Thursday, December 8, 2016

FM 94/9 Brings Back Christmas With Bob & Buds

By Joe Nelson

Christmas with Bob & Buds returns to FM 949... For 24 hours FM 949 will play all reggae, commercial free from Christmas Eve 4:20pm to Christmas Day 4:20pm!

Tell us what songs you'd like to hear on Christmas with Bob & Buds here:


91X Adds Band to Wrex the Halls - Kaleo Postpones Appearance

By Joe Nelson



(San Diego, CA) – San Diego’s 91X announced today the cancellation of Kaleo from the Wrex the Halls concert on Sunday, December 11 at Valley View Casino Center.  Filling in their spot will be legendary punk rock band AFI.

AFI will join Blink-182, Pierce the Veil, and Jimmy Eat World performing live at the concert.  Tickets are still available.

Kaleo plan to schedule a new show in April, and released a statement about the cancellation:

“Our deepest regrets and apologies that we will not be able to perform at the 91X Wrex the Halls show on Sunday.  A band member has fallen ill with a severe case of pneumonia and he needs this time to rest and recover. Thank you as always for your love and support.” 

“We are super bummed about Kaleo, we wish a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing them back at full strength in April,” said 91X Program Director Mike Halloran.  “We are also completely blown away to have AFI come to San Diego and make Wrex the Halls 2016 more memorable than ever.”

91X (XTRA-FM 91.1) 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 Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MAX Morning Show to Pay it Forward

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, CA, November 29, 2016 – For the 2nd year in a row, Kim, from the MAX Music Morning Show, has created a basket filled with all her favorite things! Beginning Monday, December 5th, Kim will begin to unveil the contents of the basket. Each day Kim will add new items and by Friday it will be absolutely stuffed with amazing gifts.

"It is so exciting to be able to share what I love with you! This basket is for someone who really could use a sparkle. Whether it's due to illness, being overworked and underpaid, or just to show appreciation to someone you love. 

If you have someone in mind please let us know so we can shower them with gifts." Adds Kim from the MAX Music Morning Show.
Starting Monday morning December 12th, at 7:25, Kim will be giving away one basket every day for a week. Go to to nominate a friend, family member, or coworker. This basket will definitely bring light to someone this holiday season.

 Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates The Mighty 1090 AM, ( 105.7 MAX-FM, ( and ESPN 1700 AM and holds the radio broadcast rights for the San Diego State Aztecs Football and Basketball and San Diego Gulls Hockey as well as USD Men’s Basketball. Visit our websites at,  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DSC's 12 Days of Christmas

By Joe Nelson
DSC’s 12 Days of Christmas is back!

The DSC is giving back to San Diego families in need with $1,000 a day for 12 days!

Beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016 Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw will be giving away $1,000 each day for 12 days during the 12 Days of Christmas on 100.7 KFM-BFM presented by Kearny Pearson Ford.  Anyone can enter by submitting a 70 words or less nomination for themselves, a family member or friend who could use a hand up.  PLUS, just by nominating you have a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card from California Coast Credit Union!

 “Our audience loves this Christmas tradition, and for the families who benefit, it’s impossible to calculate it’s worth,” said morning show Dave Rickards.  “And now that we have added Christmas in July, it’s 24 chances to help every year.  By now we’ve given away well over $500,000, and it’s been an honor to do it every time.”

Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw will be granting Christmas wishes for 12 days starting December 1 so make sure to submit, in 70 words or less, why you, a family member or friend could use a $1,000 this holiday season! For more information about 12 Days of Christmas, please visit

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jagger & Kristi's Wish-A-Thon

By Joe Nelson



San Diego, CA – Local radio morning show personalities “Jagger & Kristi in the Morning” will occupy the Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) studio for a 14-hour marathon broadcast this Thursday, December 1, to raise funds for their “Christmas Wish” program.

Starting at 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, hosts Mark and Kristi Jagger will encourage listeners, businesses and community members to make a donation.  All proceeds raised will be used to help needy San Diego families with a “Christmas Wish,” courtesy of the radio station.

Donations will be accepted by calling the studio request line 570-1925 or online at the station website,  Magic 92.5 on-air personalities Xavier “the X-Man” Soriano, Kelly Cole, Jay Michaels, and R Dub! will also be set up at remote locations around San Diego County, where listeners can donate in person and meet personalities.  The four locations are Mission Marketplace in Oceanside, Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley, El Cajon Town & Country Shopping Center, and Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista.

Listeners can nominate a family member or friend in need to receive a “Christmas Wish” at the station website  Letters are collected and reviewed by Jagger & Kristi and station personnel, and wishes are granted starting December 2.  Letters are shared on the air, usually to the surprise of the recipient since you cannot nominate yourself to receive a Christmas Wish.

“There are more families than ever are struggling to pay rent, feed their families and take care of medical expenses,” said Kristi.  “If an unexpected circumstance happens, sometimes there is no recovering.  We want to help those families in need have a Merry Christmas!”

Jagger added, “The important thing to remember about Christmas Wish is all donations stay right here in our community, helping local families who need it most.”

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 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

Monday, November 28, 2016

KFMB-TV Sweeps the Sweeps

By Joe Nelson

November 28, 2016 
Mike Stewart
Director of Creative Services 
KFMB-TV/CBS 8 San Diego 


(San Diego, California – November 28, 2016) – San Diegans have voted and CBS NEWS 8/KFMB-TV wins the local TV race as San Diego’s most watched television news station, dominating first place in every local newscast during the November 2016 ratings "sweeps" period according to data released by the A. C. Nielsen Co.* In all head-to-head news time periods, more homes were turned to CBS NEWS 8 than any other station in the San Diego television market.

CBS NEWS 8 at 4:30 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (.9 rtg/ 8 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (1.3 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (1.8 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.1 rtg/ 12 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (4.8 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.8 rtg/ 7 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.6 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Saturday - #1 (5.7 rtg/ 13 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday - #1 (7.1 rtg/ 14 share) 
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday - #1 (4.7 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday - #1 (6.3 rtg/ 11 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. (M-SU) - #1 (3.5 rtg/ 9 share)
"It is quite an honor to be San Diego's #1 choice for local news,“ said Dean Elwood, News Director, CBS NEWS 8. “It's the result of a newsroom full of committed journalists with high standards. Together, we are always striving to produce compelling newscasts which are informative, enlightening, and resonate with San Diegans." 

More San Diegans on average also watch CBS 8 during prime time with hit programming such as Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, and Kevin Can Wait. This November, San Diegans crowned two kings of late night-- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden, -- both number one in their respective timeslots.

CBS network newscasts also dominated this November ratings period locally. CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley won the network weeknight news race while CBS Sunday Morning was the resounding winner against its network competition. 

In addition, KFMB-TV delivered more viewers from sign-on to sign-off than any other station in the San Diego television market. 

“We are extremely grateful to San Diego viewers who place trust in us daily for their news and entertainment programming,” said Alberto Mier y TerĂ¡n, President and General Manager of the KFMB Stations. “Our exceptional teams at CBS 8 and CBS network are laser-focused in offering innovative and creative content which sets us apart as the proven leader in our market.”  


CBS 8/KFMB-TV is proud to be the CBS San Diego Network affiliate, America’s most-watched television network. Under the ownership of Midwest, Television, Inc., CBS 8 and sister stations, 100.7 KFMB-FM and The AM 760 KFMB are San Diego’s only television/radio broadcast powerhouse, serving the community round-the-clock. For decades, the station has revolutionized the San Diego television market with a tradition of firsts in innovation and technology. CBS News 8 is consistently recognized as San Diego’s journalistic leader, capturing the industry’s most prestigious accolades. To learn more about CBS 8, please visit: 
*Source: Nielsen +SD HH Overnights 10/27/2016-11/253/2016 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

An Article Worth Sharing

By Joe Nelson

   From time to time I run across articles I think are share worthy in San Diego. This is one such article.

   From Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media, here is a story on how to keep things 'fresh' around the station.

"Are There Zombies Lurking Around Your Radio Station?"

You can find the story HERE

Great tips, Fred!