

Program Changes At WMEL   3-27-11
WMEL-AM 1300, Cocoa Beach, has announced some line-up changes. "America Overnight with Kate Delaney" has joined the line-up Mon-Sat from 1AM-4AM. "Doug Stephan and the Talk Radio Countdown", follows at 4AM-5AM-Mon-Sat. Jerry Doyle  moves to the 5PM-7PM slot, Mon-Fri.

Copper Thieves Knock WNDB Off The Air   3-31-11
WNDB-AM 1150 has returned to the air, today (Thursday) after being off the air after thieves removed copper from the broadcast tower. The theft caused an estimated $10,000 in damage and another $10,000 in lost ad revenue.

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