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Friday, July 21, 2017

Robin Roth Named Midday Host

By Joe Nelson



ROBIN ROTH TO MID-DAYS AT 100.7 KFM-BFM/SAN DIEGO

 

(San Diego) 100.7 KFM-BFM has filled the vacated mid-day slot with Robin Roth, formerly the evening talent at the station.

 

Roth was named Assistant Program Director back in May and had been doing the night show. She has more than 25 years of radio experience and she knows how to rock the workday in San Diego.

 

Program Director, Mike V. Vasquez, says, “Robin Roth is a radio legend in San Diego and having her follow the best morning show on the planet (The DSC) is a huge win for us all.”

 

Roth stated, “I’m so excited to do what I love in middays and following The DSC is a dream come true. Taking the baton from them every day is going to be an honor. Plus, now I get to enjoy the San Diego scene at night again!”

 

100.7 KFM-BFM’s “variety rock” format has already become the top ranked rock station in San Diego and includes San Diego’s #1 morning show Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw.

 

Midwest Television, Inc. is San Diego’s leading multimedia company, operating CBS 8/KFMBTV, CW San Diego, AM 760 KFMB, 100.7 KFM-BFM and KFMB Interactive, the market’s only television/radio/digital/mobile media powerhouse serving the community round-the-clock.



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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Letter From the Editor

By Joe Nelson

   First off, thank you all for the love and support you have sent my way. the decision to shut it down was not easy as I really love and enjoy covering San Diego Radio.

   I wanted to explain my decision, just so it's off my mind and no one thinks it was a rash choice.

   The last few months my brain has been more full than it ever has been. There are many things contributing to that, not all if not any are all that interesting or worth sharing. But I had to step away from a few things. SanDiegoRadio was the most taxing to me. It may seem on the outside like a simple 'job'. But it actually requires a ton of listening, both to the radio and in person conversations. Having info sent to me via text/email/messenger. Constantly wondering what's next, how can I make it better? Who should be in the next Spotlight? Did I remember to do this, or that?

   I needed brain space.

   Here is the reason, my dad. Pops is a very strong man. Always has been. After a brief hospital stay, several appointments, it was clear to me I needed time with him. I will make time, and I did.

   Some of you know my 'real job' (hey today is my 20 year anniversary there!) will be moving locations next week. We are moving to Lakeside. No more spending almost 1 1/2 hours in my car every day. The new plant is just a few miles from my dad's house and will allow me to more easily hop over there after work and visit, or be there in a heartbeat if needed. I can't tell you what a relief this move will be. Both FINALLY packing up and ending the stressful migration, and to be so close to my dad.

   I will absolutely miss writing for SanDiegoRadio, I may or may not be back. Someone wrote to me hoping I'd still cover radio reunions and big events. That's a great idea as I could see from the readership people liked reading about those times a lot. Hey, if I am still invited to those times I would be happy to cover them and recap them on SDR.

   I cannot live with regret that I didn't do this, I need to do this and I want to do this. I am making pops a top priority.

   Thanks again for all the love. If you ever want to do lunch. Look me up.

Regards,
Joe Nelson

Friday, July 14, 2017

Thank you

By Joe Nelson

   I am shutting SanDiegoRadio down. There is an outside chance I will return, but as it stands now it's over.

   I'd like to thank all the wonderful people I have met along the way, really, you have improved my life. I can't think of what life would be like if I hadn't taken on this column.

   There will be one more article, a Spotlight already in the works. I just need to touch it up and it will be posted.


Thank you and I love you all,
Joe Nelson

Monday, July 10, 2017

Haze Named PD at KMYI

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, Calif. – July 10, 2017 – iHeartMedia San Diego announced today that Joe Haze has been named Program Director for STAR 94.1, San Diego’s Best Music Variety, Celebrity Gossip, Entertainment and Music News, effective immediately. iHeartMedia San Diego has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – including Channel 93.3, STAR 94.1, KGB-FM, ROCK 105.3, JAM’N 95.7, KOGO: 600 AM, XTRA 1360 FOX Sports SD – and legendary on-air programming including Kramer and Geena, Frankie V, Shelley Wade and Jesse Lozano.


iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Haze will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station brand’s on-air and digital news programming, as well as local events and partnerships.

“Haze has been instrumental in the success of Channel 93.3 since its inception,” said Rob Scorpio, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s San Diego/Riverside Region. “His passion for CHR and Hot AC formats along with his knowledge and experience makes him the ideal choice to continue STAR 94.1’s dominance in the San Diego market.”

Haze currently serves as Program Director for Channel 93.3 and afternoon drive host for STAR 94.1. In his newly expanded role, Haze will serve as program director for both Channel 93.3 and STAR 94.1, while continuing to serve as afternoon drive host on STAR 94.1. Haze previously worked as night host at Channel 93.3. Before moving to San Diego, he worked at WAPE-FM and WJBT-FM in Jacksonville, FL, and KZZP-FM in Phoenix, AZ.

“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to program two powerful, iconic brands like STAR 94.1 and Channel 93.3,” said Haze. “This is exciting and to be able to further my career in a market like San Diego is amazing!”

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the San Diego market and its content is available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with its more than a billion downloads and 100 million registered users.




About iHeartMedia San Diego

iHeartMedia San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM, KHTS-FM, KIOZ-FM, KLSD-AM, KMYI-FM, KOGO-AM, KSSX-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.



iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.



iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Lineup Changes at Jamn 957 - Frankie V Returns to Mornings

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, Ca. – July 7, 2017 – iHeartMedia San Diego’s JAM’N 95.7, San Diego’s Hip Hop and R&B station, debuted its new weekday programming lineup effective July 10, 2017.

The changes include: moving Frankie “V” Vinci from afternoon drive to co-host morning drive with Tati Pelegreen; the addition of Nina Chantele in middays; and moving Pablo Sato from morning drive to afternoon drive. The station will continue to play popular Hip Hop and R&B for San Diego music fans.

“In the last year JAM’N 95.7 has experienced significant growth but with Frankie and Tati in mornings, Nina in middays and Pablo in afternoons we expect to take over the market!” said Rob Scorpio, Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia San Diego / Riverside.

JAM’N 95.7 Weekday Lineup:

Frankie & Tati in the Morning / 6 – 10 a.m.

Nina Chantele / 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pablo Sato / 3 – 7 p.m.

Beto Perez / 7 p.m. – 12 Midnight


Frankie “V” Vinci has been the afternoon drive host, Music Director and Assistant Program Director at JAM’N 95.7 (KSSX-FM) since the station launched in May of 2016. Prior to KSSX-FM, Frankie V worked at JAM’N 94.5 in Boston, MA, Channel 93.3 in San Diego, CA and KISS 95.7 in Hartford, CT.

Tati Pelegreen continues to co-host morning drive at JAM’N 95.7 (KSSX-FM) and will now be joined by Frankie V for the “Frankie & Tati in the Morning” show. Tati began her radio career in Honolulu, HI at KIKI-FM. She moved to the mainland in 2006 after accepting a position at XHTZ-FM in San Diego, CA and in 2013 Tati moved to Washington, D.C. to co-host mornings at WPGC-FM.

Nina Chantele is a media personality with more than 10 years of experience in entertainment. In addition to her new midday show on JAM’N 95.7, Chantele can be heard on Real 92.3 in Los Angeles, CA from 3 – 7 p.m. Chantele’s radio resume includes WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM in Chicago, IL as well as WMIB-FM in Miami, FL.

Pablo Sato is a Honolulu native whose radio career has taken him to some of the top Hip Hop and R&B stations in the country, including XHTZ-FM in San Diego, CA, KOHT-FM in Tucson, AZ, and WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C.

Beto Perez began his radio career in 2002 in San Diego, CA. He feels fortunate to enjoy a career that he loves (radio) in the city he loves (San Diego), where he has worked as a producer, on-air announcer and mixer at XHRM-FM, XHTZ-FM and KSSX-FM.

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the San Diego/Riverside region. Its radio brands and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio, the all-in-one streaming music, podcasting and live radio service.




About iHeartMedia San Diego / Riverside:

iHeartMedia San Diego / Riverside owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; KSSX-FM in San Diego and KFNY-AM; KGGI-FM; KKDD-FM; KMYT-FM; KTDD-AM; KTMQ-FM in Riverside and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.



iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.



iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 7-5-17

By Joe Nelson



KFMB STATIONS


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (RADIO SALES) *NEW!


KFMB Stations is searching for an advertising sales Account Executive for our radio stations (100.7 KFM-BFM and Talk Radio, 760 KFMB-AM) in San Diego. We are looking for someone with San Diego broadcast sales experience that can consistently develop and generate new business for the Station’s on-air and digital properties.

Position requires daily prospecting and excellent closing skills to achieve monthly revenue goals. Candidates must be able to write effective proposals and client correspondence, present information and interact with clients, create and maintain strong relationships with advertisers, attend client and station promotional events, and follow up with advertisers to ensure collection of and timely payment from clients, and supervise advertiser’s promotional events that they sell.

Minimum 3 years’ previous broadcast and digital sales experience required. Automotive category experience/success is also preferred.

Candidates must possess a current valid driver's license and be able to provide proof of current automobile insurance.

Magic 92.5 Firecracker 500 Countdown HACKED by the Russians

By Joe Nelson
Magic 92.5 Firecracker 500 Countdown HACKED by the Russians!




Each year Magic 92.5 (XHRM-San Diego) presents The Firecracker 500, the 500 biggest songs of all-time, as voted by our listeners! It's one of our most-listened to events on the radio station and this year received over one million votes!

But this year, while all the jocks were in the studio--just beginning to announce the number one song--we all started hearing weird sounds in our headphones, followed by our mics being completely shut off and our board being frozen (I warned IT about getting digital consoles!)

We were suddenly completely powerless and without any control of our studio, as audio from another site suddenly took over our frequency. Nothing we did to try to turn this pirate audio off seemed to work, so we frantically dialed our engineers and IT department for help. Meanwhile, Moscow radio took over our radio station and countdown, announcing their own #1 song, and it was bad. Really, really bad. Horrific. We even tried to turn down the monitors in the studio, but nothing worked!

Thankfully, after about four minutes, IT and engineering were able to help us regain control of our radio station, using some tricks they saw on a 1987 episode of MacGyver; involving paperclips, reel-to-reel tape, a stale box of bagels brought in by a local label rep, and an Iggy Azalea promo CD.

We apologize to our listeners, and are taking measures to ensure this never happens again, including upgrading all of our hardware from Windows Vista to XP; we think that will help, at least from the research we conducted using Ask Jeeves.

You can hear the actual audio of this hacked broadcast here, along with a video re-enactment: