Friday, October 31, 2014

MAX FM Names New Morning Host

By Joe Nelson


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACK MURPHY TAKES SAN DIEGO MORNINGS TO “THE MAX”
THE NEW MAX MORNING SHOW WITH MURPHY AND KIM
DEBUTS ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 17th

   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 Triad’s consistently #1 rated morning show on WKZL Greensboro.
 
   Along the way, Jack founded Murphy's Kids a 501-C Non Profit which has raised over a million dollars for at risk Kids. Murphy's Kids has bought iPads and Service Dogs for Autistic Children, sent low income elementary students on educational field trips, bought food for hungry children, and provided Christmas for children whose parents were sick or had been unemployed for months.
When Jack Murphy accepted the position with BCA Radio, he exclaimed, “It feels like Christmas came a little early this year, I'm excited to join the MAX team! I can't wait to get on air with Kim and Kayla! I hope they are ready! We're going to have some fun in the morning. Now if I could just decide which is first, a fish taco at Rubio’s or carne asada with that green sauce at Roberto's?”
 
   Mike Shepard, BCA Radio’s Programming-Operations Manager shared “I'm thrilled to welcome Jack Murphy as host of the new MAX Morning Show with ‘Murphy and Kim.’ I respect Murphy's talent so much I managed to get him hired out of San Diego back in the 90’s because he was such a fierce competitor. Jack is a true entertainer who develops fans, not just listeners. I know that he and Kim will offer San Diego a fresh, fun, and interactive entertaining morning show. I couldn't be more excited!"
 
   “Great local talent engaging with San Diegans every morning is what continues to drive successful radio.

Murphy and Kim along with your favorite ‘MAX music’ will be a great way to start your day,” adds President and Market Manager, Mike Glickenhaus.




Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates The Mighty 1090 AM, 105.7 MAX-FM, and ESPN 1700
AM and holds the radio broadcast rights for the San Diego Padres. BCA also participates in Radio San
Diego, a sales partnership with KPRI 102.1 FM.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Shepard, Programming-Operations Manager
858-535-2516, mshepard@bcaradio.com
www.1057maxfm.com
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SanDiegoRadio.Org at SDPress Club Awards

By Joe Nelson
SanDiegoRadio.org 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!
Joe

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 1:30PM
 
Saturday November 15 at the Lakeside Library at 2:00PM

Monday, October 27, 2014

FM 94/9 - Movember Awareness Campaign

By Joe Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FM 94/9 KICKS OFF MONTH LONG ‘MOVEMBER’ AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

SAN DIEGO, CA - Wednesday, October 22nd: Alternative rock radio station FM 94/9 (KBZT San Diego) has announced their month long Movember campaign, 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 www.fm949sd.com/movember.

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 staff, will ceremonially shave for the final time in the month of November. The broadcast will run from Friday at 8pm until Sunday November 2nd at 8pm, with special guests and one-of-a-kind auction items, all geared toward generating donations to the Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.

“It’s really amazing to have someone like Steve West, a real survivor and advocate for men’s health on our team” said FM 94/9 Program Director Kevin Callahan “Knowing that we can take our position as one of the top radio stations in San Diego and the #1 Alternative Rock station and benefit such a worthy cause is a truly rewarding opportunity.”

FM 94/9 is a local alternative rock station, founded in 2002 and owned and operated by Lincoln Financial Media, San Diego. FM 94/9 was named San Diego CityBeat magazine’s Best Radio Station in 2014.

FM 94/9 KBZT SAN DIEGOMEDIA REQUESTS: 
Ciro Sepulveda
Promotions Director | FM 94/9 - KBZT
Work (619) 718 - 7204
Mobile (619) 756 - 2507
FM 94/9: www.FM949sd.com
Bob Radio HD-2: www.BOBsd.com
Glow Radio HD-3:  www.GLOWsandiego.com

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

91X Names New Program Director

By Joe Nelson

HALLORAN NAMED PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT 91X

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 respect for 91X and the staff. I am looking forward to him leading the team to another level and exceeding the expectations of the audience.”

91X (XTRA-FM) is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego, a privately held San Diego-based company. LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).

Monday, October 13, 2014

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, led by veteran News Director, Cliff Albert, who will also anchor KOGO’s News at Noon.  San Diego’s Morning News will be co-anchored by LaDona Harvey and Ted Garcia and with insight on the top stories of the day, Marilyn Hyder and Ernie Brown will co-host KOGO’s Afternoon News


“News Radio 600 KOGO’s commitment to news programming is unparalleled in San Diego County.  We have assembled a fantastic lineup that will keep our audience informed on-air, online and through social media platforms," said Brian Long, Program Director, KOGO. 

91X Wrex The Halls Lineup Announced

By Joe Nelson


91X Wrex the Halls


Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Valley 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.
www.91x.com

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe 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 'Nash Nights Live' with Shawn Parr. We are all so proud of Elaina and her great radio success story!



The discussion:

   Joe: Dave, With all the great charity work the DSC has done in San Diego, do any stories stand out in your mind?
   Dave: "Back in 2003 or 2004, we sent shows overseas to the troops for the holidays. We ended up getting a call from a guy who heard it, contacted the show, gave casualty numbers for that day alone. It was very moving, certainly startling and gave you pause. When entertainers can go oversees and visit those troops, I've always had jealousy and envy for those performers. It made an impact on me very deeply."

   JN: After two and a half decades in San Diego, do you have any memories that really stand out?
   DR: "It was 1998, Padres were in the playoffs, Game 3 or 4, against the Houston Astros, my boss, Jack Silver gave me tickets to that game after I simply mentioned it would be 'cool to go'. Padres beat the Astros that series and advanced to Atlanta where they finished the Braves off and marched into the World Series against the NY Yankees. Kevin Brown was dominant in that series"
Kevin Brown
   
   Continued: "Some more great memories would have to be Comic-Con, Sky Show, and The Miramar Follies. It had to be 1990 or 1991, Chainsaw and I were invited to go to Miramar and judge their Squadron Skit. One of the men, much like Iceman, or Maverick from Top Gun, approached me and said I should joke about the Navy men. So I joked around, making heroes out of Marines, and goats out of the Navy. Next thing I knew, they put me on a chair, lifted me up, carried me like a king, but dumped me into the pool. I climbed out, but they threw me in again." 
   "Two more stories, and both involve Bromo... It was Thursday, that meant free golfing. We were at the North Island Golf Course. As we were entering the Officer's Club, we were told to remove our hats. Of course we did, but I told them not to tell Bromo. If someone wears a hat inside, they have to buy drinks for everyone. Well, here comes Abromowitz strutting into the door, he set no more than one foot inside and off go the bells, alarms, and the Officers yelling 'You take your hat off!'. Followed shortly by drinks being served."  
   "Last story, it was my 40th birthday, I told everyone not to do anything for me, I do not like surprises, I control the show for a reason. We were about three quarter of the way through the show and here comes a huge birthday cake, out pops Bromo from the top. He was wearing Marilyn Monroe type gloves and of course a thong. He proceeds to fall out of the cake and onto the concrete. He seemed mostly OK, but his eyes were a bit glassy. We wrapped up the show and hit the golf course. By the 3rd hole we could tell something just was not right, he was hurting. We took him to the emergency room. Once in there the doctors asked what happened. We had to explain why he was in a cake, dressed like Marilyn Monroe in a thong. Bromo ended up being diagnosed with a concussion. I called Shelly and told her that's why I said no surprises, I am in control! Bromo and I ended up being interviewed by Ahmad Rashad and was one of the most played videos of all time on his RealTV show."
The Birthday Surprise Video is below   


   JN: Dave, what gives the DSC their staying power?
   DR: "Our loyal audience, they are like comfortable underwear"

   JN: Dave, who were your radio icons early on?
   DR: "My dad, Chicago's Steve Dahl and Gary Meier, Jonathon Brandmeier, Larry Lujack, and Fred Winston."

   JN: What personalities do you admire today?
   DR: "Howard Stern, Jeff & Jer, of course with Tommy and Laura. Then from our days in the CC cluster, there is AJ Machado, Chris Cantore, Tony & Kris, the group at 105.3 (Mikey and crew), Steve West, I also had the chance to meet the folks over at KSON, John and Tammy. Then there is Jeff Prescott, who went from funny morning guy, to a legitimate news man on KOGO"

   JN: Are you still having fun?
   DR: "Oh yeah! I am one of those people who really looks forward to Mondays. I love my schedule. Getting up at 3:30 is not that bad"

   JN: How do you prepare for a show these days, with having internet and social media?
   DR: "I have recently joined Twitter, I watch a lot of CNN, even my daughter gave me an idea, she heard I'd be interviewing Katharine McPhee, so I played it off on the air that I was interviewing Nanny McPhee. I have a great app on my phone (Dave pulls out his phone and shows me this great app) I can put anything on this app called 'DAD', and it shoots the contend straight over to my studio computer at KFMB so it's all set to go for the show."

   JN: Dave, how important is chemistry to a morning radio show, especially given the size of crew you have?
   DR: "It was 1990-1992, we had no chemistry, we fumbled with each other, there were clumsy steps. That lasted about two years. Chemistry is critical, you cannot fake it. It is paramount, it is everything. You need to find a comfort zone. Everyone is unique. They need their own private areas, or studios."
   
   JN: Tell me about getting signed on at KFMB.
   DR: "Anyone who shows interest in our show, we listened. I was pleased people were still interested in the DSC. I was appreciative of how straightforward KFMB was with their approach."

   JN: Can you describe how you came up with the idea for the infamous shuttle landing hoax? (April 1993)
   DR: "Years back, two other radio guys (who happened to be my dad and brother), we were all trying to come up with an original Apr.1 prank. Me, being a huge fan of the space program, thought it was just preposterous enough to work in San Diego. And the airport? Montgomery Field of course. It's not even close to being big enough, shuttles land in the desert. It was perfect."

Click below for the audio clip of the Space Shuttle Landing

Fun fact: "Producer Rich", as referenced in the audio is Rich from the Johnjay & Rich Show, also now on 100.7 JACK FM


    JN: What are your thoughts on radio and its future?
   DR: "We (radio) are no longer the only game in town. With satellite radio, iPods, etc, radio is no longer the only choice. But terrestrial radio is still the best product. There you have the most talented personalities, and best of all it's free. Radios still come in every car, a listener can get vital information as it happens. A perfect example is on 9/11, we were on the air as it unfolded. It was important to relay all the information as it became available."


   JN: Random question, you always talk of watching 'The Old Man Channel". If you could pick any era to live in, maybe just for a little while, what would you choose?
   DR: "That's easy, the 40's." 

   JN: Dave, what is your favorite memory, in life?
   DR: "It has to be waiting for my father to come home after work (AM Radio). He never had holidays off. He would come home on his lunch breaks at Christmas, just to open gifts. Then back to work he went"

   JN: Do you have any interviews through the years that stand out in your mind?
   DR: "Having Alan Shepard in studio. He was the first American in space, he landed on the moon! However we were preparing to have Buzz Aldrin on the air on the 30th anniversary of the moon landing. I had 'Rocket' by Def Leppard all cued up. The last minute of the song, there was a drum solo. We had audio clips of the lunar module flying across the landscape. Apollo 11 was seconds away from aborting. They were 100 feet away from the surface and out of fuel. The set-up was perfect for introducing Buzz.... As soon as the song was over, he says "I wish everyone would stop making such a big deal out of that landing!!'......"
   Ruth 66, Shelly & Dave at the recent celebration for DSC 25 Years



   I asked Dave if there was anything else he'd like to share. He was kind enough to offer this "Starting with Chris Carmichael (my predecessor) and now you, Joe... SanDiegoRadio.org is the only place to read about radio. It's the only reliable source to go to."

Thanks Dave, thank you for your time, welcoming me into your home, and sharing these great memories. Love your show!

**Editor's Note** When the DSC Podcasts went to a subscription plan, I received countless emails asking how, why, what and where?? There were some pretty upset people. I am here to again tell you why, like I am, you should be a subscriber for the podcasts. Aside from the technical radio reasoning for the change, the fact that the subscriptions help fund one of the best radio charity events in San Diego, "The 12 Days of Christmas". The DSC Podcast Page


-Joe
SanDiegoRadio

Friday, October 10, 2014

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!
Joe

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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 creating and coordinating compelling digital content for web and social media pages
- Creative aptitude working with text, images, graphic layout, video & audio. We use Photoshop, iMovie, Final Cut, etc
- Ability to be highly organized and efficient, poised and able to work independently, some times in high-stress, time critical situations.

This position will include some nights, weekends, and holidays. You need to be able to lift 30-50lbs on occasion. Excellent driving record is required. 

Please send resume, cover letter for immediate consideration to dimple@kprifm.com.​

Monday, October 6, 2014

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Willie Bee

By Joe Nelson
                                                               Willie B
                                                                      4334 Winter Park Drive
                                                                            Memphis, TN 38141
                                                         https://www.facebook.com/williebmedia
                                                                            (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 to crystallize broad concepts into client/listener-friendly  approach. Oversaw all digital downloads for several formats and use of all cutting edge digital resources, keeping pace with changing technology.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Billboard Magazine Radio Personality of the Year; 1989, 1991. National Top 5 Air Personality; Drake/Chenault, 1983/84. Voted Baltimore’s Top Radio Personality: WJZ-TV (1987) and Baltimore Magazine (1988). Highest ratings on station/cluster; WNTR Indianapolis, WBSB Baltimore, B100 San Diego, WKZN New Orleans, KHFI Austin. Appeared: Miami Vice (NBC-TV) 1987, Land of Hype and Glory (NBC-TV) 1980, What’s Hot – What’s Not (USA Network) 1986, Grand Theft Auto (w/ The Real Don Steel, directed by Ron Howard) 1978, Host BTV Baltimore (WNUV-TV) 1983-89
CAREER HISTORY
Dec.  2005 – Sept. 2014             Entercom Radio, Memphis and Indianapolis
                                                     Asst. Program Director / P.M. Drive Personality (Live in Memphis, voice-
                                                     Indianapolis and Madison (also, fill in for other Entercom markets as         
                                                     needed)
July 1996 – Dec. 2005                Entercom Radio, New Orleans
                                                    Asst. Program Director / P.M. Drive Air Personality
April 1991 – July 1996               KHFI Radio, Austin
                                                    Asst. Program Director / P.M. Drive Personality
Nov. 1989 – April 1991              KWOD Radio, Sacramento
                                                    Program Director and P.M. Drive Air Personality
Sept. 1981 – Nov. 1989             B104 Radio, Baltimore
                                                    Assistant Program Director / P.M. Drive Air Personality and station voice
July 1979 – Sept. 1981              KIIS-FM Los Angeles
                                                   Late Night Air Personality and Utility fill in
Dec. 1976 – July 1979              Ten-Q and KGBS Radio, Los Angeles
                                                   Midday Air Personality on Ten-Q and voice-tracked 6-10pm Air Personality on
                                                   sister station KGBS.
Mar. 1975 – Dec. 1976             B100 Radio, San Diego
                                                   P.M. Drive Air Personality

Thank You Del Mar Fairgrounds

By Joe Nelson
   I like to give my appreciation to those who support SanDiegoRadio.org. 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
Surfside Race Place


Thanks for Tuning in to SanDiegoRadio.org!
-Joe

Friday, October 3, 2014

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 all!    

Clay Murray
Director of Promotions

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!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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!
-Joe

KyXy SAN DIEGO’S SONNY WEST HANGS UP THE HEADPHONES

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