Showing posts from January, 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 …

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 …

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.

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!


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…

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.

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 broa…

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 …

KFMB Stations Name Their President and GM

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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&…

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 19…

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!

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 Sa…

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


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…

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…

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 …

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 i…

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, pleas…

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. I…