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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another Morning Show Change

By Joe Nelson
   What a crazy week this has been for San Diego radio. Well, we can now add another change to the radio landscape.

  John Nolan, half the morning team for 105.7 The Walrus' Nolan and Kim show has left the station. No reason was given, but SanDiegoRadio has learned the station is conducting a search for his replacement.

   Good luck to all those affected this week, the crazy world of radio, huh?

-Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio

Friday, July 18, 2014

Major Changes at 1360

By Joe Nelson

Here are the changes today at 1360:
San Diego, CA – July 18, 2014 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego announced today the launch of XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego(KLSD-AM).  This new sports radio collaboration will bring some of the best local and nationally recognized sports talent to San Diego, beginning Monday, July 21, 2014.
1360 AM will super-serve San Diego sports fans with relevant, credible coverage of sporting news and games.  In addition, XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego will be a San Diego Chargers broadcast partner, covering the team’s training camp activities beginning next week with daily live broadcasts from the practice field.  The station will broadcast all Chargers Preseason and Regular Season games in addition to airing a Chargers Power Hour Show weekdays from 6-7:00 p.m.

XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego (KLSD-AM) weekday programming lineup:
6:00 – 9:00 a.m.                     Dave & Jeff
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Jay Mohr Sports
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.                  The Dan Patrick Show
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.                     Loose Cannons with Steve Hartman and Mike Costa
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                     Chargers Power Hour with Judson Richards
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.                     XTRA at Night with Judson Richards
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.          FOX Sports Tonight with Jason Smith

XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego lineup will include nationally recognized sportscaster Steve Hartman as host of the Loose Cannons Show during afternoon drive with Mike Costa.  Hartman’s career in sports began at UCLA as a football color commentator for the Bruins.  Following graduation, Hartman worked at KABC radio and then with the LA Raiders for four years as media relations/publications director before taking a position at KFOX Radio in 1989.  A year later, he helped launch XTRA, the first all-sports radio station in southern California where he worked with Chet Forte and later Billy Werndl.  Throughout his broadcast career, Hartman has covered 21 Super Bowls, 16 Final Fours, and six Major League All-Star Games.  

"I could not be more excited about returning to the city where my radio career started.  So many great memories with many new experiences to come," said Hartman.  "We have assembled a lineup second to none in San Diego and look forward to giving Charger fans a true radio home."
Fox Sports Network duo Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth have been signed to host mornings on XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego. Dave Palet is a 20-year TV and radio veteran who has worked for major networks.  Jeff Dotseth is a San Diego native who began his radio career in 1991 and has since covered four Super Bowls, the World Series and Stanley Cup Finals. 
"We've enjoyed a great relationship with XTRA Sports 1360 since last fall," said Henry S. Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports San Diego. "The changes announced today, more closely align our brands, and strengthens the partnership in so many ways."

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego:
Clear Channel San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-FM; KOGO-AM and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.   With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems.  iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 300 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. 

About FOX Sports San Diego
FOX Sports San Diego is the exclusive local TV home of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Clippers, and Anaheim Ducks and features San Diego State University and University of San Diego athletics. FOX Sports San Diego also airs Chargers Insider, #SDLive, XTRA Sports 1360 on FOX Sports San Diego, Stable Wars Del Mar, and select programming from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship®).  Serving sports fans in San Diego, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Palm Springs, Yuma, Tucson and Albuquerque FOX Sports San Diego reaches 2.2 million homes and is available on AT&T U-verse, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable. For complete regional sports coverage and channel listings, log-on to

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Brian Long
Program Director
XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego

Madison Keith Wants to Make a Difference - And Needs Your Help

By Joe Nelson
   Of course radio is important to me. But what is more important? The people IN radio, and the family and friends around them. Unfortunately things don't always go as smooth as we would hope and life throws us curveballs. Such is the case with our good friend Madison Keith, formerly of 102.1 KPRI.

   Madison reached out to me this morning and asked me to spread the word on something that is very close to him. I thought his words would be best, so here is the conversation.

When I lost my cousin Gayle to breast cancer, I thought, I wish I could have done something… When I read that musician Warren Zevon had terminal cancer, I called his best friend and music legend Danny Goldberg and asked … what can I do?
When one of my listeners’ children was slowly succumbing to cancer, I spent every chance I could to have that child come in to the radio station… We’d hang out and talk… TJ had good and bad days… Bravest kid ever… I’ll never forget him…
When my friend Loren Nancarrow fought cancer I was able to let him know that he was an inspiration to me… So was his entire family… He helped me see that you can use this weird celebrity status to do worlds of good… After he passed, I was lucky enough to be involved in a big fundraiser for Loren…
When I was on the radio and someone had a cancer benefit I’d always open the microphone to help them promote it…
Here’s what I’ve learned from all of these things…
CANCER … scares everyone… it’s hard to talk about, it’s hard to get your head around your mortality, and it’s hard to get funding for projects that are attached to it… because it’s scary…
I totally understand…
My best friend in the world, Michael Gross, has cancer… two kinds. He’s also a fighter… a philosopher of sorts and a visionary…
The thing about Michael is he’s an artist… His influences on the world of pop culture have touched every area of media…
As a young man, he was art director of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City… He worked in New York City as an Art Director for some big magazines but his legacy in print will always be NATIONAL LAMPOON MAGAZINE… where he crafted the output of some of the best and funniest lunatics in the world and made us laugh… he turned to the movies where he created a cult masterpiece as the art director of the movie HEAVY METAL… and then GHOSTBUSTERS… (he designed the no-GHOSTS logo…) and made Mr. Staypuft a reality… That movie inspired today’s movie makers and comedic actors and gave them a license they’d never had before…

Michael teaches people to see in different ways… and the world is better for it…
We do an art workshop together and when we found out about Michael’s disease, we drew images of our hands FLIPPING THE BIRD… (F**K cancer…) because cancer sucks… And we wanted to turn that art into something special… And it’s now become a huge art project that has been joined by some of the greatest artists in America today… And we want to do something that will make a difference… Because we can. And that’s where we need you…
We need money to make that happen… Not a lot… And once our project is set up and rolling it will take on a life of it’s own that will help people… The project is called You can find the links here to the KICKSTARTER PAGE, the flipCANCER website and flipCANCER FaceBook Page.
If you are capable of making even the smallest donation to our KICKSTARTER fundraising campaign, I will be truly in your debt. (A KICKSTARTER campaign is used to crowd-source many people and acquire funding.) Even giving up a STARBUCKS latte for one day will make a huge difference…

Any donation, large or small, will go a long way. Please be my helper, partner, and campaigner for this project.
Please feel free to spread the word by sharing my story and link. I need you to help me help people. Thanks for being my friend and for your support over all these years.
I'm truly blessed, Madison

Madison, I am inspired by this. My family and friends have been victims of cancer and it totally sucks! You can be assured I will be making a donation. Best of luck!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jagger and Kristi's "Military Salute" Program

By Joe Nelson

 Jagger and Kristi are doing their "Military Salute" program, I wanted to share this great response.

You can find more information about this great program HERE

Recording Artist Visits Z90

By Joe Nelson
Columbia recording artist Samantha J with: R Dub! (Director or Programming, Kat (MD) and Tre (APD).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Steve West No Longer at 91X

By Joe Nelson

   Not many details right now, but SanDiegoRadio has learned longtime 91X personality Steve West is no longer with the station. Could he be headed to KPRI? Stay tuned.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Latest Nielsen Ratings

By Joe Nelson

   Below are the latest Nielsen ratings. Courtesy of the TomTaylorNow Newsletter