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April 2010

Black Crow Seeks 120 Day Extension      4-12-10
Since filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in January, Black Crow Media is asking for an extension to file as late as September 9. In the request for the extension they have stated “instead of receiving the breathing spell that Chapter 11 is designed to provide”, Black Crow has “spent copious amounts of time focused primarily on discovery and trial preparation” ahead of the evidentiary hearings on March 19. Paul C. Stone is offering financing to Black Crow “post-petition financing” as debtor-in-possession in the amount of $1.5 million.

Erica Lee Vying For Woman Of  The Year
   4-14-10
Erica Lee, former WOMX-FM 105.1 morning co-host with Scott McKenzie is campaigning for 2010 Central Florida Woman of the Year. She hopes to help raise $50,000 in 10 weeks to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can visit cfl.mwoy.llsevent.org/EricaLee to help support her fundraising. Candidates are judged solely on their fundraising efforts-each dollar raised equals one vote. This fundraiser is personal for Erica. Her mother, Marilyn, died of lymphoma 10 years ago. And radio partner Scott McKenzie was diagnosed with lymphoma two years ago. Ms. Lee feels a reunion of sorts will take place at a May 13th fund-raiser for her cause at Ember in downtown Orlando. It’s a happy hour event from 5 to 8 p.m. Another event follows May 27 at Jack’s Steak House in Baldwin Park.

WDBO Wins Associated Press Awards    4-18-10
WDBO-AM 580 has come away as winners once again at annual Associated Press awards banquet held Saturday, April 17th, in Orlando.  Drew Petrimoulx won the award for the Best Investigative Series for his series "Boozing and Cruising."  Again this year, WDBO was recognized as the best overall radio news operation in the state of Florida, according to the Associated Press.  In other categories, WDBO was named first runner up for the best long range news cast in the state of Florida.  WDBO was a finalist for Best Investigative Reporting for Bob Hazen's series on Alan Grayson's earmark to the Florida Civil Rights Association.  Mike Synan finished as a finalist for best news reporter in the state of Florida.  WDBO was also recognized for having the best Web site by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

WZCC
Returns To The Air    4-25-10
After going dark in July of 2009, WZCC-AM 1240, Cross City, has returned to the airwaves. John Elliott, CEO of Suncoast Radio, Inc. is bringing oldies, branded as "The Music of Our Generation" to 1240. 

NBA Playoffs and Sunday Night Baseball
Coming   4-27-10
Thanks to Program Director Liz Litterello for letting us know that WIXC-AM 1060 will be carrying the NBA playoffs and Sunday night baseball at 7PM

Birthdays This Week    4-27-10
Celebrating this week, WOMX-FM 105.1's Bobby Smith on Tuesday, WWKA-FM 92.3's morning man Doc, turns 49 on Wednesday. Buddy Pittman will celebrate his 58th on Saturday. Happy birthday guys!

WELE Owner Accepts Plea Bargain    4-28-10
WELE-AM 1380 owner, Doug Wilhite, accused of  having sex with teenagers and watching teens have sex in his Ormond Beach home accepted a plea deal in court on Wednesday. He walked out of court being sentenced to two years house arrest, and 13 years probation and avoiding all but two of the 15 charges he was facing. On his way out of court Wilhite told WFTV,  "I Wish that they hadn't started these rumors and put them on the internet and encouraged each other to corroborate them, but I do forgive them," Wilhite said. Wilhite was acquitted in a trial last year, where a boy testified he had sex with Wilhite in his home.  Wilhite also told WFTV; "I'm too tired and too unhealthy to go to trial. I've been through a lot, my family's been through a lot and probation was preferable to me." 

Black Crow Granted Extension      4-30-10
The U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Black Crow Media Chapter 11 case has given the company an extension of the period for its right to file a reorganization plan over the objections of GE Capital. “The judge affirmed his previous finding that the company’s operations are stable and that GE Capital’s interests are adequately protected.” GE Capital recently filed an adversary complaint with the court seeking a ruling that it has a secured right to all of the pre-petition accounts receivable of Black Crow, along with its other assets. GE Capital says it is owed nearly $38.9 million as Black Crow’s senior lender. A hearing on the GE complaint is set for next month.


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