Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Local Media San Diego and KFMB Partnership to End

By Joe Nelson

   Almost a year ago SanDiegoRadio reported the partnership between Local Media San Diego and KFMB.

   That deal will end on Dec. 31.

When I know more, I will post it here.

Here is the Oct 5, 2015 story: http://www.sandiegoradio.org/2015/10/breaking-radio-news-local-media-san.html

Monday, September 26, 2016

91X Wrex the Halls LineUp Announced

By Joe Nelson


(San Diego, CA) San Diego’s iconic alternative radio station 91X announced today details for the station’s annual Wrex the Halls concerts. The event will span two nights, Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, at Valley View Casino Center.

Saturday night, 91X presents Beck, Band of Horses, Local Natives, Glass Animals, and Bishop Briggs. On Sunday, 91X presents two of San Diego’s breakout bands, local punk legends Blink-182 and Pierce the Veil, plus Jimmy Eat World, Kaleo, and an opening spot for a local band to be determined by means of a competition hosted by the station.

Tickets for both concerts go on-sale this Friday at 10:00 AM. An Internet pre-sale on Wednesday will give 91X listeners the first chance to purchase tickets.

“These concerts are over 20 years in the making,” said 91X Program Director Mike Halloran. “91X played Beck first in 1994, when a former phone op sent us a white label 12” titled ‘Loser.’ Less than a year later, our local program 91X Loudspeaker first aired ‘Carousel,’ off a cassette made by some kids in Poway calling themselves ‘Blink.’ Here we are, after two decades and millions of records sold, those artists are now headlining our holiday concerts. We are beyond elated.”

Garett Michaels, Director of Rock for SDLocal, said “At 91X we’re proud to be the leader when it comes to new music discovery and supporting local. This year’s edition of Wrex The Halls certainly reinforces that. We’re honored to present two diverse nights that show the musical breadth and heritage of 91X.”

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).

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Story to Help a Friend

By Joe Nelson

   On occasion I like to use this forum to help people, charities, etc. Today is one of those times.
   I have a friend who lost her son. To be honest, in the most brutal of ways. Her son was murdered. I am here to provide some media attention to this. There is a fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday the 24th. That info will be posted below.
   My friend Cyndi had a son named Brandon. He was murdered by his wife's friend and I really can't, for legal reasons, go into the gruesome details, but it is pretty horrific. Some details are provided in the GoFundMe link below.
   In addition to the legal battle over the murder, there is a seemingly endless custody case over his son, Cyndi's grandson that is adding to the mounting costs. Hence the reason for tomorrow's fundraiser.

   If there is any way to get this some further media coverage, I would be forever grateful. These are very good friends and really good people going through a very difficult situation right now.

Thank you,

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/547093222142437/
PayPal: http://tinyurl.com/zvzvbwu
GoFundMe: http://tinyurl.com/j2vvj8t


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

R.I.P Nicole Pearson

By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio has learned of the passing of one of our radio friends.

Nicole Pearson Piner , formerly of Metro Traffic as well as Airwatch Traffic.

Out of respect for her family, I will not go into detail as to the reason of her passing, but friends close to her were aware and helped her along to the end.

   She was well loved, she was born in New York, lived in the Middle East, then to Las Vegas, and finally back to San Diego, Nicole made many friends along the way.

   Nicole left the insurance industry and moved to radio in 1990.

R.I.P. Nicole, and best regards to her family.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

I Retract my Gary Buzel Story

By Joe Nelson

Well, this is a first. I am gladly redacting a story. Just last Friday I reported the news that Gary Buzel of CW6 is departing the station and leaving for Las Vegas in the Drone Technology industry.

Gary and his wife Jennifer have decided that is not the right move to make at this time. Gary returned to the TV station and picked up his badge and gear.

Gary, welcome back. See you on TV this weekend!

Dave Mason Exits MAX - And Talks to SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson
   Veteran radio personality Dave Mason has left 105.7 MAX FM.

   JJ will handle the midday duties at MAX until further notice, but Dave did send me the following text today...

   "They (BCA) have to do what they can to stay competitive. Cutting corners is never easy and when it's my corner it's even worse. I still have the utmost respect for Shep and Glick and hope things work out for them."

   Dave Continues: "It's not easy in the market for music of our style. I'm looking for an opportunity where we can win big. I know how it's done"

   Dave tells me he will keep me in the loop, so watch for that here.

I wish you the best of luck, Dave Mason! You are a good man.

Joe Nelson

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Josh Board's 100 Best Movies of the 21st Century

By Joe Nelson

   Radio/TV Film critic Josh Board has compiled his list of the '100 Best Movies of the 21st Century.

   Josh states on his FOX 5 website:

"I hate making lists, unless there are some ground rules. For example, in the movie High Fidelity, they don’t just name the five best songs. It’s the “five best ‘break-up’ songs.” That’s a lot more fun and a lot less subjective.
Yet I had to write this list, because when the BBCcame out with a list of the top 100 movies of the 21st Century (by asking 177 film critics across the world), I couldn’t control my rage. It’s baffling to see movies like Tree of Life, Shame, Inherent Vice, Carol…just pretentious garbage. Movies that had a few great scenes, but weren’t great films (Moulin Rouge, The Grand Budapest Hotel). And how in the world can Mad Max be on such a list? It was a bunch of cars and guns in the desert, with no plot.
Other movies, like Inside Llewyn Davis, were okay. I just couldn’t help but think it made the list because it was a Coen brothers picture. Aside from an outstanding performance by Oscar Isaac, and some good folk songs, there wasn’t much there.
After I had a BBC radio station interview me to talk about this list, as well as a few other stations from around the world, from Australia to San Francisco, I thought I’d do my own list.
I decided not to put in documentaries. At least 10 spots would’ve been filled by those choices (I’m looking at you, Man on Wire and The Act of Killing).
And unlike other lists, I’ll start with the best first. I mean, you would’ve just scrolled to the bottom and seen it anyway."
Find this commentary and Josh's list right HERE