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Saturday, October 3, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Teams up With Local Horror Festival

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio loves to support its supporters. I was approached by Mike and JoAnn Thomas, along with Celebrity Liaison Joe Quintanilla regarding an independent horror film festival they run right here in San Diego.
L-R: JoAnn Thomas, Mike Thomas, Katie Nelson, Joe Nelson, Joe Quintanilla

   The organizers are big supporters of SanDiegoRadio, so I wanted to return the favor and help get them some exposure. I welcome you to the film festival and its events for the final weekend of October.
   There is a good chance I can get you media credentials if you do wish to attend.

   News directors, I would really love to have your MMJ there on location for some fun shots and interviews.

Feel free to contact me for information!
Here is the official website:

   I am especially happy because they will be doing a tribute to my late friend Irwin Keyes.

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio...

Friday, October 2, 2015

Rick Hill

By Joe Nelson

   I have two items on Rick Hill.

1) Rick was honored at last night's Padres game. I think that was very classy for the Padres to do.

2) The memorial fund has been set up. The information is as follows.

Rick Hill Memorial Fund
c/o Jack Murray
1876 Vista Way
El Cajon, CA 92019

When I hear about the services, I will let you know.

This photo just sent to me by Karl Flores, thanks Karl.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chris Cantore Opens up about KPRI With Scott & BR

By Joe Nelson
   Chris Cantore, recently released by the former KPRI joined The Mighty 1090's Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith on their podcast.
  The podcast is uncensored and commercial free, but that allows Cantore to reveal the news about KPRI.

I listened to the entire podcast and was captivated.

Also, Cantore discusses his future on radio.


(Thanks for sending this, Scott!)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Comment Section is on Fire

By Joe Nelson
   Early on in SanDiegoRadio's life, the only comments my stories ever got were spammy junk.

   But fortunately there has been a nice change. Over the last several months the comments section has come alive.
   The only real reason behind this story is to notify you, if I have done a story on you, or one that interests you, check it out. There could be some interesting commentary under there.

Have a great evening!

Juliette Vara and her Sweet Job in Nashville

By Joe Nelson
   This story is a bit dated, but to me it's still important. The delay is a long, boring story, but hope you still enjoy this story as much as I did

   Juliette Vara, formerly of Fox 5 San Diego and 107.9 Mountain Country recently landed a pretty nice gig after rolling the dice and moving to Nashville.

   Juliette was named as the 'Show Host' for The Grand Ole Opry! She tells SanDiegoRadio "Well, it's official -- God pulled this one off - I'm part of the Opry Family. I'm the new Show Host for the iconic Grand Ole' Opry. I'll be in charge of entertaining & hosting 4,400 audience members during the nightly shows, warming up the crowd, popping on stage in between acts to engage the audience, host games, manage prize giveaways. I'll be standing right on the very same stage as country music legends do every night & I'll be the first person to introduce and welcome people from around the world to the Grand Ole' Opry. Passing folks in the halls like Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Belamy Brothers, Craig Morgan and Terri Clark...After 9 months of rejection & in actuality 6 years of tons of rejection in this industry -- It's ironic that the one place to give me a chance is Country Music's Most Famous Stage

— I was offered the part-time position June 9th - and started two weeks later. So far, so good! You can hear me do my spots if you listen live online or on the app during shows. If you're in Nashville, swing by the Opry for a backstage visit maybe :)"

Congratulations, Juliette!

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC5.65.35.4
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.95.55.2
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.34.24.6
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits3.64.24.5
KMYI-FMHot AC6.14.44.4
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KGB-FMClassic Rock3.74.04.1
KYXY-FMHot AC4.54.03.8
KIOZ-FMActive Rock3.63.83.7
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
KLNV-FMMexican Regional2.73.83.4
XPRS-AMAll Sports3.23.33.2
XPRS-FMClassic Hits3.53.33.2
KEGY-FMPop CHR2.82.92.9
KSSX-FMRhythmic AC2.73.12.9
KFMB-FMHot AC2.62.32.8
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits1.00.81.0
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.80.80.9
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHTY-FMMexican Regional1.20.90.9
XGLX-FMSpanish Contemp.
XEPE-AMAll Sports0.10.1*

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

RIP Rick Hill

By Joe Nelson
   Rick Hill, veteran of San Diego Radio, passed away Tuesday evening at 6:30.
Rick and Phillip Gaughen
   Rick was suffering with Pancreatic Cancer and was recently hospitalized from its complications.

   I have feelers out trying to obtain information as to where those can contribute to funeral costs and service details.

Condolences from SanDiegoRadio