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2016 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced        7-27-16
WDBO-FM 96.5 has been named one of the finalists as "Legendary Station of the Year", and WAOA-FM 107.1 in the "CHR Station of the Year" category. The winners will be announced on September 22. 

News-Journal Profiles "Daytona's Morning News"        7-27-16
The Daytona Beach News Journal has done an article on Dave Laing and WNDB-AM 1150/FM 93.4's "Daytona's Morning News". Read it here.

Melbourne/Titusville Spring Ratings      7-26-16
The Spring 2016 ratings for the Melbourne/Titusville market are in. See them, here

Birthdays This Week     7-25-16
Today WDBO-FM 96.5's Program Director, Drew Anderssen celebrates. Taco Bob turns 45 on Wednesday. Pete Simonson and Peter King share a birthday on Saturday. Happy birthday to all of you.

Gainesville/Ocala Spring Ratings       7-22-16
The Spring 2016 ratings for Gainesville and Ocala and Daytona Beach are in. See where your favorites stack up, here

Congratulations       7-22-16     
WXJZ-FM 100.9, "WOW 100.9" has been nominated in the Gainesville Sun's 2016 Reader’s Choice Poll for “Best Local Radio Station”. Along with that honor, Jo Jo Kincaid has been nominated for “Best Local Radio Host.”

Happy Birthday!         7-21-16
WOMX-FM 105.1's Alex Diaz celebrates Saturday, July 23. Happy birthday Papi Chulo!

Cowherd Joins WYGM 
      7-19-16
WYGM-AM 740/
96.9 FM has added the syndicated Colin Cowherd from Noon-3PM, replacing Rich Eisen.

WURB Looses Their Latest Battle      7-19-16
The FCC has dismissed a Petition for Reconsideration by owner Urban One, of station WURB-FM 97.7, stating that "
...arguments are impermissibly raised for the first time on review, and accordingly are dismissed.  "...all of the new arguments are meritless, and as a separate and independent basis for denying the Application for Review, we reject them..." 

New Personality Joins Amp Radio
        7-13-16
WQMP-FM 101.9 AMP Radio has signed Danie B as the new afternoon drive personality. Danie comes to WQMP via Albany, N.Y. where she was hosting mornings. Danie will be on from 3PM-7PM.

Ping Sitting In On "The Game"        7-13-16
WKMG-TV 6 Sports Director David Pingalore will be sitting in on
"Mike Bianchi's "Open Mic" show heard on WYGM-AM 740/96.9FM for the next couple of weeks, as Mike Bianchi takes some time off.

Happy Birthday!       7-12-16
Bob Nyles will celebrate tomorrow, July 13 and Clive Thomas will celebrate number 74 on Friday. Happy birthday to you both.

Congratulations!      7-11-16
Congratulations go to Kevin Baldinger is now Director of Communications for the Orlando Waves ABA Basketball team.

June PPM Ratings     7-7-16
The latest ratings are in. Check them out here.

New Voices On WNDB       7-6-16
With Shannon Burke moving to Atlanta, WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM, Just Plain John (John Barrett) has joined Dave Laing on
"Daytona's Morning News". And in for News Director,
Leslie Taylor, who's on vacation, Diane Coston is sitting in.       

DJ Mo Adds Another Affiliate      7-6-16
Independently syndicated "DJ Mo Radio - Fresh New Music & The Hypest Throwbacks" adds another affiliate & is now on-air 5 nights a week on: WASP 104.5 / WFGH 90.7HD2 Huntington-Ashford, WV - Weekdays 9-11pm EST. DJ Mo can also be heard on: WPRK 91.5 The Best In Basement Radio (Winter Park-Orlando, FL) - Fridays 5-7pm EST, WYPW 99.9 Power 100 (Brandon-Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL) - Sundays 7pm EST, and WRSG 91.5 Knights Radio (Middlebourne, WV) / W269BF 101.7 (Sistersville, WV): Fridays 7pm EST. 
For Mo info, the official website of "DJ Mo Radio" is at www.djmoradio.com.

Happy Birthday!       7-6-16
On Friday, Ken Dixon celebrates number 75,  Rozzie Franco celebrates on Saturday along with WPOZ-FM 88.3's Shadow.

Burke On The Move       7-5-16     
Shannon Burke former WFLF-AM 540 morning host, mid day host at WTKS-FM 104.1 and co-host of "Daytona's Morning News" on WNDB-AM 1150/93.5 FM,  will be joining WYAY-FM 106.7 in Atlanta. Burke will be on the air from 9AM until Noon, Monday through Friday.

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.


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