Showing posts from April, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - April 2015

By Joe Nelson
    April's SanDiegoRadio Spotlight is on Magic 92.5's Sammy Jo! Producer for Jagger and Kristi.

Sammy, thanks for your time!

What is your current position?
I am currently the morning show producer for Jagger & Kristi at Magic 92.5 XHRM-FM How are things with you right now? Life, work…..

Things right now are great! I cannot really complain about anything when I have a job that I love and when I live in such an amazing city as San Diego!

Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from radio?

Hmm lets see...with radio there are always new stories each and every day, which is why I love it so much. I think the most recent amazing radio story I have is when we completed a "Jagger & Kristi's Wish List" for a 16 year old girl named Nyla. All she wanted to do was hug a giraffe because they were animals that gave her hope and strength because they always held their head high and showed confidence. We were able to put everything togethe…


By Joe Nelson
San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) has announced the lineup for the 1st Annual Dirty Parts Festival (DPF) to be held Saturday, June 20th at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds.  The lineup includes 7 bands playing on the FM 94/9 Main Stage and the Red Bull Tour Bus Stage: New Politics, KONGOS, Big Data, Saint Motel, WATERS, In the Valley Below  and Ex Cops. “We’re really excited to bring our listeners, and the great music fans of San Diego, a top-notch show with some killer bands, all with a price tag that doesn’t exclude anyone” said Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Afternoon host Jeremy Pritchard “Giving people the chance to see 7 great bands for under $20 is really important to us.” In previous years, the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater had been the home to the ‘Sandy Parts Festival’ but FM 94/9 decided it was time to bring a s…

91X Poster Design Contest

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA (April 17, 2015) – Heritage alt-rock station 91X is celebrating local talent by giving an artist the chance to create the X-Fest event poster in the X-Fest Poster Design contest.
Entrants will have their artwork judged by a panel including renowned street artist and former San Diegan Shepard Fairey, giving them exposure to some of the world’s most recognized artists.
91X encourages X-Fest Poster Design Contest entrants to create a poster using any manner of medium.  The winner’s design will be featured at X-Fest, and he or she will receive tickets and VIP treatment at X-Fest, including a copy of their poster signed by all X-Fest performing artists.
“If you’re a graphic artist, a painter, have wicked watercolor skills or are a damned good decollage artist, we want to see how YOU would design the X-Fest poster,” said Halloran, 91X Program Director. Deadline for submissions in the X-Fest Poster Design Contest is May 1 and…

Mighty 1090/San Diego Launches 'Padres Wednesdays'

By Joe Nelson

    BCA Sports XEPRS-A (THE MIGHTY 1090)/SAN DIEGO is grouping several PADRES management guests on WEDNESDAYS for PADRES WEDNESDAYS PRESENTED BY U.S. BANK,” starting TOMORROW (4/22).     The weekly lineup will include “The Executive Report” with PADRES Exec. Chairman RON FOWLER and Pres./CEO MIKE DEE appearing on DAN SILEO’s morning show at about 7:35a (PT); Manager BUD BLACK will join middayer DARREN SMITH for “Lunch with the Manager” at about 2p; and “The Front Office Report” on SCOTT KAPLAN and BILLY RAY SMITH’s afternoon show will feature rotating PADRES guests, including EVP/GM A.J. PRELLER, at about 3:35p.

   PADRES SVP/Chief Marketing Officer WAYNE PARTELLO said, “We’re excited to launch PADRES WEDNESDAYS PRESENTED BY U.S. BANK this week in partnership with THE MIGHTY 1090. From this programming, our fans can expect regular, comprehensive updates from all areas of the club.”    MIGHTY 1090 Pres. MIKE GLICKENHAUS added, “As we build upon our PADRES partnership, we alwa…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson
Below are the latest ratings, included are previous months for comparison.

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATJAN 15FEB 15MAR 15KHTS-FMPop CHR5.85.85.8KMYI-FMHot AC5.05.25.8KIFM-FMAC6.35.85.6XHRM-FMRhythmic AC5.15.35.1KPBS-FMNews Talk Info. CHR4.24.74.6KYXY-FM

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

   Local Media San Diego, LLC has an immediate opening for a bus driver to drive/operate our 45 foot MCI mobile studio.      Driver will be responsible for driving the bus to locations throughout San Diego for fifteen to twenty-five  hours a week.  Driver will interact with clients and public, so good attitude and positive attitude is a must.
Bus Driver requirements: Class B license with air-brake and passenger endorsement
Experience driving buses
Must have flexible schedule
Good communication
Positive attitude
Understand basic mechanics of bus
Team player
Clean driving record
Pass drug screening
Hourly/15-25 hours per week

SanDiegoRadio to Return Monday

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio will return to full strength on Monday. Thanks to everyone for their support throughout this time.

   Please remember if you need anything, you can always reach me via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
Search: "SanDiegoRadioJo"
Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio -Joe

Hal Brown Passing

By Joe Nelson
   Sad to hear about the passing of veteran newsman Hal Brown. I received this message from Mark Jeannette in my email. I wanted to share it. Thanks Mark.

Joe, Hal Brown former KSDO, KOGO, WTOP, KMPH-FM, BCA ,Passed away on March 15th from a sudden illness in Las VegasNV. Has was on the air at KSDO-1130 Newsradio in 1978 when a PSA jet collided with a small plane over North Park in 1978. He was part of the first KOGO-NewsRadio team in 1983-84. He was the North County Bureau Chief for KGTV-10, Program director of the very first all news FM station KMPH-FM in Fresno. Hal was also the News Director of WTOP-AM in WashingtonDC during the Mid 90’s. Recently Hal was with BCA 1090am etc.
A Memorial Service / Surf Paddle out will be held on Apr 11 at Wind n Sea beach in La Jolla at 1pm He is survived by his wife Joanne, Daughter Toni and his son’s Mark and Derek.
Thanks Mark

Clips of work ***************
“We heard this huge explosion,” says Hal Brown, the announcer on KSDO’s morning news …

Carl DeMaio Co-Host of Afternoon Talk Show

By Joe Nelson

(This publication is a little delayed due to my bereavement hiatus)
San Diego, CA – April 1, 2015 – News Radio 600 KOGO announced today that one of San Diego’s highest profile political leaders, Carl DeMaio, will join the station.  DeMaio will along with Bob “Sully” Sullivan will host the DeMaio-Sullivan Report every weekday from 1-4:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015.

The DeMaio-Sullivan Report will combine investigative journalism with inside knowledge of politics and an eye on advancing solutions.  While the show will focus primarily on local topics, it will also weigh in on national stories that have particular impact or relevance to San Diegans.
“We are thrilled to welcome Carl DeMaio to our lineup and I have no doubt that with his experience as a government watchdog and his inside knowledge of politics that this will be the most talked about show in San Diego,” stated Brian Long, Program Director for KOGO.
Veteran broadcaster Cliff Albert predicted DeMaio’s show…