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Sunday, January 29, 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

Friday, January 27, 2017

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 |


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


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 physical submissions.
·         Collaborated and utilized written and verbal communication skills along with the management team to plan and run events, weekly meetings, giveaways, and concerts. 
·         Created and managed meetings for clients while delivering a dynamic presentation ranging perspectives of the station.
·         Managed the station’s blog (e.g. Wordpress) and social medias (e.g. Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) by communicating effectively to readers and listeners.
·         Represented the station at various events including the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Convention in New York, New York 2016. 
·         Recipients of the best college station in the nation and best blog in the nation awards.

Morning Show / Promotions Intern                                                                 San Diego, CA
KPRi 102.1 FM                                                                                             May 2013 – June 2014
·         Assisted morning show crew with playlists, San Diego- related news stories and traffic updates, and call center.
·         Aided the promotions department with online activity including blogging and social media, mass emails to listeners, reaching out to winners, and distributing prizes.  Worked mostly with Microsoft Office.
·         Maintained a clean office environment including alphabetizing on-air commercials with outside companies, labeling submissions, and preparing to set up at events.


Student Nutrition Organization, San Diego State University              August 2015 - Present
PSFA Civil Core, San Diego State University                                         August 2015 – Present

Mama’s Kitchen, San Diego, CA                                                              April 2012 – May 2013

Dave Mason has submitted his resume for your consideration

By Joe Nelson

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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, we will discontinue News programming at the conclusion of our 10pm show on Friday, March 31st. The majority of positions here will end at that time. There will be a small staff retained between March 31st and May 30th to operate the station. We will be communicating with each of you over the next few days.

There are no words that can express my sadness at having to send this email. Senior management and I worked very hard to offer alternative scenarios in the post CW world but corporate has made their decision.

I had a competitor comment recently that we lasted much longer than people thought we would. The reason for that is you, and others that were here in the post-Fox era. We only lived because of your blood, sweat and tears. You produced 43 hours per week of local news on a shoestring budget, understaffed, and with a challenging infrastructure. The many Emmy Awards you won are testament to your peers acknowledging how good you really are in spite of the challenges.

We lived because we had engineers that could perform miracles with duct tape and paper clips 24/7. We had production staff that believed the show will go no matter what. We had a sales department that continually gained a higher share of revenue than Nielsen said they should. We had dedicated people that gave up their nights and weekends to make sure CW6 was in the community. Everyone coped with aging systems and short staffing that challenged you every day. But the job got done. And done well.

As I reflect back on the last 9 years, I'm reminded of something Dan Fouts (Hall of Fame SAN DIEGO Chargers quarterback) said of the Air Coryell era. "We never lost a game. Sometimes the clock just ran out. "
The same can be said for Bay City.

I sincerely hope for each of you that this setback turns into a new opportunity and leads you to even greater things.

What we do over the next 60 days will say a lot about our character. We didn't quietly fade away after Fox and we shouldn't now. This is our chance to try new things. Experiment. Shout. Make the other stations glad they don't have to compete with us after March. We are not going to close the door gently. We're going to slam it.

My door is open. But, I will also be out and around. Happy to talk, answer questions, reminisce, bitch. Whatever.

We didn't lose. The clock just ran out."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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!!


Monday, January 23, 2017

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.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent preferred
Minimum 1 year of digital sales or management

Requirements And Qualifications:
• Must have a passion for digital media
• Need to be able to stay up-to-date with industry developments
• Possess well-developed technological skills (PC, Internet, Outlook, Mobile)
• Must have demonstrated ability to manage deadlines while multi-tasking
• Understanding of digital media landscape and campaign best practices
• Ability to work as part of a team (you will work with the AE’s/Digital Sales Manager, Digital Coordinator/Promotions/Social Media Director, etc.)
• Excellent presentation skills (both written and verbal)
• Hard-working, integrity, relationship-builder with a “must win” attitude

· Ideal candidates are detail oriented, creative, and able to internally interact with both sales and content creators, while meeting the demands of clients
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Google Analytics experience a plus

· Please send resume and demo to We offer a competitive benefits package. Absolutely no phone calls please.


Accounts Payable Specialist/Assistant to the Controller

Local Media San Diego, LLC is currently in search of an Accounts Payable Specialist/Assistant to the Controller. Candidate Receive and process all invoices for payment, including expense reimbursements, Prepare daily deposits, Reconcile / process all company credit cards on a monthly basis, Prepare & post various journal entries for month end close, including all prepaid expenses, Maintain Use Tax log for annual tax filing, including posting of monthly accruals, Record fixed assets in Asset Keeper software system, Maintain a company contract / subscriptions spreadsheet, along with calendar reminders for all department heads, Maintain vendors in Cyma, Maintain CPAR Listing, Process & prepare annual 1099 filing, assist with annual Audit

Duties also will include assisting Controller with various Human Resource responsibilities paperwork including new hires and terminations. Maintaining files and assisting with managing day to day accounting responsibilities including general ledger entries, trade inventory and all company vehicles. Candidate must be extremely organized and professional and adapts to a fast pace. AA Degree preferred. Candidate must have knowledge of Account Payable, Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point Programs.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to – Please specify that you are applying for the position in the subject line. Local Media San Diego, LLC owns and operates Radio Stations in San Diego, CA. We offer a competitive benefits package and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls, please.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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.” He or she must possess knowledge of the popular hits of the 70s, 80s and 90’s also known as “Classic Hits” format as well as the audience. Phone skills, a great voice and strong track record a must. Please send resume and aircheck to

Radio Part Time Board Operator

BCA Radio San Diego is searching for a Part-Time Board Operator for both Mighty 1090 AM & ESPN Radio 1700 AM. The candidate will be responsible for producing live and taped broadcasts on site, in studio and off satellite, while editing audio, screening calls and other duties as assigned. This is a part-time position, and will include nights, weekends and holidays. Please send resume, cover letter and salary history for immediate consideration to EOE.

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 actions on any basis prescribed by law, including discriminatory employment practices which are specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.



We are searching for a full-time Promotions Coordinator for KFMB’s radio stations (100.7 KFM-BFM and 760 KFMB-AM) located in San Diego, CA. Position will be responsible for facilitating and working promotional events as well as helping to establish new events, contacts and relationships for the Stations. Position will also be required to research, correspond and establish new events in and around the San Diego area. Candidates must be able to work a varied schedule, including flexible hours, weekends and holidays. Candidates must also possess a current valid driver's license, be able to provide proof of current automobile insurance, and be capable of lifting up to 40 pounds. Previous 1-2 years’ radio promotion experience is required. No phone calls please.



CBS News 8 (KFMB-TV), San Diego’s top-rated station, is searching for a general assignment reporter. 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 TV Sales (CBS 8) is searching for a Local Sales Support Coordinator. This position will provide support to the TV Sales department in analysis and back-end customer fulfillment so that the Account Executives can effectively maximize their time in the field. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing sales collateral and presentations, order input/revisions, posting, make-goods and pre/post logs. This position will also be required to cross-train to provide support and/or backup for National sales. Candidates must possess exceptional customer service skills, be extremely detail-oriented and be proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Minimum 2 years’ previous sales support assistance experience is required (3-5 years’ experience is preferred). Previous TV sales experience is also preferred. Knowledge of the Wide Orbit Traffic, as well as Efficio, is desired.


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 Media

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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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 Stations. “It enhances our strong multimedia platform in San Diego and helps us to better serve all San Diegans with compelling programming and award winning local news.”

About Midwest Television, Inc.

Midwest Television, Inc. is San Diego’s leading multimedia company, operating CBS 8/KFMB-TV, MeTV, 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.

To learn more about Midwest Television, Inc., please visit:

Friday, January 13, 2017

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 shows are just a few hours in length?
   I'd like to meet some of the people who I have heard here.  Is there anyone who wouldn't mind sitting down with me for 15 minutes?  I'd like to meet Brett Winterble, Sully, Carl DeMaio.  Do you know any of these people or friends of theirs or people on their shows?  What would you recommend as a good way for me to start doing some informational interviewing?


'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 Friday morning from 5:30am-10:00am, while encouraging donations of non-perishable food items throughout the day and night at On the Border at 1770 Camino De La Reina.

“FM 949 is about San Diego. During the span of a few days that had some negative news for San Diegans, it’s great to know we did a lot of good for our friends and neighbors,” said KBZT Program Director and Entercom San Diego Operations Director Kevin Callahan “We are a part of this community, and we want to do whatever we can to give back. Thank you to everyone that came by On the Border Mission Valley.”

More information and a wrap-up of FM 949’s #CanDiego2017 can be found at

About FM 949: Owned and operated by Entercom Communications, KBZT is San Diego’s highest rated Alternative Rock station.

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 1-13-17

By Joe Nelson

San Diego’s heritage Alternative Rock station 91X has 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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

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 the desert will kick off another pair of unforgettable Coachella weekends,” said San Diego radio veteran Chris Cantore, one half of the Cantore+Woods morning show, heard weekdays 5:30am-9:00am on FM 949 “It feels great knowing that we have the opportunity to send so many of our passionate listeners to experience one of the biggest music festivals in the world.”

Listeners can sign up now on the station’s website, at, and begin listening for their name at 7:10am on Monday, January 9th.


Friday, January 6, 2017

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 been at KyXy since 1978! Joe Rosati will fill the midday slot.

3- Garett Michaels has just signed off 100.7 KFM-BFM. He is gone from the website as well. I am trying to hunt this one down. Birdies? Hello birdies!

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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 artist. What they are doing currently. An anecdote or funny story about them you haven't heard before, or maybe a personal experience I've had with them that I can share.

It's a weird business being on the radio. You go to work with the hopes you are going to inform, entertain, and have fun with an audience you hope are listening, but can't see. And aside from a few phone calls, you have no idea, who or how many people are really listening to you, and what their reaction may be! It's like being on stage and being a comedian or an entertainer, and getting no reaction back to judge how you're doing. I could be talking to a wall for all I know. My hope, though, is that I can bring something extra to your listening experience, by being a real human being, you might even live next door to, who has a great story to tell or a little quirky personality, that may endear me to you. A friend you can hang with everyday, who doesn't judge, likes the same music as you do, and can make you laugh once in awhile. You know?Something you just can't get on the premium radio, music services.

I was born and raised here in San Diego. Grew up in the Pt. Loma /O.B. area as a 3rd generation San Diegan. I'm currently having a blast on the weekends and filling in whenever, at 100.7 KFM BFM, and I love it! The music is everything I know and grew up with. My boss Garett is one of the best P.D.'s I've ever worked for and I'm once again working with old friends I've known and worked with for years, like Dave Shelly and Chainsaw , Ruthie, Robin Roth, and Jeff Stewart. All the best in the business and the best people, too. Most people might know me from being on the air on ROCK 102.1/105.3 from the early 90's and reporting news and traffic for most of all the i-Heart media radio stations for 20 years. I occasionally get a gig for some voice-over work, but right now, I am honestly looking for a job, during the week days, that could use a person of my many talents, which are many!. I've done just about everything, from managing a hair salon as a stylist myself, to running a courier company in L.A. to delivering mail as a letter carrier for the USPS in Encinitas. Radio and entertainment have always been my passion, though.

My two favorite radio stories are when I was on the air waiting for Eddie Vedder to arrive at the station (ROCK 102.1 at the time ). for an interview, and I introduced myself and he said...."I was listening to you on the way here! Man, you've got an awesome voice!" I thought I was gonna crap my pants! The other is when the night jock at the time, Todd Kelly met a girl at a ROCK 105.3 club night and said to her.." Wow! Rick Lawrence would love YOU!". Apparently she took note. She showed up at my club night the following week to check me out. He was right! We've been married for 20 years now! 

Being a local, there are so many places in San Diego that I love to go to, especially the beach. I could tell you this or that beach is the best, but to me, they're all the best . Just give me the waves, the smell of the ocean, and a San Diego sunset and I'm in heaven. It's all home to me! We've also become a foodies delight in the last few years. So many culinary delights to experience in every unique neighborhood. In the end, though, I'm a simple guy. I could live on Mexican food, which without a doubt is the best here in San Diego, and Sushi. No shortage of those places either! 

I thought about an acting career at one time and actually got my A.A. in Theater Arts. I absolutely love, live theater, and the art of film-making fascinates me still. If you asked me what my favorite film was, it would be really hard to give you just one, but the one that always comes to mind is "Cinema Paradiso". don't ask me why, though. It just does something to me. 

I have to mention the broadcasters and talented people that I really admire and still look up to. First off, before I ever even thought of getting into radio, Jim McInnes and John Leslie at 101.5 KGB were my radio "heroes". Jim had the humor, John had the voice, and they both had the knowledge of everything they played and more. I wanted to be the combination of those two. Still workin' on that one! But, incredibly, as fate would have it , I ended up working my first radio job at KGB when they both were still there! Needless to say, they were instrumental in helping me to hone my chops behind the microphone. 
Eddie Vedder & Rick
All in all, I've been so blessed to have spent my entire 32 year radio career in my beautiful hometown, flying over its absolutely gorgeous beaches, majestic mountains, and beautifully diverse neighborhoods, as an airborne reporter and spinning the best music ever heard on the planet. I'm hoping and praying this wondrous and joyful ride will never end!

Rick, thanks a ton for your time, I learned so much I never knew about you!

-Joe Nelson

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.