Cox Media Group Orlando has promoted a pair of programmers to Co-Operations Manager for the cluster. Stevie Demann, who currently serves as OM/Director of Branding & Programming for Country “K92.3” WWKA, Urban “Power 95.3” WPYO, and Spanish CHR “107.3 Solo Exitos” W297BB adds those duties for Urban AC “Star 94.5” WCFB. Drew Anderssen, Program Director for News/Talk 96.5 WDBO-FM and Sports “ESPN Orlando” 580 WDBO as well as format coordinator for the company’s News/Talk stations nationwide adds OM duties for those two stations and Classic Rock 98.9 WMMO. Stevie DeMann, Operations Manager and Director of Branding & Programming for Power 95.3 FM, K92.3 FM, 107.3 FM Solo Exitos, now adds the market’s urban leader...[Read More]
Update 11/12: 580 WDBO made the flip to ESPN Radio this morning. In addition to the ESPN Radio lineup, WDBO will carry a local 4-6pm show hosted by Scott Anez who will continue in his duties as host of the 6pm hourlong news block on 96.5 WDBO-FM and Orlando Magic programming on both 580 and 96.5. Update 10/9: Cox Media has confirmed that 580 WDBO will drop its simulcast of 96.5 WDBO-FM on November 12 and flip to Sports as “ESPN 580“. Original Report 10/5: Cox Media’s 580 WDBO will soon drop its simulcast of 96.5 WDBO-FM to flip to Sports. Cox registered 580ESPN.com, 580ESPNOrlando.com, and 580Orlando.com for the new format. WDBO began simulcasting on 96.5 in August 2011. The shift of 580 to Sports will give Orlando four stations in the format in the market: WDBO, Clear Ch...[Read More]
Cox Media Group has announced that News/Talk 580 WDBO Orlando will begin simulcasting on 96.5 WHTQ on Friday, August 19 at 5:00am. WHTQ had just shifted in February from Classic Rock to a broader Rock format as “96 Rock“. The station dropped to a 3 share in the July ratings. Among the shows out as part of the change is the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge. WDBO had recently added an FM translator on the western side of the Orlando market, but that wasn’t enough to keep Cox from needing a full-powered FM to rebroadcast WDBO.