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Joe Kelley

Host of Orlando's Morning News

Joe Kelley has joined the staff of News 96.5 as News Director and host of Orlando's Morning News.

Joe comes to Orlando from News 96.5’s sister-station KRMG in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he also held both positions.

Joe has been recognized many times over for his successes as an on-air radio personality and community leader. He has received awards from Radio and Records Magazine, Radio Ink Magazine, the Dallas Press Club, and Las Vegas Women in Communications, the Tulsa Press Club, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and more. In 2007, Joe was named to the "Top 40 Under 40" achievers in Tulsa People Magazine, The Journal Record Newspaper and the Tulsa Business Journal.

More than just a broadcaster, Joe has been a writer for Tulsa Kids Magazine since 2005. His monthly column focuses on the observational humor he enjoys while raising his three young children with his wife of 16 years, Nicole. Joe's now featured in Orlando Family Magazine with his Twitter MoMENts column.

Joe has been active in the Rotary Club and has served on the board of directors and as sergeant-at-arms. Joe is also a long-time volunteer, board member and former chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma. Joe has raised more than $1.4 million in the last 7 years for Make-A-Wish.

Radio was a calling for Joe.

Literally.

His broadcast career began in 1982, in the small southeast Texas town of Nederland.

The phone in his high school journalism class rang. The teacher was out of the room at the moment, so Joe reached for the phone.

“Hey, you wanna be on the radio?” the voice on the phone asked.

Unbeknownst to Joe at that moment, on the other end of that phone line was a 30-year-plus career in broadcast journalism.

Calling was a local radio station program director in need of free help.

Joe jumped at the chance.

For most people, opportunity knocks.

In Joe’s case, it called.

And while his initial introduction to radio was entirely unexpected, Joe's ascension to his level of professional success is quite deliberate and the result of three decades of thoughtful and creative performances on award-winning radio stations across the country.

On the personal side, Joe has been married to the woman of his dreams, Nicole, since 1996. Joe and Nicole were winners on TV’s “The Newlywed Game” later that year.

Nicole and Joe adopted an 11-year-old son from the state of Texas in 2001, after seeing his story on the Dallas TV news. Nicole gave birth in Dallas to their only daughter, Sierra, in 2003. The always-rambunctious Kelley twins, Hudson and Brooks, were born in Tulsa in 2006.

Joe and Nicole are thrilled to move the family to Orlando and are very excited about making new friends in their new home.

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Royal Caribbean ship from Port Canaveral catches fire in Jamaica

No injuries reported from a fire aboard Royal Carribean's Freedom of the Seas cruise ship in Jamaica this morning.  In a tweet, the parent company reported that the ship "experienced a fire this morning in a mechanical space. The fire was contained & extinguished, all systems are functioning." The Freedom of ...

Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle leaves a police vehicle outside of his home as a Federal authority holds the door, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Zionsville, Ind. FBI agents and Indiana State Police have removed electronics from the property. FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said the FBI was conducting an investigation in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb, area but wouldn't say whether it involved Fogle or describe the nature of the investigation. (Charlie Nye/The Indianapolis Star via AP) INTERNET OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Florida woman claims she got FBI to investigate Subway's Jared

A Sarasota, Florida, woman claims she's the reason the FBI is investigating Jared Fogle, the recently suspended long-time Subway spokesman.  The woman, who's only been identified as a former journalist from Sarasota, claims Fogle made inappropriate comments to her. Of Fogle, the unidentified woman said, "He said something to me ...

Crippling power outage strikes Cox Media Group radio stations

Cox Media Group - Orlando was struck with a devastating power outage Wednesday afternoon. The power outage has temporarily knocked all seven radio stations off the air.  To compound the power outage, the two diesel backup generators failed to kick in, depriving the stations of all power to all systems.  ...

Michael Brown's dead body featured in shock art display

An art display in Chicago features a startling image of teenager Michael Brown's dead body laying facedown after being shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.  The image is on display now at the Andre Guichard gallery and is the talk of the talk of the neighborhood.  You cannot get ...

Photographer captures epic battle between Bald Eagle, seagulls

The US Department of Interior tweeted an image that shows an airborne battle between our national bird and a pair of seagulls.  The battle took place at Prince William Sound in Alaska by photographer David Canales.  https://twitter.com/Interior/status/621092947912749056/photo/1 See the tweet here.  Asked in the Twitter comments who won the battle, ...

Photographer captures epic battle between Bald Eagle, seagulls

The US Department of Interior tweeted an image that shows an airborne battle between our national bird and a pair of seagulls.  The battle took place at Prince William Sound in Alaska by photographer David Canales.  http://twitter.com/Interior/status/621092947912749056/photo/1 See the tweet here.  Asked in the Twitter comments who won the battle, ...

Hall of flags at Epcot's American Adventure.

Disney's Epcot pulls down Confederate Flag from American theater

Just a day after Disney's Hollywood Studios removed a Bill Cosby statue, Disney's Epcot has removed a Confederate flag that was hanging at the theme park's American Adventure theater.  Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider writes: The flag removed from Epcot is not the battle flag of the Army of ...

Hall of flags at Epcot's American Adventure.

Disney's Epcot pulls down Confederate Flag from American theater

A day after Disney's Hollywood Studios removed a Bill Cosby statue, Disney's Epcot has removed a Confederate flag that was hanging at the theme park's American Adventure theater.  Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider writes: The flag removed from Epcot is not the battle flag of the Army of Northern ...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2009, file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grayson will enter the race to replace Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a close friend and major Democratic Party donor said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Must See: Alan Grayson's most inflammatory moments

Democrat US Representative Alan Grayson has officially entered the race for the US Senate today, seeking the seat being vacated by Marco Rubio as Rubio runs for president.  Grayson is known for his brash, unapologetic criticism of Republicans. While he is popular with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, ...

 
 

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