Showing posts from July, 2017

SanDiegoRadio July 2017 Spotlight

By Joe Nelson

     The July 2017 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight is here.

This month we feature 91X's Danielle Stuht.

What is your current position?
Producer and on-air personality for Mornings on 91X with Tommy

How are things with you right now? Life, work…..

Things are great! I just moved into a house in Allied Gardens, so my dog Marilyn now has a yard to enjoy with a ton of space. I eat, breathe, live, and bleed 91X. I have so much passion for this station and brand that everything I do benefits the station in some way. I’m also a huge craft beer advocate. I beertend at Groundswell Brewing Company in Santee a couple days a week. The craft beer community is a one that I admired from a far for years and always wanted to be a part of so when the new Groundswell location opened I thought this was a perfect opportunity to become a part of the local craft beer community. Local craft beer and 91X, a local station, go hand-in-hand and I’ve met some of the most amazing people through both industr…

How Ken Kramer, Dave Rickards, and YOU Saved SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson

   The best way I think I can begin this story is with an analogy. I just love analogies. Since I enjoy food so much, I will go that direction. I think we at some point in our lives have enjoyed a particular restaurant and were frequent patrons of said restaurant. Maybe it was the consistent food quality, the familiar folks working there.  Maybe even just the convenience of knowing you could go somewhere and receive the same results every time.

   One day you go there and there is a sign on the door stating they are gone. Out of business. I think you know where I am going with this.

   On July 14, after months of some much needed family time, deep thinking about the column and studying the numbers of SanDiegoRadio, I announced I was shutting it down.

   Everything I stated that day were 100% true. I must find time for my pops, while I still can. Back to that in a minute. One thing I had not mentioned was how I was checking the readership numbers and had seen a decline. N…

The Mikey Show is Back


July 24, 2017 

Contact: Mike Vasquez

(San Diego) 100.7 KFM-BFM is thrilled to announce the addition of "The Mikey Show" with Mikey Esparza to its programming line-up in afternoon drive from 3:00 PM-7:30 PM beginning Thursday, July 27th. 

Esparza began his radio career 30 years ago at KFOX/Tucson and has cracked the mic in several other markets like Monterey, San Jose, Dallas and San Diego. He was last on the air in San Diego doing mornings at KBZT, which followed his run at KIOZ. After leaving KBZT he hosted a nationally syndicated show called "Rock All Night." 

Program Director, Mike V. Vasquez, says "Mikey's passion for creating compelling content and his love of rock and roll make him the ideal choice to entertain San Diego during the afternoon commute. With The DSC entertaining our fans in the morning, the legendary Robin Roth rockin' the workday and The Mike…

Robin Roth Named Midday Host

By Joe Nelson


(San Diego) 100.7 KFM-BFM has filled the vacated mid-day slot with Robin Roth, formerly the evening talent at the station.
Roth was named Assistant Program Director back in May and had been doing the night show. She has more than 25 years of radio experience and she knows how to rock the workday in San Diego.
Program Director, Mike V. Vasquez, says, “Robin Roth is a radio legend in San Diego and having her follow the best morning show on the planet (The DSC) is a huge win for us all.”
Roth stated, “I’m so excited to do what I love in middays and following The DSC is a dream come true. Taking the baton from them every day is going to be an honor. Plus, now I get to enjoy the San Diego scene at night again!”
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 c…

Letter From the Editor

By Joe Nelson

   First off, thank you all for the love and support you have sent my way. the decision to shut it down was not easy as I really love and enjoy covering San Diego Radio.

   I wanted to explain my decision, just so it's off my mind and no one thinks it was a rash choice.

   The last few months my brain has been more full than it ever has been. There are many things contributing to that, not all if not any are all that interesting or worth sharing. But I had to step away from a few things. SanDiegoRadio was the most taxing to me. It may seem on the outside like a simple 'job'. But it actually requires a ton of listening, both to the radio and in person conversations. Having info sent to me via text/email/messenger. Constantly wondering what's next, how can I make it better? Who should be in the next Spotlight? Did I remember to do this, or that?

   I needed brain space.

   Here is the reason, my dad. Pops is a very strong man. Always has been. After a brief…

Thank you

By Joe Nelson

   I am shutting SanDiegoRadio down. There is an outside chance I will return, but as it stands now it's over.

   I'd like to thank all the wonderful people I have met along the way, really, you have improved my life. I can't think of what life would be like if I hadn't taken on this column.

   There will be one more article, a Spotlight already in the works. I just need to touch it up and it will be posted.

Thank you and I love you all,
Joe Nelson

Haze Named PD at KMYI

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, Calif. – July 10, 2017 – iHeartMedia San Diego announced today that Joe Haze has been named Program Director for STAR 94.1, San Diego’s Best Music Variety, Celebrity Gossip, Entertainment and Music News, effective immediately. iHeartMedia San Diego has a strong cross-platform presence, massive consumer reach and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – including Channel 93.3, STAR 94.1, KGB-FM, ROCK 105.3, JAM’N 95.7, KOGO: 600 AM, XTRA 1360 FOX Sports SD – and legendary on-air programming including Kramer and Geena, Frankie V, Shelley Wade and Jesse Lozano.

iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Haze will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station brand’s on-air and digital news programming, as well as local events and partnerships.

“Haze has been instrumental in the success of Channel 93.3 …

Lineup Changes at Jamn 957 - Frankie V Returns to Mornings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, Ca. – July 7, 2017 – iHeartMedia San Diego’s JAM’N 95.7, San Diego’s Hip Hop and R&B station, debuted its new weekday programming lineup effective July 10, 2017.

The changes include: moving Frankie “V” Vinci from afternoon drive to co-host morning drive with Tati Pelegreen; the addition of Nina Chantele in middays; and moving Pablo Sato from morning drive to afternoon drive. The station will continue to play popular Hip Hop and R&B for San Diego music fans.

“In the last year JAM’N 95.7 has experienced significant growth but with Frankie and Tati in mornings, Nina in middays and Pablo in afternoons we expect to take over the market!” said Rob Scorpio, Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia San Diego / Riverside.

JAM’N 95.7 Weekday Lineup:

Frankie & Tati in the Morning / 6 – 10 a.m.

Nina Chantele / 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pablo Sato / 3 – 7 p.m.

Beto Perez / 7 p.m. – 12 Midnight

Frankie “V” Vinci has been the afternoon drive host, Music Director and Assi…

SanDiegoRadio Job Board 7-5-17

By Joe Nelson



KFMB Stations is searching for an advertising sales Account Executive for our radio stations (100.7 KFM-BFM and Talk Radio, 760 KFMB-AM) in San Diego. We are looking for someone with San Diego broadcast sales experience that can consistently develop and generate new business for the Station’s on-air and digital properties.

Position requires daily prospecting and excellent closing skills to achieve monthly revenue goals. Candidates must be able to write effective proposals and client correspondence, present information and interact with clients, create and maintain strong relationships with advertisers, attend client and station promotional events, and follow up with advertisers to ensure collection of and timely payment from clients, and supervise advertiser’s promotional events that they sell.

Minimum 3 years’ previous broadcast and digital sales experience required. Automotive category experience/success is also preferr…

Magic 92.5 Firecracker 500 Countdown HACKED by the Russians

By Joe Nelson
Magic 92.5 Firecracker 500 Countdown HACKED by the Russians!

Each year Magic 92.5 (XHRM-San Diego) presents The Firecracker 500, the 500 biggest songs of all-time, as voted by our listeners! It's one of our most-listened to events on the radio station and this year received over one million votes!

But this year, while all the jocks were in the studio--just beginning to announce the number one song--we all started hearing weird sounds in our headphones, followed by our mics being completely shut off and our board being frozen (I warned IT about getting digital consoles!)

We were suddenly completely powerless and without any control of our studio, as audio from another site suddenly took over our frequency. Nothing we did to try to turn this pirate audio off seemed to work, so we frantically dialed our engineers and IT department for help. Meanwhile, Moscow radio took over our radio station and countdown, announcing their own #1 song, and it was bad. Really, really bad. Ho…

KGB Sky Show 42 Announced

By Joe Nelson

   The iconic "KGB Sky Show" will be September 2, 2017. UC Davis will be the Aztecs opponent that night, with the fireworks show to follow.

   Last year the Aztecs hammered New Hampshire 38-0. The UC Davis Aggies went 3-8 in the NCAA FCS division.

   Come early and stay late, tailgating and plenty of KGB events to enjoy including Sky Show Village with live broadcasts featuring the on-air talent of 101.5.