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April 2015


WSJZ Becomes 95 Rock     4-1-15
Cumulus Media, Inc. has announced WSJZ-FM 95.9 has flipped from Sports to Rock. The former Sports station signed on as the all-new 95 Rock, Brevard’s Rock Station. WSJZ-FM and sister station WLZR-AM 1560 were previously programmed as a Sports combo. WLZR will continue programming as "Sports Radio AM 1560 The Fan", the Space Coast’s CBS Sports affiliate. The new on-air lineup for 95 Rock will feature: Mornings with Bubba the Love Sponge, followed by Marci Wiser in Middays, Pyke@Night, and Loveline for Late Night. 

Cumulus Media, Inc. announces that WSJZ-FM Melbourne turned up the volume today at 6:00pm Eastern as the former Sports station signed on as the all-new 95 Rock, Brevard’s Rock Station. WSJZ-FM and sister station WINT-AM were previously programmed as a Sports combo. WINT-AM will continue programming as Sports Radio AM 1560 The Fan, the Space Coast’s ESPN Radio affiliate. The new on-air lineup for 95 Rock will feature: Mornings with Bubba the Love Sponge, followed by Marci Wiser in Middays, Pyke@Night, and Loveline for Late Night. 95 Rock also begins its search for a new Program Director/Afternoon Drive host. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply at cumulusradio.jobs@cumulus.com (EEO) Troy Hanson, Corporate Program Director/Rock Formats for Cumulus said: “We are delighted (yep, I’m bringing that word back) to bring Rock back to Melbourne with Brevard’s Rock Station 95 Rock. The Space Coast is ready to wake up with Bubba and his talented crew, and will now get a full dose of great bands like Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Guns n’ Roses, The Black Keys, AC/DC, Nirvana and more.”

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Cumulus Media, Inc. announces that WSJZ-FM Melbourne turned up the volume today at 6:00pm Eastern as the former Sports station signed on as the all-new 95 Rock, Brevard’s Rock Station. WSJZ-FM and sister station WINT-AM were previously programmed as a Sports combo. WINT-AM will continue programming as Sports Radio AM 1560 The Fan, the Space Coast’s ESPN Radio affiliate. The new on-air lineup for 95 Rock will feature: Mornings with Bubba the Love Sponge, followed by Marci Wiser in Middays, Pyke@Night, and Loveline for Late Night. 95 Rock also begins its search for a new Program Director/Afternoon Drive host. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply at cumulusradio.jobs@cumulus.com (EEO) Troy Hanson, Corporate Program Director/Rock Formats for Cumulus said: “We are delighted (yep, I’m bringing that word back) to bring Rock back to Melbourne with Brevard’s Rock Station 95 Rock. The Space Coast is ready to wake up with Bubba and his talented crew, and will now get a full dose of great bands like Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Guns n’ Roses, The Black Keys, AC/DC, Nirvana and more.”
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WAMT Flips        4-6-15
WAMT-AM 1190 has flipped from News/Talk "Gotta Know Now" to an ethnic (Haitian) format.  


Former Producer To Take Plea Deal         4-6-15
Chand Worob, former producer at WNDB-AM 1150, will enter a no contest plea to child porn charges on Wednesday according to the Daytona Beach News Journal. Under the agreement, Worob will be sentenced to five years in prison followed by 10 years sex offender probation and must register as a sex offender.


America's Morning Show Joins The Wolf         4-9-15
Starting next Monday, 4-13-15, WOTW-FM 103.1, "The Wolf", will be waking you up with "America's Morning Show". Blair Garner, Terri Clark, Chuck Wicks, Robin Meade and Erika Grace Powell are all part of the crew. This show replaces Bubba The Love Sponge in the AM.


Happy Birthday!       4-9-15
Voice track artist and central Florida Radio personality Kathy Aparo celebrates a birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday Kathy!


More Changes At WOTW     4-10-15
"The Wolf", 
WOTW-FM 103.1 will be adding Cumulus Media’s NASH programming Kickin’ it with Kixand American Country Countdown to the schedule. See "A Closer Look" for more.


Happy Birthday!      4-11-15
A good friend of this website, "Slats" (Tim Guinane) celebrates tomorrow. On Monday, former morning man Timmy Vee, Tracey Young and Shawn Burke. Tuesday sees
Steve Schiffman blow out the candles. Happy birthday to you all!


Jay Love Returns      4-12-15
Jay Love is back on Orlando Radio. He is the New Host of the "Classic Dance Showcase" on WOCL-FM 105.9 on Saturdays 7PM-12AM. Welcome back Jay!


Jarvis Smith Passes      4-13-15 
 
In Memory


Bobby Smith
On The Move     4-14-15
CBS Radio has named WJHM-FM 101.9's Bobby Smith as its new program director at WRDW-FM 96.5 “96.5 Amp Radio” in Philadelphia. Congratulations Bobby!


Congrats To Dawn Campbell       4-15-15
Cox Media Groups' Dawn Campbell  is named to Radio Ink magazine’s 2015 list of Future African-American leaders. Dawn is the Assistant Director of Branding & Programming as well as  for WCFB-FM 94.5 & WPYO-FM 95.3 and Promotions Manager for WCFB as well.


Welcome John Boyle     4-16-15
Cumulus Media welcomes John Boyle as the first Program Director of the all-new 95 Rock (WSJZ-FM 95.9), Brevard's Rock Station. Boyle was previously Promotion Director and Director and Producer of Artist Performance Videos for Entercom Sacramento's six-station cluster. Prior to that, he held Program Director positions in San Luis Obispo, CA (KZOZ), Bakersfield, CA (KKXX), and Lansing, MI (WWDX).


Nielsen March PPMs     4-16-15
Where did your favorite station rate in March? go here to find out.


Eric Metaxas Airs In Central Florida      4-20-15       
Author, columnist and TV personality Eric Metaxas joined the Salem Media Group and will be heard on two Central Florida stations. WLKF-AM 1430 will air his show from 10PM-Midnight and Salem's WTLN-AM 950 will air the program from 3PM-4:30PM weekdays.


Happy Birthdays    4-21-15
WMMO-FM 98.9, Program Director Hildi celebrates tomorrow (Wed) and Bubba The Love Sponge turns 49 on Thursday.


WDYZ Returns To The Air     4-22-15    
Salem Communications returns WDYZ-AM 990 to the air with their Spanish Contemporary Christian format on Apr 9, 2015.

Congrats To WUFT     4-23-15
WUFT-FM 89.1 has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Small Market Radio category. The categories were Feature Reporting and Use of Sound/Video. Congratulations on this prestigious honor.

Happy Birthday!    4-27-15
Bobby Smith former Program director at WJHM-FM 101.9  now at  WRDW-FM 96.5 “96.5 Amp Radio” in Philadelphia celebrates today. Doc Holiday turns 54 tomorrow. Buddy Pittman celebrates number 63 on Friday. Also blowing out the candles on Friday is WROD-AM 1340/FM 104.7's Frank Scott as well as
Chuck Agostinelli  producer for Gene Burns at WKIS-AM 740. Happy birthday to you all!


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