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February 2012


Happy Birthday!    2-2-12
Happy Birthday to former WOMX-FM 105.1 morning co-host Erica Lee

Skid Is Out The Door    2-4-12
WWKA-FM 92.3 long time morning show producer,
Mark "Skid" Lavin has been let go by the station. "Skid" was part of the morning crew for the past nine years.

Michael Bryan on The Move     2-4-12
WXXL-FM 106.7's Program Director/Digital Program Director, Michael Bryan, has been named Operations Manager for Clear Channel's Nashville cluster. Michael will continue
his Orlando duties until a replacement is named.

Happy Birthday!    2-4-12
Ray Michaels, WSBH-FM 98.5, "The Beach" Operations Manager and Morning Show host's birthday is this Sunday. Ray Michaels has been part of Central Florida radio for more than 20 years. Ray’s journeyed career has included stops in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Austin, Texas and now back in Melbourne at 98.5 -The Beach". Ray is probably best known for his long tenure at Central Florida’s original “oldies” station, "Cool 105.9" (WOCL-FM 105.9) in Orlando. Ray was part of the on-air staff at Cool from beginning to end, eleven years in all. Ray also enjoyed a five year run as morning host of 103.7, WQOL in Vero Beach. He’s interviewed dozens of
artists and celebrities on the air and even once shared the mic with the legendary Wolfman Jack. Ray has also produced hundreds of radio and television commercials for advertisers all over the country, and even voiced an award winning documentary on the history of the city of Indialantic. Happy Birthday Ray!
Dave Poore
Station Manager
WSBH 98.5 The Beach
We'd like to add our wishes for a Happy Birthday, Ray 

WKFL "Kickin' Country" Is On The Air      2-5-12
WKFL-AM 1170 is on the air in Bushnell as of 3PM on Feb. 1.  LMA operator Zeigler Media Svcs is programming Classic Country, Bluegrass and Western Swing. "Kickin' Country 1170" has the "Rowdy Radio Show" live from 6AM-10AM Mon-Fri .

Jana Sutter Gets Busier     2-9-12
Jana Sutter who is the Assistant Program Director/Music Director and Midday host at WXXL-FM 106.7 as well as middays at WMGF-FM 107.7 will now handle middays for Clear Channel's Premium Choice Adult Contemporary service. 

Happy Birthday!    2-11-12
WTKS-FM 104.1 "Philips Phile" member Jana Banana celebrates her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Jana!

Birthdays This Week    2-13-12
We'd like to wish Happy Birthday to WPGS-AM 840 morning host Ron Bisson and Cap'n Chris Hill who both celebrate on Wednesday.

Leesburg Station Goes Silent    2-13-12
Rama Communications, WQBQ-AM 1410 has taken the station silent to carry out repairs to the station's transmitter.

Happy Birthday!     2-17-12
Happy birthday tomorrow, to WOMX-FM 105.1 morning host Scott McKenzie who turns 56.

WROD To Reach West Volusia    2-17-12
Volusia Broadcasting Company has purchased FM translator W284AV in Deltona for $110,000. Reach Communications, Inc. is the seller. The translator will rebroadcast oldies from WROD-AM 1340 in Daytona Beach. 

Market Wrap On The Move    2-17-12
"Market Wrap" with host Moe Ansari moves to 5PM weekdays on radio station WBZW-AM 1520-"The Biz" in Orlando, beginning Monday February 20, 2012.

Will Lin Be In?    2-20-12
The morning crew of "Johnny's House" on WXXL-FM 106.7 are trying their best to get Jeremy Lin to host the morning show during All-Star Weekend. They even put together a  video invitation.

Birthdays This Week      2-20-12
Alan Rock host of
the WUCF-FM 89.9 morning show, "Drivetime Jazz" celebrates on Monday. Michelle Murillo, long time Central Florida Radio talent, now a New York City talent, also celebrates on Monday.  On Thursday Carole NelsonDr. Ken Rabac and Paul Delaney  will blow out the candles. Friday, WHKR-FM 102.7's Denny Stone celebrates. On Saturday. "Mr. News" Mark Williams will do the happy dance. Happy Birthday to you all! 

New Mid-dayer For Mix    2-23-12
Clint "C.J." Robinson is headed to Orlando's WOMX-FM 105.1 as mid-day host. Robinson will replace
Dana Taylor who moved to mornings in 2011. "C.J." has been at WMFQ-FM 92.9 for the past five years in afternoons as well as webmaster for the Asterisk Communications Gainesville cluster. 

More On WROD Translator       2-24-12
We reported earlier this week the sale by Reach Communications of a Deltona FM translator to
Volusia Broadcasting Company and WROD-AM 1340 would be heard in West Volusia. Radio-Info is reporting that the translator will be moved to the WROD transmitter site and the FM translator won't extend it's signal beyond it's coverage area.

Fifth Annual Operation Princess    2-25-12
WXXL-FM 106.7's "Johnny's House" will be collecting prom dresses for girls who might not be able to attend prom. "Princess Project" is in it's fifth year. 

Bobby Knight Has left The Building    2-27-12
Longtime Central Florida Radio voice Bobby Knight, has left WVLG-AM 640 after six years. 

Rays To Be Heard On WMEL     2-29-12
WMEL-AM 1300 has announced they will be clearing select Tampa Bay Rays baseball games.

New Talk Host Comes To WDBO        2-29-12
WDBO-AM 580/FM 96.5 is moving Clark Howard to the 10PM-1AM time slot. Taking the 1PM-3PM will be Mel Robbins. Robbins hosts “Monster in Law” on the A&E cable channel.  She also worked  as a public defender in Manhattan for five years. Robbins will make frequent trips to Orlando with her program originating from her Massachusetts farm. 

Lisa Leaves WA1A     2-29-12
Lisa Moldovan,  morning co-host with Timmy Vee at "WA1A" WOCA-FM 107.1 has announced that her last day will be today (2/29). Looks like she will join her family business in New York.


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