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SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition
May 2016
Joi Taylor

Joi! Thanks for your time...

What is your current position? :  The first person you see when you arrive at our studios. The Lady with the smile on her face, The Lady who puts a smile on everyone’s face as she hands them their amazing prizes: The Director of First Impressions!

How are things with you right now? Life, work….. :  Everything is going very well! We are so busy but I love all the energy! And we have some huge promotions happening very soon! The weather is warming up and so are we! Never a dull moment!

Do you have anything you’d like to talk about?  Such as stories from radio? : Well I like to bring the other side of the business to the forefront: Sure ratings and listenership are all very important however we must not forget to embrace our faithful listeners who have followed many of our on air talent for decades. We are local and do many things within the community. Our outreach into the community is m…

We Have A Flip!

By Joe Nelson
(The flip did occur 20 minutes ago)

At the stroke of 3pm PT today, iHeartMedia San Diego will officially usher in the Memorial Day weekend festivities by flipping KSSX from Rhythmic AC to Rhythmic Top 40, rebranded as JAM'N 95.7, playing Today's Hip Hop and R&B. JAM'N 95.7 will be under the programming command of Rob Scorpio, who will retain his current duties as SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Riverside, CA.

Scorpio has a long and successful history with the Hip Hop and Rhythmic formats, with a programming resume that includes KBXX (97.9 The Box)/Houston, KKBT (100.3 The Beat)/Los Angeles and WPGC/Washington. "We are fortunate to have Rob's level of expertise leading JAM'N 95.7," said John Peake, Regional SVP of Programming, iHeartMedia San Diego-Riverside. "He has incredible passion for the format and we're excited about not only the music changes he's implemented, but also the amazing talent lineup he has assembled.&qu…

Purple 92.5 Set to Return

By Joe Nelson

MAGIC 92.5 TO FLIP TO “PURPLE 92.5” ON JUNE 7 FOR PRINCE’S BIRTHDAY San Diego, CA (May 23, 2016) – Magic 92.5 announced today that on June 7, the station will once again become “Purple 92.5” and play nothing but Prince songs, to celebrate his birthday. 

In addition to playing 24 hours of nothing but Prince, the radio station will present a multitude of Prince-related content, including little known anecdotes and song facts. Purple 92.5 will also open up the phone lines and allow listeners to be a part of this celebration of Prince’s life and music.
R Dub!, afternoon personality and Director of Programming said, “On Prince’s birthday, instead of being sad, we come together as a community and celebrate the amazing music Prince has provided us with. It’s really about the listeners: their requests, their thoughts, and their stories on how the music of Prince has played a special part in their lives. We’re going to paint the town purple on June 7th, so get ready!” 

Magic 92.5’s di…

The Approved Home Pro Show Adds Bob Hoffman

By Joe Nelson


San Diego’s Top Home Improvement Resource, Approved Home Pros, Adds Dynamic Media Veteran to Already Experienced Team
SAN DIEGO, CA — May 20, 2016— The Approved Home Pro Show, San Diego’s radio and television home improvement resource, adds a new key team member with the hire of Bob Hoffman.  Hoffman brings nearly 40 years of experience in sales, marketing and management in radio and television to an already highly-experienced team. Hoffman has worked with such TV and radio industry icons as Cox, Bay City Television, Gannett, Katz and Jacor. While at Bay City, Hoffman was a instrumental in launching “San Diego Living,” where Approved Home Pros debuted on local television several years ago.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of Approved Home Pros,” Hoffman said. “The Approved Home Pro Show is Southern California’s leader in connecting consumers with the finest home improvement professionals. This is a fast-growing company and I a…

Shelley Wade Moves to KMYI

San Diego, Ca. – May 23, 2016 – Star 94.1 FM (KMYI), San Diego’s Best Variety, announced today that Shelley Wade has been named its new afternoon host, broadcasting weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and providing entertainment features and updates from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., effective May 31, 2016.  

Shelley Wade is one of the country's top radio personalities.  For the last 3 years, Shelley has been the midday host at iHeartMedia’s 95.7 KISS FM (KSSX) in San Diego and a weekend host on iHeartMedia’s 104.3 MYfm (KBIG) in Los Angeles.  Prior to working in Southern California, Wade's voice was heard one of the most-listened-to top 40 stations in the world, Z100 New York, where she worked for 12 years.  Shelley’s replacement for the midday slot on 95.7 KISS FM will be announced soon.
"Shelley's vibrant personality, love of music, and warmth will enhance what is already a top performing radio station,&…

It's Raining Tacos Saturday

By Joe Nelson

Media Contact:  Tim Young, 805-402-3627 or

San Diego, CA – May 16, 2016 – San Diego Taco Fest – San Diego’s largest one-day Taco Festival is set to kick off this Saturday at Waterfront Park. San Diegans will now have the chance to test their love for tacos all in one place and enjoy the best tacos local restaurants have to offer.

San Diego Taco Fest is taking place at Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will feature 20 of San Diego’s best taco-centric restaurants, a fun lineup of local and national concert acts, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, and interactive experiences. Oh and one less Taco Man!! That’s correct, the stolen billboard has yet to be recovered.

“San Diego is home to some of the best tacos on this planet but the hardest part is de…

Kiss' Ace Frehley Visits KFM-BFM

By Joe Nelson
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today (THURSDAY), Ace Frehley, original lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band KISS, joined listeners and staff of 100.7 KFM-BFM for an intimate “KFM-BFM Origins” event.
“KFM-BFM Origins” is a “songs and stories” concept, where artists tell their journey of musical discovery and share highlights of their career.  Ace spent over an hour with KFM-BFM Program Director and afternoon DJ Garett Michaels recounting the early days of KISS, and details about his latest solo release “Origins Vol. 1.”  He also plugged in his custom Les Paul guitar and played riffs from KISS songs “Cold Gin,” “Parasite” and “Rock and Roll All Night.”
“It was anabsolute honor to have Ace join us for our inaugural KFM-BFM Origins,” said Michaels.  “As a long time fan, I’m still a bit stunned that I spent an afternoon hanging out with one of the all time guitar greats.  I look forward to hosting many more KFM-BFM Or…

Bromo Picks up Number Seven

By Joe Nelson
   Wednesday evening David 'Bromo' Abromowitz asked me to attend something very special. Mind you, he flew out here from Minot, North Dakota for this. It was for his seven year sobriety token.

   At 7PM at Freedom Ranch about 3,000 miles east of San Diego, Bromo spoke to the approximately 50 residents currently residing at the substance and alcohol rehabilitation ranch. Freedom Ranch is a 300 acre beautiful section of land in the back country complete with cabins, a full kitchen, one telephone, picnic areas, horseshoe pit and a 9 hole miniature golf course constructed on the soil with various yard and garden items to accent the course. I would have taken photos, but they are prohibited.

   I also attended when he picked up #4. And while the speech may have had similarities, this one was different. I got the feeling #7 is a magic number of sorts. His speech was incredibly powerful and moving. And his audience was fixated on his every word.

   He started out with t…

Letter From the Editor

By Joe Nelson

   I run SanDiegoRadio as a service to my media friends. Everyone has been incredibly generous and kind to me and I just can't thank my 'birdies' enough.

   Effective immediately I am disabling the comments section of SDR. The last week or so I have received far too many letters that are just too, how do I put it... stupid. I spend a lot of time gathering info and publishing it here. I really don't have the time to be sifting through comments and being subjected to negative comments and childish name calling. Not only at me, but at my radio/TV friends. If you can only comment under the name "Anonymous", you have no weight in my world.

   I do SDR for free, as a service to the local media industry. I also have a full time job, three kids, three grandkids and am in a relationship. You will not waste my time or distract me from my goals.

   If you enjoy trolling people or calling out their history and/or credibility, you are not welcome in my world…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

Sarah Beebe Joins Cantore + Woods

By Joe Nelson

   Sarah Beebe recently joined Entercom San Diego for part-time/fill in work. Obviously someone with her resume doesn't stay in that role long.

Starting next Monday, Sarah will be Cantore + Woods' morning show producer on FM 94/9.

Congratulations Sarah!


Breaking Radio News

By Joe Nelson
   While this information is still very fresh, I don't have many details other than the news itself.

Entercom San Diego has gained the exclusive rights to become the flagship station for Padres baseball beginning in 2017.

The games will be carried on FM 94/9, no word if there will be an am station somehow.

More as it comes available.

Fox 5's Phil Blauer Investigates Decaying Balboa Park

By Joe Nelson

   As a native San Diegan, some news stories affect me more than others. Tonight will be one of those.

Fox 5's Phil Blauer will have a special report on the plight of our city's gem, Balboa Park.

If I can add an editor's note here, I can say that I have recently visited the park a few times in the last couple months and I noticed an obvious difference from when it truly was a spectacular park. There is a lot of deterioration and mold around the historic buildings, the stench of urine has never been greater, and the general 'feel' just wasn't what it once was.

Here is a fb preview of Phil's report he will run on tonight's 6pm newscast.

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition
April 2016
Adam Lisicky

Joe Nelson: What is your current position? Adam Lisicky: Programming & Nights: I’m on the air weekdays from 6PM-MID on 91X.
JN: How are things with you right now? Life, work….. AL: Actually pretty crazy haha… My wife just gave birth to our son, Sebastian Lisicky, about a week ago.
JN: Do you have anything you’d like to talk about? Such as stories from radio? AL: Catfish and the Bottlemen dedicated their song “7” to our son Sebastian, while in utero.
JN: San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit? AL: I love San Diego. I was born and raised here. I have watched this city change so much over the years. My favorite places to visit in San Diego are skateboard friendly parks. I’m currently teaching our son, Robert, how to skateboard and it has been difficult to find beginner level pavement.
JN: Is your job still as exciting like it was day one? AL: Definitely! Just the other day, we received the new si…