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veteran broadcaster and writer of Media
Confidential, Tom Benson
celebrates his birthday today.
Radio Discussion Is No More
of the premiere radio discussion boards "Radio Discussion" has
disbanded. According to Radio Ink; "The Radio Ink Radio Discussion boards
have been shut down as of today. Radio Ink EVP/GM T.J. Lambert
said, "This was an economic decision. Our intention was to offer Radio
Discussions as an option to our advertisers but we found there was no interest
and though we respect what Doug Fleming originally built it simply does
not make sense to pour cash into something with no prospect of revenue."
WPOZ Goes All Christmas
WPOZ-FM 88.3, WDOZ-FM
91.7 and WLAZ-FM 88.7 have joined
the stations in Central Florida playing Christmas music.
WKTK-FM 98.5, Crystal River has become the
latest station to go all Christmas.
Magic 107.7 Is On The Christmas Music
WMGF-FM 107.7 has joined other stations around
Central Florida playing Christmas music.
Happy birthday to Marc
on Sat when he celebrates number 58! (Not 60 as earlier reported)
Tue, Nov 26 from 6PM-8 PM, WROD-AM 1340/104.7
FM "Morning Cruise" host Tracy
Dillon will be broadcasting live to help “Strike-Out Hunger” at Bellair
Lanes, 2575 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach. Bring a canned good or
non-perishable item, to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, and
receive two free games and a free shoe rental. WROD
is also going to be celebrating its 66th Anniversary this month. Stop by Daytona
International Speedway during the annual Daytona Turkey
Run on Friday, November 29 from 11AM-3PM to celebrate 66 years of live
and local broadcasting. "Morning Cruise" host, Tracy Dillon
and Afternoon Drive personality, Cadillac
Jack will both be there. WROD-AM
1340/104.7 FM, "Hot Rod Radio", is the oldest surviving
Daytona Beach radio station and first launched in 1947 featuring hit shows like
“The Bob Hope Show” and “The Firestone Hour”. Now, 66
years strong, Daytona Beach's WROD Radio 104.7 FM, simulcast 1340
AM and streaming online at www.wrodradio.com,
remains the only radio station accessible to Daytona Beach listeners to hear
the best music mix from the 50s, 60s and 70s. WROD is the official radio
station of the Halifax Harbor Marina, and The Casements Centennial Celebration.
Birthdays This Week
WTKS-FM 104.1's Jim
Philips turns 66 on Monday. Patrick
"Tuddle" Fowler, WTKS-FM 104.1 alumni, now at 102.5
The Bone in Tampa, turns 34 tomorrow. Johnny
Magic, WXXL-FM 106.7 morning
show host, turns 50 on Friday and Marc
Bernier of WNDB-AM 1150
celebrates his 58th on Saturday. Happy birthday to you all.
Celebrating birthdays today are WTKS-FM
740 alumni Oddo and
Paul Walker of Walker
Broadcasting. Happy birthday to you both.
On The Move
October 2013, Nick Carioti,
host of "The Nick Carioti Show", has moved his program to WRSO-AM
810, CBS Sports Radio.
New Morning Co-Host For
Kathy Hess has joined the WKTK-FM
98.5 staff. She will join Storm
Roberts on the KTK morning show.
Changes Afoot For WAMT
Thanks to a tip from reader Mark C., it looks like changes are coming to
WAMT-AM 1190. They are now broadcasting
Caribbean-style music and French/English language talk.
Another Station Playing All
now playing Christmas music.
Tutera’s WRSO-AM 810 is adding a
250 watt FM simulcast of his "CBS Sports Radio" on a newly acquired
translator at 93.1 in Orlando.
It's Beginning To Sound Like
Clear Channel's WLRQ-FM 99.3 has
begun to play Christmas music.
Bob Dotson Joins Marc Bernier
On Tuesday, November 12, at
News Correspondent Bob Dotson
will be Marc Bernier's
guest at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Speakers Series. Bob will discuss his book, "American
Story" A lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.
The event will be broadcast live over WNDB-AM
will be shown on YouTube, and Book Marc on ROKU. There
will be a book signing after the meeting. From Marc; "...This is the 100th
event since I started doing this in the mid 90's. Out of that it is the
59th Town Hall in The President's Speakers Series at ERAU since Dr. John P.
Johnson launched the series in January of 2010. (Our last scheduled event for
the 2013 year)". 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.
Anez Moves Up
23 year WDBO-AM 580/FM
96.5 veteran Scott Anez will
become host of “Orlando’s News at Noon”. Scott will take over the
Noon newscast, allowing news
director Joe Kelley to focus
on hosting “Orlando’s Morning News”. Program
Director Drew Anderssen
announce a new permanent host for the “Orlando’s Evening News”
program soon. Meanwhile News 96.5 will use its current hosts and reporters to
anchor the show. Anez,
will continue to host his daily "ESPN Afternoons with Scott Anez" from
4PM-6PM on Sports/Talk ESPN 580, (WDBO-AM
More On WELE
Bethune Cookman University applied
for the license of WELE-AM 1340
on Oct. 18. Big John
answered a caller's question about the transfer.
Bethune-Cookman Taking Over
President Edison Jackson has
announced the University will be taking over WELE-AM
1340. Big John's Goliath
Radio has been programming the station while B-CU's application
to obtain its license is awaiting approval by the FCC. The donation consists of
the studios, towers and equipment to the University by Wings Communications,
the current license holder. Today, Roland
Via stated on his program, that changes wouldn't be coming in the near
Birthday greetings go out this
week to Kevin Baldinger on Monday
and to Pat Flannagan on
Friday. Pat was the first and only woman to host
Have a happy to you both!