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October 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

ByJoe Nelson   The October 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Dave Rickards!    I had the pleasure of being invited to 100.7 JACK FM's Dave Rickards' home to interview him for this Spotlight Feature. 

   I arrived and was welcomed at the door by Dave and was instantly warned of his ferocious canine, Frankie. After Frankie thoroughly checked me out, I assumed he and I were cool. A very sweet dog! We cut through the house and headed to the back patio and perched ourselves on the couches with the incredible view of the valley to the left and right of us. As the cigar smoke filled the air, Dave patiently answered every question I threw at him, in full detail and great clarity. 

   The talk started out getting to know each other, our personal lives and where life finds us both these days.

   The conversation moved on to former DSC cast member Elaina Dore Smith, how great it is that she went from fill-in work while Shelly was out, to Florida and now co-hosting 'Nas…

Job Board 1-13-20

By Joe Nelson

Radio Broadcast Engineer
Job Description:
Local Media San Diego A is looking for a Full Time Engineer that will be responsible for maintaining and repairing all broadcast equipment including studio and transmitter equipment. This is a huge opportunity to work at a locally owned company with a very dynamic team.
Responsibilities include: ·Ensure radio stations are complying with all FCC rules and regulations. ·Install and maintain broadcast equipment at transmitter sites and studios. ·Maintain and troubleshoot links to transmitter sites. ·Maintain all studio equipment and audio streaming. ·Develop plans to integrate new technology for transmitter facilities, remote broadcasts and in house studios. ·Provide technical support to employees. ·Perform monthly inspections of all equipment. ·Experience in computer based automation systems. ·Ability to troubleshoot by using test equipment such as Spectrum Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, and field strength meters. ·Work at remote broadcasts as nee…

Jack Rabell -- 1931-2020

By Joe Nelson

Special thanks to reader Doug Herman for informing me of this loss.
Thursday, Jan 2 brought the passing of a long-time radio personality and engineer Jack Rabell.

This is the obituary that ran in Sunday's Union Tribune.

Condolences to Jack's family and friends during this difficult time.


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Job Board

By Joe Nelson

Staff Accountant

Local Media San Diego, LLC located in the beautiful city of San Diego, is currently in search of a Staff Accountant for a multi station Radio Broadcasting cluster.

Duties will include assisting Controller with month end close, maintaining files and assisting with managing day-to-day accounting responsibilities including General Ledger entries, Fixed Assets, and interim projects.Experience with annual audits a plus.Candidate must be extremely organized and professional, work well with others at all levels, develop and maintain positive working relationships, must have excellent oral and written communication and adapts to a fast pace environment.
BA Degree preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles) Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point Programs.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to – Please specify that you are applying for the position in the su…

SanDiegoRadio is Moving

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio is moving! In an effort to broaden my scope of work, SDR is relocating to a new page, under a new name. Best of all, it will be powered by Wordpress, that will allow me to do so much more.

My previous platform, this one, discontinued their mobile app a year ago and I have been severely hamstrung. I couldn't do anything if something happened while I was not near my laptop.

The future looks to be great and I am excited about the possibilities. For more on that, head on over to - It's LIVE now as a bit of a 'soft open'.

These last several years have been fun, I am excited to move forward!

Thanks for tuning in.... see you on the other side! Joe

100.7 Sold to Local Media San Diego

By Joe Nelson

KFMB’s 100.7 San Diego and 760 KFMB has been sold to Local Media San Diego.
Tegna agreed to sell under the terms that the call letters of KFMB not follow the two stations. LMSD has 30 days to use the call letters but must relinquish them at the end of that term. LMSD however can use them for the period of one year as it relates to transitioning to the new brand. The two longtime stations will join Z90, 91X and Magic 92.5

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

Station Format Owner Jul 19 Aug 19 Sep 19 Oct 19 Nov 19 Dec 19 KYXY-FM AC Entercom 5.2 4.7 4.0 4.1 3.7 6.6 KPBS-FM N/T SDSU 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.0 KXSN-FM Cl

Don Imus Passes Away

By Joe Nelson

Legendary, and often controversial radio 'shock jock' host Don Imus has passed away. Imus announced that he was 'turning out the lights, the party's over' in January 2018.

March 29, 2018 marked his last show with Cumulus Media. Imus was 79.

Imus drew the ire of many in 2007 for directing racial slurs toward the Rutger's University Women's Basketball team. That led to him being fired from CBS. He leaves behind his wife Deirdre and 6 children.