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August 2006

WDBO Studios About To Come Down    8-6-06
Orlando Sentinel writer Joy Wallace Dickinson in her latest Florida Flashback column talks about the old WDBO-AM 580 studios "...waiting to be erased from the landscape and replaced by condo towers..."  cflradio.net received a couple of mentions as well as  our buddy Dick CamnitzPioneering station got streamlined in 1940s

Billy “The Janitor” Alverson Passes
Billy Alverson, better known as "Billy The Janitor" on WJRR-FM 101.1 has died. Billy was also in promotions for "Real Rook 101one" and for WQTM-AM 740 "740 The Team". He had recently taken over promotions for Clear Channel Brevard.  
In Memory

New VP/GM  
Susan Larkin takes responsibilities as Vice President and General Manager of WDBO-AM 580 and  WWKA-FM 92.3 and she also takes over as GM of Cox/Orlando‘s Interactive Division.

Buckethead Is Back...Well Sort Of  
Jason "Buckethead" Bailey returns to afternoons on WJRR-FM 101.1 via voice tracking. "Buckethead", who last month moved from afternoons on "Real Rock" WJRR-FM 101.1 to mornings at "98 Rock" WXTB-FM 97.9 in Tampa is now voice tracking his old afternoon shift on WJRR.

Happy Birthday To Us! 
It is the 3rd anniversary of www.cflradio.net. What began as a tiny tribute site to 3 local radio stations, blossomed into a full time avocation. None of these pages would have been possible without the support of my "head cheerleader", the love of my life, my wife, Wilma. She made sure the site was put back up in November while I was recuperating from a brain aneurysm for which I spent 21 days in ICU in Orlando, until my release after Thanksgiving. Then once I got home she became my full time nurse. She realized how important the site was to me and she has kept things and me going. 
And thanks to everyone who contributed pictures, info, sound clips (and other contributions) to the site and keeping this a true history of Central Florida Radio. There's a whole lot more to come, so stay tuned...   Bob

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