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May 2007

WXXL Morning Show Looses Another Host
Scott Maxwell is reporting in the Orlando Sentinel that the morning show at WXXL-FM 106.7 has lost another co host of the morning show. Grace Vasquez is the second member of the troop to say see ya! to XL106.7. Scott is hinting something is in the works for Doc and Grace, together again. Stay tuned...

WHOO Gets Approval For Power Increase    5-9-07

Genesis Communications received the go ahead from the FCC for Program Test Authority to increase the daytime power to 19KW for WHOO-AM 1080. "With this upgrade, WHOO paired with our 50KW WIXC 1060 in Melbourne , brings to central Florida the most powerful coverage of any Sports Radio stations in the Orlando-Melbourne area.  Our advertisers and listeners benefit greatly with this one-two punch in signals" said Kelley McGrath, Executive Vice President for Genesis Communications, Inc.

30 Year Veteran Let Go From WLOQ  
WLOQ-FM 103.1 has let go the veteran overnight man Joe Francis. Joe had been holding down the overnights from midnight until 5:30AM starting back in 1986. Word is the overnights now will be automated. 

NAACP Calls For Talk Host Firing  5-31-07
Big John, the former Volusia County Council member, now afternoon talk host at WELE-AM 1380 has been accused of making a racist comment about Daytona Beach mayoral hopeful Dwayne Taylor. WELE owner Doug Wilhite issued a statement saying  "Big John's statement about mayoral candidate Commissioner Dwayne Taylor was in poor taste, but it was not racist." Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch of the National Association of Colored People said;  "He (John) used a comment which is hurtful and inappropriate," said . "Monkey, history shows, has been directed as a disparaging remark toward African-Americans." 

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