Wednesday, November 25, 2015

91X Announces Major Changes for Wrex the Halls

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson


KFMB Radio (100.7 JACK FM and 760 AM) is looking for a full-time traffic coordinator for the radio sales/traffic department.
 Position will work closely with account executives and will be responsible for commercial inventory and proofing of logs; however, position will also be required to cross-train for back-up coverage in continuity. Position requires a high level of attention to detail, accuracy and speed.
 Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented, have excellent data entry and communication skills and be capable of working with fluctuating workloads and deadlines. Previous radio traffic experience is required. 2-3 years previous experience preferred. Previous use of Wide-Orbit and/or Marketron traffic system is a plus. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume via e-mail to

SanDiegoRadio at the Chargers Blood Drive

By Joe Nelson
   Tuesday I was attending the 37th Annual Chargers Blood Drive and once again quite impressed with the local media presence.
   My grandson Brycen and I roamed around the Town & Country Convention Center visiting all the radio folks.
   The great news is while checking in I was greeted by Rick Griffin, he mentioned he was a SanDiegoRadio reader and also happened to be the PR man for the Blood Drive. So starting in 2016 SDR will be partnered up with the Blood Drive to promote this important event. Thanks Rick!

Here are some photos from our travels..
Brycen and Chopper the Biker dog on the move!

 Billy Ray Smith

 Hey Dave Mason!
 Marty Caswell and Darren Smith
Mike Costa, NBC 7's Jason Austell and Steve Hartman

   For more photos and information please visit Chargers Blood Drive 

   Rick Griffin's PR firm can be found HERE

Thanks for tuning in,
Joe Nelson

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ken Kramer Presents: KNSD Turns 50

By Joe Nelson
   Some stories are more enjoyable to write than other stories. I never like to report when someone loses their position, or certainly when a member of the media has passed, which this year seemed far too frequent.

  Then there are stories like these. KNSD is celebrating their 50th anniversary on air this month. (While also building their new studios on Granite Ridge Drive next door to iHeart Media).

   Everyone's favorite story teller of all things San Diego, Ken Kramer takes us on a journey through KNSD history, and the folks behind the scenes who made it possible.

"Through the Years: KNSD Celebrates 50 Years On Air"
You can see the video HERE

Ken, thank you for all you for America's Finest City. As a native San Diegan I appreciate all you do and I could never tire of these clips. You and your terrific crew never fail to capture literally everything.... 'About San Diego'

Thanks for tuning in to

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Heavy Hitters 2015

By Joe Nelson released their annual list of top their Top100 talkers. For both Sports Talk and Talk Radio.
 The Mighty 1090's Scott Kaplan & Billy Ray Smith check in at #58

   Also from 1090, Dan Sileo was slotted at #29

   In 2014, Sileo was at 93!!! Sileo has come SCREAMING into the front of the pack. Nice work, Dan!
 Also of mention, Chris Merrill, formerly of Kogo pops in at the same spot as last year, #78. Merrill can be heard on KFYI 550 Phoenix


By Joe Nelson


San Diego, CA – Local radio morning show personalities “Jagger & Kristi in the Morning” will once again raise funds for their “Christmas Wish” program with a 14-hour marathon broadcast on Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) on Wednesday, December 2.

Hosts Mark and Kristi Jagger will anchor “Jagger & Kristi’s Christmas Wish-A-Thon,” with Producer Sammy Jo and the entire Magic 92.5 air staff from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  Listeners, businesses and community members will be encouraged to make a donation, all proceeds raised will be used to help San Diego families who have been nominated to receive a “Christmas Wish,” this holiday season.

Remote teams will be set up at three locations where listeners can donate in person and meet personalities. Xavier The X-Man will be at Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista. R-Dub will be taking donations at Westfield Mission Valley, and Gene Knight will be located at Westfield North County Mall. Donations will also be accepted by calling the studio request line 570-1925 or via the station website,

Magic 92.5 is accepting tax-deductible donations through the “Magic 92.5 Foundation,” and Jagger & Kristi promise that 100% of the donation will go to making someone’s holiday season a little brighter.  “We are determined to help as many families as we can with Christmas Wish 2015,” said Kristi. 

Listeners can nominate a family member or friend in need to receive a “Christmas Wish” at the station website  Letters are collected and read by Jagger & Kristi and station personnel, and wishes will be granted starting November 30.  Letters are shared on the air, usually to the surprise of the recipient since you cannot nominate yourself to receive a “Christmas Wish.”

Magic 92.5 is owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC.  LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and 91X (XTRA-FM) as a member of SD Local, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of Jack-FM 100.7 (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

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Help Needed? Resume Posted

By Joe Nelson

 One service SanDiegoRadio offers in addition to the Job Board is the opportunity for those seeking work in media to post their resumes. Here is one below.

Phillip Sugarman
9628 Columbus, Ave.                                                                                                                         Email:   
Los Angeles, CA 91343                                                                                                                                                Phone: 818.391.8446

Career Profile

Highly capable and creative news anchor who has demonstrated expertise with both verbal and written communication. Experienced reporter and broadcaster who conveys information in an appealing and informative manner. History with both pre-recorded and live broadcasts and non-linear editing. Editorial communicator who has proven expertise in literary construction and multimedia research. Highly knowledgeable regarding AP style, video editing, photojournalism, and proofreading.

Areas of Expertise


§  Journalism
§  Communication
§  Video Editing  
§  Adobe
§  Final Cut Pro
§  Photojournalism
§  Multimedia Research
§  News Writing
§  Microsoft Office
§  Voice-Overs
§  Sports Writing
§  Social Networking  

Key Skills Assessment

Reporter – High-performing news personality who targets particular subjects of interest or concern to draw the most integral and captivating details and subsequently present to listeners or readers.
Broadcast – Committed professional with the skills necessary to perform professional and eloquent broadcasts covering a range of subjects.  Strong communicator who works well with interviewees, editors, and journalists.  

Professional Experience

Launch-Pad Radio  North Hills, CA                                                                                                            2015-Present
Owner, Producer, and Editor
§  Singularly responsible for identifying media material, writing content, and editing broadcast.
§  Produced and edited material before launch. 

KCSN 88.5 Northridge, CA                                                                                                                                                                2014
News Anchor
§  Adept anchor who worked with a team of professionals to gather audio for radio programs.
§  Travelled to various Californian communities to speak with citizens regarding issues in the community.
§  Wrote expert-level stories from first-hand experience and presented news through print and audio media.

CSUN Matador News Northridge, CA                                                                                                                                           2014
§  Reported and wrote front-page news stories and delivered on tight deadlines.
§  News and sports anchor who covered feature stories and local as well as national events.
§  Broadcasted local and national news in public television style.

Moorpark College Newspaper Moorpark, CA                                                                                            2012-2013
§  Excelled in written news articles for paper submission and operated in tight deadlines.
§  Gathered, verified, and submitted factual information and was responsible for visual editing and media inclusions.
§  Promoted newspaper content using multiple social networking sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Education & Affiliations

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Political Science, California State University, Northridge, CA

Associates of Arts, General Liberal Arts and Sciences, Moorpark Community College, Moorpark, CA

Sigma Alpha Pi-CSUN Chapter