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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Movember Returns to FM94/9 With Steve West

By Joe Nelson


FM 949 SUPPORTS MOVEMBER


RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR MEN’S HEALTH

San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 949 (KBZT FM) has announced the station’s 2016 Movember initiative with on-air and online auction items to raise awareness and funds, hosted by prostate cancer survivor and Legends of Alternative host Steve West.

“12 years and 4 months ago I went to see my doctor to get a refill for migraine medication,” said Steve West, the host of FM 949’s Movember Team, and Legends of Alternative, Sundays on FM 949 “It turned into a diagnosis of aggressive Stage 3 prostate cancer. Don’t let this happen to you.”
The month long campaign, focused on raising awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation, will feature on-air auction items every week including chances to host Legends with Mr. West, as well as weekly silent auction items which include one-of-a-kind autographed items, concert tickets, and more.

The Movember Foundation is committed to raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer and mental health issues. The month long initiative occurs every November, and is supported by various organizations and companies, all coming together with the common goal to help minimize and eliminate serious men’s health issues.
More information about FM 949’s Movember campaign, and the list of auction items, can be found on the station’s website at www.fm949sd.com or by texting “MOVEMBER” to 61749 (Message & data rates may apply.)

About FM 949: Owned and operated by Entercom Communications, KBZT is San Diego’s highest rated Alternative Rock station.
About Entercom
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its 124 highly rated stations in 27 top markets across the country.  Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.
Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@entercom).


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Why so Quiet

By Joe Nelson
   Yes, it's true SanDiegoRadio has been quiet. I have one simple reason: It's because San Diego radio has been very quiet.

   This lull is very normal. It comes and goes in waves. I'm OK with that. Why? Because I am not here to publish fluff, rumors or the like.

   I have my finger on the pulse of SD radio, and my birdies are still pecking around.

   I did take a break from the monthly Spotlights, but that is slated to return soon.

   Please remember I also publish job postings as well as  resumes for folks looking for work.

   Also coming soon, a producer is leaving a popular morning show and I had to throw out a HUGE congratulations to two iHeart jocks who have closed escrow on homes within the last week. 101 KGB's Clint August and his family are already moved into their new home in Santee. Steve Kramer from Channel 933 and his wife Shannon just closed escrow Monday on a home in Point Loma! Great news!

-Joe
Thanks for Tuning In
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Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson


San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATAUG 16SEP 16OCT 16
KMYI-FMHot AC6.35.85.9
KXSN-FMAC5.35.35.8
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits4.95.25.3
KHTS-FMPop CHR5.65.55.1
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.4.34.24.7
KSON-FMCountry4.14.74.4
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.14.14.4
KIOZ-FMActive Rock3.94.14.3
KYXY-FMAC3.74.04.3
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.44.34.3
KLNV-FMMexican Regional4.13.83.9
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.3.73.63.8
KGB-FMClassic Rock3.33.83.4
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.2.93.03.4
KFMB-FMMainstream Rock3.43.32.9
KEGY-FMPop CHR3.33.12.8
KSSX-FMRhythmic2.92.62.7
KBZT-FMAlternative2.42.32.1
XTRA-FMAlternative2.52.02.1
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.1.91.92.0
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.72.21.9
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.71.81.7
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.40.91.0
XHTY-FMMexican Regional0.70.80.8
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.1.20.90.7
KSDS-FMJazz0.50.40.4
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.20.3
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.40.50.3
XGLX-FMSpanish Contemp.0.30.20.2
XEMO-AMMexican Regional*0.10.1
XEPE-AMAll Sports**0.1
XTIM-FMMexican Regional0.1*0.1
KFMB-FM StrMainstream Rock0.20.1*

Monday, October 17, 2016

R.I.P. Dennis 'Joe Nasty' Alvord

By Joe Nelson

Joe Nasty, (born as Dennis Alvord), who worked at Z90, XHTZ-San Diego passed away August 15, at the age of 68. After leaving Z90 in the mid 90s, Joe worked on the island of Guam at a power hits station.



He loved his two dogs, Teenie and Brownie.  His favorite saying was “I want to sing, I want to dance, I want to ha cha cha cha.” One colleague said: "Dennis became a friend to everyone he met and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him."   

Friday, October 14, 2016

KSON's Amber Signs Multi-Year Deal

By Joe Nelson


ENTERCOM SAN DIEGO SIGNS
AMBER RAINEY TO MULTI-YEAR DEAL
 ON KSON FM

San Diego, CA Entercom San Diego announced today that Amber Rainey has signed a multi-year deal that will keep her on the airwaves at KSON FM (97.3 & 92.1 FM).

Amber came to KSON from Denver, Colorado as a part time air talent in 2015.  In a short amount of time, Amber moved up the ranks at KSON and assumed the midday time slot earlier this year when it was vacated by KSON APD Brooks O’Brian, who assumed PD duties at sister-station Sunny 98.1 (KXSN FM) 

I’m ecstatic that Amber has signed a new deal with KSON.  I couldn’t picture our midday with anyone else,” said Kevin Callahan, Operations Director and Program Director at KSON-FM/San Diego. “I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the KSON family!  It's such an amazing station to be working for and I couldn't be happier!" said Amber recently.

Amber Rainey can be heard every weekday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on KSON FM. 






About Entercom

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its 124 highly rated stations in 27 top markets across the country.  Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.  Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.


Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.Entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@entercom).

Thursday, October 13, 2016

KFM-BFM Adds Robin Roth

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2016


 KFM-BFM ADDS ROBIN ROTH TO ROSTER 

(San Diego, CA) – Top rated “variety rock” station 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) today announced the addition of San Diego radio veteran Robin Roth to the on-air staff. Her first show will be this Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.


Roth is also a contributor for SoundDiego and has DJ residencies at several San Diego clubs. "I've been loving the new KFM-BFM format, you never know what song will come on next! It feels right for San Diego and I'm so excited to be part of this station,” said Roth. KFM-BFM Program Director Garett Michaels added, “Robin’s great attitude, dedication to all things San Diego, and passion for all types of rock-n-roll music make her the obvious choice to join our team. I can’t wait to hear her say "KFM-BFM!”

SDLocal is a joint operating arrangement with Midwest Television, Inc., licensee of KFMB radio stations 100.7 KFM-BFM, AM 760 KFMB, and television station CBS 8, and Local Media San Diego, LLC, operators of radio stations 91X (XTRA-FM), Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM), and Z90 (XHTZ-FM).

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Z90 Makes Moves With Tre and Pandar

By Joe Nelson

Z90 MAKES MOVES WITH TRE & PANDAR

San Diego, CA (October 11, 2016) – San Diego’s hit music station Z90 (XHTZ-FM) announced today that Assistant Program Director and afternoon host “Tre” will add Z90 Imaging Director to his responsibilities.  Tre will remain on-air from Noon to 3:00 PM, making room for “Pandar,” the current host of the evening air shift, to bump up to 3:00 to 10:00 PM weekdays.

“We’re blessed to have a phenomenal live and local staff with dynamic personalities who live the San Diego lifestyle every day,” said R Dub! “I’m so happy to have such a great team helping us take Z90 to new heights as we become San Diego’s destination for Hit Music.”  


Tre said, “Seven General Managers and five Program Directors later, I still get to call Z90 home!  Learn, adapt, and take on new challenges seems to be the theme and backbone of the station I've been passionate about all these years.  I’m excited to take on a new challenge and still fun on air. Can't beat that!  Big love to the LMSD family for letting me continue my radio adventure."


It's such a privilege to be considered for such a high profile position,” said Pandar.  “I'm so thankful to R Dub! and (Director of Operations and Programming) Joe Lindsay for their continuous support. I look forward to entertaining the amazing San Diego drive time and nighttime audiences."

Z90 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 Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) and 91X (XTRA-FM) as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of KFM-BFM 100.7 (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Andi Last Battles her 'Serpent'

By Joe Nelson
   My friend, radio's friend - Andi Last and her husband put together a music video showing the fight against a condition Andi was diagnosed with, Li-Fraumeni Syndrome.

   Andi and Jay traveled several times to Borrego Springs to film at the massive metal sculptures of a serpent. That serpent represents Andi's condition.

   The link is below and I'd like to thank KOGO's Marilyn Hyder for the story.

"The Mutant Versus Monster Project"
Click HERE

For more on Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, click HERE


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Jesse Lozano's Charity Hits a Homerun

By Joe Nelson

JESSE LOZANO’S CHARITY "1 MORE WIN” HIT A HOME RUN 
WITH HUGE DONATION TO CRAWFORD HIGH SCHOOL IN SAN DIEGO

HI guys, just wanted to let you know what's going on with us!  So proud of what we did last week.....

San Diego, Ca. – September 23, 2016 – Jesse Lozano, who is the host of Jesse Lozano in the Morning, on Star 94.1 FM, an IHEARTRADIO station made a significant donation to Crawford High School through 1 More Win, the charity he founded in 2011.  The donation was made during an all-student assembly in the school gymnasium.

Lozano delivered twenty thousand dollars in sports equipment to Crawford High to help the school’s severely underserved athletic programs.  1 More Win’s contribution was funded by donations from Star 94.1 FM listeners and sponsors along with the proceeds from their annual charity golf tournament. 
About 1 More Win:
1 More Win helps underserved High School athletic programs with necessary equipment and resources. The organization hopes to elevate the high school sports experience for youth in schools that do not see the support or funding like others. The specific needs of each program are laid out within the nomination process. When a school is chosen to receive a donation, One More Win targets direct needs: equipment, nets, surfacing, uniforms, tournament entry fees, and any other way to help a team in need be MORE productive.

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 10-9-16

By Joe Nelson
The following is from KFMB, feel free to send me your job postings and if you are searching for work, you can send me your resume and I post those here on SDR. Just be sure to edit out anything you don't wish to be published.





Sunday, October 2, 2016

Marilyn Hyder Radio Reunion

By Joe Nelson
   Saturday night, Marilyn Hyder hosted her annual 'Radio Reunion' at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley.

   The crowd was easily one of the larger ones in many years. It was fun to watch old friends bounce around the room and talk to their contemporaries.

   Here are some of the photos, the remainder are on the SanDiegoRadio Facebook page HERE

   If you search the albums on that page you will find photos from reunions of years past.

Enjoy!

-Joe