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January 2011


Happy Birthday!   1-1-11
Celebrating birthdays this week; Jan 4: WLOF-AM 950's Dick Shane aka Dick Camnitz and Clive Hayward, who joined Scott and Erica on WOMX-FM 105.1, each time he came to "the Colonies" from his home in England. On Jan. 7, Bill Gable celebrates his 61st. Happy birthday to you all!

Bobbie DePew
Returns     1-2-11  
On Monday January 10, 2011, Bobbie DePew will return to the Central Florida air waves at WQBQ-AM 1410. She'll be heard Mon-Fri from 8AM-Noon on the Leesburg station.


Blowin' Out The Candles   1-6-11
Tomorrow, Jan 7 Bill Gable celebrates number 61 and June Myers celebrates on Jan 9. Happy Birthday Bill and June! 


WLBE Adds The Allen Hunt Show    1-7-11
The syndicated Allen Hunt Show has been picked up by WLBE-AM 790 in Leesburg. "The Allen Hunt Show" airs nightly between 9PM and midnight.

Johnny Magic May Be Headed To New York    1-10-11
WXXL-FM 106.7 morning co-host Johnny Magic is one of ten a finalist's to host Live with Regis & Kelly. The winner of “Men of Radio Co-Host Search” join hostess Kelly Ripa in New York City. You can vote for Johnny here voting ends on January 16, 2011.

Leslie Taylor Joins Black Crow    1-10-11
Leslie Taylor has joined the Black Crow cluster of stations in Daytona Beach as News Director. The cluster includes WNDB-AM 1150, WKRO-FM 93.1, WHOG-FM 95.7 and WVYB-FM 103.3.

Happy Birthday!    1-14-11
Celebrating today; WPYO-FM 95.3/WCFB-FM 94.5 General Manager Brian Elam and Hall Communications Operations Manager/Program Director Mike James. Happy Birthday guys!

Kevin Gardner Has Left The Building    1-14-11
Longtime Program Director Kevin Gardner has left WCFB-FM 94.5.

New Line-up At WNZF     1-15-11
“Open Lines” with (General Manager) David Ayres, will be leaving the air at WNZF-FM 106.3 and WNZF- AM 1550. The Change takes effect Monday, Jan. 17. The new lineup includes "The Flagler Morning News", 7AM-9AM, Glenn Beck,  9AM-Noon, Rush Limbaugh, Noon-3PM, Sean Hannity, 3PM-6PM, Mark Levin, 6PM-8PM, Laura Ingraham, 8PM-10PM (tape delay),  "Fox Sports Wrap Up" with Tony Bruno, 10PM-1AM and Overnight: “Coast To Coast”. Patrick Kelly’s “Free For All Friday", the local public affairs program, will continue to be heard at its regular time, from 9AM-10AM on Fridays. FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam will provide brief weekly commentaries on Friday mornings.

Familiar Voice Returning    1-16-11
John Summers formerly with WBJW-FM 105.1 and WOCL-FM 105.9 will be joining  WSBH-FM 98.5 for afternoon drive via Dial-Global Radio Networks.

An Anniversary And A Birthday!       1-16-11
On Wednesday, Marc Bernier celebrates his 20th year on the air at WNDB-AM 1150 and WLOF-AM 950's Sir Arthur Knight (Gay Hendricks) celebrates number 66. Congratulations to you Marc and Happy Birthday to you Gay!

WROD Returns To The Air   1-18-11
WROD-AM 1340, Daytona Beach was knocked off the air on Sunday. Joe Hopkins, President/General Manager of Volusia Broadcasting Company discovered that damage was done by vandals to an antenna tuning unit. The damage was repaired and the station was back on the air 2PM yesterday. Daytona Beach police and the FBI are investigating.

Cox Media Names New Program Director    1-19-11
Operations Manager Len Shackleford has been named as Program Director at WCFB-FM 94.5 following the departure of  Kevin Gardner.

Mix Names Morning Co-host     1-20-11
WOMX-FM 105.1 has named midday host Dana Taylor to mornings to team with Scott McKenzie. Dana had been "sitting in", and now becomes the permanent co-host. No replacement for middays has been named yet.

New VP/GM For WLOQ     1-22-11
Pete DeSimone has been appointed Vice President/General Manager at Gross Communications WLOQ-FM 103.1. Pete previously spent ten years at Cox Media Group’s WMMO-FM 98.9. Pete most recently served as Market Manager in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Oasis Radio Group.

Happy Birthday!    1-22-11
A major contributor to this site, Marc Tyll celebrates the big 5-0 on Tuesday and Jerry Steffen celebrates number 55 on Friday, January 28. Happy Birthday gentlemen!

Jayde Lands TV Show    1-25-11
WXXL-FM 106.7's morning co-host Jayde Donovan has been named co-host with advertising mogul Donny Deutsch on a new TV show. The show, “Love Calling” premieres Thursday, January 27, at 11PM live on Bravo. 

Former WDBO Sports Director Bill Stamper Passes   1-27-11
Bill Stamper who was Sports Director at WDBO-AM 580 from 24 years, from 1967 until 1991. In Memory

Don Miller Joins WEUS Line-up    1-27-11
"The Don Miller Show" moves to The Big 810 AM WEUS Orlando starting January 31st from 6pm to 7pm. The Don Miller Show follows Shannon Burke on "Orlando’s Real Talk Station".

The Florida Record & Radio Reunion Coming     1-27-11
The Florida Record & Radio Reunion Group, represented by one of the country's leading music promotion people, Tom Mazzetta, announces an open reunion event on May 7th in Orlando. The party will be held at McWells Restaurant & Bar, 4757 South Orange Avenue, Orlando. More info here.


Happy Birthday!      1-30-11
Former 19 year WOMX-FM 105.1 morning co-host Erica Lee will celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Happy Birthday Ms. Lee!


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