Showing posts from November, 2016

DSC's 12 Days of Christmas

By Joe Nelson
DSC’s 12 Days of Christmas is back!
The DSC is giving back to San Diego families in need with $1,000 a day for 12 days!

Beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016 Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw will be giving away $1,000 each day for 12 days during the 12 Days of Christmas on 100.7 KFM-BFM presented by Kearny Pearson Ford.  Anyone can enter by submitting a 70 words or less nomination for themselves, a family member or friend who could use a hand up.  PLUS, just by nominating you have a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card from California Coast Credit Union!
 “Our audience loves this Christmas tradition, and for the families who benefit, it’s impossible to calculate it’s worth,” said morning show Dave Rickards.  “And now that we have added Christmas in July, it’s 24 chances to help every year.  By now we’ve given away well over $500,000, and it’s been an honor to do it every time.”
Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw will be granting Christmas wishes for 12 days starting December 1 so make sure to …

Jagger & Kristi's Wish-A-Thon

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, CA – Local radio morning show personalities “Jagger & Kristi in the Morning” will occupy the Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) studio for a 14-hour marathon broadcast this Thursday, December 1, to raise funds for their “Christmas Wish” program.

Starting at 5:00 AM until 7:00 PM, hosts Mark and Kristi Jagger will encourage listeners, businesses and community members to make a donation.  All proceeds raised will be used to help needy San Diego families with a “Christmas Wish,” courtesy of the radio station.
Donations will be accepted by calling the studio request line 570-1925 or online at the station website,  Magic 92.5 on-air personalities Xavier “the X-Man” Soriano, Kelly Cole, Jay Michaels, and R Dub! will also be set up at remote locations around San Diego County, where listeners can donate in person and meet personalit…

KFMB-TV Sweeps the Sweeps

By Joe Nelson

November 28, 2016  Contact  Mike Stewart Director of Creative Services  KFMB-TV/CBS 8 San Diego CBS NEWS 8 DOMINATES SAN DIEGO NEWS, WINNING EVERY SINGLE NEWSCAST IN NOVEMBER SWEEPS
(San Diego, California – November 28, 2016) – San Diegans have voted and CBS NEWS 8/KFMB-TV wins the local TV race as San Diego’s most watched television news station, dominating first place in every local newscast during the November 2016 ratings "sweeps" period according to data released by the A. C. Nielsen Co.* In all head-to-head news time periods, more homes were turned to CBS NEWS 8 than any other station in the San Diego television market.

CBS NEWS 8 at 4:30 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (.9 rtg/ 8 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (1.3 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (1.8 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 a.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.1 rtg/ 12 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (4.8 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. (M-F) - #1 …

An Article Worth Sharing

By Joe Nelson

   From time to time I run across articles I think are share worthy in San Diego. This is one such article.

   From Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media, here is a story on how to keep things 'fresh' around the station.

"Are There Zombies Lurking Around Your Radio Station?"

You can find the story HERE

Great tips, Fred!


Legends of Alternative Mini-Thon Comes to a Close

By Joe Nelson

   FM 94/9's  Steve West, host of Sunday morning's throwback show 'Legends of the Alternative' just wrapped up a full day of broadcasting for his 'Movember' fundraising for prostate cancer awareness.

   Steve started this year's campaign Oct. 30 and since then, every Sunday has been auctioning off various items such as a Coachella surfboard, concert tickets and even the chance to be in studio with him which led into today. As a 12+ year survivor of prostate cancer, this is a movement that I know is very close to Steve.

   Today, for each person who donated $100, that person could come in studio and select every song for one hour. He received so many pledges he stayed on the air until 8PM.

   Today alone, they raised over $1,500.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Steve West, FM 94/9, and all the generous people who made this happen.

Here are some links for information and how you can still donate.

FM 94/9
 Also, you can t…

Happy Thanksgiving from SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson

   From the entire staff here at SanDiegoRadio, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! We hope your day is full of food, amily and friends.

   I can say I am VERY thankful for the readers of SDR. Your comments in person, email and texts are very much appreciated!

   Also we just received a note that at 3PM KYXY will flip to the Christmas format.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks for tuning in...


Latest Radio Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATSEP 16OCT 16NOV 16KXSN-FMAC5.35.85.9KHTS-FMPop CHR5.55.15.7KMYI-FMHot AC5.85.95.6XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.14.44.9KSON-FMCountry4.74.44.8KPBS-FMNews Talk Info. Adult Hits5.25.34.5KOGO-AM

KURS Updates

By Joe Nelson

   I have been searching for info on the silent KURS 1040.

Fortunately my birdies are chirping. (Respectfully appreciated)

Here are two nuggets:

I thought this might interest you (Courtesy

"El Sembrador Ministries is exercising its option to purchase Silent 1040 KURS San Diego CA from Quetzal Bilingual Communications for $900,000. El Sembrador is being credited half of its Time Brokerage fees paid since July 2014 subtracting $310,000 from the money owed. KURS went silent in early October after failing to pay tower owner Multicultural Broadcasting due rent. $10,816 from the deposit paid to Quetzal will go to Multicultural to restore the station’s use of the tower.

A quick check of the FCC CDBS shows they went silent on 9/25-2016:

Exhibit 1


A check of the FC…

Jeff & Jer AND Little Tommy in the Hall of Fame

By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio extends a huge congratulations to San Diego's very own Jeff & Jer who will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame tonight!

   In recent developments, a third will be honored as well. Little Tommy Sablan, the long time producer of the Jeff and Jer Showgram will be inducted as the first producer to ever go into the Hall of Fame.

   Have a great time tonight, guys! Very well deserved.


2016 Chargers Blood Drive

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Radio Stations scheduled to set up at the blood drive are listed below -Joe)
   The San Diego Blood Bank will host one of San Diego’s longest-running events, Chargers Drive 38, presented by San Diego County Credit Union on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley. 
In addition to an all-day blood drive, attendees can meet Chargers players, enjoy entertainment and take advantage of free bone marrow registry testing. Activities also include a “Wellness Zone” with interactive exhibits, musical entertainment, complimentary food sampling and a performance by the Charger Girls. New this year, as part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, is the National Institutes of Health “All of Us,” booth. All of Us is the progressive effort to build a national, large-scale research enter…

Why is KURS Silent?

By Joe Nelson

   I have received a few messages regarding the status of KURS 1040. After much digging I cannot find any solid reason they are off the air.

   Does anyone have any idea? Please email me at

   Is it possible the FINES levied on them in June had a major impact on them?

   Any help wuld be appreciated!


SanDiegoRadio Job Board 11-10-16

By Joe Nelson

Account Executive

Local Media San Diego is seeking a seasoned Account Executive to drive core station spot, digital and non-traditional revenue initiatives. The ideal candidate is a progressive self-motivated team leader who actively engages in strategic prospecting, quality client needs analysis and the leveraging of client solutions on a daily basis. Those that can cultivate meaningful relationships with high-level decision makers & key influencers are encouraged to apply. Meeting and exceeding annual quota objectives, striving for maximum market share in the process, is the expectation. Desired experience: 5+ years of media sales with a successful track record of exceeding revenue budgets. We’re recruiting achievers who thrive in a fast-paced team environment! Candidate must have a valid Driver’s License, vehicle and insurance. We offer a competitive benefits package. Please send al resumes to

Director of Event Marketing & Digita…

Happy Birthday to a Legend

By Joe Nelson

   SanDiegoRadio wishes a HUGE "Happy Birthday" to a true local Radio Legend- KCBQ's Jack Vincent!

Jack is 99 today!   Over the weekend his birthday was celebrated at his home in Santee with some friends.

Pictured here is Jack with (L-R) Bill Lipis, Bill Martin, Dave Grudt, Linda Irwin and Shotgun Tom Kelly

Shotgun sang him the 'Happy Birthday song' as only he could.

Here are some photos of Jack, including he and Shotgun at the former site of the KCBQ studios in Santee where the dedication monument stands for the iconic station.

   Just to put his longevity into perspective, as of Tuesday, Jack will see his 20th President named to the office. That's Theodore Roosevelt through... well we will just have to wait for tomorrow for that one!
I can tell you I have listened to some terrific stories from him about Presidents, radio, and just life itself.
Happy Birthday Jack Vincent!!!!
(I am sure some if not all older photo credit goes to David Leonard- …