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September 2016

Latest Ratings    9-1-16
The August PPM ratings are in. Read them here.

Congratulations!      9-2-16
50th Annual CMA Awards Nominees have been announced. In the Broadcast Personality of the Year, large market category, WWKA-FM 92.3's   AJ Maguire and Ashley Stegbauer ("AJ and Ashley in the Morning") have been nominated. Also, WWKA-FM 92.3 has been nominated in the Large Market Station of the Year category. This year's show will be telecast Nov. 2nd on ABC TV.

Happy Birthday!        9-3-16
Celebrating birthdays this week; on Monday Bill Barber turns 65. Happy birthday Bill!

Hank FM Becomes "I Am Country"         9-7-16    
WDVH-FM 101.7 formerly "Hank FM" is now known as "I Am Country". WDVH-AM 980 has also been reborn as part of the "I Am Country" brand dropping the talk format. MARC Radio has also put the AM signal on a translator on 94.1 to cover the city of Gainesville. Conservative Talk host Ward Scott is heard in morning drive from 7AM-9AM, then Classic Country for the ret of the broadcast day.

The Price Is Right        9-8-16
Southern Stone Communications purchased translator W283CF 104.5, located in Ormond Beach. The price was just $10, the seller was Carl Tutera. Looks like WHOG-FM 95.7 will be relayed on this translator.

Happy Birthday!       9-9-16
WUCF-FM 89.9's Bob Kelley celebrates number 65 tomorrow, Sep 10. The brothers Harper at WMEL-AM 1060, John and Vernon blow out the candles on Sunday. Happy birthday to all of you!

Happy Birthday!        9-12-16
Former WRKT-AM 1300, WKPE-FM and WDVH-AM 980 Rick Morton celebrates tomorrow. Happy birthday Rick!

Congratulations!         9-16-16
WMFE-FM 90.7 President/General Manager LaFontaine E. Oliver has been elected to serve a three-year term on the National Public Radio Board of Directors.

Spreading Their Wings    9-22-16

Tony Zazza and Cheree Carter’s popular morning show, "Zazza Mornings with Cheree" heard weekdays on WAOA 107.1 FM, will air mornings on two additional Cumulus stations, WZNS-FM 96.5 FM in Fort Walton Beach and WABD-FM 97.5 in Mobile, Alabama.

Happy Anniversary!     
WWKA-FM 92.3's Bobby Mitchell celebrates 24 years there tomorrow. Congratulations Bobby!

Happy Birthday!        9-22-16
Paco Lopez mid-day personality at WOCL-FM 105.9 celebrates on Friday. 

Presidential Debate   9-25-16

Mark Logas
will be hosting “Decision 2016: The Pre-Presidential Debate Show” on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM  Monday between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The phone lines will be open. WFLF will carry the Presidential Debate LIVE between 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Left To Right Before Election Day      9-25-16
Wednesday night, September 28, join WNDB-AM 1150/93.5-FM's Marc Bernier, Paul Begala of CNN and Tucker Carlson of the Fox News Channel at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach for an incredible discussion and preview to the general election in November!  The event will take place in the Capt Willie Miller building on the campus of ERAU, 600 Clyde Morris Blvd in the center of campus. Parking and admission is free. Doors open at 6PM.

Musical Chairs At 2 Cox Stations      9-27-16
Cox Media Group is shuffling the on-air lineup at Country “K92.3” WWKA-FM 92.3 and Rhythmic CHR “Power 95.3” WPYO-FM 95.3 as Obie Diaz slides from mornings at WPYO to WWKA. Diaz makes the rare move from “Orlando’s Only Hip-Hop Morning Show” to Country after sixteen years in mornings at WPYO. He will join Ashley Stegbauer at WWKA starting Monday, October 10. To coincide with that move, current morning host AJ Maguire will slide to afternoons. The afternoon slot has been vacant since JR Jaus departed for mornings at sister “Y100” KCYY San Antonio in March. At WPYO, Marc ‘DJ Nailz’ Dixon rejoins the station to join incumbents Lil Shawn and Estee in mornings. Dixon started his career at WPYO as an intern and eventually moved up to hosting nights. He has spent the past two years co hosting nights at sister Urban WEDR-FM 99.1,  Miami. Effective October 10th, the veteran broadcaster will co-host mornings alongside Ashley Stegbauer. Diaz has more than 16 years of morning radio experience, starting at Cox Media Group in Orlando in 1999 at sister station WPYO-FM Power 95.3. With the addition of Diaz to mornings, current morning co-host AJ Maguire will transition to Afternoon Drive on K92.3.

Latest Ratings    9-28-16
The September PPM ratings are in. Read them here.

New Ops Manager In Town       9-30-16   
Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Mike Vincent as Operations Manager for its four-station group in Melbourne. Vincent will also serve the cluster as Program Director of  Top40 WAOA 107.1 FM.  Other stations in the cluster include: NashFM Country WHKR-FM 102.7, CBS Sports Radio WLZR-AM 1560  and Classic Rock WROK-FM 95.9.


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