Monday, August 22, 2016

The Saturday Night Sock Hop Will Be No More

By Joe Nelson

   I received some bad news recently and had to share. I don't like sharing such stories, but I know I have a responsibility. Plus given Mike's passion for radio, it makes it hurt a little more.

Maybe another station would love to have this show? Hint hint

Mike - best wishes and look me up if you need anything!

 Very sorry to report that there will be no more music on KCBQ after next weekend.. I've got to wrap up the show after 6 years, and Jack Flash (of the Moldie Oldies show on Sunday) wont be playing any more music on his show,either. We got the word on this late last week.  Nothing can be done about it. I'd love to get it on another station, but I dont have much hope. Just thought you'd like to know. Bummer of a situation.

 But it was a nice run, and you'll never again hear 99% of  what I played on the radio again, AM or FM. I"m glad I had the chance to do it when I did,because now it would be impossible on KCBQ. Thanks for giving me a little space on your great website, it's the place to go for local radio info. I"m sure my radio days are over.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Magic and Z90 to Host Little League World Series Viewing Party Today

By Joe Nelson

August 18, 2016 


(San Diego, Ca) – Local radio stations MAGIC 92.5 (XHRM-FM) and Z90 (XHTZ-FM) invite all San Diegans to a viewing party of the opening round of the Little League World Series featuring Chula Vista’s Park View Little League all-star team. 

Personalities from both radio stations, called the “Park View Crew,” will host the viewing party tomorrow at BJ’s Restaurant in Chula Vista Center, at 555 Broadway. Doors open at 11:00 AM, the game starts at 1:00 PM. “Everyone here at the radio station has been on high all week, anticipating watching our boys compete on this national level,” said Z90 Program Director and Magic 92.5 afternoon host R Dub! “Friday is finally here, we’re looking forward to everyone in the community coming together to cheer on our team and watch them go for glory.” 

Magic 92.5 and Z90 are owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC. LMSD also operates 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 (KFMBAM).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

FM 94/9 Announces Padres Broadcast Details - Leitner & Agler to Remain

By Joe Nelson

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Jenny Nelson
August 18, 2016                                                                                   VP of Marketing
                                                                                                Entercom Communications
                                                                                                (650) 906-7112

Entercom Partners with the San Diego Padres

Presenting Padres Play by Play and Exclusive Padres Content
on San Diego’s KBZT 94.9 FM in 2017

San Diego, CA. August 18, 2016 –Entercom San Diego and the San Diego Padres officially announce their partnership to bring the 2017 baseball season, live for the first time on the FM dial, exclusively to KBZT 94.9 FM. Padres’ broadcasters Ted Leitner and Jesse Agler will continue to handle the play by play duties. Each broadcast will also feature 30 minutes of pre and post-game coverage during afternoon/evening drive times and weekends.

The San Diego Padres and Entercom are eager to engage fans through an innovative FM format for the 2017 baseball season. “A partnership with Entercom’s alternative rock station KBZT 94.9 FM is a perfect way to attract new fans, and to enhance the fidelity of broadcast for more traditional sports programming listeners,” said Entercom’s President of Programming, Pat Paxton. “At the heart of the partnership, is a desire to innovate and evolve broadcasting to increase accessibility to local content for our listeners and fans.”

Entercom strives to engage their audiences through meaningful local and live programming, whereby a relationship with San Diego’s favorite MLB team, is a grand slam. KBZT 94.9 - FM is thrilled to offer another desirable asset in addition to to their quality music programming. “Baseball is a great fit for our millennial audience at KBZT,” says Entercom San Diego’s market manager Bob Bolinger. “It provides the opportunity for us to super serve our audiences with music and sports, fueling their appetitive for great entertainment.  Short of being at the ball park or attending a concert, baseball and music will be greatly experienced on KBZT 94.5FM!”

The partnership also brings Entercom San Diego’s Sunny 98.1 and KSON-FM into the fold for additional cross-promotion and listener engagement, building value for The Padres, Entercom listeners and clients alike.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Entercom and the ability to offer Padres
games on the FM dial," said Padres Chief Marketing Officer Wayne Partello. "As we aim to connect with all of San Diego, Entercom San Diego's ability to reach 1.1 million people per week across all of their stations will play a large part in these efforts."

About Entercom
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) founded in 1968 and Philadelphia based, is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the US with a portfolio of 124 highly rated radio stations in 27 top markets across the country. Laser focused on investing in local communities, content and talent, our brands reach and engage with 40 million people a week.  We are known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, delivering a curated mix of outstanding local personalities and a broad range of compelling music, news, talk and sports content. 
With the integration of SmartReach Digital into our product suite, we deliver unparalleled ROI by connecting brands to audiences through our branded sites and over 1,000 events a year. More information is available at, Facebook and Twitter (@entercom).
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Friday, August 12, 2016

New Lineup Announced for XTRA

By Joe Nelson

XTRA 1360 Signs New Power Lineup

San Diego, CA – August, 2016 – XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego today announced a new line-up including the debut of “Hardwick & Richards” in the mornings featuring the duo of former Charger Nick Hardwick with XTRA 1360 personality Judson Richards, and middays with “The Mark & Rich Show,” featuring veteran radio and TV personality, Mark Willard, along with former NFL Lineman, Rich Ohrnberger.
XTRA 1360 Weekly Lineup:
·   “Hardwick & Richards” – 6 to 9 a.m.
·   “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” – 9 a.m. to Noon
·   “The Mark & Rich Show – Noon to 3 p.m.
·   “Loose Cannons with Hartman & Costa” – 3 to 6 p.m.

“The opportunity to team with a talent like Judson is incredibly exhilarating,” said Hardwick. “Judson and I will have a show unlike any other here in San Diego. You’ll be listening with a smile plastered on your face.”

Hardwick, spent 11 seasons as the San Diego Chargers’ center from 2004-2014. During his career, he was considered the anchor for a dynamic offensive line, developed into a fan favorite and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006. Richards has hosted the pre- and post-game shows for the Chargers Radio Network and “Chargers Power Hour,” heard weekday evenings on XTRA 1360.

In addition, the station will debut an all-new, local midday show “The Mark & Rich Show.” Willard, who commonly fills in for Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports Radio Network, began his radio career in San Diego with the original XTRA 690, and most recently worked for ESPN LA 710 in Los Angeles. Ohrnberger, who will also serve as a part of the pregame show on the Chargers radio network, spent two seasons with the team after being drafted by the New England Patriots.

“I’m excited to return to San Diego and create something new with such an incredibly talented and determined group,” said Willard. “Rich is going to be a star in this format.”

In a move that will make XTRA 1360 live throughout the entire day, "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd, which is simulcast on FS1, gains an additional hour and now airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to Noon.

“We are thrilled to add Mark to the lineup, an extremely talented host with a diverse skillset,” said iHeartMedia San Diego Market President, Melissa Forrest on the all-new lineup. “We are also extremely excited to provide our listeners unparalleled access to Chargers and NFL coverage with the additions of Nick Hardwick and Rich Ohrnberger. Our listeners will now be a Chargers Insider more than ever before.”

“The Loose Cannons,” with hosts Steve Hartman and Mike Costa now shift to a new time slot, weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. In July, the Loose Cannons marked their second anniversary back on air on XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego.

Program Director Brian Long adds, “The caliber of local talent additions to XTRA 1360 speaks volumes to the station’s commitment to deliver first-rate sports talk in San Diego.”

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the San Diego market.  The station's programming 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 and live radio service.


About iHeartMedia:

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 reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 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 and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over a billion downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 85 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.  The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit for more company information.

Dave and Jeff Off the Air

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio has learned the long time team of 'Dave and Jeff', Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth will not be on the air come Monday.

   Not much more than that is known at this time.

   SanDiegoRadio has reached out to the guys. Palet tells me: "Jeff and I really enjoyed our time working with great people. The station revolves around Chargers football and we were looking forward to an exciting season. Tough to leave a building with so many life long friends"


Thursday, August 11, 2016

BeerX San Diego

By Joe Nelson

   91X announces "BeerX San Diego". Sorry for the big picture, but that's how it was sent to me.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cruise for the Cause

By Joe Nelson



(San Diego, Ca) - San Diego radio station MAGIC 92.5 (XHRM-FM) will host the annual "Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause” car show this Saturday, August 13th at Qualcomm Stadium from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event benefits The Emilio Nares Foundation, a local organization providing free medical transportation for children receiving treatments for cancer and other ailments.

MAGIC 92.5 will take over the southwest parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium to fill with hundreds of custom and classic cars, trucks, lowrider bicycles, and more. Xavier The X-Man will broadcast live during the event to encourage the San Diego community to stop by to donate blood to the American Red Cross and register for the National Bone Marrow List.

"This is my favorite event of the year, I love helping people and supporting organizations that truly impact the lives of those in need," said Xavier the X-Man, midday DJ host on Magic 92.5. "I’ve turned a passion for cars and community service into a signature event that helps children get to their cancer treatments at Rady Childen’s Hospital."


Enjoy fun for the whole family including a free kid’s zone plus live entertainment by San Diego bands The Sleepwalkers, No Face, Jamie Limon and The Wild$ide Band.

For more information, or to register your vehicle in the car show, visit

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).