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Saturday, October 31, 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 you say how much did I know about Jazz, not much, I did a lot of reading and listening to the on air host. 
  I moved from Los Angles to San Diego in 1977. My father was a meatcutter for many years I followed in his footsteps and we opened a neighborhood meat market in Logan Heights. As we ran the business the hours where long and the money was good but it took a toll on my father. After three years we had enough he retired and I went to work for Vons as a Meat Manager, I just recently retired early do to a fall at work. After thirty five years of cutting meat it was a blessing in disguise retiring early. 

   My time now is spending many hours programming a show I have on Saturday nights at 5pm called Soul Jazz Review. Artists include Ray, Nina and James Brown. 
   Radio has changed so much there was a time when local radio in San Diego was very special. KOGO, KGB, B-100, KPRI to name a few. At that time there was a connection with the DJ live Radio nothing like live Radio. Radio personalities Jim McInnes, Larry Himmel, Tom Irwin or Shotgun Tom Kelly- these where just a few that made local radio so great back in the day. 
   I am very lucky I program my own music which is very rare now a days. Even to this day when Saturday rolls around it is still special and it will always be special. KSDS gave me the opportunity to reach that dream, Jazz 88 has won the Marconi Award in 1999 for Best Jazz station in the Country. 
  There has been lately a rebirth of Jazz in San Diego we have a commitment to San Diego to inform the young people to express their talent through music. Jazz 88 has many programs that bring Jazz to Schools. I am very proud to be a part of this talented on air staff. I am at peace when I am at the station. I get to express my music through the air waves. Very blessed. 

   My sister Nina Luna a local San Diego based artist is a two time survivor of Breast Cancer. As she went through Cancer she Painted the Pain Away. With no prior training in art she began to paint mannequins. To tell her story of her three year battle with Cancer that started in 2011 and resulted in a double mastectomy. 

   My sister never gave up Nina said she will beat this and to this day she remains in remission. In early 2014 Nina said painting was the release of the pain and fear she felt after her diagnoses and the loss of both breasts. She knew painting was the beginning of the healing process. Each mannequin has a story of her journey she had no idea where this was going. Nina said after she did one, it came out so well that Nina did three more. After completing those first few pieces, the art had taken over. 

   Nina says she freaks out when she sees a finished mannequin Nina's ultimate goal is to help breast cancer survivors who are struggling financially as she has due to their cancer and treatment. She wants to tell their stories of other survivors through her art work and create an organization that could sell those works. The profits would be shared with cancer victims and their families.    

   Nina's work celebrates the female form's power, fertility and beauty. Her goal now is to have her own studio where cancer survivors can walk in so that Nina could concentrate with them in that environment and grab their stories. Nina says you're still a woman. Even though you feel like you have lost something, you haven't. You have gained life out of this journey. Her art work has been featured in the Oceanside Museum of Art, the Art Stach in La Mesa and presented her art in downtown Los Angles along with a art show in Ventura. 
   In the next couple weeks we will start a Go Fund me page so that dream of getting her that studio will come true please visit For more information please email me

Thank you, David!

Friday, October 30, 2015

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 80s, also known as “Classic Hits” format as well as the audience. Phone skills, a great voice and strong track record a must.  Please send resume and aircheck to

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 vision. BCA is one of the remaining “great places” in our industry and I’m excited about our future”.
  BCA President Mike Glickenhaus adds, “Mike’s leadership, creativity and understanding of today’s media dynamics and the opportunities they present, coupled with his tremendous work ethic, have been a major contributor to the success of BCA. This new position properly recognizes both his past contributions as well as  solidifies his role moving forward. ”

Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates The Mighty 1090 AM, ( 105.7 MAX-FM, ( and ESPN 1700 AM and holds the radio broadcast rights for the San Diego Padres, San Diego State Aztecs Football and Basketball and San Diego Gulls Hockey.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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)
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC5.35.45.1
KHTS-FMPop CHR5.55.25.0
KMYI-FMHot AC4.44.44.6
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits4.24.54.3
KYXY-FMHot AC4.03.84.3
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.24.64.3
KGB-FMClassic Rock4.04.14.0
KIOZ-FMActive Rock3.83.73.7
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XPRS-AMAll Sports3.33.23.1
KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.83.43.0
KSSX-FMRhythmic AC3.12.93.0
KFMB-FMHot AC2.32.82.9
KEGY-FMPop CHR2.92.92.8
XPRS-FMClassic Hits3.33.22.8
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.80.91.2
KPRI-FMContemp. Christian1.51.61.2
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.81.01.0
XHTY-FMMexican Regional0.90.90.9
XGLX-FMSpanish Contemp.
XEPE-AMAll Sports0.1**

Saturday, October 24, 2015

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 the entire west coast, catching the attention of aspiring young filmmaking student George Lucas, whose second feature film in 1973, “American Graffiti” needed a “Wolfman Jack-like character” who everybody knew, but few had ever seen.  In spite of Wolfman having already appeared in comedy troupe, The Committee’s 1969 film “A Session with the Committee”, the Wolfman was still not readily recognizable in public.  He’d been in costume for most of his radio public appearances.  Graffiti was his breakthrough.  Wolfman Jack became the host of The Midnight Special TV concert series in 1973, and guest starred on shows as diverse as The Odd Couple, What’s Happening!!, Hollywood Squares, Emergency!, and Married With Children.  His XERF days were the inspiration for Jim Morrison and The Doors’ “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)”.  He’s mentioned in the Grateful Dead’s “Ramble On Rose”.  And The Guess Who wrote an entire song dedicated to him with 1974’s “Clap for the Wolfman”.  He passed away in July of 1995.  Rez Radio will be airing digitally remastered versions of his 1980’s syndicated radio show.

This bigger than life radio personality is coming home to Southern California on the region’s smallest over-the-air signal station.  But, fans of the Wolfman … fear not!  Rez Radio streams live EVERYWHERE 24/7 on iHeartRadio.  Free apps for all devices are available at .  Search “REZ” and save as your favorite.  You can also stream Rez Radio from the link at our or directly at

Pala Rez Radio is owned and operated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians.  Rez Radio is a class A FM station operating at 91.3 Mhz, as licensed by the FCC to the community of Pala, CA.  Rez Radio operates 24 hours a day with a daily weekday block of news, talk and public affairs from 9a to 1p, including the award-winning “Pala Today” at noon and “Pala Life Past and Present” with Eric Ortega Mondays at 12:30p.  All other hours feature a music mix of rock, country, reggae, soul, native, blues and oldies.  Other daily programming includes an hour or more of reggae six nights a week at 7 and complete old-time radio shows from the 1930’s-50’s every night at midnight and Sunday afternoons.  Volunteer programmers host various music and entertainment shows.  Rez Radio is proud to be the home of “Brunch With Bob and Friends” with Tommy Hough every Sunday from 9 to noon, “FutureSound” EDM with DJ CUSCINO Saturdays at 11p, and “Mark’s Groovy Trip” 70s music with Mark Gleason every Tuesday from 1 to 4p.  Rez Radio also airs programming from the Native Voice 1 and Pacifica networks.

We welcome inquiries about financial underwriting for the Wolfman Jack Show on Rez Radio.

A complete list of all programming is available at and a subscription to the daily e-mail update from Pala Today is available by request at

Please contact John Fox with any questions at 760 742 4200 or .

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New KOGO Lineup Starts Monday

By Joe Nelson

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. 6a-7p) from 21st place to 4th place. In the key demographic of Adults 35 years+, (Sept 2014-15, Share, 35yrs+, Mon-Fri, 6a-7p), KOGO grew from 17th place to 1st place within one year.

“We are poised for our next growth phase,” added Forrest.

5 – 9 a.m.                            San Diego Moring News with Ted Garcia & LaDona Harvey
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                The Rush Limbaugh Show
12 – 3 p.m.                          The Sean Hannity Show
3 – 6 p.m.                            DeMaio Report
6 – 7 p.m.                            KOGO Evening News w/ Ernie Brown
iHeartMedia 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.

About The Sean Hannity Show:
Sean Hannity is the second most-listened-to radio talk show host in America.  Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, The Sean Hannity Show broadcasts Monday through Friday from 12- 3 p.m. PT on more than 500 affiliates.  Hannity is the recipient of two Marconi Awards for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year, and is a three-time consecutive winner of the Radio & Records National Talk Show Host of The Year Award. For more information, please visit
The Sean Hannity Show - Call 1-800.941.7326 3-6 pm ET Mon-Fri
Official site of syndicated conservative talk show host, and co-host of Fox News Channel's Hannity and Colmes. Audio, show highlights, and contact information.

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're happy to have her carry on The Quiet Storm torch."

Magic 92.5 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 91X (XTRA-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).

Thursday, October 15, 2015

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 Woods will begin their new weekday show, “Cantore + Woods,” on Monday, October 19th from 5:30 – 10 a.m. on KBZT/FM 949.

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, Facebook and Twitter (@entercom).

Thanks for tuning in!

(Yes this is the morning show shake up I wrote about previously, due to the sudden sale of KPRI, the shake up was not as shocking as it would've been before the sale)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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.


Friday, October 9, 2015

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!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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 the position in the subject line. No phone calls, please


San Diego’s Magic 92.5, is looking for its next host of our love songs and dedications show, “The Quiet Storm.” We’re looking for someone who knows the music and is passionate about love songs and connecting with the audience and is able to make sparks fly and magic happen on a nightly basis! Candidates must:

· Possess a strong passion and knowledge of Slow Jams and love songs

· Have on-air experience with a winning track record

· Have strong knowledge and experience with NexGen preferred.

· Understand format and audience

· Possess awareness of trends in the format and in the Radio Broadcast industry

· Comprehend and promote Digital Media and have blogging experience

· Have the ability to complete assigned tasks and execute directives from Program Director

· Be a team player with a winning attitude and manageable ego

To apply, send a note, audio, resume and social media and web links to: No phone calls, please

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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 & Market Manager
Broadcast Company of the Americas

Thanks Mike!

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 Glickenhaus and Mike Shephard, and of course Executive Producer,  Joe Tutino,  for his guidance and helping me build our show here in San Diego into something I am very proud of. I am so thankful for the great folks in San Diego and Southern California for embracing me and my family here.  It’s a great honor to be part of the best sports talk lineup in the country for years to come, THANK YOU!"

   BCA Programming / Operations Manager Mike Shepard commented “Dan has grown the Mighty 1090 morning audience significantly in the past year and half. He has immersed himself in the San Diego community and built a loyal audience that delivers results for our advertiser. I’m incredibly proud to have him leading off the Mighty 1090 broadcast every day and look forward to even greater success for Dan over the next two years!”

   “Dan has done a masterful job of tapping into his contacts and connections across the country to bring a wide array of prominent guests and insightful interviews to the San Diego sports fan,” adds Mike Glickenhaus, BCA President & Market Manager. “His entertaining and fast paced style has really energized and engaged our multiplatform audience” continues Glickenhaus. 

Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates The Mighty 1090 AM, 105.7 MAX-FM, and ESPN 1700 AM and holds the radio broadcast rights for the San Diego Padres, San Diego State Aztecs Football and Basketball and San Diego Gulls hockey.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Shepard, Programming-Operations Manager

"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.


Monday, October 5, 2015

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 formed partnership between Local Media San Diego, LLC and KFMB Stations will be called SDLocal and will reach approximately 1.5 million listeners in the San Diego area.

“Local, independent broadcast companies are facing increased pressure from national competitors, but they can’t rival our years of experience serving San Diego,” said Elisabeth Kimmel, owner and president of Midwest Television, licensee of the KFMB Stations. “I’m eager to put our combined experience and assets to work for our customers across the region.”

About Local Media San Diego
Local Media San Diego, LLC is a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, LLC. LMSD operates radio stations Magic 92.5, XHRM FM (, Z90, XHTZ FM (, and 91X, XTRA FM (

About KFMB Stations

KFMB Stations include radio stations 100.7 JACK FM, AM 760 KFMB and television station CBS 8. Midwest Television, Inc., licensee of these locally owned and operated stations, recently marked over 50 years of ownership. KFMB Stations are San Diego’s only television/radio powerhouse, serving the community around-the-clock. To learn more about KFMB Stations, please visit,, and