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RIP Ian Rose

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By Joe Nelson
RIP Ian Rose, A true San Diego Radio Legend

A Note from Cathryn Beeks

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By Joe Nelson

 Happy New Year's Eve, radio friends. I received this note from Cathryn Beeks and wanted to share it here. Thanks Cathryn, I appreciate your kind words!


Hello and happy new year,

I just wanted to send well wishes and a salute to our San Diego broadcasters and a big thanks to Joe for all of his hard, important work. May you all stay healthy and happy in 2015.

In July of this year I had the opportunity to interview Jim McInnes, George Varga and Jack Tempchin all at one time for a 4 part series I did during my time on terrestrial radio. I've re edited the shows down to 2 interesting/entertaining hours with these San Diego legends for my new internet radio show The Listen Local Show on ListenLocalRadio.com. 

If you get a chance, please enjoy! https://soundcloud.com/listenlocalradio/the-listen-local-show-12-28-14

Cathryn Beeks
Hear San Diego Here!
ListenLocalRadio.com

Ian Rose Update *Updated 12/30/14*

Ian Rose Update *Updated 12/30/14* UPDATE: 12-30-14 From Jo Eager: I talked to Ian's nurse the past couple of days. She said he'll most likely be in ICU for a week. I talked to Ian on Christmas and as of that day, he'd been in the hospital for six week and four days waiting for a heart!
Thanks Jo, and Steve! Ian is getting tons of support! -Joe

December 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

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By Joe Nelson

The December 2014 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Bromo Abromowitz! Currently on air both at 101.5 KGB FM on the weekend, and every weekday morning on Fargo's 103.9 The Truck with Ben Ziegler and Jim Babbitt.

Joe: What is your current position? Bromo: My official title is 'Producer'.... But I am not great at it, Ben and Jim make me feel like all three of us are a team... I do the news, sports, weather, and try to book the guests.

JN: What are your favorite parts of your job?
BA: The sole reason I rise at 3:30AM is the thought of putting good theater on the air... sure, there are plenty of prep services available, that most morning shows turn to, I believe we are at our very best when real life incidents come to play. I am used to about 99% of my life exposed. To me, it's part of the job.

JN: Who are your all time favorite musical artists?
BA: I have all of Zamfir's albums, and have started a Zamfir Museum here in Fargo

JN: Tell me about your p…

Nominate a Local Country Format PD

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By Joe Nelson

   Every year, Radio Ink magazine and SONY present the Best Country Program Directors at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville (Feb 25-27). 

   Each PD is honored with a profile inRadio Ink magazine and special pullout issues of those profiles are put on display at CRS. We are now accepting nominations for those awards. 

 To nominate your PD CLICK HERE

Deadline to submit is January 8.

Ian Rose Update *Updated 12/30/14*

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UPDATE: 12-30-14 From Jo Eager: I talked to Ian's nurse the past couple of days. She said he'll most likely be in ICU for a week. I talked to Ian on Christmas and as of that day, he'd been in the hospital for six week and four days waiting for a heart!
Thanks Jo, and Steve! Ian is getting tons of support! -Joe


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Thoughts and Prayers Requested For Ian Rose

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By Joe Nelson
   Longtime radio friend of ours Ian Rose underwent an 8 hour heart transplant surgery last night.
Marilyn Hyder's Radio Reunion 2012
   Via Facebook, Steve Dolan has been keeping us updated on his status. No word yet on how he is doing post-op. If anything comes up, I will update this article.

Thinking of you, Ian

-Joe

Christy Taylor Lands Back on the Air

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By Joe Nelson
   Former 91X'r Christy Taylor has joined the CBS team over at Energy 103.7. I hope to catch up with her soon for comments.
 Congratulations Christy!

-Joe

Latest Nielsen Ratings

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By Joe Nelson

Below are the latest Nielsen ratings. Previous months included for comparison.
Happy Holidays! -Joe


Letter From the Editor

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By Joe Nelson

   This time of year, radio slows to a crawl. Maybe there are a couple stations temporarily flipping to holiday format, perhaps some staff changes. It is nice to take a breather for a few weeks.
   This year I welcome it even more as it has been a true struggle for me, possibly my most challenging yet. I am writing this letter to explain the little extra lull on SDR than normal.
   Without getting into every minute detail, I had major financial issues, some health concerns, some problems with my own family, work has been more difficult than ever before and I must give that one my 100%, of course. First and foremost, my mom fell a couple months ago and broke her hip. That, coupled with her on oxygen 24/7, emphysema, and COPD, it was just too much and she has been placed on hospice. She is relaxing comfortably at home now, happy and contend, but bed-bound. This has been incredibly pressing on me, my own family, my three siblings and of course my dad.

   I write this not as…

CBS Radio/Rady Holiday of Miracles Wrap-Up, Part Two

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By Joe Nelson


CBS RADIO RAISES THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR RADY CHILDREN’S IN FIVE YEARS DURING RADIOTHON Two-Day Radiothon Raised $284,500 for Hospital
San Diego - Dec. 17, 2014– Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and San Diego’s KyXy Radio 96.5 just completed their 5th Annual Holiday of Miracles Radiothon, which helped raise the highest amount of money - $284,500.  For two days, KyXy radio personalities broadcasted live from Rady Children’s and shared special stories, interviewed 28 patients and families live on the radio and provided the community with important and valuable information about Rady Children’s.             “KyXy Radio has been a valued supporter and advocate for Rady Children’s over the years, that we are excited to continue this long lasting partnership with one of San Diego’s best radio stations,” said Carol Damon-Scherer, Vice President of Development for Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The radiothon allows us to share patient stories of hope and healing whi…

KyXy Holiday of Miracles Wrap-Up

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By Joe Nelson
HOLIDAY OF MIRACLESBENEFITS RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO

December 16, 2014 - San Diego’s KyXy 96.5 radio station broadcasted live from Rady Children’s Hospital on December 10th & 11thfrom 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. to raise funds for Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. The two-day broadcast featured patient stories, live interviews and insight about the facility and was the most successful radiothon in KyXy’s five year partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, raising more than $284,000.
For the past five years combined, KyXy 96.5, in partnership with sponsors and the San Diego community, raised over $1,384,000 which will be dedicated to the highest and greatest needs of the hospital which include patient care, technology, equipment and research at Rady Children’s Hospital.
The 2014 KyXy 96.5 Radiothon was presented by Illumina, Inc. and powered by Wells Fargo. Additional sponsors included: COX San Diego, Honda Dealers of San Diego, Mission Federal Credit Union, T…

FM 94/9's Can Diego Wrap-Up

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By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FM 94/9's Can Diego Was A Huge Success Thanks To YOU!
San Diego, CA - Monday, December 15th, 2014: FM 94/9  completed their annual Can Diego food drive, raising just under 7,000 pounds of food for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bankon Thursday and Friday, December 11th and 12th. 
The 28 and 1/2 hour event was hosted by morning show host Steve Woods, who broadcast his show both Thursday and Friday live from Dave and Buster's in Mission Valley and spend the entirety of the food drive at the Mission Valley hot spot, even spending stormed-filled Thursday night in a Big Box Storage unit on-site. "It's wonderful to see the city of San Diego come out and support such a great cause," said Woods "Having the chance to put on an event like this and help those who have less this time of year is incredible. I'm so proud of our city, our radio station and our amazing listeners for helping to crush last year's total of 5,000…

FM 94/9 Is Fighting Hunger This Holiday Season

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By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FM 94/9 Is Fighting Hunger This Holiday Season
San Diego, CA - Monday, December 8th, 2014: FM 94/9 is teaming up with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank,Car2Go, Big Box StorageDave & Buster'sThe Lafayette Hotel and SeaWorld for our 28 1/2 hour Food Drive!
Here are details:
Can Diego 28 1/2 Hour Food Drive Presented by Car2Go and Big Box Storage Hosted by Woods When: Thursday, December 11th (5:30am) - Friday, December 12th (10:00am) Where: Dave & Buster's Mission Valley http://www.fm949sd.com/Event/Details.aspx?ID=433760
Bring any non-perishable food items for donation benefiting the San Diego Food Bank.
Everyone who donates will be entered for a chances to win a grand prize of a $500 Visa Gift Card, SeaWorld and concert tickets, artist signed merch, as well as other prizes.
Simultaneously, we'll also be hosting a very special Loud @ acoustic performance with Gavin Rossdale, lead singerfrom Bush.
Can Diego: Cans 4 Bush Wh…

KIOZ Military Christmas Bonus 2014

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By Joe Nelson
   From Eddie Pappani, Rock 105.3
Fourth year running this....

http://www.rock1053.com/contests/military-christmas-bonus-2014/345734
Keyword: "Bonus"

Lincoln Financial Media Sold to Entercom

By Joe Nelson
Entercom Communications Corp. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lincoln Financial Media from Lincoln Financial Group for $105 MillionAcquisition Adds 15 Radio Stations in Four Major Markets
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141208005648/en/Entercom-Communications-Corp.-Announces-Definitive-Agreement-Acquire
December 08, 2014 08:55 AM Eastern Standard Time BALA CYNWYD, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ETM) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lincoln Financial Media (“LFM”) from Lincoln Financial Group (“Lincoln”) (NYSE: LNC) for $105 million plus working capital. The transaction is subject to FCC and other customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The Company expects that the deal will close in the second quarter of 2015.
“Not only will this transaction allow Lincoln Financial Media to align itself with a well-respected media organization, but it also ena…

Another change at 91X

SanDiegoRadio.Org has learned Oz has departed 91X. No reason is know as of yet or whose decision it was.    More to come as soon as I know.

Christmas Music on the Way

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By Joe Nelson

Kyxy will flip to Christmas music for the season at 12:00 today.