Showing posts from October, 2015

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - October 2015

By Joe Nelson

   The October 2015 Spotlight features Jazz 88's David Barron. David has been at 88.3for 25 years now and recently sat down with SanDiegoRadio for a social mixer and I really enjoyed talking to David.

David and myself (& Frank Anthony!) This is David's story...

David: I can say that I am living my dream being in Radio. I have been on air at KSDS FM 88.3fm for twenty five years. This dream was relized at a very early age. I just found it interesting how that voice comes that box which was the Radio.     I started this dream at San Diego City College, they have Broadcasting course that I took for two and a half years. The timing was just right, Jazz 88 was looking for on air host so I had an audition with the PD and to my surprise I passed the first time.     First time on air Sunday midnight to three am through many dead air moments and countless hours in the studio it just seemed to fit. I was asked to take over a show called Original Jazz Classics, well yo…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board Part II

By Joe Nelson

MAX On-Air Part Time: San Diego’s105.7 MAX-FM is in search of part-time on-air talent to join our team! Shifts could include regular live and voice-tracked weekend, fill-in and holiday shifts. The ideal candidates will understand the Classic Hits format – with a contemporary approach, along with strong content to their shows.

Job description:
We are looking for on-air staff to complement our radio station. Responsibilities include the performance of live and recorded broadcasts that are entertaining and informative; monitoring the music and commercial logs for the airshift; ensuring that station promotions and contests are executed properly and operating the control board.

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, very creative and have a strong working knowledge of audio equipment necessary for on-air and production execution, including the on-air digital system “NexGen.” He or she must possess knowledge of the popular hits of the 60s, 70s and …

SanDiegoRadio Job Board Part I

By Joe Nelson

KFMB Radio Sales (100.7 JACK FM and 760 AM) is searching for a sales assistant whose primary responsibility will be to assist and provide support to the local sales managers, sales assistants and account executives. 
Job duties will include preparing presentations, creating sales proposals, typing correspondence and inputting orders. Additional responsibilities include answering phones, pulling contracts, preparing media kits, posting ratings and other administrative duties as required. 
This position will also be required to cross-train with Radio Traffic to provide backup coverage as needed.  Candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the Wide-Orbit and/or Marketron traffic system, as well as Efficio, is a plus. 1-2 years radio or sales assistance experience required; AS degree preferred. Interested candidates should submit their resume via e-mail to

Mike Shepard Named VP of Programming and Operations

By Joe Nelson

   Broadcast Company of the Americas is pleased to announce that Mike Shepard has been named Vice President of Programming & Operations.
   Mike Shepard  joined BCA in May 2011 as the Programming & Operations manager.  Prior to BCA, he was the Vice President of Programming & Operations for Jefferson Pilot owned   KSON-FM, KIFM-FM, KBZT-FM in San Diego. Mike also held senior management roles for leading industry research and marketing companies including Moyes Research, Pinnacle Media Research, P1 Research and Shepard  Media Research.    Shepard is excited to continue his journey at Broadcast Company of the Americas. When asked about his promotion he said, “Jay Meyers (CEO) and Mike Glickenhaus (President) have created a strategic vision for BCA as a multi-media company and I’m honored in their confidence in me we as we fulfill that vis…

Latest Ratings - New and Improved!

By Joe Nelson
   I present to you a brand new view of the Nielsen Ratings. I have received SEVERAL emails from readers requesting the frequency be included. Well, actually only one person requested it... continuously. It's all good. I understand. It should be on there. I just really never knew how to create it.

   Fortunately, my new 'assistant' happens to be a pro at Microsoft Excel and has created this great layout. You will see in addition to the frequency added, there is also a column for changes since the last month.

   Thank you, Melissa!

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson
AQH Share for Persons 6+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid; Formats listed are supplied by the stations to Nielsen Audio

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATAUG 15SEP 15OCT 15KIFM-FMAC4.74.45.5KSON-FMCountry4.85.15.3XHRM-FMRhythmic AC5.35.45.1KHTS-FMPop CHR5.55.25.0KMYI-FMHot AC4.44.44.6KPBS-FMNews Talk Info. Adult Hits4.24.5

Wolfman Jack Joins Pala Rez Radio

By Joe Nelson

The Wolfman Lives On! … Rez Radio.

Pala Rez Radio 91.3 FM has secured the exclusive Southern California broadcast rights to The Wolfman Jack Show.  The Wolfman will be heard five nights a week at 6 beginning with his Halloween Special on Saturday, October 31 as part of six hours of special Rez Halloween programming.  The WJS will assume its permanent slot every Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6p beginning November 3.

Wolfman Jack, whose real name was Robert Smith – same as the Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians – hmmm, you don’t suppose … nah, couldn’t be.  Anyway, Wolfman Jack’s rise to become America’s most well-known disc jockey brought him from Mexican border blaster, 250,000-watt XERF in Ciudad Acuña across from Del Rio, Texas to a similar station in Rosarita, Baja California in the mid-1960s – XERB, 1090 AM where he howled for years on tapes shipped across the border from offices in Chula Vista and later, Hollywood.  Those shows were then beamed up th…

New KOGO Lineup Starts Monday

By Joe Nelson

KOGO EVOLVES PRIMETIME LINE-UP Carl DeMaio Moves to Afternoon Drive and Sean Hannity Joins Mid-days
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 21, 2015 -News Radio 600 KOGO announced a new programming lineup with extended news programming, new timeslot for Carl DeMaio and the addition of top-rated, nationally syndicated talk radio host Sean Hannity, effective October 26, 2015.
“We are extremely excited about our new line-up and the addition of Sean Hannity to our team,” said Melissa Forrest, Market President of iHeartMedia San Diego. “News Radio 600 KOGO has experienced tremendous ratings growth in the past year and we anticipate these new changes will help evolve our programming to the next level.”
On October 15, 2014, News Radio 600 KOGO launched its new programming with a revamped news emphasis in morning and afternoon drive to tremendous rating success. According to Nielsen, the radio ratings system, KOGO grew in the overall total measured market audience (Sept 2014-15, Share 6yrs+, Mon-Fri…

Magic 92.5 Finds Their Quiet Storm Host

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA (October 21, 2015) – San Diego native and format expert Kelly Cole will debut tonight as host of The Quiet Storm, airing 8:00 PM to Midnight on Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).

Kelly brings over 30 years of radio experience in Southern California, both on the microphone and behind the scenes as an award winning Music Director.  She was most recently the programmer and host of Lights Out, on the now defunct KPRI. 
The Quiet Storm is 15-year staple in the market, featuring love songs and listener dedications.  Kelly will replace Kevin James, who departed the station last week for a new project in Los Angeles.
“This was such an easy choice, Kelly's experience in the market and knowledge of the music made her the perfect fit,” said R Dub!, Program Director.  “She sounds amazing, and as a fellow ‘Slow Jams aficionado’ we already have a date for Karaoke on Saturday!  She's a great addition to the Magic family and we&…

Cantore + Woods on FM 94/9

By Joe Nelson

Apologies for the delay on this, I have been working 12 hour days on my 'real job'. Congrats Cantore, Woods and FM 94/9! -Joe

San Diego, CA – Entercom San Diego announced today that San Diego market veteran Chris Cantore will join Steve Woods on the airwaves at KBZT/FM 949 on the newly formed Cantore + Woods Morning Show.

   Chris has been a fixture on the airwaves in San Diego for many years and is one of the city’s most
recognized names in alternative music.

   “Chris has had a rich history in San Diego alternative radio. We’ve taken San Diego’s #1 alternative morning show and made it even better. Now I just need to find him a chair and a desk to work from,” said Kevin Callahan, Operations Director and Program Director at KBZT‐FM/San Diego. “His work in this format is impressive and will further strengthen FM 949’s position as San Diego’s alternative music leader.”

   Chris Cantore and Steve W…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

KFMB Radio (100.7 JACK FM and 760 AM) is looking for a full-time traffic coordinator for the radio sales/traffic department. Position will work closely with account executives and will be responsible for commercial inventory and proofing of logs OR commercial production and radio continuity. Position will be required to cross-train for coverage of both job duties, as needed. Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented, have excellent data entry and communication skills and be capable of working with fluctuating workloads and deadlines. Previous radio traffic experience is required. 2-3 years previous experience preferred. Knowledge of Wide-Orbit and/or Marketron traffic system is a plus. Interested candidates should submit their resume via e-mail to

New Morning Show Team Announced

Starting Monday October 19th, Cantore + Woods on FM 94.9!   
Congratulations to these two, we are looking forward to many more deep discussions.
Yes, this is the morning show shake up I had written about earlier. It didn't go down exactly like expected, but that's only because of the sale of KPRI.


Morning Show Vacancy

By Joe Nelson
105.7 MAX FM is minus one show host for the morning drive. 
Jack Murphy is no longer with the station as his contract was not renewed. 
BCA veterans Frank Anthony and Kim Morrison will fill the void in his absence. 
There is no word as of yet if it will be filled or if it will stay as is. 
Thanks for tuning in! Joe

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Two Postings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s Hit Music Station-Z90, has an opportunity available for a Part Time On-Air position.

The qualified candidates will:

· Have at least 1 year of On-Air experience

· Have passion for Pop culture

· Experience with On Air Board

· Experience with NexGen a plus, but not required

· Deliver lifestyle friendly talk breaks in a conversational manner

· Have a flexible schedule on the weekends and on occasion, weekday shift fill in

· Understand how to communicate effectively through Social Media

· Understand how to blog on

· Execute assigned tasks and Air-Checks and execute directives from Program Director

· It is helpful if you are familiar with the culture and lifestyle of Southern California, specifically San Diego

· Familiarity with Voxpro is a plus

To apply, send cover letter, resume, air check and social media links to – Please specify that you are applying for t…

Mike Glickenhaus Talks About the Kentera Departure

By Joe Nelson reached out to BCA/Mike Glickenhaus regarding the departure today of long time host "Coach" John Kentera.

Mike Glickenhaus: "It is with mixed emotions that I want to inform you  that Coach John Kentera has decided to resign from Mighty 1090 / BCA effective today.   John has been an important part of the development of the Mighty 1090 from it’s very beginnings and  he has been a positive force in the San Diego sports scene for an even longer period of time.  He has been a constant on the San Diego airwaves for over twenty five years beginning with a High School Sports Show on San Diego’s original sports station XTRA Sports 690. John has been involved with most of the San Diego teams over the years including Chargers, SDSU,  Sockers and of course most recently with the San Diego Padres post game show.  We sincerely appreciate John’s contributions and wish him and his family all the best for the future."

Mike Glickenhaus President…

Dan Sileo and The Mighty 1090 Agree on an Extension

By Joe Nelson

   Broadcast Company of the Americas is pleased to announce that they have extended their agreement with Mighty 1090 (XPRS-AM) morning drive host, Dan Sileo, through December 2017. Sileo joined the Mighty 1090 lineup in February 2014 and since then has quadrupled AM drive ratings, making a significant impact at the station. He joined an already strong lineup consisting of Darren Smith, Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith, and Jim Rome. Sileo rounded out this All Star lineup and helped contribute to the Mighty 1090 having the best ratings in station history.
   In addition to Dan’s morning show responsibilities, he also has been part of the San Diego Padres Pregame Show for the 2015 baseball season.
   Sileo is grateful and enthusiastic to continue his journey at Mighty 1090, he commented “I want to thank the folks at the Mighty 1090am, Mike Glick…

"The Coach" John Kentera Leaves 1090

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio has learned that veteran talk show host John Kentera has resigned his position at The Mighty 1090.

   Nothing else is known at this time, but I will update the story when information becomes available.


Breaking Radio News - Local Media San Diego and KFMB Join Forces

By Joe Nelson

Local Media San Diego and KFMB Radio Stations Announce Joint Operating Agreement SDLocal Partnership Preserves Local Platform for San Diego’s Top-Rated Stations

San Diego, October 5, 2015 – 

Local Media San Diego, LLC and KFMB Stations, two leading digital and broadcast companies in the greater San Diego area, today announced a joint operating agreement that preserves local ownership and operation of San Diego’s top-rated radio stations. Magic 92.5, Z90, 91X, 100.7 Jack FM and AM 760 KFMB will now make up the largest local radio broadcasting platform in San Diego.

“We’re excited to finalize this agreement with the KFMB Stations’ radio group,” said Gregg Wolfson, vice president and general manager at Local Media San Diego. “With both organizations focused exclusively on the San Diego market, this partnership gives us the resources to deliver even more localized programming, events, contests and promotions to our advertising partners and the San Diego community.”

The newly form…