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March 2016

A New Month A New Format        3-1-16
Got word from Kenny Gibson, that WRSO-AM 810/93.1FM/94.1FM has flipped from CBS Sports to Portuguese Gospel.  

Chad Pitt Returns     3-3-16
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 personality Chad Pitt will return to Orlando later this month. Pitt will be handling the morning slot at WQMP-FM 101.9 

Tillery & Associates Named Rep For Living Sexy    3-5-16
J. M. Tillery & Associates has been named affiliate relations representative and national sales representative for the "Living Sexy Radio" network. If you are a radio programmer or market manager, we should talk as your station needs this show. Fred Jacobs and Walter Sabo agree…"this is a 10 share show with a huge web presence, on Roku, on AppleTV and on an actual radio station (WWPR)" with more affiliates coming on board. Contact Mark Tillery at (352) 207-6059 email: jmtillery1@aol.com for information on how your FM station can capitalize on this exciting, innovative and entertaining radio show, now heard five nights each week.  

More On WRSO Format Flip       3-7-16
Cafifa Media Group will focus the new format on Brazilians living in the Orlando area. "Brasil Radio" will program music based on Brazilian rhythms, BandNews FM, Radio Bandeirantes and Band FM. 

Boy Is My Face Red       3-7-16
We reported on 3-1 that WRSO-AM 810/93.1FM/94.1FM had flipped to Portuguese Gospel. In fact Tom Taylor is reporting the format is in fact Brazilian. Read the full article here; Tom Taylor Now 

Happy Birthday!      3-9-16
On Thursday, a good friend of this site, Don Gould blows out the candles. Happy birthday Don!

Movin' On Up       3-10-16
Peter Rothfuss has been named General Sales Manager at Entercom's Gainesville/Ocala cluster. The stations in the cluster include WKTK-FM 98.5, WSKY-FM 97.3, WRUF-FM 103.7 and WRUF-AM 850.

WDVH Adds Signal     3-10-16
Marc Radio has closed on the purchase of translator W293CR. The seller was Delmarva Educational Association. The deal was for $70,000. The signal of WDVH-AM 980 will be rebroadcast.

Movin' On Over      3-12-16
Cox Media Group Orlando Radio has named Evelyn Pacheco as Director of Sales for the cluster that includes WDBO-AM 580, WWKA-FM 92.3, WCFB-FM 94.5, WDBO-FM-96.5 and WMMO-FM 98.9. Most recently Pacheco was part of the sales management team at cross-town CBS Radio, Pacheco brings over 17 years of media experience to her new position at CMG.

Logas Anchoring Primary Election Coverage     3-13-16       
Mark Logas will be anchoring Decision 2016: The Florida Presidential Primary Election on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM on Tuesday evening between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Newsman Alan Spector will be providing live updates throughout the evening along with FOX News Radio and FNN (Florida News Network). The phone lines will be open for listeners to call in and share their views about the Republican and Democrat candidates and the election results. Mark’s guests throughout the evening will include: Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, former VA Governor George Allen, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, former Congressman and FL Attorney General Bill McCollum, Bishop E.W. Jackson, and Congressman Daniel Webster. Complete coverage of the election results will continue Wednesday morning on "Good Morning Orlando with Bud Hedinger and Deborah Roberts".

An Evening With Carole Nelson      3-16-16
Carole Nelson longtime Central Florida Radio personality and Orlando TV news anchor, will be the featured guest at the Community Club of Lake Helen-Cassadaga. The meeting is Friday, March 18 at 6PM at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., in Lake Helen. Nelson became the first woman anchor of an evening newscast in Orlando. The former radio talk host and newscaster is semi-retired. She lives in Deltona.

Nielsen PPM Ratings      3-17-16
The February Orlando PPM Ratings are out. Read them here.

Happy Birthday!       3-18-16
CFL Radio legend Ellis B. Feaster celebrates number 54 today! Happy birthday Ellis.

Birthdays This Week      3-21-16
On Wednesday, WFIT-FM 89.5's Jeanne Kelly does the birthday dance and on Thursday, a member of the
Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame, Dennis Winslow will blow out the candles. Happy birthday to both of you!

Movin On Out      3-22-16
J.R. Jaus afternoon host at WWKA-FM 92.3 has left for KCYY-FM in San Antonio as morning co-host.

It's Pitt And Bucco In The Morning
We told you Chad Pitt was joining WQMP-FM 101.9 for mornings. He started yesterday and is teamed with Jill Bucco

Joe Garagiola Passes     
Joe Garagiola, best known as a baseball player and announcer has died at the age of 90. Joe owned stations in Central Florida. WONN-AM 1230 and WPCV-FM 97.5.
In Memory

Just Plain John Has Left The Building      3-27-16
Long time CFLRadio personality
Just Plain John (John Barrett) has departed WROD-AM 1340/FM 104.7

Movin' On Up     3-29-16
WWKA-FM 92.3's Ashley Stegbauer, known as Dakota has been named the new Music Director at K92. She has worked with Cox for over six years working in various formats. Most recently she was handling middays on WWKA before joining the morning "AJ and Ashley Morning Show".

Have A Happy!    3-31-16
Birthday celebrants include WWKA-FM 92.3's Jason on April 1. Storm Roberts of WKTK-FM 98.5 and WJRR-FM 101.1's Pat Lynch. on April 2. Happy birthday to all of you!

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