Mike Boguslawski Passes 3-16-19
Former Morning host and General Sales Manager at WAMT-AM
1060, Mike Boguslawski has
passed away in Bristol, Connecticut. In Memory
The Deal Is Done
Susan Hall has sold WLOV-FM 99.5 for $650,000 to
Southern Stone Communications. Paul Stone had a Local Marketing Agreement since
Ferris Waller (Walco Enterprises) is purchasing
Lakeland radio station WWAB-AM
1330 in Lakeland. The sale price is $130,000 for the station that currently
plays Gospel and R & B. Waller currently owns WHNR-AM
1360 and WKFL-AM 1170.
Celebrating today is a good friend of this site; Don
WQMP Looking For Talent
Entercom Orlando seeks an On-Air Program Director for its Alternative format WQMP-FM
101.9 "FM 101.9". The On-Air Program Director will be
the solo talent for mornings and responsible for leading and managing all
aspects of the station’s brand experience, including on-air content, events,
promotions, contesting, and digital presence. In addition to prior on-air
experience, applicants should have proven leadership and management skills and
experience, strategic thinking skills with the ability to communicate a clear
vision, and motivate and inspire those around them. Experience with talent
coaching, event management, copy writing, a deep knowledge and understanding of
branding/imaging and effective digital engagement are required and creativity is
mandatory! Applicants should have at least 5 years of programming experience,
understand PPM audience measurement, FCC rules and regulations, have the ability
to work hand-in-hand with sales to develop new and existing business and
programming opportunities, meet deadlines, and have fun. Entercom
Careers Portal of Destiny™
The University of
Florida is becoming the new owner of silent WWLC-FM 88.5.
Spirit Radio of North Florida (Roman Catholic Diocese) is donating the station.
Soccer On The
Orlando City Soccer has announced its radio
broadcast homes and talent for the 2019 MLS season. Coverage will be provided in
both English and Spanish. WDYZ-AM 990 "La Nueva
990" will serve as the home for
Spanish radio, while WYGM-AM 740/96.9FM "The
Game" or "Real Radio 104.1" WTKS-FM
104.1 will have English coverage all season long.
Latest Orlando Ratings
The January PPM Ratings are in for Orlando. Read them here.
Crystal Radio Award Finalists
The National Association Of Broadcasters has announced the 50 finalists
for the 32nd annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio
Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round
commitment to community service. Two central Florida stations are finalists. WCFB-FM
94.5 and WXXL-FM 106.7. Winners will be
revealed and the finalists honored at the "We Are Broadcasters
Celebration," held Tuesday, April 9th during the 2019 NAB Show in Las
Ken Rabac blows out the candles on Saturday. On Monday Mark "Mr. News"
Williams formerly of WNDB-AM 1150 will blow
out the candles as will Michael
Cox Media Signs With Westwood
Westwood One News has signed a new agreement to
provide breaking news on 45 Cox Media Group music stations including Orlando.
Happy Birthday! 2-19-19
Celebrating tomorrow, WUCF-FM 89.9's Alan Rock.
On Saturday Carole Nelson
and Paul Delaney blow out the candles.
Happy birthday to all of you.
Movin' on Up 2-16-19
WMFE-FM 90.7 has
Darden-Creston has become the permanent local host
of “All Things Considered” heard weekdays at 4PM. She had been the
temporary host since last August. Nicole has been with the station for nine
Burke, will continue to be substitute host.
On The Move 2-13-19
On Valentines Day, at high noon, WMYZ-FM 88.7
will move from Clermont to The Villages. The new 35,000 watt facility will
be licensed to The Villages and cover Leesburg, The Villages and Ocala with a
crystal clear signal. This move was made possible because Clermont is now
completely covered by the 100,000 watt upgrade of WPOZ-FM
Happy Birthday! 2-11-19
WTKS-FM 104.1 Morning Host, Russ
Rollins celebrates number 54, tomorrow. WLBE-AM 790
Morning Host Ron Bisson turns 67 on
Friday as well as "Capn'" Chris Hill
turns 55. Happy birthday to all of you!
Bruce Williams Passes At
Bruce Williams Show" ran for 29 years in syndication and online.
Bruce answered listeners phone calls until he retired in 2010. Bruce died on
Saturday at his home near Tampa. In Central Florida Bruce was heard on WDBO-AM
580 and WLBE-AM 790. In
Ganoudis Has Left The Building
JVC Orlando's, General Manager, Chris
Ganoudis has joined the Curtis Media Group in Raleigh, North Carolina.
BBQ 4 The Blue Family Picnic
Orlando’s New Country + All Time Favorites WOTW-FM
103.1 The Wolf, and Bud 94.1-The King of Rock (WOTW-HD2)
are pleased to announce the return of the annual BBQ 4 The Blue Family Picnic.
This FREE event for all Central Florida law enforcement officers, support staff,
and their families is Saturday February 16th, 2019 at Freedom Park in Ocoee.
The BBQ 4 The Blue Family Picnic features FREE BBQ and food from local
restaurants, beer for those 21 and up from City Beverages, live music, and
Dr. Frank A. Franco Passes 2-6-19
Dr. Frank Franco passed on Feb 3. Dr. Franco was a co-founder of City
Broadcasting Co. Inc. the company that purchased WMMY-FM
95.1 and WMMB-AM 1240 in 1962. Read more here
Academy Of Country Music Award
Cox Media Group's WWKA-FM
92.3 has been nominated in the large market category in the 2019 Academy of
Country Music Awards. Hall Communications WPCV-FM
97.5's Roger Todd, Julie
Kay and DJ Thee Trucker,
are Medium Market Personalities of the Year nominees.
The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held Sunday, April 7 at
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
WIXC Flips To Regional
NIA Broadcasting, in a joint sales agreement with Genesis Communications I
has flipped WIXC-AM 1060 to Regional
Mexican. They are now broadcasting NIA's Caliente format simulcasting Tampa's
WTMP-FM 96.1/WMGG-AM 1470/101.9 FM.
Tom Taylor To Be
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is
presenting its Spirit of Broadcasting Award to veteran radio industry reporter
Tom Taylor at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Taylor will accept the award
Monday, April 8, at the NAB Show Opening. He retired at year-end after covering
radio for three decades. Taylor’s
journalism career included serving as editor of the daily “Tom Taylor NOW”
newsletter, launched in November 2012, published with partners Robert Unmacht
and Kristy Scott. He also was editor of Inside Radio, M Street Journal/M
Street Daily and the TRI newsletter from Radio-Info.com. The
second-generation broadcaster is the son of Bill
Taylor, a former radio/TV personality at WDBO-AM
580 in Orlando and radio GM in Charlotte.
Very Special Happy Birthday
Nineteen year veteran WOMX-FM 105.1 morning show co-host
Erica Lee will celebrate her (my wife Wilma says
I can't tell Erica's age) birthday on Feb. 2. Happy birthday Erica!
Drew Anderssen Gets New
Continuing as Cox Media Group’s news, talk,
and sports format coordinator, Drew
Anderssen is appointed senior operations/program manager for the
company’s Atlanta news/talk outlet, WSB-AM. Anderssen previously oversaw
programming, news, digital, and social media planning as OM/PD at co-owned WDBO-FM