Showing posts from February, 2017

Zach Van Lue Takes 91X Afternoon Slot

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego’s alternative 91X (XTRA-FM) has announced Zach Van Lue as the new host of “afternoon drive” on the station, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.

Zach spent the last three years hosting nights at 107.7 “The End” (KNDD-FM) in Seattle, WA.  In addition, Zach programmed, hosted and mixed the Saturday night Electronic specialty show “Subtronic End.”  Prior to his time in Seattle, Zach spent five years with Nile FM in Cairo, Egypt, hosting morning drive and specialty radio programming.
Zach grew up in the Pacific Northwest as an avid skateboarder and snowboarder, while completing his studies in music and Spanish at Western Washington University. Now in San Diego, he is happy to reside in a city rich in music and Spanish culture, where you can skate, surf and snowboard all in the same day.
“It truly is an honor to be a part of 91X. I am right at home with the history and heritage of this iconic station, which continues to pioneer …

iHeart Media San Diego/Riverside Names New SVP and PD

By Joe Nelson
San Diego, Ca. – February 27, 2017 – iHeartMedia announced today that Rob Scorpio has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the San Diego/Riverside region, and that Kid Jay has been named Program Director of KGGI-FM in Riverside, effective immediately.  iHeartMedia’s San Diego/Riverside region has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital, encompassing 13 radio stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.  Currently, Scorpio oversees iHeartRadio’s six stations in Riverside/San Bernadino, while also acting as program director of KSSX-FM in San Diego and KGGI-FM in Riverside. In his newly expanded role, Scorpio will now oversee both markets, working closely with the programming, digital and promotion teams to develop and execute strategies th…

Bob O'Connor R.I.P. - Words From a Friend

By Joe Nelson

   As many of you already know, Bob O'Connor has passed away. While doing some research I came across the post of Bob's friend  Kenny Weissberg. With Kenny's permission, I wanted to share his words, as I feel they were very poignant.

Many people in the San Diego radio/music community lost a dear friend today with the passing of Bob O’Connor. Long time KiFM program director (before reinventing himself professionally many times during the past two decades), Bob was one of the most optimistic and gregarious people I have ever known. I will never forget him. Bob O’Connor was one of the first new friends I made shortly after I relocated to San Diego in 1983, switching careers from radio/journalism to become the producer of a fledgling concert series called Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. When I made an appointment to introduce myself and pick his brain about the San Diego market, Bob and I hit it off immediately and have been friends ever since. We were both East …

CBS San Diego Cuts Continue

By Joe Nelson

   In what has been a disturbing trend, CBS Radio San Diego has relived two more personalities.

Hula Ramos and Dorothy Tran, both from The AJ Show on ENERGY 103.7 have been let go.

Hula, Dorothy, and the others released, I am so sorry.

Please remember I post job listings here regularly and you can also post your resumes if you so choose.

Be well.


SanDiegoRadio Job Board 2-22-17

By Joe Nelson

Account Executive (Radio Sales)
KFMB Stations - San Diego, CA 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…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
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Why So Quiet?

By Joe Nelson

   Some have been messaging me where I went. I thought I'd jump on here and give a quick explanation.


   We all have it, sometimes it's busy, sometimes it's smooth. I have no words for what my 'real job' is right now in terms of the workload. I have worked here 20 years and I have never seen it this busy. We are working 12-14 hour days plus Saturdays. It's been a couple weeks of this so far.

   I am still monitoring everything radio, and you have my word I will get it on here if anything breaks.

   I don't believe I have missed anything big. I know the CBS/Entercom merger last week was HUGE, but before I could blink it was plastered all over social media, so I felt it took care of itself there.

   Have a great rest of the week, and an even better weekend!