Showing posts from February, 2015

February 2015 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson

The February 2015 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Kalie, from 91X!

Joe: What is your current position?  Kalie: I am on air at 91X doing the overnights and weekends.
Joe: How are things with you right now? Life, work…..  Kalie: Life is busy, but great! Working late nights allows me to go on day adventures and never stop exploring San Diego.
Joe: San Diego…What is your favorite place to visit?  Kalie: Ooooo that is a tough one…. can I just say, the ocean? If I am by the water, I am a happy gal. Can’t go wrong with a Torrey Pines hike, cruising around OB or the harbor.
Joe: Is your job still as exciting like it was day one?  Kalie: Yes, but in very different ways! When I first started as an intern, I would get giddy every time I stepped inside the building. I never knew who I was going to see or meet. Being from San Diego, It was just crazy being in the same building as people I grew up listening too.  These days, I am still in awe and get giddy when Igo to work at s…

Sakuna Produces a Star

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio sends a HUGE congratulations to IHeartMedia's Sakuna Thongrasmy!
   Sakuna is the always positive, bubbly and very talented promotions staffer for the cluster, always out at the events with her huge smile making listeners happy. I see it, the listeners love talking to her and she does make a difference. They always walk away very pleased and it all has to do with Sakuna's personality and professionalism.

   Sakuna was just named as an IHeartMedia Assistant Producer for Star 94.1!
Congratulations from the entire staff here at, Sakuna! Hard work paying off!!
Thanks for tuning in... -Joe

Slow Jammin' for a Cause

By Joe Nelson
   From time to time I receive requests from radio folks to publish their causes. I have no problem doing that. A public service, of sorts.

This one comes from Kevin 'Slow Jammin' James, Magic 92.5.
   Kevin asks you to check out

Thanks for tuning in!

Hedgecock Reduces His Workload

By Joe Nelson
   On March 27, KFMB's Roger Hedgecock will be trimming his show down.
   Roger is ending his 3 hour radio show that runs 3-6PM on 760 KFMB.  No word was given as to the reason.

   Hedgecock will continue to give The Roger Report and doing a hit with Mike Slater at 5PM. Mike Slater's show will move into Roger's time slot.

   The 9-12 slot has not been filled yet.

I just received this press release:

On Monday, AM 760’s Roger Hedgecock announced his departure from his nationally syndicated weekday show, effective March 27, 2015. Effective March 30, Mike Slater will be the new host of AM 760’s afternoon drive. Roger will continue to be a part of the KFMB family with daily features on both KFMB Radio and a weekly feature on CBS 8. Fans of Roger’s show can continue to hear him each weekday when he partners with Slater at 5PM for the “Five at Five” feature, a discussion of the day’s top news stories. Additionally, Roger will create a weekly commenta…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
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The San Diego County Fair

By Joe Nelson
   As January is far behind us, and even February flying by, let's look ahead to summer!

One of the biggest sponsors of SanDiegoRadio is The San Diego County Fair. Who doesn't love fair food, rides, fair food, art, animals, fair food, concerts and of course fair food?

   This year's fair theme is "A Fair to Remember: A Celebration of World's Fairs, and Balboa Park". The fair is celebrating the 100 year mark of the Panama-California Exposition held in beautiful Balboa Park in 1915.
   The fair will be open Friday, June 5 at 4PM and wraps up Sunday, July 5. It will be closed on Mondays and the first two Tuesdays.
   The concert calendar will be released in a few weeks, and I will post it here on SDR. SanDiegoRadio wishes to thank the San Diego County Fair for being a huge supporter! Visit the Fair website HERE

Why No Kraska Story?

By Joe Nelson
   Some may have wondered why I did not run anything on the tragic Kyle Kraska shooting Tuesday.
It's simple, really. When TV News, the radio, Facebook and Twitter are blowing up immediately after the incident, there really is nothing for me to do that would be different. There have been other big stories I have chosen not to run as well. I think it's a bit of information overload. wishes Kyle a safe and speedy recovery.

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio

Ken Kramer Day

By Joe Nelson
   Today, according to Marti Emerald's Facebook page, is "Ken Kramer Day" in San Diego.
   The following is straight from Marti's post...
Honored to proclaim today, February 9, 2015, as Ken Kramer day in the city of San Diego! Tonight, I join him and the community in celebrating his induction into KPBS' Hall of Fame. His show, "About San Diego," has educated, entertained, and peaked the interest of so many San Diegans!

Congratulations Ken! What a great honor, and very deserving!
Ken was also inducted into the KPBS Hall of Fame Monday.
Marti, thanks for the info.

Adam in the Eve

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego alternative rock station 91X (XTRA-FM) has given the thumbs up to Adam Lisicky to host the 6:00 PM to Midnight evening on-air shift.
Lisicky, whose on-air name is “Adam,” began his broadcast career in 2006 as an Intern at 91X.  A year later, Adam hosted a show on Internet radio station “X1FM,” followed by an air shift at “Live 105” (KITS-FM) in San Francisco from 2010 to 2012.

“I’m a San Diego native who grew up listening to 91X; the station helped form my appreciation for alternative music since I was a youngster,” said Adam.  “It's a great feeling working alongside some of the most respected personalities in my hometown.  Sure beats sitting on my thumbs!” “Adam is a local kid who brings hard work to his passion and knowledge for music,” said 91X Program Director Halloran.  “I cannot wait to tap into his perspective and ideas, and bring San Diego a fresh voice at night on 91X.  By the way, he’s all thumbs.”
91X is owned and operated by Local Med…

Nick Hardwick Joins 101.5 KGB

By Joe Nelson
Former Chargers Center Nick Hardwick Named Afternoon Co-Host on Legendary Rocker KGB
San Diego, CA – February 3, 2015 – 101.5 KGB FM announced today that Nick Hardwick will begin his broadcast career as co-host alongside Clint August during the afternoon drive, beginning Monday, February 9, 2015. The show will air live every weekday afternoons from 3-7:00 p.m. PST. Nick Hardwick announced his retirement from professional football today (February 3, 2015) after an 11-year career playing center for the San Diego Chargers.  Nick entered the NFL as a third round draft pick from Purdue and spent his entire career with the San Diego Chargers, where he started 136 games and played in the 2006 Pro Bowl. “I’m so very excited to be joining 101.5 KGB cranking out classic rock," said Hardwick. "Laughing with Clint August and our afternoon drive listeners will be the most fun I could have at work, next to putting on pads and playing football.” 101.5 KGB is San Diego’s heritage cl…