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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 digital assets will turn purple too: including website, apps and social media.
Magic’s first incarnation of Purple 92.5 took place immediately following Prince’s passing on Thursday, April 21, when the station ditched their regular programming and replaced it with the Prince library as the only music in rotation through the weekend.
Magic 92.5 is owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC. LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and 91X (XTRA-FM) as a member of SD Local, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).
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…