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July 2018

Happy Birthday!      7-8-18
Ken Dixon celebrates today. 
WPOZ-FM 88.3's Shadow blows out the candles tomorrow. Happy birthday to you both.

WOCL Flips To All 80's        7-13-18
105.9 Sunny FM (WOCL-FM 105.9) has changed it's slogan from "Orlando's Greatest Hits" to "We Own the 80's". 

PPM Ratings Are In      7-16-18
June Nielsen ratings are in for Orlando. See where your favorite stack up here.

WHNR Plays "Heinz 57 Music"         7-18-18
New owner of WHNR-AM 1360, Ferris Waller, has let us know that "boss hogg Radio" is on the air. The variety format is being called "Heinz 57 Music". 

2018 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced       7-18-18
The Marconi Award finalists have been announced. The stations and personalities from Central Florida include; Large Market Personality of the Year: WDBO-FM 96.5's Joe Kelley. Large Market Station of the Year: WDBO-FM 96.5. Classic Hits Station of he Year: WMMO-FM 98.9. Country Station of the Year: WWKA-FM 92.3 and Non-Commercial Station of the Year: WUFT-FM 89.1. The 2018 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 25-28 in Orlando. 

WELE Looks To Add Translator      7-20-18
WELE-AM 1380 has applied to join other AM stations on the FM band. The translator will be on 101.5 FM.   

Not 5K Taco Run       7-20-18
JVC Media of Florida announces a one of a kind FREE walk/run and taco event hosted by Orlando’s 103.1 The Wolf (WOTW-FM 103.1) and Bud 94.1. The event is dubbed the NOT 5K Taco Run and will be held Sunday September 16th, 2018 at Reiter Park in Longwood. The NOT 5K Taco Run, will include a very short .5K hosted by afternoon personalities Chad and Skid, that contestants will sign up to participate in.  They will be able to crawl, ride, walk, run… however they want to get to the finish line, while sampling tacos, beverages, and more, all supplied by sponsors.  After the .5K, all of Central Florida is invited to the FREE ‘after-party’ with many different choices of tacos, tequila, beer, and vendors.

Happy Birthday         7-23-18
WOMX-FM 105.1's Alex Diaz celebrates today. 

Happy Birthday      7-24-18
WDBO-FM 96.5's Program Director, Drew Anderssen celebrates tomorrow. 

Orlando Magic Broadcasts on the Move              7-24-18
The Orlando Magic has announced that WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM "The Game" will serve as the new flagship home for the Magic Radio Network. Every preseason, regular season and postseason Magic game is broadcast on the Magic Radio Network, with radio affiliates across the state of Florida. FM 96.9 The Game will serve as the flagship station in Orlando, where you can also listen on AM 740. Dennis Neumann will provide the play-by-play for every game, Richie Adubato takes on the color analyst duties for all home games, while Brandon Kravitz serves as pregame, halftime and post game host for all games, and will provide sideline reports for all home contests. The Magic had been with WDBO-AM 580 for the past 27 years.

Happy Birthday         7-27-18
Taco Bob
turns 47 today. Pete Simonson and Peter King share a birthday on Monday. Happy birthday to all of you.

Tom Joyner Family Reunion Coming to Kissimmee           7-27-18  
The 2018 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, in its 16th year, will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, this Labor Day weekend Aug.30-Sept. 3. This year’s entertainment will showcase Maze featuring Frankie Beverly on Friday, Bell Biv DeVoe and comedian Rickey Smiley on Saturday and Sunday’s Gospel Explosion with Erica Campbell.

WUCF Up For Awards        7-28-18   
WUCF-FM 89.9 is up for three JazzWeek Publication Awards. WUCF is up for the Station of the Year, Program Director Kayonne Riley is up for Presenter of the Year and Programmer of the Year. The awards will be take place in San Jose, California on  Aug. 9.

Johnny Magic Hosts Backpack Giveaway      7-28-18
WXXL-FM 106.7's Johnny Magic along with other members of the show and additional volunteers will stuff over 6,700 new backpacks with necessary school supplies and donate them to each school for the students to use in the upcoming school year. 

Happy Birthday         7-30-18
Tomorrow, July 31, former WTRR-AM 1400 PD, Rick Padilla celebrates.
On Wednesday, Jack Dyer, better known as Elvis Gorbechev, turns 73 and Russ Wheeler will "press on regardless" at 83. Domino of WOCL-FM 105.9 blows out the candles on Friday. Happy birthday guys!

Spring 2018 Ratings Are In        7-30-18
Ratings for Daytona Beach, Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa and Gainesville-Ocala Spring 2018 are here.

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