Industry News Bits 8-30-19

While no final decision has been made by CMB regarding Momentum 2019 scheduled for next week, we get word that Orlando International Airport plans to cease commercial flight operations on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 2 a.m. As for when the airport will re-open they say, “This is a very serious storm. The decision to cease operations was one that was made collectively along with airport partners. That said, we still need to wait and see what effect this storm will have on the airport itself. As we have been doing, we will release additional operational updates as soon as we have them. Thank you, everyone.”


WAYR/Jacksonville GM Luke Stephens says the station is putting a new signal on the air at 104.9 FM. It will be an FM translator, repeating 550 AM in Jacksonville. This signal should cover 60% of the population. Luke hopes to have the new signal on the air soon.


Taylor University (owners of WBCL/Ft Wayne) is purchasing WTPG/Whitehouse, OH from Penfold Communications for $500k. WTPG is Class B1 12.3kw and will rebroadcast the WBCL signal.  Taylor’s broadcast holdings grow to six FMs and four FM translators.


Entercom has put KEZK-HD2/St Louis (The Spirit) back in operation. 


Milestones:
Scott Saunders 9 years at WVMC/Mansfield, OH
Don Burns 2 years at WONU/Chicago
Jeff Taylor 6 years at KCBI/Dallas


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