Where Are They Now?
12-9-14  Jayde Donovan
Jayde Donovan has s left the morning show at WPOI-FM 101.5 (Hot 101.5) in Tampa after three years. Her new gig will be taking her to a larger market, as yet undisclosed. Jayde co-hosted ''Johnny & Jayde in the Morning'' on WXXL-FM 106.7 from 2007-2011.
12-6-14 Jason Bailey
Jason Bailey, or as we knew him "Buckethead" from WTKS-FM 104.1, WJRR-FM 101.1 and WXXL-FM 106.7, will join Atlanta's "Rock 100.5" WNNX-FM 100.5 morning show team on Dec. 15.
10-20-14-Brent Alberts
Brent has been named host of the 30 year old weekend program, "All Request Saturday Night" on Lansing Michigan's WMMQ-FM 94.9. He succeeds Larry Allen, the creator of the show and host for the last three decades, who died last December.
10-6-14 Doc Holliday
"Back in January along with my producer Samantha Brown, we built an online radio station right here in Saint Cloud, FL.  It is The Phoenix Rising Radio Network.  Our flagship show is my show, "The Doc Show Coast 2 Coast, " which airs Monday - Friday 6-9PM EST.  We also air "Freestyle Friday Nights" every Friday night for those who like dance music.  On Saturdays you can find me with a live show from 6-10PM EST "This Seventies Show."  I play 70's Hits, Rock and Disco.  Following that show, we air "Steve-O's Funky Disco Show" hosted by Steve Palser from 10 - Midnight.  Then on Sunday's, we run Country.  Starting at 8AM until 12 Noon, my producer, Samantha Brown aka "Bam Bam Sam" hosts "Country in The Cloud."  Following her at noon, we air a podcast "Tales of the South", and then continue a country stream until 6PM EST.  When we are not airing our shows or special programming, we have a 24/7 stream of the hits from the 80's through 00's.  We are always looking for new talents and programming.  We want to be the "One Stop Shop" for everyone's listening needs. We can be heard via the web of course, but we are available on apps as well.  We stream through Radio Loyalty, which allows our listeners to earn points as they listen for prizes, Mixlr, our website, and wait for it....wait for it... TuneIn!  Being on TuneIn is our biggest accomplishment as far as streaming.  We are really excited about it.  All of this can be captured on our website: www.docshowcoast2coast.com. You can also check out our FB page at Doc Holliday's Phoenix Rising Radio Network and we are on Twitter as well @Doccoast2coast.
9-19-14 Darrell Hammond  
Comedian Darrell Hammond with connections in Central Florida Radio at  WCAT-FM 106.7, WBJW-FM 105.1 and 
WTAI-FM 107.1 has been named to replace Don Pardo as the announcer for NBC's "Satuday Night Live". Darrell served longer than any other performer in the history of the NBC broadcast, working in the cast of SNL from 1995 until 2009. 
3-20-14 Alan Edwards  
"...after 30 years in Orlando I just relocated to Tucson, AZ where I plan to continue my retirement. After a long career including Orlando's, CK101, Z102, Metro Networks and Clear Channel,  I'm now enjoying a dry heat. Orlando will always be near and dear to me and I'd love to keep in touch with all my Central Florida friends. 
3-14-14 Stick On The Radio      
Stick On The Radio (Sam Day) is on the move. The former WXXL-FM 106.7 Music Director/Afternoon host is moving to Los Angeles in April. His last stop was at WNOU-FM 100.9 in Indianapolis as Music Director/Afternoons. Stick has also been in San Antonio, Columbus Ohio, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
2-22-14 "Slats (Tim Guinane)       
"Just wanted to let ya know that I've been back in Cleveland since 10/11 doing mornings on WNCX(FM 98.5). Yup, with CBS again too. Re-upped last year, signed a multi-year deal so got lucky...bought a house (again) so will be here awhile..." 
Al Fiala     2-6-14
Al worked at WJHM-FM 101.9  for 11 years, from 1988-1999. He was the Research Director, Assistant Music Director, Interim Program Director and then Music Director. From 2000 to 2013 Al was the Sr. Marketing Strategist then Advertising Research Manager at the Orlando Sentinel. In February of 2013 Al moved to WOFL-TV 35 as the Research Director.
12-23-13  Sheila Nardone now Sheila Hunter 
Sheila was a news anchor at WWNZ-AM 740. "I retired from radio in 2007, from KSL(-AM 1160) News Radio (a) CBS news affiliate in S(alt) L(ake) C(ity). I am now a biochemist living in Ogden Utah." 

12-23-13    Ken Charles
Program Director at WWNZ-AM 740 from 1988-1999, has been named Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel's Sacramento cluster.

10-6-13  Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore, former morning co-host on WWKA-FM 92.3, who left Orlando in 2007 for Nashville, will be heading to Colorado to her new gig. She'll join KYGO-FM 98.5 for middays.
9-21-13 Adam Chappelle who left WNDB-AM 1150 and WLOV-FM 99.5 in November of 2012 for Black Crow Media's Valdosta, GA cluster as News Director and Program Director has left the station. You can reach Adam at  adamchappelle@hotmail.com.

9-13-13 Stick on the Radio (Sam Day) former Afternoon/Night/Assistant Music Director at WXXL-FM 106.7, has been promoted to assistant Program Director/Music Director/night host at WKQI-FM 95.5 in Detroit.

9-9-13 Mike Murillo
Congratulations to Mike as he joins WTOP-FM 103.5 in Washington, D.C. as full time anchor and reporter.
 

8-1-13 Kevin Gardener
Kevin, the former Program Director at 'Star 94.5', WCFB-FM 94.5  has been named Program Director at Dallas' urban adult contemporary 
 KRNB in Dallas.

7-24-13 Mark Lavin 
After leaving WWKA-FM 92.3 after nine years, Mark, aka "Skid" has left "The Boxer Show" at Washington, D.C.'s WMZQ, where he was morning co-host and Executive Producer.

5-22-13 Mark Logas
 Since becoming a professor of political science over 10 years ago, Mark is often asked questions regarding current events and the Constitution. Mark was back on Central Florida radio this past Saturday afternoon on WFLA-AM 540/ 104.5 FM. "On The Mark with Mark Logas" aired between 5PM-6PM. Valencia College is committed to being involved in the community and for its professors to share their expertise. For almost a decade, WFLA has welcomed Valencia students into their studios, even providing them with internship opportunities. 
5-13-13 Shannon Burke
Besides hosting his own mid-day show on RadioIO,  Shannon is  "...now co-hosting "The Bubba the Love Sponge Show" out of Tampa.  Syndicated in 4 markets and growing."
4-30-13 Spider Wilson
Also known as 
BJ Barry from WOKB-AM 1600 checks in and let's us know "... I am now in Berlin, doing of course what I do - Radio" 

3-6-13 Brody (Nate Halegua)  
who worked at both WXXL-FM 106.7 and WJHM-FM 101.9 will join KUPL-FM 98.7 in Portland beginning March 20, 2013.

3-6-13 Brent Alberts  
who has deep Central Florida Radio roots has recently been named Program Director/afternoon host at  WXKR-FM 94.5  and Program Director at WXKR-HD2 in Toledo, Ohio.

2-16-13 Jill Strada  
former Program Director at WPYO-FM 9.31 has been named Assistant Program Director/Digital Brand Manager at Hot 96.9 WBQT-FM 96.9 in Boston.

12-31-12  Slammin' Sammy Suarez
Former WAOA-FM 107.1 Program Director,  has accepted the position of Program Director /Afternoon Drive slot at WMXZ-FM 95.9 in Charleston, SC.

12-28-12-Stacy Knerler
who was with Black Crow Media as Vice President/Market Manager from 1995 until this past June (over 17 years) is now with Cumulus in Atlanta. She is the General Sales Manager for WNNX-FM 100.5 "Rock 100.5" and Tampa's WHPT-FM 102.5 "The Bone".

11-14-12  Dave Bethune,
 former WDAT-AM 1380 personality checks in and let's us know where he is now. "...After working in the Daytona Beach area for almost 10 years, most of it with WDAT/WELE 1380AM… I moved to Ft. Myers and worked for 20 years as Super Dave Logan for Cat Country 107.1, now owned by Clear Channel. During my time there I was the Promotions Manager, Assistant Program Director and did several air shifts including middays and afternoons. I was laid off in 2011, rehired by Clear Channel in Panama City, but left there because I missed my Southwest Florida home. Recently I have started working part time with a friend in putting an online station together and am working full time in the health care industry. Anyone that would like to talk about the “old days” of radio in Daytona can reach me at SuperDaveLogan@aol.com.

9-13-12  Kevin Geddings,
 formerly of WROD-AM 1340/FM 104.7 has purchased the silent WSOS-AM 1170 in St. Augustine. Kevin's GLK Consultants LLC is the buyer and Norsan Consulting and Management, Inc. is the seller. The sales price was $75,000.
5-21-12  Downtown Billy Brown,
formerly the morning man at WOCL-FM 105.9, is now the morning host, Program Director and Operations Manager at  WZZS-FM 106.9 in  Zolfo Springs, FL
5-10-12  Brian Thomas,
who programmed WVRI-FM 101.1, WBJW-FM 105.1, WOMX-FM 105.1 and oversaw the launch and on-air presentation of WOCL-FM 105.9, is moving to Tampa as Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio on June 4.  Brian will be working with another Central Florida alumni, Ben Hill who is the Market Manager for CBS in Tampa. 

4-21-12 
  Drew Garabo,
is adding to his work schedule over in Tampa. Drew will be joining WHPT-FM 102.5 as mid- morning host from 10AM-Noon as "The Bone" goes to hot talk on Mon. Apr 23. Drew will continue his morning show on WSUN-FM 97.1.

3-30-12  Paul Duckworth,  
former WDBO-AM 580 Program Director,  has come out of retirement to program KVI-AM/KOMO-FM in Seattle.

2-24-12 John Summers
has moved from Dial Global's Oldies Plus Channel to the afternoon drive on slot on KLUV-FM 98.7.


1-28-12 Neal Mirsky 
Neal has joined EvansRadio in Palm Springs, California. He will manage the Affiliate Relations Division. Neal programmed 
WDIZ-FM 100.3  as well as WORJ-FM 107.7

12-28-11  Kevin Fennessy
"...
I wanted you to know that I joined WYRE-FM (105.5) in St. Augustine back on November 2nd as an Account Executive. Four weeks later, due to a staffing emergency, I was pulled off the street to be a production technician, producing the morning show, midday show, and VT'ing 3-7PM in a contemporary presentation, and handling all the station production and live remote broadcasts. I'll be working in this capacity until February, when I'll be back on the street representing the station...but will probably continue to be on the air in afternoons.
12-27-11 Steve Biddle  
("Steve Craig" of '70s era WDBO, WKIS, BJ-105, WDIZ) is now hosting Morning Edition on WFDD-FM 88.5, the Public Radio station at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Divorced from Sandie Corbin-Biddle ("Mrs. Roger Holler" from the old Orlando radio commercials, WKIS production director, Chapman & Costello Creative Director) a few years ago after a 25-year marriage. I underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery in July... was married to the former Tammy Benz a year ago... like a lot of folks, had to pretty much start from scratch at the age of 57. Now, all is well... strength returned, peaceful, happy and still on the radio in the mornings. Sigh.
12-21-11 Lou Josephs,
 "Retired from IT 5 years ago. I have an incurable brain disease. called Fronto Temporal Dementia. I have the behavioral variant. Still have many years in front of me while they try to find a cure. Google it if you want to know more. Doing ok, fighting off the effects as best I can. Always like to hear from old friends, my email is loujosephs@gmail.com".

12-21-11 Jim "Biff" Burns;  
"I have been working at U.S. Department of Homeland Security in public affairs at the Customs and Border Protection division in Washington, D.C. for the last few years. My official title is public affairs officer..."
12-20-11 David Isreal,
former program director at WOMX-FM 105.1 and WOCL-FM 105.9, has left Cox Media. David had an illustrious career. His résumé includes stops at Jacksonville's WAPE, New York's WNSR, WFVY and WXXJ and finally as Director of Branding and Marketing at the Palm Beach Post. David told Tom Taylor at Radio-Info.com that he's "relocating to his farm in the mountains of North Carolina, and planning to “enjoy the holidays."
12-18-11 Gene Burns And Dining Around Have Found A New Home
Gene along with his producer of Dining Around has found a new home in San Francisco. Beginning in January Gene will do afternoons at KKGN-AM 910. Gene will also resume "Dining Around" on Saturdays on KKGN as well.
12-13-11 Mike Miller
Host of WDBO-AM 580's 
“Niteline” is now the Director of Business Development and Corporate Sales at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.
12-13-11 Jayde Donovan
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 morning co-host Jayde Donovan is returning to Florida. WPOI-FM 101.5, Tampa has announced Jayde has signed on for AM drive beginning in January. 
12-2-11  Gene Burns Let Go From KGO
Gene Burns along with four other talk show hosts were let go from KGO-AM 810, San Francisco on Tuesday. Gene joined KGO in 1994. From Gene's Dining Around website: "From Gene Burns to our audience; Needless to say we were stunned at the news of the cancellation of the Gene Burns Program and Dining Around.  We deeply appreciate the many good wishes we have received from listeners and sponsors alike. While at the moment personal replies are impossible, we do want you to know that there are great things to come for both programs.  Please watch this site for updates which we will provide as matters develop and follow Joel on twitter @joelriddell thank you for your loyalty.  Gene and Joel 
12-9-11-Dennis Winslow
Dennis has announced his retirement after 5 years with Northern Broadcast Inc in Michigan. Dennis' plans include concentrating on his consulting business, Winslow Programming Strategies as well as other broadcast related business opportunities. Dennis is also a member of the Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame for his 20 years in the Atlanta.
12-5-11  Frank Reed
Frank Reed, a good friend of this website, has just celebrated, on Nov 28,  20 years at KTLY-FM 94.9 in Dallas. congratulations Frank!
11-23-11  Brenda Matthews
Long time Central Florida Radio voice, Brenda Matthews (Gardener) is now the mid-day host at Charlotte, North Carolina's  "K104.7", WKQC-FM 104.7.
11-17-11  Robin Walensky,
Former 
WDBO-AM 580 reporter now works for Mercury Arts Radio. She is anchor/reporter for television personality Glenn Beck's TheBlaze.com.
9-16-11 Mick Dolan
40 year radio veteran Mick Dolan was NOT an intellectual property included in the recent sale of WLOQ-FM 103.1. (I don't speak Spanish, me amigos).  Mick has previously been a part of radio stations in Kansas City, Louisville and in Orlando at WDIZ-FM 100.3 and WJRR-FM 101.1.  When not seeking permanent employment outside of broadcast radio,  Mick is Assistant Director of Operations at A7BN.com, an internet radio company that includes Rock100DIZ.com and SmoothJazz103LOQ.com; part time traffic reporter at NAVTEQ/traffic.com and is Secretary on the Board of Directors at non-profit Pledge4Patriots.com.
9-14-11 Bob Kelley
With the sale of WLOQ-FM 103.1, Bob Kelley, a twenty year veteran of the station, has found a new home at playing that smooth jazz on SmoothJazz103LOQ.com which is part of the Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network in Orlando.
9-14-11 Kevin "Crash" Davis
Crash checks in and let's us know he's the featured "featured" out-of-work radio person this week in All Access "...I sadly left WIND-FM  in January (against my will) after more than 8 years there as PD.

9-9-11 Melissa Moore, former morning co-host on WWKA-FM 92.3, who left Orlando for KSTP-FM 94.5 in Minneapolis in 2007, will be leaving to move to Nashville. 
9-5-11 Kay (Barone) Stelling.
former Program Director/News Director at WKIS-AM 740 and Florida's Radio Network. She also became Regional Account Manager for Florida's Radio Network, an Account Manager for the Cox Radio Group, a Senior Account Executive at Cox Interactive Media. Kay developed the plan for InsideCentralFlorida.com that hosted all of the Orlando Cox radio stations and WFTV Channel 9. Kay then became General Sales Manager at WFLF-AM 540. Kay now owns and operates an advertising and marketing company called Genius! Advertising and Marketing.
7-21-11 Greg Lake
Luvern Katzman let's us know Greg Lake formerly of WELE-AM 1380 is now operating a voiceover service called Voxominous
7-19-11 Rad Messick
Former Program Director at  WDIZ-FM 100.3, has been chosen to program Citadel Media's "Classic Hits" format. Rad was most recently Senior VP at Broadcast Architecture. Messick was a contributor to the former Radio & Records and the Chicago Tribune. He also served on the Affiliate Advisory Board of ABC Rock Radio Networks.
7-10-11 Baldinger
Kevin Baldinger continues to do sports public address announcing, and has recently started doing work as a voice over artist for commercials and more. Baldinger also does news and sports for the Internet radio station WSUPFL.com. He also joins Doc on Friday evenings for a segment on News and Sports together.
7-10-11 Doc
Former WXXL-FM 106.7 and WWKA-FM 92.3 morning host Doc is hosting weekdays 6PM-9PM on Internet radio station WSUPFL.com
6-30-11 Jill Strada
former Program Director at WPYO-FM 95.3, is headed back to Florida. Jill will become Program Director at Miami's WPOW-FM 96.5 “Power 96.” Strada’s been in New York for the past three years.
6-12-11 Pete DeGraaff 
Pete was kind enough to drop us an email recently. From that email;
"It was a good run in Orlando...loved it...after Orlando in 2005, I went to the Treasure Coast in July 2005. I worked at a cluster in Vero Beach. Originally I was hired to be PD for WGNX & WTTB. 80's-formatted WGNX 99.7 became Adult Hits-99.7 JACK fm (WJKD) about a year after I started there. WTTB 1490 AM remains a News/Talk station. Somewhere around early 2007, they bumped me up to Ops Manager of the entire cluster...which also included Mainstream AC WGYL 93.7FM (The Breeze) & Adult Standards WOSN-FM 97.1 (The Ocean.) I was on air on WGNX before it became JACK, then I shifted over to WGYL for mid-days. Early 2010, they booted me out of there. Around early 2008,  I started doing part-time at CBS WEAT-FM Sunny 104.3 in West Palm. I wrapped up my time at Sunny 104.3 in August 2010, when I accepted the job as PD at Cox Media Group's WNGC-FM 106.1 (Country) in Athens, GA. This past January, they bumped me up to Ops Manager of the 3 stations in my building...my station and the 2 news-talk stations in the cluster WXKT-FM 103.7 & WGAU-AM 1340.  I wrapped up my time at Sunny 104.3 in August 2010, when I accepted the job as PD at Cox Media Group's WNGC-FM 106.1 (Country) in Athens, GA. This past January, they bumped me up to Ops Manager of the 3 stations in my building...my station and the 2 news-talk stations in the cluster WXKT-FM 103.7 & WGAU-AM 1340. 


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