Showing posts from September, 2014 is a Winner!

By Joe Nelson
   I just received the e-mail notification that has won a top spot and has advanced to the final step for The San Diego Press Club's "41st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards!"

   1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced October 28 at a banquet held at Jacobs Center at Market Creek. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for tuning in to

Thank You!

By Joe Nelson
   I wanted to extend a special thanks to Krafty Krepes and especially Manager Athena Borrego for offering to display the new SanDiegoRadio.Org License Plate Frames in their SDSU shop. 
   They offer delicious crepes, wraps, salads and smoothies. 
   Two locations,  SDSU on Lindo Paseo, and on Prospect in La Jolla.
Thanks again for your support of both radio and SDR!  

Thank You, Anonymous SDR Supporter

By Joe Nelson

   Yesterday I went to Santee Coffee Corner, title sponsor of SanDiegoRadio and shop owner Duane told me someone dropped off a very generous donation by way of a gift card for coffee.

   I really do appreciate that kind gesture. I don't know who you are, but THANK YOU!



By Joe Nelson
September 28, 2014
  EASY 98.1 PAUL McCARTNEY PARTY BEFORE THE SHOW TONIGHT, September 28, 2014. San Diego, CA – Lincoln Financial Media adult contemporary station KIFM (98.1 FM) will host a “Paul McCartney Pre-Party” at Southpaw Social Club on J. street and 8th Ave. right next to Petco Park Stadium, before the show this evening, September 28, 2014. KIFM will Broadcast LIVE from the Social Club, while guests enjoy drink specials like “Let it Blueberry” and “Spicy Sgt. Pepper,” a Paul McCartney commemorative photo opportunity and music from Beatles Tribute Band, HELP!. For news or media coverage inquiries, please contact Erika De La Cruz at:

KSON To The Rescue

By Joe Nelson

From Chris Turner, KSON:

John & Tammy got a call from a listener Kate who was telling them what a great time they had at the Jason Aldean concert~~and mentioned that they found a man's wedding ring. 

   John and Tammy aired the call and, off air, got some very specific information about the ring.   About 30 minutes later I'm sitting in my office and I get a call from "Pamela" who says a friend heard John and Tammy talking with someone on air about finding a wedding ring and her husband had lost his at the show.  Got her number, Morning show called Kate and Pamela live on the air (well, taped!!) and asked Pamela to describe the ring and the inscription inside. 
She said it was gold band, square diamond with the inscription "all my love" written inside.  Perfect match!

Johnjay and Rich Show's Kyle Welcomes a Baby Girl

By Joe Nelson

LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2014 – The Johnjay & Rich Show’s Kyle and her husband Scott Fisher welcomed a baby girl to the world on Monday, September 22, 2014.  Mom and baby Addison, who weighed in at 6 lbs. 15 oz., are doing great.   
“Kyle’s baby is so cute and she’s a beautiful spitting image of her mamma,” stated Rich Berra, co-host of The Johnjay & Rich Show.  “We couldn’t be happier.  Between the three of us, we now have seven children. Wait, that doesn’t mean we’re the father.  We’re not…it’s Scott…he works in the room next to us.  We’re still very excited, and Addison already has a Johnjay & Richonesie – we are all about the branding.” Pictured: A first family photo of Kyle, Scott and Addison. About The Johnjay & Rich Show Airing Monday through Friday in San Diego on 100.7 JackFM from 3p - 7p (pst).   The Johnjay & Rich Show is a non-stop blend of pop culture, news and events, welcoming a wide range of music artists, newsmakers and celebrities.  …

Feuer Leaves BCA

By Joe Nelson
Norm Feuer, VP of The Mighty 1090 and 105.7 MAX FM has announced his retirement.
   Feuer came to BCA in September of 2012 and has seen many changes under his leadership, including the recent rebranding of 105.7 The Walrus, now MAX FM.

   BCA has named radio veteran Mike Glickenhaus as his interim replacement.


Letter From The Editor

By Joe Nelson
   You may have noticed that SanDiegoRadio has been very quiet lately, there are two reasons for that. The first is very simple. Radio is in a slow time right now. That makes the second reason a little bit easier for me. Second reason is my mom has been in declining health and on Monday was placed on hospice.
Joe Nelson, Carol Nelson    It is a very difficult time for me and my family. The last couple weeks have been agonizing and emotional to say the least. With the hospital visits and decisions to be made, plus keeping my kids on an even keel, it's been overwhelming.
   I will still continue to give it all I can, it definitely helps when you send me material, but for now, researching on my own will be too difficult for a bit.
   I will still continue the monthly SanDiegoRadio Spotlight, breaking news will ALWAYS be here, and am really trying to unveil a new feature to SanDiegoRadio very soon.

Thanks to all those who have reached out, you are all close friends to me.…

98.1 Names New Nighttime Host

By Joe Nelson



   San Diego, CA – Lincoln Financial Media adult contemporary station KIFM (98.1 FM)
announced the addition of popular nationally-syndicated personality Delilah to its
weeknight lineup.

The top-rated show features Delilah's blend of story-telling, sympathetic listening and
encouragement - all scored with Easy 98.1's musical artists. Often referred to as the
"Oprah of Radio," Delilah attracts millions of listeners on more than 150 radio stations,
making her the most listened-to woman on radio in the U.S.

"Easy 98.1 has become a top station for at-work listening and now we want to allow our
fans to connect with Delilah when they're unwinding at night," said Mike Vasquez, KIFM
Program Director. "Her positive and authentic approach is compelling and comfortable,
making her show the perfect addition to our on-air lineup."
Delilah airs from 6 p.m. to midnight, Mond…

Steve West Returns

By Joe Nelson
   Legendary jock Steve West tells in an exclusive interview that he will return to radio this Sunday on a new station, with the same show but a different name.
   Steve joins the FM 94/9 team and will do his Sunday show, now called "Legends of Alternative". It will air 6-10AM.

   Steve will also perform fill-in work at the station.

Congratulations Steve!

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

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.  Candidate will be expected to drive station vehicles, therefore excellent driving record will be required.  Candidate will work within multiple departments and be an effective, proactive communicator. 
Candidate will possess excellent organization, strong computer skills, multi-tasking, superb customer service.  Candidate will be coordinating with customers and listeners.  Candidate will 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, salary history for immediate consideration to  EOE.

SanDiegoRadio Exclusive Coming Soon

By Joe Nelson will have the exclusive story on where and when Steve West lands. Story coming any hour/day.

Stay Tuned!


Guest Column

By Joe Nelson
   Last week I suggested if anyone would like to write a guest column expressing their views or ideas on radio, they can have this forum. Here is the first.

David Tanny

     There has been a longtime absence of funny music as a regular genre on the San Diego airwaves. The exceptions are 
when sometimes they can be found on some of  the morning drive time shows or on some of the AM talkers such as
Rush Limbaugh (where Paul Shanklin's satirical works can be heard).
     Yes, we can sometimes hear the funny songs during those times if we're lucky, but how about thinking of
playing them during the other day part hours such as middays and afternoon drive and on the FM side of the dial.
     Since about 1997, I've been experiencing the evolution of funny music since the Internet became the place
where new and emerging funny music artists can be discovered at the same time that commercial radio has
decided to take far fewer chances on funny music as a regular part of their p…

Have Your Say in Radio

By Joe Nelson
(This is directed at those in radio as well as listeners)

   Have you ever been thinking 'Man, if only radio would do this, or that...' 'Radio would be better if....' Etc.

   You now have your chance for your voice to be heard. I am offering to anyone who would like to be a guest columnist. This is your chance to say what is on your mind.

   If you are in radio, you can sign it anonymously. If you are a listener you can have your voice heard by every station in town.

   I welcome all emails, the only stipulation is that it be respectful and on point.

   Please email me if interested!


Where Radio and Football Legends Collide

By Joe Nelson
   Monday night marked the beginning of the Chargers 2014 football season. There were a few radio personalities out around town, I went to Sycuan Casino where in addition to the football game, Sycuan was hosting an autograph session with several players from the Bolts' past.
L-R: Anthony Miller, Wes Chandler, HOF Charlie Joiner, Lorenzo Neal, Martin Bayless and Billy Ray Smith

   While 1090's Scott and BR were broadcasting from the Game Day Sports Bar, the other players shook hands and posed for photos while DSC's Cookie Chainsaw Randolph was the emcee.

   Following Scott and BR's show, Billy Ray Smith joined the other players and Scott emceed  the remainder of the event.

   After the autograph session concluded, the group moved to the Sports Bar and enjoyed dinner while watching the Chargers game.
   A special thanks goes to Scott Kaplan for inviting me to the dinner. It was very surreal being surrounded by the players I grew up watching, including a Hal…

Bobby Rich Defends His Turf

By Joe Nelson
Bobby Rich, formerly of the 'Rich Brothers' here in San Diego, now in Tucson, AZ had some stern words directed toward Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt recently fired some barbs at the desert city shortly after Tucson was voted #3 out of 100 for "The Most Caring Cities".

Bobby took Ronstadt to task on the following YouTube message which also aired on his morning show 94/9 Mix FM.

My Meeting With Andy Strasberg

By Joe Nelson
   While this may not be entirely radio related, it is a part of my life so I think that counts, right?

   I had the opportunity to have coffee with Andy Strasberg and discuss my favorite sport, baseball. But it was so much more than that. This man is one of the most intelligent, kind, and generous men around.
   Andy worked for the San Diego Padres for 22 years in various roles, most notably marketing.
   Growing up a Padres fan, I attended several events around town. It seems each event I told Andy about, he told me that was his idea. I thought that was great! The two events I remember most were being a Jr. Padre, and my mom taking me to The Murph and meeting players like Dravecky and Garvey. My mom enjoyed it too because she really liked Terry Kennedy.
 Dick Williams  Eric Show  Steve Garvey Terry Kennedy    Another event Andy thought up was incredible, mom and I went downtown and standing at the top of a hi-rise building was Kennedy, on the street, surrounded by hund…

Changes at KPRI

By Joe Nelson

   KPRI made some changes Friday. Annrae Fitzgerald was released and Jodina was moved to weekends.

   If I learn more, I will publish here.

Chip Franklin Possibly Headed to the Bay Area

By Joe Nelson
   Multiple sources have told SanDiegoRadio that talker Chip Franklin could be on his way to San Francisco.
    The former KOGO morning host is reportedly being wooed by KGO 810. Possibly for the 9-Noon slot. Franklin has already been doing fill-in work on KGO, so it would seemingly be a smooth transition.

   Franklin was released from KOGO last September after a six year run.

Three More Years for "The Show"

By Joe Nelson

   ROCK 105.3's Eddie Pappani contacted SanDiegoRadio announcing his morning program, "The Show" has been extended three more years.

 Eddie tells SanDiegoRadio "I am super stoked to have this deal done. KIOZ has been my home for a decade and I couldn't be happier to stay. We have really built a following and want to continue to grow with them. Plus free Chargers tickets."

Ashlee tells us "I am beyond thrilled and grateful to be working with these silly goofs for 3 more years!!! Clear Channel has been so good to me for the past 11 years, better than any of my ex-boyfriends EVER have... I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world!"
Sky said "I am thrilled that The Show has signed a multi-year deal with KIOZ. The city of San Diego can rest well knowing that I will continue to keep you up to date each morning on all the latest news with my lack of journalistic skills and inability to pronounce most words! It's really a wi…

New Shows at FOX 5 San Diego

By Joe Nelson
   This morning, major changes and additions were announced at FOX 5 News.
   FOX 5 San Diego will now have 10 1/2 hours of news programming on the air beginning September 8th. There will be two new shows. 
   1PM will be anchored by Erica Fox and Andrew Luria, with Jason Handman on weather. *New Show*
   4PM will be anchored by Jenn Karlman and Andrew Luria, with Aloha Taylor on weather.
   5PM will be anchored by Jenn Karlman and Andrew Luria, with Aloha Taylor on weather.
   6PM and 10PM will be anchored by Kathleen Bade and Phil Blauer, with Aloha Taylor on weather.
   5PM and 10PM will be anchored by Misha Dibono and Brad Wills on weather.
   One more new show, "Fox 5 Sports Final" will air nightly for 15 minutes. It will be a wrap-up show with highlights, interviews, features, and analysis. It will be anchored by Troy Hirsch and Jordan Whitley. Each will be anchoring it on different nights.

25th Annual AIDS Walk & Run

By Joe Nelson
Gary Lee (KSON) e-mailed me and asked that I run this, of course I will!

My daughters, granddaughters and I are once again participating in AIDS Walk & Run San Diego.  This year's event will be Saturday, September 27th. As always, we will be walking in memory of my brother, Stan.  I promised my brother that I would do everything I could to make sure others don't suffer like he did.  Please help support my efforts to raise money for critical services for those living with HIV and AIDS across San Diego County.
If you can help out with a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.  If you would like to join our team, we'd love to have you on board. My family and I are so proud to be a part of the 25th Annual AIDS Walk & Run and thank you for your support.  See HERE for details