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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sad News to Report

By Joe Nelson

Sad news out of Texas. David Davis, longtime KUSI anchor has passed away. David was recently retired and was on a road trip, his travels were prominent on his Facebook page.

SanDiegoRadio sends their condolences to David's family, as well as to his KUSI family.

Here is the story from KUSI:

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — KUSI News has learned Wednesday evening that longtime KUSI anchor and reporter David Davis has passed away.

He is survived by his two children and his wife Staci Ortiz-Davis, who has appeared alongside David many times here at KUSI.

David Davis joined the KUSI News team in January 2003 . He retired earlier this year.

He died in a traffic accident near Dallas, while on a cross-country road trip.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Communications, and anchored for four states across the United States.

He received many awards for his work, including spot news coverage of the Jeffrey Dahmer capture, and week-long 9/11 reports from New York.

We pass along our condolences to the Davis family and all those he touched here in San Diego.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NBC San Diego Names New Meteorologist

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, CA  – NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD has named Sheena Parveen weekday morning and midday news meteorologist. Parveen will forecast San Diego’s weather on NBC 7 News Today 4:30 AM – 7:00 AM and on NBC 7 News Midday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday through Friday. Parveen will make her on-air debut on Wednesday, October 17th alongside NBC 7 Anchors Marianne Kushi and Greg Bledsoe.

Parveen joins NBC 7 from sister NBC station WRC in Washington, D.C. where she served as their weekday morning meteorologist. Prior to this, she was the weekday evening meteorologist for another sister NBC station, WCAU, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Parveen started her broadcast meteorology degree in her home state of Florida.

“Sheena’s education, training, and experience makes her a top meteorologist. Her genuine warmth and sense of humor make her a terrific on-air personality,” said Greg Dawson, Vice President of News for NBC 7. “We are thrilled to have her join our team and become part of the San Diego community.”

Parveen is an American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. In her career, she’s forecasted and covered hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. Some of Parveen’s most notable weather coverage was when Hurricane Sandy made landfall at the New Jersey Shore; as well as, the blizzard of 2016 that demanded round the clock coverage for multiple days.

 “While I’ve appreciated the opportunity to forecast all different types of weather events in different parts of our country, I’m excited to finally make my way to beautiful Southern California; an area I have dreamed of moving to.” Parveen said, “I’m thrilled to be working at NBC 7 with such a great morning team and I hope San Diego will wake up with us every morning so I can help people have their best day!”

Parveen earned her bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Florida State University.

About NBC 7 San Diego
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates, NBC 7 Responds and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. NBC7 is San Diego’s media leader delivering news and information across the main broadcast, at, through multiple over the top platforms and social media. NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming.

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.74.86.3
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC5.05.95.5
KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.74.75.3
KMYI-FMHot AC4.94.24.7
KGB-FMClassic Rock4.94.34.6
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XHTY-FMMexican Regional2.42.43.1
XHTZ-FMPop CHR3.93.23.1
KFMB-FMAdult Hits3.93.53.0
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.52.72.7
KLVJ-FMContemp. Christian2.52.62.6
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits2.72.22.5
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KIOZ-FMActive Rock2.62.42.2
KFI-AMNews Talk Info.
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.10.81.0
KWFN-FMAll Sports1.00.80.8
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.90.90.7
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.90.60.5
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.30.3
KYDO-FMContemp. Christian0.50.40.2
KYDQ-FMContemp. Christian0.20.30.2
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.10.20.2
XEPE-AMAll Sports*0.10.1
XRCN-AMSpanish News/Talk*0.10.1
XTRA-FM StrAlternative*0.20.1
KYXY-HD2Pop CHR*0.1*

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cruise for the Cause

By Joe Nelson


(San Diego, Ca) – Local radio station MAGIC 92.5 (XHRM-FM) will host the 16th annual "Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause,” car show this Saturday at SDCCU Stadium from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event benefits the Emilio Nares Foundation, a local organization that provides medical transportation and services for children receiving treatments for cancer.

Hundreds of custom and classic cars, trucks, lowrider bicycles and other vehicles will be on display in the southwest parking lot of the stadium.  Additional entertainment includes live music on the Sycuan Stage from The B-Side Players, Funk’s Most Wanted and The Wildside Band, and a free “Kids Zone” with games from Dave & Buster’s, inflatable rides from So Cal Bounce, and crafts from the Rad Hatter.

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.

ENF founder Richard Nares will appear at the event days after finishing his “Heart & Sole Run” that began in Seattle, WA in early June and ended in San Diego.  Nares has run over 1,600 miles down the coast, equivalent to more than a marathon distance every day, 6 days per week, to raise funds and awareness for his organization.

“To think that my idea of organizing a small free car show to help various worthy causes has grown into one of Southern California’s major car events is amazing. I’m humbled by all the support the past 16 years,” said Xavier The X-Man, midday DJ host on Magic 92.5. “My love for the community and passion for cars has turned into a signature event that truly helps children get to their cancer treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital.”
 For more information, or to register your vehicle in the car show, visit

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hilary Named APD at 91X

 By Joe Nelson


(San Diego, CA) Local iconic alternative rock station 91X (XETRA 91.1 FM) announced that Hilary Doneux, current Music Director and long-time on-air DJ on 91X, has been named Assistant Program Director of the station.

 91X's Hilary welcomes the crowd on stage at a concert. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Lester

Hilary will continue her role as 91X Music Director and midday host from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
The move marks a new milestone in Hilary’s radio career, rooted in Southern California since her start in college radio at UC Irvine in 1992.  After work at the legendary KNAC Los Angeles and 92X in Denver, Hilary has been a mainstay of San Diego radio for over 20 years.

“To say I’m excited is an understatement! 91X is my radio home and I feel ridiculously lucky that I get to continue to grow with such an incredible team,” said Hilary. “I’m so grateful to Garett Michaels for having faith in me and sharing his knowledge (and snacks), and to (VP/GM) Gregg Wolfson, for this opportunity!”

91X's Hilary interviews Pepper backstage at BeerX 2018. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Lester
“Hilary’s passion for music, San Diego and 91X, along with her tireless work ethic and awesome attitude, make her the perfect partner on the 91X Programming Team,” said 91X Program Director Garett Michaels.  “Our last two years of collaborating have been an absolute blast, and I’m stoked that Hilary will be contributing even more.”
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).


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Buchmann, Moran Upped In San Diego

By Joe Nelson

***Courtesy of RAMP247.COM***

Buchmann, Moran Upped In San Diego

• Last week iHeartMedia Classic Rock KGB-FM/San Diego announced the return of the DSC morning show. Concurrent with their arrival, Bob Buchmann and Coe Lewis shifted from mornings to afternoon drive.

Today, KGB announced several other programming moves — Bob Buchmann has been elevated to Operations Manager and Music Director for KGB. He reports to longtime PD Shauna Moran, who also assumes the enhanced title of Director of Rock Programming for San Diego, overseeing KGB and Active Rock sibling KIOZ (Rock 105.3).

This move gives Mr. Buchmann the opportunity to exercise his programming prowess once again — after all, he was PD of Cumulus Media’s KLOS/Los Angeles before joining KGB to do mornings in June 2012. Buchmann’s previous programming history includes nine years at Clear Channel Classic Rock WAXQ (Q104.3)/New York and Long Island’s iconic WBAB back in the day. Ms. Moran has been with the cluster for over 22 years, the last 18 as PD of KGB and Rock 105.3.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.55.05.9
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.54.74.8
KLNV-FMMexican Regional4.13.74.7
KGB-FMClassic Rock5.14.94.3
KMYI-FMHot AC5.24.94.2
KFMB-FMAdult Hits3.63.93.5
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.53.93.2
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.52.52.7
KLVJ-FMContemp. Christian2.72.52.6
KIOZ-FMActive Rock2.62.62.4
XHTY-FMMexican Regional2.42.42.4
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits2.72.72.2
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
KFI-AMNews Talk Info.
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.90.90.9
KWFN-FMAll Sports0.71.00.8
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.01.10.8
KLSD-AMAll Sports1.00.90.6
KYDO-FMContemp. Christian0.60.50.4
KYDQ-FMContemp. Christian0.20.20.3
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.20.3
XEMO-AMMexican Regional*0.10.2
XTRA-FM StrAlternative**0.2
XEPE-AMAll Sports**0.1
XRCN-AMSpanish News/Talk**0.1