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SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - November 2015

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By Joe Nelson

   The November 2015 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Ernie Martinez of iHeart Media San Diego.

Ernie, thank you for your time...

What is your current position?
   Producer, Senior Reporter, Host and anchor (Dave & Jeff on XTRA 1360 FOX Sports San Diego, KOGO 600 & 101.5 KGB FM. ROCK 105.3) I have made appearances on 9.33, Star 94..1 and KISS FM 95.7...and creator of creative graphics.

How are things with you right now? Life, work…..
   Life is quite busy. Husband, father of two as well as job roles. A producer job is ongoing...because sports is ongoing. The goal is staying on top of today's, tomorrow's and yesterday's stories. And with our radio team we are always thinking of the best way to deliver and utilize these stories in an informative and entertaining manner to our fantastic listeners. Stories and headlines always play a segment on the Show some how and some way.

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

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST – SDLocal
We are searching for a Social Media Specialist to manage the social media and web presence for SDLocal’s five radio stations, which represents Local Media San Diego (91X, Z90 and Magic 92.5) and KFMB Radio (100.7 JACK FM and 760 AM). This position will report directly to the Social Media/Content Manager and will collaborate with the Sales, Promotions, and Production teams to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the digital space for all five diverse radio stations. Candidates must have prior experience as a blogger or social media community manager and a solid understanding of current digital marketing best-practices and digital production processes. Candidates must also possess excellent grammar and writing skills, including a basic knowledge of AP style.  This position will require frequent evening and weekend work and/or occasional holidays and requires someone that is high-energy, LOVES music, and that can speak to …

91X Announces Major Changes for Wrex the Halls

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By Joe Nelson


SanDiegoRadio at the Chargers Blood Drive

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By Joe Nelson
   Tuesday I was attending the 37th Annual Chargers Blood Drive and once again quite impressed with the local media presence.
   My grandson Brycen and I roamed around the Town & Country Convention Center visiting all the radio folks.
   The great news is while checking in I was greeted by Rick Griffin, he mentioned he was a SanDiegoRadio reader and also happened to be the PR man for the Blood Drive. So starting in 2016 SDR will be partnered up with the Blood Drive to promote this important event. Thanks Rick!

Here are some photos from our travels..
Brycen and Chopper the Biker dog on the move!
 Billy Ray Smith



 Hey Dave Mason!  Marty Caswell and Darren Smith Mike Costa, NBC 7's Jason Austell and Steve Hartman

   For more photos and information please visit Chargers Blood Drive
   Rick Griffin's PR firm can be found HERE
Thanks for tuning in, Joe Nelson

Ken Kramer Presents: KNSD Turns 50

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By Joe Nelson
   Some stories are more enjoyable to write than other stories. I never like to report when someone loses their position, or certainly when a member of the media has passed, which this year seemed far too frequent.

  Then there are stories like these. KNSD is celebrating their 50th anniversary on air this month. (While also building their new studios on Granite Ridge Drive next door to iHeart Media).

   Everyone's favorite story teller of all things San Diego, Ken Kramer takes us on a journey through KNSD history, and the folks behind the scenes who made it possible.

"Through the Years: KNSD Celebrates 50 Years On Air"
You can see the video HERE

Ken, thank you for all you for America's Finest City. As a native San Diegan I appreciate all you do and I could never tire of these clips. You and your terrific crew never fail to capture literally everything.... 'About San Diego'

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio.org
-Joe

Heavy Hitters 2015

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By Joe Nelson

   Talkers.com released their annual list of top their Top100 talkers. For both Sports Talk and Talk Radio.

 The Mighty 1090's Scott Kaplan & Billy Ray Smith check in at #58

   Also from 1090, Dan Sileo was slotted at #29
   In 2014, Sileo was at 93!!! Sileo has come SCREAMING into the front of the pack. Nice work, Dan! 2014  Also of mention, Chris Merrill, formerly of Kogo pops in at the same spot as last year, #78. Merrill can be heard on KFYI 550 Phoenix

JAGGER & KRISTI’S CHRISTMAS WISH-A-THON

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By Joe Nelson

“JAGGER & KRISTI’S CHRISTMAS WISH-A-THON” FUNDRAISER RETURNS DECEMBER 2 TO HELP SAN DIEGANS IN NEED.

San Diego, CA – Local radio morning show personalities “Jagger & Kristi in the Morning” will once again raise funds for their “Christmas Wish” program with a 14-hour marathon broadcast on Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) on Wednesday, December 2.
Hosts Mark and Kristi Jagger will anchor “Jagger & Kristi’s Christmas Wish-A-Thon,” with Producer Sammy Jo and the entire Magic 92.5 air staff from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  Listeners, businesses and community members will be encouraged to make a donation, all proceeds raised will be used to help San Diego families who have been nominated to receive a “Christmas Wish,” this holiday season.

Remote teams will be set up at three locations where listeners can donate in person and meet personalities. Xavier The X-Man will be at Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista. R-Dub will be taking donations at Westfield Mission Valley, and Gene Knight will be…

Help Needed? Resume Posted

By Joe Nelson


 One service SanDiegoRadio offers in addition to the Job Board is the opportunity for those seeking work in media to post their resumes. Here is one below.

Phillip Sugarman 9628 Columbus, Ave.                                                                                                                         Email:lakersrule21@hotmail.com Los Angeles, CA 91343                                                                                                                                                Phone: 818.391.8446
Career Profile Highly capable and creative news anchor who has demonstrated expertise with both verbal and written communication. Experienced reporter and broadcaster who conveys information in an appealing and informative manner. History with both pre-recorded and live broadcasts and non-linear editing. Editorial communicator who has proven expertise in literary construction and multimedia research. Highly knowledgeable regarding AP style, video editing,…

Help Needed? Resume Posted

By Joe Nelson

 One service SanDiegoRadio offers in addition to the Job Board is the opportunity for those seeking work in media to post their resumes. Here is one below.
William R. (Bob) Jeffrey
ubj92071@gmail.com
619.838.2580
Experience: Compass Radio of San DiegoKPRI-FM/KXST-FM February 1997 - September 2015 ·Director of Traffic ·Managed all Copy & Continuity ·Substantial experience with Marketron & Deltaflex radio traffic platforms ·Experienced with WideOrbit, Scott Studios and AudioVault automation systems ·Responsible for sales order entry and daily/weekly sales reporting ·Overnight On-Air talent 2002-2010 ·Commercial voice talent ·PSA Director ·Part time duties in promotions, production, engineering and I.T.
Broadcast Company of the Americas, San Diego XHPRS-FM | March 2014 – May 2014 ·Freelance Traffic Director
 Grossmont Union High School District, El Cajon Aquatics Coach | August 1992 - Present ·Santana High School – Assistant Swim Coach, 1992-1998 ·El Capitan High School – Assistant…

Jack Flips to Christmas Music

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 November 17, 2015

Contact: Joe Lindsay jlindsay@lmasandiego.com

100.7 JACK-FM DEBUTS ‘JACK FROST’ CHRISTMAS MUSIC FOR SAN DIEGO

 San Diego, CA – Effective today at 10:00 AM, 100.7 JACK-FM (KFMB-FM) will change to JACK FROST and air Christmas music for the holiday season.

The music will kick off with "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," By Gary Hoey, and all music on the station will consist of a deep library of modern and classic Christmas songs. The top rated “Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw,” program which airs weekdays 6:00 to 10:00 AM will remain unchanged.

“With San Diego finally experiencing winter weather, and more time is spent with family and thinking of our loved ones, I’m excited for the Christmas music on JACK FROST to complement the holiday spirit we all feel,” said Joe Lindsay, Director of Programming. KFMB Stations include radio stations 100.7 JACK FROST FM, AM 760 KFMB and television station CBS 8. Midwest Television, Inc., …

UNIRADIO Appoints New Director of Sales

By Joe Nelson

News Release
Press Release:  San Diego’s Largest Hispanic Radio Group UNIRADIO appoints new Director of Sales.


Published on: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

UNIRADIO announced a restructuring of its sales operations to further develop existing advertising relationships and new local, national and international sales.

Mari Pili Becerra assumes duties as Director of Sales, along with Public Relations Administrator for San Diego-Tijuana border community affairs.

UNIRADIO San Diego’s Ricardo Astiazaran, Vice President and General Manager stated, “Mari Pili is an executive with 21 years experience in television and radio, in sales, promotions and marketing. She has been highly effective in her prior roles with Energy Communications U.S. Representative for Televisa TV, Entravision San Diego Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, MYTV 13, Univision Radio in Phoenix, La Nueva and Recuerdo , CBS Radio in Phoenix Camel Country, Kool, CBS Radio San Diego KYXY, The Planet, and former San Diego…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

From 91X:

We have an immediate opening for a morning show host or assembled morning show at 91X (XTRA-FM).
91X is on the hunt for its next superstar morning show! 
We are looking for an awesome one-man person show, or an already assembled group of cast members…. just be ALTERNATIVE!! 
We are NOT looking for a typical "jock" or liner reader, but a real PERSONALITY who can shake things up while delivering A+ content and wants to work for one of the most legendary rock stations in the country.
We are independently owned and operated and make all the decisions locally. We also still believe in great radio! 
Be prepared to live in America’s Finest City, we know it’s tough, but SD is worth it.
This is truly still a "fun" radio job with a winning team.
Qualifications must  include On Air experience, have a passion for the format and live the independent alternative lifestyle, experience with On Air Board, experience with NexGen a plus, but not required, communicate e…

91X Search Begins for New Morning Show Host

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By Joe Nelson


MATT STONE TO DEPART 91X, HUNT FOR NEW MORNING DRIVE HOST BEGINS.
SAN DIEGO, CA – 91X (XTRA-FM) Morning Drive host Matt Stone has announced his departure from the station, to relocate to the East Coast to spend time with family. 
Stone joined 91X in November 2014 as Assistant Program Director and began the Morning Drive shift in January of this year.  Stone made the announcement to staff last night, and will remain at the station until the end of the month.  Tommy Hough will fill the spot in the interim while a permanent replacement is sought. “It has been an honor to serve along side of Mike Halloran here at 91X,” said Stone.  “This is such a legendary brand and I am grateful to have been a part of it.  I have to give tons of thanks to Halloran, OM Joe Lindsay and GM Gregg Wolfson for their guidance and understanding.  This was a hard decision to make but it is what is right for my family right now.  I know the great people at 91X will continue to dominate the Alternative w…

Steve West to Kick Off His Marathon Tonight

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By Joe Nelson
   FM 94/9's Steve West will kick off his annual marathon tonight at 8.

   From 8PM Friday to 8PM Sunday Steve will remain on air to promote the Movember message. As Steve explains it on his WEBSITE"My Motivation: My name is Steve West, a Prostate Cancer survivor and awareness activist. I lead the FM949 MoBros. I have been involved for a number of years with my main goal being awareness along with fund rasing. Come join the team and let's spread the word and save a few lives again this year."


   Steve will also be auctioning off items to raise money for the campaign. One of the more sought after items is the opportunity to Co-Host with him and go on air to talk and choose the music on a Sunday when he does his weekly "Legends of Alternative" show.

Have fun Steve... It's for a great cause!

-Joe
SanDiegoRadio.org

Sonic Named Music Director at 103.7

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By Joe Nelson
ENERGY 103.7 NAMES SONIC AS MUSIC DIRECTOR
ENERGY 103.7 afternoon host Sean “Sonic” Leckie is adding new duties to his day as Music Director.
“Over the course of the past year, we’ve all watched Sonic grow and step up as a leader in the hallways. His sense of fun and excitement for what we do here is infectious,” said Program Director Chris Patyk.

Sonic started his career in San Diego working as a morning show intern, street teamer and eventually a morning show producer and night host.  In 2012, Sonic moved to Power 96.1 in Atlanta (WWPW-FM) and hosted afternoons
“To say that I’m excited to grab this title is an understatement,” said Leckie.  I’d like to thank Chris Patyk for taking the time to teach/coach me on the music side of things since day one at Energy. Thank you to Peter Schwartz and everyone else in the building here in San Diego that has my back. It’s a good feeling!”
Sonic will take music calls on Wednesdays from 11a to 1p Pacific. You may reach Sonic via e-mail at

Help Needed? Resume Posted

By Joe Nelson
   One service SanDiegoRadio offers in addition to the Job Board is the opportunity for those seeking work in media to post their resumes. Here is one below.

William R. (Bob) Jeffrey
ubj92071@gmail.com
619.838.2580
Experience: Compass Radio of San DiegoKPRI-FM/KXST-FM February 1997 - September 2015 ·Director of Traffic ·Managed all Copy & Continuity ·Substantial experience with Marketron & Deltaflex radio traffic platforms ·Experienced with WideOrbit, Scott Studios and AudioVault automation systems ·Responsible for sales order entry and daily/weekly sales reporting ·Overnight On-Air talent 2002-2010 ·Commercial voice talent ·PSA Director ·Part time duties in promotions, production, engineering and I.T.
Broadcast Company of the Americas, San Diego XHPRS-FM | March 2014 – May 2014 ·Freelance Traffic Director
 Grossmont Union High School District, El Cajon Aquatics Coach | August 1992 - Present ·Santana High School – Assistant Swim Coach, 1992-1998 ·El Capitan High School – Assist…