Showing posts from February, 2016

Charlie Tuna has Passed Away

By Joe Nelson has learned today of the passing of long time radio and television personality Charlie Tuna.

Tuna's website has verified this sad news. The reason for his death is unknown at this time. All is known is that he died "peacefully in his sleep on February 19". Charlie was 71. His real name was Art Ferguson 
Condolences to his entire family.
-Joe  SanDiegoRadio

February SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

February 2016
Steve Kramer
Steve, welcome to San Diego and thanks for your time.

Joe Nelson: What is your current position?
Steve Kramer: Channel 933 Morning Show

JN: How are things with you right now? Life, work…..
SK: Settled is probably a good word. 90% of the moving boxes are unpacked, I can get to the station without a GPS anymore, the studio is starting to feel like home.

JN: Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from radio?
SK: Tons. I always say that radio would be the BEST reality show because of all the crazy characters and situations. I'll share a recent one. When I was in Phoenix, we thought it would be a good idea to send a listener with their grandma to see Magic Mike 2, and then the grandma would call us and give us a review. We set it up, bring the granddaughter on, she was so excited to do it. I wake up the next morning with a text from the granddaughter saying the grandma DIED right after …

February SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The TV News Edition

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The TV News Edition
February 2016
Joe Little
Joe, thanks for your time!
Joe Nelson: What is your current position/Channel/Shift?
Joe Little: I am a News Reporter at KGTV, 10News in San Diego. At least that’s what they public sees. Inside the industry, I’m a Multimedia Journalist, better known as an MMJ. I work the day shift Monday through Friday.

JN: How are things with you right now? Life, work…..
JL: It took me a while to figure out the balance between life and work. It’s hard to realize there needs to be a balance between the two while realizing you can’t separate the two. I am very close to figuring out that balance but things overall are really good for me.

JN: Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from TV News?
JL: That’s the broadest question. You might as well ask, “What’s up?” But since you left the mic open… I am discouraged by the quality of news being pumped out there these days. Social media has diluted our ability to…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

Co-Host Named for Morton in the Morning

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, CA (February 12, 2016) – The search for a co-host to join Rick Morton on “Morton in the Morning” on Z90 (XHRM-FM) has ended, with Edina Macic landing the job.  Her first day on-air will be February 22.
Edina will move from the “Potato State,” where she spent five years as co-host on the “Wild 101” (KWYD-FM, Boise, ID) Morning Show, to the “Golden State” working alongside Rick Morton and producer D-Rock.
"I am thrilled to be heading to San Diego and having the opportunity to do what I love!” said Macic. “Having the chance to work with a successful industry veteran like (Z90 Program Director) R Dub, being a part of the family environment he has created at Local Media San Diego and reuniting with my good friend Rick Morton is really what you dream of in radio. I can’t wait to start!"
Edina left radio in early 2015 to work as a TV morning show news producer in Boise, but returns to radio because, “I missed …

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 2-15-16

By Joe Nelson

On-Air (PT)

San Diego’s new radio station, 100.7 KFM-BFM, is seeking experienced on-air pros to help with and/or be available to work weekends, nights, holidays and the occasional weekday fill-in shift. 
Position requires someone that is available to work up to 20 hours/week, has a flexible schedule, can take direction from the Program Director and that has a complete understanding of how to communicate effectively through Social Media. 
Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of on-air experience as well as experience with on-air board work and ENCO, NexGen, WideOrbit, AudioVault or other digital delivery platforms. We are searching for a passionate rock-n-roll fan with broad music knowledge that can authentically deliver that passion on the air. Ideally, we would like someone that is familiar with the culture and lifestyle of San Diego. 
When submitting resume, please be sure to include an air check. No phone calls, please. Apply via e-mail to

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Feb. 8, 2016

Carl DeMaio to Moderate Republican Debate Monday

By Joe Nelson

Republican US Senate Candidates to 
Debate Feb. 8 on the DeMaio Report

WHO: Republican US Senate Candidate debate moderated by KOGO’s Carl DeMaio and Cliff Albert: ·Rocky Chavez, State Assemblyman ·Tom Del Becarro, Businessman ·Duf Sundheim, Businessman

WHAT: With the retirement of US Senator Barbara Boxer (D), California will see a hotly contested U.S. Senate race in 2016.  Three Republican candidates are vying to consolidate the support of GOP voters to secure a spot in the November runoff to face either Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D) or State Attorney General Kamala Harris (D).  At this point political observers consider the race wide open. 
WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016 from 5-6 pm
WHERE: iHeart Media San Diego Studios, 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego CA 92123
STUDIO AUDIENCE: Up to 50 tickets will be issued for the debate for studio audience members.  Tickets will be given away on-air during the DeMaio Report the week of February 1-5, 2016. For more information, go to www.…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - Feb. 4, 2016

By Joe Nelson

105.7 MAX-FM is looking for a highly motivated Morning Show Producer with a very particular set of skills. 
Candidates must be well organized, up on current events and pop culture, proficient in audio editing, experienced in all social media platforms, outgoing with a dynamic personality a plus, previous on-air experience and audio board operations will definitely come in handy. Broadcast background crucial. 
Please send resume, salary history for immediate consideration to EOE.

Lenny B is Back!

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Joe Lindsay (858) 888-7070 
San Diego, CA (February 4, 2016) – San Diego native and industry veteran Lenny Balistreri, aka “Lenny B” has been named Music Director on Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM). Lenny B has worked in the radio broadcast industry since the mid-90’s and will now be part of the programming team on the Rhythmic A/C station working closely with Program Director R Dub! Lenny B will also serve as “Executive Morning Show Producer,” for Local Media San Diego stations Magic 92.5, Z90 (XHTZ-FM), and 91X (XTRA-FM).
   "I'm a broadcasting fan and a marketing geek who thrives in a creative environment,” said Lenny B. “Having the opportunity to incorporate all of these passions into one position is a dream come true. I'm thrilled to be a part of this legendary group of heritage San Diego radio stations." 
Lenny B’s radio roles have spanned from Mornin…