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August 2009

Wilhite To Make First Appearance   8-3-09
The owner/host of WELE-AM 1380 is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5. Doug Wilhite will appear before a seventh circuit court judge to enter a plea. Wilhite was arrested earlier this month following a Volusia County Sheriff's Office investigation.  The investigation of the 56-year-old has been accused of engaging is sex acts with a teenage boy multiple times. According to the arrest report, Mr. Wilhite said he was a nudist and allowed teenage boys to come to his house while he was nude.  Wilhite went on to claim that the victim had made sexual advances toward him, but that Wilhite never touched the boy sexually. However, Wilhite said he did allow the victim and his friends to come over to his house and have sex, including in his presence. He also said that he offered to provide video equipment to the victim and his friends if they wanted to film themselves naked.  Also in the report, Mr. Wilhite said he offered one teenage boy money to engage in sexual acts with another boy.  

Wilhite Enters Written Pleas  8-5-09
Defense attorney David Damore, representing  radio station WELE-AM 1380 owner Doug Wilhite, filed the pleas with the Clerk of Court's office on Tuesday, allowing his client to avoid making an appearance in court. The case will be placed on a pre-trial docket. The charges are; sexual activity with a minor and lewd and lascivious molestation of a person over the age of 12, but under 16, both are felonies.

Who Knew?    8-5-09
As cflradio.net turns six years old this month,
little did we know it would grow into an avocation. Thanks to all who appear on these pages as this site would not be what it is without you. And a very special thank you to my better half and number one cheerleader, my wife Wilma, for all the hard work and support. To you my darling I send my undying gratitude and love. So Happy 6th Birthday to us and stay tuned. There's a lot more to come.

Happy Birthday!   8-5-09
Many happy returns to WMGF-FM 107.7's Ken Payne and WXXL-FM 106.7's Janna, both celebrating on Thursday.

Kicks For Guns Happening Friday
"Kicks for Guns" will happen this year on Friday, August 14. WTKS-FM 104.1 morning host Russ Rollins of "The Monsters" created the event 10 years ago. Russ persuaded local stores and athletes to donate high-priced sports shoes for the "Kicks for Guns" swap. "Kicks" is slang for "shoes." At the time, kids were committing violent crimes for high-priced sneakers. The Orlando Police Department will be at the Citrus Bowl, 1610 W. Church St. from 7AM until 6PM. The Kissimmee Police Department will hold the event at 2211 W. Vine St. from 8AM until  5PM.

8-13-09 Other Agencies Joining Kicks For Guns
Orange County Sheriff -- Central Florida Fairgrounds at 4603 W. Colonial Dr. in Orlando Osceola County Sheriff -- Vance Harmon Park at 50 Country Club Road in Poinciana, Sanford Police Department-State Farmers Market at 1400 S. French Ave., Daytona Beach Police Department-Dickerson Center at 308 S Martin Luther King Blvd., Palm Bay Police Department-Riviera Park at 550 Riviera Drive, Kissimmee Police Department-2211 W. Vine Street and the St. Cloud Police Department-4700 Neptune Road.

Happy Birthday!
WDBO-AM 580 morning man Jim Turner celebrates birthday number 63 on Sunday, August 16. Jim has been with WDBO since 1972. Happy birthday Jim!

Happy Birthday!
Birthday greetings go out to WIXC-AM 1060's Liz Litterello, celebrating today. Happy birthday, Liz! WMMO-FM 98.9 will celebrate their 19th birthday tomorrow, Aug. 19. The station began as WEZO-FM 98.9. We have a full  history of the station thanks to Cary Pall, one of the founding members of the station.

Changes at WTMG
Urban WTMG-FM 101.3's Klarc Sheppard has left the building. DJ Terrah takes over temporarily.

Bob Andrews Update
Bob announced on WLBE-AM 790, his semi-retirement from radio this afternoon. Due to health concerns he will no longer be hosting the morning show that he has hosted for the past 10 years, called "The Breakfast Club".  Bob said he would be back once in a while to host a program.
Thanks to Bill Andrews for this update. "
Bob  came home from hospital Thursday feeling very upbeat and wanting to go back to work...No longer has the MRSA infection and morphine is taking care of all his hurts. Bob will be on the air today after the noon news on WLBE-AM 790 to explain the situation to all his listeners and hopes to start back with his regular program the following week.
Bob doing his "Charles Atlas" impression  just 2 days after surgery

The Shot Doctor Returns
The Shot Doctor will make a return to the Orlando airwaves. Shot and producer Scott Harris will be joining WYGM-AM 740 for afternoons from 3PM-6PM.

Leaving WMFE 
Pat Duggins who has been a fixture on WMFE-FM 90.7 for the past twenty-four years will be leaving to become News Director at Alabama Public Radio.

Moves Up The Dial  
The Matthew Bronson Show has moved up the dial to WWBC-AM 1510. The
non-medical advice, health and wellness program airs Fridays at 10AM. Topics and guests include; financial aid, advance directive legal forms, traveling with disabilities such as in a wheelchair, home care, insurance issues, amputee coalition of America, scooter/wheelchair rental for conventions/vacations/cruising, community services council, Hospice, rehab facilities, etc.  

Shannon Burke
Joins Jim Philip
s   8-28-09
Jim Philips of the "Philips Phile" on WTKS-FM 104.1, will interview former mid-day host Shannon Burke on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Burke will be on the phone, not in the studio.
The interview is scheduled to start around 5PM.

Friday Night Football
WFLF-AM 540 will begin airing "The Orlando Sentinel Friday Night Football Report, presented by M&I Bank". The 13 week Central Florida high school football broadcast will be heard each Friday, from 10PM to 11PM.

Paul Delaney
Joins WIXC
Paul Delaney has joined WIXC-AM 1060, "Brevard's Big Talker", handling the the morning news and joining the sales team.

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