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June 2014

New Morning Show for WAMT       6-2-14
Genesis Communications I debuted its new radio morning show "Your Wake Up Call” with Chris Markowski & Jenna Laine" on Monday. Chris Markowski, best known for his national radio program, "Watchdog on Wall Street," will be part of a new morning team heard on WAMT AM 1190 News in Orlando. Chris will lead an ensemble of Florida talent including Jenna Laine, most recently the "Tampa Bay Buccaneers Insider"  for Sports Talk Florida, News Anchor Robert Pankau and Entertainment talent Kurt Shriner.

Happy Birthday!      6-3-14
Many happy returns to Tom Nefeldt better known as WLOF-AM 950's T. Michael Jordan celebrating a birthday tomorrow.

K92 FM Welcomes Bo Hunter      6-3-14 
Bo Hunter (Drew Bland) is about to join WWKA-FM 92.3 as Director of Branding/Program Director. Bo comes from Phoenix and the CBS station KMLE.

New Morning Host At The Pulse      6-5-14
MARC Radio has announced Greg Cassidy as the new Program Director and morning host at WPLL-FM 106.9. Cassidy comes to Gainesville/Ocala  from St. Louis, where he was Music Director/Morning show host at KLJY-FM 99.1.

Congrats To WUCF      6-9-14
WUCF-FM 89.9, was the nation's highest rated full-time public jazz radio station. According to the most recent winter Nielsen Audio ratings (for non PPM stations), WUCF topped popular jazz stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and many other markets. WUCF, currently celebrating its 35th year on the air, is a listener-supported service of the University of Central Florida. WUCF broadcasts a 24-hour schedule of jazz music and other non-commercial programming from studios on the UCF campus.

Cumulus Makes Management Moves      6-10-14
Hugh McPherson has been appointed Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus three-station cluster in Melbourne. The cluster includes WAOA-FM 107.1 WHKR-FM 102.7 and WSJZ-FM 95.9. Hugh comes the Cumulus Pensacola team.

Happy Birthday!      6-12-14
A special Happy Birthday to the WDVH-AM 980 "Diva", Jinx Miller (McCall) who celebrates tomorrow.

Scott McKenzie On The Mend      6-17-14 
On the WOMX-FM 105.1 website Scott McKenzie of  "The Morning MIX" is battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma, once again. We wish Scott a speedy recovery. Read Scott's blog here.

Happy Birthday!      6-17-14
We wish a happy birthday to Billy Brown former WMMO-FM 98.9 morning host, on Wednesday. 

Congratulations To Frank Reed      6-19-14 
A good friend of this website has been nominated for the 2014 Gospel Music Association Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award. Frank Reed, at KLTY-FM in Dallas is among the five nominees. The Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award is presented to a Christian Broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian Music Radio.

Cox Launches X107.3 Orlando’s New Alternative      6-19-14
Cox Media Group has launched a new Alternative format in the Orlando Market located at WCFB-FM-HD2 107.3 .  This new station, which launched today at  noon will feature 10,000 songs commercial free. The target audience is adults 18-34 and features today’s hottest Alternative artists such as Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Bastille, Black Keys and more. X107.3 will be the seventh radio station for the Orlando cluster. 

New General Sales Manager At Genesis Communications     6-23-14
Genesis Communications announces the addition of Scott Schwartz as General Sales Manager to lead its 3 station cluster and web publications. Scott spent 12 years as National Sales Manager for CBS Radio, Orlando. He also was General Manager for Radio Disney, Miami and was long time VP and GM for Marlin Broadcasting's Classical WTMI Miami. Scott begins his tenure today, June 23, 2014.

The Latest On WURB      6-24-14
In Order to get the station on the air, Urban One Broadcasting Network has applied to downgrade their signal from a Class C3 with 25,000 Watts to a Class A with 6,000 Watts. The construction permit expires in July. WURB-FM 97.7 will be based out of Cross City but Urban One Broadcasting plans to relocate to the city of Fort White to offer a better signal in Gainesville. The application, for the move, will be filed after the station is put on the air. 

Scott McKenzie Returns      6-25-14  
On the WOMX-FM 105.1 website, Scott McKenzie announces his return to "The Morning MIX" tomorrow (Wednesday). Scott and family credit the audience "...with such an immeasurable amount of love, support, and encouragement"... Read Scott's latest blog here.   

Happy Birthday!      6-27-14
Celebrating today are former WXXL-FM 106.7 Assistant Program Director/Music Director Pete De Graff and former WOCL-FM 105.9 Morning Host/Program Director Scott "Scooter" Sherwood.  

Happy Birthday!      6-30-14
A good friend of this website, Tony Downes will celebrate a birthday tomorrow, July 1.  Many happy returns, Tony!

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