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May 2006


Chris Morgan
Passes  5-1-06

Chris Morgan aka Jeff Summers the WKMG-TV "Local 6" traffic reporter passed away. Chris was working for Traffic Management as a manager operating the DOT cameras and updating the 511system. Chris had a stroke and was thought to be on the road to recovery.    In Memory


Sarah Maduri Joins Genesis Communications As Manager/Digital Website Development  5-3-06
Sarah Maduri takes on the newly created position of overseeing web development including pod casting, video, marketing and interactive digital platforms for all radio stations. Maduri began her career at Westwood One as Affiliates Manager in New York and later was Director of Sales for Townhall.com in Washington, DC. Brad James, VP Of Programming and Marketing, commented, "Sarah brings a wealth of experience to Genesis in the digital arena. She will help position the company to strongly compete in the new world of broadcasting." Maduri will be based in Tampa, Florida. Genesis Communications, Inc owns and operates WWBA "NewsTalk AM 1040"/WHBO "SportsRadio AM 1470" in Tampa, WHOO-AM 1080 "ESPN’S AM 1080"/ WAMT-AM 1190 "TalkRadio AM 1190" in Orlando and WIXC-AM 1060 "Brevard's ESPN AM 1060" in Melbourne.


KUA.net discuss Internet safety on Radio Disney    5-8-06

Equipping children with the skills they need to safely navigate the Internet is the subject of a 30-minute talk show on WDYZ-AM 990, Radio Disney this Saturday, May 13. Radio Disney hosts K.T. and Gabe interview two Internet experts from KUA.net, a Kissimmee-based Internet service provider owned by Kissimmee Utility Authority. These experts include vice president of information technology Jef Gray and Internet systems coordinator Jason Borders. "As an Internet provider in our community since 1998, KUA.net has a responsibility to share both the benefits and dangers of the Internet," said Gray. "This radio program addresses the important issues while keeping the message simple and fun."


The Numbers Are In...     5-18-06

1.  WCFB-FM 94.5 2.  WMGF-FM 107.7 3. WPYO-FM 95.3 (T).  WWKA-FM 92.3 5.  WMMO-FM 98.9 6.  WDBO-AM 580
(T)  WPOZ-FM 88.3 8.  WJHM-FM 101.9 9.  WXXL-FM 106.7 10.  WNUE-FM 98.1 11.  WOMX-FM 105.1 (T)  WTKS-FM 104.1
13. WRUM-FM 100.3 14.  WMFE-FM 90.7 15.  WJRR-FM 101.1 (T)  WLOQ-FM 103.1 17.  WHTQ-FM 96.5 18.  WFLF-AM 540
19. WOCL-FM 106.9   20.  WPCV-FM 97.5 21.  WOKB-AM 1600  22.   WPRD-AM 1440 23.  WEUS-AM 810 (T)  WRMQ-AM 1140
 (T)  WUCF-FM 89.9  26.  WQTM-AM 740 27.  WHOO-AM 1080 (T)  WLAA-AM 1680 (T)  WONQ-AM 1030 30.  WRLZ-AM 1270

 (T) WTLN-AM 950


Mike Harvey and SuperGold Returns
     5-19-06
Mike Harvey and his syndicated program, SuperGold return to the Orlando airwaves Saturday, May 20 on WEUS-AM 810 "Big 810 AM", from 6PM to Midnight.  Mike also hinted he may be on WEUS-AM on a daily basis with a new syndicated daily show by summer. Stay tuned... 


Dick Ravenhill Passes
    
5-20-06
Thanks to Sam Stratton, the grandson of Dick Ravenhill for this obituary.
Richard C. Ravenhill
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Richard C. Ravenhill, 84, of Marshall, formerly of Leesburg, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Cremation. Services are pending.
Born Aug. 1, 1921, in Portland, Ore., he was the son of the late Clifford Ravenhill and Elva Williams Ravenhill. He attended Missouri Valley College and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had lived in Leesburg most of his life and was a retired radio broadcaster in Orlando and Leesburg. Survivors include two sons, Richard Ravenhill and wife Karen of Columbia and Robert Ravenhill and wife Jan of Marshall; two  daughters, Sara Stratton and husband Tom of Topeka, Kan., and Helen Ravenhill and husband, Ed Meltzer, of Kansas City; one brother, Ronald Ravenhill of Phenix City, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Colin Ravenhill and wife Stefanie of Watkinsville, Ga., Scott Ravenhill of Los Angeles, Calif., Sam Stratton of Lawrence, Kan., Laura Stratton and Joel Stratton of Topeka, Kan., Rachel Brown and husband Rob of St. Louis, Martha Ravenhill of Washington, D.C., and Gerri Ravenhill of Ft. Worth, Texas; and one great-grandson, Jacob Ravenhill of Watkinsville, Ga.


The Terry Mason Scholarship for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting   
5-23-06
Jeff Cassell who worked with Terry (as Jeff Allen), mornings at WGTO-AM 540 in early to mid 90's has asked us to pass this along.
Terry Marshall England, known best by his air name "Terry Mason" was one of Nebraskaıs best-known radio broadcasters. From his early years in the Junior Achievement "Air Time" companies at KFAB and student radio at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to his professional  career at KOIL and KKAR in Omaha and other radio stations in Iowa and Florida, (WWZN-AM 540, WGTO-AM 540, WOTS-AM 1220) Terry was a consummate professional. Born in 1953, he died of heart failure at age 52 on Dec. 22nd, 2005, after a 10-year battle with type 1 diabetes. A friend to all who knew him, Terry is especially remembered as a mentor to young broadcasters, and offered dozens of talented people their first job in radio. Those individuals often went on to their own successful radio careers.
Terry truly loved radio, and always used every skill he had ­ including his quick wit and encyclopedic knowledge of pop music ­ to create the best possible show for his listeners. With your help, a memorial scholarship will be set up in Terryıs name to be warded to a deserving UNO (University of Nebraska at Omaha) student with a demonstrated desire to blaze his or her own trail in radio, just as Terry did. A panel of Terryıs friends will choose the recipient based on recommendations from UNO professors, brief audition tapes from applicants and personal interviews with the top three prospective recipients.
Ninety-five cents of every dollar you contribute will be used to fund the scholarship, which will be presented during the Omaha Press Clubıs Scholarship Annual Awards Banquet every April. All contributions are tax-deductible. To endow the scholarship so that it can be awarded annually, we must raise $30,000 or more. For the mathematically challenged, thatıs: 100 contributions of $300; or 300 contributions of $100; or 600 contributions of $50; Or any combination thereof.
Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to the OPC Foundation and mail to:
OPC Foundation/Terry Mason Scholarship
P.O. Box 4842 
Omaha, NE 68104-0842


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