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May 2017

Happy Birthday!       5-1-17
Today's celebrants include Buddy Pittman, Frank Scott
as well as Chuck Agostinelli  producer for Gene Burns at WKIS-AM 740. Happy birthday to you all!

iHeart Layoffs     5-5-17
iHeartMedia has been reducing staff around the country. Orlando is no exception. Sports guy Tom Morgan, (twenty plus year veteran for Clear Channel/iHeart Media) most recently heard on Florida News Network, has been let go.  Steve Eagan, who had worked for Clear Channel before, was pink slipped by iHeartMedia  as well and Dave Menard, a weekender at WMGF-FM 107.7 is also on the unemployment line.

Happy Birthday!        5-10-17
Celebrating tomorrow will be former  WHNR-AM 1360 Account Executive,
Von Rommell Fernandes, as well as WMFQ-FM 92.9 morning co-host Bill Barr and on Saturday Rick Brady will blow out the candles.   

Birthdays This Week     5-16-17
Tomorrow, WOMX-FM 105.1 Morning co-host Jay Edwards blows out the candles on his cake. On Wednesday, 
WYKS-FM 105.3's Ryan Dupree celebrates his big day.  Happy birthday to you both.
5-20-17  I inadvertently listed Ryan Dupree as working at WYKS-FM, Tom Dupree has been at WPOZ-FM 88.3 for the past 2 years. Thanks to Jim Beers for the correction.

The Latest Orlando Numbers       5-18-17
The latest (April) Arbitron PPM Ratings are here...

Monsters Make Top 100 List        5-22-17
Talkers Magazine has published their latest "Heavy 100",  locally "The Monsters", Russ Rollins, Dirty Jim, Angel and Carlos Navarro on 
WTKS-FM 104.1 came in at number 62.  No other local host made the list this time.

Bud 94.1 Coming       5-25-17
Active Rock, "Bud 94.1 King of Rock", owned by JVC Media is now broadcasting on WOTW-HD2 94.1. Read the entire press release from JVC Media here

Marc Radio Sells And Buys     5-26-17
WDVH-FM 101.7 is being sold by Marc Radio to Radio Training Network for $230,000, who will flip the station to Christian Adult Contemporary. Marc Radio will purchase WXJZ-FM 100.9 from JVC Broadcasting for $500,000.

Logas In For Bud      5-30-17
Mark Logas will be filling in for Bud Hedinger on Good Morning Orlando on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM. On Thursday, June 1st, Markís guests will include an update with Mike Mannino, the man who always paid his monthly mortgage on time with the cancelled checks to prove it but still lost his home because the mortgage company and bank claimed in court he hadnít paid since 2007. The court required no proof from the mortgage company or the bank and refused to allow Mikeís cancelled checks into evidence. Now, FL AG Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against the mortgage company, heís filed formal complaints against four judges through the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and the story that we broke on GMO is gaining national attention in Mikeís fight to preserve his civil liberties. During the 8 oíclock hour, Tim Williams, the Dean of Gator Wrestling at GatorLand, will be bringing some special guests into the studio for a live interview. On Friday, June 2nd, Mat Staver joins Mark to talk about the Southern Poverty Law Centerís latest attempt to destroy Liberty Counsel in order to silence their efforts to represent religious freedom.

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