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June 2021

Happy Birthday      6-4-21
Thanks to Pete Simonson for the reminder that WDBO-AM 580 celebrated it's 97 year on-the-air on Monday, May 24th.

WELE Adds Translator      6-5-21
Bethune Cookman University station WELE-AM 1380 will be activating their translator W268DG 101.5 FM this weekend. 

Broadcasters Win FAB Awards      6-5-21
The Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists announced its 2021 award winners. They are;

Amy Green, Trevor Aaronson and Ryan Ellison from WMFE-FM 90.7 for Digital Programming: “Drained: A Podcast About the Massive Plan to Save the Everglades” 
Brendan Byrne
, Matthew Peddie and Ryan Ellison WMFE-FM 90.7 Public Affairs: “Return to Flight” 
Abe Aboraya
for Health Reporting Series: WMFE-FM 90.7 for “Convalescent Plasma”
Tony Marino
, WDBO-AM 580/107.3 FM-Political, Government, Election  2020 Reporting Series
Katrina Scales
, WDBO-AM 580/107.3 FM-Individual Achievement: Reporting
Kevin Rafuse, WDBO-AM 580/107.3 FM-Individual Achievement: Anchor

CMG Hit By Ransomware     6-6-21
On Thursday morning Cox Media Group reportedly suffered a Ransomware hack. Stations in Central Florida whose streams are offline include WWKA-FM 92.3, WCFB-FM 94.5, , WPYO-FM 95.3, WOEX-FM 96.5 and WMMO-FM 98.9

Florida Man Leaves Gainesville      6-8-21
Thanks to Doug Clifford for letting us know that JVC Media has pulled "Florida Man Radio" (Orlando) simulcast from WYGC-FM 104.9 and is now simulcasting the Country and Rock format of WXUS-FM 102.3. JVC began the simulcast in November  of 2019.

New Contract For The Head Monster      6-16-21
iHeartMedia announced a contract extension for the leader of  WTKS-FM 104.1's "Monsters in the Morning", Russ Rollins.  

Speaking Of The Monsters      6-19-21
Each year Talkers Magazine honors the "Heavy Hundred" talk show hosts. This year The Monsters came in at number 78.

Michael W. Lowe Subbing      6-26-21
Dave Poore, Station Manager of WSBH-FM 98.5, The Beach, has announced long time Lite Rock radio host Mike Lowe is filling in for 98.5 The Beach morning host Eric Young. Eric injured his hip recently and is undergoing rehab therapy. Catch Mike 6a to 10a weekdays.

DJ Mo Radio Expanding      6-26-21
DJ Mo Radio - Mo Music. Mo Variety. In The Mix. WPRK 91.5 FM (Winter Park-Orlando, FL) - Fridays 5-7pm EST can also be heard on Super Station 104.5 FM (Huntington, Ashland, WV-KY) - Weeknights 9-11pm EST, Saint Leo University Radio 92.7 FM (Dade City-Tampa, FL) - Fridays 6-7pm EST
, 103.7 FM Vixen Radio (Beckley-Charleston, WV) - Thursdays 3-6pm EST, 95.5 FM Spinnaker Radio (Jacksonville, FL) - Thursdays 6-7pm EST and 93.3 Tiger FM (Fort Myers, FL) - Sundays 8pm-12am EST. http://www.djmoradio.com

It Takes Two      6-20-21
Beginning tomorrow, Jun 21, Premiere Networks debuts the "The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show," on many of the former Rush Limbaugh stations. In Central Florida WFLF-AM 540/93.1FM in Orlando and WMMB-AM 1240 will carry the program.

Happy Birthday!      6-30-21
Tony Downes will get his cake and gets to eat it too, tomorrow, July 1. Congrats and enjoy. 

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