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Saturday, December 31, 2016

RadioInk's Best Local Sports Talkers

By Joe Nelson

   The annual list of 'Best Local Sports Talkers' is out and three San Diego hosts made the list.

   Here is some of the criteria needed to be met to be considered: "All of our nominees must be local for this list, not nationally syndicated. Companies, co-workers, peers, even listeners can nominate their favorite host or team. We reach out to the nominees and ask them to answer a few questions. We talk to their pro­gram directors. We interview mar­ket managers, experts in the sports talk format, and radio executives in specific markets. And, of course, we consider ratings, revenue the host or team has driven to the station, and how much commitment they have to the local community and charities."

   Who made the list? See HERE


Friday, December 16, 2016

FM 94/9 Hires Senior Executive Producer For Baseball Broadcasts

By Joe Nelson

   Entercom San Diego/FM 949 SD has hired Rich Herrera as their Senior Executive Producer for the Padres baseball games. Rich will also serve as the Padres Pregame host on the new flagship station.

   Herrera is a veteran broadcaster with plenty of baseball under his belt.

   He has worked for the Oakland As as their post game host, the San Francisco Giants post game host as well. He has also worked for the Golden State Warriors.

   More recently Rich was host of pre and post game shows for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Network as well as the play by play announcer for the team's spring training games as well as fill in work during the regular season.

   Rich was also the director of radio operations for the Rays, running the team's statewide radio network. He also worked for Fox Sports Arizona.

   Rich has a ton of national radio experience as well as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.

   Rich and I have already spoken, and we have made plans to meet up for a more in depth discussion. A SanDiegoRadio Spotlight: Baseball Edition, of sorts.

   Welcome to San Diego Rich!

Thanks for tuning in...

Cantore + Woods' Annual Can Diego Food Drive

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – December 16 , 2016

FM 949 - Can Diego 2017
28 ½ hour Food Drive and LIVE broadcast

FM 949 and Cantore + Woods will kick off their annual CAN DIEGO 28 1/2 Hour Food Drive broadcasting live starting Thursday, January 12th at 5:30am through Friday, January 13th at 10am from On The Border Mission Valley, gathering food and monetary donations for the San Diego Food Bank and with chances to win tickets to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Military Appreciation Race, concert tickets + more!

Here are some of the San Diego Food Bank's most needed items:

Brad Martin to Retire from KPBS

By Joe Nelson

   I received a letter from Kevin Schrader of KPBS. He asked that I run this. Best wishes to you, Brad Martin!

Dear KPBS Staff
After 17 years at KPBS, Brad Martin has announced his retirement from the station. When he came to KPBS, Brad was working at The Planet as 103.7 was known those days, and his on-air name was Gary Chase. He was also the voice of KYXY, doing their liners, promotions and spots, a job he held for many years into this KPBS tenure. Brad's career took him from the hills of Pennsylvania where he grew up to the beaches of Miami and then to San Diego, with a few stops along the way, which is typical for the commercial radio industry. Along the way his voice entertained, delighted and soothed millions of listeners.
After a career of travels, Brad found a home at KPBS as the afternoon host of All Things Considered and eventually as the voice of KPBS Television. Brad has always been kind and generous, and felt like he had found a place where he could make a positive impact.
We will all miss Brad; his sense of humor and his desire to be a team player and make KPBS a success.

Tom Karlo
General Manager
Kevin Schrader
HDTV Television Engineer

Thanks for your letter, Kevin.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 12-13-16

By Joe Nelson

   The following link is for current job opportunities for Entercom San Diego. FM 94/9 - KSON - Sunny 98.1

Click here:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

FM 94/9 Brings Back Christmas With Bob & Buds

By Joe Nelson

Christmas with Bob & Buds returns to FM 949... For 24 hours FM 949 will play all reggae, commercial free from Christmas Eve 4:20pm to Christmas Day 4:20pm!

Tell us what songs you'd like to hear on Christmas with Bob & Buds here:


91X Adds Band to Wrex the Halls - Kaleo Postpones Appearance

By Joe Nelson



(San Diego, CA) – San Diego’s 91X announced today the cancellation of Kaleo from the Wrex the Halls concert on Sunday, December 11 at Valley View Casino Center.  Filling in their spot will be legendary punk rock band AFI.

AFI will join Blink-182, Pierce the Veil, and Jimmy Eat World performing live at the concert.  Tickets are still available.

Kaleo plan to schedule a new show in April, and released a statement about the cancellation:

“Our deepest regrets and apologies that we will not be able to perform at the 91X Wrex the Halls show on Sunday.  A band member has fallen ill with a severe case of pneumonia and he needs this time to rest and recover. Thank you as always for your love and support.” 

“We are super bummed about Kaleo, we wish a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing them back at full strength in April,” said 91X Program Director Mike Halloran.  “We are also completely blown away to have AFI come to San Diego and make Wrex the Halls 2016 more memorable than ever.”

91X (XTRA-FM 91.1) 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 Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MAX Morning Show to Pay it Forward

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, CA, November 29, 2016 – For the 2nd year in a row, Kim, from the MAX Music Morning Show, has created a basket filled with all her favorite things! Beginning Monday, December 5th, Kim will begin to unveil the contents of the basket. Each day Kim will add new items and by Friday it will be absolutely stuffed with amazing gifts.

"It is so exciting to be able to share what I love with you! This basket is for someone who really could use a sparkle. Whether it's due to illness, being overworked and underpaid, or just to show appreciation to someone you love. 

If you have someone in mind please let us know so we can shower them with gifts." Adds Kim from the MAX Music Morning Show.
Starting Monday morning December 12th, at 7:25, Kim will be giving away one basket every day for a week. Go to to nominate a friend, family member, or coworker. This basket will definitely bring light to someone this holiday season.

 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 State Aztecs Football and Basketball and San Diego Gulls Hockey as well as USD Men’s Basketball. Visit our websites at,  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DSC's 12 Days of Christmas

By Joe Nelson
DSC’s 12 Days of Christmas is back!

The DSC is giving back to San Diego families in need with $1,000 a day for 12 days!

Beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016 Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw will be giving away $1,000 each day for 12 days during the 12 Days of Christmas on 100.7 KFM-BFM presented by Kearny Pearson Ford.  Anyone can enter by submitting a 70 words or less nomination for themselves, a family member or friend who could use a hand up.  PLUS, just by nominating you have a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card from California Coast Credit Union!

 “Our audience loves this Christmas tradition, and for the families who benefit, it’s impossible to calculate it’s worth,” said morning show Dave Rickards.  “And now that we have added Christmas in July, it’s 24 chances to help every year.  By now we’ve given away well over $500,000, and it’s been an honor to do it every time.”

Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw will be granting Christmas wishes for 12 days starting December 1 so make sure to submit, in 70 words or less, why you, a family member or friend could use a $1,000 this holiday season! For more information about 12 Days of Christmas, please visit

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jagger & Kristi's Wish-A-Thon

By Joe Nelson



San Diego, CA – Local radio morning show personalities “Jagger & Kristi in the Morning” will occupy the Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) studio for a 14-hour marathon broadcast this Thursday, December 1, to raise funds for their “Christmas Wish” program.

Starting at 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, hosts Mark and Kristi Jagger will encourage listeners, businesses and community members to make a donation.  All proceeds raised will be used to help needy San Diego families with a “Christmas Wish,” courtesy of the radio station.

Donations will be accepted by calling the studio request line 570-1925 or online at the station website,  Magic 92.5 on-air personalities Xavier “the X-Man” Soriano, Kelly Cole, Jay Michaels, and R Dub! will also be set up at remote locations around San Diego County, where listeners can donate in person and meet personalities.  The four locations are Mission Marketplace in Oceanside, Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley, El Cajon Town & Country Shopping Center, and Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista.

Listeners can nominate a family member or friend in need to receive a “Christmas Wish” at the station website  Letters are collected and reviewed by Jagger & Kristi and station personnel, and wishes are granted starting December 2.  Letters are shared on the air, usually to the surprise of the recipient since you cannot nominate yourself to receive a Christmas Wish.

“There are more families than ever are struggling to pay rent, feed their families and take care of medical expenses,” said Kristi.  “If an unexpected circumstance happens, sometimes there is no recovering.  We want to help those families in need have a Merry Christmas!”

Jagger added, “The important thing to remember about Christmas Wish is all donations stay right here in our community, helping local families who need it most.”

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 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

Monday, November 28, 2016

KFMB-TV Sweeps the Sweeps

By Joe Nelson

November 28, 2016 
Mike Stewart
Director of Creative Services 
KFMB-TV/CBS 8 San Diego 


(San Diego, California – November 28, 2016) – San Diegans have voted and CBS NEWS 8/KFMB-TV wins the local TV race as San Diego’s most watched television news station, dominating first place in every local newscast during the November 2016 ratings "sweeps" period according to data released by the A. C. Nielsen Co.* In all head-to-head news time periods, more homes were turned to CBS NEWS 8 than any other station in the San Diego television market.

CBS NEWS 8 at 4:30 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (.9 rtg/ 8 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (1.3 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (1.8 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.1 rtg/ 12 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (4.8 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.8 rtg/ 7 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.6 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Saturday - #1 (5.7 rtg/ 13 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday - #1 (7.1 rtg/ 14 share) 
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday - #1 (4.7 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday - #1 (6.3 rtg/ 11 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. (M-SU) - #1 (3.5 rtg/ 9 share)
"It is quite an honor to be San Diego's #1 choice for local news,“ said Dean Elwood, News Director, CBS NEWS 8. “It's the result of a newsroom full of committed journalists with high standards. Together, we are always striving to produce compelling newscasts which are informative, enlightening, and resonate with San Diegans." 

More San Diegans on average also watch CBS 8 during prime time with hit programming such as Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, and Kevin Can Wait. This November, San Diegans crowned two kings of late night-- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden, -- both number one in their respective timeslots.

CBS network newscasts also dominated this November ratings period locally. CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley won the network weeknight news race while CBS Sunday Morning was the resounding winner against its network competition. 

In addition, KFMB-TV delivered more viewers from sign-on to sign-off than any other station in the San Diego television market. 

“We are extremely grateful to San Diego viewers who place trust in us daily for their news and entertainment programming,” said Alberto Mier y TerĂ¡n, President and General Manager of the KFMB Stations. “Our exceptional teams at CBS 8 and CBS network are laser-focused in offering innovative and creative content which sets us apart as the proven leader in our market.”  


CBS 8/KFMB-TV is proud to be the CBS San Diego Network affiliate, America’s most-watched television network. Under the ownership of Midwest, Television, Inc., CBS 8 and sister stations, 100.7 KFMB-FM and The AM 760 KFMB are San Diego’s only television/radio broadcast powerhouse, serving the community round-the-clock. For decades, the station has revolutionized the San Diego television market with a tradition of firsts in innovation and technology. CBS News 8 is consistently recognized as San Diego’s journalistic leader, capturing the industry’s most prestigious accolades. To learn more about CBS 8, please visit: 
*Source: Nielsen +SD HH Overnights 10/27/2016-11/253/2016 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

An Article Worth Sharing

By Joe Nelson

   From time to time I run across articles I think are share worthy in San Diego. This is one such article.

   From Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media, here is a story on how to keep things 'fresh' around the station.

"Are There Zombies Lurking Around Your Radio Station?"

You can find the story HERE

Great tips, Fred!


Legends of Alternative Mini-Thon Comes to a Close

By Joe Nelson

   FM 94/9's  Steve West, host of Sunday morning's throwback show 'Legends of the Alternative' just wrapped up a full day of broadcasting for his 'Movember' fundraising for prostate cancer awareness.

   Steve started this year's campaign Oct. 30 and since then, every Sunday has been auctioning off various items such as a Coachella surfboard, concert tickets and even the chance to be in studio with him which led into today. As a 12+ year survivor of prostate cancer, this is a movement that I know is very close to Steve.

   Today, for each person who donated $100, that person could come in studio and select every song for one hour. He received so many pledges he stayed on the air until 8PM.

   Today alone, they raised over $1,500.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Steve West, FM 94/9, and all the generous people who made this happen.

Here are some links for information and how you can still donate.

FM 94/9
 Also, you can text 'Movember' to 61749

Great job Steve!

Thanks for Tuning In

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson

   From the entire staff here at SanDiegoRadio, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is full of food, amily and friends.

   I can say I am VERY thankful for the readers of SDR. Your comments in person, email and texts are very much appreciated!

   Also we just received a note that at 3PM KYXY will flip to the Christmas format.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks for tuning in...


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Latest Radio Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KHTS-FMPop CHR5.55.15.7
KMYI-FMHot AC5.85.95.6
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.14.44.9
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits5.25.34.5
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.34.34.1
KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.83.94.0
KIOZ-FMActive Rock4.14.33.9
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KGB-FMClassic Rock3.83.43.3
KEGY-FMPop CHR3.12.82.6
KFMB-FMMainstream Rock3.32.92.6
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.21.92.1
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.81.71.4
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.91.01.0
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHTY-FMMexican Regional0.80.80.6
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.50.30.3
XEPE-AMAll Sports*0.10.2
XGLX-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.30.2
KFMB-FM StrMainstream Rock0.1**
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.10.1*
XTIM-FMMexican Regional*0.1*

Sunday, November 20, 2016

KURS Updates

By Joe Nelson

   I have been searching for info on the silent KURS 1040.

Fortunately my birdies are chirping. (Respectfully appreciated)

Here are two nuggets:

I thought this might interest you (Courtesy

"El Sembrador Ministries is exercising its option to purchase Silent 1040 KURS San Diego CA from Quetzal Bilingual Communications for $900,000. El Sembrador is being credited half of its Time Brokerage fees paid since July 2014 subtracting $310,000 from the money owed. KURS went silent in early October after failing to pay tower owner Multicultural Broadcasting due rent. $10,816 from the deposit paid to Quetzal will go to Multicultural to restore the station’s use of the tower.


A quick check of the FCC CDBS shows they went silent on 9/25-2016:

Exhibit 1


A check of the FCC ASR (Registration Number: 1262013) shows the tower is owned by Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc

Thanks, friends!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jeff & Jer AND Little Tommy in the Hall of Fame

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio extends a huge congratulations to San Diego's very own Jeff & Jer who will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame tonight!

   In recent developments, a third will be honored as well. Little Tommy Sablan, the long time producer of the Jeff and Jer Showgram will be inducted as the first producer to ever go into the Hall of Fame.

   Have a great time tonight, guys! Very well deserved.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Chargers Blood Drive

By Joe Nelson

(Radio Stations scheduled to set up at the blood drive are listed below -Joe)


   The San Diego Blood Bank will host one of San Diego’s longest-running events, Chargers Drive 38, presented by San Diego County Credit Union on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley. 

In addition to an all-day blood drive, attendees can meet Chargers players, enjoy entertainment and take advantage of free bone marrow registry testing. Activities also include a “Wellness Zone” with interactive exhibits, musical entertainment, complimentary food sampling and a performance by the Charger Girls. New this year, as part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is the National Institutes of Health “All of Us,” booth. All of Us is the progressive effort to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with one million or more volunteers with the goal of developing more effective ways to prolong health and treat disease. 

The blood drive kicks off at 8 a.m. and the “End Zone” entertainment area opens at 9 a.m. Admission for Chargers Drive 38 is $5 per person. Blood donors may request a refund of their admission price after they donate. Blood donors also receive a Chargers Drive 38 T-shirt, VIP wristband for the autograph line, and parking validation. Additionally a new Honda CR-V will be given away the day of the drive. The general public is encouraged to purchase an entry for their chance to win. The vehicle was donated by the Honda Dealers of San Diego County, and entry proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank’s lifesaving programs and services. 

Entry forms available at “Chargers Mania” kicks off November 6. Donate at an SDBB donor center or mobile drive through November 21 and receive a voucher that may be redeemed at the Chargers Drive for the t-shirt and VIP wristband for the autograph line. San Diego County Credit Union is presenting sponsor of Chargers Blood Drive 38. 

Additional sponsors include The San Diego Chargers, Grossmont Healthcare District, Sycuan Golf Resort and the San Diego Honda Dealers. Sponsorships and booth spaces are still available. SDBB is particularly interested in organizations that promote health and wellness through their organization and with their products. Sponsorship information available by contacting Jackie Vella at 619-400-8188 or

To make an appointment to donate blood at the event or during “Chargers Mania” visit or call 619-296-6393. ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK To be eligible to donate blood you must be at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent), weigh at least 114 pounds and be in general good health. SDBB is dedicated to community health by providing a reliable supply of blood to patients in need. Our vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. Founded in 1950 with the support of the San Diego County Medical Society, SDBB is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services. SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 bloodmobiles. SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. For more information about SDBB visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stations scheduled to be there:
XPRS-AM The Mighty 1090-AM, XPRS-FM 105.7 MAX-FM, KLSD/XTRA 1360-AM Fox Sports, KGB 101.5-FM, KSSX Jam’n 95.7-FM, KOGO News Radio 600-AM, KIOZ Rock 105.3-FM, KMYI-FM Star 94.1, KHTS-FM Channel 933, XHRM-FM Magic 92.5, XHTZ-FM Z-90, XTRA-FM 91X,  KFMB 760-AM, 100.7 KFM-BFM, KLNV 106.5-FM, KLQV 102.9-FM Mas Variedad, XHFG Pulsar 107.3-FM, XLTN Radio Latina 104.5-FM, KSON 97.3-FM and 92.1-FM, KXSN Sunny 98.1-FM, KBZT 94.9-FM and KGFN, Grossmont College’s student Internet radio station.