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Bree Walker Joins The Mountain

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By Joe Nelson
   This just in... Longtime San Diego TV personality Bree Walker joins the growing team at 107.9 The Mountain.
   The former Channel 10 anchor, who also worked in Los Angeles and New York and was married to sportscaster Jim Lampley.    Walker will start at The Mountain on June 29 and will air the last Saturday of each month from 6-7PM. Her public affairs show will be titled "Common Cause With Bree Walker"    SanDiegoRadio has reached out for comments from Bree and will publish when received.    You can read more on The Mountain's website HERE
-Joe

Clint's Tech Tuesday

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By Joe Nelson
   Every Tuesday, 101.5 KGB's Clint August and Mark Baker share tech tips via Clint's WEBSITE offering up plenty of information in today's technology-driven world.
   This week they discuss "Desk Share", a great program used for sharing anything on your computer. It's a great program!

   For more information and great topics, check out Clint's page right HERE. And Mark Baker's very informative tech site can be found HERE

-Joe

All is Quiet on the Radio Front

By Joe Nelson

   Well, long time no read! Due to the holiday weekend, attending some personal matters and frankly, nothing really happening in radio, there has not been much to print.
   I am still waiting for the go ahead to disclose the Dave & Jeff news. I will be at The San Diego County Fair's Media Night this Friday. I'd be happy to see you there.
   Let me know if you need/have anything!
-Joe
sandiegoradiojoe@gmail.com

Memorial Day

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By Joe Nelson

I am proud to be a native San Diegan. I am more proud of those who have served to protect my city, and my country. Being a military town, this is an even more important weekend. Thanks to all who have served, who have died defending our freedoms, and those who are training for the future. THANK YOU for all you do!
 -Joe

KOGO and Fisher House

For Memorial Day weekend....help our wounded military heroes and their families. Newsradio 600 KOGO's Chip and LaDona are raising needed money for the Fisher House program which builds homes and provides free housing to families of our wounded military heroes including homes in San Diego. Hope you can help. To donate, just go the KOGO website at www.kogo.com

Sherry Knight is a Star

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By Joe Nelson
Sherry Knight, who just recently left Magic 92.5, has signed on at Star 94.1 AND KISS 95.7.
 In an interview with SanDiegoRadio, Sherry says "I get to do what I love on two stations now!!!"

   Sherry will start this weekend on both stations, and on Monday she will take the mic on Star from 8-midnight.
   The shift for KISS will be announced later.

Congrats, Sherry!

-Joe


Pala Rez Radio Going Strong

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By Joe Nelson
   From John Fox of Pala Rez Radio in North County:


I was just browsing through the live stream reports and realized that we’re showing some major growth with our web and phone audience.  Maybe there is something to the idea held by some media watchers that radio is changing from a broadcast medium to just another of many data delivery options like Pandora, Netflix and who-knows-what next week.
Rez Radio’s streaming cume … the total number of visitors who streamed the station … has increased 20% in the last four months.  The number of unique listeners has increased over 15% in the same time period.  Taken together that means that more people are listening to our stream and they’re listening more often.  Monthly streams to mobile devices outnumber web streams 10 to 1.  But only by about 2 to 1 when it comes to time spent listening.
Demographic information is gathered only from those stream listeners who register with iHeartRadio, which is somewhere between half and 2/3rds…

A Mountain of a Show

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By Joe Nelson
   Tonight should be one heck of a show up on The Mountain. The Alpine station will host local sports talk show host Jeff Dotseth and the Associated Press' Bernie Wilson.

   Host Steve Dolan will be on the air from 6-7PM on 'Dolan's Dugout'.

You can catch it online as well at http://www.themountainfm.com/

-Joe


Bill Pugh Lands at KFOG

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By Joe Nelson
   Congratulations to Bill Pugh as he accepts the position of Operations Manager at KFOG in the Bay Area.


   Bill will also oversee KSAN and will be Program Director at KFOG.

-Joe


Kelly Danek - May 2013 Spotlight

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By Joe Nelson
   The May 2013 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight is on Kelly Danek, who just recently moved over to the Lincoln Financial Media building with Smooth 98.1, FM 94/9 & KSON 97.3. Kelly is a multi-talented individual whose hard work is really paying dividends now.
And now, on to the interview...
Joe Nelson: Hello, Kelly, thanks for taking the time for SanDiegoRadio's Spotlight.. featuring YOU! Kelly, what is your current *new* position?
Kelly Danek: KIFM, KBZT & KSON, A.M. & P.M. Drive (some may call it split shift; I call it a 6 hour lunch break). I am doing traffic for the three stations, plus news in the morning on KIFM with Greg Cook. Then a jock shift on KIFM on Saturdays from 3-7PM.
JN: What are your favorite parts of the job?
KD: Mornings with Greg Cook on KIFM, I also love my new Lincoln Financial Media family.

JN: Who are your all time favorite musical artists?
KD: Steely Dan, Bobby Caldwell, and Pat Metheny
JN: And your current favorite?
KD: Snow Patr…

Phil Farrar Duels with his Daughter

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By Joe Nelson
   While he is taking a break from broadcasting sports, national award winning broadcast journalist Phil Farrar and his daughter found some time to duel while fencing at Team Touché. 

   Farrar says, "I love playing, watching, reporting and broadcasting all types of of sports." Phil says baseball is still his favorite.



SanDiegoRadio Job Board

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By Joe Nelson

   THREE job postings today! Good luck!



   San Diego’s heritage Magic 92.5 has the career opportunity for an experienced, Music Director.
The qualified candidates will:
·        Have passion for the format and lives the Magic 92.5 Lifestyle
·        Strong knowledge and experience with NexGen and Selector
·        Analyze and utilize programming-related research programs such as PPM and Call Out
·        Awareness of trends in the format and in the Radio Broadcast industry
·        Respect the heritage and culture of the Magic 92.5 Brand
·        Comprehends and promotes Digital Media and has blogging experience
·        Ability to complete assigned tasks and execute directives from Program Director


To apply, send cover letter and resume to adasilva@lmasandiego.com. No phone calls, please.
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   Local Media San Diego is looking for on on-air board operator:
The qualified candidates will:
•Operate broadcast console
•Re…

An Editor's Letter to Loren Nancarrow

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By Joe Nelson
   I have lived in San Diego my entire life. I have seen many members of the media come and go. It's all part of the business. Then there are times when someone hangs it up ahead way of schedule.
   Such is the case in my opinion for Loren Nancarrow. I cannot think of many other people on TV or radio who, while watching or listening, projected his love and devotion to his craft. When Loren spoke of his gardening tips, or whatever the subject may be, you knew he was passionate... and this city, literally and figuratively, was all the better for it!
   Loren has been running a blog since his brain tumor surgery, chronicling his experiences and adventures. The most recent one is what sparked this article. Titled "The Sign Off", Loren announces he is retiring from TV news. But being Loren, it is very positive and upbeat. No surprise there.

   Loren, I wish you all the best for your future, and thank you for being YOU. I appreciate all the memories you gave me g…

April Ratings

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By Joe Nelson
The following are the ratings for San Diego, April 2013: -Joe

UPDATED: The 'Mighty' Aztecs

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By Joe Nelson
See below for update.

The SDSU Aztecs will be moving from KOGO to The Mighty 1090 after Learfield Sports excersized an opt-out clause in the current contract extension.
   Considering 1090 already holds the rights to the Padres and the USD Toreros, 1090, 1700, and even 105.7 could be getting quite the work-out.

Press Release from The Mighty 1090:


SAN DIEGO STATE ANNOUNCES THE MIGHTY 1090 AND 105.7 THE WALRUS AS NEW RADIO HOME FOR THE AZTECS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 13, 2013) – San Diego State Athletics and its exclusive multimedia rights holder, Aztec Sports Properties, announced today that a four-year agreement has been reached between San Diego-based BCA Radio and its stations The Mighty 1090 AM, 105.7 FM The Walrus and 1700 AM ESPN Radio.             Beginning with the 2013-’14 athletic season, terms of the agreement call for The Mighty 1090 to air all football, men’s basketball, select women’s basketball and baseball games, and one-hour seasonal coaches’ shows.  Additio…

Sherry Knight leaves Magic

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By Joe Nelson
   As Sherry Knight has exited Magic 92.5, where does that lead her next?
   Sherry announced via her Facebook page last week she has decided to leave Magic and will announce soon her next stop.    SanDiegoRadio will have the scoop as soon as it comes available.
-Joe

Where will Dave and Jeff Land?

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By Joe Nelson
   Last night SanDiegoRadio received word that the long time team of Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth will pair up again on a new venture.

   While the details cannot be revealed yet, there are still t's to be dotted and i's to be crossed, by all accounts this appears to be a pretty big deal. The only information to be divulged is that this will be a national show.
   Dave and Jeff were last heard on XX 1090 (now The Mighty 1090) and have been waiting for just the right opportunity to come along. It seems it has.
   Keep it tuned to SanDiegoRadio.org as we will have the details as soon as it can be announced.

-Joe

Dave and Jeff Deal in the Works

Details coming here soon. But Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth are going to be back on the air. According to Dotseth's Tweet, this time it's national!SanDiegoRadio has been told it will have the news first, so stay tuned!

Is Rush's Show Near the End?

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By Joe Nelson
   Is the relationship between Rush Limbaugh and Cumulus Media nearing an end?
   In this article sent to me by one of my roving reporters, it details some very interesting information regarding his show and the ad revenue.

Rush is currently heard locally from 9-12 M-F, and Saturdays 12-3 on  News Radio 600 KOGO

You can read the article HERE

-Joe

KissFM fills Nighttime Slot

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By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio congratulates Sean Sarille on snagging the 7-Midnight shift at 95.7 KISS-FM San Diego. Sean starts this Monday.
Nice job, Sean!

-Joe

SanDiegoRadio at Old Town's Cinco de Mayo

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By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio was in Old Town this morning taking in all the Cinco de Mayo festivities. I found some radio stations there!






-Joe

More Shotgun

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By Joe Nelson
   This great photo is from Shotgun Tom Kelly's dinner following his Star ceremony. Taken at Canters Deli. (Photo courtesy of Alan Connell, via Norm Jacobovitz)


Radio and Cinco de Mayo

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By Joe Nelson
   This weekend the mariachis will be out in full force and the margaritas will be flowing like a river in Old Town San Diego.
   San Diego radio stations seem to be ever present in the historical part of town, kicking off Friday with Chris Merrill's (KOGO) "Fiesta Cinco de Merrill" held at Cafe Coyote. Merrill will do his entire 3-7 show from the patio of the restaurant.    SanDiegoRadio will be there for the festivities most of the weekend. Will you?
Links: Cinco de Mayo Activities
Old Town San Diego
Fiesta Cinco de Merrill
Cafe Coyote
See you there! -Joe

Z90 Morning Show Hunt is On

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By Joe Nelson


Jammin' Z90 (XHTZ) Morning show host Tati is leaving us to kick ass in a major market (details on THAT later!)  It's a great move and we're really happy for her!  So now, Jammin' Z90 is on the hunt for its next superstar morning show!  Be an awesome one-man (or woman) show, be an already assembled group of cast members, be married in-bred cousins, just be AWESOME!  We are NOT looking for a "jock" or liner reader, but a real PERSONALITY who can shake things up while delivering A+ content and wants to work for one of the hottest stations in the country...and hey, the city ain't too shabby either!  We're independently owned and operated and make all decisions locally and still believe in great radio!  The lights are still on here, and the station vehicle does NOT stay in the parking lot.  This is truly still a "fun" radio job with a winning team.  Come win with us!

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