Showing posts from October, 2014

MAX FM Names New Morning Host

By Joe Nelson



   San Diego, CA, October 30, 2014 – Broadcast Company of the Americas is excited to welcome legendary morning personality Jack Murphy to the Brand New 105.7 MAX-FM morning show. Murphy joins San Diego market veteran Kim Morrison for the new “MAX Morning Show with Murphy and Kim,” which will hit the air Monday, November 17th.

   Jack Murphy has always been a broadcaster. From the first time he got behind a microphone at age 14, he knew radio was for him. From a 500 watt day timer in his hometown to the morning show at America's most listened to radio station Z-100 in New York. His career has taken him to some of America's great radio stations, including KKLQ (Q106) in San Diego WZGC, WSTR, and WSB-FM in Atlanta, WWSH Philadelphia, KHYI Dallas, WCCO Minneapolis, WROQ Charlotte, and for over 20 years Murphy hosted the T…

Latest Nielsen Ratings

By Joe Nelson

Below are the latest Nielsen ratings.

SanDiegoRadio.Org at SDPress Club Awards

By Joe Nelson places third tonight at the 41st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Banquet. Thanks to everyone in radio, TV, family and friends for all your support!

Jo Eager Has More Soup For You

By Joe Nelson

Last year, Jo Eager held a series of book signings as her story of the horrible rattlesnake bite was published in 'Chicken Soup for the Soul - From Lemons to Lemonade' Story HERE

   This is actually her third story in the Soup books.

From Jo:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength releases TODAY, October 28th. I have a story
published in the book about my son's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes and a family who visited us
with a "Bag of Hope" from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
November is National Diabetes Month and I will be doing two book signings in November with a portion
of the proceeds from each sale going to JDRF, in addition to the YMCA. This is my third Chick Soup story.

Book signings:
Saturday, November 1 at the Santee Library at 1:30PMSaturday November 15 at the Lakeside Library at 2:00PM

FM 94/9 - Movember Awareness Campaign

By Joe Nelson
SAN DIEGO, CA - Wednesday, October 22nd: Alternative rock radio station FM 94/9 (KBZT San Diego) has announced their month long Movembercampaign, focused on raising much needed funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s health by encouraging men to go without shaving for the full 30 days.  Veteran radio legend and prostate cancer survivor Steve West, who hosts ‘Legends of Alternative’ Sundays from 6am-10am on the alternative juggernaut, will be at the helm during the month of events and activities, kicking off with his annual 48-hour Movember Marathon broadcast. A list of all the station’s Movember activities and events can be found at
The 48 hour live broadcast will kick off Movember on Friday, October 31st at 8pm and on Saturday, November 1st Mr. West, along with Jon Foreman from local alternative band Switchfoot and members of the FM 94/9 on-air staf…

Marilyn Hyder's Radio Reunion 2014

By Joe Nelson
   Marilyn Hyder held her annual Radio Reunion last night at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.
   It was a very nice turn out and fun seemed to be had by all.

More photos available on the SanDiegoRadio Facebook page HERE

Welcome Back Ted Garcia

By Joe Nelson
   Kogo's new morning anchor is no stranger to San Diego.

   Ted Garcia has also worked at News 8. He has an extensive resume. Now on news radio, the TV news, even film and television shows.
   You may have seen Ted in episodes of Lie to Me, Southland, Boston Legal, Two and a Half Men (voice), and much more. His film credits include Crank and Crank: High Voltage, with Jason Statham and Bruce Almighty with Jim Carrey.
Crank Bruce Almighty Ted will anchor the "San Diego's Morning News" with LaDona Harvey from 5-9AM on News Radio KOGO 600
Welcome back, Ted. You sound great! -Joe

91X Names New Program Director

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – Mike Halloran will take the reigns as Program Director at 91X, effective immediately.

“Halloran,” as he is known on-air, came to San Diego from Detroit in 1986, to work on-air on 91X when the station was still adapting an alternative rock format.  He quickly became known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of music, eccentric presentation, and ubiquitous presence at local concerts and lifestyle events.
After leaving the station in the 90’s, Halloran returned to 91X in 2012 as the afternoon drive DJ from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.  Halloran will retain the same on-air shift while inheriting PD responsibilities.
“Does this mean I get to finally know where the keys to the prize closet are?” said Halloran.  “In all seriousness, I am more than honored.”
“Halloran’s knowledge of the brand, the city, and the music are a huge asset to the station,” said Joe Lindsay, Director of Operations and Programming.  “He is passionate and has a deep re…

New News Radio KOGO 600 LineUp

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA – October 13, 2014 – NEWS RADIO KOGO 600 (KOGO-AM) has announced changes to its on-air lineup as part of its expanded news programming, effective Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

KOGO Programming Lineup: 5:00-9:00 a.m.            San Diego’s Morning News with LaDona Harvey and Ted Garcia 9:00 a.m.-Noon          Rush Limbaugh Noon-1:00 p.m.          KOGO’s News at Noon with Cliff Albert 1:00-4:00 p.m.           Bob “Sully” Sullivan 4:00-7:00 p.m.           KOGO’s Afternoon News with Ernie Brown and Marilyn Hyder 7:00-9:00 p.m.           Merrill @Night

KOGO will now deliver more local news with in-depth conversation to the San Diego market each weekday morning, midday and afternoon along with traffic every 10 minutes and the area’s most dependable weather forecasts.  The station will offer deeper analysis and discussion about stories that matter most to San Diego and the Southern California region. KOGO features a team of award-winning news anchors, reporters and editors, l…

91X Wrex The Halls Lineup Announced

By Joe Nelson

91X Wrex the Halls
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014Valley View Casino Center
The Lineup: Cage the Elephant
Also featuring:
Alt-J Interpol Billy Idol Spoon BANKS (and a local band TBD)
On-Sale Friday, Oct 17 at 10:00am
91X listeners have access to an Internet pre-sale to buy tickets starting today.

October 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

ByJoe Nelson   The October 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Dave Rickards!    I had the pleasure of being invited to 100.7 JACK FM's Dave Rickards' home to interview him for this Spotlight Feature. 

   I arrived and was welcomed at the door by Dave and was instantly warned of his ferocious canine, Frankie. After Frankie thoroughly checked me out, I assumed he and I were cool. A very sweet dog! We cut through the house and headed to the back patio and perched ourselves on the couches with the incredible view of the valley to the left and right of us. As the cigar smoke filled the air, Dave patiently answered every question I threw at him, in full detail and great clarity. 

   The talk started out getting to know each other, our personal lives and where life finds us both these days.

   The conversation moved on to former DSC cast member Elaina Dore Smith, how great it is that she went from fill-in work while Shelly was out, to Florida and now co-hosting 'Nas…

Kogo Update

I have been told the Press release will be sent to me exclusively on Monday. What is public knowledge is that Ted Garcia will be an anchor from 5-9 am. Also a prominent news anchor will be returning to Kogo.
Thanks for your patience and see you Monday!

The SDR Birdies are Talking

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio's birdies are talking. Talking of a major shakeup on the AM dial VERY soon.
   While I am aware of exactly what will transpire, I don't like to burn people. I will let it take its course and will publish the facts when appropriate.
   So as I always say, "stay tuned"........Joe

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

102.1 KPRi Seeks Digital & Social Media Fanatic
If you love social media, music and people, we want to talk to you. 102.1 KPRi is seeking an experienced Digital and Promotions Coordinator. You’ll be working directly with our Promotions Director to plan and execute promotions and events. 
You’ll also be our afternoon radio show traffic reporter. So you will need a good clear speaking voice and a bit of a flair for performing on-air. Previous radio or TV on-air experience is a big plus.
Our ideal candidate is a music loving “people person” because this job requires lots of interaction with radio station clients and listeners at events and through social media. Some of our events involve meeting and working with musical artists like Adele, Imagine Dragons, and Jason Mraz. So be a fan – but be cool about it.
Our ideal candidate can demonstrate: -Excellent writing ability – able to understand our brand & brand strategy & express it with grace and ease. -Mastery in …

Sonic to ENERGY

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Willie Bee

By Joe Nelson
Willie B           4334 Winter Park Drive                 Memphis, TN 38141       (901) 626-8315
SKILL SET SOCIAL MEDIA: Certified on Social Platforms (ETM Webinar Certification); Passed and certified for Compliance, Copyright Infringement, Legal Sharing Availability, Traffic/Traction/Trends, etc - Safety Net for SELECTOR, Audio-Vault and for any/all digital and on air emergencies. Expertise in merging logs, log checking (commercials, promos, sweepers and music) and in charge of overseeing compliance. Quick fix ability for any situation involving digital and on air execution. Proficient in all forms of digital media.  Self taught on several software programs including Adobe, Cool Edit, Scott Studios, SAW, Wave Station, Dalet Softwear, etc. Advanced production and editing skills whereas I was appointed to instruct Production Departments on all software and updating. Vast experience enables ‘bullet point’ approach to all problem solving, able…

Thank You Del Mar Fairgrounds

By Joe Nelson
   I like to give my appreciation to those who support One of the huge backers would be The Del Mar Fairgrounds.
   Most notably my contact there, Jennifer Douillard. Jennifer is a Media Specialist at the fairgrounds and always helps us when we need it.

Thanks Jennifer and to the entire fairgrounds team!

Del Mar Fairgrounds Annual Events:

Del Mar National Horse Show
The San Diego County Fair
The Scream Zone
Holiday of Lights Surfside Race Place
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Thanks for Tuning in to!

Clay Murray Steps Away

By Joe Nelson

From Clay Murray, Director of Promotions, BCA

For those of you who haven’t heard, today is my last day with BCA Radio, which owns and operates The Mighty 1090, 105.7 MAX FM and ESPN Radio 1700 in San Diego.  It’s a bittersweet day for me, as I end one amazing job and start another career in the mortgage business. After nearly five years with BCA, I will be joining the team at Team Home Loans and becoming a Loan Officer, helping people get into the homes of their dreams!  I promise I am leaving you in very capable hands.  Ian Holmes, who has been my right hand for the last year, will be taking over the department during the transitional period.  If you do not know Ian, please reach out and introduce yourself and your company to help continue our companies’ successful partnership.
And, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you to shoot me an email (on my gmail above) if you’re ever interested in purchasing or refinancing a home!
Thank you!  It’s been a pleasure to work with you a…

FM 94/9 Rock & Roll Happy Hour Roadtrip for Guildfest

By Joe Nelson

It's the countdown to San Diego Beer Week!  FM 94/9 craft beer fueled Rock & Roll Happy Hour takes to the road for the next 5 weeks, broadcasting from brewery tasting rooms across the county.

10/3 - Green Flash
10/10 - Bagby Beer
10/17 - Benchmark Brewing
10/24 - Pizza Port Bressi Ranch
10/31 - Amplified Ale Works
During each broadcast we'll give out a secret discount code to get $15 off Premier Access tickets to Guildfest! Come out and have a pint with us!

Dave Mason on his Return to BCA

By Joe Nelson
   Earlier today I ran the story announcing Dave Mason returning to BCA - 105.7 MAX FM, that can be found HERE.

   I spoke to Dave briefly tonight and he shares his thoughts on returning as Middays and Assistant PD.

   " I am thrilled to be rejoining BCA and to work again with the two Mikes (Shepard and Glick)."
   "We did great things at K-Earth and I can say it was an honor to be part of that legacy"
   "Time to start a new one at MAX"

Thanks Dave, congratulations!


By Joe Nelson

Sonny West, KyXy San Diego’s co-host of the ‘The Afternoon Ride with Sonny, Susan & Kevin’ ended a 24 year long run at the station Wednesday, October 1st. The one-time Program Director, co-host of the KyXy morning show and in later years co-host of the afternoon show began his radio career 40 years ago at KPBS.
“Sonny is so much more than a consummate entertainer, he represents what’s best about radio. In his own words ‘You’re not on the air for a long time, you’re on the air for a good time!’ “ said Charlie Quinn, CBS Radio San Diego Operations Manager and Program Director of KyXy.
Quinn noted that Sonny’s cohorts Susan DeVincent and Kevin Dean would continue on as KyXy’s Afternoon Ride show weekdays 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT. indefinitely.

Charlie Quinn