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Mike Shepard on Dave Mason

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By Joe Nelson
A letter from BCA's Mike Shepard on Dave Mason:

It is with very mixed emotions that I (Mike Shepard Programming / Operations Manager) announce the departure of Dave Mason from The Walrus.

Dave has been with the station for over five years as both morning and midday host and  Program Director.

He’s one of our most recognized and beloved personalities, and it’s hard to think of The Walrus without Dave.

Dave has been an integral part of our community as well, playing  key roles with the San Diego Humane Society, KPBS Television, Children’s Hospital and the annual Teddy Bear Drive.

He’s a very special, one-of-a-kind person. And we are going to miss him dearly.

On the other hand, all of us here at The Walrus are proud and delighted  for Dave as he turns the page to an exciting new chapter of his career.

Beginning September 19th, Dave Mason will join K-EARTH in Los Angeles as Assistant Program Director and deejay.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Dave and his family an…

Hacksaw Shares a Few Words With SanDiegoRadio

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By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio caught up with Lee 'Hacksaw' Hamilton today and he shared a few thoughts on his direction now that J.D. Hayworth has moved on.


JN: Saw, what are your thoughts on J.D.?
LH: "Liked him, Got along well with him. He is heading back to political talk shows, where he is really good."


JN: What is the future for your morning show?
LH: "Stay tuned for something unique effective........., I would assume. All I want to do is win, and we will."

*Editor's note: Lee left the date above blank, but sources say look for Sept. 3 for re-start.

Hayworth Departs 1090

ALL ACCESS has confirmed that BCA Sports XEPRS-A (THE MIGHTY 1090)/SAN DIEGO morning co-host J.D. HAYWORTH has exited the station.  HAYWORTH, the former Congressman and CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFYI-A/PHOENIX host, joined up with LEE "HACKSAW" HAMILTON earlier this year for mornings.With HAYWORTH's exit, mornings will continue to be hosted by HAMILTON with a rotating group of local and national sports personalities, including players, columnists, and analysts, as "HACKSAW AND COMPANY."  The new version will launch on TUESDAY (9/3).

Kelly Cole - August 2013 Spotlight

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By Joe Nelson
   The August 2013 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features KPRI's Kelly Cole.
Kelly, thanks for taking your time for the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight!

Joe Nelson:What is your current position/title?  Kelly Cole: I am the Host of Lites-Out on 102.1 KPRI Sunday evenings at 7.  It features 2 hours of Contemporary Jazz, Soulful Vocals, Blues and Fusion. 

JN: What are your favorite parts of the job?   KC: I love it all but it really feels good to share all these amazing artists that have such great music and talents and are not being shared on traditional radio any more.
JN: Who are your all time favorite musical artists?  KC: That is pretty impossible to say because there are so many but from my youth I was exposed to Hoytt Axton and Johnny Cash and they will always be in my heart.  James Taylor, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd,  Tom Petty, Areosmith, Ten Years After, Foghat and Bad Co, got me through High School.  Then I spent a year and ½ of weekends spinning 45s at KAMP El Centro…

FML Summer

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By Joe Nelson


FML (Free Music for Listeners) Summer Continues on FM 94/9
San Diego, CA – Monday, August, 2013 - FM 94/9 is proud to announce the success of FML Summer, which kicked off Monday, August 12!
Listeners have 7 chances a day to win FREE music like concert tickets (including front row tickets), meet & greets with their favorite bands, signed merchandise, free music downloads, CDs, and so much more! Giveaways are weekdays at 7:15am, 8:45am,10:45am, 1:45pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm and 7:15pm on air, plus at every FM 94/9 event and on social media, it's FML! 
This week, FM 94/9 will do ALL Indie Jam tickets during FML. Again, that's 7 chances a day to WIN! 

For info and details go to  http://www.fm949sd.com http://www.fm949sd.com/fmlsummer/ http://www.fm949sd.com/concerts/Details.aspx?ConcertID=183355http://www.fm949sd.com/concerts/Details.aspx?ConcertID=183355

KGB Sky Show 38

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By Joe Nelson

San Diego, Ca. – August 26, 2013 – 101.5 KGB FM, San Diego’s legendary Classic Rock station, announced the return of its annual Sky Show event.  The 38th Annual KGB Sky Show will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium following the San Diego State Aztec football game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.  Game time is set for 5:00 p.m.  The public is invited to join 101.5 KGB FM before the Aztec game in Section F1 of Qualcomm Stadium for a pre-Sky Show live broadcast from 2-5:00 p.m.
Each year, KGB develops a new show theme and works with the Fireworks by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza production team to choreograph a musical soundtrack and pyrotechnic display that brings the theme to life. Months of preparation culminate at the event with more than 60 pyro-technicians working with ten computers to discharge more than 5,000 shells set up in numerous locations throughout the stadium, including: 31 parking lot locations, 16 playing field locations and atop …

Wedding Bells for Morning Show Host

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By Joe Nelson
   A BIG SanDiegoRadio congratulations to Star 94.1 morning show host Jesse Lozano!
   Jesse announced this morning his pending nuptials. SanDiegoRadio wishes all the best for you and Natalie!

Thanks for tuning in.
-Joe

Marilyn Hyder's Radio Reunion

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By Joe Nelson
   Just a friendly reminder that Marilyn Hyder's annual Radio Reunion is NEXT Friday, September 6th at 5PM.
   Once again, it will be held at Randy Jones All American Sports Grill in Hazard Center.
   If you have not received an invite, don't fret. Just message me on Facebook or email me and I will send one to you. This event is open to current and former members of the media.
   See you there!

-Joe

Alpine Radio Station to Cover Prep Football

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By Joe Nelson


Alpine’s community radio station “107.9 – The Mountain” will be broadcasting an entire season of East County high school football beginning with El Capitan hosting Peace River of Alberta, Canada at 7 p.m. Friday, August 29. “We are gratified to have this opportunity to connect with the East County through our coverage of high school football,” said Chris Torrick, station manager. “Our commitment is to serve our area in the best way possible and we believe that prep football is an event that helps bring communities together on Friday nights.” Prep football coverage on 107.9 The Mountain will begin on Tuesdays each week when various local coaches, sportswriters and other personalities will be featured from 6 to 7 p.m. on “Dolan’s Dugout.” The station is focusing primarily on the following four schools due to their proximity to Alpine: Christian, El Capitan, Granite Hills and Steele Canyon. 107.9 The Mountain is a non-profit community radio station which features a variety …

SanDiegoRadio - One Year Mark

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By Joe Nelson
   Today marks the one year anniversary of taking over SDRadio, and eventually shifting over to SanDiegoRadio.org.

   It really is a job I enjoy and wouldn't give it up for anything! I have met some tremendous people, and done some exciting things.

   I think it's great, when my son was young, I was his little league coach every year. That was 'our thing'.

   Now that I have this, it provides a chance for my daughters to be involved, with me, doing photography at the radio events.

   I am proud to provide information to the radio community and am humbled by the trust people put into me.

   Remember, like I always say. "Let me know if you need anything, I am here for YOU!"

Thanks for tuning in!
-Joe

UT Reader's Poll - Favorite Radio Personality

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By Joe Nelson

 The UT Reader's Poll was released and congrats to KyXy's Jeff & Jer Showgram for winning the 'Local Radio Personality' in the San Diego Favorites category.
Check out the other categories HERE

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson


Broadcast Company of the Americas, The Mighty 1090 AM, 105.7 The Walrus FM, and ESPN Radio 1700 AM stations are currently recruiting college students for Fall 2013 internships.These internships are unpaid and are open to college students attending an accredited college or university on a for college credit basis only.
The goal of our internship program is to teach our student interns as much about the radio broadcasting industry as possible.Interns will assist on air programming staff, board operators, and producers researching, cutting sound, preparing for guests, and answering listener phone calls.Additionally interns will assist our promotions departments with set up and break-down of remote broadcasts, events, and interacting with the listeners. The internship may last up to 2 semesters, depending on performance, and attendance. The student must be enrolled in an internship or work experience class in a related field (communications, journalism, radio/tv, mass media, e…

Pala Pow Wow

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By Joe Nelson


The 6th Annual Honoring Traditions Powwow takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 23-25 on the Pala Reservation.  Rez Radio 91.3 will pre-empt regular programming to carry the event live all three days.  Eight top drum groups from reservations all across North America will be providing the live sound track for the Grand Entry and all dancing competitions.  For the first time, the drum groups will also be competing against each other for prizes to be awarded Sunday.
Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no charge for admission or parking.  The powwow is east of I-15 and west of Pala Casino off Highway 76.  Just follow the signs.  There’ll be lots of food and native crafts vendors.  If you can’t attend, listen to the drums on Rez Radio.  Our tentative broadcast schedule includes Friday from the first Grand Entry at about 6p until 9p.  Saturday’s coverage begins at noon and continues until dinner break. Sunday, the powwow coverage begins at noon right after …

Congrats to the Ramos Family!

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By Joe Nelson
   Energy 103.7's Hula Ramos and his wife Yoli are expecting another child!
    The Ramos family (including big sister Lilyana) is excited, as evidenced by their comments on the Energy page:
We are all very excited and this time around we feel like we can enjoy the pregnancy more. I know that might not sound right because we loved every minute that we were pregnant with Lilyana but when you are experiencing pregnancy for the first time, there is so much you are worried about, so much going on, and so many new things happening that you sort-of forget to “enjoy the pregnancy”. We both feel that since we have gone through pregnancy once, we can relax a bit more(to some extent). Now for all of you math majors, you may realize that we are sharing our pregnancy early this time around but for good reason. My wife Yoli is already showing and in this day and age of social media, surprises can end up becoming ruined. There are people at my wife’s work who are suspecting somethin…

ADULT CONTEMPORARY 'EASY 98.1 FM' DEBUTS IN SAN DIEGO

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By Joe Nelson

For Immediate Release:


San Diego, CA – Lincoln Financial Media announced today the launch of 'Easy 98.1 FM' in San Diego. The new adult contemporary station will feature easy hits from the 1970s to the new millennium.

"We certainly believe San Diego is ready for a full-fledged adult contemporary station," said Rick Jackson, Sr. VP/General Manager of LFM/San Diego. "Some of the music you'll hear hasn't been played on radio in years. Easy 98.1 FM will definitely have that 'wow' factor. We're looking forward to the fun and excitement!"

"There hasn't been a spot for relaxing, refreshing music in San Diego for a long time now," added Mike Vasquez, Easy 98.1 FM Program Director. "We will be the station you'll turn to when you're in the mood to take it easy. Our playlist features some of the biggest, easy hits from artists like Elton John, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Air Supply, Norah …

Lots of Radio News Today

By Joe Nelson

Happy Monday, radio friends! It is a busy day in radio land...

-Smooth 98.1 is now Easy 98.1 (Incorporating more music from the 70's)

-Program Director Mike O'Reilly fills in for absent Dave Rickards on JackFM

-Dave & Jeff to host a national show this Saturday for Fox Sports Radio, out of Los Angeles. 7PM-10PM.

I am receiving emails on these subjects, plus more, and you can be sure you will see it here as soon as I receive it!

-Joe

Cruise for the Cause is TODAY!

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By Joe Nelson
   Today, Magic 92.5's Xavier the X-Man hosts his annual 'Cruise for the Cause' and need you there!
   Head on down to Otay Ranch Town Center and give, give, GIVE!
http://xmanshow.com/cpt_news/cancer-sucks-thats-why-i-cruise-for-the-cause/
-Joe

Radio Makes TV News Friday

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By Joe Nelson
   Radio ruled the top stories on the 10 News broadcasts Friday night.

   KGTV's top story has KOGO's Chris Merrill being interviewed, as he is defending comments he made on his show regarding San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's latest sexual harassment victim who has stepped forward.

   Want to listen for yourself? Check out the KOGO Podcast page HERE

   Next we look up and see sky writing used as a message to the mayor for him to step down. This one courtesy of the Jeff & Jer show on KyXy.

 (Photo courtesy of the Jeff & Jer Facebook page) The Jeff and Jer Showgram page can be found HERE

Tear for Taylor

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By Joe Nelson

John & Tammy hosted 5 lucky listeners in the studio this morning for "Tear for Taylor".  We had a group of estheticians come in and wax various parts of John's body.  Each listener picked a body part~~and when the wax tape was pulled (to the screams of John Flint) it revealed what row tickets were won.  We gave away 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and Front Row tickets.  
Jennifer Torres of Escondido (pictured) and her daughter will be sitting in the FRONT ROW tonight compliments of John & Tammy and KSON!






--
Chris Turner
Promotions & Marketing Director
KSON FM 97.3 & 92.1
San Diego's Number 1 For New Country!

SanDiegoRadio Job Board *UPDATED*

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By Joe Nelson
Part Time Board Operator BCA Radio San Diego is searching for a Part Time Board Operator for both Mighty 1090 AM & ESPN Radio 1700 AM.  The candidate will be responsible for producing live and taped broadcasts, on site, in studio and off satellite while editing audio, screening calls and other duties as assigned.  This is an entry-level part time position, and will include nights, weekends and holidays. Please send resume, cover letter and salary history for immediate consideration to hr@bcaradio.com
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mid-Day On Air Personality
Assistant Program Director
BCA Radio San Diego is searching for a strong Mid-Day On Air Personality – Assistant PD for the Classic Hits station, The Walrus 105.7 FM.  Candidate must be a dynamic, energetic PPM savvy air talent.  Innovation, enthusiasm, and the ability to connect with brevity are all critical.  Essential for candidate to creatively write, produce cutting edge, top notch breakthrough imaging for station.M…

Hello

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By Joe Nelson
   Just wanted to drop by and say HI. Been awful quiet on the radio-front. I am working on a few stories, plus the August SanDiegoRadio Spotlight.

   I did step away from the computer to have a great trip in Las Vegas over the weekend with my daughters, so my batteries are CHARGED!


   Let me know if you have/need anything.

-Joe

Kevin Dean & John Coleman Team Up for Lobster Contest

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By Joe Nelson

   Attention, Foodies, Lobster Lovers, Extreme Eaters and anyone who would enjoy FIVE YEARS of Endless Lobster at the award winning Valley View Casino and Hotel, and Endless Lobster Buffet!



Join Kevin Dean from the KyXy Afternoon Ride, along with KUSI's John Coleman as they host "The Second Annual Maine Event" at www.valleyviewcasino.com on August 23rd. Contestants will sit down to devour a complete lobster dinner, including fresh steamed Maine Lobster, all the sides, rolls, AND dessert! First one to force down.... umm... devour the entire meal (and keep it there) wins the chance to eat free lobster buffets for 5 years at Valley View Casino and Hotel.

   Go to KyXy.com and click on the 'Contests' tab to enter, and tell KyXy why you deserve to be a contestant in The Maine Event. (Remember, you must be 21+ to enjoy the casino, hotel and restaurants). Then join Kevin Dean and John Coleman on August 23 at Valley View Casino starting at 10am to watch peo…

SanDiegoRadio Ratings Blooper

By Joe Nelson
   I posted the ratings earlier. I goofed. It's repaired.

-Joe

July 2013 Ratings

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By Joe Nelson
   The following are the ratings for San Diego, July 2013: (I also included the previous month, for comparison)
-Joe

Clear Channel San Diego Names General Sales Manager

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By Joe Nelson

CLEAR CHANNEL SAN DIEGO NAMES JAMES THOMAS AS NEW GENERAL SALES MANAGER San Diego, Ca. – August 5, 2013 – Clear Channel Mediaand Entertainment San Diego, announced today that it has named James M. Thomas as General Sales Manager, effective August 5, 2013. Thomas brings a variety of sales management experience in the digital and mobile arena to Clear Channel’s San Diego cluster of seven radio stations and associated websites. Most recently, Thomas led Town Square Media’s New Jersey and Flint, MO clusters as Sales Manager where he helped increase digital revenue by 350% in 2012. Prior to his position as Sales Manager, Thomas was also successful in increasing digital revenue for Town Square Media as Regional Director of Digital Sales and Digital Sales Manager. Thomas has also held digital sales management positions with Midwest Communications in Green Bay, WI, McVay New Media in Cleveland, OH and Regent Communications in Evansville, IN and Owensboro, KY. “We are proud to a…

Cruise for the Cause

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By Joe Nelson

Xavier the X-Man's 11th Annual Cruise for the Cause at Otay Ranch Town Center
Chula Vista, Calif.  (August 1, 2013) -  On Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MAGIC 92.5, Z90.3, Xavier The X-Man, Emilio Nares Foundation and the American Red Cross will come together for 11th annual “Xavier The X-Man’s Cruise for the Cause,” at Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista, a blood and bone marrow drive to help children with cancer.

Xavier The X-Man is committed to informing the community on the importance of blood/bone marrow donation in order to help kids with cancer.  This free car show and family event will showcase over 500 of the hottest classic cars, low-riders, hot rods, tuners/imports, bikes, customs, SUV's, trucks and motorcycles in Southern California. 
"You don't need to be into cars to participate," says Xavier.  "You can make a donation, donate blood with the American Red Cross or register your name in the National Bone Marrow Registry. …

Jack FM's Streaming Issues Addressed

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By Joe Nelson

   After hearing from several friends, and reading many online comments regarding the streaming changes at JackFM, I decided to reach out to Program Director Mike O'Reilly to offer some clarity on the issue. The following is his reply...


HI Joe,

Yes, we're in the midst of a big change with our online streaming which will restrict our stream to San Diego.  
We've set up an FAQ page at: www.icanthearjack.com
Unfortunately there have been some issues within the county on some mobile devices due to IP & location conflicts.  We are working through those issues and expect to have them remedied soon.  
As for those outside of San Diego that love and support the DSC, we're now uploading commercial-free podcasts of the show no later than 11a (pst) via the brand new DSC app. 
   So it sounds like this is a temporary issue, the page for streaming all things Jack, such as the DSC Show can be found HERE

Thanks Mike. -Joe

Successful Fundraiser Backed by Radio Station

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By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FM 94/9 Helps Make Alex's Lemonade Stand 2013 A Success!
San Diego, CA – Friday, August 2, 2013 - FM 94/9 is proud to announce the success of Alex's Lemonade Stand 2013. With a pre-determined goal of $12,500 dollars, our expectations were exceeded with a grand total of $14,700 for pediatric cancer research. In our 8th year working with The Miller Family at Alex's Lemonade Stand, we're consistently blown away with the generosity and support of the San Diego community.

A special thanks to all of the businesses at 32nd and Thorn in North Park who donated their time and space to help make this year's Alex's Lemonade Stand the most successful yet. Thanks to Ripe North Park, To Hell in a Handbag, North Park Nursery by Mooch, Rusty Gold Design and Thorn Street Brewery. Also, a big thank you to Hit Dog Hollar, Blackout Party, and School of Rock for their incredible performances. FM 94/9 is PROUD to be associated with such a great …