Monday, April 24, 2017

Mark Larson Returns to KFMB

By Joe Nelson


ImageAM 760 KFMB is proud to welcome back, Mark Larson! Starting June 5th, Mark Larson will return to KFMB-AM, where he began his San Diego radio career, to host the Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm time slot. Larson will join popular personalities Armstrong & Getty, Mike Slater, Brett Winterble and Roger Hedgecock as part of the heritage station’s talk line up.

Mark is widely known as one of our community's most honest and intelligent voices, as well as a man deeply committed to causes close to the hearts of San Diegans.

"I am so happy and blessed to be coming home to San Diego's premiere Talk and Breaking News station!” says Larson. “I'm energized about re-joining such a tremendous team. I'm looking forward to many more successful years together."

KFMB-AM Director of Programming Dave Sniff says of Larson's return, "We're excited to have Mark back on AM 760. He understands the San Diego lifestyle and knows how to create a real community conversation. He fits in perfectly with our commitment to inform and entertain San Diegans”.

A generous community booster, Mark is involved in a number of charities and causes including the San Diego Military Advisory Council and the Navy League. He's in his fifth term as the Chairman of Board of Directors for the San Diego Air & Space Museum, an Honorary Plankowner with USS Ronald Reagan and a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors. Mark is also a fixture on the local, state and national political scenes. He's been involved in virtually every large-scale political event that's taken place in America's Finest City, including the 1996 GOP National Convention. Most recently, he was MC at now-President Donald Trump's May 2016 San Diego "Salute to Veterans" rally at the Convention Center. He is also well known for his multi-media work, often featured on national radio and TV programs. 

The radio industry has recognized Mark's work. Radio & Records placed him among a very exclusive group, considering him to be a "Local Legend" in American talk radio. In addition to his on-air work Mark served as the President of the San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KHTS-FMPop CHR5.75.35.4
KMYI-FMHot AC4.35.05.2
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.64.55.1
KLNV-FMMexican Regional4.14.74.7
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.24.44.3
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits4.23.63.8
KGB-FMClassic Rock3.53.03.6
KFMB-FMAdult Hits2.83.23.3
KEGY-FMPop CHR2.93.22.9
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KIOZ-FMActive Rock3.12.72.7
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XPRS-FMClassic Hits1.81.82.0
XHTY-FMMexican Regional1.11.61.8
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.51.11.1
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
KLSD-AMAll Sports1.20.70.6
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.20.20.3
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.10.20.1
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.10.10.1

Saturday, April 15, 2017

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 4-15-17

By Joe Nelson


KFMB Stations is searching for an exceptional producer for our #1 rated weekend newscasts. This position will also work as an Associate Producer on three weekday evening shifts and may work on both our CBS News 8 and CW newscasts. We are looking for someone with impeccable news judgment along with strong writing and leadership skills. Candidates must be able to produce fast-paced newscasts, handle breaking news, produce for multiple platforms and integrate social media into their newscasts. Prior producing experience is required. A degree in broadcast Journalism or Communications as well as knowledge of San Diego is preferred.



San Diego’s radio station, 100.7 KFM-BFM, is searching for an experienced Assistant Program Director/On-Air talent that can assist and work with the Program Director to execute daily tasks related to station programming and operations as well as perform a daily on-air shift. Position will act as a liaison between Programming and other station departments and will serve as a back-up to the Program Director and other on-air staff, as necessary. Additional responsibilities will include assistance with the scheduling and editing of daily music logs; collaboration with the Program Director and Creative Services Director on the writing of station imaging/promos; and coordination of weekly on-air schedules as well as the scheduling of image production/promos, as needed. Candidates must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and must have a complete understanding of how to communicate effectively through Social Media. We are looking for someone that is a passionate rock-n-roll fan with broad music knowledge and that can authentically deliver that passion on the air! Position requirements include a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Program Director or Assistant Program Director; strong familiarity and understanding of MusicMaster and/or Selector; and experience with ENCO, NexGen, WideOrbit, AudioVault or other digital delivery platforms. Please include air check when submitting resume. No phone calls, please.



KFMB Stations is searching for an advertising radio sales Account Executive for our AM News Talk station (760 KFMB-AM). We are looking for candidates that are familiar with the format of the station as well as the lifestyle of 760 KFMB-AM listeners and that can consistently develop successful new business marketing campaigns both “on-air” and “on-line” ( This position will be required to create and maintain strong relationships with clients, attend client/station promotional events and ensure daily prospecting and excellent closing skills to achieve monthly revenue goals. Additionally, this position requires the ability to successfully complete efficient “client needs analysis” interviews, craft effective proposals and client correspondence, present information to and interface with clients, as well as collect payment from clients. We can provide some one-on-one coaching and/or industry training; however, a minimum 3 years’ proven successful “sales experience” is required. Candidates must possess a current valid driver's license and can provide proof of current automobile insurance.


KFMB Stations (the CBS and CW affiliates in San Diego) is s searching for an Associate Producer. Primary responsibilities include writing, line producing, posting and updating web stories, and building on-air graphics. Previous experience writing for broadcast news is required. Previous experience line producing, as well as experience working with VIZrt graphics system and ENPS is preferred. A degree in Journalism or Communications is also preferred.


The KFMB Stations Interactive Department is looking for a full-time digital editor who will support the content and social media efforts across all properties for the KFMB Stations, including CBS 8 (KFMB-TV), The CW San Diego, and two radio stations (100.7 KFM-BFM and 760 KFMB-AM) in San Diego. This position requires the ability to react and disseminate breaking news quickly. Candidates must possess solid news judgment, writing and organizational skills and have the ability to handle multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment. Job duties include maintaining and updating our station's digital platforms and mobile presence, editing television scripts and wire copy for digital publication, editing video and images and managing live streaming video. This position has a strong focus on building the KFMB Station’s social media outlets and candidates must have experience writing content for social platforms. Candidates should also have experience with a content management system and be able to build and maintain relationships with producers and reporters in the newsroom. Position will require work on holidays and will be required to assist with coverage during staff vacations. A college degree in journalism or similar field is preferred


KFMB Stations is seeking a Digital Project Coordinator for the Interactive team to lead efforts for digital sales projects across all properties for the KFMB Stations, which includes two TV stations (CBS 8 and CW) and our two radio stations (100.7 KFM-BFM and 760 KFMB-AM) in San Diego. Position will report to the Digital Sales Manager and will be responsible for coordinating the creation and implementation of digital ad campaigns (email, video and display) across all of the digital platforms including desktop, mobile and applications. Job duties will include working closely with the sales team, gathering digital assets, developing creative messaging, developing new digital products and promotions, monitoring existing campaigns for delivery, providing comprehensive campaign reports, as well as supporting the overall digital efforts for the KFMB Stations. Candidates must be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Prior experience supporting digital sales is preferred.


KFMB Stations is looking for an experienced on-site technical support person to assist with system setup, installation and configuration as well as issues relating to client/server hardware, software, networking/cabling infrastructure, email and phone systems. Position requires the ability to trouble-shoot and resolve and the ability to read and interpret procedural manuals. We are looking for candidates that have previous experience (1-2 years of previous technical support experience required) in a desktop support role with excellent problem solving and analytical skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Position will be required to log and document support/resolution e-tickets and will also be required to assist in other areas throughout the building, including but not limited to facilities and engineering. This is a supervised position; however, we are looking for someone that can prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and be able to work alternate shifts, including the ability to provide weekend or emergency support on an as needed basis.


KFMB Stations (the CBS and CW affiliates in San Diego) is searching for a highly skilled multiple-media journalist (MMJ). The MMJ is responsible for researching, shooting, writing and editing their own stories. We are looking for a dedicated journalist who is an exceptional storyteller and understands the importance of accuracy, balance and clarity. Position requires the ability to thrive under pressure and be able to make quick decisions in a real-time news environment. Candidates must also be a master at incorporating social media into daily newsgathering, reporting and promotion. Minimum of three years’ commercial television reporting experience is required. Must also have a current valid driver's license and be able to provide proof of current automobile insurance.


KFMB Stations is searching for a highly organized and detail-oriented person to fill a part-time, Monday-Friday position in the television promotions department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the strategic placement of promotion and PSAs on daily logs for up to three television stations; tagging of syndicated and affiliate promotions; and keeping up with program scheduling so that the proper promotion airs for the correct program. Additional duties may be assigned, as needed, as they pertain to the efficient flow of the Station’s marketing and/or promotion needs. Experience with non-linear editing (preferably Adobe Premiere) and Wide Orbit or other television trafficking software is required.


KFMB Stations is searching for general assignment reporters to work for CBS News 8 (KFMB-TV), San Diego’s top-rated station and our new CW affiliate, also in San Diego. We are looking for a dedicated journalist who is an exceptional storyteller and understands the importance of accuracy, balance and clarity. Position requires the ability to thrive under pressure and be able to make quick decisions in a real-time news environment. Candidates must also be a master at incorporating social media into daily newsgathering, reporting and promotion. Strong live-shot skills and the ability to handle breaking news are essential. Minimum of three years’ commercial television reporting experience is required. Must also have a current valid driver's license and be able to provide proof of current automobile insurance.


KFMB Stations is searching for a Sales Support Coordinator for Local and/or National TV Sales for our television properties (CBS 8, CW, and/or MeTV). These positions will provide support to the Director of Sales, Sales Managers, Sales Support Lead, Account Managers and/or others within KFMB Station’s TV Sales department. Sales Coordinators will act as liaison between KFMB Stations, Account Executives and our national rep firm(s) and will cross-train to ensure support for both Local and National Sales and/or to help with research projects, as needed. Primary job responsibilities will include: Preparing sales collateral and presentations; Handling order input/revisions, posting, make-goods and pre/post logs; Answering phone/e-mail inquiries; Assisting with program changes and pulling spot placements/invoices; Researching and resolving discrepancies and preparing credits/adjustments; Coordinating credit for advertisers; and Preparing or distributing reports; and other duties as assigned. Candidates must possess exceptional customer service skills, be extremely detail-oriented, possess solid communication and organization skills and must be capable of prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment. Position requires computer literacy with a proficiency in Wide Orbit, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. College degree and a minimum of 2 years’ previous sales support assistance experience is required. Previous TV sales experience is preferred. Knowledge of Efficio and Medialine is desired.


KFMB Stations, the CBS & CW affiliates in America’s Finest City--San Diego, is looking for a highly-creative and highly-motivated Writer/Editor/Producer who will conceptualize, write, produce, shoot and edit compelling on-air promos from start to finish that will generate viewer interest to increase the brand awareness and ratings for all multi-platforms. This includes daily news topicals, image spots, POPs for all platforms - broadcast and digital. Additional responsibilities include: Organizing, overseeing and executing daily topicals from concept through delivery; Hands-on editing; Contributing to brainstorming sessions; and assisting the promotions department in other duties, as needed. The ability to write effective, compelling, and audience-building promotional copy is a MUST and candidates must have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of production process. Proficiency in videography and lighting is a plus. We are looking for someone that can work well under tight deadlines and use logic to solve problems and foresee and avoid obstacles along the way. A bachelor’s Degree or some college preferred or equivalent work experience is required. 3 years’ previous television Writer/Producer experience is preferred. Experience with Adobe applications such as Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects is a plus.


KFMB Stations in San Diego is looking for an editor to work for our CBS and CW affiliates. Responsibilities primarily include editing clips in our non-linear computer editing system; however, this position may also be required to do some news writing. Prior knowledge of ENPS newsroom software and prior news writing experience is a plus. College degree in journalism, communications or related major is preferred.



We are searching for part-time Promotions Assistants for San Diego’s new radio station, 100.7 KFM-BFM and our Talk Radio station, 760 KFMB-AM. Note: position may also be able to work promotional events for 3 additional stations, (91X, Z90 and Magic 92.5). We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals who can work flexible hours, including the ability to work weekends and occasional holidays. Position requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and can drive to/from remote locations. Candidates must also possess a current valid driver's license and be able to provide proof of current automobile insurance. No phone calls please.


KFMB Stations- CBS News 8

CBS News 8’s internship program is intended to assist students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broadcasting industry. Internships will provide students with an opportunity to learn about television broadcasting as well as hands-on experience in the newsroom. Selected candidates will work closely with producers and will assist with various functions such as researching story ideas, writing scripts, retrieving video and working in the control room to bring the news to our viewers. We are looking for interns who are committed to a career in broadcasting and have already completed some prior journalism courses. Prior media-based internships and/or previous work experience in the broadcasting industry will also be taken into consideration when evaluating applicants. Juniors and seniors are preferred.


KFMB Interactive’s internship program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in online journalism and learning how a news website is created, updated and sold on a daily basis. Selected interns will learn how to update and edit stories for, as well edit and post video using a content management system. Candidates will assist the content manager and editors with daily news updates, as well as complete an individual project that will be determined during the course of the internship. Internship candidates must have an interest in online journalism and have completed some journalism classes. Juniors and seniors are preferred. Knowledge of content management systems and web writing experience a plus. Prior online or media based experience and/or internships will be taken into consideration when evaluating applicants. Candidates must be available 10-15 hours/week.


Internships are available in Radio Promotions to help students gain work experience in radio promotions, including general administrative duties and the coordination of promotional events. Candidates must be able to drive themselves to/from remote locations and be able to lift 30-40 lbs. Internship hours are flexible but may involve weekends and holidays.


Internships are geared toward a better understanding of radio programming, including show preparation, production, call screening, and technical assistance during live broadcasts. Candidates must be available 10-15 hours/week. Previous experience in public or commercial radio is helpful.

Internships are unpaid and therefore interns must be enrolled in a college or university internship program that provides school credit in exchange for no pay. Candidates must be able to provide proof of credit prior to starting their assignment. If selected, candidates will be required to complete an "Intern Eligibility Form" and “Waiver of Liability Form” for KFMB Stations.

NOTE: Applicants should specify if requesting a radio, TV, Interactive Media or HR internship.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 4-6-17

By Joe Nelson

Post Date
Operations Manager
San Diego
Radio: Operations Manager
Salem Media Group is looking for a Full Time Operations Manager for its two radio stations located in San Diego, CA. This individual will oversee all aspects of the on-air programming operations for this market. Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will:
• Provide leadership and oversight in the execution of an excellent on-air sound and image for the station, with a goal of growing and expanding audience engagement and response.
• Ensure compliance with FCC rules and regulations and Salem Media Group policies.
• Be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling of programming personnel.
• Perform on-air as a station personality either live or via voice-tracking.
• Appear at station events/remotes as a friendly “face” of the station.
• Work with station voiceover talent to create and produce station imaging and promos.
• Manage the daily functioning of automated program delivery resulting in a consistent, “tight,” on-air product. A station sound with minimal if any episodes of “dead air” or “audio collisions.”
• Be organized and able to create systems to accomplish an excellent on-air sound.
• Coordinate digital audio streaming processes including web and app based systems.
• Work with sales staff for on-air and promotional execution of sales promotions.
• Work with brokered programming clients on production of their programs.
• Work with station promotions director to maximize digital assets including websites; social media presence; and other emerging technologies.
• Several years of experience in radio programming/production/operations management
• Knowledge of digital automation systems (Enco knowledge and experience a plus).
• Proficient in digital audio editing and production using various software packages
• Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)
• Proficient in computer skills (Windows/PC; Microsoft Office; etc.)
• Ability to solve problems with creativity.
• Ability to understand and program to the conservative and evangelical listening audience.
• A positive and energetic style, with high integrity, strong work ethic, and ownership of outcomes.
• Possess the ability to work in what will initially be a “streamlined” operation.
• Have the ability to successfully expand oversight to additional stations that may be added to the market cluster.

To apply: Visit and apply online. Please no calls.

Salem Media Group is the leading U. S. radio broadcaster targeting audiences interested in conservative NewsTalk and Christian and family-themed programming. Salem Media Group is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary based upon experience and a comprehensive benefit package including paid holidays and paid vacation for full time positions.

R Dub's "Slow Jams 4 Kids" Brings Water to Uganda

By Joe Nelson

 R Dub!’s “Slow Jams 4 Kids” Charity, Listeners and Friends in Radio Bring Water Well and Clean Water to
Nyakoi Akuoro Village in Northeastern Uganda

R Dub! Returns to Africa and Cuts Ribbon Following Completion of Well

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 5, 2017— R Dub!, Director of Programming for Z90 (XHTZ) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM) in San Diego and Creator, Host and Producer of internationally syndicated hit weekend radio show Sunday Night Slow Jams, partnering with non-profit Water 4 Kids International, and listeners, friends and colleagues across the U.S. radio industry, celebrated the delivery of a water well and clean water to Nyakoi Akuoro Village in Northeastern Uganda last week. R Dub!, a world travel enthusiast, returned to Africa on Wednesday, March 30, 2017, and cut the ribbon for the new well on behalf of “Slow Jams 4 Kids”, the global charitable initiative he launched earlier this year. A video of the ribbon-cutting may be viewed at:

“Slow Jams 4 Kids” completed a successful fund drive in just 26 hours after the initiative’s announcement in January, raising $10,500 from listeners, friends and colleagues in radio to provide the village with a water well and clean water for the families there. Construction of the well began shortly thereafter.

R Dub! was inspired to take action after his first trip to Africa in December. What he saw there was unthinkable: Nyakoi Akuoro Village had no clean source of water, and instead, villagers were forced to walk over a mile to a dirty water source--a disease-infested pit, full of mosquitoes and sickness. The bad water source caused numerous problems, including fights at the source and domestic violence. Its contaminated water (shared by animals) led to diseases including typhoid and cholera. Long lines led to children missing school because they spent half the day fetching water. A young child even fell in and died. 

R Dub! recounted: “On March 30th, after traveling over 10,000 miles halfway across the globe, eight hours of driving until the road ended, and then another hour on a dirt trail, the entire village was waiting our arrival to celebrate. I was met with a parade, banners, songs, presentations and speeches. The village's mayor was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and I had the honor of pumping the well for the first time as hundreds anxiously stood by with their water cans, ready for their first drink of clean water. They've never had clean water here.”

R Dub! continued: “I got to say a little something before we cut the ribbon and pumped that first bucket of crystal clear, clean water. I explained to the hundreds of villagers (with a translator by my side, of course), that this well came from not me, but from YOU: my friends, family, listeners, clients and colleagues. And that you all send the village your love and blessings from the USA. They cheered so loudly!!! The good folks of Nyakoi Akuoro now have clean water for the first time in their lives. Starting today, they'll never go without clean, fresh drinking water... And the amazing part: it's all because of YOU! Thank you for helping me with this special project and for bringing LIFE to the wonderful people in Nyakoi Akuoro.”

The best news: Slow Jams 4 Kids will fund a new water well every year for needy communities around the world and has already started digging a second well in the Aminit Border village in Uganda. To find out more about the next village that Slow Jams 4 Kids is bringing a well to, and how you can help, please visit

About Benztown

Benztown is a leading international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 2,300 affiliations on six different continents. In 2016, Benztown was named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 by Inc. magazine for the fourth consecutive year as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. With studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality audio imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 music and spoken word formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, JACK, and Alien Imaging's AI-FX1 and AI-FX2 sound effects libraries. Benztown’s proprietary web-based imaging solution, Benztown Branding, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown provides custom VO and imaging across all formats, including commercial VO and copywriting. Benztown Radio Networks produces, markets and distributes high quality programming and services to radio stations around the world, including: The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology, Mr. Master, Explicitly Old School With Sir Mix-A-Lot, Nessa On Air, Dawson McAllister Live and Flashback. For more information, visit

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

KFM-BFM Names New Program Director

By Joe Nelson


SAN DIEGO, CA – Veteran radio programmer and personality Mike Vasquez has been named Program Director at 100.7 KFM-BFM.

In addition to his duties as Program Director, Mike V. will continue hosting PM Drive weekdays on 100.7 KFM-BFM from 3:00pm-7:00pm.
His radio career began in Fresno at KEZL back in the mid-80s. He was named Program Director in 1993 and, after taking that station to #1 in the ratings, was offered the PD job at KIFM/San Diego in 1998. During his 17-year tenure at KIFM, he led the station to #1 in the ratings dozens of times. KIFM also won the coveted “Marconi Award” in 2005 for Station of the Year under his leadership.
Vasquez stated, "I’m a little bruised from pinching myself, but I am wide awake and excited to contribute to our team’s success. The foundation here is incredibly solid and we’ll continue to build upon it to effectively serve our community and clients with a quality product. Elisabeth Kimmel and Alberto Mier y Terán are implementing some impressive innovations and I’m grateful that they’re entrusting me to lead 100.7 KFM-BFM."

100.7 KFM-BFM’s “variety rock” format has already become the top ranked rock station in San Diego and includes San Diego’s #1 morning show Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw.

Midwest Television, Inc. is San Diego’s leading multimedia company, operating CBS 8/KFMBTV, CW San Diego, AM 760 KFMB, 100.7 KFM-BFM and KFMB Interactive, the market’s only television/radio/digital/mobile media powerhouse serving the community round-the-clock.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Chris Cantore Moves to Talk Radio

By Joe Nelson

   Chris Cantore, recently ousted from FM 949, has landed back on the air. Starting Monday 4-3-17 Cantore will be hosting "The Chris Cantore Show" on The Mighty1090.

   The slot was previously occupied by the UT's Kevin Acee and his show "Trending Now".

The following is from Cantore's WEBSITE:

Now, while you’re saying to yourself, “WTF? AM sports talk?!?!”, a lil backstory :
These last couple of months with YEW!, I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun.  In short, I have not been this passionate about something since I first got into radio in 1994 (fresh out of S.D.S.U.) — and, this ride is not stopping, in fact, quite the opposite.

A couple of weeks ago, I got contacted by the Broadcast Company of the Americas, operators of 105.7 MAX FM and The MIGHTY 1090, about a unique on-air opportunity.  Having JUST been interviewed by the San Diego Union-Tribune about making the switch from terrestrial radio to podcasting, the timing was a little awkward, but…
(1)  I am not in a financial position to turn down a job.
(2)  It’s a 100% partnership between Broadcast Company of the Americas + YEW! Media — I am an employee of YEW!, + both companies will share content.
(3)  I have always wanted to try “talk.”
But, sports talk ?  Why not, I surf every day and my kids in little league !
Seriously, with the Chargers leaving town and the Padres jumping to some FM station, the entire medium has been disrupted — the timing is perfect to try something unorthodox.  As fragmented as media is these days, I can host a new show every night and deliver a FULL show to your phone by the next morning for your commute.
Additionally, I look forward to introducing more action sports (surf / snow / skate / MMA) to the 1090 platform, as well as discussions about music, beer, + Mexican food.
When it comes to the X’s and O’s of traditional sports, I am thankful to have a rad network of pro sports bloggers / personalities (@LobShots / @gaslampball / @dallas_mc) within reach along with awesome, knowledgable dudes in house (@johnmgennaro / @619sports.)
Finally, regarding Kevin Acee, former co-worker + the dude who had the gig before me, I have nothing but respect for him + I’d be honored to have him on as a collaborator any time.
thank YEW!
Weekdays 6 – 9 p.m.
The MIGHTY 1090

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Big Weekend Ahead for Pala Rez Radio and the B100 Legacy

By Joe Nelson

Two years ago, Pala Rez Radio 91.3 turned over its airwaves to a bunch of hyperactive middle-age disc jockeys from the 1970s who – thank goodness! – still haven’t completely grown up.  The result was the resurrection of San Diego’s B100 FM for B100 Hours on 91.3 FM. 

(Photos Courtesy of Jr Rogers)

Well, it’s time to go back … Jack, and do it again.  March 30 through April 2, B100 will be back on the air in Pala and on the Rez Radio live stream on iHeartRadio, recreating the excitement of Top 40 radio honoring the 40th anniversary of B100 FM becoming the first major market FM station to be rated by former industry ratings company Arbitron as #1 overall, all ages, all week long in 1977. 

Original B100 program director Bobby Rich, music director Jimi Fox, and about three dozen former B100 staffers will converge on Pala Resort for the weekend creating new memories on the radio and sharing vintage shows from the 1970s and 80s.  There will be a live broadcast from poolside at Pala Resort on Saturday, April 1 from 9 to noon as Tony Pepper and Rob Actis host a recreation of the B100 Saturday Night Dance Party.  Everyone is invited to stop by for that live remote broadcast.

Rez Radio 91.3 – or B100, as it will be known from March 30 through April 2 is owned and operated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians for the benefit of the Pala Reservation and all of inland North County.  Please direct any questions about this event to station manager, John Fox – also a B100 alumnus. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SanDiegoRadio Job Posting 3-23-17

By Joe Nelson




Employee: Vacant

Classification: Information Officer II

Working Title: Public Information Officer

Department: Marketing

Supervisor: Jennifer Hellman, Staff Services Manager II-Managerial (Marketing Director)

Effective Date: To Be Determined


Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II-Managerial (Marketing Director), the duties of the Information Officer II (Public Information Officer), include, but are not limited to, having full responsibility for developing, organizing, directing, and evaluating a comprehensive program to inform the public of the activities and objectives of the 22nd District Agricultural Association (the Del Mar Fairgrounds facility and the various events and activities hosted at the facility), serving as the official spokesperson for the District, and doing other related work.


This position does not supervise civil service employees but oversees 119-day Part-time, Seasonal, Temporary employees in the Guest Services Sub-department and the public and media support staff.


Essential Job Functions

Employee must be able to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodations. Consideration of reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disability may be made, providing that doing so does not impose an undue hardship.

30% Development and Execution of Public Relations Plan

· Develops and executes a public relations plan for the dissemination of information to the media and the public, including crafting a timeline and topic list for press releases, eblasts, website content, and media-related events by considering broadcast and publication lead times and editorial calendars, target markets, and market demographics to guide timing and content decisions.

· Establishes the objectives of the District’s information program and develops and actuates the techniques and procedures to accomplish these objectives.

· Plans and directs the development of media events and public relations campaigns to promote the District’s message and availability of programs, services, and/or resources provided by the organization.

· Develops policies and procedures (e.g., social media, interviewing protocol, media contact, photography access) to ensure adherence to District protocols.

· Analyzes the extent of public understanding of the programs and services administered by the District and determines the need for further public information and education activity.

· Evaluates public information campaigns (e.g., advertising, public outreach) for effectiveness by conducting research and analysis to assess and measure communication and outreach effectiveness and recommends appropriate changes.

· Meets and works with all levels of management to identify trends, key interests, and concerns and/or to provide advice on public relations implications of policy decisions and proposed actions.

· Drafts issue briefings to inform Executive Management Team and supervisors regarding trends and issues of importance that may offer opportunities or threats to the District by expressing complex issues clearly, logically, and in varied communication formats.

· Provides writing, editing, and advisory service to District representatives by developing public relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote programs, objectives, activities, and events of the District.

· Creates comprehensive communication and crisis management plans on complex issues by implementing strategies designed to provide information on any sensitive media issue that may have an adverse consequence on the District’s activities and objectives that may leave the public with a negative perception of the District.

· Ensures that staff are well versed in the application of legal notification requirements (e.g., California Public Records Act, Bagley-Keene Act).

· Directs production and supports staff to produce or to coordinate production and printing of advertisements and promotions.

· Oversees and directs vendors and contractors to ensure the scope of the contracts and agreements are fully executed.

· Researches and analyzes public understanding of the District’s programs, services, benefits, etc. and determines the need for additional outreach and education.

· Arranges and coordinates media events, public appearances, lectures, speakers, subject matter experts, or exhibits to get the District’s message out to interested parties.

· Plans and executes events geared toward media interaction and involvement, including but not limited to, press conferences, event previews, and media events by developing list of invites, as well as coordinating all activities planned for the events, including entertainment, décor, food, beverage, staff, set-up, and tear-down.

· Establishes and maintains effective working relationships, within and outside the District, to establish collaborative relationships and works as a team.

· Works in a dynamic, multi-tasked, fast-paced team environment and handles day-to-day public relations issues on specific campaigns for multiple contracted advertising agencies.

· Manages time and remains flexible in adapting to changes in priorities of assignments that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing projects.

20% Marketing Collateral, Web Content, and Social Media Content

· Writes and edits news releases, alerts, advisories, and other publications to be distributed by effectively communicating in a tone and style appropriate for the needs of the audience.

· Writes and edits eblasts, website, marketing collateral, employee newsletters, and other organizational publications in support of the District’s mission in order to get the District’s message out to interested parties.

· Supervises the production and content of fair programs, day sheets, and other informational marketing collateral that will be used by internal and external audiences.

· Develops, updates, and monitors content on internet or intranet web pages to convey information to various interested parties (e.g., employees, media, stakeholders, community organization, the public) to ensure relevance and accuracy of content.

· Develops and executes content for social media platforms associated with District facility and events, including photography, status updates, contesting, and cross-promotions.

· Works with the District’s Webmaster and Marketing Director in the design and production of the District’s intranet and internet web pages, social media pages, videos, and printed materials to ensure content on design meets departmental protocols.

· Plans, writes, edits, and prepares complex information material for dissemination through all major means of communication (e.g., videos, social media platforms, webcasts, podcasts).

· Establishes and maintains constructive relationships with internal staff and external staff by working cooperatively with individuals from varied experiences, perspectives, and wide ranges of cultural backgrounds.

· Remains organized and self-motivated while working on multiple projects and assignments to ensure completion within established timeframes.

15% Collection and Distribution of Information

· Coordinates and collects information from District departments, governmental agencies, vendors, and partners and shares correct, timely, and thorough information with staff through the project management system.

· Conducts research and gathers information from all relevant sources in preparation of work related materials (e.g., news releases, articles, speeches).

· Disseminates information to the media through news releases, media alerts, and downloadable photography, videography and graphic files.

· Reviews news release open rates, clicks through and media coverage, and analyzes effectiveness of media relation materials and press releases.

· Prepares collateral materials (e.g., talking points, fact sheets, brochures, testimony) to support the District’s message.

· Distributes news releases and other information material through publicity channels such as newspapers, news services, periodicals, radio, television, social media alerts, and advisories to get the District’s message out to interested parties (e.g., media, stakeholders, community organizations, the public).

· Builds and maintains current contact lists for local, regional, and sometimes national media outlets to ensure information is being disseminated to targeted reporters, editors, and journalists.

· Collects and evaluates information from outside sources to distribute to all staff.

15% Official Spokesperson

· Serves as the official spokesperson for the District before news media, other agencies, and the public regarding the organization’s activities and objectives ensuring a smooth and accurate dissertation of information and that the District’s overall strategic direction for communication with the public are addressed.

· Interacts with the news media, community groups, governmental agencies, and the public to inform and engage them regarding the District’s programs, activities, and public outreach efforts to ensure the District’s mission, vision, and goals are endorsed and supported.

· Drafts speeches, briefing materials, and talking points and arranges interviews, editorial boards, and other forms of contact for designated individuals (e.g., Executive management team, subject matter experts, supervisors) to promote the District’s message and perspective.

· Responds to all public and inquiries requests for information from the media or designate appropriate subject matter expert or information resource to ensure the District maintains a positive reputation.

· Facilitates and answers press inquiries by researching and analyzing data to disseminate accurate information, in a timely manner, consistent with the District’s policies and procedures.

· Attends and speaks at various board, chamber, and community meetings, escorts and informs news media of information, and attends community events.

· Works with the Executive Management Team, in particular with the Marketing Director, to provide information on any sensitive media issue that may have an adverse consequence on the District’s programs and services or that may leave the public with a negative perceptions of the District.

· Arranges interviews between representatives of the new media or public groups and department staff when necessary and coaches designated individuals in effective communication.

· Creates, develops, and maintains effective working relationships with government officials, news media, communities, consumers, and public interest groups that are critical to the District in its goal of strengthening partnerships, improving communication, and maintaining a positive reputation.

· Uses good judgement and a high degree of tact in dealing with the public, external contractors, press and media representatives, vendors, marketing agencies, and others.

15% Team Development and Leadership

· Oversees the activities of the Guest Services sub-department, including informing, training, and motivating at least 30 119-day Part-time, Seasonal, Temporary employees by ensuring that the staff is skilled in areas of customer service and District policies, rules, and regulations.

· Directs and trains seasonal public and media relations support staff, including writers, marketing consultants, media assistants, marketing interns, and evening Information Officer by identifying information to be communicated and supervising the development and distribution of information.

· Conducts interviews to assess the qualifications of candidates applying for positions and makes hiring decisions and carries out supervisory responsibilities to promote Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and maintains a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment utilizing laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, training, etc.

· Provides leadership to develop and retain highly competent, service oriented staff through selection, compensation, coaching, and day-to-day supervisory practices that supports the District’s mission, values, goals, guiding principles, objectives, and service expectations.

· Leads by example, participates in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity and success, and recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of staff in order to create a positive work environment using speeches, recognition, and employees rewards programs.

· Plans and manages the work plan for assigned staff, assigns work activities and projects based on functional areas involved, workload levels, individual expertise, and skills, reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures, and meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.

· Determines work priorities, scope assignments, and establishes deadlines to ensure objectives are met effectively and in a timely manner.

· Develops procedures to respond to inquiries received from staff with direct public contract and evaluates customer service practices by observing customer interactions and provides feedback on appropriateness of responses and/or actions.

· Resolves disagreements and conflicts between staff members to achieve a positive work environment.

Marginal Job Functions

5% Other Related Responsibilities

· Responds to emergency situations during and after standard hours of operations in order to resolve urgent issues.

· Participates in training and team building opportunities as needed and provides support for all District internal and external outreach functions.


Employee must be able to perform the following requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Consideration of reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disability may be made, providing that doing so does not impose an undue hardship.

Work environment is primary performed in a standard office with artificial light and climate control. Essential job functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to sit for prolonged periods of time; to walk including walking on uneven ground; to continuously bend neck in an upward and downward flexion and side-to-side turning of neck; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine finger dexterity and fine coordination including the use of a computer keyboard, telephone, smartphone, and mouse; to occasionally push and pull file drawers; to bend and stoop to retrieve and replace file and records; to reach above, at, and below shoulder height; to verbally communicate and hear to exchange information; to see to perform assigned tasks; and ability to read, write, and speak English at a level required for successful job performance.

Employee must be able to travel by private vehicle, District’s vehicle, or various modes of transportation to various locations. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel will be required.


Ongoing attendance is required to perform the essential job functions and adhere to conduct standards and meet other performance expectations at the job site. Also, must be flexible with the availability to meet attendance requirements.





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The statements contained in this job description reflect the general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job. This job description should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of the work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other function areas to cover absence of relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.