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November 2012


"Crash" Has Left The Building       11-1-12
After eighteen years on Orlando radio, first on WDIZ-FM 100.3 then on WJRR-FM 101.1, Crash has left the radio business to pursue his own business; KnuckleNap.com

Bob Dempsey Passes     11-2-12
O.K. Walters sends along the sad news that Bob Dempsey has passed away. "A long time (40+ year) Orlando area radio salesman has passed.  Bob Dempsey worked for many different stations over his years, including Clear Channel and Genesis, and most recently had a small agency.  Many long timers will know Bob - one of my favorite people in the business." Read about Bob here:  
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Another Legend Passes     11-3-12
Jim Brand with over forty years in the Gainesville market died today. Williams Thomas Funeral Home will be handling arrangements for Jim's service. More details as they become available.

Happy Birthday!     11-3-12
Happy Birthday to, one of the busiest people in Central Florida, Kevin Baldinger on Sunday Nov. 4.

After Further Review Has Been Cancelled    11-5-12
"After Further Review" on Rivalz Sports Group, Inc.'s WRSO-AM 810 has been replaced by more Yahoo Sports programming. Mark Fererra, John Pelkey and Brian Wineger were the co-hosts and producer, respectively.  

Happy Birthday!    11-7-12
Happy birthday to a female pioneer in Central Florida Radio,
Pat Flannagan the only woman to host  WDBO-AM 580's "Nightline".

Movin' On Up     11-8-12
Stevie DeMann at WPYO-FM 95.3 has just celebrated five years with Cox Media Group and now celebrates becoming the new Operations Manager for WPYO-FM 95.3 and WWKA-FM 92.3. Susan Larkin, Vice President/Market Manager said: "He is very talented in developing morning show talent which will be a great asset to WWKA.” In other moves at CMG Orlando, JR Schumann takes over as Program Director at  WWKA-FM 92.3. Hildi the current Assistant Music Director at WMMO-FM 98.9 takes over as Program Director.

President's Speakers Town Hall Series     11-9-12
Marc Bernier's next guest in the President's Speakers Town Hall Series, on Monday, November 12 will be Senator Bill Nelson. The event at 7PM will be in the Gale Lemerand auditorium, in the Capt Willie Miller building. There will be a live interactive Q&A with the audience and the entire event will be broadcast live on WNDB-AM 1150.

Happy Birthday!     11-10-12
Happy birthday on Sunday 11-11, to the newly appointed Operations Manager for WPYO-FM 95.3 and WWKA-FM 92.3, Stevie DeMann.

'Tis The Season...Already?     11-11-12
The first Central Florida Radio station to begin to play Christmas music is WLRQ-FM 99.3.

Movin' On Up     11-13-12
Adam Chappelle, WNDB-AM 1150's Assistant News Director, has been appointed News Director at Black Crow Media's seven station Valdosta, Georgia cluster. Congratulations Adam.

Back In The Morning Chair      11-16-12
The revised line-up at WRSO-AM 810 has put Doc (Holliday) back in the morning drive chair. He's on from 7AM-10AM.

Happy Birthday!        11-18-12
Happy birthday on Monday to Oddo from "The BS"  (The Buckethead Show) on WTKS-FM 104.1 and to Paul Walker of Walker Broadcasting

WLBE Gets New GM     11-18-12
O.K. Walters has been hired at WLBE-AM 790 to be the new General Manager. Congratulations O.K.!

A Busy Birthday Week    11-24-12
Happy Birthday to the "Commodore" Jim Philips, who turns 65 tomorrow, (Sunday). Celebrating on Monday will be Patrick Fowler, better known as Tuddle.  On Thursday, WXXL-FM 106.7's Johnny Magic blows out 49 candles and on Friday,  WNDB-AM 1150 host Marc Bernier turns 57. Here's wishing you all a very happy birthday.

Daniel Dennis Has Left The Building       11-2612
Daniel Dennis, a long time member of the "Monsters" on WTKS-FM 104.1, has not been able to come to terms with the management of the station after 16 years.

President's Speakers Town Hall Series     11-27-12
Marc Bernier's next guest in the President's Speakers Town Hall Series, on Thursday, November 29, will be John R. Schmidt, author of The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad.  The event at 7PM will be in the Gale Lemerand auditorium, in the Capt Willie Miller building.

New Afternoon Partner At WPOZ     11-28-12 
Jennifer Winborn,  has joined Dean O'Neal at WPOZ-FM 88.3 in the afternoon. Jennifer comes to Orlando from KVNE-FM 89.5 in Tyler Texas.

Movin' on Up      11-29-12
Congratulations to Nick Figueredo who has been named Assistant Program Director at  WDBO-FM 96.5

Colin Brady Passes    11-29-12
Tom Benson of "Media Confidential" has let us know that Colin G. Brady, producer of the "Shannon Burke Show"  has died. He was just 43 years old. Colin also worked at WFLF-AM 540 and WORL-AM 660. We'll have more details as they become available.

They're Back....     11-30-12
Pat Lynch and Taco Bob are returning to mornings at WJRR-FM 101.1 on Monday morning at 5AM. They will be followed by Mel Taylor from 10AM-3PM, Dickerman from 3PM-7PM and LT from 7PM-Midnight.


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