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Monday, June 30, 2014

DSC - Four More Years!

By Joe Nelson
100.7 Jack FM's "Dave Shelly and Chainsaw Show" have been renewed for another four years.  

The DSC Show re-signs with Midwest Television for another 4 years
BREAKING NEWS: The DSC Show will remain on the air at MIDWEST TELEVISION Hot AC KFMB-FM (100.7 JACK FM)/SAN DIEGO. A new 4-year deal has been reached with hosts Dave Rickards, Shelly Dunn and Cookie “Chainsaw” Randolph.
“I’m one of the lucky ones who loves his job and loves the people I’ve worked with for 25 years. Just because it’s not mutual is their tough toenails,” joked host Dave Rickards.
Host Shelly Dunn said "I'm thrilled to be working with the 100.7 JACK FM family for another four, I'm just horrified at how old I'll be once these four years are up."
 “My financial guy said I was set for the rest of my life, provided I die next Tuesday. Therefore, I'm thrilled to be back with the best crew I can imagine,” said host Cookie “Chainsaw” Randolph.
VP/GM, Gina Landau commented, “We are truly excited to extend our partnership with the DSC in their 25th year of San Diego Radio dominance. Dave, Shelly, Chainsaw and crew are brilliant talents and we are honored their legion of fans will be able to find them on 100.7 JACK FM for many years to come.”
PD Mike O’Reilly added, “In the last four years the DSC have done so much for all of us here at 100.7 JACK FM and for the fans all over America's Finest City!  Going another four was truly a No Brainer.”
Keeping with tradition, the DSC on 100.7 JACK FM will give $1,000 a day to military families during 12 days of Christmas in July starting July 10th.
For more information on The DSC Show and 12 Days of Christmas in July head over to

Congrats, DSC! 

June 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
   The June 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features The Mighty 1090's Dan Sileo!
Dan, thanks for taking the time for

SDR: What is your current position?
Dan: Morning Drive Host on THE MIGHTY 1090AM

SDR: What are your favorite parts of the job?
DAN: Taking DEAD AIR and turning it onto a radio show that everyone enjoys to listen to.....I take great pride in that.

SDR: Who are your all-time favorite musical artists?
DAN: Led ZEP/Metallica/Stone Temple Pilots/Nirvana.

SDR: Who is your current favorite?
DAN: Nirvana.

SDR: Tell me about your personal side
DAN: All the things you read about me...Funny...I spend 99% of my time with my daughter and go to the beach and hang out with her....I love being a DAD.

SDR: What is your favorite restaurant?
DAN: Donovans has become my favorite.

SDR: What are your movie interests?
DAN: I LOVE cable TV....I watch the same movies over and over again..right now im watching..DOORS-Walk the Line-DJango-Fistful of Dollars.

SDR: Do you have any hobbies?
DAN: Love working out still....just not as
Dan Sileo - Tampa Bay Bucaneers
SDR: What are your favorite parts of the city?
DAN: San Diego has been AWESOME for me and my family...We so love BIG BEAR...Summer and Winter...but the San Diego beaches are awesome.....i love to take a few drinks with me to the beach and just sit in my chair and hangout and watch folks.....ALOT of fun...I know I sound boring to what people read about

SDR: Is there anything else you'd like to share?
DAN: Boy...San Diego has been a GREAT LESSON for me in radio...The Tony Gwynn week when the Padre legend passed away taught me so much on how not to try and push yourself into a community....the community brought me in and made me a part of a story that really meant alot to them....VERY PROUD to be working in this city I am so falling in love with.

Dan thanks for your time!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Morning Show Changes

By Joe Nelson

   This past week we saw John & Tammy (KSON) get re-upped for two more years. Then comes the news that had been coming for seems like months, Chris Cantore taking over the morning shift at KPRI on July 7.

   Well, it's not over yet, there is still one more in the bag. It involves a morning show. Who is it? Are they coming? Going? Sticking around longer? I know, such a tease.

   Stay tuned as early to mid-week I will have the details.

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2014

KPRI Names New Morning Show Host

By Joe Nelson
   As previously suggested by SanDiegoRadio, there was going to be a major change to a morning show. 
   It has happened, KPRI names Chris Cantore as their new morning show host. 

More to come on this. Cantore starts July 7. 


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NBC San Diego On The Move

By Joe Nelson

   NBC San Diego announced on Monday their plans to re-locate their studios in Kearny Mesa in 2016.
   The NBC affiliate moved downtown in 2001 in an effort to more closely resemble Rockefeller Center in New York. The new building is located at 9680 Granite Ridge Dr., one door East of the Clear Channel cluster.
Thanks for tuning in to

Monday, June 23, 2014

Great News for KSON's John and Tammy

By Joe Nelson

   KSON's Morning Duo John and Tammy (and Producer Steph) were given a contract extension that keeps the popular team in San Diego for two more years.
    In an exclusive interview with San  John Flint said: "Tammy and I...and Producer Steph.... are thrilled beyond belief to have a new deal with LFM-San Diego. Three years have blown by... and we can't wait to continue to work with our entire KSON team."

   John adds: "We just wrapped another excellent Countryfest... our "John and Tammy Employment After Deployment" program is getting unemployed heroes jobs... and the station is enjoying its most successful run in its 51 year history." "We are beyond blessed to be a part of it and can't wait to see what the next two years will bring." "Thanks to our GM Rick Jackson and our PD Kevin Callahan for allowing our show to grow and prosper in America's Finest City." "How blessed are we?"

Congratulations John, Tammy, and Steph!!!

Thanks for Tuning in to

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What Day is It?

By Joe Nelson
   Some things are just too good not to share. I was perusing FB this morning and came across this nugget by KOGO's LaDona Harvey. Enjoy.

Friday, June 20, 2014

JACK FM Fun Stuff

By Joe Nelson


100.7 JACK FM wants to give you the chance to celebrate the return of Johnjay & Rich on June 28th at Henry's Pub on 5th Ave in the Gaslamp!

Join us from 1pm to 3pm for ton of prize giveaways, food and drink specials PLUS two very special performances from Andy Grammar and Jillette Johnson!
Tables and seat will be available on a first come first serve basis. Don't miss your chance to meet Johnjay & Rich!


Join Jersey Mike's, Sleep Train and the DSC in helping to support foster kids in San Diego.

Go in to any Jersey Mike's location now through June 29th, order "The DSC" Sub sandwich, and Jersey Mike's will donate a large portion of proceeds to Sleep Train Foster Kids Programs. All money raised from The DSC sub stays in San Diego to fund local Foster Kids programs.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's a Girl!

By Joe Nelson
   BIG congratulations to John & Tammy's (KSON) Producer Steph and her husband Brad!
   This afternoon, Stella Linda Grunewald was born to the happy parents, Stella joins sibling Bryce in the happy household.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ratings Omissions Explained

By Joe Nelson
Last night when I ran the latest ratings, I noticed it was incomplete. Here is an explanation from someone 'in the know':
"Nielsen Audio is having problems and some stations were omitted. They promise to have fixed soon and all the numbers will become available."

Thanks for your understanding, it was out of my control.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


 By Joe Nelson

Click to support SanDiegoRadio Donation by Joe Nelson

I enjoy doing SanDiegoRadio a ton, however it does cost me time and money (gas, camera upkeep, etc). I do not get paid a dime for doing this so I though this would be a discreet way of keeping the wheels turning.


Latest Nielsen Ratings

By Joe Nelson
   Below are the latest Nielsen ratings. Courtesy of the TomTaylorNow Newsletter

Friday, June 6, 2014

KPRI Name Program Director

By Joe Nelson

(From All Access)
COMPASS RADIO GROUP Triple A KPRI/SAN DIEGO names RESONATE HAWAII/KONA-HILO, HI OM/PD MATT STONE for PD/afternoon duties. MATT STONE replaces HALEY JONES who recently left for PD duties at EMMIS Triple A KGSR/AUSTIN and will be in place MONDAY, JULY 7th.

STONE previously worked in the SAN DIEGO market as the APD/MD of KSCF (SOPHIE 103.7) prior to running the RESONATE HAWAII cluster. His experience also includes stops at KRUZ/SANTA BARBARA, CA; KBBY/VENTURA-OXNARD, CA; WTMT/ASHVILLE, NC; WRRX/PENSACOLA, FL; WGMR/STATE COLLEGE, PA; and WSMS/COLUMBUS-STARKVILLE-WEST POINT, MS.

In making the announcement, COMPASS RADIO GROUP Co-Owner ROBERT HUGHES commented, "MATT STONE caught our attention right away, and not only did he survive every test in a rigorous hiring process, he distinguished himself with humor, creativity, insight, optimism, and energy. The fact that MATT has been in this market as a recent competitor of ours means he knows KPRi and the SAN DIEGO market. That gave him an advantage that ultimately tipped this decision in his favor.

Co-Owner JONATHAN SCHWARTZ added, "KPRi is celebrating our 18th year as one of AMERICA’sleading Adult Rock radio stations. We like the way MATT understands the format, the market, the station, and the values that underlie our commitment to local independent broadcasting. He’s full of fresh ideas, ready for the challenge, and unafraid to step out and be different."

MATT STONE commented, "I could not be any happier or excited to be joining BOB, JONATHAN and the very talented staff already in place at KPRi. I feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to play such a pivotal role at this amazing station. I am looking forward to hitting the ground running."

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Z90's Big Bus is a Big Deal

By Joe Nelson
R Dub! (Director of Programming), Kat San Andres (Music Director), Tre (Assistant PD and Afternoons)

XHTZ Jammin’ Z90 in San Diego welcomes the return of its biggest promotional vehicle ever, the “Big Bus”! Back in the 90’s, the 50-foot bus was a familiar sight throughout San Diego County and cruised around in its colorful enormity turning heads and showing up at station and community events… and sometimes, at competitors’ events! The Big Bus was sold off in the late ‘90’s when new station owners cut related costs, but problem solved when R Dub!, Program Director of Jammin’ Z90, bought a new tour bus to use for his nationally syndicated program, Sunday Night Slow Jams.  Earlier this year, Sunday Night Slow Jams and Jammin’ Z90 inked a partnership to use the bus locally for the radio station.  Now…The Big Bus is back in business for Jammin’ Z90 and San Diegans are excited!
 The Jammin' Z90 crew celebrating the return of the famous Big Bus

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Radio Stations at the Fair Friday

By Joe Nelson
   I received this information on tomorrow's (and further) events at The San Diego County Fair. The Fair opens Saturday!

These stations will be sending their morning shows to broadcast live this Friday morning, June 6 (the day before we open):

  *   The Walrus 105.7
  *   Rock 105.3
  *   KSON 97.3
  *   Energy 103.7
  *   Magic 92.5
  *   KyXy 96.5 (little Tommy calling back to the station)

On opening day, Saturday, June 7, Z-90 will be broadcasting live with their gigantic bus.

Other fun events sponsored by local radio stations:

Electronic Fridays, presented by Energy 103.7:
Every Friday, June 13, 20, 27 & July 4

Southern California’s Best Dance Crew, presented by Z-90:
June 15 in the Del Mar Arena

Battle of the Bands, hosted by FM 94/9’s Tim Pyles:
June 17

Singer/Songwriter Contest, presented by KPRI 102.1:
June 20 on the Ford Dealers Paddock Stage

Baby Derby, presented by KyXy 96.5:
June 18 & July 6 on the San Diego Showcase Stage, and June 28 on the Albertsons Funville Stage
There are countless radio broadcasts — stations are here every single day of the Fair. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May-ish 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
The May 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features ENERGY's AJ Machado!
AJ, thanks for taking the time for

What is your current position/title? Host of "The AJ Show" weekday mornings on Energy 103.7 

What are your favorite parts of the job? The variety of types of content. One minute I'm bantering with my crew about our lives, the next we're doing a contest, the next we're interviewing never gets old. I also love the connection with our audience...I think it's completely unique to radio. When someone tells me "I feel like I know you" they aren't saying they know my character, they know me. I love that. 

Who are your all time favorite musical artists? So many different ones for so many reason. I'll say this, I think the artist that we identify most with are the ones we anted to be when we were teenagers and I definitely wanted to be in the Beastie Boys. 

And your current favorite? I'm on a Top 40 station and I actually thing pop music is going through a fun phase right now. I grew up listening to my parents Motown music (and grew to love it) so it's fun to see that Old School sound come back with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Pharrel etc. 

Tell me about your personal side. I'm happily married with to amazing daughters and to awesome dogs. I've lived in San Diego since 2001. 

What are your favorite restaurants? Again, SO many answer for so many reasons so I'll narrow it down to my personal area of expertise: Sandwiches. The top 5 sandwich spots in our county are Antonelli's Deli, Deviliscious Food Truck, BHM Italian, Crossroads Deli and Hungry Bear Sub Shop. 

What are your movie interests? I'm a geek so anything with superheroes, cyborgs or wizards is gonna get my attention. I love action movies as well and I actually get pretty caught up on documentaries on Netflix. Oh, and who doesn't love a good comedy. 

Do you have any hobbies? I've praticed martial arts most of my life. I currently train in Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Rebellion Academy and Muay Thai at Art of 8. I'm also a runner and love doing races, obstacle courses and mud runs all over the county! 

What are your favorite parts of the city? Of course I love the beaches...all of them! As a dog lover I also appreciate all of the dog parks and even dog beaches around the county! Is there anything else you'd like to share? If anyone who listens to my show is reading this THANK YOU, I'll never be able to fully express you much I appreciate being a part of your morning!!

Thanks for your time, AJ!!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

SanDiegoRadio Job Board Resume Submission

By Joe Nelson
SanDiegoRadio wants to help YOU find employment. 

 In addition to publishing job opportunities the radio stations send me, I am running this feature now, allowing those interested in finding work the opportunity to put their name and qualifications out for the radio stations to see. (Apologies for the quality, my Word program is on the fritz)

   Here is one submitted by Rexx Hunter (Ronald Andrews)