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April 2012

Happy Birthday!     
Happy Birthday to Orlando radio legend WJRR-FM 101.1's Pat Lynch who will celebrate on Monday, April 2. 

Retirement Is Not For Everyone   
Paul Duckworth who at one time was the Program Director at WDBO-AM 580 is coming out of retirement, here in Florida, to return to Seattle to program KOMO-AM 1000/FM 97.7

Baseball In The Air     4-1-12
Daytona Cubs baseball will be heard on WSBB-AM 1230 and WMEL-AM 1300 will be the home for the Tampa Bay Rays as will WYGC-FM 104.9, WONN-AM 1230, WORL-AM 660, WBZW-AM 1520 and WHOO-AM 1080. The Atlanta Braves can be heard on WSJZ-FM 95.9.

Here Comes Huckabee       4-1-12
"The Mike Huckabee Show" will be coming to WMEL-AM 1300 beginning on April 9.

Bill Bokunic Is Back In Central Florida      4-5-12
Genesis Communications I Media has announced that Bill Bokunic is joining the company as Market Manager for WIXC-AM 1060. Bill is also the Director of Sales and New Business for Genesis'
Orlando cluster.

Flagler County Broadcasting Growing       4-6-12
Owners of WNZF-AM 1550/FM 106.3, WBHQ-FM 92.7 and Easy Oldies 100.9 (WBHQ-HD3), Flagler County Broadcasting, LLC, has purchased the construction permit for WAKX-FM 98.7 in Palm Coast for $301,000. Joyner Radio, Inc is the seller.

Happy Birthday To "One Hour of Hope"      4-6-12
Doug Clifford's "One Hour Of Hope", began back in April of  2000. Doug has interviewed Ralph Nader, Daniel Ellsberg, Dick Gregory and over 1,500 others. The program is heard on WSKY-FM 97.3  Saturdays 11PM-Midnight and WKTK-FM 98.5 Sundays from 11PM-Midnight.

What's Up Doc?      4-9-12
Doc Holliday, long time Orlando broadcaster, has moved his show up by an hour. He is now heard on WEUS-AM 810 from 10am until Noon. 

Happy Birthday     4-10-12
Voice track artist and central Florida Radio personality Kathy Aparo celebrates a birthday today. Happy Birthday Kathy!

I'm Baaaack...    4-15-12
After some health issues and surgery I have returned. So first, I must thank my partner in everything, Wilma, for nursing me back to health. We want to send belated birthday wishes to WPOZ-FM 88.3's Dean O'Neal who celebrated on April 11. WAOA-FM 107.1 morning host Timmy Vee, WMGF-FM 107.7's Tracey Young and WMMO-FM 98.9's Shawn Burke (who also worked with birthday girl Tracey Young at WMGF) who all celebrated on the 13th. And to Steve Schiffman who celebrated on the 14th. 

Fire At Old WDBO Studios     4-17-12
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting a small fire damaged the inside of the former WDBO-AM 580 building on South Ivanhoe Boulevard north of downtown Orlando. Reportedly a group of squatters living in the building could have started the fire. Witnesses reported seeing people fleeing from the building and smoke pouring from the structure.

Talk About Cars...    4-17-12
The award winning program
"Talk About Cars" will be heard on WIXC-AM 1060 and WAMT-AM 1190.  The program is hosted and produced by Jeff Shade. The program has been named "Best Automotive Radio Program" for 2012 by the Automotive Journalism Society of North America. 

Changes At The Big 810 AM     4-19-12
On WEUS-AM 810  “Ace and the Doc”  show is now heard Tue, Wed and Thu at 5PM.  “The Stock Doctor” with Lee Siler and "Million Dollar Bill" Keevan is now heard Mon-Fri at 9am, just before ,“The Doc Show” with Doc Holliday.  Also, starting Monday, April 23rd, Steve Czaban brings his Yahoo Sports Radio morning show to the Big 810, replacing “The Mancow Experience.” 

Roland Via On The Move     4-19-12
"The Roland Via Show" heard on WELE-AM 1380 has moved. His weekday program has moved to the 3PM hour, preceding "Big Talk with Big John".

Slammin' Sammy Joins WA1A     4-21-12
Coming to Melbourne from Wichita's KZCH-FM 96.3, Slamin' Sammy Suarez has joined WAOA-FM 107.1 as Program Director and afternoon drive, 3pm-7pm.

Pavlina's Kidz Place     4-23-12
WELE-AM 1380 has expanded "Pavlina's Kidz Place" radio show on Monday evenings. The host is a Port Orange eighth grader named Pavlina Osta. According to The Hometown News;  "Pavlina started as a street musician on the beach, playing steel drums. She then began interviewing celebrities and began her radio career."

Happy Birthday!    4-27-12
Happy birthday to WOMX-FM 105.1/WJHM-FM 101.9 program director Bobby Smith. Jayde Donovan formerly of
"Johnny and Jayde" on WXXL-FM 106.7 is celebrating today too! 

Happy Birthday!    4-28-12
Central Florida Radio veteran Doc Holliday celebrates his 51st birthday today. Happy birthday Doc!

Congratulations To The Train Wreck Crew     4-29-12
“The Train Wreck Show” on WEUS-AM 810 Mon-Friday, from 8PM-10PM has been working hard to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in conjunction with their “Man of the Year” event. Well, the fella’s candidate, Craig Mestel, was named the LLS “Man of the Year” thanks to the hard work and efforts of the crew.

Happy Birthday!      4-30-12
Celebrating on Tuesday are Buddy Pittman who turns 60,
WKIS-AM 740 producer Chuck Agostinelli and WHOG-FM 95.7 Program Director Frank Scott. Happy birthday gentlemen!

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