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August 2014


Shannon Returns   8-2-14
Shannon Burke has signed a deal with WRSO-AM 810/FM 93.1 and Cox Media Group's WHPT-FM 102.5 (The Bone in Tampa), to air his own weeknight show on both stations. Burke's new gig begins Monday, Aug 4 at 7PM running until 10PM.

Happy Birthday!       8-3-14
Celebrating a birthday today is WOCL-FM 105.9's Domino. On Monday, CFLRadio.net celebrates 11 years on the Internet. Jana Sutter blows out the candles on Wednesday. Doris Ashwell turns 88 on Friday. Larry "Vee" Flegle celebrates on Sat. Happy birthday all!

Movin' On Up        8-4-14  
Congratulations are in order to Hunter at WNDT-FM 92.5, WNDD-FM 95.5 and WNDN-FM 107.9 as she is named the new Program Director. 

Clear Channel Adds 2 Translators       8-4-14     
Clear Channel Broadcasting has purchased two translators from Reach Communications. Both translators, W246BO 97.1 in Deltona and W246BT 97.1 Clermont were rebroadcasting Christian radio "Reach FM". Clear Channel is re-broadcasting WRUM-FM 100.3 on the Clermont translator.

Mark Kaye Comes To WDBO        8-12-14   
Mark Kaye, morning host at WAPE in Jacksonville, is joining WDBO-FM 96.5 for a Sunday evening program from 7PM-9PM.

Disney Station For Sale        8-13-14
The Walt Disney Company announced it plans to sell 23 of its 24 stations. WDYZ-AM 990 is included in the sale. The ultimate plan is to move all Radio Disney programming to digital distribution as the target audience is moving to satellite radio and online listening. Broadcasting & Cable reports the stations will go dark September 26.

Former Station Owner Hal Gore Passes        8-14-14    
Thanks to Kris Earl Philips for letting us know that Harold "Hal" Gore of Vero Beach and Sky Valley, Georgia died on August 8. Hal was in the broadcasting business for 60 years.  In 1978 Hal established Gore Broadcasting Inc. and owned & operated WROD-AM 1340 and WSBB-AM 1230 among other radio properties.
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WELE Changes Hands        8-14-14    
As of Aug 5, WELE-AM 1380 formally changed ownership. Goliath Radio is now owned by Bethune-Cookman University

Happy Birthday!        8-16-14
Happy 68th birthday to longtime WDBO-AM 580/FM 96.5 morning man, now retired, Jim Turner

Birthdays This Week        8-17-14
Celebrating on Monday; That "Coffee Talk" lady, Liz Litterello as well as Program Director/Morning co-host at WNDT-FM 92.5, WNDD-FM 95.5 and WNDN-FM 107.9, Hunter. Bobby Sharpe celebrates on Tuesday and Jay Waggoner blows out the candles on Wednesday. Happy birthday to all of you!

SBK Is O-U-T        8-19-14
Soul Brother Kevin has chosen to leave the WTKS-FM 104.1 "Monsters In the Morning" show. He has left Clear Channel to pursue other interests after contract negotiations broke down. 

Changes AT WPOZ       8-24-14
Beginning Monday, Aug 25, WPOZ-FM 88.3's Tracy Leek moves to middays. Suzanne Lynn goes from middays to afternoon drive, teaming with Deano

Movin' On Up       8-24-14
Jennifer Winborn, midday co-host at WPOZ-FM 88.3, has been named Music Director and Assistant Program Director to Tate Luck

Happy Birthday!        8-24-14
Happy 66th to the retired Bill Bauman who spent many years in Orlando radio and TV.

Election Coverage       8-26-14
WDBO-FM 96.5 will be breaking in every 15 mins. to report election results from Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. For Volusia and Flagler counties you can tune to WELE-AM 1380n and WNDB-AM 1150/93.5-FM.

On The Move       8-27-14
Congratulations to WDBO-FM 96.5 news reporter Jonathan Beaton who is on his way to a job as a TV reporter in West Palm Beach. Jonathon, a University of Central Florida alumni,  began his radio career as an intern at WDBO in 2011. Later he became a full time reporter. His last day at WDBO is Sept. 5. 

Shannon Burke Is A Busy Man        8-30-14
Just after beginning syndication of his own evening show, Shannon Burke will move to the Noon-3PM slot over at WHPT-FM 102.5 "The Bone" in Tampa.

Happy Birthday!       8-30-14
WORJ-FM 107.7's Lee Arnold, celebrates a birthday on Tuesday, Aug 31. Lee keeps WORJ alive at worj.com. Happy Birthday, Lee!


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