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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chris Merrill Makes National 'Most Influential' List

By Joe Nelson
   www.Newsmax.com released their list of "The 50 Most Influential Local Talk Radio Shows in America" and one San Diego host made the cut.
   KOGO's Chris Merrill, host of 'Merrill @ Night, 7-9 on AM 600, was the only San Diego talk show host to make the list, grabbing the #45 spot. The syndicated show "Armstrong and Getty" also made it in, but Merrill was the only local talker on the list.

   Merrill is also on 550 KFYI in Phoenix 4-7. Wednesday Merrill was joined by Sen John McCain.
Loyal listeners are known to holler "Merrill, YOU SUCK!!" But judging by recent observations, I'd say he is sucking less these days

Congratulations, Chris!
-Joe
SanDiegoRadio.org

FM 94/9 Announces Free Downtown Concert

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

FM 94/9 ANNOUNCES FREE DOWNTOWN CONCERT
MILKY CHANCE AND X-AMBASSADORS SET FOR AUGUST 3RD PERFORMANCE

San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) has announced information on the latest installment of the Loud@ free concert series, featuring Milky Chance and X-Ambassadors.


The two bands will perform a free, all ages show at downtown San Diego’s Quartyard on Monday, August 3rd at noon, sponsored by Shock Top.

“One thing our listeners know about FM 94/9, is that we’re about the music, and our Loud@ series is one more way we prove it,” said Music Director, Assistant Program Director and afternoon host Jeremy Pritchard, “The fact we can bring these shows to our listeners, not for $10 or $5, but for free, is really important to us.”

The series has recently featured bands like Passion Pit, Grouplove, Spoon, Alt-J, Foster the People, Twenty One Pilots and Arctic Monkeys at various venues around San Diego.

“We know it’s expensive to see all your favorite bands every time they come to town,” said midday host Hilary Chambers “The fact we can do our part to help out and bring them great shows like Milky Chance and X-Ambassadors for free is amazing.”

More information about the Loud@ series, including videos and pictures of previous concerts can be found on the station’s website at www.fm949sd.com.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Local Morning Show Host to Take on The Dead

By Joe Nelson
   With Comic-Con a little over a week away, the internet is abound with Con events strewn throughout downtown San Diego.
   One of the more popular events is 'The Walking Dead Escape', an obstacle course of sorts set inside Petco Park where fans, or 'survivors', test their athletic prowess navigating between the countless zombies in and around the concourse of the ballpark's confines.
   Here are some shots from 2014's Walking Dead Escape:
   Something new for 2015 is the addition of "Walker Stalker Fan Fest". As the official website calls it, 'not just a celebration of Robert Kirkman's world of The Walking Dead and zombies, it's a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they've had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers!' 'Walker Stalker Fan Fest is two days of events, interviews, and experiences that zombie fans won't find anywhere else'

    I will post all links needed to get to this great experience at the end of this article.

   How does this tie in to San Diego Radio? SanDiegoRadio and it's photographer will be following one of our morning show jocks as they attempt to survive the deadly course. Prior to the Escape, they will attend Walker Stalker and perhaps interview some of the biggest names in all things Dead.

   Who will be joining us? I cannot reveal that yet, but stay tuned and more information will come available.

   Here are all the links you need for The Walking Dead Escape and Walker Stalker Fan Fest:

Walker Stalker Fan Fest
http://walkerstalkerfanfest.com/
https://twitter.com/walkrstalkrcon

The Walking Dead Escape
http://thewalkingdeadescape.com/
https://twitter.com/twdescape

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio.org
-Joe


SanDiegoRadio at Comic-Con

By Joe Nelson
   With Comic-Con starting next week, please remember I will be there every day, all day if you need anything.

   Also, if you will be downtown doing any remotes, please let me know and I will drop by. SanDiegoRadioJoe@gmail.com

Thanks and hope to see you down there!

Joe

Monday, June 29, 2015

June 2015 SanDiegoRadioSpotlight

By Joe Nelson

   The June 2015 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features 105.7 MAX FM's Kim Morrison!

Kim, thanks for sitting down with SanDiegoRadio...

What is your current position?
 I am part of the Murphy and Kim Morning Show on 105.7 MAX FM. Jack Murphy and I have been together now since November. 

How are things with you right now?
 Life, work…..it's crazy as usual. My two youngest, 13 and almost 16, keep the house lively and busy. I'm just trying on a daily basis to balance it all. Some days I nail it and some I don't. But my early mornings still allow me to be just as involved with them. Now that summer is here the pressure of school and sports is off. A little breather for everyone! 

San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit?
 I love the beaches of Coronado. It brings back memories of when I was a "zonie" and we'd spend our summers there. We don't get down there often enough. 

Is your job still as exciting like it was day one?
 Yes! It gets better every day. My new partner, Jack Murphy, has really made mornings fun again for me. The four of us, with Frank Anthony and Producer Kayla, make a great team.

Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
 My new favorite place is a tiny restaurant in Del Mar called The Secret. It's Peruvian food and it is delicious.

What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting?
 I'm a horrible cook.  I play a little piano. I LOVE my dog. I LOVE MY DOG. I've never watched "Star Wars" or "Casablanca" to my husband's horror.

How vital is the connection between an on-air personality and the listener?
 That's the objective. To connect. The more you live the more stories you have and the more relatable you are. To be able to share your life with them and make that connection is a special bond between you and the listener. Real life is the best way.

What is your favorite movie?
 The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.


With Social Media being so prevalent, tell me the advantages of using FB, Instagram, Twitter to connect with your listeners.
 It's how everyone communicates. It's how we keep up with each other in our personal lives and now professionally. It gives listeners a chance to glimpse into our lives and share a bit of theirs as well.  It's great talking with them on a daily basis. And social media has made that possible. No busy signal!


How long have you been in radio?
 My very first job in radio was at the KOW in Escondido. It was a country station. I was there for about two years. I quit when they wanted me to do mornings and mid-days for 5 dollars an hour. From there I went to B100 then Star then Q106. In 1998 I took a break that lasted 10-11 quick years. Never thought I'd be doing mornings again. It's really great to be back doing what makes me happy.

Kim, thanks for the time!
-Joe

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tease: Familiar Face Returning to TV News

By Joe Nelson
   A very familiar name will be returning to the TV News scene soon and SanDiegoRadio will have the scoop.
   Who is it?
Stay tuned.... more to follow.

-Joe

Friday, June 26, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson


PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR | LOCAL MEDIA SAN DIEGO
91X (91.1) XTRA-FM

Job Description:
Specific duties include, but are not restricted to, the following:
·         Coordinate with department to oversee promotional calendar of appearances and giveaways, following up on details for activation, including confirmation, winner sheets, follow-up and delivery of prizes for winners.
·         Write on-air copy for promotional spots, on-air giveaways, website, event POP’s and others as needed.
·         Draft proposals for promoters and 3rd clients for promotional opportunities, including product giveaways, local concerts and events.  Confirm and activate within department.
·         Regular maintenance on station websites, including event listings, concerts, contests, and photo galleries and additional content as needed.
·         Organize event folders and software with updated information mirroring the promo calendar as it develops, communicating pertinent information to all relevant staff and departments.
·         Serve as station liaison for listeners and winners.
  • Assist with general overall department duties to the Promotions Director, Promotions Manager and other station personnel.
  • Office duties may include: working with clients on pre-event preparations, listener correspondence, social network updating, filing, and other duties as needed.
  • Representing station on-site at events as needed.

Requirements:
  • Position requires a positive attitude, strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Candidate must take initiative, be a creative thinker, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required.  Two-Years College Preferred.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Website and Internet experience.
  • Knowledge of San Diego and surrounding area is a plus.
  • Knowledge of broadcasting equipment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of PromoSuite software is a plus.
  • 18 years old or older.
  • Must have an excellent Driving Record.
·         Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with knowledge of music formats and relevant artists.


To apply, send cover letter and resume to adasilva@lmasandiego.com – Please specify that you are applying for the position in the subject line.  No phone calls, please