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Monday, October 30, 2017

The Show Extended

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!


Friday, October 27, 2017

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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sunday Night Slow Jams is Not Slowing Down

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 Bahamas, Bonaire, Suriname, Cyprus and Canada.

   Sunday Night Slow Jams, the #1 weekend radio show in America, is available to a wide variety of stations through three different formats: Rhythm/Urban, Top 40/Mainstream and Throwback.

91X Adds Second Wrex the Halls Concert

By Joe Nelson


(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 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 Halls is produced by 91X and Goldenvoice. Details on the concert at

91X (XTRA-FM 91.1) is owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC. LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).

Thursday, October 12, 2017

'Little' Tommy Hired on at Entercom

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!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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 you or your team, please send resume, references and aircheck demo to Please specify the position you are applying for 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package. Absolutely no phone calls please.

Z90's Epic 48 is Back

By Joe Nelson



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 album in studio (with him!), being served dinner by a personal chef inside their own private Malibu beach mansion, attending the “Big Game” and hanging out with Lady Gaga after her halftime show.

“Epic 48 has been the absolute biggest promotion in radio –not just in San Diego, but in the world— and I get the jitters knowing we’re doing it all over again,” said Z90 Director of Programming R Dub! “The challenge is always how to make it bigger and better. Challenge accepted.”

Listeners apply to win Epic 48 3.0 at, and listen to Morton in the Morning for additional methods to win.

Z90 (XHTZ-FM) is owned by Local Media San Diego, LLC; a San Diego-based broadcasting company backed by private equity firm, Thoma Bravo, LLC. LMSD also operates Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM) and 91X (XTRA-FM).

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lee 'Hacksaw' Hamilton is Back on the Radio

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.


Friday, October 6, 2017

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 of four AMs, 14 FMs and two translators in the Southeast from Alpha Media to Dick Broadcasting. After that, Kagan says “there were ten other radio transactions between $1 million and $7 million, with all other radio deals in the quarter worth less than $1 million.” So without Entercom-EMF and Alpha-Dick Broadcasting, this would’ve been a very sluggish quarter by dollar volume. But dealmakers know the Entercom-CBS Radio spins and/or swaps are somewhere in the blender. (San Francisco-based MVP is working on those.) And Alpha’s Larry Wilson might like to keep raising cash to pay down debt from his 2015 acquisition of Digity. Plus – who knows what surprises are out there? Dealmakers tell this NOW Newsletter they were busy with meetings at last month’s Austin Radio Show.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.84.64.9
KMYI-FMHot AC6.04.44.6
KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.84.54.5
KGB-FMClassic Rock3.83.84.4
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.34.14.2
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.64.44.0
KFMB-FMAdult Hits3.13.23.7
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits3.12.72.9
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.52.62.9
KIOZ-FMActive Rock2.92.52.5
KEGY-FMPop CHR2.52.42.4
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XHTY-FMMexican Regional2.11.72.0
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
XPRS-AMAll Sports0.80.91.2
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.60.71.0
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.50.60.6
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.10.20.2
KYXY-FM StrAC0.2**
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.4**