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On The Move      3-25-17
WWKA-FM 92.3's Drew Bland director of programming and branding is headed to Seattle. He will become Program Director at Entercom Communications country “100.7 The Wolf”. Drew came to Orlando in 2014.

WDBO Wins A Gracie Award      3-24-17
WDBO-FM 96.5 and Cox Media Group-Orlando radio stations will be honored by the Alliance for Women in Media with a 2017 Gracie Award at a gala in Beverly Hills in June. 
A group award recognizing Estee from Power 95.3 (WPYO-FM 95.3), Ashley from K92.3, Monica May from Star 94.5, Denise Ryan from WMMO, Joe Kelley from News 96.5 WDBO (as host), and Laurel Lee from News 96.5 WDBO (as producer) for their roles during our round table-style coverage of the Pulse terror attack. Laurel Lee from News 96.5 WDBO also won an individual Gracie Award for her on-going work as producer of content on Orlando’s Morning News and in our round table programming during the Pulse terror attack coverage.

Feb PPM Ratings      3-23-17
Orlando February PPM ratings are in. see them here.

Happy Birthday!      3-22-17
On Thursday, WFIT-FM 89.5's Jeanne Kelly does the birthday dance and on Friday, a member of the Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame, Dennis Winslow will blow out the candles. Happy birthday to both of you!

Congratulations To Peter King    3-17-17
CBS radio news man Peter King is being honored by the Florida Associated Press with the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters’ LEGACY AWARD.  The organization cites King’s distinguished career and his service as a role model and his involvement with the AP Broadcasters’ college workshop and more for this award.  He will be honored at the awards ceremony in Orlando on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Happy Birthday!      3-17-17
Long time CFLRadio personality Ellis Feaster celebrates his 55th tomorrow. 

New Program Added To Sunday Night On WSBH      3-16-17
98.5 The Beach, WSBH-FM 98.5 is expanding it's weekend programming, adding "90's PLUS", a new show from the producer of Westwood One's "The Mike Harvey Show", Bryan James.  "90's PLUS" will air Sunday nights from 7PM-11PM and stay true to "The Mike Harvey Show" formula of a personality intensive-request style house party.

Timmy Vee And Cumulus Settle Lawsuit       3-14-17
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karla Spaulding has approved an agreement between David Vickery aka Timmy Vee, former personality at WAOA-FM 107.1 and Cumulus Broadcasting LLC. Vickery brought suit in February of 2016. Details of the settlement are not available.

Happy Birthday       3-10-17
To a good friend of this site, Don Gould who celebrates tomorrow Mar 11. 

New Vice President Of Sales     3-3-17
iHeartMedia Orlando has named Bill Reese as Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. Reese will be in charge of the sales efforts at stations including: WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM, WTKS-FM 104.1, WYGM-AM 740/96.9 FM, WJRR-FM 101.1, WLRQ-FM 99.3 and 
WXXL-FM 106.7

Tony Welch Passes      3-2-17
Former owner of WROD-AM 1340, Tony Welch (Anthony de Haro Welch), has passed away at the age of 81. Tony purchased the station in 1985 for $1.2 million. Welch sold the station in 1999.
In 1985 under Tony's guidance, WROD received the Silver Bell Award from the Ad Council for Outstanding Public Service Broadcasting. The station is the only one in the United States to receive the award that year. Welch accepted the award at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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