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By Joe Nelson

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KFMB is SOLD

By Joe Nelson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2017

TEGNA to Acquire Midwest Television, Inc.’s Broadcasting Stations in San Diego, CA

McLEAN, VA and SAN DIEGO, CA – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) and Midwest Television, Inc. jointly announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TEGNA will acquire, for $325 million in cash, KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliated station in San Diego, KFMB-D2 (CW) and radio broadcast stations KFMB-AM and KFMB-FM in San Diego.

Through this transaction, TEGNA adds a strong market to its portfolio of big four affiliates in top markets. San Diego is the 29th largest U.S. TV market with 1.1 million households and the 17th largest radio market. KFMB-TV is the long-standing market leader in San Diego. It leads the market in audience ratings and share across all demographics and is number one in news across all major time slots. KFMB-D2, The CW San Diego, operates as a digital subchannel of KFMB. KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2 share studio facilities in th…

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By Joe Nelson



Dave Mason and KUSI Team Helping Helen Woodward

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By Joe Nelson

   Dave Mason, Sunny 98.1 morning drive host, will once again be back at KUSI on this Sunday raising money and awareness for The Helen Woodward Animal Center.

   Dave and several personalities from KUSI will be on from 11am-3pm  for 'The Hope Telethon'.

   Dave will be scheduled to be along side Allie Wagner, Lisa Remillard, Elizabeth Alvarez and Dave Scott.
   Mason has been a part of this telethon since 2000.
More info HERE
From Helen Woodward:
Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.

We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavi…

Entercom Press Release

By Joe Nelson

From Entercom:



BALA CYNWYD, PA – November 17, 2017 – Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom”) (NYSE: ETM) today announced that it has completed its merger with CBS Radio Inc. (“CBS Radio”), creating a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country. Entercom is now the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. With a nationwide footprint of 235 stations, Entercom will engage over 100 million people weekly with a premier collection of highly-rated, award-winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events.



“We are thrilled to officially close our transformational merger with CBS Radio and welcome their talented employees and iconic brands to Entercom,” said David Field, Entercom’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to capitalizing on our unique positions in sports, news, music, podcasting, live events…

And it is 103.7

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By Joe Nelson

   I am waiting for the official press release, but KSON's Greg Raneiri shirt says it all!


Letter from the Editor

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By Joe Nelson
   If you have been following along, you know I have put much of my focus and efforts to being with my dad (I called him pops) as he was battling the end stages of Emphysema/COPD. He was sent home from a long hospital stay a couple months ago and vowed never to return to a hospital bed. It was his wish to finish out his life in his home, with his expansive yard, eight chickens, gardens and family.

   This week pops, Darrel Nelson, passed away peacefully at the age of 82. His wishes were met. He was in his home, comfortable, and with family at his side. He is on his way to see mom, his high school sweetheart and bride for nearly 60 years Carol who passed away in 2015.

   Pops had one heck of a great life. Born on a farm in Illinois, his family moved out to San Diego in the 1950's. His brother Spencer was a Captain for PSA and was one of the souls who perished in the 1978 crash over North Park. Uncle Spencer tried with all his might to save that airliner, but it was ju…

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By Joe Nelson


The Show Extended

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By Joe Nelson

   Rock 105.3 has extended their morning program 'The Show'.

   Eddie, Sky and Thor will be around for at least another three years.

Congrats, all!

-Joe


KFMB for Sale

By Joe Nelson

   Last night word came down that all the KFMB stations could be up for sale, from all I have spoken to, that seems to be true. 
   Here is a short clip from rival KUSI on the news.

KUSI News - San Diego, CA

   What does this mean for the future of KFMB?

Stay tuned.



Sunday Night Slow Jams is Not Slowing Down

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By Joe Nelson

   Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles, announces that internationally syndicated hit weekend radio show Sunday Night Slow Jams has expanded to six new international markets in the third quarter of 2017, bringing the show to 129 total affiliates worldwide and nearly doubling its footprint outside the U.S. 
   The additions grow Sunday Night Slow Jams’ global reach to a total of 13 countries outside the U.S. Sunday Night Slow Jams is currently heard each week by over three million listeners worldwide.


   Sunday Night Slow Jams welcomed the following international radio stations as affiliates in the third quarter of 2017: Wave 89.1-Manila, Philippines; Cool 96.9-Lagos, Nigeria; Urban Radio 90.7-Kisumu, Kenya; Surf 102.5-Chiang Mai, Thailand; The Thaiger 102.75-Phuket, Thailand; and 105.3 Zack FM-Suffolk, England. 
   These six countries join existing Sunday Night Slow Jams international affiliates in: Mexico, Cayman Islands, The Bah…

91X Adds Second Wrex the Halls Concert

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By Joe Nelson

91X ADDS SECOND WREX THE HALLS CONCERT
(San Diego, CA) San Diego’s iconic alternative radio station 91X surprised audiences over the weekend by announcing a second 91X Wrex the Halls concert with Rise Against, Run the Jewels, The Used, The Struts, Highly Suspect and Buckfast Superbee.




The concert will be Friday, December 8 at Valley View Casino Center, the night prior to the already-announced Wrex the Halls concert on Saturday with The Lumineers, Vance Joy, DREAMCAR, The War on Drugs and Arkells.
An exclusive pre-sale for 91X listeners started today at 10:00 AM via a special pre-sale code. Tickets to Wrex the Halls Friday night go on-sale to the general public on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at AXS.com and without service fees at the Valley View Casino Center box office.

“I’m pretty sure Santa read my mind: Wrex the Halls is now TWO epic nights of music!” said 91X midday host and Music Director Hilary Chambers. “Don’t make me pick a favorite, I can’t wait for both!”

Wrex the Hall…

'Little' Tommy Hired on at Entercom

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By Joe Nelson

Was that Little Tommy Sablan at a KSON John and Tammy event Thursday morning?

SanDiegoRadio has noticed Tommy has been promoting KSON's Human Peace Sign on his personal social media pages lately.

SDRadio did some investigative work and found out that Tommy was just hired by Entercom on Wednesday October 11th.

Was his hiring for his experience with human flags? Was he hired solo without his Showgram team?

With the CBS merger in play with Entercom perhaps Tommy simply got his foot in the door precisely at the right time.

SDRadio congratulates Tommy, the only producer in the National Radio Hall of Fame and now the newest employee with Entercom.



Congratulations Tommy! -Joe

91X Morning Show Host Needed - Will it be You?

By Joe Nelson


91X (XTRA-FM), San Diego’s pioneering and iconic Alternative station has an immediate opening for a morning show host or already assembled morning show.

91X seeks an awesome host for mornings, or an already assembled and successful team.

We are NOT looking for a "jock" or liner reader, but a real PERSONALITY who is, or will be, immersed in the music, culture and lifestyle of Southern California.

We're independently owned and operated, with a winning culture. Our team is passionate about serving our community and creating great local radio!

Qualifications should include extensive on-air experience, the ability to run a tight board, experience with using NexGen, ENCO, WideOrbit or other digital delivery system.

It would also be great if you have a passion for Alternative music, live the lifestyle, and can effectively communicate it on the air and through Social Media.

Additional bonus points if you love craft beer, tacos and burritos.

If this sounds like y…

Z90's Epic 48 is Back

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By Joe Nelson


Z90 ANNOUNCES EPIC 48 3.0


RADIO STATION WILL GIVE LISTENERS
THE MOST EPIC 48 HOURS OF THEIR LIFE

San Diego, CA – Market leading CHR radio station Z90 announced today the third edition of EPIC 48, a sweepstakes dubbed “the biggest promotion in radio history,” which promises to deliver the most incredible 48-hour experience for one winner and their guest. Hosted by San Diego’s top-rated morning show, Rick Morton and Morton in the Morning, EPIC 48 is driven by three key rules and one guarantee:

1) Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
2) Be ready to go ANYWHERE.
3) Be ready to do ANYTHING.

The guarantee: The most EPIC 48 hours of your life!


Previous winners have enjoyed a myriad of once-in-a-lifetime and money-can’t-buy experiences including flying in private jets, diamond shopping, floor seats and admission to the Chairman’s Club at a Lakers game, being given a $1,000 casino chip by Pitbull, being picked up by a helicopter on the USS Midway, helping critique DJ Mustard’s new alb…

Lee 'Hacksaw' Hamilton is Back on the Radio

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By Joe Nelson


In a phone conversation with SanDiegoRadio, Hacksaw tells us he has returned to The Mighty 1090.

Hacksaw was last heard on 1090 three years ago before he left and eventually joined CW6 as their Sports Anchor.

Lee will be on with Scott and BR at 5PM Monday through Friday. Hacksaw will deliver his 'Hacksaw's Headlines', then stay on with the guys and discuss the topics.

In addition to his Headlines, Hacksaw will help with the website as it pertains to videos, podcasts and written content.

Hacksaw also has his own website, it can be found HERE

Lee tells SDR "1090 was always my station, it still is. I'm glad to be back at my station. I had three years on TV, and that proved how strong my brand still is in this market" "Let's recreate some magic"

Thanks for your time, Saw.

Joe

An Article Worth Sharing - Entercom-CBS

By Joe Nelson

Sometimes I find articles worth sharing, this is one of those. This from Tom Taylor and his NOW Newsletter:



Kagan counts $123 million in third-quarter station sales – but Entercom controls a bunch more.

In fact, almost half the Kagan-counted $123 million of radio station sales in July-August-September came in the final days of September, from Entercom announcing single-station sales in L.A., San Diego and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to “K-Love” parent Educational Media Foundation. That totaled $57.75 million, which Kagan pencils out to “$3.75 per pop.” (Meaning $3.75 per person under the signals of those stations.) But we know Entercom’s David Field still has about a dozen or more stations to divest from his CBS Radio hookup, including multiple signals in San Francisco, Seattle and Sacramento, plus the really tough nut, Boston. The mystery is what the Justice Department will insist on. Back to the Kagan report – Q3’s second-biggest announced radio deal was the $19.5 million sale…

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By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATJUL 17AUG 17SEP 17KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.5.46.26.2KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.5.55.95.9KXSN-FMAC5.85.75.2XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.84.64.9KMYI-FMHot AC6.04.44.6KSON-FMCountry5.45.24.6KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.84.54.5KGB-FM

Tommy Exits 91X

By Joe Nelson

   I don't have a whole lot to go on. This just came down the pike.

Tommy Hough is no longer at 91X.

Mornings will resume on Monday with Danielle Stuht. I'll keep you posted when I learn more.

Joe

San Diego Radio - Starting to Rumble

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By Joe Nelson

   I know SanDiegoRadio has been quiet lately, easy explanation... San Diego Radio itself has been quiet.

   I know how the trend usually goes. This is probably the calm before the storm. I've seen it many times before.

   Here are a few nuggets to hit the dial recently:

1) Congratulations to Beto Perez! Beto, formerly of iHeart's Jam'n 95.7, 7-12AM. He will be hopping over to CBS Radio's ENERGY 103.7 for the 3-7PM shift.

2) Speaking of CBS Radio, an insider has told SDR there will be a press release 'very soon regarding the merger with Entercom'

3) Entercom SD has sold its 92.1 (KSON North County) signal to Educational Media Foundation and will become KLOVE. Los Angeles' 100.3 The Sound will also flip to KLOVE. KLOVE will be heard all over the dial now, 100.1 Julian, 96.1 Santee, 102.1 San Diego, 92.1 Santee and another translator in Oceanside.

As always, Stay Tuned
-Joe

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATJUN 17JUL 17AUG 17KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.5.55.46.2KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.5.35.55.9KXSN-FMAC6.25.85.7KSON-FMCountry5.75.45.2XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.54.84.6KLNV-FMMexican Regional4.53.84.5KHTS-FMPop CHR4.24.64.4KMYI-FM