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November 2015

WWRZ To Add Translator   11-2-15
Hall Communications plans to simulcast WWRZ-FM 98.3 after filing to purchase a Lakeland based translator at 107.1 from  the University of Northwestern-St. Paul for $60,000.

Happy Birthday!   11-3-15
Central Florida Radio fixture Kevin Baldinger celebrates a birthday on Wednesday.

WQBQ Returns      11-4-15
WQBQ-AM 1410 has returned to Leesburg. James Floyd, formerly of WLBE-AM 790 has taken the reigns as General Manager.

Bisson Is Back      11-4-15
Ron Bisson central Florida Radio veteran has returned to the local airwaves. "Bisson In The Morning" has joined the line-up at WLBE-AM 790 in Leesburg from 7AM-9AM, Mon-Fri.

Happy Birthday!     11-7-15
Former talk host at WDBO-AM 580 and WKIS-AM 740, Pat Flannagan celebrates tomorrow. Happy Birthday Pat!

Marc Bernier's Town Hall     11-8-15      
Tuesday night former CIA Operative Valerie Plame sits down for a one on one interview about national security and her story with Daytona Beach’s WNDB 93.5/1150 PM drive talk host Marc Bernier  before a live audience in The President’s Speaker Series at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 and the event starts at 7. 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.

Logas Anchoring GOP Debate Night Shows   11-9-15 
Mark Logas
will be anchoring two debate night shows Tuesday evening on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM. The first show will air between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and the second show will air between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The phone lines will be open for listeners to weigh in with their opinions about the debates and what they believe their favorite candidate needs to do in order to win the road to the White House. Phyllis Schlafly and Governor George Allen will join Mark live during the 6 o'clock show and Congressman Dan Webster and Bishop E.W. Jackson will join Mark live during the 8 o'clock show. In addition, Bud Hedinger and Michael Yaffee will have live cut-ins from the Debate Viewing Party at Doc's Streetside Grille.

On The Move     11-10-15         
DJ Mo Radio, "The Hypest Jams Of The 80's, 90's, & Beyond!" is moving to Fridays, 5PM-7PM on WPRK-FM 91.5. The relaunch happens Friday, November 13th, 2015. Listen live: 91.5FM WPRK, www.wprk.org, or the TuneIn app. Previous episodes are available at: DJ Mo Radio.

Sutton Camping Out     11-10-15
Since Oct 26, Kevin Sutton of WYGM-AM 740/FM 96.9  "The Game", has been camping outside a Best Buy in Orlando to raise awareness on homelessness. While raising awareness of homelessness, Sutton also wants to break the world record for the longest camp out. The last record was set by two California women who camped out for 22 days. He's also collecting toys and gifts that will be given to children during the holiday season.

Happy Birthday!      11-11-15
Former "Zeta 7", WORJ-FM 107.7 morning guy, Thom Robinson, will blow out  61 candles tomorrow. Happy Birthday Thom!

It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas   11-11-15
WLRQ-FM 99.3 has begun to play all Christmas/Holiday music. 

Rich Eisen Show Debuts     11-16-15 
WHOO-AM 1080 has debuted "The Rich Eisen Show". Eisen is a veteran Sports/Talker. The show is produced by Direct TV and syndicated by FOX Sports Radio.

Happy Birthday!   11-17-11
Celebrating birthdays on Thursday are Oddo formerly of the Philips Phile and BS Show, and Paul B. Walker, Jr.. Happy Birthday gentlemen!

Movin' On Up     11-19-15
WXJZ-FM 100.9 has moved John Tesh's “Intelligence For Your Life” to mornings from 6AM-11AM. They had been airing the program in afternoon drive. Elise Rossi moves into the 11AM-3PM.

Tony Zazza Helps Families In Need     11-20-15
WAOA-FM 107.1 morning show co-host Tony Zazza, founder and President for The Zazza Community Foundation, has teamed up with the station, Elite Airways and Orlando/Melbourne International Airport to launch Jingle Jet 2015 to the North Pole, Monday, December 14th. Jingle Jet aims to help local families who have been met with undue hardships throughout the year. The families will board an Elite Airways CRJ aircraft, with non-stop service to Santa's North Pole. After a quick flight around the skies of the Space Coast, Jingle Jet will return to the airport where upon arrival, the families will enter a designated area that has been transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painters, snowmen, balloon artists and more. Each family will also be presented with their own Christmas tree, gifts and holiday trimmings. Zazza first created and produced the project in Dallas, for a number of years and his goal was to have it take flight again upon his arrival in the Space Coast.

James "Country Jim" Passes     11-21-15
Thanks to Marc Tyll for letting us know the former owner of WMOP-AM 900 and WFUZ-FM 93.7, "Country Jim Kirk" died on Wednesday. He was 88.
Visitation will be held at Hiers Baxley Funeral Home in Ocala from 4-6 pm Sunday November 22, 2015. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Ocala at 2 pm Monday November 23, 2015 with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Ocala Camp Kiwanis Foundation, PO Box 682, Ocala, FL 34478 or the Jim Kirk Professorship in Communications via the FSU Foundation (fund FO1727) 2010 Levy Avenue Building B, Suite 300, Tallahassee, FL 32310. In Memory

Happy Birthday!        11-24-15
The Dean of Central Florida Talk Hosts, Jim Philips celebrates number 68 tomorrow. "Tuddle" (Patrick Fowler) turns 36 on Thursday. Happy birthday to you both.

More Christmas Music       11-26-15
Joining  Melbourne's WLRQ-FM 99.3, Daytona Beach's WLOV-FM 99.5 and Orlando's WMGF-FM 107.7 have gone all Holiday/Christmas music.
11-28-15  WPOZ-FM 88.3 has joined the Christmas/ Holiday bandwagon.

Latest Orlando PPM Ratings      11-26-15
Nielsen has released the Nov PPM ratings. Read them here.

Happy Birthday!      11-29-15  
WXXL-FM 106.7's "Johnny's House with Laura and Brian" host, Johnny Magic celebrates today. On Monday, WNDB-AM 1150/ 93.5 FM's Marc Bernier blows out the candles. 

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