Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Tampa Bay radio could use some rhythm and blues

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CBS Radio will soon launch a local sports talk station on FM.

Cox Broadcasting already has an all-talk station on FM.

I long for the day when a local operator launches an adult R&B station on FM with syndicated hosts Tom Joyner in the morning and Michael Baisden in the afternoon. The formula enjoys success in markets across the nation and nearly every major city in Florida — except for Tampa Bay.

Isn't it at least worth a try here? You're trying everything else. …

St. Petersburg-based author Peter Golenbock offered this Facebook assessment on his latest work, Presumed Guilty, about Jose Baez and the Casey Anthony trial: "After you read it, you'll be more skeptical about what you hear on TV and read in the papers about such cases … and by the way — as you will surely see — she didn't do it. Really."

The book hits shelves July 5, and in case you're wondering, Anthony receives no royalties. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Love Is Our Soul Purpose. …

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce brings leaders from the Chamber, the Tampa Bay Partnership and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation together today for a luncheon panel discussion at the Embassy Suites-Downtown. I hope folks leave not only more informed, but with a blueprint on how to get involved. …

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is looking to spark career interest among at-risk middle and high school students who may become firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy offers an intense, two-week summer camp. Deadline for registration is Wednesday. Call Capt. Robert Collins at (813) 393-9582.

That's all I'm saying.

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