Showing posts from July, 2014

July 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
The July 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Z90's Sarah Beebe!
What is your current position/title? I'm beyond thrilled to say I'm the Co Host of "Morton In The Morning" on Jammin Z90 XHTZ with Rick Moorten & DJ DRock!
What are your favorite parts of the job? Every morning I get to walk into a room and work with 2 men I consider family, who make me laugh all morning long and make work an enjoyable environment every single day.  I love the fact that I enjoy waking up everyday to work with them!  

Who are your all time favorite musical artists?
The name Sarah Beebe goes hand in hand with the name Britney Spears!  Anyone who knows me knows that Britney Spears is my all time favorite artist.  I've spent years defending my loyalty to Britney so I'm used to the comments that come with admitting I'm a Britney fan!  But I still enjoy every new song, seeing her in Vegas or seeing her on the cover of a new magazine just as much as I…

A Legend Says Goodbye

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio has learned Lee 'Hacksaw' Hamilton is leaving BCA - The Might 1090.
   Lee says the station has 'decided to end our working relationship' and he is on to "New Horizons".

I know growing up in this town I have seen a lot of sports talk show hosts come and go, but for me, Lee was a pioneer of sports talk radio. I enjoyed his Best 15 Minutes in Radio and his catchphrases. I would run into him all over town and he was always generous with his time.

Best of luck, Saw. You are one of the best!

You can follow him on his website HERE

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio

A Flock of Walrus

By Joe Nelson
From David Tanny:105.7 The Walrus will flip to all 80's "very soon"

Another Morning Show Change

By Joe Nelson
   What a crazy week this has been for San Diego radio. Well, we can now add another change to the radio landscape.

John Nolan, half the morning team for 105.7 The Walrus' Nolan and Kim show has left the station. No reason was given, but SanDiegoRadio has learned the station is conducting a search for his replacement.

   Good luck to all those affected this week, the crazy world of radio, huh?

-Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio

Major Changes at 1360

By Joe Nelson

Here are the changes today at 1360: FOX SPORTS DEBUTS IN SAN DIEGO ON AM 1360 San Diego, CA – July 18, 2014 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego announced today the launch of XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego(KLSD-AM).  This new sports radio collaboration will bring some of the best local and nationally recognized sports talent to San Diego, beginning Monday, July 21, 2014. 1360 AM will super-serve San Diego sports fans with relevant, credible coverage of sporting news and games.  In addition, XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego will be a San Diego Chargers broadcast partner, covering the team’s training camp activities beginning next week with daily live broadcasts from the practice field.  The station will broadcast all Chargers Preseason and Regular Season games in addition to airing a Chargers Power Hour Show weekdays from 6-7:00 p.m.
XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego (KLSD-AM) weekday programming lineup: 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.                     Dave & Jeff 9:00 a.m. – 1…

Madison Keith Wants to Make a Difference - And Needs Your Help

By Joe Nelson
   Of course radio is important to me. But what is more important? The people IN radio, and the family and friends around them. Unfortunately things don't always go as smooth as we would hope and life throws us curveballs. Such is the case with our good friend Madison Keith, formerly of 102.1 KPRI.

   Madison reached out to me this morning and asked me to spread the word on something that is very close to him. I thought his words would be best, so here is the conversation.

When I lost my cousin Gayle to breast cancer, I thought, I wish I could have done something… When I read that musician Warren Zevon had terminal cancer, I called his best friend and music legend Danny Goldberg and asked … what can I do? When one of my listeners’ children was slowly succumbing to cancer, I spent every chance I could to have that child come in to the radio station… We’d hang out and talk… TJ had good and bad days… Bravest kid ever… I’ll never forget him… When my friend Loren Nanca…

Jagger and Kristi's "Military Salute" Program

By Joe Nelson

 Jagger and Kristi are doing their "Military Salute" program, I wanted to share this great response.

Awesome! You can find more information about this great program HERE -Joe

Recording Artist Visits Z90

By Joe Nelson

Columbia recording artist Samantha J with: R Dub! (Director or Programming, Kat (MD) and Tre (APD).

Steve West No Longer at 91X

By Joe Nelson
   Not many details right now, but SanDiegoRadio has learned longtime 91X personality Steve West is no longer with the station. Could he be headed to KPRI? Stay tuned.


Latest Nielsen Ratings

ByJoe Nelson   Below are the latest Nielsen ratings. Courtesy of theTomTaylorNow Newsletter

Bryan Shock - Headed to Austin

By Joe Nelson

Bryan Shock (KPRI) announces he will be leaving for Austin (to join Haley at KGSR) July 18. The following is from the SanDiegoRadio FB page.
   Please come out to wish Bryan farewell.

SanDiegoRadio Social Mixer
Friday July 11, 2014

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By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA – Lincoln Financial Media announced that the National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Awards has selected Easy 98.1, KIFM as a finalist for Adult Contemporary Station of the Year.
Named after radio inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the Marconi Awards are given to outstanding radio stations and on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.  A special NAB panel will vote on 21 categories in August.
"We're honored because Easy 98.1 not only plays San Diego's relaxing, refreshing music, it also places a high priority on community service and involvement," said Rick Jackson, Sr. VP/General Manager of LFM/San Diego.  "KIFM prides itself on creating effective campaigns for its clients and ensures that their advertising dollars grow their business."   
Winners will be announced on September 11, 2014, at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards 25th Anniversary Dinner & Show in Indianapolis.
About Lincoln Financia…

FM 94/9 Independence Jam

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA - FM 94/9 Independence Jam returns to the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater on Sunday, September 7th! Presented by Miller Lite.
Playing on the FM 94/9 Main Stage & Red Bull Tour Bus Stage: Phantogram
Bad Suns
J Roddy Walston & The Business
Wild Cub
and Little Hurricane

Tickets are only $17 and are on sale at - A promo code for $12 tickets is available for Tribe 94/9 Members. Sign up at - *$12 tickets are limited All week, listeners can win tickets and an iPad Air with iPads In Space - 13 chances a day. sign up to get your name called at - #IndieJam2014  #IndependeceJam  #IndieJam  @fm949sd

KSSX Adds Night Jock

By Joe Nelson
   KSSX (95.7 KISS FM) adds Jock Beto Perez to their lineup.
   Beto will be on 8PM-Midnight Mon-Fri, and Sundays Noon-6PM.

Perez tells SanDiegoRadio "A blessing to call this new fun radio station (KSSX) in San Diego home. See you in the streets, SUBELE!"

Congratulations Beto!

Johnjay and Rich Appearance Photos

By Joe Nelson
   The pictures from Saturday's Johnjay & Rich appearance at Henry's pub are posted. To conserve bandwidth, they are at

105.7 Re-Branding In The Works

By Joe Nelson

This from

A relaunch is coming to Radio San Diego Classic Hits “105.7 The Walrus” XHPRS-FM Tecate MX/San Diego. Radio San Diego has registered,,,, and for the station. XHPRS-FM has been de-emphasizing the Walrus moniker in recent weeks as the music playlist has segued away from its 1960s/1970s center to the 1980s. XHPRS-FM currently ranks 20th in the San Diego market with a 2.6 share in the May 2014 Nielsen Audio PPM ratings.

A SanDiegoRadio Shout-Out

By Joe Nelson
   My true personality is that I like to lay low, stay under the radar. But when it comes to radio events, I suppose I like to be recognizable to some extent. I am not sure why, but I do like to be consistent.
   I primarily wear two hats, a 1998 San Diego Padres Navy Blue Cap with the World Series Logo, and recently added a 1984 replica Padres cap.
   I only get my hats from one store, "Sports Palace". Located right next to Petco Park's Western Metal Supply Building, Sports Palace offers tons of sports apparel and are very reasonable in price. Now, you may be wondering how this all applies to a radio column... Not only are the owners big sports fans, but also huge fans of local radio!
   The owner is a really nice guy and very knowledgeable on his merchandise.
This is on my wish list! If you find yourself in the area, stop in and check them out! Thanks for tuning in to! -Joe

Shotgun At The Fair

By Joe Nelson    Last night, before the Huey Lewis and the News concert at The San Diego County Fair, 'Shotgun' Tom Kelly warmed up the crowd and introduced the band. I was in attendance and grabbed this photo.


By Joe Nelson    Apologies for the quality of the last few columns. While done from a phone, it is difficult to see how it will look as a finished product.    I cleaned up the DSC article.
Thanks for tuning in! -Joe