Showing posts from January, 2017

Jack Vincent 1917 - 2017

By Joe Nelson

  Sad news to report today.

Radio (KCBQ) legend Jack Vincent has passed away at the age of 99.

Jack recently came home to live comfortably after spending some time at the Grossmont Acute Care Center.

Jack was one of a kind, and I am honored to have been his friend.

What a great life this man had, he told many stories while we played pool at Shotgun Tom Kelly's house, I never once beat him in a game.

Condolences to Jack's family and friends.

He was a treasure, that is for sure.

Thanks to Owen 'Wes' Western, here is the Benny goodman clip Jack used to close his shows at KCBQ: Click Here

Here is a video from his birthday a couple years ago at Shotgun's house, courtesy of Terry Frost: Click Here

Brianna Avalos has submitted her resume for your consideration

By Joe Nelson

Brianna LuRee Avalos 2805 Adrian Street | San Diego, CA 92110 619.861.5034 | Education San Diego State University                                                                                  San Diego, CA Bachelor of Arts | Liberal Arts Communication                               August 2015 – December 2016 San Diego Mesa College                                                                                        San Diego, CA Associate’s Degree | Applied Communication                                       January 2013 – May 2015 PROFESSIONAL Experience Music Submissions Director                                                                               San Diego, CA KCR College Radio                                                                                        August 2015 - Present ·Responsible of listening to all music submissions and compiling a FCC approved quality control rotation.  Worked mostly with Google Drive but also with phys…

Dave Mason has submitted his resume for your consideration

By Joe Nelson

Resumes Wanted - I Can Help

By Joe Nelson

   In addition to publishing radio and local TV News stories, SanDiegoRadio also likes to help folks find work.

   You may often see the 'Job Postings' on SDR, but I wanted to share another service I can help with. Resumes.

   Even more important today, with the NEWS of Bay City Television signing off, and the losses at the two alternative stations, I am offering this service to you.

   Simply email me your resume, please remove anything you don't wish to be public, and I will take care of the rest.

   You can send them to

   And for all the good people in this tragic situation, my heart goes out to you. I do hope you can find something real soon.

   Below you can see the most recent job listings.


Bay City Television to Cease Operations

By Joe Nelson

   I will be straight forward with you here. I received this notice much earlier today. I held onto it until now.

   My reasons? With it affecting so many people. Hard working people, I wanted all the staff and their families fully aware and not reading it in a column. While I do strive to get you the information first, in situations such as this I cannot allow myself to potentially hurt anyone. Now that I see it is on social media, I can share it now. Having said that, here are some words from the GM of CW 6 Chuck Dunning:

"Lesslye and I returned from meetings with top corporate management last night. As anticipated, we now have the future direction for Bay City we can share.

I wish I had better news. Our corporate ownership has decided that the Channel Six signal and transmission facilities will be used to re-transmit their Channel Nine network effective 12:01am on May 31st. After 64 years, Bay City Television will cease operations.

As we transition to our closing,…

John Peake to Los Angeles

By Joe Nelson

AllAccess reporting this morning iHeart San Diego's John Peake is headed to Chargers land. John will be PD of iHeart's KOST & KBIG (Myfm)

Best wishes, John! Great news!!


Cantore + Woods Out?

By Joe Nelson

   I don't have much info here, other than to say Steve Woods & Chris Cantore are no longer with FM 94/9's Cantore + Woods.

Sorry I don't have more.

   More to come as I get info.


SanDiegoRadio Asks for your Help

By Joe Nelson

I run as a free service to the local radio industry. I do it as a passion and a love for radio. Occasionally I post this GoFundMe as a means to help out a bit for costs I do have, be it gas used to radio functions, etc.
Any contribution to help SanDiegoRadio would be greatly appreciated! ... THANKS! -Joe

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 1-21-17

By Joe Nelson

Title: Digital/Integrated Media Account Executive/Sales Manager

Key Responsibilities:

· Knowledgeable of the current digital space and experience in selling digital solutions to both retail and advertising agency clients

· Ability to educate and effectively communicate digital knowledge to staff and clients

· Build off existing digital offerings and help company maximize revenue potential

· Meet with local businesses to consult and sell digital advertising solutions

· Must be able to cold call and secure meetings with decision makers

· Attend daily 4-legged calls with current sellers to close digital business

· Create and deliver dynamic presentations, and overcome objections

· Develop new/creative ideas on how to help businesses find customers/grow their revenue

· Experience selling texting programs a plus

· Collaborate with existing sellers (AE’s) in the development of digital solutions for clients


SanDiegoRadio Job Board - PART 2

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s Throwback Station 105.7 MAX-FM is in search of part-time on-air talent to join our team! Shifts could include regular live and voice-tracked weekend, fill-in and holiday shifts. The ideal candidates will understand the Classic Hits format – with a contemporary approach, along with strong content to their shows.

Job description:
On Air Position
We are looking for on-air staff to complement our radio station. Responsibilities include the performance of live and recorded broadcasts that are entertaining and informative; creating and posting engaging digital/social media content; monitoring the music and commercial logs for the airshift; ensuring that station promotions and contests are executed properly and operating the control board.


The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, very creative and have a strong working knowledge of audio equipment necessary for on-air and production execution, including the on-air digital system “NexGen.” …

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 1-19-17

By Joe Nelson


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Please submit all resumes* via e-mail: OR via:

· Fax: (858) 495-9363

· Mail: KFMB/Human Resources

7677 Engineer Rd.

San Diego, CA 92111

Note: KFMB Stations does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications.
Web Sites:

The KFMB Stations are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Stations prohibit unlawful discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals over forty years of age, military and veteran status, and sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. The Stations prohibit discrimination in all employment practices and personnel actio…

KFMB and CW Merge

By Joe Nelson


JANUARY 18, 2017


SAN DIEGO, California – (January 18, 2017) – Midwest Television, Inc., parent company of CBS 8/KFMB-TV, AM 760, 100.7 KFM-BFM, announced today it is adding the San Diego CW Network affiliation. Beginning September 1, 2017, KFMB-TV will operate CBS 8 and CW as duopolies in the San Diego market.

The CW Television Network, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, offers original primetime, afternoon and weekend programming, delivering hit shows such as Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Flash, Jane the Virgin and Supergirl, targeting the highly coveted 18-34 demographic. KFMB-TV's CW channel will also air syndicated and local programming, including newscasts produced by CBS News 8, San Diego’s number one source for news.

“We are thrilled to be adding the CW to the KFMB family,” said Alberto Mier y TerĂ¡n, President and General Manager of the KFMB Statio…

Questions From a Reader

By Joe Nelson
   I received this email a little ways back. I sat on it longer than I should have, but between work and the holidays, I hope the writer can understand.

   I wanted to open these questions to the readers. I think a wide range of ideas and opinions could go much further.

   Please utilize the comments section to reply, and give it a bit to show up as I have to approve all comments for content/slander/vulgarities. Thanks

   The letter:
  I'm interested in knowing how to become part of talk radio as the next leg of my career and would enjoy/appreciate virtually any perspective you might want to offer on it, especially here in SD.  

   First, is the talk radio market here and nationally growing in your estimation?  What's your outlook on it?  Is the supply of talk shows crowded already or might there be room for more? 
   ​How is the "typical" talk show run?  Writers?  Producers?  How are stories developed?  Is the staff active full time even though the show…

'Can Diego' Food Drive Sets New Donation Record

By Joe Nelson




San Diego, CA: San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 949 (KBZT FM) has completed another successful Can Diego canned food drive at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in Mission Valley, benefitting the San Diego Food Bank.

“It’s all because of you San Diego. We put out the call, we set our goal, and you helped us crush it” said Steve Woods, one half of the Cantore + Woods morning show “Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the need ends. We know we can always count on you to help fellow San Diegans, and you can through again. We love you.”

With help from On the Border, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center, the AMA Monster Energy Supercross, and the San Diego Scale Company, FM 949 jocks broadcast live from 5:30am-Midnight Thursday and again …

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 1-13-17

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s heritage Alternative Rock station 91Xhas the career opportunity of a lifetime for an experienced, dynamic Program Director.

The qualified candidates will: ·Have passion for the format and vision for attracting new listeners to the station ·Foster a creative, productive and collaborative work environment ·Lead, develop, manage and mentor staff ·Analyze and utilize programming-related research data and ratings ·Awareness of trends in the format and in the radio broadcast industry ·Develop and operate within department budget ·Maximize opportunities for revenue generation ·Live the 91X lifestyle ·Respect the heritage of the 91X Brand ·Comprehends and promotes Digital Media
To apply, send cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Halloran Out at 91X

By Joe Nelson

Michael Halloran is out at 91X.

The veteran radio-guy and Program Director originally started at the alternative rocker 30 years ago.

For more detailed information, NBC San Diego has a pretty solid write op on the departure.

Click HERE

The Showgram Loses Randy

By Joe Nelson

Randy Hoag, of 'Jeff & The Showgram' is leaving the show.

Randy announced he is leaving on his Facebook page this morning. Randy said "I've been on the air with Jeff, Jerry, Tommy, and Laura for over 23 years and Emily for over 10 years. So I'm sad to say that the station has decided to let me go. To Jeff, Jerry, Tommy, Laura and Emily, it's been an honor working with you. I love you guys. Thanks to all our wonderful listeners for all your support. God bless."

Best wishes, Randy.

FM 949 Coachella Giveaways

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 3, 2017 — San Diego’s #1 Alternative Station, FM 949 (KBZT FM) is giving San Diego radio listeners the MOST chances to win wristbands to check out the freshly released lineup for The 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

“To have some of the biggest names in music, practically in our backyard, is one of the amazing things about living in San Diego,” said Kevin Callahan, KBZT Program Director “FM 949 is proud to have the MOST chances for San Diegans to head to Coachella in 2017.”

Starting on Monday, January 9th, listeners of the station will have 13 chances every weekday to win Coachella wristbands, and additional weekend chances starting January 14th and 15th. Listeners who sign up on the station’s website, and hear their name called at one of the 13 appointment times each weekday, will have 9 minutes and 49 seconds to call back to 619.570.1949 to win a pair of festival wristbands.

“Radiohead headlining Friday night in th…

It's a San Diego Radio Triple Play

By Joe Nelson

   Three stories for you today. I will give them to you rapid fire.

1- Nathan Fast, 'Night Maniac' on Channel 933 is headed to Texas. Fast who was also heard on KIIS in Los Angeles will assume the morning drive duties at CBS Radio's KVIL (Top 40).

Nathan tells SanDiegoRadio "I'm so thankful for all the talented people I've had the honor of learning from over the past four years in San Diego & LA. John Ivey, John Peake, Haze, Frankie V, Jesse Lozano, Geena the Latina, Chino and Kramer just to name a few - and I'm thrilled to take on this next challenge." Nathan adds "I'm also looking forward to rocking a belt buckle bigger than my head & incorporating "y'all" into as many conversations as possible.

Good luck, Nathan and family!

2- Sam Bass today announced  he will be moving to weekends, Saturday & Sundays 10AM-3PM. I don't think anyone can argue the fact that the man is a legend in this town. Sam has…

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - The Radio Edition

January 2017
Rick Lawrence

Happy New Year, SanDiegoRadio readers! 
After a little bit of a break, the Spotlight is back. This month we feature 100.7 KFM-BFM's Rick Lawrence. 
Hello Rick, thanks for accepting the Spotlight for January. I have been wanting to feature you for some time now, so let's get started.
First off, I want to thank you Joe, for even asking me to be profiled, but I have to ask. Who would really want to know about me? Seriously? The fact that you are asking, makes me feel like I actually may be doing a good job, though! 
Right now, I'm just that voice in- between songs, that hopes you might give a listen to what I say. At least, maybe, I can tell you who did that particular song you heard but couldn't remember. At best, you're going to stick around on the hopes I will tell you something about that particular artis…

Ramsey, Lucia & Sully Form New Lineup

By Joe Nelson

Please forgive the format below. Pdfs don't work well, but I think this gets the info out just the same.