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August 2020

Steve Nikazy Hangs Up The Mic     8-1-20 
Steve Nikazy has sent us a note telling us; "...I have retired from KYW and broadcasting.  After 47 years in radio, I'm one of the few lucky ones to have walked away on my terms (thanks SAG-AFTRA) and I'm so grateful. "It all began" at a Kissimmee 1k daytimer..." That first station for Steve was WACY-AM 1220.

Happy Birthday To Us       8-4-20
We celebrate our 17th birthday today. Who has the cake?

July PPM Ratings      8-7-20
Orlando PPM Ratings for July are here.

Movin' On Up        8-10-20
Tommy Bodean is the new Operations Manager at Cumulus Media's Melbourne cluster. He will also become the Program Director at WAOA-FM 107.1 and WHKR-FM 102.7.

Bubba Adds More Stations    8-10-20

Bubba The Love Sponge has announced that he is continuing his build out of his vast radio network. Bubba will be adding stations in Phoenix, Arizona and on Melbourne's  WIXC AM 1060 covering the east coast of Florida and FM 104.5. The program recently was picked up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Detroit, Michigan. Bubba is now on in 8 markets.

New Sales Manager     8-12-20
MARC Radio Gainesville has named Jerry Butler as new Sales Manager for WHHZ-FM 100.5WPLL-FM 101.7WTMG-FM 101.3WXJZ-FM 100.9
and  WTMN-AM 1430/WRZN-AM 720.

Logas To Anchor Election Coverage      8-15-20    
Mark Logas will be anchoring Newsradio WFLA Orlando’s Florida Primary Election Coverage on Tuesday, Aug. 18th, between 6PM-10PM. Mark's guests who will be stopping by the “50,000 Watt Front Porch” throughout the evening will include Bishop E.W. Jackson who will discuss Black Lives Matter, riots and protests, and the movement by Black voters away from Democrat candidates, Tim Murtaugh (Trump 2020 Communications Director), Democrat  Strategist and Analyst Dick Batchelor, former Virginia Governor George Allen, Civil Rights Orlando Community Activist Lawanna Gelzer who will examine if  the “listening” campaigns after George Floyd's death have generated meaningful policy changes in Central Florida, and from Liberty Counsel, Roger  Gannam and Holly Meade will update listeners about church closings by Governors throughout the country in certain states due to the Coronavirus that  violate the 1st Amendment. In addition to live reports from around the state each hour, listeners will be welcome to call in and share their opinions on Newsradio WFLA Orlando as the phone lines will be open throughout the evening.

Happy Birthday!      8-16-20
Former WDBO-AM 580 morning man Jim Turner celebrates number 74, today. That "Coffee Talk" lady, Liz Litterello does the happy dance on Tuesday. WYND-FM 95.5's Hunter also celebrates on Tuesday.
Bobby Sharpe celebrates on Wed. 

Tom Benson Retires     8-18-20
Tom Benson, Senior Radio Producer at WFLF-AM 540/93.1 FM is retiring. Tom is also the publisher of Media Confidential. Enjoy your new status Tom!

New Regional President      8-21-20
Entercom Communications Corp. announces the reorganization of its regional Presidents. Claudia Menegus will take the position for Gainesville, Memphis, Miami and Orlando.

Happy Birthday!      8-25-20
Celebrating 30 years on the air this month is WMMO-FM 98.9. The station has a very interesting beginning. Cary Pall supplied the history.

Dan Connors Joins WPOZ     8-25-20
WPOZ-FM 88.3 "Z88.3" welcomes Dan Connors as new Evening Host. Dan has worked most recently as Program Director and afternoon personality for Fly MCO Radio 105.1 HD2.

C.J. Has Left The Building      8-25-20
Clint "C.J." Robinson has announced he is leaving WOMX-FM 105.1 after nine years. Prior to Mix 105.1, C.J. spent 5 years at WMFQ-FM 92.9, Gainesville.  

Cam That Dude Now At Magic 101.3      8-25-20
"Magic 101.3",  WTMG-FM 101.3 has brought Cam That Dude to nights. 

Happy Birthday!        8-30-20     
Former WORJ-FM 107.7 Program Director, Lee Arnold celebrates tomorrow. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com. Happy Birthday, Lee!

SOLD: WMOP and WGGG       8-31-20
WMOP-AM 900 and WGGG-AM 1230/92.1 FM have been sold by Florida Sportstalk, LLC to Hitmaker Music Group. LLC. The deal includes a time brokerage agreement prior to closing. The sale price is $260.000.

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