Showing posts from June, 2016

Mike V Named APD at KFM-BFM

By Joe Nelson
(San Diego, CA) - San Diego’s new 100.7 KFM-BFM announces that Mike V. Vasquez has been hired as the station’s Assistant Program Director.

In addition to his APD duties, Mike V. will also host the evening show from 7:00pm to 12:00am.

His radio career began in Fresno at KEZL back in the mid-80s. He was named Program Director in 1993 and, after taking that station to #1 in the ratings, was offered the PD job at KIFM/San Diego in 1998. During his 16 year tenure at KIFM, he led the station to #1 in the ratings dozens of times. KIFM also won the coveted “Marconi Award” in 2005 for Station of the Year under his leadership.

“SDLocal has become a force to be reckoned with and I’m so pumped to be joining the KFM-BFM team!” said Vasquez.  “There’s a winner’s mentality here and everybody brings their A-Game on a daily basis. I thrive in this type of environment and look forward to contributing to our team’s success!”
KFM-BFM Program Director Garett Michaels s…

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition
May 2016

What is your current position? On air (middays) and Music Director at 91X
How are things with you right now? Life, work….. CRAZY. I just moved from Cardiff to north PB, got the stomach flu, and left FM 94/9 & started at 91X all within the same week! I need a nap.
San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit? I grew up at the beach so the beach is my favorite spot, with hiking local trails (Elfin Forest, Iron Mountain, Torrey Pines) a close second.
Is your job still as exciting like it was day one? YES. I still feel the need to pinch myself regularly. I still can't believe I get paid to do what I love!
Where is your favorite place to go out and eat? I have so many!! Current favorites include Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, URBN pizza, Taco Surf, Moto Deli, Best Pizza & Brew, Rimel's, & The Orient Thai in PB.
What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting? My firs…

It's Official: Hilary Returns to 91X

By Joe Nelson

(San Diego, CA.) – San Diego’s number one alternative rock station* 91X (XETRA 91.1 FM) announces the return of highly esteemed, totally adored, truly cherished, oft idolized, and much admired radio personality Hilary Chambers to the station.

Hilary will be 91X Music Director, and host the midday show from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Her first day on-air will be Thursday.
Hilary’s radio career started on college radio at KUCI at the University of California at Irvine in 1992 (“Go Anteaters!”).  Following part time work at KNAC Los Angeles and then 92X in Denver, Hilary returned to California to host afternoon drive on 91X for almost a decade.  After taking her talents to other stations and formats, she returns now to 91X.

“I am so stoked, so grateful, and so fired up to get this party started and to come full circle back to the station that has my heart!” said Hilary.

“All of us here at 91X are equally as stoked as Hilary,” said 91X Program Director Michael Halloran.  “We hope we are…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 6-25-16

By Joe Nelson

KFMB Stations is looking for an exceptional receptionist. This position is the first point of contact to our viewers and listeners, as well as advertisers, clients and the general public so a pleasant demeanor and excellent communication and people skills are a must. 
Responsibilities include greeting the general public, visitors and customers; answering phones; scheduling appointments, handling the distribution of packages and/or mail; maintaining an organized reception area; as well as other general administrative tasks. Responsibilities will also include providing administrative assistant support to other departments as needed.  Experience using Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook, as well as Adobe experience, is required. Good organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks is also required. Previous receptionist and/or administrative assistant experience is also required. Experience working in a tel…


By Joe Nelson
San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 94/9 (KBZT FM) has announced the lineup for Independence Jam, Saturday, September 10th at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, presented by Miller Lite and Subaru. The lineup includes 7 bands on two stages, toasting the coast in Oceanside: X Ambassadors
Broods  | Kaleo  | Pop Etc
Bishop Briggs | Barns Courtney | The Wind + The Wave
“SPF 94/9 was so much fun, we can wait to do it again for Indie Jam,” said one half of the Cantore + Woods morning show Steve Woods “A beautiful Saturday in Oceanside with FM 94/9, these awesome bands, and a few thousand of your smiling faces. Let’s do it!” The Oceanside Pier Amphitheater has served as the backdrop to many previous FM 94/9 concerts, which have included such acts as Cage the Elephant, The Black Keys, Imagine Dragons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold, Fiona Apple, Cold War Kids, Phantogram and most recently SPF 94/9 2016 headliner AWOLNATION. “It’s not a coincidence that people tha…

Longtime News Anchor Switching Stations

By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio has learned a popular morning anchor is moving to another station.

   Jason Austell, morning anchor for NBC 7 News Today has been in that position since 2007, and 15 years before that in the helicopter doing traffic.

   Jason will be moving to CW6 as the anchor of the 4 and 10 PM news. His first telecast will be July 11.

Congratulations Jason!

Joe Nelson

R Dub! Visits North Korea - See in on TV Tonight

By Joe Nelson

   If you follow nearly any form of social media, you know R Dub! of Magic 92.5 is well known for his travels around the globe. He has been to over 50 countries so far and he said he will not stop anytime soon.

   Recently R Dub! (Randy Williams) visited North Korea and his stories and photos are incredible. His journey will be featured on Channel 8 Wednesday night at 5:30 with Jeff Zevely.

The following is the release sent to me highlighting his trip.

Good afternoon,

R Dub!, Creator, Host and Producer of Sunday Night Slow Jams -- now in three different formats and reaching over three million consumers a week and heard on 122 affiliates around the world; a weeknight version of Sunday Night Slow Jams, and R Dub!’s All-Slow Jams online channel -- has taken the ultimate radio peace-keeping trip this summer, traveling to North Korea, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan from May 27-June 7. And now he's back with photos and the REAL STORY.
An international traveler and stude…

Nathan Fast is a Dad!

By Joe Nelson
   The entire staff at SanDiegoRadio wishes Channel 933's Nathan Fast and Rebecca a HUGE congratulations on the birth today of their first child, a daughter, Scarlett!

Fines Levied on KURS

By Joe Nelson (With help for Tom Taylor of "Tom Taylor Now" Newsletter)

As shown below, KURS  has been levied fines as stated below, with newer information after this section:

Daily Digest 

Vol. 35 No. 117                                                  June 21, 2016



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Report No: SCL-00184 Released:  06/21/2016.  ACTIONS TAKEN UNDER CABLE LANDING LICENSE ACT. (DA No.  16-703).  IB

Report No: 48760 Released:  06/21/2016.  BROADCAST ACTIONS.  MB

Report No: 28760 Released:  06/21/2016.  BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.  MB…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

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SanDiegoRadio Job Board 6-8-16

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s new radio station, 100.7 KFM-BFM, seeks an experienced, highly organized and detail-oriented Assistant Program Director/On-Air Talent to: Assist and work with the Program Director (PD) to execute daily tasks related to station programming and operations; Assist in the scheduling and editing of daily music logs; Collaborate with PD and Creative Services Director on the writing of station imaging/promos; Coordinate and schedule image production/promos as needed; Coordinate weekly on-air schedule as well as perform a daily on-air shift. 
This position will also serve as a back-up to Program Director and other on-air staff as needed and will act as a liaison between Programming and other station departments. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a PD or Assistant PD, a strong familiarity and understanding of MusicMaster and/or Selector and experience with ENCO, NexGen, WideOrbit, AudioVault or other digital…

Sunny 98.1 Lineup

By Joe Nelson

   Word around the Sunny 98.1 (Which if you missed it is no longer KIFM, it is now KXSN) has it that this will be the new lineup starting on Monday.

Mornings:    To be determined
9-2:              Dawne Davis
2-7:              Gene Knight
7-Midnight: Nick Upton

Also, longtime radio personality Jane Asher will be heard weekends and fill in.

SDLocal Presents Chula Vista 4th Fest

By Joe Nelson


(June 6, 2016) San Diego, CA – Today, media group SDLocal and the City of Chula Vista announced “Chula Vista 4th Fest,” a free Fourth of July fireworks show at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
A custom music soundtrack synchronized to the fireworks will air on the five SDLocal radio stations; Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM, 92.5), Z90 (XHTZ-FM, 90.3), 91X (XTRA-FM, 91.1), AM 760 (KFMB-AM), and KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM, 100.7).
This will be the first public fireworks show in the City of Chula Vista since 2008. SDLocal is working with the City of Chula Vista to pool resources to bring back the holiday celebration.
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas presented the idea to the Chula Vista City Council which unanimously voted to support the fireworks show. The Mayor, along with Deputy Mayor Steve Miesen, are working jointly to fundraise for the project.
“The City of Chula Vista is thrilled to bring back the 4t…