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Kiss' Ace Frehley Visits KFM-BFM
By Joe Nelson
ACE FREHLEY VISITS 100.7 KFM-BFM FOR “ORIGINS” EVENT WITH FANS
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 Origins for our listeners who are truly passionate fans of rock-n-roll. I freaking love this job!”
“KFM-BFM Origins,” is an on-going series, and Michaels encourages artists and labels who are interested in participating to contact him.
KFM-BFM 100.7 debuted its “variety rock” format on January 4th and has already become the top ranked rock station in San Diego.
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.
SanDiegoRadio SpotlightEmily Griffiths KIOZ - "The Show" Producer
SanDiegoRadio.org had the opportunity to catch up with Emily Griffiths, from KIOZ's "The Show". We hope you enjoy this candid interview. I do consider Emily a radio pro as she has worked very hard wherever she has been as well as landing a job with iHeart after her previous morning show disbanded.
Joe Nelson: What is your current position? Emily Griffiths: Producer of The Show on Rock 1053 JN: How are things with you right now? Life, work….. EG: Life is great! I just finished my first year on The Show and it has been a year full of learning and adjusting to the inner workings of a new show. Coming from many years being on The Jeff and Jer Showgram there was a ton of changing and adjustments. The routine and way the show works is different in so many ways. I feel like I have grown more this year in my career then ever before.
JN: San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit? EG: This…
Special thanks to Bo Woods for his help on this story, Condolences from SanDiegoRadio
(SAN DIEGO, CA – September 25, 2018) It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of a great radio icon, Paul Menard. Menard, best known for his role as Irving Harrigan of the National Radio Hall of Fame morning team show, Charlie & Harrigan, was 81 years old.
He passed peacefully in a North County San Diego hospital on Tuesday September 25th. Paul Menard was a popular morning disc jockey on KOMA-AM in Oklahoma City as Paul Miller before being teamed with Jack Woods in 1965 at KLIF-AM in Dallas as the newly recreated Charlie & Harrigan.
Together they worked on-air at WKYC in Cleveland, KILT in Houston, KFMB in San Diego, KCBQ in San Diego and WAVA in Washington D.C. Their ‘Charlie & Harrigan Presents’ syndicated morning show was heard daily in 53 markets, simultaneously, across the country. Menard is now reunited with Woods, who passed 3 years before him, as Charlie …
Pala Rez Radio 91.3 FM has secured the exclusive Southern California broadcast rights to The Wolfman Jack Show. The Wolfman will be heard five nights a week at 6 beginning with his Halloween Special on Saturday, October 31 as part of six hours of special Rez Halloween programming. The WJS will assume its permanent slot every Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6p beginning November 3.
Wolfman Jack, whose real name was Robert Smith – same as the Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians – hmmm, you don’t suppose … nah, couldn’t be. Anyway, Wolfman Jack’s rise to become America’s most well-known disc jockey brought him from Mexican border blaster, 250,000-watt XERF in Ciudad Acuña across from Del Rio, Texas to a similar station in Rosarita, Baja California in the mid-1960s – XERB, 1090 AM where he howled for years on tapes shipped across the border from offices in Chula Vista and later, Hollywood. Those shows were then beamed up th…