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Saturday, January 30, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 2 of 2

By Joe Nelson


We are searching for a sales assistant whose primary responsibility will be to assist and provide support for 100.7 KFM-BFM and AM 760 but position may also provide sales support to any of the 5 radio stations under SDLocal, which represents KFMB Radio (100.7 KFM-BFM and KFMB-AM 760) and Local Media San Diego (91X, Z90 and Magic 92.5). 

Position will provide support to the local sales managers and account executives and 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 Marketron traffic system, as well as Efficio, is a plus. 1-2 years previous radio or sales assistance experience preferred.  

Interested candidates should submit their resume via e-mail to

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 1 of 2

By Joe Nelson

Part Time Per Diem Promotions Assistant

BCA Radio San Diego is seeking experienced per diem promotions assistant.  
Candidate will be responsible for planning, setting up/breaking down, and executing events.  Candidate should be able to lift 30-50lbs on occasion.  

Candidate will be expected to drive station vehicles, therefore excellent driving record will be required.  Candidate will work within multiple departments and be an effective, proactive communicator.  Candidate will possess excellent organization, strong computer skills, multi-tasking, superb customer service.  Candidate will be coordinating with customers and listeners.  Candidate will work independently, often times in high-stress, time-critical situations, and be adaptable to change. 

An entry-level part time position, with compensation based on experience, and will include nights, weekends and holidays.  

Please send resume, salary history for immediate consideration to  EOE.

January SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson

The first Spotlight of 2016 is on Z90's Tre Zeeninety, I believe Zeeninety really is his name, so I don't see him working anywhere else....

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

January 2016

Tre Zeeninety

Thanks for your time, Tre!

What is your current position?
Assistant Program Director and Afternoons 12pm-6pm

How are things with you right now? Life, work…..

Life is good! When I think of work, radio has been one fun and crazy ride! It's just an amazing thought knowing that I've been fortunate enough to continue to work at one station my whole career since '98. Counting blessing and thankful for Wolf

Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from radio?
I grew up listening to Z90 and imagined one day I would work for the station. When that was realized, it was solely because of the music. Once I got that "radio bug," I became more of a student of an industry that I'm still learning about to this day!

San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit?
I think people who know me the best would laugh and say Wal Mart. That place is like Disneyland for me. It's like with shopping carts. I just need "stuff" all the time.

Is your job still as exciting like it was day one?
Z90 has gone through such a unique transition just in the past couple of years moving from the Rhythm to Pop panel. This new evolution of Z90 has definitely made the job more exciting and interesting. A change like that would professionally better any jock or programmer to have them constantly learn the craft and business. You constantly have to re-invent yourself.

Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
That's a tough one! I've never been a hard core foodie. San Diego...will always be some sort of Mexican joint that ends with the name "Bertos." Alberto's. Roberto's. Adalberto's. I will slap myself if I ever come across a Trebertos.

What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting?
I tried...I mean I literally tried to leave radio in 2005 when Clear Channel still owned Z90, but we were being divested away and the station came under new ownership by Finest City Broadcasting with Mike Glickenhaus and crew. Fun times! During that transition and before my former PD Rick Thomas was announced to come back again to program Z90, I was two months away from going to the Regional Police Academy at Miramar as a recruit with CVPD, but Rick found out and used some crazy Jedi mind trick to suck me back into the radio tornado. Cool thing...I still get to work with the School Resource Officer Unit of CVPD, helping out with some great kids every year!

How do you view radio now, compared to the past, then looking to the future?
I came into radio at the very tail end of the grease pencil, blade, and tape era. I hated splicing reel to reel tape! Just during my time, radio has evolved so rapidly from the digital to social media radio world. If you're not on the bus, you're going to be left behind! Radio definitely has changed over the years, but excited to be a part of a new "venture-adventure" with the KFMB properties coming aboard. The potential of SD Local to grow and expand into the future.

How vital is the connection between an on-air personality and the listener?
Hands down...vital! In my opinion, they are the true stars who make the day interesting. We can tease content and contests, celebrate new music, but it's usually the off the wall commentary from a listener who make calls and bits more fun!

With Social Media being so prevalent, tell me the advantages of using FB, Instagram, Twitter to connect with your listeners.

Social media is growing by leaps and bounds every single day! That instaneous interaction between the station and the listeners is a great two way street! Our best sources usually come from other listeners who are fanatics of an artist and might giving us information about things that aren't even published yet. Just a few years ago, one of our former promotions guys, Joseph Lee, helped spearhead a Justin Bieber Twitter campaign at his show here in San Diego, that got us trending like crazy! Can't complain either when Justin tweets us back the same night!

What is your favorite radio moment?

There have been many, but a couple years ago, a mother called the request line and mentioned that her daughter was a fan of the station. Her daughter who had been fighting cancer, was waiting for word on some test results to see if her daughter was cancer-free. They got the "all clear," but the daughter had no clue! The mom figured her daughter would be listening and asked if I could say something over the radio to surprise her with the news while she was driving. It was one of those go with your "gut" moments where mother and I surprised her together with a call of the good news. We aired the call and had a lot of listeners thanking us for sharing the moment. It was the first time in my career where I realized how much more impactful radio can be.

How long have you been in radio?
December of '98 was my official hire year with Z90. Still crazy to think that, have worked with some great programmers, general managers, and co-workers over the years. You asked how long? I'll let you know when this ride ends...

What is the most interesting job you’ve ever had?
Worked security at Continental Maritime. Those guys were hilarious, but fun times!

What broadcasters do you look up to?

Chino, who works for Iheart. He's that one guy who pressed me for my aircheck tape back in the day and the rest was history! I look past his love for the Raiders, but will always be appreciative of him!

If you could go back in time and work during any era of radio for a few days - which would you choose?
I think the early days of radio. I'm talking when families would huddle around a radio and not a television. It would be interesting to see the equipment and how they did things back in the heyday!

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Counting blessings and shout out to Gregg and Dub for letting me to continue to cruise on the radio ride...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Steve West Presents "The Cured"

By Joe Nelson
   Friday night, FM 94/9's Steve West will be at THE MUSIC BOX on India Street and you are invited.

   Steve will DJ part of the night and then The Cure tribute band 'THE CURED' will take the stage.

   The night will run from 7PM to 1AM.

The Music Box is located at 1337 India Street.

For more info, click HERE


SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson


KFMB-AM Talk Radio 760 has an opening for an on-air news anchor/reporter. We are looking for candidates with an exceptional understanding of news, politics, entertainment and sports. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing and editing stories for both on-air and on-line use. Position may also interact with talk show hosts. 

Candidates must have experience with the following: ENPS or similar newsroom gathering/editing system, digital audio editing (e.g. Adobe Audition) and digital audio recording devices and automation systems (Enco). 

Previous on-air experience and a minimum of three years broadcast, digital or comparable experience are required. 

Please include references and samples of your work (via DVD or a link to an online portfolio) when applying.  Apply via e-mail to or mail to KFMB Stations, Atten: Human Resources, 7677 Engineer Road, San Diego, CA, 92111.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Clint August Now TV Show Host

By Joe Nelson

   Clint August, KGB 3-7PM, can now add "TV Host" to his already impressive resume.

Photo Credit: Rob Forsythe
   Starting Monday, Feb. 1, Clint will join CW 6's Lynda Martin at 9AM for the one hour, Monday through Friday show "San Diego Living".

   The show covers everything around San Diego such as, and including guests from, chefs, visiting comedians and bands, self improvement, events around town and much more. As Clint tells SanDiegoRadio "It's like a lifestyle show meets San Diego"

   Clint adds "I'm excited to be hosting San Diego Living with a true pro, Lynda Martin. Love her and the entire crew at CW 6 TV. Having worked with CW 6 over the past couple of years has been a blast and I'm sure this will be even more fun. And a huge thanks to management at 101KGB, who are excited about this as well.

Congratulations Clint and Lynda!


Dolan's Dugout to Feature Former Charger

By Joe Nelson
   Dolan's Dugout host Steve Dolan asked me to spread the word that he has a special guest on with him tonight.

   "NFL Alumni Show" will air Tuesday night at 6 on Mountain Country 107.9 FM.

Joining Dolan will be former Charger and President of the NFL Alumni Association in San Diego. Other former players will also be on hand.

Mountain Country can also be streamed at

Thanks for the heads up, Steve!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Familiar Face Returning to CW 6 Morning News

By Joe Nelson

Lynda Martin, veteran news anchor and radio host will be returning to a familiar seat.

SanDiegoRadio has just learned she will be assuming her previous role as Morning Anchor alongside Marc Bailey at the newly re-branded CW 6.

Lynda came to San Diego in 1999 and helped launch what was then Fox 6 XETV.  In addition to her work at XETV and SD 6, Lynda has also worked at KOGO AM 600 and most recently at KFMB.

Lynda tells SanDiegoRadio "I'm looking forward to working with Marc again, and the whole team... Aside from the early wake up call. it is and always has been... so much fun!"

The entire staff here at wishes you a huge congratulations, Lynda!

Thanks for Tuning In!

Garett Michaels Named Director of Rock Programming

By Joe Nelson



SAN DIEGO, CA – SDLocal, operator of five local radio stations including 91X (XTRA-FM), and 100.7 KFM-BFM has appointed Garett Michaels to oversee Rock formats as “Director of Rock Programming.” 

Michaels will continue his duties as Program Director of 100.7 KFM-BFM, as well as his afternoon air shift on the station. The move will allow Michaels to oversee 91X and once again team up with 91X Program Director Mike Halloran. “Given Garett’s expertise in many genres and eras of rock, his personal success in Alternative, and his prior achievements teamed up with Halloran, he is the optimal person for the job,” said SDLocal Vice President/General Manager Gregg Wolfson. “Garett along with Joe Lindsay, Director of Operations and Programming SDLocal, form a dynamic programming team to lead the SDLocal five-station cluster.” "I’m excited to expand my role with SDLocal,” said Michaels. “KFM-BFM is rocking again and 91X is one of the most iconic Alternative brands in radio. It’s an honor to be on the collaborative team charged with crafting the strategy and vision. Yes, Halloran and I have unfinished business to do in San Diego, it’s about time we put the band back together. Let’s rock!" 

SDLocal is a joint operating arrangement with Local Media San Diego, LLC, operators of radio stations 91X (XTRA-FM), Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM), and Z90 (XHTZ-FM), and Midwest Television, Inc., licensee of KFMB radio stations 100.7 KFM-BFM, AM 760 KFMB, and television station CBS 8. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Greener Bids Farewell to Magic

By Joe Nelson
   Gene Knight finished his time at Magic 92.5 last week and the sendoff was really touching.

   I was not there, but PD R Dub! sent me some photos of the going away party.

Leave it to R Dub!, always classy.

'The Greener' starts his new chapter at Entercom's Easy 98.1 next week.

Friday, January 22, 2016

January SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The TV News Edition

By Joe Nelson

Today I roll out a new feature. As you know SanDiegoRadio not only limits itself to radio, but local TV News as well.

Now I present to you the debut of the..

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The TV News Edition

January 2016
Phil Blauer

Joe Nelson: What is your current position/Channel/Shift? 
Phil Blauer: Fox 5 News Anchor at 6pm and 10pm. Monday through Friday

JN: How are things with you right now? 
PB: Having a great time at Fox 5. I’m going on a year and a half. I love the vibe when I arrive…such a positive newsroom. Getting ready for February sweeps, which can be hectic. I feel very blessed as I enter my 35th year in t-v news.

JN: Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from TV News? 
PB: I think this is going to be a very interesting year in San Diego. The Chargers story is blowing up big. El Nino is rearing its soggy head and the political season is starting to heat up.

JN: Do you have a previous career not associated with TV News? 
PB: Before I got into broadcast journalism, I was involved in print journalism. I had offers out of college to work for the LA Times and OC Register, but got bit by the t-v news bug.

JN: San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit? 
PB: I love to go to the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, when I can. It’s so beautiful and peaceful, with a nice waterfall right in the middle of it.

JN: Is your job still as exciting like it was day one? 
PB: It most certainly is. Every day is completely different. The news is always evolving. I used to say the tape starts out blank in the morning and within hours, it was filled with incredible images and sounds.

JN: Where is your favorite place to go out and eat? 
PB: The buffet at Valley View Casino.

JN: What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting? 
PB: In high school, I thought about becoming a mortician. My uncles, who were, all drove Cadillacs. I thought those guys are making big bucks. But when I paid them a visit, I quickly changed my mind.

JN: How do you view TV News now, compared to the past, then looking to the future? 
PB: Well, it’s much more urgent because of social media and the demand for instant information from viewers. Before you could take your time and wait for a newscast to come on to present your stories. Now, it’s a race to see who can tweet something the soonest.

JN: What is your favorite movie? 
PB: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

JN: With Social Media being so prevalent, tell me the advantages of using FB, Instagram, Twitter to connect with your viewers
PB: I want to keep the viewers informed about up to the minute breaking news events. All of these platforms allow me do to that. It also gives them a behind the scenes look at what I am up to professionally and personally. And it hopefully draws them to Fox 5 News.

JN: What is your favorite TV News moment, involving you? 
PB: I was chosen to flip the switch on holiday lights at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It is an honor normally given to huge celebrities. When it was time to do it on live t-v, it began to snow. That was cool. Definitely a moment I will always remember.

JN: Is there anything in particular you like about the San Diego market vs other markets you’ve worked in? 
PB: I started in Palm Springs, which I loved because the people were so nice. And that market made national news once a month, especially because of presidential visits and celebrity politicians, including Sonny Bono, who became Mayor and Congressman. LA was just too crowded for me. Then, when I was told to spin tabloid material from my stories, I left. San Diego is perfect. An awesome blend of huge stories, which go national, to hometown tales of very special people.

JN: You have told me the story once before about two guys who worked beside you and also have gone on to do some pretty great things, I am guessing our readers would like to hear about it?
PB: I was teaching broadcast news writing and announcing at College of the Desert in Palm Desert in the mid 90's. Carson Daly was a student of mine who either wanted my anchor job at the local ABC affiliate, or he wanted to become an MTV host. I told him to do an internship on a morning show at a Palm Springs radio station with a funny guy named Chris Kimmel, who was actually Jimmy Kimmel. They both moved to LA and the rest is history.

JN: What is the most interesting job you’ve ever had? 
PB: I worked in a rental equipment yard owned by my father through high school and college. It was a dirty job, but I learned a lot about life and business.

JN: What broadcasters do you look up to? 
PB: Currently, I am a huge fan of Scott Pelley on CBS. I also like Charlie Rose. I deeply miss Peter Jennings. And I thought Larry King was incredible.

JN: If you could go back in time and work during any era of TV News for a few days - which would you choose? 
PB: Probably 1963. I would have wanted to be a network reporter assigned to cover John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. It would have been interesting to be in Dallas on November 22nd.

JN: Is there anything else you’d like to share? 
PB: During my teenage years, I was part of a pirate radio station. While in Palm Springs, I hosted my own morning radio show for two years. And in 2013, I got the chance to host the DSC radio show here in San Diego for a week. At some point, I think I would love to start a Podcast or host “Disco Saturday Night”

Phil Blauer: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share some of my life with your readers. It’s a pleasure learning about San Diego broadcasting from you.

Phil, it's always great catching up with you, you are a true pro and thanks for always being so kind to us!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s heritage Alternative Rock station 91X seeks a highly organized, detail oriented APD/On-Air Talent. The qualified candidates will:

· Have passion for the format and vision for attracting new listeners to the station

· Work with the program director in carrying out daily programming operations including scheduling daily music logs, assisting with production and promotions as needed, generating weekly staff schedules, and strong on-air skills required.

· Foster a creative, productive and collaborative work environment

· Analyze and utilize programming-related research data and ratings

· Awareness of trends in the format and in the radio broadcast industry

· Respect the heritage of the 91X Brand

· Comprehend and promote Digital Media

· Assist PD with coordination of programming department activities

· Participate in weekly music meetings

· Regular air-check coaching, and any other needed training of PT on air talent

· Write and disseminate programming-related memos and information as needed

· Act as a liaison to other departments on specific projects and assignments; primarily Marketing, Special Events, and Donor Development departments.

· Schedule all on air-staff for on-air shows. This includes concerts, board operators for remotes, traffic reporting, and all other on-air duties.

· Ensure that compelling on-air content created within Programming is distributed to social media, and other platforms and departments, in a timely manner.

· Serve as a back-up to Program Director, Music Director and all on-air staff as needed.

Position Requirements

· 5 years experience as a Program Director or Assistant Program Director

· Strong understanding of radio fundamentals, including knowledge of radio ratings

· Computer literate and current knowledge of programming related software

· Ability to schedule music and troubleshoot logs

· Self-motivated with ability to meet deadlines

· Collaborative approach to the programming process

· Dedication to excellence

To apply, send cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

KFMB Stations Name Their President and GM

By Joe Nelson

January 19, 2016
Midwest Television, Inc. Names Alberto Mier y Terán President and General Manager of the KFMB Stations
SAN DIEGO, California – January 19, 2016 – Midwest Television, Inc., parent company of CBS 8/KFMB-TV, Me-TV, AM 760 KFMB, 100.7 KFM-BFM and KFMB Interactive, announced the appointment of Alberto Mier y Terán as President and General Manager of the KFMB Stations, effective February 1. Mier y Terán returns to KFMB where he formerly held positions in local and regional sales nearly 20 years ago.
"I am thrilled to welcome Alberto back to the company where he began his broadcast career. Throughout his career he has built strong relationships with his employees, advertising partners and the community," said Elisabeth Kimmel, President and Owner of Midwest Television, Inc. "His breadth of experience in strategic planning and overseeing multiple markets and media platforms will be an asset in his management of the KFMB Stations' television, digital and radio properties."
Mier y Terán's new appointment follows an impressive 16 year career with Entravision Communications and Univision Communications, Inc., where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Univision Television Group from 2014 to 2015. Mier y Terán was responsible for operations, sales and strategic direction of Univision's media properties in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bakersfield, Phoenix, Tucson and Houston. He's credited as an industry innovator, playing an integral role in Univision's success as a leading media company.
Previously, Mier y Terán held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Univision's Los Angeles stations, KMEX-34 and KFTR-46 UniMás, from 2011 to 2014. Prior to his role in Los Angeles, Mier y Terán led station operations in Chicago as Vice President and General Manager of WGBO-66 Univision and WXFT-60 UniMás in 2010 and at KBNT-17 Univision and KDTF-36 Telefutura in San Diego from 2000 to 2010.
"I look forward to leading the KFMB television/radio stations and digital properties to provide one-stop solutions for our advertising and community partners," said Mier y Terán. "I am very happy to be coming home and to build on the great work being done by the KFMB employees. Serving our community will continue to be of great priority to our company."
A community leader, Mier y Terán served as a board member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ad Council. While in Chicago, he served on the Board of Directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metroland Chicago. He also served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego, YMCA of San Diego, the Mayor's Science and Technology Commission and the San Diego Padres Baseball Club Board of Directors.
Mier y Terán holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business communication from Augustana College. He enjoys traveling with wife, Amy, and their children, Alexandra and Lorenzo, along with playing drums, sports and listening to music.
About Midwest Television, Inc.
Midwest Television, Inc. is San Diego's multimedia company, operating CBS 8/KFMB-TV,Me-TV, AM 760 KFMB, 100.7 KFM-BFM and KFMB Interactive, the market's only television/radio/digital/mobile broadcast powerhouse serving the community round-the-clock. Midwest Television, Inc. also operates as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement with Local Media San Diego, LLC. LMSD operates radio stations Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM),Z90 (XHTZ-FM), and 91X (XTRA-FM). CBS 8 / KFMB-TV is proud to be the CBS San Diego Network affiliate, America's most-watched television network and home to CBS NEWS 8, San Diego's #1 rated news station.* 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 Midwest Television, Inc., please visit:

Sunday, January 17, 2016

We Have a Scoop!

By Joe Nelson
   Officer Phil... Say it ain't so!!

SanDiegoRadio was given the exclusive opportunity to interview veteran San Diego broadcaster and traffic reporter extraordinaire 'Officer Phil' Konstantin as he announces he is hanging it up.

   It appears Phil will finish out his incredible career April 1, 2016. Phil has done so much during the span of his life and tells me he looks forward to doing a lot of traveling and camping right away.

   Phil also gave me a rundown of his career, I am pleased to share this with you as well as I respect him for his work in media, but also for protecting the public during his years as a CHP officer.

   Phil: "I started doing radio in Houston in 1973. I did public affairs interview programs (think Meet the Press). I eventually had 3 pre-recorded radio programs going on at the same time for various stations. I also did some Cable TV in Houston. Then I did talk shows in a suburb of Houston for about a year. That all ended around 1979."

"I started doing radio first in San Diego in 1990. That was as a CHP officer for KMLO out of Fallbrook, then KECR, then to TV at Ch 10 for CHP until I retired in 2005. Then almost 5 years at KUSI in studio. Then 3 years in Sky10, now 3 years in Chopper 8"

"So, I started 43 years ago with no radio or TV in the 1980s. I've been on San Diego radio and/or TV daily (M-F) since 1990. KGTV for the CHP was from 1996 until 2005."

"I've interviewed everyone from astronauts to Presidential candidates to athletes to rape crisis counselors. At KUSI, I worked with all kinds of famous people, I have photos of many of them on my WEBSITE"

Officer Phil, I wish you a fantastic retirement and I thank you for all the years of fantastic work you have brought us!


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Easy 98.1 Steals some Magic

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio has learned more about the changes at KIFM Easy 98.1.

   San Diego Radio Legend Gene "The Greener" Knight will depart Magic 92.5 late January and will start almost immediately at KIFM.

More to come as The Greener and I will be meeting up soon.

I welcome you to read the Spotlight I did on Gene, you can read that HERE

Congratulations, Gene!

Monday, January 11, 2016

KGB Holds David Bowie Tribute today

By Joe Nelson

David Bowie Tribute Taking Place Today in San Diego

From iHeart Media San Diego:

                        Who                 101.5 FM KGB will conduct a David Bowie Tribute today, January 11, 2016.

What                The life and music of iconic artist David Bowie will be honored during a live broadcast and candlelight vigil. The public is invited to attend the broadcast, take part in the vigil and share their memories by signing a giant “Bowie” Tribute sign. 

Where             The Tribute and live broadcast will take place outside of the main entrance to the Valley View Casino Center (formerly the Sports Arena), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110.

When               Monday, January 11, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. afternoon host Clint August and Morning Show host Bob Buchmann will broadcast live.  A candlelight vigil is planned to take place at sunset. 

Why                 David Bowie had tremendous influence over rock music and is considered one of the most iconic figures of his era.  As San Diego’s legendary Classic Rock station, it’s only fitting that we honor the life of this remarkable musician at the site where he performed for thousands of listeners during the height of his career in the 1970s.

Breaking Radio News

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio has learned there has been a change at KIFM Easy 98.1

Morning Show host Greg Cook has left the building and the search is on for his replacement.

Not much more than that is known at this time, but I will bring the details here when I know more.

As always, thanks for tuning in to


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s heritage Alternative Rock station 91X 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 the alternative format and lives the 91X Lifestyle

· Experience with On Air Board

· Experience with NexGen a plus, but not required

· Deliver livestyle friendly breaks in a conversational manner

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

· Understand how to communicate effectively with 91X listeners through Social Media

· Respect the heritage of the 91X Brand

· 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 and air check to – Please specify that you are applying for the position in the subject line. No phone calls, please

Monday, January 4, 2016

Kevin Acee Joins The Mighty 1090 as Host

By Joe Nelson


   San Diego’s most read sports columnist – Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union Tribune - joins The Mighty 1090 to host the evening “Trending Now” show beginning tonight (Monday January, 4th). Acee will offer his own “take” on the hottest San Diego sports topics, conduct unique, compelling interviews of top sports figures and interact with fans via phone and social media.
Acee - who will continue his role as columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, commented: "This is an awesome opportunity — to expand my interaction with sports fans, to dive deeper into what is happening in the sports world and to spar every day with Scott Kaplan." Broadcast Company of The Americas Vice President of Programming and Operations Mike Shepard added: “Kevin is a multi-media sports voice in San Diego who has the unique ability to connect and provide insight to sports fans on a variety of platforms.
“Trending Now" show is the perfect showcase of his many talents, and we enthusiastically welcome Kevin to the full-time, all-star lineup on San Diego’s Sports Leader –The Mighty 1090!” Mick Glickenhaus, President of Broadcast Company of The Americas adds “We can’t wait to turn Kevin loose on our Broadcast and Digital platforms to further entertain and inform San Diego’s sports fans.” Kevin Acee has been at the Union-Tribune since 1999 and a sportswriter for more than two decades.
Prior to assuming his role as a columnist in 2012, Acee was the Union-Tribune's Chargers beat writer for seven seasons and also spent two seasons as the paper’s San Diego State football beat writer. A San Diego native and Chico State alumnus, Acee covered the Anaheim Angels for the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Daily News of Los Angeles.
He lives in Fallbrook with his wife, Kristi, and two sons. 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 Glickenhaus,
President 858-535-2510

100.7 KFM*BFM Lineup

By Joe Nelson
   As everyone probably knows by now, 100.7 became "100.7 KFM*BFM" today.
   I reached out to Dave Rickards, Sara and KFMB Director of Programming and Operations Joe Lindsay and asked him a couple questions.

Dave Rickards:
JN: Dave, what can you tell me about this huge change?
DR: "Time to rock. Clearly this is a dirty job that no one has been able to handle. So step back and we'll handle it from here"

Sara Perry:
JN: Sara, how do you see this new format and all these changes?
SP: "It's been a long wait but the result is SO worth it. This is the radio station San Diego has been waiting for. It's an honor to be on live middays after the legendary DSC and to be under Garett's leadership. We're finally bringing the people of San Diego what they've been asking for and I'm thrilled to help deliver it."

Joe Lindsay:
JN: Joe, the DSC for so many years were attached to a rock station, while making the decision to go with this format, was the history of the DSC considered? Something more aligned with what they had been associated with in years past?
JL: "Knowing we have the #1 morning show in the market we had to find the right formula to serve the DSC audience throughout the rest of the day. After doing extensive research and asking San Diegans what they want, the result ended up with a format with a wide variety of Rock."

JN: What decades will this format cover?
JL: "The Station will span five decades (1970's-2010's) and will be live and local."

JN: So the previous lineup included Johnjay and Rich, I assume you wanted this much more local?
JL: "Being live and local is extremely important to us. Listeners have made it crystal clear that their local radio station should reflect the community and what is happening around San Diego. That is the difference between us and stations that use syndication. We will be connected to the community in many ways moving forward."

JN: Do you have the on-air lineup set yet?
JL: Yes, we will have the DSC from 6-10am, Sara Perry 10-3, and Garett Michaels will have the 3-7pm slot.

Thanks for you time, Dave and Joe! Have fun!

Joe Nelson

The Flip is Complete

By Joe Nelson


SAN DIEGO, CA –  Following weeks of speculation, a new era for San Diego’s KFMB-FM signal began at 10:00 AM today with the launch of “100.7 KFM-BFM San Diego.”

The station promises to deliver “true variety, that rocks,” and is taking a “playing whatever, whenever,” approach, while featuring a diverse music library curated specifically to the tastes and lifestyle of San Diego.
The new format was officially introduced by “Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw” Morning Show host Dave Rickards, who was also featured in recent TV and radio spots teasing a new station to come.  The “DSC” will remain unchanged on the station, airing 5:00 to 10:00 AM, Monday through Friday, with all cast members returning.

The station has been a project of recently named Program Director Garett Michaels, who joined in early December.

Finally, the day has arrived, and it’s time to rock and roll!” said Michaels.  “100.7 FM is a storied frequency in San Diego.  I’m honored to have the opportunity to create a new radio station, and we already have the market’s number one morning show as the foundation.  Additionally, it’s super cool that we’re bringing back the station’s proper name and using the iconic call letters.  KFM-BFM, San Diego!  I believe many San Diegans are about to have a new favorite station.”

The previous “Jack” format was dropped prior to Thanksgiving, and replaced with seasonal “Jack Frost” holiday music, fueling rumors of a new format to come in 2016.  The day after Christmas, the station hosted nine days of “stunting” with a new format every day, ranging from “All AC/DC,” to “Outlaw Country.”

KFMB stations include radio stations 100.7 KFM-BFM San Diego, AM 760 KFMB and television station CBS 8. Midwest Television, Inc., licensee of these locally owned and operated stations, also operates as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement with Local Media San Diego, LLC.  LMSD operates radio stations Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM), Z90 (XHTZ-FM), and 91X (XTRA-FM).

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Saturday Night Sock Hop Expands

By Joe Nelson
   I ran this story back in August... I received an email from Michael letting me know they have added one more hour and are on the air 8-Midnight.

   Very cool, I will be tuning in!

***Below is the original story***

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 to earn that hour every week by making the show as good as I can.I do not take that time for granted-they could pull me off at any time and replace me with anything else that would pay just as much, if not more. That would be Rons decision and I dont want that to happen.He's been remarkably tolerant. 

 I'd LOVE to know how many other shows there are like this -especially on AM stations-left on the air. Very few, I'd bet. You can also quote me as saying that , in my opinion, this is what music radio should be like-fun to listen to, live, taking requests on the air and talking to your listeners. And by all means add that the show has been 100% program director free since day one-I"ve never had our PD tell me-or even suggest-what to play.Lotsa big money DJ's cannot say that.

 And unlike all the college stations, I front and back announce EVERY tune.

 Thats how radio can be when you dont have marketing people, researchers, focus groups, and computer generated playlists  running radio.It took someone with zero radio experience to figure that out, apparently.  Exactly the opposite of KRTH, for example .

If I couldnt do it live, talk to my listeners and play what I wanted to, I wouldnt want to do it. I hope to keep it going as long as the station will have me, and I can keep sponsors on.

And I'd like to mention that  my board op, Nick Lane, has been with me for 4 of those years. A remarkably patient guy, believe me. He digs (or at least tolerates) the music, which helps tremendously. Those board ops are the unsung heroes of KCBQ, take it from me.

Just my .02,
Mike Zuccaro

Friday, January 1, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board

By Joe Nelson
   KPBS emailed SDR this evening notifying me they have FIVE job openings.

   I was told two of them close on Jan. 3, and the others close on Jan. 8. So, act fast and good luck!!

The listings can be found here:

Letter From the Editor

By Joe Nelson
Good morning and Happy New Year from SanDiegoRadio!
I received a letter a little while back and it has been digging at me. Not too much, but it bugged me a bit.
"You don't publish regularly enough... you never do anything scathing, your articles are short."
That was only a part of it. Now, I know trolling is out of control on the internet, so I chalk it up to mostly just that, trolling.
But the motto for SanDiegoRadio is "TRUST HONESTY & RESPECT", Three words I live by every time I publish.

"You don't publish enough" - I publish what is sent to me (If I deem it accurate by vetting every time), I also have a full time job, three kids and grandkids AND believe it or not, a life.

"You never do anything scathing" - Now this one got me, hey, we all know there are things that go on behind walls and closed doors. I believe this is personal information and I am just not the type to air dirty laundry on anyone or any company. If something happened to me at work, the very last thing I'd want would be my name smeared all over the internet. I respect my radio folks and am not out to burn them.

"Your articles are short" - I believe in the saying 'Short and Sweet'. Far too often through the years while reading articles I find myself getting lost or uninterested with the story because the writer is using big words that no one uses or just runs on and on. I like to get to the point and move along.

I have also heard "What's your opinion?" I report the facts and let everyone make their own opinions, it is not my job to have opinions, it's my job to stay neutral and see it right down the middle and just report.

It has also been mentioned SDR may not get the hits. I can tell you, while I never reveal actual numbers, the viewership is wider and more numerous than I have ever experienced and is exceeding my expectations. Trust me, SDR has plenty of readers.
Going forward in 2016, I welcome your stories and please add me to your email lists for the press releases, etc.
Also, this year I am making an effort to further involve local TV news to the column. If you are a news director, anchor, reporter, MMJ... contact me please.

Thank you for your trust,
Joe Nelson