Where Are They Now?

AJ Maguire    10-6-23
Former WWKA-FM 92.3 morning host AJ Maguire has left his latest gig in Las Vegas after four years. Apparently he is headed back to Florida on a “jobless leap of faith”. AJ left WWKA in 2019 and landed on KSNE-FM “Sunny 106.5” doing mornings with Joanna Baumann
Jason Bailey aka Buckethead    3-10-23
Audacy has announced a new afternoon show on 98 Rock (KRXQ-FM) in Sacramento, California. “The Bailey Show” (The BS), starring Jason Bailey alongside co-host NickyD and executive producer Josh Nelson, will air weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT beginning March 13. The Bailey Show’ is full of real conversations, compelling guests and fun content, and we’re excited to introduce Jason, NickyD and Nelson to our 98 Rock audience,” said Stacey Kauffman, Regional President, Audacy Sacramento. “We trust this trio will quickly become a daily habit for listeners’ weekdays.”“ It doesn’t get any better than this opportunity,” said Bailey. “I’m so thankful that Audacy has put me and my team in such a great position to win. Great city, great management, great people…it’s just a great spot to be in and all so positive and forward thinking. I’d like to thank some awesome people that made this all possible…Stacey Kauffman, Aaron Roberts, Dave Richards, Vince Richards and of course my hand-picked team of NickyD and Josh Nelson.” Bailey is a radio veteran having been in the business since 1995 covering numerous formats including top 40, rock, hot talk and sports. With successful shows in Orlando (WXXL-FM 106.7, WTKS-FM 104.1 and WJRR-FM 101.1) Sirius XM, Tampa and Atlanta, Bailey launched a successful podcast version of “The Bailey Show.”
LaFontaine Oliver    10-10-22
Who was
President & General Manager at WMFE-FM 90.7/WMFV-FM 89.5 from 2013 to 2019, will soon become the next CEO of New York Public Radio. Oliver, outgoing chair of NPR’s Board of Directors and president and CEO of Your Public Radio (WYPR) in Baltimore, will take the helm of NYPR in January, giving him oversight of WNYC, WQXR, Gothamist, WNYC Studios, the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio, according to a press release.
Casey Bartholomew      8-15-22
Former WDBO-AM 580 afternoon drive personality Casey Bartholomew (with  Scott Hasick) is the new 9AM-11AM host at WBAP-AM in Dallas.
Melony Torres     8-16-20
Melony Torres
former Music Director/On Air Personality at 102 jamz (WJHM-FM 101.9) who moved on to WPLJ-FM 95.5 in New York City in 2016,  has joined SiriusXM/Pandora as Director of Pop Programming at Pandora. WPLJ was sold in February of 2019 and the format was changed to Contemporary Christian.
Bill Gardner      1-12-20
"In late 1979, Robert Rounsaville and Tom West contacted me while I worked at CFTR Toronto, asking me to come to Orlando and lead a turn around at BJ105.  Rounsaville and West were aware of me, not just from past radio successes, but also since my brother Al Gardner had begun his radio career there. "...BJ105 was trending down at the time, and had recently slipped to fifth place overall or so in the Orlando radio ratings.  I came aboard as Program Director and Morning Drive on-air in January 1980, and soon after, in our first ratings, BJ105 not only returned to number one, but enjoyed their biggest ratings ever!  I remember my morning show had a 16.1 share 12+, ....never equaled before or since. "...I'm thankful for some excellent staff already on hand as I arrived, including my brother Al Gardner, (known as Lee Simpson in the BJ105 newsroom);  afternoon drive man former Program Director and all around great dude I'm still in touch with... Bill Barber; midday guy Dave Edwards; Terry Long doing nights, and weekender "Broadway Joe" Hirsch
Today, Bill is a full time Airline Captain. Check Bill out at http://billgardnerontheradio.com/home
Elaina    1-12-20
Cumulus Media's Westwood One announces a new syndicated radio show, "Nights with Elaina", hosted by award-winning radio and podcast host Elaina Smith, launching on February 3, 2020. Nights with Elaina will be a fast-paced escape from the craziness of the day, a place to laugh, get real and have fun, listener interaction, and, most importantly, listen to great music alongside the biggest names in Country music. Elaina worked with Timmy Vee at WAOA-FM 107.1 in 2013.
Mike Moore Now In Atlanta     10-8-19
Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Mike Moore as Program Director of Country radio station WKHX-FM Kicks 101.5 in Atlanta. Mike was Program Director at WWKA-FM 92.3 from 1995-1999. 
Paco Lopez PD In Las Vegas    9-8-19
Paco Lopez has been promoted to the position of Program Director at Beasley Media Group’s Jammin’ 105.7/KOAS-FM in Las Vegas. In his new role, Lopez, who originally joined the station in June 2019, will also continue to serve as the afternoon drive personality on the station. The radio veteran has held programming, music director and on-air duties for nearly four decades. Prior to joining Beasley Media Group in Las Vegas, he served as the midday personality for nearly six years at WOCL-FM 105.9 'Sunny FM", WNUE-FM 98.1, WJHM-FM 101.9 "102 Jamz" and WPYO-FM 95.3 in Orlando.
Brody (Nate Halegua)       5-7-19
Brody who worked at WXXL-FM 106.7 in 2010-2011, has joined former morning WXXL co-host Laura Diaz, who is over in Tampa doing mornings. 
Richard_Allan.jpg (27647 bytes)Richard Allan      12-17-18
Early 80's on-air talent at Rock100DIZ (WDIZ-FM 100.3) and Y106FM (WHLY-FM 106.7) Orlando, and producer for Bach Entertainment at Full Sail Recorders, moved to TN in the early 90's as proprietor of Home Sweet Loans in Nashville and in 2013 returned to Central Florida as proprietor of the online store BetterSunshine.com 
Erica Lee Checks In          10-1-18
It was great to hear from Erica Lee, the 19 year morning co-host with Scott McKenzie at WOMX-FM 105.1. Ms. Lee can be heard on her Podcasts at Erica Lee's Podcasts
Melissa Moore     8-13-18
“K92” WWKA -FM 92.3 personality, Melissa Moore is moving from middays on KYGO-FM 98.5 to the afternoon position on KOSI-FM 101.1 
on Tuesday, September 4. Both stations are in Denver.
Jayde Donovan    4-11-18
Westwood One, announces the launch of Jayde, an exciting new syndicated radio show starring popular WPLJ-FM NY Westwood One Backstage, and television personality Jayde Donovan. Jayde is launching April 14, 2018 on more than 50 radio stations, including stations in New York, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. The show is a mix of interviews with celebrity moms, real life stories that inspire, and great music, all creating the perfect cocktail for a young, fresh, and inspired female-driven radio show. The guys will love it, too, because there’s a little something for everyone with Jayde. Jayde Donovan is the co-host of Todd & Jayde in the Morning on New York’s WPLJ-FM 95.5  and also serves as a syndicated red carpet host for Westwood One’s signature entertainment events. Prior to coming to New York, Jayde was the host of Hot Mornings with Jayde on Cox Media’s WPOI-FM 101.5 in Tampa, where she also hosted segments for WTVT Fox 13, Tampa Bay and WOFL Fox 35 in Orlando. She was also co-host of "Johnny & Jayde in the Morning" in Orlando on WXXL-FM 106.7. While in Orlando, she wrote for Orlando Style magazine and was featured on the cover of Orlando Style, Orlando Magazine, and Think Healthy magazine. She was also voted a “Woman to Watch” by Orlando Women’s Newspaper. Jayde previously worked as a correspondent with Billy Bush on Access Hollywood, a fill-in co-host on LIVE With Regis & Kelly, and a co-host on the Bravo show Love Calling with Donny Duetsch. Jayde lives in Manhattan with Bryce, her boyfriend of 9 years, their 5-year old daughter Stella, and her 10 year-old stepson Gavyn.
Jill Strada      2-24-18
Jill Strada who worked at WJHM-FM 101.9 and WPYO-FM 95.3, has been named Director of Operations for the Miami cluster for Cox Media Group.

Len Weiner      2-24-18
Len Weiner former Vice President of Programming for Genesis Communications I sports stations WIXC-AM 1060, WHOO-AM 1080 and WAMT-AM 1190, has become Program Director at WAXY-AM 790 "The Ticket" in Miami and now "Sportsradio" WQAM-AM 560.

Ed Tyll    2-14-18
Ed Tyll formerly at WTKS-FM 104.1, has joined WXDE-FM 1059 in Delaware. Ed is also CEO and host at the Starcom Radio Network.
Jordan    12-31-17
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 Program Director/Afternoon Drive host Jordan (John Desocio) has been elevated to weekday morning host at Top 40 KSLZ-FM 107.7. 
"Crash on the Radio" (Russell Smith) has left WHOG-FM 95.7 after 4 years. He was doing mornings with Stephanie and has taken the morning drive slot at WXTB-FM 97.9 in Tampa.
Brody (Nate Hale  gua)
former afternoon host at WXXL-FM 106.7 until 2011, then left for WFLZ-FM 93.3 in Tampa has been let go by iHeart Media.
Launa Phillips former WJRR-FM 101.1 personality, who became Music Director at Tampa's WFUS-FM 103.5 since 2009,  has been let go by iHeart Media. 
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 Program Director, Tommy Chuck has been named Program Director for WASH-FM 97.1, Washington's Variety of the 80's, 90's and Today.
Alpha Media, San Antonio names James Steele as Program Director of KTFM-HD2 (103.3 The APP). James worked in Orlando at WJHM-FM 101.9, (101.9 AMP Radio) in 2014-2015.
Billy Brown formerly of WOCL-FM 105.9 and WMMO-FM 98.9 is now in Charleston, West Virginia,  at WKWS-FM 96.1,  where he has taken the role of Program Director/afternoons. 
Long time CFL Radio personality,  Wolf Bowers has taken over morning show duties at the same station as Billy Brown. (WKWS-FM 96.1)
Lu Valentino
,  has been named Music Director for KOAI-FM 95.1in Phoenix, Arizona. 
Ken Payne, longtime WMGF-FM 07.7 programmer has joined iHeartMedia West Palm Beach adult contemporary station WOLL-FM 105.5 known as "KOOL 105.5",  as assistant program director. Senior vice president of programming Rad Messick notes, "My first experience with Ken came during his tenure at iHeartMedia [Orlando adult contemporary ] 'Magic 107.7.' His stations have always been ratings winners, known for fun and timely content from strong personalities along with outstanding social interaction. We are ecstatic to welcome Ken and his wealth of Florida experience to 'Team KOOL.'" 
Tony Banks former WAOA-FM 107.1 Program Director, has been named iHeartMedia Director of Talent Development for the Central Division, effective immediately. iHM's Central Division encompasses more than 300 station brands spanning 52 markets from Houston to Dallas to Minneapolis. Banks will be responsible for discovering and recruiting new air talent as well as coaching, training and mentoring existing talent within the Central Division.
Terry Rensel, former Program Director at WUCF-FM 9.9,  has been named General Manager at Public Radio, KBBI-AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. Terry served as Program Director since 2007.
Soul brother Kevin former WTKS-FM 104.1 personality, is now Co-Host of "Drew Garabo Live" and Host of "The Brewing Show" on WHPT-FM 102.5 "The Bone" in Tampa.
Rad Messick former Program Director at WDIZ-FM 100.9 has been named Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia West Palm Beach region . 
John Boyle, former Program Director at Cumulus owned WSJZ-FM 95.9, has been named operations Manager/Program Director at Cumulus Media’s New Orleans station group to lead the operations and programming at WRKN “NASH FM 92.3” and alternative WZRH “106.1 The Underground.”
Melony Torres former Music Director/On Air Personality at 102 jamz (WJHM-FM 101.9) will take the reigns as Music Director and 11PM-3AM host at 95.5 WPLJ New York City. 
JR Schumann has been selected to oversee Country programming for SiriusXM. His prior Country radio stops include Program Director/Music Director/Afternoons at WWKA-FM 92.3 from 2012-2014. 
Ken Payne, who spent 14 years at WMGF-FM 107.7 as Program Director/afternoon host and was let go in 2013 and went on to WMJX-FM 102.7 in Miami has "parted ways" just shy of 2 years, there.
James Steele will be taking over nights at Alpha Media's Biloxi/Gulfport’s WXYK-FM 107.1. James last worked in Orlando at WJHM-FM 101.9 and was let go in July.

From Allan Brady
I left PBS television in Raleigh-Durham after 14 years, hosting the entire My Music series produced by T.J. Lubinsky. UNC-TV is the PBS network from Virginia Beach all the way down to Myrtle Beach and the entire state of North Carolina. "...I have been doing free lance voice-over production and commercials for the last year."
Brian Thomas
will move from Program Director at Cumulus owned Country WNSH-FM 94.7 in New York to Program Director at sister Classic Hits WLS-FM 94.7 in Chicago, effective AUGUST 1st.
Rick Morton 
Formerly WRKT and WKPE-FM (1966 - 1972), I left radio in 1972 to move to California and a cosmetics company job in audio visual. That led to video for many years which led to my leaving the company and starting ImagiMedia in 1984 which I’ve had every since; the last 16 years with my son, Chris. We produce corporate video for marketing, sales and promotion and some commercials here in Los Angeles. Can’t imagine retiring any time soon.

Kevin Gardener
Kevin, the former Program Director at WCFB-FM 94.5 left Florida in 2013 to become Program Director at Dallas' urban adult contemporary KRNB in Dallas has left Dallas and is looking for his next

Michelle Shockley dropped us a note to update us.
"Just wanted to let you know that after my short stint on the WNDB morning show, I moved internally. I've been hosting the overnight shift on WHOG 95.7 "The Hog" since November 2014. You'll find me weekday afternoons working behind the scenes in a production studio. I also do some weekend and fill in work on WLOV 99.5 "Love FM" as Shelley Shockley.Of course I'm often working with Southern Stone Events and promotion departments. As with most radio peeps, I'm available to do freelance Voiceover and MC work."
Ed Tyll
Named CEO of Starcom
The national network of 26 low-power AM and FM radio stations announces talk radio pro Ed Tyll is named CEO of the company. Starcom Radio Network operates signals from Marshland, Oregon to Mooers, New York, sports the brand, “Broadcast Real Characters,” and describes itself as “low power, high impact." Tyll adds, “Starcom disrupts ‘static quo’ radio in dozens of great American towns. We entertain our communities with real characters who talk about the news and enjoy a good laugh.”  Tyll’s program on the network airs live at 12:00 noon ET. Shows currently airing on the network include: Rob McConnell’s “XZone Live,”  DJ Bruce Wayne, Don Lavasseur, Laurie Zoock, and Ryan McCormick.  In addition to its AM and FM network, it streams on StarcomRadioNetwork.com, EdTyllShow.com, TuneIn, Stitcher and other digital outlets.  Tyll says he is currently seeking new hosts and radio stations for Starcom Radio Network.
3-20-15  Terry Wood
"I was on air at WHOO(-AM 990) Orlando from 1960 to 1962 and WLOF(-AM 950) from1962 -1963. The WHOO gig was my first and I was still in high school at Wm. R. Boone. In the last semester of my senior year I was doing 6PM to midnight Sunday through Friday (I negotiated Saturday off so I could have a date or two). John Rutledge was the GM there then and in 1961 he promoted me to Production Director. I left in 1962 and went across the street to do afternoons at WLOF (the PD at the time and I just agreed to disagree). From there on to Tampa and then Chicago. I spent 13 years working for Group One Broadcasting in Ohio in Akron and Dayton as a PD, moved to Pittsburgh and then Cincinnati and finally became a GM in Memphis and then Detroit with Viacom. I have since retired to Memphis after my final VP/MM posting with CBS in Memphis.  They sold the properties and I retired."
3-20-15   Jeff Cruz
 has been named Program Director at Olivet Nazarene Contemporary Christian WONU-FM 89.7 in Chicago, effective April 1. He will be based in Indianapolis. Jeff worked at WPOZ-FM 88.3 as Assistant Program Director/Music Director.
3-4-15   Larry McKay   
Horizon Broadcasting welcomes Larry McKay as its new Program Director and morning host at WHLG-FM 101.3 ("Coast 101.3 FM") in Port St. Lucie. McKay was Program Director and afternoon host at WAOA-FM 107.1 ("A1A") in Melbourne. 

Tommy Chuck who worked at  WXXL-FM 106.7 and WBVD-FM 95.1 has been named Program Director/Digital Director at WIHT "Hot 99.5" and WPOC “Baltimore’s Country Station” in Washington DC.
1-4-15  From Dave Matthews   
Connie Willis of K92 fame; "... I heard her filling in for George (Noory) on Coast to Coast AM. She says it a dream gig be able to host Coast to Coast.
12-9-14  Jayde Donovan
Jayde Donovan has s left the morning show at WPOI-FM 101.5 (Hot 101.5) in Tampa after three years. Her new gig will be taking her to a larger market, as yet undisclosed. Jayde co-hosted ''Johnny & Jayde in the Morning'' on WXXL-FM 106.7 from 2007-2011.
12-6-14  Jason Bailey
Jason Bailey, or as we knew him "Buckethead" from WTKS-FM 104.1, WJRR-FM 101.1 and WXXL-FM 106.7, will join Atlanta's "Rock 100.5" WNNX-FM 100.5 morning show team on Dec. 15.
10-20-14  Brent Alberts
Brent has been named host of the 30 year old weekend program, "All Request Saturday Night" on Lansing Michigan's WMMQ-FM 94.9. He succeeds Larry Allen, the creator of the show and host for the last three decades, who died last December.
10-6-14   Doc Holliday
"Back in January along with my producer Samantha Brown, we built an online radio station right here in Saint Cloud, FL.  It is The Phoenix Rising Radio Network.  Our flagship show is my show, "The Doc Show Coast 2 Coast, " which airs Monday - Friday 6-9PM EST.  We also air "Freestyle Friday Nights" every Friday night for those who like dance music.  On Saturdays you can find me with a live show from 6-10PM EST "This Seventies Show."  I play 70's Hits, Rock and Disco.  Following that show, we air "Steve-O's Funky Disco Show" hosted by Steve Palser from 10 - Midnight.  Then on Sunday's, we run Country.  Starting at 8AM until 12 Noon, my producer, Samantha Brown aka "Bam Bam Sam" hosts "Country in The Cloud."  Following her at noon, we air a podcast "Tales of the South", and then continue a country stream until 6PM EST.  When we are not airing our shows or special programming, we have a 24/7 stream of the hits from the 80's through 00's.  We are always looking for new talents and programming.  We want to be the "One Stop Shop" for everyone's listening needs. We can be heard via the web of course, but we are available on apps as well.  We stream through Radio Loyalty, which allows our listeners to earn points as they listen for prizes, Mixlr, our website, and wait for it....wait for it... TuneIn!  Being on TuneIn is our biggest accomplishment as far as streaming.  We are really excited about it.  All of this can be captured on our website: www.docshowcoast2coast.com. You can also check out our FB page at Doc Holliday's Phoenix Rising Radio Network and we are on Twitter as well @Doccoast2coast.
9-19-14   Darrell Hammond  
Comedian Darrell Hammond with connections in Central Florida Radio at  WCAT-FM 106.7, WBJW-FM 105.1 and 
WTAI-FM 107.1 has been named to replace Don Pardo as the announcer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live". Darrell served longer than any other performer in the history of the NBC broadcast, working in the cast of SNL from 1995 until 2009. 
3-20-14  Alan Edwards  
"...after 30 years in Orlando I just relocated to Tucson, AZ where I plan to continue my retirement. After a long career including Orlando's, CK101, Z102, Metro Networks and Clear Channel,  I'm now enjoying a dry heat. Orlando will always be near and dear to me and I'd love to keep in touch with all my Central Florida friends. 
3-14-14  Stick On The Radio      
Stick On The Radio (Sam Day) is on the move. The former WXXL-FM 106.7 Music Director/Afternoon host is moving to Los Angeles in April. His last stop was at WNOU-FM 100.9 in Indianapolis as Music Director/Afternoons. Stick has also been in San Antonio, Columbus Ohio, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
2-22-14 "Slats" (Tim Guinane)       
"Just wanted to let ya know that I've been back in Cleveland since 10/11 doing mornings on WNCX(FM 98.5). Yup, with CBS again too. Re-upped last year, signed a multi-year deal so got lucky...bought a house (again) so will be here awhile..." 
2-6-14  Al Fiala     
Al worked at WJHM-FM 101.9  for 11 years, from 1988-1999. He was the Research Director, Assistant Music Director, Interim Program Director and then Music Director. From 2000 to 2013 Al was the Sr. Marketing Strategist then Advertising Research Manager at the Orlando Sentinel. In February of 2013 Al moved to WOFL-TV 35 as the Research Director.
12-23-13  Sheila Nardone now Sheila Hunter 
Sheila was a news anchor at WWNZ-AM 740. "I retired from radio in 2007, from KSL(-AM 1160) News Radio (a) CBS news affiliate in S(alt) L(ake) C(ity). I am now a biochemist living in Ogden Utah." 

12-23-13    Ken Charles
Program Director at WWNZ-AM 740 from 1988-1999, has been named Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel's Sacramento cluster.

10-6-13  Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore, former morning co-host on WWKA-FM 92.3, who left Orlando in 2007 for Nashville, will be heading to Colorado to her new gig. She'll join KYGO-FM 98.5 for middays.
9-21-13 Adam Chappelle who left WNDB-AM 1150 and WLOV-FM 99.5 in November of 2012 for Black Crow Media's Valdosta, GA cluster as News Director and Program Director has left the station. You can reach Adam at  adamchappelle@hotmail.com.

9-13-13 Stick on the Radio (Sam Day) former Afternoon/Night/Assistant Music Director at WXXL-FM 106.7, has been promoted to assistant Program Director/Music Director/night host at WKQI-FM 95.5 in Detroit.

9-9-13 Mike Murillo
Congratulations to Mike as he joins WTOP-FM 103.5 in Washington, D.C. as full time anchor and reporter.

8-1-13 Kevin Gardener
Kevin, the former Program Director at 'Star 94.5', WCFB-FM 94.5  has been named Program Director at Dallas' urban adult contemporary KRNB
 in Dallas.

7-24-13 Mark Lavin 
After leaving WWKA-FM 92.3 after nine years, Mark, aka "Skid" has left "The Boxer Show" at Washington, D.C.'s WMZQ, where he was morning co-host and Executive Producer.

5-22-13 Mark Logas
 Since becoming a professor of political science over 10 years ago, Mark is often asked questions regarding current events and the Constitution. Mark was back on Central Florida radio this past Saturday afternoon on WFLA-AM 540/104.5 FM. "On The Mark with Mark Logas" aired between 5PM-6PM. Valencia College is committed to being involved in the community and for its professors to share their expertise. For almost a decade, WFLA has welcomed Valencia students into their studios, even providing them with internship opportunities. 
5-13-13 Shannon Burke
Besides hosting his own mid-day show on RadioIO,  Shannon is  "...now co-hosting "The Bubba the Love Sponge Show" out of Tampa.  Syndicated in 4 markets and growing."
4-30-13 Spider Wilson
Also known as BJ Barry from WOKB-AM 1600 checks in and let's us know "... I am now in Berlin, doing of course what I do - Radio" 

3-6-13 Brody (Nate Halegua)  
who worked at both WXXL-FM 106.7 and WJHM-FM 101.9 will join KUPL-FM 98.7 in Portland beginning March 20, 2013.

3-6-13 Brent Alberts  
who has deep Central Florida Radio roots has recently been named Program Director/afternoon host at  WXKR-FM 94.5  and Program Director at WXKR-HD2 in Toledo, Ohio.

2-16-13 Jill Strada  
former Program Director at WPYO-FM 9.31 has been named Assistant Program Director/Digital Brand Manager at Hot 96.9 WBQT-FM 96.9 in Boston.

12-31-12  Slammin' Sammy Suarez
Former WAOA-FM 107.1 Program Director,  has accepted the position of Program Director /Afternoon Drive slot at WMXZ-FM 95.9 in Charleston, SC.

12-28-12  Stacy Knerler
who was with Black Crow Media as Vice President/Market Manager from 1995 until this past June (over 17 years) is now with Cumulus in Atlanta. She is the General Sales Manager for WNNX-FM 100.5 "Rock 100.5" and Tampa's WHPT-FM 102.5 "The Bone".

11-14-12   Dave Bethune aka Super Dave Logan
 former WDAT-AM 1380 personality checks in and let's us know where he is now. "...After working in the Daytona Beach area for almost 10 years, most of it with WDAT/WELE 1380AM… I moved to Ft. Myers and worked for 20 years as Super Dave Logan for Cat Country 107.1, now owned by Clear Channel. During my time there I was the Promotions Manager, Assistant Program Director and did several air shifts including middays and afternoons. I was laid off in 2011, rehired by Clear Channel in Panama City, but left there because I missed my Southwest Florida home. Recently I have started working part time with a friend in putting an online station together and am working full time in the health care industry. Anyone that would like to talk about the “old days” of radio in Daytona can reach me at SuperDaveLogan@aol.com.

Kevin Geddings,
 formerly of WROD-AM 1340/FM 104.7 has purchased the silent WSOS-AM 1170 in St. Augustine. Kevin's GLK Consultants LLC is the buyer and Norsan Consulting and Management, Inc. is the seller. The sales price was $75,000.

Downtown Billy Brown,
formerly the morning man at WOCL-FM 105.9, is now the morning host, Program Director and Operations Manager at  WZZS-FM 106.9 in  Zolfo Springs, FL
5-10-12  Brian Thomas,
who programmed WVRI-FM 101.1, WBJW-FM 105.1, WOMX-FM 105.1 and oversaw the launch and on-air presentation
of WOCL-FM 105.9, is moving to Tampa as Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio on June 4.  Brian will be working with another Central Florida alumni, Ben Hill who is the Market Manager for CBS in Tampa. 

Drew Garabo,
is adding to his work schedule over in Tampa. Drew will be joining WHPT-FM 102.5 as mid- morning host from 10AM-Noon as "The Bone" goes to hot talk on Mon. Apr 23. Drew will continue his morning show on WSUN-FM 97.1.

Paul Duckworth, former WDBO-AM 580 Program Director,  has come out of retirement to program KVI-AM/KOMO-FM in Seattle.

John Summers has moved from Dial Global's Oldies Plus Channel to the afternoon drive on slot on KLUV-FM 98.7.

Neal Mirsky 
Neal has joined EvansRadio in Palm Springs, California. He will manage the Affiliate Relations Division. Neal programmed 
WDIZ-FM 100.3  as well as WORJ-FM 107.7

12-28-11  Kevin Fennessy
I wanted you to know that I joined WYRE-FM (105.5) in St. Augustine back on November 2nd as an Account Executive. Four weeks later, due to a staffing emergency, I was pulled off the street to be a production technician, producing the morning show, midday show, and VT'ing 3-7PM in a contemporary presentation, and handling all the station production and live remote broadcasts. I'll be working in this capacity until February, when I'll be back on the street representing the station...but will probably continue to be on the air in afternoons.
12-27-11 Steve Biddle  
("Steve Craig" of '70s era WDBO, WKIS, BJ-105, WDIZ) is now hosting Morning Edition on WFDD-FM 88.5, the Public Radio station at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Divorced from Sandie Corbin-Biddle ("Mrs. Roger Holler" from the old Orlando radio commercials, WKIS production director, Chapman & Costello Creative Director) a few years ago after a 25-year marriage. I underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery in July... was married to the former Tammy Benz a year ago... like a lot of folks, had to pretty much start from scratch at the age of 57. Now, all is well... strength returned, peaceful, happy and still on the radio in the mornings. Sigh.
12-21-11   Lou Josephs,
 "Retired from IT 5 years ago. I have an incurable brain disease. called Fronto Temporal Dementia. I have the behavioral variant. Still have many years in front of me while they try to find a cure. Google it if you want to know more. Doing ok, fighting off the effects as best I can. Always like to hear from old friends, my email is loujosephs@gmail.com".  
In Memory

Jim "Biff" Burns;  
"I have been working at U.S. Department of Homeland Security in public affairs at the Customs and Border Protection division in Washington, D.C. for the last few years. My official title is public affairs officer..."
12-20-11  David Isreal,
former program director at WOMX-FM 105.1 and WOCL-FM 105.9, has left Cox Media. David had an illustrious career. His résumé includes stops at Jacksonville's WAPE, New York's WNSR, WFVY and WXXJ and finally as Director of Branding and Marketing at the Palm Beach Post. David told Tom Taylor at Radio-Info.com that he's "relocating to his farm in the mountains of North Carolina, and planning to “enjoy the holidays."
12-18-11 Gene Burns And Dining Around Have Found A New Home
Gene along with his producer of Dining Around has found a new home in San Francisco. Beginning in January Gene will do afternoons at KKGN-AM 910. Gene will also resume "Dining Around" on Saturdays on KKGN as well.  
In Memory
12-13-11 Mike Miller
Host of WDBO-AM 580's 
“Niteline” is now the Director of Business Development and Corporate Sales at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.
12-13-11 Jayde Donovan
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 morning co-host Jayde Donovan is returning to Florida. WPOI-FM 101.5, Tampa has announced Jayde has signed on for AM drive beginning in January. 
12-2-11  Gene Burns Let Go From KGO
Gene Burns along with four other talk show hosts were let go from KGO-AM 810, San Francisco on Tuesday. Gene joined KGO in 1994. From Gene's Dining Around website: "From Gene Burns to our audience; Needless to say we were stunned at the news of the cancellation of the Gene Burns Program and Dining Around.  We deeply appreciate the many good wishes we have received from listeners and sponsors alike. While at the moment personal replies are impossible, we do want you to know that there are great things to come for both programs.  Please watch this site for updates which we will provide as matters develop and follow Joel on twitter @joelriddell thank you for your loyalty.  Gene and Joel 
In Memory
12-9-11  Dennis Winslow
Dennis has announced his retirement after 5 years with Northern Broadcast Inc in Michigan. Dennis' plans include concentrating on his consulting business, Winslow Programming Strategies as well as other broadcast related business opportunities. Dennis is also a member of the Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame for his 20 years in the Atlanta.
12-5-11  Frank Reed
Frank Reed, a good friend of this website, has just celebrated, on Nov 28,  20 years at KTLY-FM 94.9 in Dallas. congratulations Frank!
11-23-11  Brenda Matthews
Long time Central Florida Radio voice, Brenda Matthews (Gardener) is now the mid-day host at Charlotte, North Carolina's "K104.7",  WKQC-FM 104.7.
11-17-11  Robin Walensky,
WDBO-AM 580 reporter now works for Mercury Arts Radio. She is anchor/reporter for television personality Glenn Beck's TheBlaze.com.
9-16-11   Mick Dolan
40 year radio veteran Mick Dolan was NOT an intellectual property included in the recent sale of WLOQ-FM 103.1. (I don't speak Spanish, me amigos).  Mick has previously been a part of radio stations in Kansas City, Louisville and in Orlando at WDIZ-FM 100.3 and WJRR-FM 101.1.  When not seeking permanent employment outside of broadcast radio,  Mick is Assistant Director of Operations at A7BN.com, an internet radio company that includes Rock100DIZ.com and SmoothJazz103LOQ.com; part time traffic reporter at NAVTEQ/traffic.com and is Secretary on the Board of Directors at non-profit Pledge4Patriots.com.
9-14-11 Bob Kelley
With the sale of WLOQ-FM 103.1, Bob Kelley, a twenty year veteran of the station, has found a new home at playing that smooth jazz on SmoothJazz103LOQ.com which is part of the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network in Orlando.
9-14-11  Kevin "Crash" Davis
Crash checks in and let's us know he's the featured "featured" out-of-work radio person this week in All Access "...I sadly left WIND-FM  in January (against my will) after more than 8 years there as PD.

Melissa Moore, former morning co-host on WWKA-FM 92.3, who left Orlando for KSTP-FM 94.5 in Minneapolis in 2007, will be leaving to move to Nashville. 
9-5-11   Kay (Barone) Stelling.
former Program Director/News Director at WKIS-AM 740 and Florida's Radio Network. She also became Regional Account Manager for Florida's Radio Network, an Account Manager for the Cox Radio Group, a Senior Account Executive at Cox Interactive Media. Kay developed the plan for InsideCentralFlorida.com that hosted all of the Orlando Cox radio stations and WFTV Channel 9. Kay then became General Sales Manager at WFLF-AM 540. Kay now owns and operates an advertising and marketing company called Genius! Advertising and Marketing.
7-21-11 Greg Lake
Luvern Katzman let's us know Greg Lake formerly of WELE-AM 1380 is now operating a voiceover service called Voxominous
7-19-11  Rad Messick
Former Program Director at  WDIZ-FM 100.3, has been chosen to program Citadel Media's "Classic Hits" format. Rad was most recently Senior VP at Broadcast Architecture. Messick was a contributor to the former Radio & Records and the Chicago Tribune. He also served on the Affiliate Advisory Board of ABC Rock Radio Networks.
7-10-11  Baldinger
Kevin Baldinger continues to do sports public address announcing, and has recently started doing work as a voice over artist for commercials and more. Baldinger also does news and sports for the Internet radio station WSUPFL.com. He also joins Doc on Friday evenings for a segment on News and Sports together.
7-10-11  Doc
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 and WWKA-FM 92.3 morning host Doc is hosting weekdays 6PM-9PM on Internet radio station WSUPFL.com. 
6-30-11  Jill Strada
former Program Director at WPYO-FM 95.3, is headed back to Florida. Jill will become Program Director at Miami's WPOW-FM 96.5 “Power 96.” Strada’s been in New York for the past three years.
6-12-11  Pete DeGraaff 
Pete was kind enough to drop us an email recently. From that email;
"It was a good run in Orlando...loved it...after Orlando in 2005, I went to the Treasure Coast in July 2005. I worked at a cluster in Vero Beach. Originally I was hired to be PD for WGNX & WTTB. 80's-formatted WGNX 99.7 became Adult Hits-99.7 JACK fm (WJKD) about a year after I started there. WTTB 1490 AM remains a News/Talk station. Somewhere around early 2007, they bumped me up to Ops Manager of the entire cluster...which also included Mainstream AC WGYL 93.7FM (The Breeze) & Adult Standards WOSN-FM 97.1 (The Ocean.) I was on air on WGNX before it became JACK, then I shifted over to WGYL for mid-days. Early 2010, they booted me out of there. Around early 2008,  I started doing part-time at CBS WEAT-FM Sunny 104.3 in West Palm. I wrapped up my time at Sunny 104.3 in August 2010, when I accepted the job as PD at Cox Media Group's WNGC-FM 106.1 (Country) in Athens, GA. This past January, they bumped me up to Ops Manager of the 3 stations in my building...my station and the 2 news-talk stations in the cluster WXKT-FM 103.7 & WGAU-AM 1340.  I wrapped up my time at Sunny 104.3 in August 2010, when I accepted the job as PD at Cox Media Group's WNGC-FM 106.1 (Country) in Athens, GA. This past January, they bumped me up to Ops Manager of the 3 stations in my building...my station and the 2 news-talk stations in the cluster WXKT-FM 103.7 & WGAU-AM 1340. 
1-6-11 Nate Graham, Staff Support, Christian Church in the Wildwood  
"I started in commercial radio at WWJB(-AM) 1450, Brooksville, Florida in 1978 where I had just returned from college radio in TN. At the end of Summer, Bob Penrod (then owner/manager) called me into his office and told me I was fired. That I should stay away from Radio as I was “No good!” Crushed I DID stay away for many years until I moved back in 1986 where I was contacted by Mickey Brayton at WTRS(-FM 102.3) and given a fulltime overnight gig. Fortunately for me Mickey didn’t remember me from '78 when we had briefly worked together. They liked my style and moved me to 6-11PM slot within 2 weeks. While I really enjoyed working there, my old friend Jack Webb (Shawn-o-matic, Shawn Scott) tempted me to move to overnights at WMMZ(-FM 93.7)  after a year of the Country format at WTRS(-FM 102.3) I was ready for CHR. I worked overnights at "Z-93.7" (WMMZ-FM 93.7) for about a year before being promoted to 7PM-11PM and later on, Middays. Eventually, moving into the office to work Music and since I was skilled in computers, the mailing list database. I was the Host of "The Z-93.7 Saturday Night Dance Party" at (broadcast from) Gabriel's, (located) inside the Holiday Inn at SR 40 & I-75. We were one of the first live broadcast of live DJ mixing. I held the gig for about 5 years before moving on."

Jay Waggoner checks in and tells us "...last August I accepted the director of engineering position for Entercom Communications in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania , I am no longer alone and am honored to have the best engineering and IT team ever assembled. I plan to stay.  In Memory
12-22-10 Steve Nikazy checks in. "I started my career in Central Florida and have many fond memories of my mentors Tim Jerrico and the late Bill Gephart." "My service record includes...WACY(-AM 1220) 1973-1975 (jock/"Steve Nick"), WDBO(-AM 580) 1975-1976 (jock/ "Steve Nick", WDBO TV (booth announcer), WZNG(-AM 1360), 1975-1977 (jock/"Lon Moore"). I went to WFIL News in Philly in '77 then had stints in Austin, TX., and Denver six years later.  I wound up at KYW Newsradio in 1990 and have been there ever since, working an an anchor.

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