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Afternoon content disbursement at KyXy 96.5, a
proud member of the CBS Radio family. I work with my sidekicks Sonny West and
Susan DeVincent every day from 3p-7p playing the hits and keeping you happy. .
What are your favorite parts of the job?
Two part answer.
A. I would have to say the best part of the
job is having a job.
2. Working with some of the best broadcasters
in the business for the last 29 years here in SD (20 years here @ Kicksy).
Every day I get to hang with Sonny West, Susan DeVincent, Sam Bass, Ralph
Rodarte and Sherry Knight (new to our family). Together they have like 600
years of broadcast history. And I am lucky to work with great management too,
our PD Charlie Quinn and GM Bobby Bolinger… the best.
Who are your all time favorite musical
Wow so many. I always loved Roy Orbison. When
I was working at KCBQ back in the day I met Roy before a concert. I asked him
the secret to being so cool all the time and he told me to get some cool
sunglasses and then he said “Be more like me and less like you”… so I got that
going for me.
Also loves me some Culture Club… that Boy
George can put some feeling in a song right? “Time Won’t Give Me Time, And You
And Me Got Nothin’ But Time”… c’mon that’s poetic stuff. Genius.
And your current favorite?
I love “Happy”, heck sometimes I will play it 3
or 4 times in our show.
Tell me about your personal side
Born and raised here in SD. Married to my
beautiful wife Kim for 24 years with and have 3 daughters and for that I feel
like the luckiest guy in the word. I mean c’mon, look at me.
What are your favorite restaurants?
I’m a fan of good food. Not a foodie though… I
hate that word, next person who says foodie should get punched in the mouth....but
Best Burger - Waterfront Grill, Best Pizza - Filippi’s,
Best Steak - Lou & Mickey’s, Best Mexican Food - La Palapa, Best
What are your movie interests?
Movie interests? Well, I’d like to star in a radio
rom-com about a DJ who falls in love with the overnight girl only to find out
she is a voice track….wait you mean what movies do I like? I made an odd pledge
to go a year without seeing any films with CGI. I like films with actual actors
actually acting, it’s been hard.
Do you have any hobbies?
When you’re a professional broadcaster aka “DJ”
it takes up all of your time so there’s
no time for other hobbies, I mean you’re “on” 24/7… (crickets)…
What are your favorite parts of the city?
I love going to Del Mar and telling folks who
live in the Village that I grew up in Lakeside…. then spending 15 minutes explaining
to them where Lakeside is.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
to you Joe for keeping the SD Radio thing going. You’re a real buddy to radio
and that is pretty cool. In fact I should take you to dinner sometime to show
my gratitude. Ever been to Café Coyote?
Thanks for your time, and the kind words, Kevin. I will get you that $5....
By Joe Nelson
SanDiegoRadio received word today that radio and VO legend Lee Marshall has passed away.
Details are not immediately known, but Lee's wife posted on his Facebook page today of his unfortunate passing.
Of course Lee is known for his extensive career in radio, but also was very involved as the announcer of the American Wrestling Association and World Championship Wrestling.
Lee has been the voice of Frosted Flakes' 'Tony the Tiger' for many years.
91X ANNOUNCES X-FEST CO-HEADLINER, REMAINING BANDS, AND A CHANCE AT $250,000 PRIZE AT CONCERT.
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego's 91X announced today the three remaining bands on the X-Fest concert line-up that had yet to be announced.
Foster the People will co-headline the concert with 311 on May 30 at Sleep Train Amphitheater, with Capital Cities and Ms Mr rounding out the 12 band festival line-up, with Panic! At The Disco, Iration, Phantogram,Bleachers, Kongos, Skaters, Cherub, and Sir Sly.
91X also announced a contest with Harrah’s Resort Southern California, giving listeners a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize at the concert. 91X will qualify listeners on-air starting today up until the concert date, and one qualifier will be picked to go on-stage for a chance to win a quarter million dollars.
“Yes, we’ve taken X-fest to a whole new level this year, with more bands than ever before,” said 91X Program Director Christy Taylor. “Plus, we’re giving a 91X listener a chance at a quarter million dollars. Who doesn’t like that?!”
X-Fest is produced by LiveNation. Details on the concert can be found at www.91x.com
91X (XTRA-FM) is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego LLC, a privately held San Diego-based company. LMSD also operates Jammin’ Z90 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).
As SanDiegoRadio and The San Diego County Fair have partnered up, and the fair is heavily involved with local radio stations, I just wanted to post a reminder on some important dates and events.
The 2014 San Diego County Fair becomes The Fab Fair, kicking off this summer as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, an era when musical acts and other aspects of British culture changed America. The dates of the fair are Saturday, June 7 through Sunday, July 6.
The 2014 Toyota Summer Concert Series is the Fair's premier music event, featuring internationally known entertainers on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. Check out the concert line-up HERE
The Big Bite Bacon Fest brings all of the best bacon foods to one location in celebration of the world's most beloved protein! This fun-filled tasting event features creative bacon dishes from the best chefs and competitive cooks in San Diego and beyond. Indulge in unlimited bacon-y deliciousness ranging from appetizers to desserts and everything in between, and wash down that bacon goodness with samples of San Diego's top craft beer!
And while this event is all about the bacon, the fair will have entertainment and games like Pig Pong, Pork Ladder Toss, Bacon Hole, and more! Attendees can pig out in hog heaven at this event that will showcase America's love for bacon, and will undoubtedly be a treat for everyone in the family.
I hesitate putting this on the SanDiegoRadio as it really does not relate to radio, but when a good friend needs help, I'd feel bad if I did not do all I could. If you, or the station can do anything to assist my friend and his awesome family, it would be greatly appreciated!
Z90 San Diego's "Morton in the Morning" show pops up on ELLEN!!
Z90 Morning show,"Morton in the Morning" had guest Marlon Wayans in studio to promote his movie A Haunted House 2 and asked for him to take a selfie with them.
The next day that picture popped up on The Ellen Show as Marlon himself explained that he was the,"King of Selfies". Show host Rick Morton said, "I was watching Ellen and then next thing I see is our picture on her big screen! I immediately thought, 'Hey, that's us!' cool!" I guess it never hurts to ask for the selfie these days!!
See the video Here ---> ELLEN Scroll on right side for Marlon Wayans clip
By Joe Nelson
I have been considering hosting a social mixer at a local restaurant (possibly Cafe Coyote in Old Town in a banquet room), to give current and former radio folks a chance to mingle.
While we do have the annual San Diego County Fair Media Preview Night in late May, and Marilyn Hyder's Radio Reunion in September, I think there could be room for another. I am shooting for early July.
If you are interested, please e-mail me at SanDiegoRadioJoe@gmail.com and I will add you to the list. I will also be creating a private group on Facebook this week do the information can be privately shared there. If we are not already currently friends on FB, you can find me at www.Facebook.com/Jojopadre
Spread the word!
As always, thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio!
BCA Radio San Diego is
searching for a Part Time Board Operator for Mighty 1090 AM & ESPN Radio
1700 AM. 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. An entry-level part time position
which will include nights, weekends and holidays. Please send resume,
cover letter and salary history for immediate consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Opportunity
Part Time Per Diem Promotions Assistant
BCA Radio San Diego is
seeking experienced per diem promotions assistant. Candidate will be responsible for planning,
setting up/breaking down, and executing events.
Candidate should be able to lift 30-50lbs on occasion. Excellent driving record required. Candidate will work within multiple
departments and be an effective, proactive communicator. Position requires excellent organization,
strong computer skills, multi-tasking, superb customer service. This position will be coordinating with
customers and listeners. This position
will be expected to work independently, often times in high-stress,
time-critical situations, and be adaptable to change. An entry-level part time
position, with compensation based on experience, and will include nights,
weekends and holidays. Please send resume, cover letter and salary
history for immediate consideration to email@example.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Account Sales Executive
BCA Radio San Diego seeking an Account Sales
Executive, preferably with experience selling sports talk, play-by-play and/or
and FM music. Candidate will bring
creative, forward thinking ideas, and a successful history of selling station
spot, sports, digital and NTR. Candidate
must be able to strategically assess client/customer needs and implement a plan
to boost their revenue, as well as create a win/win meaningful relationship
that will boost overall BCA Radio San Diego sales goals. Candidate will meet budgets, outpace the
market, increase revenue, and strive to own the marketplace. Candidate must portray the highest level of
confidence, trust and professionalism to enhance long lasting client
relationships. BCA Radio San Diego
offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. Only those high achievers who are driven to
succeed apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Opportunity Employer.
By Joe Nelson Clip Helps, 73, of Escondido passed away on April 8. For 40 years, Clip was a local broadcaster, first at KOWN 1450 AM in North County, and later with Clear Channel Communications in San Diego. He was generous with his time and talents to many local charities. Clip is survived by his daughter, April Rutter, his two granddaughters, Karlie and Kaitlyn Rutter, and his sister Carl Helps. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no memorial service.
(Special thanks to reader Steve Karges for this story)
By Joe Nelson
This sure is a slow time! I promise I am still here, waiting for something to report. Certainly not just going to make stuff up. Keep in mind SanDiegoRadio is here at your disposal. On-air, off air news, promotions, certainly employment opportunities for folks looking for work. Send it over, I will run it.
Also, nothing new on the possibilities of a morning show change. But I am monitoring it.