Saturday, December 31, 2016

RadioInk's Best Local Sports Talkers

By Joe Nelson

   The annual list of 'Best Local Sports Talkers' is out and three San Diego hosts made the list.

   Here is some of the criteria needed to be met to be considered: "All of our nominees must be local for this list, not nationally syndicated. Companies, co-workers, peers, even listeners can nominate their favorite host or team. We reach out to the nominees and ask them to answer a few questions. We talk to their pro­gram directors. We interview mar­ket managers, experts in the sports talk format, and radio executives in specific markets. And, of course, we consider ratings, revenue the host or team has driven to the station, and how much commitment they have to the local community and charities."

   Who made the list? See HERE

-Joe

Friday, December 16, 2016

FM 94/9 Hires Senior Executive Producer For Baseball Broadcasts

By Joe Nelson

   Entercom San Diego/FM 949 SD has hired Rich Herrera as their Senior Executive Producer for the Padres baseball games. Rich will also serve as the Padres Pregame host on the new flagship station.


   Herrera is a veteran broadcaster with plenty of baseball under his belt.

   He has worked for the Oakland As as their post game host, the San Francisco Giants post game host as well. He has also worked for the Golden State Warriors.

   More recently Rich was host of pre and post game shows for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Network as well as the play by play announcer for the team's spring training games as well as fill in work during the regular season.

   Rich was also the director of radio operations for the Rays, running the team's statewide radio network. He also worked for Fox Sports Arizona.

   Rich has a ton of national radio experience as well as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.

   Rich and I have already spoken, and we have made plans to meet up for a more in depth discussion. A SanDiegoRadio Spotlight: Baseball Edition, of sorts.

   Welcome to San Diego Rich!

Thanks for tuning in...
-Joe
SanDiegoRadio.org


Cantore + Woods' Annual Can Diego Food Drive

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SAN DIEGO, CA – December 16 , 2016

FM 949 - Can Diego 2017
28 ½ hour Food Drive and LIVE broadcast





FM 949 and Cantore + Woods will kick off their annual CAN DIEGO 28 1/2 Hour Food Drive broadcasting live starting Thursday, January 12th at 5:30am through Friday, January 13th at 10am from On The Border Mission Valley, gathering food and monetary donations for the San Diego Food Bank and with chances to win tickets to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Military Appreciation Race, concert tickets + more!


Here are some of the San Diego Food Bank's most needed items:

Brad Martin to Retire from KPBS

By Joe Nelson

   I received a letter from Kevin Schrader of KPBS. He asked that I run this. Best wishes to you, Brad Martin!

Dear KPBS Staff
 
After 17 years at KPBS, Brad Martin has announced his retirement from the station. When he came to KPBS, Brad was working at The Planet as 103.7 was known those days, and his on-air name was Gary Chase. He was also the voice of KYXY, doing their liners, promotions and spots, a job he held for many years into this KPBS tenure. Brad's career took him from the hills of Pennsylvania where he grew up to the beaches of Miami and then to San Diego, with a few stops along the way, which is typical for the commercial radio industry. Along the way his voice entertained, delighted and soothed millions of listeners.
 
After a career of travels, Brad found a home at KPBS as the afternoon host of All Things Considered and eventually as the voice of KPBS Television. Brad has always been kind and generous, and felt like he had found a place where he could make a positive impact.
We will all miss Brad; his sense of humor and his desire to be a team player and make KPBS a success.

Tom Karlo
General Manager
KPBS
 
Kevin Schrader
HDTV Television Engineer




Thanks for your letter, Kevin.

-Joe

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 12-13-16

By Joe Nelson

   The following link is for current job opportunities for Entercom San Diego. FM 94/9 - KSON - Sunny 98.1

Click here: http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=ENTERCOM&cws=1

Thursday, December 8, 2016

FM 94/9 Brings Back Christmas With Bob & Buds

By Joe Nelson


Christmas with Bob & Buds returns to FM 949... For 24 hours FM 949 will play all reggae, commercial free from Christmas Eve 4:20pm to Christmas Day 4:20pm!


Tell us what songs you'd like to hear on Christmas with Bob & Buds here: http://bit.ly/2goUgiH


Cheers!

91X Adds Band to Wrex the Halls - Kaleo Postpones Appearance

By Joe Nelson

AFI ADDED TO
91X WREX THE HALLS

PERFORMING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, AND REPLACING KALEO, WHO ARE CANCELLING DUE TO ILLNESS.

(San Diego, CA) – San Diego’s 91X announced today the cancellation of Kaleo from the Wrex the Halls concert on Sunday, December 11 at Valley View Casino Center.  Filling in their spot will be legendary punk rock band AFI.


AFI will join Blink-182, Pierce the Veil, and Jimmy Eat World performing live at the concert.  Tickets are still available.

Kaleo plan to schedule a new show in April, and released a statement about the cancellation:

“Our deepest regrets and apologies that we will not be able to perform at the 91X Wrex the Halls show on Sunday.  A band member has fallen ill with a severe case of pneumonia and he needs this time to rest and recover. Thank you as always for your love and support.” 

“We are super bummed about Kaleo, we wish a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing them back at full strength in April,” said 91X Program Director Mike Halloran.  “We are also completely blown away to have AFI come to San Diego and make Wrex the Halls 2016 more memorable than ever.”

91X (XTRA-FM 91.1) 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 Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) as a member of SDLocal, a joint operating arrangement between LMSD and Midwest Television, Inc., operators of 100.7 KFM-BFM (KFMB-FM) and AM 760 (KFMB-AM).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MAX Morning Show to Pay it Forward

By Joe Nelson

MAX MUSIC MORNING SHOW PAYING IT FORWARD

San Diego, CA, November 29, 2016 – For the 2nd year in a row, Kim, from the MAX Music Morning Show, has created a basket filled with all her favorite things! Beginning Monday, December 5th, Kim will begin to unveil the contents of the basket. Each day Kim will add new items and by Friday it will be absolutely stuffed with amazing gifts.

"It is so exciting to be able to share what I love with you! This basket is for someone who really could use a sparkle. Whether it's due to illness, being overworked and underpaid, or just to show appreciation to someone you love. 

If you have someone in mind please let us know so we can shower them with gifts." Adds Kim from the MAX Music Morning Show.
Starting Monday morning December 12th, at 7:25, Kim will be giving away one basket every day for a week. Go to 1057MAX.com to nominate a friend, family member, or coworker. This basket will definitely bring light to someone this holiday season.


 Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA) operates The Mighty 1090 AM, (mighty1090.com) 105.7 MAX-FM, (1057max.com) and ESPN 1700 AM and holds the radio broadcast rights for the San Diego State Aztecs Football and Basketball and San Diego Gulls Hockey as well as USD Men’s Basketball. Visit our websites at www.mighty1090.com, www.1057maxfm.com.