Showing posts from March, 2014

The San Diego County Fair and SanDiegoRadio Partner-Up

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio is proud to announce a partnership with The San Diego County Fair! The 2014 Fair's theme will be "The Fab Fair"

   The fair has always had a strong connection to radio stations in San Diego, so the fit seemed natural. Whether it's a simple tent with promotions staff, live broadcasts, or even Sam Bass doing his daily wine tastings in the San Diego Infield Pavilion in the infield.
   The concert schedule on the Heineken Grandstand Stage already looks outstanding, with even more to be announced.  Joe Nichols, Darius Rucker and Huey Lewis & The News to name a few.

   I want to incorporate as much radio as I can in this. I welcome your emails on any events/appearances/anything you would like to promote. My email is
   The fair's main page can be found HERE    The Concert listing for the Grandstand Stage is HERE
Thanks for tuning in! -Joe

91X Releases Details for X-Fest

By Joe Nelson
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego's alternative rock station 91X officially announced this year’s “91X X-Fest,” happening Friday, May 30 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre.  Performing artists include 311Panic! At The Disco,Iration, PhantogramBleachersKongosSkatersCherub, and Sir Sly.

A total of 12 bands will pack the final line-up.  The remaining three bands on the bill, including a co-headlining act, will be announced on Monday, April 21.

X-Fest tickets go on-sale to the public this Friday at 10:00 AM.  Listeners who signed up at have the first opportunity to buy pre-sale tickets on-line starting today, including a limited number of tickets in section 300 for $9.91.  The 91X Internet pre-sale continues until 11:59 PM Thursday night.
“The 91X team is really excited for X-fest 2014, especially because so many of the bands are fresh, up and coming talent,” said 91X Program Director Christy Taylor.  “But, of c…

Padres Home Opener

By Joe Nelson
Well, you couldn't get any better weather for today's Padres Home Opener, AND the Padres won!
   San Diego radio stations were strewn about the Gaslamp Quarter and I was able to get around and take some pictures.

   I try not to overload the servers with too many photos, so I keep albums on the SanDiegoRadio Facebook page. Thanks for tuning in, and Play Ball!


March 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
The March edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features 'The Greener', Gene Knight!

 Gene, thanks for taking the time for

JN: Gene, what is your current position and/or title?
GK: I am Music Director and on-air host at Magic 92.5 (XHRM)
At Brockton Villa

JN: What are your favorite parts of your job?
GK: It's not a job - Joe. It's more like fun! My favorite part is definitely the people I work with, this group of radio people is like no other! From our receptionist Joi, to our PD R-Dub!, to our GM Gregg Wolfson and everyone else here, including the great people across the hall at Z90 and 91X, I've never seen such a group of radio lovers in my entire life! The vibe here reminds me of another awesome radio station, B-100, San Diego's FM, which was created and made famous by our PD Bobby Rich.
The Greener, with Huey Lewis
**Editor's Note: You can visit Bobby Rich's GREAT online B-100 right HERE**

JN: Who are your all time favorit…

Radio Presence at Padres Opener

By Joe Nelson

   If your station will be at Padres Opening Day this Sunday, let me know, I will try to drop by for pictures!


SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

Local Media San Diego, LLC has an immediate opening for a bus driver to drive/operate our 45 foot MCI mobile studio.  Driver will be responsible for driving the bus to locations throughout San Diego for ten to twenty hours a week.  Driver will interact with clients and public, so good attitude and positive attitude is a must.
Bus Driver requirements: Class B license with airbrake and passenger endorsement
Experience driving buses
Must have flexible schedule
Good communication
Positive attitude
Understand basic mechanics of bus
Team player
Clean driving record
Pass drug screening Compensation:
Hourly/10-20 hours per week

Format Change at Pala Rez Radio

By Joe Nelson
   Rez Radio 91.3 will be changing formats effective next Tuesday.  Under the leadership of our new program director, we’ll be changing everything while still maintaining a distinctive Native American presence.  We invite you to tune in one week from today to hear the changes.
   Pala Rez Radio is owned and operated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians as a class A FM station operating at 91.3 Mhz in the community of Pala, CA.  Rez Radio operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Volunteer programmers host various music and entertainment shows and Rez Radio is proud to be the home of “Brunch With Bob and Friends” with Tommy Hough every Sunday from 9 to noon.

   24/7 live streaming of Rez Radio 91.3 is available on iHeartRadio and or by direct link,

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San Diego Radio Station Listing

By Joe Nelson

  Here is a great link to San Diego Radio Stations. It provides direct links to the station website by clicking on their call sign. Please note a couple stations not listed, Alpine's 107.9 Moutain Country , and Rez Radio 91.3 in Pala.
I will post this once a month. Courtesy of

Visit the list HERE

Thanks for tuning in!

We have a new #1 in Town - Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson
The following are the ratings for San Diego Radio (I also included the previous month's ratings, for comparison.

Social Media

By Joe Nelson
   I know I have not posted much of late, but it seems to be a real slow time in Radioland. You know, however, that if anything does break I will have it here.
   I thought I'd remind you of SanDiegoRadio's social media outlets.


Handle: @SanDiegoRadioJo

And you can always reach me at ""

Thanks for tuning in, the March SanDiegoRadio Spotlight is just around the corner.


100.7 JACK-FM Reinvents Weekday Lineup

By Joe Nelson

JACK-FM is adding TheJohnjay and Rich Show to afternoon drive, weekdays, (3pm – 7pm) March 17th!
                This just in! The Johnjay and Rich Show will be returning to the San Diego airwaves starting Monday, March 17th, hosting afternoon drive on100.7 JACK-FM.  The Legendary DSCShow will continue to lead off the day from 6am-10am, followed by long time JACK-FM personality Sara Perry in mid-days.  TheJohnjay and Rich Show will be customized daily, tailored for San Diego with fresh content to complement the best of their daily syndicated show. “Rich and I spent so much time in San Diego and we love it.   We LOVE JACK-FM and LOVE the DSC.  We are ready to get back on in America’s Finest City doing afternoons,” remarks JohnJay Van Es. 
Currently TheJohnjay and Rich Show originates from Phoenix to 11 U.S. markets, however, JACK-FM will be the first market airing the show in afternoon drive.  Johnjay and Rich both have deep roots in San Diego. “My favorite moment ever in …

Shotgun Tom Update

By Joe NelsonI had been requested to keep this under wraps until now.  Shotgun Tom Kelly went in for his semi-annual check up and the doctors discovered blockage in one of his arteries. Saturday he underwent a triple bypass and everything went very well.  He is now recovering at a hospital (location was requested to remain quiet). I am told he is feeling great and should be back on the air in two weeks.  Get well real soon, Shotgun, SoCal already misses your voice.  -Joe

Bromo talks to SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson
   As I reported Thursday morning, Dave 'Bromo' Abromowitz from 101.5 KGB has accepted a position in Fargo, ND. SanDiegoRadio sat with him and discussed his decision to move, his past and what he hopes for the future.
Joe: Bromo, congratulations on the new gig, this is huge. Tell me a little about it. Bromo: It's 103.9 The Truck, with Jim, Ben and Alex and the format is Country. They called me in September and did what they had to do and made it work. They really make me feel like I will be an asset to the show. I'm really looking forward to getting back into the game, especially with these two creative guys.
J: Country? How does that work for you? B: My experience of country music stems from the days my dad would feed me doses of Roy Acuff.
J: What will your role be?  B: I will be producer, plus on air. 
J: How do you feel about the move?  B: I am moving because it's been my dream to be full time, in mornings for four years now. 
J: How do you feel …

Bromo to Fargo

ByJoe Nelson
   David "Bromo" Abromowitz has accepted a position on a morning show in Fargo, ND.

   Bromo has been added to the morning show of 'Jim and Alex' on 103.9 The Truck. (Jim Babbit is formerly from San Diego as well.)

 SanDiegoRadio will run the interview with Bromo in the very near future.

Good luck Bromo, pack the thongs!


Lineup Changes at KIOZ

By Joe Nelson
   Starting today, the new lineup for Rock 105.3 is as follows:

6AM-10AM: The Show (With new member Tylhor 'Thor' Dodd)
10AM-11AM: Nonstop Music Hour
3PM-7PM: A.D.
7PM-Midnight: Marty

ROCK 105.3 - Thor Joins The Show

By Joe Nelson
   KIOZ Rock 105.3 adds Tylhor Dodd, AKA 'Thor', to The Show succeeding Boston Rob as he moves back to Boston.
   Eddie Pappani tells San DiegoRadio "Thor was our intern for 2 years and then moved on to be the afternoon producer for XTRA Sports 1360 on The Drive." "He has been there for almost two years as well. He has been doing weekends on Rock. He has filled in several times when one of The Show members is out. He is a natural fit with our show. Very funny and talented. We have always wanted to add him to the mix full time, but never had the chance until now. I believe our show won't miss a beat" "Also, Thor has such a goofy, unique outlook on life, that he will add so much comedy to the show"

   Tylhor spoke with SanDiegoRadio and shared his thoughts... "When I quit a full time job with benefits and decent pay to become a promotions intern with Clear Channel almost 4 years ago I never thought this would happen. There are…