Update 8/18: “Smooth Jazz 102.5” debuted on W273CA at noon today.
It is still operating on its Winter Garden area transmitter and will remain there until the moved-in facility in Orlando is approved and built over the coming weeks.
Original Report 8/17: Smooth Jazz will soon be returning to Orlando, Florida.
The two translators that Central Florida Educational Foundation had leased to Cox to simulcast 580 WDBO have been returned to their owner as Cox moves its programming to 96.5. There are also applications on file to complete their moves from Winter Park, FL to Orlando itself.
102.5 W273CA (formerly W274AX) will now be leased to Clear Channel, who will use it to rebroadcast 107.7 WMGF-HD2. The station will pick up the Smooth Jazz format recently dropped by 103.1 WLOQ after its sale. SmoothJazz1025.com was registered by Clear Channel yesterday is and is currently in a partially active state. Programming will come from Broadcast Architecture’s Smooth Jazz Network.
Central Florida Educational Foundation has begun promoting that its Christian Hip-Hop “Y Hot Radio” 88.3 WPOZ-HD2 will soon appear on the FM dial. 95.9 W240BV seems like it will be the future location.