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WOKV Names Nick Figueredo As Director of Branding/Programming

Cox Media Group News/Talk 104.5 WOKV-FM/690 WOKV Jacksonville FL has named Nick Figueredo as its Director of Branding and Programming. Figueredo joins WOKV from sister 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando where he has spent his entire seven year radio career starting as an intern and most recently as Assistant Program Director. He replaces Aaron Schachter, who was promoted to Director of Digital Content for Cox Media Jacksonville in September. Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville Radio has named Nick Figueredo Nick Figueredo as Director of Branding and Programming for News 104.5 WOKV, effective immediately. “After working closely with Nick over the past three months as we interviewed for the position, it became very apparent that he has the passion, vision and leadership to take News 104.5 WOKV to even grea...[Read More]

Hermain Cain To End Syndication; Remain On Cox Stations

Former Presidential candidate Herman Cain is ending his nationally syndicated talk show after four years. Cain, who is based at Cox News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta/95.5 WSBB Doraville GA, began his show in January 2013 to replace the retiring Neal Boortz. As of October 5, Cain’s program was carried by 109 stations across the country. WYM Media Management and DGital Media had supplanted Westwood One as distributor of the program at the start of 2016. While the program ends syndication, it will remain on WSB/WSBB and other Cox owned stations in its 83: 1290 WHIO/95.7 WHIO-FM Dayton OH, 690 WOKV/104.5 WOKV-FM Jacksonville FL, 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando FL, and 740 KRMG/102.3 KRMG-FM Tulsa OK. Bittersweet news for The Herman Cain Show pic.twitter.com/ZjbJkLaBGW — ShaneyB (@ShaneyBeeBack) Novem...[Read More]

Cox Orlando Names Co-Operations Managers

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]

WHPT Tampa’s Mike Calta Expands To Atlanta & Orlando

Cox Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT Tampa afternoon host Mike Calta is adding a second show that will be syndicated to sister stations in Atlanta and Orlando. The syndication will bring the show to Cox sister News/Talk 750 WSB/95.5 WSBB Atlanta and “News 96.5” WDBO Orlando. The stations will begin airing Calta’s second program from 10pm to 12am starting tonight, which will also be carried on WHPT. Until last week Calta’s entire broadcast career had been under the name “Cowhead”. In preparation for the entry into syndication, Calta held a funeral for the Cowhead moniker which dated back to his entry into radio in 1992 as a sidekick of Bubba The Love Sponge at “The Power Pig” 93.3 WFLZ. At one point his then morning show at WHPT was ...[Read More]

WDBO Rebrands

Cox News/Talk 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando has rebranded as it places a higher emphasis on its News elements. Now identifying as “News 96.5“, WDBO-FM is promoting itself as “Orlando’s New 24 Hour News, Traffic, and Weather“. The move is the latest in a series of brand adjustments over the past couple years. In August 2011, the station began its FM simulcast as it replaced “96 Rock” WHTQ. In November 2012, 580 WDBO broke away from the simulcast to flip to Sports “ESPN Orlando“. Around the same time, Joe Kelley came in from sister KRMG Tulsa to replace 40 year station veteran Jim Turner as News Director/Morning Anchor.

ESPN Radio 580 Orlando Debuts

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]

WDBO Orlando Next News/Talker To FM

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.