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June 2015

Happy Birthday!      6-3-15
Many happy returns to
Tom Nefeldt, better known as WLOF-AM 950's T. Michael Jordan, celebrating a birthday tomorrow.

Russ Rollins and iHeart Media Named In Lawsuit        6-5-15   
Russ Rollins, host of WTKS-FM 104.1 "Monsters In The Morning", estranged wife, Samantha Boomer has hired prominent women's' rights attorney Gloria Allred and filed a law suit in Orange County. The suit alleges defamation and invasion of privacy. Rollins' lawyer, Jonathan Hanken said "We have a real concern that iHeart Media, despite the success of the show may take action that could cause Russ to lose his job or be moved to a less-favorable time slot." WTKS had no comment.

JVC Names Director of New Business Development     6-9-15
JVC Media, announces the addition of Lisa Sirotka-Sonnenlar as Director of New Business Development for the company. Lisa is the former President, CEO and founder of McGavren Guild Radio Sales in New York.  Starting in 2008, Lisa built the company from the ground into one of the leading small to mid-market national rep firms in the business.  At its peak she managed over 1500 radio stations, and 50 employees across 15 markets in the entire U.S., responsible for over $70 Million in national radio sales.  

Panel Discussion To Air On Two Cox Media Stations      6-10-15
WDBO-FM 96.5's Joe Kelley and WCFB-FM 94.5's Monica May will be co-hosts for a discussion about use of excessive force in law enforcement, which are making headlines nationwide, and how it pertains to Central Florida. The panel will consist of local police chiefs, former judges, and others who will talk about what law enforcement is doing in the area, and answer questions from concerned citizens. The event will take place tonight at 7PM and will be streamed live on both  Cox Media Orlando stations.

Happy Birthday!      6-11-15
Celebrating number 39 tomorrow is Daniel Dennis of "A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan" , and the WDVH-AM 980 "Diva", 
Jinx Miller (McCall)
" does the birthday dance on Saturday. 

May PPMs Are In    6-11-15
See where your favorite station came in in the latest ratings here.

Tony Zazza Tapped For Mornings   6-12-15
Cumulus Media announces that popular morning radio personality and 17-year radio veteran Tony Zazza has signed on as morning co-host at WAOA 107.1 FM WA1A in Melbourne. Tony comes to Florida from KVIL-FM 103.7 in Dallas/Fort Worth.

SOLD: WFLN     6-22-15
George Kalman has sold WFLN-AM 1480
to Joseph Fiorini's Fiorini Broadcasting, LLC. The price was $325,000.

Howard, Cain and Grayson Join WELE Lineup     6-22-15
"Clark Howard Show", Herman Cain and John Grayson with "Overnight America" join the line-up at WELE-AM 1380. 

New Station Comes To Cocoa Beach    6-23-15
Black Media Works, Inc. has opened WRRJ-FM 89.7 in Cocoa Beach. 

New Operations Coordinator For WRUF-AM & FM     6-24-15
Brett Holcomb is the new Operations Coordinator at the University of Florida stations WRUF-AM 850 and WRUF-FM 103.7. Also, WRUF-AM will be adding an FM translator simulcast on W237EJ/Gainesville at 95.3 FM.

Vettel Calls It Quits      6-25-15  
WRUF-AM 850 30 year veteran Larry Vettel has left the station. Larry is moving to New York to join his wife. In his 30 years in the market, Larry has also done play-by-play in several sports for the Gators and on Fox Sports Florida, Sun Sports, and Cox Sports Television.

Logas In For Bud Tomorrow    6-25-15
Former Attorney General Bill McCollum will be joining Mark tomorrow morning during the 8 o'clock hour to talk about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding ObamaCare. In the 7 o'clock hour, Mark speaks with Justice and Barbara Frazier, an African -American couple, about their decision to take a huge leap of faith by retiring from their career jobs and opening their own school. Their school will give children a strong faith-based education that will also focus on leadership training in areas of math and science. They will share their views on South Carolina, race in America, and Barbara's involvement in the Orange County Republican Party as a Conservative. Finally, Mark showed some high school students pictures of Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr. and asked them to identify the men in the pictures. Their answers may surprise you. The phone lines will be open all morning on BHL on. WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM 

Happy Birthday!     6-26-15
WAOA-FM 107.1 new morning host Tony Zazza celebrate
d number 40, yesterday. Happy belated birthday, Tony. 

John And Leah Join The Line-up    6-29-15
"The John and Leah Show" will join the Monday midnight to 1AM line-up at WMEL-AM 1300. The live Sunday night talk show, hosted by John Ziegler and Leah Brandon, offers a look at the week’s news focusing on media, politics, sports and pop culture. Envision Networks is the syndicator.

Happy Birthday!      6-30-15
A good friend of this website, Tony Downes will celebrate a birthday tomorrow, July 1.  Many happy returns, Tony.

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