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 favorite musical artists?
GK: I love anything Motown, especially The Four Tops, who I got to see twice in concert here, in San Diego. But I like anything from New Order to George Strait to Shaggy and (Jamaican reggae artist) Lady Saw. I could go on and on... I have over 4,000 songs on my MP3 player!
December Nights

JN: And your current favorite(s)?
GK: My wife Sally turned me on to 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke, it's a fun song!

JN: Tell me about your personal side.
GK: I have been married for over 20 years to the most wonderful woman in the world, and we now have a beautiful little boy who just turned 4. I hope you can meet Cristian someday, Sally too!
Broadcasting by the water
JN: What are your favorite restaurants around town?
GK: We think the best pizza around here is from San Filippo's in La Mesa. Indian: Ashoka The Great, and Himalayan Cuisine. Mexican: Rubios and El Torito.

JN: What are your movie interests?
GK: If we watch a DVD at home, it would probably be more likely a TV series like The Sopranos, or NYPD Blue. Our movie viewing is now highly influenced by Cristian, so we're looking at things like Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, and Cars.
Kids News Day

JN: Do you have any hobbies?
GN: Love taking care of plants in our yard, especially the palms. We love to travel, and I want to be sure to body surf anyplace we go that has a great beach! I also collect radio memorabilia, and of course, being a music lover, 45's, LPs, and CDs! 

JN: What are your favorite parts of San Diego?
GK: That's a tough one, Joe, every neighborhood of San Diego is beautiful, and charming in its own way. For the beach we do like Coronado, Del Mar and La Jolla. There's great dining in Kensington, Miramar, and downtown. We love to go to the Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma.

JN: Is there anything else you'd like to share?
GK: I'd just like to thank my lucky stars that I've had such a great career in San Diego radio. I am blessed because radio is what I love, and San Diego is where I love to be on the radio!

Gene, thanks so much for taking your time for this Spotlight!
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