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August 2018


Lou Joseph Obituary Added         8-2-18
Jim Burns has let me know that Lou Josephs (
Joseph Louis Buczynski) had passed in July of 2016. I have added his obituary on our In Memory.

New Midday Host At WQMP       8-3-18
WQMP-FM 101.9 has announced "Mel" (Melissa  Sorrentino) has joined the station as Music Director and midday host. 

Happy Birthday To Us        8-4-18
Today we celebrate our 15th year on the Internet. Doesn't seem possible. It would not have been possible without my wife Wilma and all the folks who continually add content. Thank you so very much to everyone involved and here's to 15 more. 

Happy Birthday          8-7-18
Happy belated birthday to Jana (Sutter) who celebrated yesterday. Happy 92nd birthday to WKIS-AM 740's Doris Ashwell celebrating tomorrow. Celebrating on Thursday,
Larry Vee aka Dr. Larry Flegle turns 70. 

New Facebook Group For WYRL and WMMB         8-7-18
This is a group dedicated to two sister radio stations that were in Melbourne Florida back in the late 70's and early 80's. WYRL-FM 102.3 played country hits and country classics and WMMB-AM 1240 was a top 40/Rock Station. It was a golden time in radio when live remotes were a big deal and DJ's were actually in the studio playing records. Check it out here

Tyler Joins WRUF        8-9-18 
Justin "Tyler" Clapp is the new Brand Manager and Afternoon Personality for WRUF-FM 103.7.

Latest PPM Ratings      8-9-18
The July ratings are in for Orlando. Read them here.

Help Wanted        8-9-18     
The evening shift is open at WOGK-FM 93.7 in Ocala. 

Congratulations!      8-12-18
Congratulations to a good friend of this site and a major force in Central Florida Radio history, Frank Reed. Frank has been nominated for Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Mark Logas In For Bud      8-16-18
Mark Logas
will be substituting for Bud Hedinger on Good Morning Orlando on WFLF-102.5-FM/AM540 on Thursday and Friday this week and also next Monday. Mark will share what it was like as he attempted to gain access to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall this past Sunday to spend money with local merchants on the 1st anniversary of the violent protests. He’ll also have an update on the new Civics Literacy Requirement for all AA and AS degree seeking students enrolled in Florida colleges. Listeners are always welcome to call in and share their opinions on the “50,000 Watt Front Porch”.

Happy Birthday!       8-16-18
Today, WDBO's morning host for 40 years, Jim Turner celebrates number 72, today. The Coffee Talk Lady Liz Litterello celebrates a fabulous birthday on Saturday as does WNDD-FM 95.5's Hunter.
Bobby Sharpe celebrates on Sunday. Happy birthday to all of you.

WPRK Returns      8-19-18
Rollins College station WPRK-FM 91.5 has returned to the air. Their tower was damaged by Hurricane Irma back in September of 2017. After WPRK found a new place for the antenna, a pair of nesting bald eagles made it their home.      

WYND Gets A New Owner       8-23-18
WYND-AM 1310 has been sold to Clarence A. Williams, CEO of Proclaim Media Group, LLC. Tucker’s wife, Co-owner/Vice President is selling the station. 
The reported sale price for the station and the translator is $235,000, plus a time brokerage agreement before the sale closes. 

Buddy Tucker Passes      8-23-18
We just leaned the owner of WYND-AM 1310, Buddy Tucker had passed away at age 90 in Mobile, Alabama in December of 2017. We have added his obituary
In Memory.

Election Night Coverage       8-25-18
Mark Logas will be anchoring Decision 2018: The Florida Primary Election on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM on Tuesday evening between 7PM and 10PM. Newsman Alan Spector will be providing live updates throughout the evening along with FOX News Radio and FNN (Florida News Network).  Governor George Allen will visit the "50,000 Watt Front Porch" to discuss the national political scene, Bishop E.W. Jackson will stop by to talk about Democrats losing Black voters and how minority groups are benefiting from President Trump's economic policies, and former Congressman and FL Attorney General Bill McCollum will share his insight into key state races and what President Trump might face if Democrats take the House of Representatives in November. Phone lines will be open for listeners to share their opinions as the election results come in. Complete coverage of the election results will continue Wednesday morning on "Good Morning Orlando with Bud Hedinger, Deborah Roberts, and Michael Yaffee".

Dave Laing To Retire        8-31-18 
Dave Laing whose CFLRadio career began 40 years ago at WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM retired today. Enjoy your retirement Dave! Listen to Dave's appearance on "Bennett and Bernier Morning Show"
 

Happy Birthday!        8-31-18     
Former WORJ-FM 107.7 Program Director, Lee Arnold celebrates today. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com. Happy Birthday, Lee!


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