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Wednesday, November 30, 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 submit, in 70 words or less, why you, a family member or friend could use a $1,000 this holiday season! For more information about 12 Days of Christmas, please visit

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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 personalities.  The four locations are Mission Marketplace in Oceanside, Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley, El Cajon Town & Country Shopping Center, and Terra Nova Plaza in Chula Vista.

Listeners can nominate a family member or friend in need to receive a “Christmas Wish” at the station website  Letters are collected and reviewed by Jagger & Kristi and station personnel, and wishes are granted starting December 2.  Letters are shared on the air, usually to the surprise of the recipient since you cannot nominate yourself to receive a Christmas Wish.

“There are more families than ever are struggling to pay rent, feed their families and take care of medical expenses,” said Kristi.  “If an unexpected circumstance happens, sometimes there is no recovering.  We want to help those families in need have a Merry Christmas!”

Jagger added, “The important thing to remember about Christmas Wish is all donations stay right here in our community, helping local families who need it most.”

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).

Monday, November 28, 2016

KFMB-TV Sweeps the Sweeps

By Joe Nelson

November 28, 2016 
Mike Stewart
Director of Creative Services 
KFMB-TV/CBS 8 San Diego 


(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 (3.8 rtg/ 7 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. (M-F) - #1 (3.6 rtg/ 10 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Saturday - #1 (5.7 rtg/ 13 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday - #1 (7.1 rtg/ 14 share) 
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday - #1 (4.7 rtg/ 9 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 6:30 p.m. Sunday - #1 (6.3 rtg/ 11 share)
CBS NEWS 8 at 11:00 p.m. (M-SU) - #1 (3.5 rtg/ 9 share)
"It is quite an honor to be San Diego's #1 choice for local news,“ said Dean Elwood, News Director, CBS NEWS 8. “It's the result of a newsroom full of committed journalists with high standards. Together, we are always striving to produce compelling newscasts which are informative, enlightening, and resonate with San Diegans." 

More San Diegans on average also watch CBS 8 during prime time with hit programming such as Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, and Kevin Can Wait. This November, San Diegans crowned two kings of late night-- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden, -- both number one in their respective timeslots.

CBS network newscasts also dominated this November ratings period locally. CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley won the network weeknight news race while CBS Sunday Morning was the resounding winner against its network competition. 

In addition, KFMB-TV delivered more viewers from sign-on to sign-off than any other station in the San Diego television market. 

“We are extremely grateful to San Diego viewers who place trust in us daily for their news and entertainment programming,” said Alberto Mier y TerĂ¡n, President and General Manager of the KFMB Stations. “Our exceptional teams at CBS 8 and CBS network are laser-focused in offering innovative and creative content which sets us apart as the proven leader in our market.”  


CBS 8/KFMB-TV is proud to be the CBS San Diego Network affiliate, America’s most-watched television network. Under the ownership of Midwest, Television, Inc., CBS 8 and sister stations, 100.7 KFMB-FM and The AM 760 KFMB are San Diego’s only television/radio broadcast powerhouse, serving the community round-the-clock. For decades, the station has revolutionized the San Diego television market with a tradition of firsts in innovation and technology. CBS News 8 is consistently recognized as San Diego’s journalistic leader, capturing the industry’s most prestigious accolades. To learn more about CBS 8, please visit: 
*Source: Nielsen +SD HH Overnights 10/27/2016-11/253/2016 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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 text 'Movember' to 61749

Great job Steve!

Thanks for Tuning In

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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...


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Latest Radio Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KHTS-FMPop CHR5.55.15.7
KMYI-FMHot AC5.85.95.6
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.14.44.9
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits5.25.34.5
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.34.34.1
KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.83.94.0
KIOZ-FMActive Rock4.14.33.9
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KGB-FMClassic Rock3.83.43.3
KEGY-FMPop CHR3.12.82.6
KFMB-FMMainstream Rock3.32.92.6
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.21.92.1
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.81.71.4
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.91.01.0
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHTY-FMMexican Regional0.80.80.6
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.50.30.3
XEPE-AMAll Sports*0.10.2
XGLX-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.30.2
KFMB-FM StrMainstream Rock0.1**
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.10.1*
XTIM-FMMexican Regional*0.1*

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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 FCC ASR (Registration Number: 1262013) shows the tower is owned by Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc

Thanks, friends!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 Chargers Blood Drive

By Joe Nelson

(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 enterprise with one million or more volunteers with the goal of developing more effective ways to prolong health and treat disease. 

The blood drive kicks off at 8 a.m. and the “End Zone” entertainment area opens at 9 a.m. Admission for Chargers Drive 38 is $5 per person. Blood donors may request a refund of their admission price after they donate. Blood donors also receive a Chargers Drive 38 T-shirt, VIP wristband for the autograph line, and parking validation. Additionally a new Honda CR-V will be given away the day of the drive. The general public is encouraged to purchase an entry for their chance to win. The vehicle was donated by the Honda Dealers of San Diego County, and entry proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank’s lifesaving programs and services. 

Entry forms available at “Chargers Mania” kicks off November 6. Donate at an SDBB donor center or mobile drive through November 21 and receive a voucher that may be redeemed at the Chargers Drive for the t-shirt and VIP wristband for the autograph line. San Diego County Credit Union is presenting sponsor of Chargers Blood Drive 38. 

Additional sponsors include The San Diego Chargers, Grossmont Healthcare District, Sycuan Golf Resort and the San Diego Honda Dealers. Sponsorships and booth spaces are still available. SDBB is particularly interested in organizations that promote health and wellness through their organization and with their products. Sponsorship information available by contacting Jackie Vella at 619-400-8188 or

To make an appointment to donate blood at the event or during “Chargers Mania” visit or call 619-296-6393. ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK To be eligible to donate blood you must be at least 17 years old (16 year olds may donate with parental consent), weigh at least 114 pounds and be in general good health. SDBB is dedicated to community health by providing a reliable supply of blood to patients in need. Our vision is to further ensure the health of our community by simultaneously delivering related health and wellness education and services and extending into research. Founded in 1950 with the support of the San Diego County Medical Society, SDBB is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves hospitals in San Diego, Orange, Imperial and Los Angeles counties with blood transfusion products and reference laboratory services. SDBB currently operates six local donor centers and 10 bloodmobiles. SDBB’s Cell Therapy Program provides lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients worldwide. For more information about SDBB visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stations scheduled to be there:
XPRS-AM The Mighty 1090-AM, XPRS-FM 105.7 MAX-FM, KLSD/XTRA 1360-AM Fox Sports, KGB 101.5-FM, KSSX Jam’n 95.7-FM, KOGO News Radio 600-AM, KIOZ Rock 105.3-FM, KMYI-FM Star 94.1, KHTS-FM Channel 933, XHRM-FM Magic 92.5, XHTZ-FM Z-90, XTRA-FM 91X,  KFMB 760-AM, 100.7 KFM-BFM, KLNV 106.5-FM, KLQV 102.9-FM Mas Variedad, XHFG Pulsar 107.3-FM, XLTN Radio Latina 104.5-FM, KSON 97.3-FM and 92.1-FM, KXSN Sunny 98.1-FM, KBZT 94.9-FM and KGFN, Grossmont College’s student Internet radio station.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

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 & Digital Sales

Local Media San Diego is currently seeking a Director of Event Marketing & Digital Sales to provide leadership and professional expertise in the planning and execution of high quality events. This individual will be responsible for the strategic planning, creation and execution of revenue generating events for all three of our radio stations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: management of all non spot sales which includes the oversight of the non spot support staff, development and management of the sales staff for non spot revenues, creating and delivering dynamic presentations, developing new creative ideas for prospective clients, prospecting clients and securing meetings with such clients, managing the digital inventory and execution/fulfillment of event sponsorships. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Interested parties please send your resume to

Monday, November 7, 2016

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- Author of the fantastic book "Aircheck The Story of Top 40 Radio in San Diego) AMAZON