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Marvelous Marvin Boone, longtime area radio voice, finds new, temporary job on WWBA

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Marvelousmarvin_2  Fans upset when longtime local radio voice "Marvelous Marvin" Boone was let go by CBS Radio last year, can hear his familiar tones on WWBA-AM (820) for five days next week, when he fills in for morning guy Mark Larsen on Genesis Communications' growing talk radio outlet.

Boone is also expected to bring his DJ skills to a Feb. 21 rally fans have planned to protest his firing, along with the dismissal of four other personalities at WRBQ-FM (Q105), which came last year as executives refocused the oldies stations format to seek better ratings.

Cutbacks have found a number of Tampa Bay area media personalities and journalists surfacing in new arenas, from ex-WFLA health reporter Irene Maher hosting a show at public TV outlet WUSF-Ch.16, to former Tampa Tribune columnist Dan Ruth and ex-Creative Loafing writer Wade Tatangelo working for the St. Petersburg Times.

Pic23380 Here's WWBA's press release on Boone.

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MARVELOUS MARVIN RETURNS TO THE TAMPA AIRWAVES ON AM 820

Tampa, FL – GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT MARVELOUS
MARVIN BOONE WILL BE FILLING IN FOR MARK LARSEN’S MORNING MAGAZINE FROM
FEBRUARY 9TH THROUGH THE 13TH ON NEWS TALK AM 820, WWBA.

FOR 8 YEARS MARVELOUS MARVIN PLAYED THE HITS ON TAMPA’S Q 105. THE 30 YEAR
RADIO STAPLE WILL BE HOSING THE 3 HOUR NEWS TALK PROGRAM EACH MORNING FROM
6 TO 9. LOOK FOR MARVIN TO SPIN THE POLITICS INSTEAD OF SPINNING RECORDS
ALL WEEK.

MARVELOUS MARVIN WAS A VICTIM OF THE MANY BUDGET CUTS THAT HAVE PLAGUED
BIG PUBLIC RADIO GROUPS. MARVIN CAME TO THE TAMPA AREA IN 1977 AND HAS
WORKED AT MIX 96, WHBO AM 1040 AND 970 WFLA DURING HIS CAREER. HE CAN NOW
ADD NEWSTALK AM 820 TO HIS STORIED LIST OF GREAT TAMPA RADIO STATIONS WHERE
HE HAS GRACED HIS PRESENCE.

GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OWNS AND OPERATES NEWSTALK AM 820, WWBA, ESPN AM
1040 AND MEGA MEMORIES AM 1470 WMGG IN TAMPA BAY, WHOO ESPN AM 1080 AND
TALKRADIO 1190 IN ORLANDO AND NEWSTALK AM 1060 WIXC IN MELBOURNE, FL.

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