Big Happy Birthday 4-1-09
legend in Central Florida Radio celebrates his 81st birthday April 2. WLBE-AM
790's Bob Andrews turns
career spans 61 years as well. Bob was very instrumental in helping me
gather much of information found on the site, for that I am very grateful.
Happy Birthday Bob!
Another Veteran Shown
The Door 4-1-09
James, who held down middays at WLOQ-FM
103.1 was let go on March 5. Pat was with WLOQ for 13 years. In
those years she also served as Music Director
and Public-relations Director.
1060 has appointed Liz
Litterello as Program Director. Congratulations Liz!
1380 is about to shake up their line-up. Doug
Kosarek will bring his wake up show to WELE, replacing Imus
in the Morning. Imus will move to an evening time slot,
replacing Dave Ramsey who is moving to replace Laura Ingraham.
April. So Where's Baseball?
for baseball on the radio? You'll find the games carried by ESPN
on WHOO-AM 1080 including Sunday
Night Baseball, the Playoffs and the World Series. You can follow college
ball on WYGM-AM 740 as they carry the UCF Knights.
You can hear Tampa Bay Rays baseball on WELE-AM
1380, WIXC-AM 1060 and WAMT-AM
1190. Games carried by ESPN can also be heard on
900, Ocala and WGGG-AM
birthdays this week are WMMO-FM 98.9 morning
show co-host Shawn Burke along
with his former co-host from WMGF-FM 107.7;
Tracy Young enjoys their
day on Monday. "Steve
celebrates on Tuesday. Happy Birthday everybody!
97.7 Surrenders License
year after being hit with a $24,000 FCC fine, Halifax
Christian Community Church, owners of WFBO-FM
97.7 have agreed to surrender its license. The FCC alleged
“operation in a manner inconsistent with its station authorization” by
airing commercials and running an unlicensed transmitter. Halifax
Christian Community Church first won a reduction in the fine from
$24,000 to $8,100. With the offer to surrender the license it ends the
investigation and lets everybody walk away. WFBO went on the air in
2003, and had been playing oldies as "Flagler's Blizzard Of
Oldies". In December of 2007, someone complained that WFBO's
underwriting announcements were too close to being commercials. You can
read the FCC order and the consent decree here.
More Changes At WIXC
sports director at WIXC-AM 1060 has
been released. Ryan was hired just 90 days ago from WIP-AM
660 in Philadelphia.
AMP 105.1 Hits The Airwaves
After lots of speculation that CBS
would flip WOMX-FM 105.1, the truth
of the matter is AMP Radio has come to Central Florida. AMP
Radio 105.1 is on WOMX-FM HD2 and also available via the
Genesis Taps Cantwell for Orlando Post
Former Clear Channel Sales Manager, Colin
Cantwell has been appointed Vice President/General Manager by Genesis Communications
for its two Orlando stations. Colin will oversee WHOO-AM
1080 and WAMT-AM 1190.
WBHQ Takes To The Air 4-23-09
WBHQ-FM 92.7 "The
Beach 92.7" is officially on the air. Licensed to Beverly Beach
in Flagler County their signal reaches from St. Augustine to Daytona
"Beach Boy" Mike Love Interview 4-23-09
98.5 morning man Ray
Michaels will interview Mike Love of the Beach Boys,
tomorrow April 24. They'll be talking about the upcoming concert at
Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on Saturday May 2nd.
Scoreboard Coming To ESPN 1080
Inc and Compass Media Networks have entered into an agreement
to air the Market Scoreboard Report With Ron Insana
on Genesis owned WHOO-AM 1080 in
Orlando and WHBO-AM 1040 in Tampa Bay. The reports will air at
10:30AM and 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. The reports begin airing May
Time for WWKA-FM
92.3's morning co-host "Doc"
to blow out the 48 candles on his birthday, Tuesday. Happy birthday Doc!
Takes A Final Bow 4-28-09
Savannah will be making one last Central Florida appearance before
she heads out to the west coast. Plans are for her to join the Monsters
in the Morning on WTKS-FM 104.1 on Friday morning and then appear on stage with them on
at the annual Miss Monster show, which will take place at Bruce
Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona.
Day At Clear Channel Stations 4-28-09
104.1, The Monsters in the
Morning lose a long time member. Bubba
"WhoopAss" Wilson known to Monster fans as "the musical
genius", is a victim of the latest round of layoffs. Russ
Rollins told The Orlando Sentinel's Scott Maxwell;
"This is a very sad day for me and for all Monster fans. Everyone on the show is heartbroken. We all loved Bubba"
Another victim of the carnage at WTKS is long time producer and
member of "The Philips Phile", Oddo.
Jim tells Scott Maxwell; "I'm heart-broken,..." "...You're talking about wonderful, talented people. And I've always said that, whatever success I've had, it's because of the people around me. The show will never be the same...never."
Also shown the door is long-time WXXL-FM 106.7
morning show producer Alex Diaz, the
"Shot Doctor" and his show
has been scrapped from WFLA-AM 540 as
well as Program Director Tom Benson. Also,
Crazy Sam from WRUM-FM 100.3 "Rumba
100.3" has been shown the door. There were also a number of veteran off-air
employees let go today. At the same time, CC Media Holdings Inc., Clear
Channel’s parent company, said it has suspended its matching funds for employee 401(k) programs for the rest of the year.