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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SanDiegoRadio.Org at SDPress Club Awards

By Joe Nelson places third tonight at the 41st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Banquet.

Thanks to everyone in radio, TV, family and friends for all your support!

Jo Eager Has More Soup For You

By Joe Nelson

   Last year, Jo Eager held a series of book signings as her story of the horrible rattlesnake bite was published in 'Chicken Soup for the Soul - From Lemons to Lemonade' Story HERE

   This is actually her third story in the Soup books.

From Jo:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength releases TODAY, October 28th. I have a story
published in the book about my son's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes and a family who visited us
with a "Bag of Hope" from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
November is National Diabetes Month and I will be doing two book signings in November with a portion
of the proceeds from each sale going to JDRF, in addition to the YMCA. This is my third Chick Soup story.

Book signings:

Saturday, November 1 at the Santee Library at 1:30PM
Saturday November 15 at the Lakeside Library at 2:00PM

Monday, October 27, 2014

FM 94/9 - Movember Awareness Campaign

By Joe Nelson


SAN DIEGO, CA - Wednesday, October 22nd: Alternative rock radio station FM 94/9 (KBZT San Diego) has announced their month long Movember campaign, focused on raising much needed funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s health by encouraging men to go without shaving for the full 30 days.  Veteran radio legend and prostate cancer survivor Steve West, who hosts ‘Legends of Alternative’ Sundays from 6am-10am on the alternative juggernaut, will be at the helm during the month of events and activities, kicking off with his annual 48-hour Movember Marathon broadcast. A list of all the station’s Movember activities and events can be found at

The 48 hour live broadcast will kick off Movember on Friday, October 31st at 8pm and on Saturday, November 1st Mr. West, along with Jon Foreman from local alternative band Switchfoot and members of the FM 94/9 on-air staff, will ceremonially shave for the final time in the month of November. The broadcast will run from Friday at 8pm until Sunday November 2nd at 8pm, with special guests and one-of-a-kind auction items, all geared toward generating donations to the Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.

“It’s really amazing to have someone like Steve West, a real survivor and advocate for men’s health on our team” said FM 94/9 Program Director Kevin Callahan “Knowing that we can take our position as one of the top radio stations in San Diego and the #1 Alternative Rock station and benefit such a worthy cause is a truly rewarding opportunity.”

FM 94/9 is a local alternative rock station, founded in 2002 and owned and operated by Lincoln Financial Media, San Diego. FM 94/9 was named San Diego CityBeat magazine’s Best Radio Station in 2014.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Marilyn Hyder's Radio Reunion 2014

By Joe Nelson
   Marilyn Hyder held her annual Radio Reunion last night at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.
   It was a very nice turn out and fun seemed to be had by all.

More photos available on the SanDiegoRadio Facebook page HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Welcome Back Ted Garcia

By Joe Nelson
   Kogo's new morning anchor is no stranger to San Diego.

   Ted Garcia has also worked at News 8. He has an extensive resume. Now on news radio, the TV news, even film and television shows.
   You may have seen Ted in episodes of Lie to Me, Southland, Boston Legal, Two and a Half Men (voice), and much more. His film credits include Crank and Crank: High Voltage, with Jason Statham and Bruce Almighty with Jim Carrey.
Bruce Almighty
Ted will anchor the "San Diego's Morning News" with LaDona Harvey from 5-9AM on News Radio KOGO 600

Welcome back, Ted. You sound great!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

91X Names New Program Director

By Joe Nelson


SAN DIEGO, CA – Mike Halloran will take the reigns as Program Director at 91X, effective immediately.

“Halloran,” as he is known on-air, came to San Diego from Detroit in 1986, to work on-air on 91X when the station was still adapting an alternative rock format.  He quickly became known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of music, eccentric presentation, and ubiquitous presence at local concerts and lifestyle events.

After leaving the station in the 90’s, Halloran returned to 91X in 2012 as the afternoon drive DJ from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.  Halloran will retain the same on-air shift while inheriting PD responsibilities.

“Does this mean I get to finally know where the keys to the prize closet are?” said Halloran.  “In all seriousness, I am more than honored.”

“Halloran’s knowledge of the brand, the city, and the music are a huge asset to the station,” said Joe Lindsay, Director of Operations and Programming.  “He is passionate and has a deep respect for 91X and the staff. I am looking forward to him leading the team to another level and exceeding the expectations of the audience.”

91X (XTRA-FM) is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego, a privately held San Diego-based company. LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).