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The Mighty 1090 Teams Up With SDPD

By Joe Nelson


The Mighty 1090 San Diego’s Sports Leader team’s up with the San Diego Police Department and The Habit Burger Grill to support the families of SDPD Officer Jonathan "JD" De Guzman and Officer Wade Irwin.

San Diego, CA, August 24, 2016 – San Diego’s Sports Leader the Mighty 1090 is proud to announce that we have teamed up with the San Diego Police Department and The Habit Burger Grill to support the families of SDPD Officer Jonathan "JD" De Guzman and Officer Wade Irwin. The fundraiser is being held in front of Police Headquarters from 2pm-7pm Monday August 29, 2016 at San Diego Police Headquarters located at 1401 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.

Afternoon Drive hosts Scott Kaplan & Billy Ray Smith will be broadcasting live from San Diego Police Headquarters to raise money for the families of SDPD Officer Jonathan "JD" De Guzman and Officer Wade Irwin. During the broadcast The Habit Burger Grill will be on site with their …

Many Changes at Entercom San Diego

By Joe Nelson

Chris Turner at Entercom San Diego tells SanDiegoRadio of the following changes at both KSON and SUNNY:

It is with great pleasure we announce some new appointments in the Entercom San Diego Programming Department. 
Greg Raneiri adds KSON FM Music Director duties in addition to his current air-shift (7pm –Midnight) 
Gene Knight adds KXSN FM Music Director duties in addition to his current air-shift (2pm- 7pm) 
Both Greg and Gene have proven in their time here that their talent and skills are top notch and we are excited for them both as they grow with Entercom San Diego. Both have signed multi-year agreements and we couldn’t be more pleased. 
KXSN PD Brooks O’Brian is also on the move. Brooks joins the Sunny 98.1 air-staff as Interim Morning Host as she simultaneously sheds her KSON MD duties but retains her APD status on KSON.
Congratulations all!

Jim Rome San Diego Broadcast

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA, August 22, 2016 – San Diego’s Sports Leader The Mighty 1090 is excited to welcome Jim Rome back to San Diego as he broadcasts live from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Clubs’ Plaza de Mexico Friday, August 26, 2016 from 9am-12pm. Jim Rome will finish up his live Del Mar radio show by doing “cross talk” with Mighty 1090 daytime host Darren Smith who will be broadcasting live from Del Mar that day from 12-3pm.

Besides Jim Rome’s Media exploits, the 51-year-old Rome has been heavily involved in the Thoroughbred racing game with his wife Janet. He’s had notable success with several horses -- including two time Breeders’ Cup champion Mizdirection and Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief.

Announced this year, Del Mar renamed its El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds the Shared Belief Stakes in the horse’s honor Jim Rome will be in the winner’s circle to salute the winning horse and owner and to pay homage to Shared Belief.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Jim back home in San Di…

The Saturday Night Sock Hop Will Be No More

By Joe Nelson

   I received some bad news recently and had to share. I don't like sharing such stories, but I know I have a responsibility. Plus given Mike's passion for radio, it makes it hurt a little more.

Maybe another station would love to have this show? Hint hint

Mike - best wishes and look me up if you need anything!

 Very sorry to report that there will be no more music on KCBQ after next weekend.. I've got to wrap up the show after 6 years, and Jack Flash (of the Moldie Oldies show on Sunday) wont be playing any more music on his show,either. We got the word on this late last week.  Nothing can be done about it. I'd love to get it on another station, but I dont have much hope. Just thought you'd like to know. Bummer of a situation.
 But it was a nice run, and you'll never again hear 99% of  what I played on the radio again, AM or FM. I"m glad I had the chance to do it when I did,because now it would be…

Magic and Z90 to Host Little League World Series Viewing Party Today

By Joe Nelson

August 18, 2016 


(San Diego, Ca) – Local radio stations MAGIC 92.5 (XHRM-FM) and Z90 (XHTZ-FM) invite all San Diegans to a viewing party of the opening round of the Little League World Series featuring Chula Vista’s Park View Little League all-star team. 
Personalities from both radio stations, called the “Park View Crew,” will host the viewing party tomorrow at BJ’s Restaurant in Chula Vista Center, at 555 Broadway. Doors open at 11:00 AM, the game starts at 1:00 PM. “Everyone here at the radio station has been on high all week, anticipating watching our boys compete on this national level,” said Z90 Program Director and Magic 92.5 afternoon host R Dub! “Friday is finally here, we’re looking forward to everyone in the community coming together to cheer on our team and watch them go for glory.” 

Magic 92.5 and Z90 are owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by priva…

FM 94/9 Announces Padres Broadcast Details - Leitner & Agler to Remain

By Joe Nelson

For Immediate Release                                                          Contact: Jenny Nelson August 18, 2016                                                                                   VP of Marketing                                                                                                 Entercom Communications                                                                                                 (650) 906-7112

Entercom Partners with the San Diego Padres
Presenting Padres Play by Play and Exclusive Padres Content on San Diego’s KBZT 94.9 FM in 2017
San Diego, CA. August 18, 2016 –Entercom San Diego and the San Diego Padres officially announce their partnership to bring the 2017 baseball season, live for the first time on the FM dial, exclusively to KBZT 94.9 FM. Padres’ broadcasters Ted Leitner and Jesse Agler will continue to handle the play by play duties. Each broadcast will also feature 30 minutes of pre and post-g…

New Lineup Announced for XTRA

By Joe Nelson

XTRA 1360 Signs New Power Lineup

San Diego, CA – August, 2016 – XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego today announced a new line-up including the debut of “Hardwick & Richards” in the mornings featuring the duo of former Charger Nick Hardwick with XTRA 1360 personality Judson Richards, and middays with “The Mark & Rich Show,” featuring veteran radio and TV personality, Mark Willard, along with former NFL Lineman, Rich Ohrnberger. XTRA 1360 Weekly Lineup: ·“Hardwick & Richards” – 6 to 9 a.m. ·“The Herd with Colin Cowherd” – 9 a.m. to Noon ·“The Mark & Rich Show – Noon to 3 p.m. ·“Loose Cannons with Hartman & Costa” – 3 to 6 p.m.
“The opportunity to team with a talent like Judson is incredibly exhilarating,” said Hardwick. “Judson and I will have a show unlike any other here in San Diego. You’ll be listening with a smile plastered on your face.”
Hardwick, spent 11 seasons as the San Diego Chargers’ center from 2004-2014. During his career, he was considered the anch…

Dave and Jeff Off the Air

By Joe Nelson
   SanDiegoRadio has learned the long time team of 'Dave and Jeff', Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth will not be on the air come Monday.

   Not much more than that is known at this time.

   SanDiegoRadio has reached out to the guys. Palet tells me: "Jeff and I really enjoyed our time working with great people. The station revolves around Chargers football and we were looking forward to an exciting season. Tough to leave a building with so many life long friends"


BeerX San Diego

By Joe Nelson

   91X announces "BeerX San Diego". Sorry for the big picture, but that's how it was sent to me.

Cruise for the Cause

By Joe Nelson



(San Diego, Ca) - San Diego radio station MAGIC 92.5 (XHRM-FM) will host the annual "Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause” car show this Saturday, August 13th at Qualcomm Stadium from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event benefits The Emilio Nares Foundation, a local organization providing free medical transportation for children receiving treatments for cancer and other ailments.

MAGIC 92.5 will take over the southwest parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium to fill with hundreds of custom and classic cars, trucks, lowrider bicycles, and more. Xavier The X-Man will broadcast live during the event to encourage the San Diego community to stop by to donate blood to the American Red Cross and register for the National Bone Marrow List.

"This is my favorite event of the year, I love helping people and supporting organizations t…

KGB Skyshow 41

By Joe Nelson
   The annual fireworks extravaganza, KGB Skyshow is right around the corner.

   Less than a month from now - September 3, 2016 after the SDSU Aztecs take on New Hampshire at Qualcomm Stadium, the sky will erupt with an incredible display of fireworks set to 101.5 KGB's soundtrack. This year marks the 41st year since it began in 1976.

   Kickoff is at 5:30 and fireworks shortly after the game is over. As usual, the parking lot will be open hours earlier for tailgating and KGB will have their "Skyshow Village", featuring games, live broadcasts and plenty of booths for vendors to feature their goods.

For more info, check the KGB website HERE

Here is the Aztecs 2016 Schedule:
DateOpponent / EventLocationTime 09/03/16vs. New HampshireQualcomm Stadium5:30 p.m. PT09/10/16vs. California Qualcomm Stadium7:30 p.m. PT09/17/16at Northern Illinois DeKalb, Ill.2:30 p.m. CT10/01/16at South AlabamaMobile, Ala.TBA10/08/16vs. UNLV * Qualcomm StadiumTBA10/14/16at Fresno State…

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By Joe Nelson

John & Tammy Re-sign with KSON

By Joe Nelson

   While SanDiegoRadio was on hiatus, KSON (Entercom SD) inked their morning show team to a multi-year deal. I couldn't let this one go without mention.

   John & Tammy, along with producer Steph will continue their terrific run here in San Diego and the popular trio's fans are excited. After speaking with some folks around town last week, it's obvious they are well loved here!

   John Flint tells SanDiegoRadio: "What started as a dream job has developed into a love affair with San Diego. In probably the worst negotiation tactic EVER, we kept telling our bosses at Entercom how much we LOVE it here....and thankfully, they listened. We are thrilled!"

The following is the official release...

San Diego, CA – Entercom San Diego announced today that radio veterans John Flint, Tammy Lee and Steph Peters have signed a multi-year deal that will keep their show, John & Tammy in the Morn…

SanDiegoRadio - Job Board 8-2-16

By Joe Nelson



We are searching for a sales assistant whose primary responsibility will be to assist and provide support for 100.7 KFM-BFM and AM 760 but position may also provide sales support to any of the 5 radio stations under SDLocal, which represents KFMB Radio (100.7 KFM-BFM and KFMB-AM 760) and Local Media San Diego (91X, Z90 and Magic 92.5). Position will provide support to the local sales managers and account executives and job duties will include preparing presentations, creating sales proposals, typing correspondence and inputting orders.

 Additional responsibilities include answering phones, pulling contracts, preparing media kits, posting ratings and other administrative duties as required. This position will also be required to cross-train with Radio Traffic to provide backup coverage as needed. Candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of the Marketron traffic system, as well as Efficio,…

KCBQ Jack Vincent Under Care

By Joe Nelson
   KCBQ legend Jack Vincent has been at a care facility in the east county for a couple months. Jack is having complications from a troubling pancreas and gall bladder.

   I did visit him recently, and will again today. When we spoke he was still very quick witted and sharp.

   I don't know what the future will bring in Jack's future, but I know he's appreciate some positive thoughts and prayers.

   Jack, now 98 years young, was the engineer and jock at KCBQ. In 1955 Jack was the first person on the air when the station moved from downtown to Santee, where today a monument dedicated to KCBQ and all who were involved.

Jack, rest up! We need you at Shotgun Tom Kelly's Pool Hall!


Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation Seeking Help

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Roy Robertson Secretary, Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation 619 823 9401


San Diego, CA – July 29, 2016
Established in honor of one of San Diego’s most well-known and well-loved media personalities, the Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation is now reaching out to the community to find neighbors in need of financial support.  The Foundation was created to honor Larry’s memory by helping people throughout San Diego County, who Himmel connected with during a long radio and television career. 
The Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation is a recognized 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit organization, which will support a variety of groups and individuals in need of assistance.  Whether providing for children dealing with illness or injury, families touched by crime or natural disaster, youth programs in need of…