Showing posts from March, 2016

Channel 933 Announces Summer Kickoff Concert

By Joe Nelson

   Joe Haze, PD Channel 933, sent information on their Summer Kickoff Concert over. I will share it now!

We released the lineup for Channel 933’s Summer Kick Off Concert!
If you were in San Diego when we had our first one at the SDSU Open Air theater in 1998,  then you enjoyed the likes of Candyman & 98 degrees.
Fast forward to 2016, I think it’s safe to say we have grown since then!
This year we have Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Flo-Rida, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, Mike Posner, Alessia Cara, Melanie Martinez, and more to be announced!

The presale code is 933 and can be activated at which goes until Thursday at 10pm. The general on sale is Friday at 10am.  I expect it to sell out.
If you can share the links below on your social media and with your friends to help get the word out, I would greatly appreciate it!   #933Summer
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Slow Jams First Quarter of 2016 A Huge Success

By Joe Nelson

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Sunday Night Slow Jams Brings Format-Specific Shows to Nine New Markets; Grows to 123 Affiliates in Q1
BURBANK, CA, March 30, 2016— Benztown’s internationally syndicated hit weekend radio show Sunday Night Slow Jams announces that it has expanded to nine new markets in the first quarter of 2016, bringing its total affiliate count to 123 stations. The growth was ignited as Sunday Night Slow Jams, the #1 weekend radio show in America, kicked off 2016 by making the show available to a wider variety of stations through three different formats: Rhythm/Urban, Top 40/Mainstream and the all-new Throwback edition.

On Sunday, March 27, the new Throwback edition of Sunday Night Slow Jams debuted on the show’s new affiliates in Seattle, WA (KHTP-FM, HOT 103.7) and  in Minneapolis, MN (WGVX-FM/WGVX-AM/WRXP-FM trimulcast, 105 THE VIBE). The Throwback edi…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board - 3-30-16

By Joe Nelson

Part Time Promotions Assistant BCA Radio San Diego is seeking experienced part time 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.

Arctic Monkeys Love Them Some FM 94/9

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) was included twice on’s list of Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner’s ‘Top 10 Acoustic Moments,’ including the #10 and #1 spot on the list.
The FM 94/9 Loud@ concert series has brought some of the biggest artists in the alternative world to small, intimate, up close environments, and the over 60 year heritage music magazine noticed, including ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High’ as the #10, and ‘Snap Out Of It’ as the #1 acoustic moment for the British rocker, both recorded at San Diego’s Studio West for a 2014 session with station staff and lucky listeners. “We know FM 94/9 does it best. We love music, and we know how fortunate we are to bring people face to face with some of the biggest artists in the alternative landscape,” said FM 94/9 Music Director, Assi…

March SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The TV News Edition

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The TV News Edition

March 2016
Gary Buzel

Gary, thanks for your time!
JN: What is your current position/Channel/Shift?  GB: I am a multimedia journalist on CW6 News San Diego, I work weekends for the 10pm newscast.
JN: How are things with you right now? Life, work….. GB: After the crash of 2008, I learned the hard economic lesson to be multifaceted. When I am not on television, during the weekdays, I work part time at a flight school inside Gillespie Field in El Cajon as a pilot/flight instructor. I teach aspiring commercial pilots transitioning to multi-engine airplanes from single engine trainers. I also do freelance video production, drone video and photography services, and drone flight training. And once and awhile freelance traffic crash investigation analysis and reconstruction, I kept up and maintained my national certification back from my prior law enforcement career.               Gary and his Emmy for 2014 Breaking News Coverage JN: …

JM is Back in the PM on the KGB!

By Joe Nelson

   I am really trying to hold back the excitement on this one, as I am supposed to be neutral. But when really good things happen to really good people, It is hard to contain the joy.

   SanDiegoRadio has been told in that Jim McInnes is returning to 101.5 KGB!

In an email I just received I am told Jim will be doing a Saturday shift from Noon to 6 PM AND will handle fill-in work!

   KGB PD Shauna Moran tells SanDiegoRadio "We are happy to have Jim back home where he belongs!"

Congratulations Jim!!

Joe Nelson
Shauna, thank you for sending to me first!

Z90's 'Epic 48' Wrap Up

By Joe Nelson

In what is the most exciting promotions I have ever seen in radio, I give you the wrap up of Z90's "Epic 48".

Here is Randy "R Dub!" Williams' description of the events of this past weekend.

First, five weeks of heavy on-air, online, and televised promotion; and thousands of entries.  All of the entrants had NO IDEA what #EPIC48Hours would consist of—we gave ZERO details except these three rules: 1) Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, 2) Be ready to go ANYWHERE, 3) Be ready to do ANYTHING.  And one guarantee: THE most #EPIC48Hours of your life. The MYSTERY and SUSPENSE of #EPIC48Hours was unreal.  Everyone was talking about it: clients, listeners, people on the street. The day finally came. On Friday, we selected a winner and headed to their place of work. Melissa Hill and her guest Jamie of Santee not only had no idea they’d win, but they had no clue what was in store if they won.  Like thousands of others, they came to work with their bag…

CW6 Hires News Director

By Joe Nelson has learned CW6 has found their News Director.

Jon Brady will come to San Diego from Seattle where he is currently with KING 5 News.

Jon fills the position that was vacated when former News Director Don Shafer exited the building in early December 2015.

Jon will start April 25, 2016.

Welcome to San Diego, Jon


We Have an HD Flip - Time to Get JAM'N!

By Joe Nelson

   iHeart San Diego's John Peake just sent me news of a flip.  HD 95.7 KISS FM is no more. Welcome "JAM'N 957" to the HD dial.

This, from John:

Today we launched a new station in San Diego!  It was time to bring Hip Hop back to the market so we did.  Please welcome the new, JAM’N 957 on KSSX-FM HD3!  This is a station dedicated to San Diego’s best Hip Hop and part of iHM’s new Multi-Cultural initiative.  The new station will start thumpin’ tonight at midnight with San Diego’s Hip Hop on 95.7 HD3. Please give it a listen and let us know what you think.   Spread the word about San Diego’s new JAM’N 957. Hoppy Easter Weekend
Thanks John! -Joe

"The Fast Crusade" - An Announcement

By Joe Nelson
   I enjoy sharing news like this. Channel 933's Nathan Fast and his fiancee Rebecca have made an announcement. And they have done so in the most spectacular way!

Maybe I am biased because I am such a huge Indiana Jones fan, but they chose the iconic character's likeness, Balboa Park, and ROCK 105.3's Marty Whitney as a VO for this fantastic video.

Check it out HERE

Congratulations Nathan and Rebecca! This made my day!

Ernie Myers Funeral Arrangements

By Joe Nelson
   I wanted to share information on the funeral arrangements for legendary radio man Ernie Myers.

   Shotgun Tom Kelly was interviewed by The San Diego Union Tribune's Christine Huard and her article will also provide details on Ernie's funeral arrangements.

From Christine Huard,
Ernie Myers went on the air in an era when being a disc jockey was second only to being a movie star, though he took a shot at that, too. And while the business would change as much as the music by the time he retired more than 15 years ago, one thing would remain the same for the mellow-voiced morning radio man — his passion for horse racing. Mr. Myers, who debuted in San Diego in 1954, died March 8 at his home in La Mesa. He was 86, and had been suffering the effects of Parkinson’s disease the past four years.  For more, including funeral details, click HERE

March SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson
SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

March 2016
Ryan Hunter

Editor's Note: While this is an unusual Spotlight only due to the fact that Ryan is leaving San Diego as he has accepted a position in AZ, I promised him a Spotlight, and I always keep my word. 
What is your current position? 
Well, that depends on what day of the week it is... Like most people in modern radio I wear a number of hats, but I've always been happy to take on anything the cluster needs. Lately I've been spending most of my time hosting the morning show on Easy 98.1. Sometimes it's Traffic Reporter & Producer when the amazing Kelly Danek is unavailable, behind the scenes it's Production Assistant and editor of David Boylan's Lick the Plate which came to Entercom after KPRI flipped. I've had a few other titles over the past six years, most notably the afternoon host on "Smooth 98.1" in 2012 after the station flipped from smooth jazz and Intern Director whic…

Jagger & Kristi Announce Sheryl Love as Their New Producer

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA (March 17, 2016) – Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) announced that Sheryl Love will join morning drive team “Jagger & Kristi in the Morning,” as producer.

Sheryl Love Mills started in radio in 2006 as a Promotions Assistant for Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM), and Magic 92.5.  She moved into the Programming Department as a Board Operator in 2009, then took on the challenge of being an on-air personality. Sheryl became a part-time on-air talent for Z90 in 2010, and since then has filled in for all day parts, including morning drive. 
Sheryl grew up a Navy brat, living in Hawaii and Virginia, eventually making her way back to San Diego. She is a graduate from Morse High School and San Diego State University.
“Sheryl Love is a perfect fit for us!” said host Mark Jagger.  “We were so excited to be able to bring her on board to produce our show.  She is funny, a Mom, a great person and as a San Diegan she lo…