Showing posts from August, 2015

Kevin Dean Kicks Off His Appreciation Tour

By Joe Nelson
   Kevin Dean, formerly of The Afternoon Ride on KyXy, Has decide to thank his thousands* of loyal listneners Monday morning.

   I'll let Kevin tell you himself...

Kevin, this is a very classy move! Have fun tomorrow and let's hope you land behind the mic again real soon!
Legal disclaimer:
*Kevin may not actually have 'thousands of listeners'. But he is armed with a $5 gift card to satisfy the actual listenership. #SanDiegoRadioBOOM

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - August 2015

By Joe Nelson
   This edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight is very special to me. Its subject, Coe Lewis happily agreed to do it and the interview was a pleasure to do from my end especially considering Coe's tenure in San Diego and her contributions to radio through all these years. But Coe and I have also formed a friendship through the years and she has been dealt several blows of late. We can start with the killing of Cecil the lion (I'm sure you are aware of Coe's constant avocation of animal rights), and Coe has also recently lost some friends way too soon. One of those friends was of course her close friend and fellow KGB jock Sue Delany.

(Sue and Coe)  After letting this sit for a few days, I am choosing to run it now. 
   August 2015 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - Coe Lewis

Joe: What is your current position? Coe: Morning show co-host on 101KGB FM  "The Bob & Coe Show" Mon- Fri 6-10a.  Creator and host of non profit Coe's List on KGB

JN: How are things w…

Slow Down a Little

By Joe Nelson   A few weeks ago I wrote that a flip would be coming to a local station. While I trust my birdies, I am here to put that on hold for a bit.     Although it still holds true, I am all about being responsible. So until I hear anything further I am tabling this conversation. I have received many comments and emails on the matter.     If, but more than likely when, I hear more you will have it here. 
Thanks and have a great weekend!

KyXy Loses its Boom - Layoff at CBS San Diego - More

By Joe Nelson
   Kevin Dean, co-host of KyXy's Afternoon Ride has been let go.
   Word has it this was a layoff, I am not sure if anyone else was affected. I will stay on this if anything changes.

   Editor's Note: Kevin, you are a good man and I am sorry to hear this. Thanks for all you have done for me.

NEW: Kevin spoke to SanDiegoRadio minutes ago and has this to say: "Well... I've been on the air here every day since I was 23.. This will be hard but I got the chance to work with the best in the business @ KyXy and God willing I will work some more! Boom"


Fifth Anniversary of the KCBQ Monument in Santee

By Joe Nelson

August 28th marks the 5th anniversary of the unveiling ceremony of the KCBQ monument.

It's located along the north side of Mission Gorge Road in the San Diego suburb of Santee, directly in front of an In & Out Burger, which was not there five years ago!  The monument features the names of all of the air talents who worked at the station from the 1958 through 1978.  The project was spearheaded by several past employees who wanted the former transmitter and studio site of this legendary radio station commemorated.  KCBQ blasted out with 50,000 watts on 1170 AM.
Pictured is "Shotgun Tom" Kelly along with 97 year old Jack Vincent,  former all night air personality (1955-1968) and the oldest living DJ of the top 40 era!
The official KCBQ unveiling video (posted by Bobby Ocean) is on YouTube.

Sad News to Report

By Joe Nelson
Sue Delany (Leighton) (KGB) has passed away. She had been battling some unknown health issues. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and those close to her.
   Please also keep Coe Lewis in your hearts as, of course, they both were very close. Coe has also been dealing with other losses so this just adds to it.
Sue, I never met you, but from all accounts you were a very sweet person. 

"Sully" Leaving Kogo Afternoon Show

By Joe Nelson
   Bob "Sully" Sullivan is leaving his afternoon show he shares with Carl Demaio. Carl will stay on in the 1-4 slot.
   This from Sully's FB page:

Sully Sullivan 2 hrs · Edited ·  I am leaving "The Demaio/Sullivan Report" as of today... So here's some pretty big news and I wanted my friends to be the first to know - Today is my last day on the afternoon show on NEWSRADIO 600 KOGO from 1-4PM. I made the decision to move out of the show for a number of reasons: First, I am focusing my media efforts on my 2 national television programs that I do weekdays - The Big Biz Show and Sully's Biz Brew. Secondly, I am in final development of a new weekend topical news television show that features the best and the brightest in San Diego and puts them in a roundtable environment with a weekly rotating cast of San Diego media types in print, television and radio. Additionally my television studios and production company [Jump Television Studios - www.jump…

The Approved Home Show Now Also on TV

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s Home Improvement Resource launched a New Show Last Friday, Will Air Every Friday

SAN DIEGO, CA  — The Approved Home Pro Show, San Diego’s local home improvement resource, adds a 30-minute live weekly television series to complement its hour-long radio show on News Radio 600 KOGO. The new series, airing Fridays at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 6 (XETV), will feature even more of the home improvement inspiration and guidance that viewers have grown to love during the show’s two year tenure as resident home experts on San Diego Living on Channel 6.  Hosts Clint August (known for his popular show on KGB radio), and Gregg Cantor (owner of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel) will head up the show with help from new resident design pro Robin Wilson Carrier, past local president of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).                 “This expansion is the logical next step as our network continues to grow,” sa…

Mike Zuccaro's KCBQ Saturday Night Sock Hop 5 Year Anniversary

By Joe Nelson

KCBQ's Saturday Night Sock Hop celebrated 5 years on August 13th! Congratulations! Here are some words from Mike Zuccaro himself...

You know the format, 50's and early 60's rock and roll, R&B, vocal groups, jumping instrumentals, etc. Based on the old Saturday Night Sock Hop that I listened to Jack Spector do for 8 years on WCBS-FM back in NY from 77-85,and also based on what I heard Dan Ingram do on WABC for many years.What little I know I learned from very carefully listening to the top guys on the top network flagship stations in the #1 market.I'm a rank amateur compared those masters, but I try. 
  Show seems to be going well, please mention it's largely sponsored by McDinis restaurant, if you can. They, and some listener donations, are what are keeping me going.
   Got expanded to 3 hours about 2 years ago,thanks to Ron Babirz, our sales manager (give him a call, if you'd like to verify anything) , who made that extra hour possible.I try …

Shotgun Tom Kelly Retires From Afternoons

By Joe Nelson
(From All Access)

   CBS RADIO Classic Hits KRTH (K-EARTH 101)/LOS ANGELES legendary air personality SHOTGUN TOM KELLY will segue from his afternoon show after 22 years, but he will become K-EARTH’s Ambassador, where he will be showcased in on-air features, personal appearances, client partnerships, charitable events and special projects.

   “We are grateful to SHOTGUN as he concludes an incredible career as afternoon host,” CBS RADIO/LOS ANGELES SVP/Market Manager DAN KEARNEY said. “Anyone who has ever heard SHOTGUN TOM on the radio, watched him on TV or met him in person knows that he is the greatest ambassador a station could ever hope for and he’ll be perfect for this new role.”

   “I’m so fortunate to not only be able to interact more with K-EARTH’s listeners in person, but to explore opportunities being offered to me in television and new media,” KELLY said.

   “Southern Californians for decades, especially the millions behind the wheel from SAN DIEGO to L.A., have been…

CBS / Entercom Deal Near

Word on the street the CBS/Entercom deal to merge will come very soon. Possibly even as early as Friday. Stay tuned!

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Program Director

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s Hot-AC, KFMB-FM / 100.7 Jack FM is on the lookout for a Program Director to plan and oversee all on-air programming, music scheduling and production. We are looking for someone with a creative vision and the ability to evaluate current programs for ways to enhance the current listener audience while working with promotions, marketing, sales and interactive departments to develop new strategies and campaigns to gain demographics and maximize ratings. 
Position will direct and monitor programming and activities in conformance with FCC rules and regulations and Station policies and will also be required to: Monitor and evaluate music selected for the Station; Approve all commercial and paid programming content; Audition, hire, develop and coach on-air talent; Schedule staff for on-air shifts, remotes and appearances; and Prepare and maintain the FM Programming department’s budget. 
Candidates must have prior programming experience, solid knowledg…

Even Mayor Faulconer Weighs in on the Jagger & Kristi Celebration

By Joe Nelson
   Friday Jagger and Kristi celebrated their 10th year on air at Magic 92.5.
   The radio couple have been together on the radio since 1996 while at Star 100.7, then moved to mornings in 2002 at My 94.1. They began at Magic in 2005.

   Kristi tells SanDiegoRadio "When we started out doing a radio show together it neveroccurred to us we would get a Proclamation from the City.  That happened today and it couldn't be
more special to us that it happened in our tenure at Magic 92.5.  Our Magic listeners are the best and serving them in a community oriented way has always been our goal."
   Mark Jagger:  "Well, this was a surprise!  A huge Thank You to San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate's and his staff for the acknowledgement.  It is truly our pleasure to work closely with the San Diego community and an honor to accept this Proclamation. "    As Jagger and Kristi relived their radio past Friday, they were joined by San Diego City Council member Chris …

Jagger and Kristi Celebrate 10 Years of Mornings on Magic 92.5

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s Radio Couple “Jagger and Kristi” Celebrate 10 Years of Mornings on Magic 92.5
San Diego, CA (August 4, 2015) – Tomorrow marks the 10-year on-air anniversary of radio veterans “Jagger and Kristi” hosting morning drive on San Diego's premier Urban AC, Magic 92.5(XHRM-FM), “The Beat of San Diego.”  

Mark and Kristi Jagger are one of a few married morning radio teams in the country.  The two met when paired for an afternoon show in San Diego in 1996.  They married in 1997 and their success led them to a coveted shift during morning drive in 2002.  In 2005, the pair moved to Magic Mornings and “we are enjoying every minute of a decade at Magic.”
Jagger and Kristi will celebrate a decade at Magic 92.5 with listeners on-air Friday morning from 5:00 to 10:00 AM.  
Hosting “Magic Mornings with Jagger and Kristi,” the couple focuses on life in San Diego, with heavy listener interaction, music, and the popular “War of the Roses!” feature.  Jagger and Kristi’s passion in …

R-Dub Adds Tucson to The Sunday Night Slow Jams Markets

By Joe Nelson
   R-Dub, PD at Magic 92.5 announced today he has re-added Tucson to his long list of markets for his syndicated show 'Sunday Night Slow Jams'
   That brings the total to 108 stations now. Well done, R-Dub!


Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
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