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Joyner In, Harvey Out      7-1-16
"The Tom Joyner Morning Show" returns to Orlando’s STAR 94.5, WCFB-FM 94.5, on Monday, July 11th. Joyner will replace "The Steve Harvey Show" from 6AM-10AM. This is the second time Joyner will be heard on Star 94.5 after his cancellation in 2014.

WXUS-The Crossroads Of Country And Rock      6-29-16
WTRS-FM 102.3 in Gainesville-Ocala, will evolve its Country format into a custom music mix of Country and Southern Rock as US 102-3 – The Crossroads of Country and Rock. The new WXUS-FM 102.3 will sign on Wednesday June 29th at 10am. Listen online at US1023.com. “US 102-3 has been researched and designed exclusively for North Central Florida”, says WXUS Program Director Bo Hamilton.  “We spent weeks talking to our listeners, partners, and community leaders and found there is no need for another ‘cookie-cutter’ top 40 Country station.  This area has a rich Country and Southern Rock heritage that is unserved and US 102-3 fills that void.” 

Ken Holiday Returns       6-29-16
Ken Holiday will return to WLRQ-FM 99.3 taking afternoon drive, 3PM-7PM, Monday through Friday, beginning Friday, July 1.   

Happy Birthday!       6-26-16
Pete De Graaff celebrates tomorrow. Tony Downes celebrates number 55 on Friday. Happy birthday to you both.

"An absolute success and a truly memorable and healing night for Orlando"      6-23-16   
That was what WWKA-FM 92.3  Program Director Drew Bland told "All About Country.com". K92.3's Country Strong Concert had nearly 10,000 attendees. The proceeds will benefit those affected by the recent mass shooting in Orlando.

Logas In For Hedinger     6-22-16
Mark Logas will be sitting in at WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM for Bud Hedinger on Thursday (6/23) and Friday (6/24) from 6AM-9AM. Mark's guests will include former OPD Chief, Orange County Emergency Management Director, and now retired US Marshall Tom Hurlburt on Thursday during the 7 o'clock hour to talk about the terrorist attack and the police response to it. In addition, we'll be honoring Tom as one of five law enforcement officers inducted into the inaugural class of the FDLE Hall of Fame, which is a huge honor. On Friday, Mark will update the story he broke in December about the high profile Lake County attorney who killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk and was asking for a clemency hearing to have his sentenced commuted. Now, the victim's brother has been notified that Bruce Duncan has been  granted a full commutation of sentence clemency hearing in September. Tom Muller, the victim's brother, joins Mark to update the story and share what his family has been put through during this process. Clemency hearings are very rare and inmates are rarely granted a hearing. Mark has asked a  clemency board representative to join him to explain the process and how Duncan was able to get his name on the roster for September. The clemency board is made up of Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Mark is also asking community leaders who believe Bruce Duncan should be released after serving only a third of his sentence to call in and make their case on the "50,000 Watt Front Porch".

Cox Brings Garabo and Soul Brother Kevin To WDBO      6-20-16
This morning, former Orlando personalities, Drew Garabo and Soul Brother Kevin were heard on WDBO-FM 96.5 from the Tampa studios of Cox owned WHPT-FM 102.5 in Sarasota. They were talking about the PULSE Tragedy with callers.

"Brevard's Classic Rock Becomes" WROK       6-19-16   
Thanks to Jeff Poor for letting us know that the former WSJZ-FM 95.9 has become WROK-FM 95.9 as of May 31.   

Country Strong Concert To Benefit OneOrlandoFund       6-18-16     
WWKA-FM 92.3 will host "Country Strong" benefit concert on Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. featuring Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, Canaan Smith and Michael Ray. Additional artists who will be appearing include Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Easton Corbin, Parmalee and Jerrod Neimann. Proceeds from ticket sales and parking with benefit the City of Orlando's OneOrlando Fund for those affected by the recent terror attach at Pulse nightclub. "In times of tragedy, communities turn to local broadcasters not only for information, but for connection," said Cox Media RVP and WWKA GM Susan Larkin. "Country music and their superstar artists are the best at uniting people. We, at Cox Media Group, are honored to provide our Orlando community a night to come together, heal, and look forward." The station is hosting the event in partnership with WFTV, WRDQ-TV27 and at he CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida.

FCC Proposes Fine Against Rama      6-17-16
The FCC has found Rama Communications violated Commission rules regarding maintenance of and access to WQBQ-AM 1410's public inspection file. For the violation Rama has been fined $15,000 and that the license application should be granted for a period of two years. In December of 2011, a Petition to Deny was filed by Robert E. Boris. Boris claimed that he was denied immediate access to and the ability to make copies of the public file. 

WBZW Host Off The Air      6-15-16
According to the Orlando Sentinel, General Manager Bill Files of WBZW-AM 1520 has suspended afternoon talk host Jim Turner after he posted these remarks on his Facebook page on Sunday;  “Watch now as the news stations hang around at another homosexual hang out as if we’re supposed to feel sorry for sexual deviancy.” Then on Monday he posted; “50 homosexuals die hanging out at some sorry bar. As per the World Health Organization, 3000 babies are murdered every day. I’ll make you a deal, I’ll go along with an out right ban of assault rifles if it also includes an out right ban on abortions, abortion doctors and abortion clinics.” Files said “He in no way speaks for the Salem Media Group. These were his own opinions posted on his personal Facebook page. We will not tolerate these type of comments.”

Orlando Radio Shines During Crisis    6-13-16
Orlando radio stations suspended regular programming on Sunday to cover the mass shooting at an Orlando night club. Inside Radio has a full length article
here.

"Intelligence For Your Life Radio"     6-12-16

The John Tesh Radio Show "Intelligence For Your Life Radio" is coming to WLOV-FM 99.5

Delilah Joins Line-up      6-11-16
WBHQ-HD2 100.9 "Easy 100.9" announced that Delilah will be heard Mon thru Fri. from7PM-Midnight, beginning this Monday.

Happy Birthday!   6-11-16
Celebrating number 40 tomorrow is Daniel Dennis of "A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan" , and the WDVH-AM 980 "Diva"' Jinx Miller (McCall) does the birthday dance on Monday. 

May PPM Ratings For Orlando      6-10-16
The May PPM ratings are here.

Happy Birthday!      6-3-16
Many happy returns to
Tom Nefeldt, better known as WLOF-AM 950's T. Michael Jordan, celebrating a birthday tomorrow.


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