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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - December 2015

By Joe Nelson

The December 2015 Spotlight features Jeff Hamby, or simply 'Hamby' on FM 94/9


What is your current position? On-Air Personality, nights 7pm - Midnight on FM 94/9 (KBZT)

How are things with you right now? Life, work….. 
Life is good! Really good. I've got an amazing girlfriend and family and friends that support me. The struggle is still there, but life is good and work inspires me to create more. My biggest complaint is that I have too many ideas and not enough ability to make them happen as fast as I want.

Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from radio? 
My first ride with radio was 2000 - 2009. When I got laid off I thought, "well, that was fun, but now what?" I really thought I was done with radio as a platform, because there were too many talented people available and not enough positions for all. Amazingly branching out and doing other things for a few years, built up my network, finished my degree, and all of that brought me back to radio. I guess radio wasn't quite done with me, and vice versa.

San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit?
Great thing about San Diego is how much it has to offer. Maybe one day my favorite place is standing in my parents backyard in Mira Mesa during the sunsets and seeing the hot air balloons on the horizon. Another day it could be the Gaslamp Quarter during Comic-Con International. There is just so much to offer and do in this town.

Is your job still as exciting like it was day one? 
More so! That's not really fair since when I joined 949 I was brought on to do Weekends and Fill-ins, but after a month was promoted to take over the night show. Since then we've revamped our nightly #whatyou8 countdown and introduced the #1010GrudgeMatch pitting new music against each other head to head with listeners casting votes for the winner. And as I said earlier I still have a ton of ideas we have been working on slowly since I came on board with more still to come. It's great!

Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
I live in North Park and it's nice to say I can walk in any direction and find an amazing place to eat. But...I love Denny's for breakfast. Guilty pleasure has always been Denny's. I love In N Out. Really excited by Lucha Libre Taco opening in North Park, and my go to taco shop is Saguaro's in North Park.

What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting?
I'm a pretty open book. I was the only male cheerleader my Junior year in High School, and the mascot my Senior year at Mira Mesa High School. I've been hired as Santa a few times. I once threw $20 back at LL Cool J over an argument about Roller Ball. I was once featured on the billboard campaign for the rock station wearing boxers and two models in bikini's.

How do you view radio now, compared to the past, then looking to the future? 
To me Radio is and always has been an amazing part of the community. Social Media is allowing us to break down barriers and access like never before. People will always need/want taste makers. Radio has always been an amazing source for people to find "what's cool". And Radio has always been a great way of people "voting" for their favorite songs and then hearing back to what the collective "pop" culture is. Looking to the future I think one of the things Radio can do is become more "on demand". That is hosting features and shows that people can then access highlights to "on demand". Be that podcast, YouTube videos, or a mix of both, and all of the above. It still matters.

How vital is the connection between an on-air personality and the listener? 
It's extremely vital. I used to think that popularity was important, without understanding why it was that I personally was popular. I started live streaming a few years ago on Twitch. Twitch is a platform that allows you to stream video of you playing video games, host a live chat room, and answer questions from viewers in real time. Like watching a cooking show, but talking to the chef/personality through a chat room. It's so raw in that the viewer/listener are literally sponsoring you financially out of a desire to continue seeing you do this and be able to interact with them. The interaction between the broadcaster and the listener has literally become my lifeblood reason for being on the radio. Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more I can react to listeners feedback and requests in real time by then referencing that personal experience on the radio. Or through YouTube videos I make with Greg Raneiri from KSON. We make videos of us taste testing products from stores, and we've had awesome feedback from listeners/viewers who have then donated products they wanted to see us then try. That kind of feedback which lends support to new content, is amazing. It's empowering. How else can we incorporate the community?

What is your favorite movie? Changes all the time but right now "Big Trouble in Little China"

With Social Media being so prevalent, tell me the advantages of using FB, Instagram, Twitter to connect with your listeners The advantage is making personal connections. When you can personalize content it makes a big difference. And with social media it allows us to be taste makers that people care about. The more genuine and honest you are about your passions and interests the more people "tune in".

What is your favorite radio moment? Meeting and taking a picture with Lionel Richie in my first year in radio. It gave me a connection with my mom. Growing up she used to listen to Lionel around the house. I knew and loved his music. And I told him thank you because now my mom will finally be able to connect with and understand what I "do".

How long have you been in radio? Off and on for 15 years.

Is there anything in particular you like about the San Diego market vs other markets you’ve worked in? I've always worked in the San Diego market. I love the San Diego market because it always seems to defy expectations. It always finds new ways to surprise me.

How about any you may dislike? It's a very transient town. Sometimes the best voices don't/can't/won't stay here.

What is the most interesting job you’ve ever had?
Radio and the entertainment industry in general.

What broadcasters do you look up to? Dave Rickards, Shotgun Tom Kelly, Chris Hardwick

If you could go back in time and work during any era of radio for a few days - which would you choose? 
I love the nostalgia of this question. Because experiencing like Wolfman Jack in his prime, or being there during the 50's when rules were still being made to control the access to power? Experiencing Motown or the Beatles for the first time. Hearing Frank Sinatra on his NBC shows. There is so much amazing history to explore, but I honestly loved the era I came up in.

Is there anything else you’d like to share? Thanks for having me. Radio is just as important now as it ever has been. And with YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter and more creating "Stars" out of creators, Radio is even more important. We just have to continue to adapt to new ideas and embrace new media. It all feeds back into each other. Radio is the glue for the whole community.


Hamby! Thanks for your time!
-Joe
SanDiegoRadio


Saturday, December 26, 2015

To Flip or Not to Flip?

By Joe Nelson
   Since 100.7 Jack FM went Christmas, rumors have been running rampant on if they will flip... Country to take on KSON? Classic Rock to battle it out with KGB.

   I have been told listeners should tune in to Dave Rickards on 100.7, Saturday at 10:00AM.

   My inside source said "This will be fun"

http://www.sandiegojack.com/


-Joe Nelson
SanDiegoRadio

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson


R.I.P. Ted Tillotson

By Joe Nelson
   I was notified of the passing of Ted Tillotson this morning. I did not know him, but Gary Kelley sure did.

   Gary allowed me to use his Facebook posting to spread the sad news here.

"I'm saddened to write this post and will admit it took me some time to get up the courage. Ted Tillotson long time radio sidekick, radio news anchor, writer, instructor and tremendous friend passed away last Friday night. Ted was an instrumental force in the KGB Boss Radio Era of the 60s and 70s. His name is etched in stone on the KCBQ monument in front of the In & Out Burger in Santee along with other greats from San Diego Radio. For me personally Ted was my sidekick and friend on the original KPRI San Diego's Best Rock from 1977 to 1984, and again at The Eagle in the late 90s. I used to tease him that he graduated high school the same year I was born. It was that kind of friendship and his creativity that made KPRI a force in San Diego Morning Radio market for many years. He wrote and stared in daily radio episodes on the life and times of Sammy Surfer and his girlfriend Monica. Monica was taken from the real broken heart Ted felt when his own wife left him. I don't think he really ever got over her but out of respect he changed her name from Kathy to Monica. That radio satire helped Ted heal over the years and made thousands of San Diegan's laugh every morning. Sammy was the local surf dude that you would imagine on the streets of OB today, he just happened to do the surf report in between Led Zeppelin and Van Halen records. Back then I was a child with a bad habit of winging it, Ted was the genius that I was given the privilege to observe and know for a great deal of my life. I'm learning to live with the reality that from this point on he will only live in my memories. Sometimes it sucks getting older and loosing the ones you love. As good friend Sandi Banister said this week, "Long Live Sammy Surfer"."
Left to right. Jeff Dean (The Dean) John Duncan, Adrian Bolt, Gary Kelley, Ted Tillotson and Laura Wilkerson. KPRI Night at the Rodeo San Diego Sports Arena. 

Gary thank you for your help here. 

Also, please check out Ted's Amazon page for his books he has listed. See that HERE

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21, 2015 is Declared "Traffic Reporter Day" in San Diego

By Joe Nelson
   Growing up in San Diego I listened to a lot of radio, of course I enjoyed the music like all the other kids, and the jocks were always entertaining with the bits and fun that they brought to radio.
   There was always that geeky side of me that loved something else on radio, the traffic reporters. I still really don't know why. Maybe it was the technical aspect of airing the reports. But that appreciation never faded.
   Even today I have a special place in my heart for traffic reporters. I know it is not the easiest job as most have to get up early, work several hours, only to return for drive time.
   I know they are appreciated by management, I don't doubt that. But I wanted to do something more.
   For the last several months, I have been working with Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office to arrange a special day for San Diego Radio's traffic reporters.

   That day came to fruition today as Mayor Kevin Faulconer himself presented those who could attend with a proclamation from the city for their tireless work.
I was speaking of the importance I see of having Traffic Reporters


   Those in attendance today were Monica Zech, Lupita Ramirez, Rick Lawrence, Marsi Latimer, John Monte, Ryan Hunter, and Jeff JT Stewart. There were many more invited but sadly could not attend due to having to work. All were given copies of the proclamation and for those who could not attend, I have yours with me.
Thanks to EastCountyStyle.com for this photo & this video
Traffic Reporter Day San Diego from East County Style on Vimeo.


   Thank you Mayor Faulconer and staff for taking the time for today, this is wonderful!

   Also I would like to offer a very special thanks to Ron and Karen Cook from www.EastCountyStyle.com for coming to take photos and video.

   So let it be known that December 21, 2015 is "Traffic Reporter Day" in the City of San Diego.

   Thank you to all traffic reporters!

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio,
Joe

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

91X Brings The Death Star to The Force Awakens

By Joe Nelson

J!NX AND 91X BRING A PIECE OF THE DEATH STAR SET, STAR WARS COSPLAY CHARACTERS AND MORE TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 


SAN DIEGO, CA – Radio station 91X and local apparel company J!nx are making opening night of the blockbuster movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens even more memorable with dozens of characters in Star Wars ‘cosplay’ and a set piece from the original Star Wars.

Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, the San Diego Star Wars Society will be at Cinépolis Vista with J!NX and 91X with 25 members/cosplay characters from episodes 1-7.  Attendees can take pictures with San Diego Star Wars Society cosplay characters in front of a 20ft X 8ft Death Star door set piece from the original set of Star Wars.

During this special event, Star Wars figures, artwork, collectibles and official Star Wars app posters will be up for silent auction for the Make A Wish Foundation to benefit children with terminal illness.  Lee Kohse, official artist/designer/illustrator for Lucasfilm Ltd., will also be on-site doing sketches of Star Warscharacters.

Made possible by J!NX – The best geek apparel in this galaxy or any other.  J!NX is a local San Diego company that truly loves Star Wars and wanted to make a special experience for The Force Awakens happen with 91X and The San Diego STAR WARS Society.  Special guests of this event will receive limited edition collectors pins, lanyards & t-shirts from J!NX. 

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About  J!NX
J!NX is a company dedicated to geek and gaming culture in all forms. Founded in 1999, J!NX has grown into a worldwide leader for geek and gaming apparel, toys, and accessories. Visit www.jinx.com to see what we’re all about.

About 91X
91X is owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC.  LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of Jack-FM 100.7 (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

About Cinépolis
Cinépolis USA is a leading world-class cinema exhibitor that offers guests enhanced movie-going experiences through its “Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas” and “Cinépolis” theater concepts. The Southern California-based theater chain opened its first theater in Del Mar, CA in July 2011 and has some of the top performing theaters in the country, currently operating seven theaters with a total of 65 screens in Southern California and four theaters with a total of 46 screens in Florida. Additional theaters across the U.S. are planned to open in the next few years. Its Mexico-based parent company, Cinépolis, is the fourth largest movie theater exhibitor in the world. http://cinepolisusa.com/

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Channel 933 Names New Morning Show Co-Host

By Joe Nelson

Steve Kramer Joins “Geena The Latina” for New Morning Show on Channel 93.3

Frankie Returns to Hometown of Boston

SAN DIEGO, CA – December 10, 2015  Channel 93.3 (KHTS-FM) announced today that Steve Kramer will join “Geena the Latina” to debut “Kramer & Geena,” the new Channel 93.3 morning show heard weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m., beginning January 4, 2016. 


Kramer is a popular morning show personality who has previously entertained audiences in Panama City, Tampa Bay and Phoenix. During the past 10 years, Kramer has produced Top 5 ratings success in every market he worked. "It’s an honor to join Geena on the No. 1 listened to radio station in San Diego,” said Kramer. “I have some big shoes to fill, but with Geena’s help, I hope to come close.”

“Kramer’s personality and experience are a natural fit with our programming line-up,” added Joe Haze, KHTS Program Director. “I’m confident our listeners and advertisers will agree.”

Kramer will replace Frankie V, who recently returned to his hometown of Boston and remains with iHeartMedia as the morning show co-host on WXJM in Boston.

Channel 93.3 is the number one listened to San Diego radio station with a weekly audience of more than 800,000 people (Mon-Sun, 6 a.m. to Midnight, 6+ years and older). In addition, the KHTS AM Drive daypart (6-10:00 a.m.) is consistently ranked among the Top 3 stations in the markets (Adults 18 to 34 years old).

Channel 93.3 is a leading media outlet in the San Diego market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio — with its more than 700 million downloads, more than 75 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.

Friday, December 11, 2015

KOGO's Annual Toy and Food Drive

By Joe Nelson
   This Saturday KOGO AM600 will be holding their annual East County Toy and Food Drive in the Target parking lot on Broadway.
2014's Toy and Food Drive

   This, from Cliff Albert:

LIVE BROADCAST DEC 12TH 9 AM-NOON

Join Ted Garcia, LaDona Harvey and Cliff Albert along with the Salvation ArmyStoney's Kids and dozens of volunteers for the annual East County Toy and Food Drive on Saturday December 12th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Target store parking lot on Broadway at Highway 67 in El Cajon.  
You can drop off your donation of new unwrapped toys or cash during our live broadcast that day which includes a Fire Truck Parade and an appearance by Santa Claus.
You also can drop off toys at any of the Heartland Fire stations in the El Cajon area.
We are trying to collect enough new unwrapped toys for 3-4-thousand kids this year.  Please help us make their Christmas a happier one.


Read more: http://www.kogo.com/onair/morning-news-journal-55380/east-county-toy-and-food-drive-14167255#ixzz3trM58nmr

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

News Director Exits SD6

By Joe Nelson
   Not too much is known as to why, but Don Shafer, News Director at SD6 has exited the building.

   Don made news on his own recently when he disclosed he worked with Vester Lee Flanagan, the Virginia gunman who shot and killed a reporter and her MMJ while the camera was rolling.
   When SanDiegoRadio learns more, I will publish the details here.

-Joe

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Welcome Back Garett Michaels

By Joe Nelson

GARETT MICHAELS RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO, NAMED KFMB-FM PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Veteran radio programmer and personality Garett Michaels has been named Program Director at KFMB-FM.


Michaels’ San Diego radio roots date back to 2002 as the original and founding Program Director of KBZT-FM, a position he held for nearly a decade.  He most recently spent two years as the Program Director of KNDD-FM “107.7 The End” in Seattle.

“After spending the last few months exploring my strategic options, I couldn’t be more excited to return to San Diego,” said Michaels.  “It's an honor to be a part of KFMB, call letters that have such an important history and heritage here.  Also, I’m stoked to be working with the legendary Dave, Shelley and Chainsaw, San Diego’s best and highest rated morning show.  A huge thanks to Elisabeth Kimmel for making this possible.”

“We welcome Garett back home to San Diego,” said SDLocal Vice President / General Manager Gregg Wolfson.  “With his large market experience, knowledge of San Diego, and his proficiency in CHR, AC, Alternative, Triple A, Rock, and Country, he is the perfect fit for the future format of KFMB-FM.”



KFMB stations include radio stations 100.7 JACK FROST FM, AM 760 KFMB and television station CBS 8. Midwest Television, Inc., licensee of these locally owned and operated stations, also operates as a member of SD Local, a joint operating arrangement with Local Media San Diego, LLC.  LMSD operates radio stations Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM), Z90 (XHTZ-FM), and 91X (XTRA-FM).

91X Names New Morning Drive Host

By Joe Nelson
TOMMY HOUGH NAMED

MORNING DRIVE HOST ON 91X

(San Diego, Calif.)  –  SDLocal announces the addition of longtime San Diego radio personality Tommy Hough to the Morning Drive on-air shift at 91X XETRA (91.1 FM).

Best known in the San Diego market as part of the original FM 94/9 airstaff, Tommy was recently heard on weekends at the now-defunct 102.1 KPRI, and as the host of the Mandatory Marley segment on the KPRI morning show.

“It’s pretty unbelievable to be coming to 91X,” says Hough. “This is the station that’s been tenderizing the ears of San Diego since 1983, and has played a large part in molding the tastes and musical vibe of the San Diego community with a sound we take for granted today. 91X has been the region’s ears, musical conscience and tastemaker for three decades, and continues to play that role.”

One of the first San Diego broadcasters to embrace the region’s exploding craft beer scene on the air, Tommy has recently been the host of the craft beer and conversation show High Octane Growler. He continues to produce and host the long-running Sunday morning Brunch With Bob and Friends program, which airs on inland North County station KOPA Rez Radio 91.3, and produced and hosted the environmental affairs program Treehuggers International.

For Tommy, arriving at 91X ties everything together.

“In many ways, coming aboard at 91X is like coming home, because there’s so many great people and personalities here I’ve worked with over the years like Halloran, Mike Aitken and Tim Pyles,” says Hough. “And I’ve known my fellow Pittsburgh native Robin Roth for years, but we’ve never actually worked together, so it’s a real pleasure.”

91X is owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC.  LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) as a member of SD Local, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of Jack-FM 100.7 (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

KFMB RADIOTHON A HUGE SUCCESS

By Joe Nelson
AM760 KFMB RADIOTHON RAISES $429,175!
MILITARY HEROES HEADED HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The annual Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station Radiothon took place today on AM760 KFMB.  

The live, twelve-hour on-air event was once again dedicated to raising money to help our injured warriors, many of whom are going through rehab here in San Diego.  Through the generosity and kind spirit of our community, this year's Radiothon raised $429,175 to help send those military heroes home for the holidays.  

In addition to sending our warriors home for the holidays, The Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station helps transition our military men and women back to civilian life.  

One of those warriors is Ray Seismore, who told AM760’s Armstrong & Getty, “they actually helped me a lot more than I ever helped them.”  Seismore served as an Army warrior in Iraq, returning home five years ago.  Suffering from PTSD, he started working with the staff at the Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station, who helped him with his transition.  For Seismore, that involved going back to college--which he says couldn’t have been done without the support of the Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station.

Similar stories were shared throughout the day, with AM760’s Armstrong & Getty, Mike Slater, Lynda Martin, Brett Winterble and CBS News 8’s Carlo Cecchetto making the appeal for donations.  

AM760 KFMB and the KFMB stations have held the Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station Radiothon since 2004...and have raised nearly $14 million to help seriously injured military personnel.  

San Diegans can still donate through the station's website, 760KFMB.COM


Friday, December 4, 2015

Sam Bass and Sycuan 'Play it Forward"

By Joe Nelson

   Thursday SanDiegoRadio met up with KyXy's Sam Bass and the KyXy Street Team at the Chevron on University at the 805.

   Sam was there to surprise four people with empty gas tanks and hand them each gift cards to fill their tanks in hopes it may help some this holiday season. It's a promotion called "Playing it Forward" co-sponsored by Sycuan Casino. The winners were also encouraged to "Play it Forward" as well.


   The folks seemed nervous at first but eased up and were very appreciative as they filled their tanks.




Great seeing you Sam!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Big Sonic Chill Returns to the Airwaves

By Joe Nelson

FM 94/9 BELOVED ‘BIG SONIC CHILL’ RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO

A SAN DIEGO RADIO INSTITUTION RETURNS TO GLOWSANDIEGO.COM


San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) has announced the return of specialty program ‘Big Sonic Chill’ to sister station GlowSanDiego.com starting December 25th, and a special 24-hour return to FM 94/9 starting at 5pm on Christmas Eve, December 24th.
“Big Sonic Chill has always been in the fabric of FM 94/9,” said FM 94/9 Music Director, Assistant Program Director and afternoon guy Jeremy Pritchard “We’re excited to bring it back for Christmas, and to a new home on GlowSanDiego.com
The show, an eclectic mix of low-tempo artists, with a chilled out vibe, will make a return to FM 94/9 for 24 hours, and then take a permanent place on GlowSanDiego.com, where starting December 25th,  it will be heard every night from 10pm-1am, and feature artists like Massive Attack, Jeff Buckley, The XX, Radiohead, Thievery Corporation, DJ Shadow, Zero 7, Sigur Ros, Portishead, Moby and many more.

“FM 94/9 is about the music,” said Entercom San Diego Operations Director and KBZT Program Director Kevin Callahan, “The return of Big Sonic Chill to GlowSanDiego.com is just another way we’re proving it.”
More information about the return of Big Sonic Chill can be found at www.fm949sd.com and www.glowsandiego.com, or mobile savvy listeners can a link to the station site, by texting GLOW to 61749.

About FM 94/9 and Glow San Diego: Owned and operated by Entercom Communications, KBZT is San Diego’s highest rated Alternative Rock station.
About Entercom
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio of 125 highly-rated radio stations in 27 top markets across the country. Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom’s brands reach and engage close to 40 million people each week, delivering a curated mix of outstanding local personalities and a broad range of compelling music, news, talk and sports content.
Founded in 1968, Philadelphia-based Entercom also operates hundreds of events each year attracting millions of attendees, and provides customers with a broad range of digital marketing solutions through its SmartReach Digital products.
More information is available at www.Entercom.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@entercom).

Media Requests- Promotions Director Ciro Sepulveda ciro@fm949sd.com or 619.718.7204

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CBS NEWS 8 WINS RATINGS RACE

By Joe Nelson

CBS NEWS 8 WINS EVERY NEWSCAST IN NOVEMBER 2015 RATINGS RACE
23 Hours of Number 1 Programming, Monday-Friday (avg.)


(San Diego, California – November 30, 2015) – CBS NEWS 8/KFMB-TV continues to reign as San Diego’s most watched television news station, dominating first place in every local newscast during the November 2015 ratings "sweeps" period according to data released by the A. C. Nielsen Co.* In all head-to-head news time periods, more homes were turned to CBS NEWS 8 than any other station in the San Diego television market.

CBS NEWS 8 at 4:30 a.m. - #1 (.9 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 a.m. - #1 (1.1 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:00 a.m. - #1 (1.6 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 a.m. - #1 (3.5 rtg/ 13 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. - #1 (6 rtg/ 13 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. - #1 (4.9 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. - #1 (3.1 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Saturday - #1 (5.4 rtg/ 11 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday - #1 (8.1 rtg/ 15 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday - #1 (4.8 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday - #1 (7.1 rtg/ 12 share)

CBS 8 was also number one for 23 hours of daily programming, Monday-Friday, on average. Although placing second place in the 7pm-8pm hour, CBS 8 grew substantial audience in that hour, including a 22% ratings gain for CBS 8 newcomer, Inside Edition, at 7:30pm.

More San Diegans on average also watch CBS 8 during prime time with hit programming such as NCIS, Supergirl and Blue Bloods. And the late night wars are heating up again with the new The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, finishing its first "sweeps" in a dead heat with NBC's The Tonight Show.

CBS network newscasts also dominated this November ratings period locally. CBS THIS MORNING beat NBC’s TODAY and ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA; CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY won the network weeknight news race while CBS SUNDAY MORNING was the resounding winner against its network competition.

In addition, KFMB-TV delivered more viewers from sign-on to sign-off than any other station in the San Diego television market.


About CBS 8/KFMB-TV
CBS 8/KFMB-TV is proud to be the CBS San Diego network affiliate, America’s most-watched television network. Under the ownership of Midwest Television, Inc., CBS 8 and sister stations, 100.7 JACK FM and AM 760, are San Diego’s only television/radio broadcast powerhouse, serving the community round-the- clock. For decades, the station has revolutionized the San Diego television market with a tradition of firsts in innovation and technology. CBS News 8 is consistently recognized as San Diego’s journalistic leader, capturing the industry’s most prestigious accolades.

To learn more about CBS 8, please visit: www.cbs8.com

*Source: Nielsen +SD HH Overnights 10/29/2015-11/25/2015


Monday, November 30, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - November 2015

By Joe Nelson
 
   The November 2015 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Ernie Martinez of iHeart Media San Diego.

Ernie, thank you for your time...

What is your current position?
   Producer, Senior Reporter, Host and anchor (Dave & Jeff on XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego, KOGO 600 & 101.5 KGB FM. ROCK 105.3) I have made appearances on 9.33, Star 94..1 and KISS FM 95.7...and creator of creative graphics.

How are things with you right now? Life, work…..
   Life is quite busy. Husband, father of two as well as job roles. A producer job is ongoing...because sports is ongoing. The goal is staying on top of today's, tomorrow's and yesterday's stories. And with our radio team we are always thinking of the best way to deliver and utilize these stories in an informative and entertaining manner to our fantastic listeners. Stories and headlines always play a segment on the Show some how and some way.

Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from radio?
   My first day in professional radio was December 25th 1988. There have been numerous stories...and fortunately for me mostly great and good because the people I have had the pleasure and honor to work along side of have made for some memorable moments and friendships.
a couple that come to mind? At this moment a story I have told on occasion to young professionals, from the "Always be prepared Department" I was fortunate to make the quick jump from college radio to paid radio and then a 5K Watt station to a 77K Watt station (The Mighty 690)...I was on my first shift and moments away from my first sports update...when I asked Brad Cesmat for some advice....he said, "No worries there's just about 250-thousand people listening to you...have a good shift!"...I got real freaked. I cracked the mic to greet those 250K...and a million butterflies came flying out of my mouth...I dropped my copy all over the floor while on the air...and the board engineer Chris Kinoshita went to break and spared what I had left...I'd like to think things got better from there.

San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit?
   My favorite place to visit? Hmmm...baseball parks anywhere any time...with family and friends!


Is your job still as exciting like it was day one?
   Yes. The industry has changed yet not what it once was...but neither are the Padres and the Chargers (this year), but I still love them! As mentioned, I have been fortunate to work with some great people...and no better time than the current time. I had always wanted to work with Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth and so I am enjoying every moment of that right now. Yes, and Herm Gasaway!

Having the opportunity to work with Bob and Coe (101 KGB) and BIG Jon has been loads of fun and laughter and I have learned a lot. Most recently I have learned a ton about an all news format working with KOGO professionals morning team. Ted Garcia, LaDona Harvey, George Chamberlin, Mike Usher, Jeremy Pfouts & Joshua Baldilocks Lipton.

Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
   My mom's kitchen when she makes my favorite all time food her tostadas with mexican rice are fantastic! I love sushi! Any place that has an all you can eat special...I'm in! That also goes for a good hamburger, pizza and mexican food place!

What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting?
   I love Doo Wop music! For me the the sappy innocent yet nonsensical rhyming lyrics of young love and romance just pulls at my musical heart strings. My favorite song of all time, Dion and the Belmonts, "I Wonder Why" (1958). I really enjoy all kinds of music and my iPod is proof. Music is memory and creative genius.

How do you view radio now, compared to the past, then looking to the future?
   Unfortunately computers have replaced people. People have personalities, feelings and character...computers don't. Technology will continue to grow and working staffs will continue to diminish.

How vital is the connection between an on-air personality and the listener?
   Huge! without listeners we're out of work. There has never been a better connection from on air talents to listeners than ever before due to social media and applications that allow people all over the world to listen to your show. Unfortunately there is still no true way to use this to the benefits in ratings which ultimately determines how a show is doing. Yet it allows radio shows to connect with it's audience.

What is your favorite movie?
   One movie? Man Joe! I would have to say the first Star Wars...I was truly amazed by it all.



With Social Media being so prevalent, tell me the advantages of using FB, Instagram, Twitter to connect with your listeners
   I have mentioned the benefits...yet unlike in the past the results and feedback from what you did on the air wasn't so quick. Before, time would pass before someone would say, "I heard you on the air today and you messed up"...now they just facebook or tweet you and tell instantly.

What is your favorite radio moment?
   Cinco de Mayo 1988. I did my first college radio show (Palomar Junior College KKSM)...and I knew I had just done what I had wanted to do for years!

How long have you been in radio?
   First professional day December 25, 1988. 1450 - KOWA "The Cow" Escondido, CA. Second story at the Vineyard Mall...behind a huge window where everyone could see you.



What is the most interesting job you’ve ever had?
   I was Chuck E. Cheese the mouse. Talk about stories. Biggest one was the day my head fell off in front of a girl celebrating her second birthday. There was about 15-20 girls with about 10 moms snapping pictures and my head falls off and I all hear is a little girl shout in a sad voice, "Chuck E's a man"...talk about spoiler alert. I put my head on turned around and walked back into my mouse hole and stayed there until my shift was done.

What broadcasters do you look up to?
   Dave & Jeff. Growing up Art Laboe, Vin Scully, Jerry Coleman and Bob Chandler.

If you could go back in time and work during any era of radio for a few days - which would you choose?
   Baseball the 1950's...music late 50's to late 60's...I would love to work with the great announcers and disc jockey's of those era's.


Is there anything else you’d like to share?
   I love my family!

I like creating things. I love to draw. Started with greeting cards when I was five years old, that lead to my sister and I creating competing family newspapers. From there it went to making my own baseball cards and sports magazines (all hand drawn)...these things have helped build a foundation of what I love to do and have done during my professional life. I'm a radio professional with a graphic design background and vice versa.

I am also a volunteer and a board member for the The Miracle League of San Diego...it's a wonderful and enjoyable experience that I get to be a part of two times a year as the league announcer. http://miracleleagueofsandiego.org/


Thank you for your consideration to allow me to share my story.



Thanks Ernie! Hey that's kinda funny... I too was Chuck E. Cheese! AND my head fell off when I was blindsided by a kid as I was crouched down. Wow.

Thanks for tuning in!
Joe


Images: 

1) Family and I
2) Del Mar Fair 1988 College Radio with Chris James
3) KOW FM-AM Postcard
4) Mighty 690 Chargers Game day sticker (1991)

5) Sports Illustrated article August 3, 1998...I'm the reporter to the far right with the big glasses. I'm also referred to in the article as the reporter who lobs "BIG Mac" a lollipop question.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST – SDLocal

We are searching for a Social Media Specialist to manage the social media and web presence for SDLocal’s five radio stations, which represents Local Media San Diego (91X, Z90 and Magic 92.5) and KFMB Radio (100.7 JACK FM and 760 AM). This position will report directly to the Social Media/Content Manager and will collaborate with the Sales, Promotions, and Production teams to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the digital space for all five diverse radio stations. Candidates must have prior experience as a blogger or social media community manager and a solid understanding of current digital marketing best-practices and digital production processes. Candidates must also possess excellent grammar and writing skills, including a basic knowledge of AP style.  This position will require frequent evening and weekend work and/or occasional holidays and requires someone that is high-energy, LOVES music, and that can speak to a wide variety of audiences on multiple social media channels about a wide range of current topics. Experience with WordPress, Google Analytics and/or photo/video editing skills is a plus. 

Key Accountabilities

Content Creation:
·        Responsible for developing engaging content across social channels and brand websites. This content will include blog posts, tweets, Facebook status updates, photos, and videos.
·        Aid on-air personalities in growing their individual blog traffic on 91X.com, Z90.com, Magic925.com, 100.7 Jack FM and 760 AM.

Analytics:
·        Leverage measurement tools to provide monthly progress reports and insights while continually finding ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.
·        Research competitor’s website and social presence, deriving value from their successful campaigns.

Community Management:
·        Engage with and reply to listener comments on all social channels in a timely manner.
·        Be an active part of the San Diego community, both online and at events.

Experience/Education
         2+ years Marketing/Advertising experience in the digital space
         BA/BS with focus on Communications or related field


Local Media San Diego, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Offer a competitive benefits package.   Absolutely no phone calls please.  Please submit resume to adasilva@lmasandiego.com