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Congratulations!       9-14-14
Frank Reed
, a good friend of this website, has won
the Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award  which is presented to a Christian Broadcaster or associated professional for outstanding and long-term contributions to the growth of Christian Music Radio. Frank's station, KLTY in Dallas, won the Marconi Award for Religious station of the year. The Christian Music Broadcasters meeting was held at the Disney Yacht Club.     

Bye Bye Janna Banana       9-10-14
Jana Banana
has left
"The Philips Phile" on WTKS-FM 104.1. Jana joined the crew in 2003. She became an integral part of the show. She will be missed by the Phile and by her many fans. Good luck Banana!  Here's the audio from Jim Philips
Tuddle Leaves The Building       9-10-14
Thanks to Bob Price for letting us know that Tuddle
(Patrick Fowler) has left the "Monsters" crew at WTKS-FM 104.1, once again.

Happy Birthday!        9-9-14
Bob Kelley
of WLOQ-FM 103.1 celebrates number 63 on Wednesday. The brothers Harper, John and Vernon celebrate at WMEL-AM 1300 on Thursday. And Rick Morton of WRKT-AM 1300 fame, blows out the candles on Saturday. Happy birthday to all of you!

WHKQ Sale Price Revealed       9-9-14
JVC Media of Florida, LLC
has paid TTB Media Corporation $10 million for
WHKQ-FM 103.1. TTB paid a bit over $8 million when they purchased it back in 2011.

SOLD: WHKQ        9-5-14
Spanish CHR WHKQ-FM 103.1 has been sold by TTB Media Corporation to JVC Media Of Florida, LLCWHKQ is the only radio property owned by TTB Media.

Happy Birthday!        9-4-14
Happy 63rd to Orlando legend Bill Barber, celebrating tomorrow.

CMA Broadcast Finalists Announced        9-3-14
The morning team of Roger Todd, Tom O'Brien, Mellisa Moran, D.J. Thee Trucker (Dale Sellers) at WPCV-FM 97.5 have been named finalists in the Country Music Association Awards in the medium market category.
The winners will be notified next month and will be honored at the 48th Annual CMA Awards on November 5.

Shannon Burke Is A Busy Man        8-30-14
Just after beginning syndication of his own evening show, Shannon Burke will move to the Noon-3PM slot over at WHPT-FM 102.5 "The Bone" in Tampa.

Happy Birthday!       8-30-14
WORJ-FM 107.7's Lee Arnold, celebrates a birthday on Tuesday, Aug 31. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com. Happy Birthday, Lee!

On The Move       8-27-14
Congratulations to WDBO-FM 96.5 news reporter Jonathan Beaton who is on his way to a job as a TV reporter in West Palm Beach. Jonathon, a University of Central Florida alumni,  began his radio career as an intern at WDBO in 2011. Later he became a full time reporter. His last day at WDBO is Sept. 5. 

Election Coverage       8-26-14
WDBO-FM 96.5 will be breaking in every 15 mins. to report election results from Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. For Volusia and Flagler counties you can tune to WELE-AM 1380n and WNDB-AM 1150/
93.5-FM.

Changes AT WPOZ       8-24-14
Beginning Monday, Aug 25, WPOZ-FM 88.3's Tracy Leek moves to middays. Suzanne Lynn goes from middays to afternoon drive, teaming with Deano

Movin' On Up       8-24-14
Jennifer Winborn, midday co-host at WPOZ-FM 88.3, has been named Music Director and Assistant Program Director to Tate Luck

Happy Birthday!        8-24-14
Happy 66th to the retired Bill Bauman who spent many years in Orlando radio and TV.

Dana Coming To WDBO       8-21-14
Dana Loesch who hosts her nationally syndicated radio show, "The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative" from Dallas, has joined the line-up at WDBO-FM 96.5 from 7PM-9PM, and again at Midnight for "The Final Hour" Mon-Fri. She also hosts “Dana” on The Blaze television network. 

S B K Is O-U-T        8-19-14
Soul Brother Kevin
has chosen to leave the WTKS-FM 104.1
"Monsters In the Morning" show. He has left Clear Channel to pursue other interests after contract negotiations broke down. 

Birthdays This Week        8-17-14
Celebrating on Monday; That
"Coffee Talk" lady, Liz Litterello as well as
Program Director/Morning co-host at WNDT-FM 92.5, WNDD-FM 95.5 and WNDN-FM 107.9, Hunter. Bobby Sharpe celebrates on Tuesday and Jay Waggoner blows out the candles on Wednesday. Happy birthday to all of you!

Happy Birthday!        8-16-14
Happy 68th birthday to longtime WDBO-AM 580/FM 96.5 morning man, now retired, Jim Turner

Former Station Owner Hal Gore Passes        8-14-14    
Thanks to Kris Earl Philips for letting us know that Harold "Hal" Gore of Vero Beach and Sky Valley, Georgia died on August 8. Hal was in the broadcasting business for 60 years.  In 1978 Hal established Gore Broadcasting Inc. and owned & operated WROD-AM 1340 and WSBB-AM 1230 among other radio properties. In Memory

WELE Changes Hands        8-14-14    
As of Aug 5, WELE-AM 1380 formally changed ownership. Goliath Radio is now owned by Bethune-Cookman University

Disney Station For Sale        8-13-14
The Walt Disney Company announced it plans to sell 23 of its 24 stations. WDYZ-AM 990 is included in the sale. The ultimate plan is to move all Radio Disney programming to digital distribution as the target audience is moving to satellite radio and online listening. Broadcasting & Cable reports the stations will go dark September 26.

Mark Kaye Comes To WDBO        8-12-14   
Mark Kaye, morning host at WAPE in Jacksonville, is joining WDBO-FM 96.5 for a Sunday evening program from 7PM-9PM.

Movin' On Up        8-4-14  
Congratulations are in order to Hunter at WNDT-FM 92.5, WNDD-FM 95.5 and WNDN-FM 107.9 as she is named the new Program Director.

Clear Channel Adds 2 Translators       8-4-14     
Clear Channel Broadcasting has purchased two translators from Reach Communications. Both translators, W246BO 97.1 in Deltona and W246BT 97.1 Clermont were rebroadcasting Christian radio "Reach FM". Clear Channel is re-broadcasting WRUM-FM 100.3 on the Clermont translator.

Happy Birthday!       8-3-14
Celebrating a birthday today is WOCL-FM 105.9's Domino. On Monday, CFLRadio.net celebrates 11 years on the Internet. Jana Sutter blows out the candles on Wednesday. Doris Ashwell turns 88 on Friday. Larry "Vee" Flegle celebrates on Sat. Happy birthday all!

Shannon Returns   8-2-14
Shannon Burke has signed a deal with WRSO-AM 810/FM 93.1 and Cox Media Group's WHPT-FM 102.5 (The Bone in Tampa), to air his own weeknight show on both stations. Burke's new gig begins Monday, Aug 4 at 7PM running until 10PM.


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