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May 2016

Logas In For Hedinger      5-3-16   
Mark Logas will be filling in for Bud Hedinger on Good Morning Orlando, Wednesday, May 4th through Friday, May 6th, on WFLF-AM 540/102.5-FM.  On Wednesday, Mark examines the topic of Global Warming and shares what his UCF students concluded once they researched both sides of the issue. On Thursday, Mark shares his sabbatical research report that confirms students entering college from K-12 know very little about their country or their government. On the first day of class over a one year period, less than half of his students could identify two or more of the Bill of Rights, identify a picture of Ronald Reagan, or correctly answer how many representatives and senators serve in Congress. More shocking is the lack of commitment from elected officials or school leaders to stop the epidemic of ignorance. On Friday, Mark tackles the legacy of Mayor Buddy Dyer and shares what his Valencia students thought about the Orlando City Council after attending a meeting in person.

Stan Anderson Passes
     5-4-16
It's with sadness we report the death of Stan Anderson.
Stan passed on Monday, May 2, at the age of 80 in Bradenton. Stan was an early and major contributor to this site, and for that we are thankful. In Memory  

Birthdays This Week    5-8-16
Von Rommell Fernandes celebrates on Tuesday as well as WMFQ-FM 99.2 Program Director/Morning co-host Bill Barr. Rick Brady blows out the candles on Wednesday. Happy Birthday to you all. 

Conway In For Hedinger
    5-9-16  
Simon Conway, who is based in Des Moines, will be subbing for Bud Hedinger today and tomorrow on WFLF-AM 540/102.5 FM.

Movin' On Up    5-9-16
Cox Media Group has added WCFB-AM 94.5 to the stations under the oversight of Operations Manager/Director of Branding & Programming, Stevie DeMann.
Stevie has been overseeing WWKA-FM 92.3, WPYO-FM 95.3 and the new Spanish Hot AC WCFB-HD2 107.3  and will continue with those stations as well. 
In addition, Drew Anderssen has been promoted to Operations Manager for WDBO-FM 96.5, WDBO-AM 580 and WMMO-FM 98.9. Anderssen is currently the News Talk Format Coordinator for CMG’s News Talk Stations nationwide and Director of Branding & Programming for WDBO-FM and ESPN 580 AM.
Both will report to Regional Vice President and General Manager for Orlando and Jacksonville, Susan Larkin. 

DJ Mo Does Syndication     5-12-16  
"DJ Mo Radio - Fresh New Music & The Hypest Throwbacks!" has joined the line-up at WYPW-FM 99.9 "DJ Mo Radio - Fresh New Music & The Hypest Throwbacks!" has joined the line-up at WYPW-FM 99.9 Tampa's, brand new "Power 100" every Sunday at 7PM. DJ Mo Radio can also be heard live on WPRK-FM 91.5 Friday from 5PM-7PM and WRSG-FM 91.5/FM 101.7 in Middlebourne-Sistersville, West Virginia every Friday at 7PM. 

April PPMs Are In      5-12-16 
 
See them here. The WPOZ family of stations are missing and here is why;
Inside Radio has the explanation. Read it here.

Birthdays This Week       5-16-16
Happy birthday to
WFKS-FM 95.1 Program Director/Afternoon host, Kevin Campbell today. Tomorrow, WOMX-FM 105.1 Morning co-host Jay Edwards blows out the 42 candles on his cake. On Wednesday,  WYKS-FM 105.3's Ryan Dupree celebrates his 33rd.  Happy birthday to you both.


iHeart Media Purchases Translator    5-18-16

104.5 the Beat” now has a permanent home on translator W283AN on WTKS-HD2 104.5. iHeart Media closed on the purchase from Reach Communications, Inc for $500,000. iHeart had been in an LMA with Reach Communications.


Happy Birthdays And Anniversaries   5-21-16
Happy birthday to to Shannon Burke, tomorrow, "Uncle Russie" Ross celebrates his 42nd year of his radio career as well on Sunday, the 22.  J.J. Duling, currently a Consultant/Strategic Advisor at Tom Kent Radio Network, blows out the candles on Tuesday the 24th, and happy anniversary to WDBO-AM 580 on their 92nd year on the air, Tuesday. 

Smooth 100.9 Drops Soft AC Format
   5-24-16
JVC Media owned WXJZ-FM 100.9 has dropped the Soft Adult Contemporary format and is now simulcasting the Classic Hits of the '60s, '70s and  '80s on WYGC-FM 104.9.


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