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March 2013


Blosé Gone From WNDB    3-4-13
Morning host at WNDB-AM 1150, Greg Blosé has left the station. Greg has taken a position with the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Al Smith has taken the main chair along side of Dave Laing.

Who's On First...   3-4-13
Thanks to Bill Watson for the following info on the MARC stations in the Gainesville area.  WKZY-FM 106.9  is now WPLL-FM 106.9 "The Pulse" simulcasting the Contemporary Christian format. WPLL-FM 101.7 has taken back the WDVH call letters and is a simulcast of 106.9 (from the same tower!). WAJD-AM 1390 is now "Your Liberal Talk Station".

Salem Brings WTLN Signal To West Volusia    3-6-13
Pennsylvania Media Associates, Inc. has closed on the purchase of FM translator W288BI in Deltona. Reach Communications, Inc. was the seller. Salem made the purchase  for $50,000 and will rebroadcast WTLN-AM 950.

Happy Birthday!     3-10-13
Celebrating birthdays this week are;
Kevin Fennessy celebrating on Sunday and Don Gould on Monday. Happy Birthday fellows!

Monsters Make Hot 100        3-15-13
Russ Rollins, Dirty Jim, Drunky The Bear and Soul Brother Kevin, known as "The Monsters" are the only local talk hosts to make the "Heavy 100" list from Talkers Magazine. They came in at number 57.

 

Happy Birthday!     3-18-13
Happy birthday to WPOZ-FM 88.3 morning co-host Ellis Feaster.

February PPM ratings     3-20-13
No real changes in the February PPM ratings from Arbitron. See them here.

Happy Birthday!     3-23-13
Happy 57th birthday to former WDBO-AM 580 producer Mark Hellinger today and tomorrow Dennis Winslow will blow out the candles, Happy birthday fellows!

The Groove Has Lost It's Groove         3-24-13 
Thanks For The Memories!!! That's the way "The Groove" group of stations, WGRV-FM 93.1 Melbourne, 103.3 Palm Bay and 103.3 Cocoa Beach has announced the end of their broadcasting a smooth jazz format after eight plus years. 

WMEL Is Back on The Air      3-25-13
The pros at WMEL-AM 1300 have the station back on the air as of 5PM this afternoon. Congrats to John Harper and his team.

Storm Takes WMEL Off The Air     3-25-13
The storms that passed through Central Florida yesterday, knocked down a 200 foot tall tower and the winds also took part of the roof off the station at WMEL-AM 1300 in Cocoa. Power surges also ruined the transmitter. 

WLQH Purchases FM Translator    3-26-13
Suncoast Radio, Inc has purchased an FM translator from Reach Communications. The translator is located in Newberry. The sale price was $20,000. Suncoast will be re-broadcasting The True Oldies heard on WLQH-AM 940 and WZCC-AM 1240.

The KRO Moves Up The Coast      3-26-13
WKRO-FM 93.1 has been re-branded by owners Southern Stone Communications of Florida, LLC as “Coast Country 93.1". The city-of-license has changed from Edgewater to Port Orange. Other changes include an expanded morning show staff with Gerry McCracken and Michelle McCoy (who came over from WHKR-FM 102.7)  joining Program Director "Kingbird". 

Cigar Dave On The Move    3-27-13
The Cigar Dave Show will be moving to it's new home on WDBO-FM 96.5 beginning on April 6. "The General" will be heard Saturdays from 6PM-8PM.


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