Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Official: Hilary Returns to 91X

By Joe Nelson

(San Diego, CA.) – San Diego’s number one alternative rock station* 91X (XETRA 91.1 FM) announces the return of highly esteemed, totally adored, truly cherished, oft idolized, and much admired radio personality Hilary Chambers to the station.

Hilary will be 91X Music Director, and host the midday show from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Her first day on-air will be Thursday.

Hilary’s radio career started on college radio at KUCI at the University of California at Irvine in 1992 (“Go Anteaters!”).  Following part time work at KNAC Los Angeles and then 92X in Denver, Hilary returned to California to host afternoon drive on 91X for almost a decade.  After taking her talents to other stations and formats, she returns now to 91X.

“I am so stoked, so grateful, and so fired up to get this party started and to come full circle back to the station that has my heart!” said Hilary.

“All of us here at 91X are equally as stoked as Hilary,” said 91X Program Director Michael Halloran.  “We hope we are invited to whatever party she’s talking about, and are thrilled to help her complete that circle.  We have enjoyed looking after Hilary’s heart while she ventured away from it’s home.”
91X 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 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). 

*Editor's Note: According to the last ratings released, KBZT-FM (2.3) was slightly ahead of XTRA-FM (2.1)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 6-25-16

By Joe Nelson


KFMB Stations is looking for an exceptional receptionist. This position is the first point of contact to our viewers and listeners, as well as advertisers, clients and the general public so a pleasant demeanor and excellent communication and people skills are a must. 

Responsibilities include greeting the general public, visitors and customers; answering phones; scheduling appointments, handling the distribution of packages and/or mail; maintaining an organized reception area; as well as other general administrative tasks. Responsibilities will also include providing administrative assistant support to other departments as needed. 
Experience using Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook, as well as Adobe experience, is required. Good organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks is also required. Previous receptionist and/or administrative assistant experience is also required. Experience working in a television station or media company is preferred. Interested candidates should submit their resume via e-mail to


By Joe Nelson
San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) has announced the lineup for Independence Jam, Saturday, September 10th at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, presented by Miller Lite and Subaru.
The lineup includes 7 bands on two stages, toasting the coast in Oceanside:
X Ambassadors
Broods  | Kaleo  | Pop Etc
Bishop Briggs | Barns Courtney | The Wind + The Wave
“SPF 94/9 was so much fun, we can wait to do it again for Indie Jam,” said one half of the Cantore + Woods morning show Steve Woods “A beautiful Saturday in Oceanside with FM 94/9, these awesome bands, and a few thousand of your smiling faces. Let’s do it!”
The Oceanside Pier Amphitheater has served as the backdrop to many previous FM 94/9 concerts, which have included such acts as Cage the Elephant, The Black Keys, Imagine Dragons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold, Fiona Apple, Cold War Kids, Phantogram and most recently SPF 94/9 2016 headliner AWOLNATION.
“It’s not a coincidence that people that have been to our Oceanside shows keep coming back,” said Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Afternoon host Jeremy Pritchard “It’s an amazing venue, an amazing backdrop, and we’ve booked some amazing bands just for you.”

Tickets for FM 94/9’s Indie Jam are available now. Details and purchase info can be found on the station’s website at
About FM 94/9: Owned and operated by Entercom Communications, KBZT is San Diego’s highest rated Alternative Rock station.

Longtime News Anchor Switching Stations

By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio has learned a popular morning anchor is moving to another station.

   Jason Austell, morning anchor for NBC 7 News Today has been in that position since 2007, and 15 years before that in the helicopter doing traffic.

   Jason will be moving to CW6 as the anchor of the 4 and 10 PM news. His first telecast will be July 11.

Congratulations Jason!

Joe Nelson

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

R Dub! Visits North Korea - See in on TV Tonight

By Joe Nelson

   If you follow nearly any form of social media, you know R Dub! of Magic 92.5 is well known for his travels around the globe. He has been to over 50 countries so far and he said he will not stop anytime soon.

   Recently R Dub! (Randy Williams) visited North Korea and his stories and photos are incredible. His journey will be featured on Channel 8 Wednesday night at 5:30 with Jeff Zevely.

The following is the release sent to me highlighting his trip.

Good afternoon,

R Dub!, Creator, Host and Producer of Sunday Night Slow Jams -- now in three different formats and reaching over three million consumers a week and heard on 122 affiliates around the world; a weeknight version of Sunday Night Slow Jams, and R Dub!’s All-Slow Jams online channel -- has taken the ultimate radio peace-keeping trip this summer, traveling to North Korea, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan from May 27-June 7. And now he's back with photos and the REAL STORY.

An international traveler and student of global cultures, R Dub! has visited more than 50 countries to date.Attached are three photos from his visit to North Korea. In addition, please share the link to R Dub!'s fascinating and highly readable travel blog with your readers, which features interesting details and additional photos from his trip to North Korea, as well as other countries he has visited:

R Dub!, Creator, Host and Producer of Sunday Night Slow Jams said: "My love for radio transcends all borders, oceans and languages. Every radio station in the world is special in its own way and I am so thankful to have met so many people passionate about radio like me, all around the world." He added: "I entered North Korea with 100 questions and left with a 1,000. It was sensory overload in every respect."

Slow Jams is heard around the globe on stations in Mexico, Cyprus, Bonaire, the Bahamas and Suriname.

Photos from the trip...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nathan Fast is a Dad!

By Joe Nelson
   The entire staff at SanDiegoRadio wishes Channel 933's Nathan Fast and Rebecca a HUGE congratulations on the birth today of their first child, a daughter, Scarlett!

Fines Levied on KURS

By Joe Nelson (With help for Tom Taylor of "Tom Taylor Now" Newsletter)

As shown below, KURS  has been levied fines as stated below, with newer information after this section:

Daily Digest 

Vol. 35 No. 117                                                  June 21, 2016



                    PUBLIC NOTICES


Report No: SCL-00184 Released:  06/21/2016.  ACTIONS TAKEN UNDER CABLE LANDING LICENSE ACT. (DA No.  16-703).  IB

Report No: 48760 Released:  06/21/2016.  BROADCAST ACTIONS.  MB

Report No: 28760 Released:  06/21/2016.  BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.  MB

Released:  06/21/2016.  FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR. (DA No.  16-576). (Dkt No 86-285 ).  OMD




QUETZAL BILINGUAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.   Issued a $12,000 monetary forfeiture and short-term renewal for Station KURS(AM), San Diego, CA for failure to prepare issues and program's lists in the Station's public file and to file biennial ownership reports. Action by:  Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau. Adopted:  06/21/2016 by Forfeiture Order. (DA No. 16-704).  MB

APPLICATION FOR REVIEW CONCERNING STATION DK15CC, SAN ANTONIO, TX.   Denied the Application for Review by Ms. Gwendolyn May, former permittee of deleted low power television station DK15CC, San Antonio, TX, seeking reinstatement of construction permit and assignment and modification applications. Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  06/17/2016 by MO&O. (FCC No. 16-77).  MB

This is a new fine in addition to one in April Tom Taylor reported on, this is his article from Apr 22:

San Diego’s KURS/1040 is also slapped with a $12,000 fine and a four-year license renewal due to violations of the public file rule (missing quarterly lists) and failing to file several biennial ownership reports. Like Rhode Island’s WJMF, KURS essentially turned itself in by checking “No” on the certification box for the quarterly filings. The FCC also finds that KURS “incorrectly certifies that all biennial ownership reports had been filed,” since it missed filing in 2007, 2009 and 2011. KURS has failed to clean up that problem, or to supply the FCC with a “detailed listing of the missing issues and programs” quarterly lists it re-created. Like WJMF in the previous story, the FCC says the conduct by KURS has “fallen far short of the standard of compliance.”

Thanks Tom!