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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hilary Named APD at 91X

 By Joe Nelson


(San Diego, CA) Local iconic alternative rock station 91X (XETRA 91.1 FM) announced that Hilary Doneux, current Music Director and long-time on-air DJ on 91X, has been named Assistant Program Director of the station.

 91X's Hilary welcomes the crowd on stage at a concert. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Lester

Hilary will continue her role as 91X Music Director and midday host from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
The move marks a new milestone in Hilary’s radio career, rooted in Southern California since her start in college radio at UC Irvine in 1992.  After work at the legendary KNAC Los Angeles and 92X in Denver, Hilary has been a mainstay of San Diego radio for over 20 years.

“To say I’m excited is an understatement! 91X is my radio home and I feel ridiculously lucky that I get to continue to grow with such an incredible team,” said Hilary. “I’m so grateful to Garett Michaels for having faith in me and sharing his knowledge (and snacks), and to (VP/GM) Gregg Wolfson, for this opportunity!”

91X's Hilary interviews Pepper backstage at BeerX 2018. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Lester
“Hilary’s passion for music, San Diego and 91X, along with her tireless work ethic and awesome attitude, make her the perfect partner on the 91X Programming Team,” said 91X Program Director Garett Michaels.  “Our last two years of collaborating have been an absolute blast, and I’m stoked that Hilary will be contributing even more.”
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, August 9, 2018

Buchmann, Moran Upped In San Diego

By Joe Nelson

***Courtesy of RAMP247.COM***

Buchmann, Moran Upped In San Diego

• Last week iHeartMedia Classic Rock KGB-FM/San Diego announced the return of the DSC morning show. Concurrent with their arrival, Bob Buchmann and Coe Lewis shifted from mornings to afternoon drive.

Today, KGB announced several other programming moves — Bob Buchmann has been elevated to Operations Manager and Music Director for KGB. He reports to longtime PD Shauna Moran, who also assumes the enhanced title of Director of Rock Programming for San Diego, overseeing KGB and Active Rock sibling KIOZ (Rock 105.3).

This move gives Mr. Buchmann the opportunity to exercise his programming prowess once again — after all, he was PD of Cumulus Media’s KLOS/Los Angeles before joining KGB to do mornings in June 2012. Buchmann’s previous programming history includes nine years at Clear Channel Classic Rock WAXQ (Q104.3)/New York and Long Island’s iconic WBAB back in the day. Ms. Moran has been with the cluster for over 22 years, the last 18 as PD of KGB and Rock 105.3.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.55.05.9
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.54.74.8
KLNV-FMMexican Regional4.13.74.7
KGB-FMClassic Rock5.14.94.3
KMYI-FMHot AC5.24.94.2
KFMB-FMAdult Hits3.63.93.5
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.53.93.2
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.52.52.7
KLVJ-FMContemp. Christian2.72.52.6
KIOZ-FMActive Rock2.62.62.4
XHTY-FMMexican Regional2.42.42.4
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits2.72.72.2
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
KFI-AMNews Talk Info.
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.90.90.9
KWFN-FMAll Sports0.71.00.8
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.01.10.8
KLSD-AMAll Sports1.00.90.6
KYDO-FMContemp. Christian0.60.50.4
KYDQ-FMContemp. Christian0.20.20.3
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.20.3
XEMO-AMMexican Regional*0.10.2
XTRA-FM StrAlternative**0.2
XEPE-AMAll Sports**0.1
XRCN-AMSpanish News/Talk**0.1

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Brett Winterble Renews with KFMB-AM

By Joe Nelson



SAN DIEGO, CA – AM 760 KFMB announced today that Brett Winterble will continue hosting afternoon drive for the heritage news/talk outlet. Winterble originally joined KFMB-AM in 2012 as part of the Roger Hedgecock Show and began hosting afternoon drive in 2015.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Brett! His ability to digest the daily news cycle and make it relevant for the San Diego community is unmatched and truly impressive!” said KFMB Director of Programming Dave Sniff. “Brett will play a key role in creating unique content, not only for KFMB-AM, but also for our various digital platforms”.

“I am thrilled to continue to work with America’s Finest News Talk Station in America’s Finest City,” Winterble said. “The next several years will see an amazing amount of change in our community, our country and world and I am excited to leverage all of our assets to bring our audience the most entertaining and informative content available anywhere.”

Prior to joining KFMB, Brett worked as a producer and host for local and national radio shows in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Today Winterble is a tireless multi-platform performer and is considered a rising star in spoken word content creation. In addition to his radio show and podcast productions, he recently began hosting a two hour show for Newsmax TV.

The Bret Winterble Show can be heard live from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm pacific on AM 760 and

About KFMB

KFMB Stations is San Diego's leading multimedia company, operating CBS 8/KFMBTV, CW San Diego, 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. For more information, visit

DSC on KGB / New Lineup

By Joe Nelson

I realize I am a couple days behind on this, due to my 'real job', this is the first chance I have had to sit at my computer.

Congratulations, DSC/KGB!


San Diego, Calif. – August 3, 2018 – iHeartMedia San Diego’s KGB-FM, San Diego’s Classic Rock, announced today the return of the DSC show to the morning drive, effective Monday, August 6, 2018. The new DSC will include show members Dave Rickards, Cookie “Chainsaw” Randolph, Chris Boyer, Nina “Ruth 66” Reeba, Emily Maguire and Sarah Beebe, and will broadcast weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. 

DSC combines news with a healthy dose of humor to create San Diego’s most dependably hilarious morning show. It has a long history with KGB-FM that began in 1990 when Dave Rickards moved to San Diego from Denver to team up with original co-hosts Shelly Dunn and Chainsaw for a show that was initially calledThe Dawn Patrol.  In 1994, the show moved to its sister station KIOZ-FM and became The Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw Show. After three years at KIOZ-FM, they made the move back to KGB-FM where they hosted morning drive for another 13 years.  It was during this time with KGB-FM, that the team started referring to the show as DSC for Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw. Most recently, the show was heard on KFMB-FM where Shelly Dunn announced her retirement.  

“After 28 years as the top-rated morning show in San Diego, DSC has come full circle with its return to the legendary 101.5 KGB-FM,” said Rickards. “I’ve always felt that KGB was our home, and nothing beats a happy homecoming.”

“It feels amazing to bring DSC back to where it all began – the legendary 101 KGB,” said Chainsaw. “We are thrilled to continue making you smile and laugh coffee out of your nose every morning.”

The return of DSC to KGB’s morning drive timeslot on August 6 will mark a new programming lineup for the station. The Bob and Coe Show will move from mornings to afternoon drive, Clint August will move from afternoon drive to host middays, and Marc Coppola will host nights.

“Bringing DSC home to KGB and reinforcing the station with heritage talent like Clint, Bob and Coe is a reflection of the power behind KGB’s legendary call letters,” said Melissa Forrest, President of iHeartMedia San Diego. “We are immensely proud to bring this lineup to San Diego’s loyal rock listeners.”

101.5 KGB-FM New Weekday Lineup:
6 - 10 a.m - DSC
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Clint August
3 -7 p.m. - Bob and Coe
7 p.m. – 12 Midnight - Marc Coppola 

101.5 KGB-FM is the leading media outlet in the San Diego market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.

About iHeartMedia San Diego:
iHeartMedia San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; and KSSX-FM, and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio and media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit for more company information.

Monday, July 23, 2018

The Ronnie & Bo Show

By Joe Nelson

Bo Woods, son of the iconic Jack Woods of Charlie and Harrigan, reached out to me and would like to share his venture with his partner Ronnie Merrell. On Sunday, Bo and I talked about their Podcast which is now available on iTunes. and many other platforms.

The Ronnie & Bo Show is a 5-day a week podcast. Affectionately called, "the best-worst podcast you've ever heard". Bo grew up in San Diego the son of Jack Woods a.k.a. "Charlie" of San Diego's legendary morning team show Charlie & Harrigan. Bo said, "Well, I followed in my father's steps when I decided to get into radio. I worked on-air at Y-95, Z-90 and KCBQ-FM, before making it to Dallas and eventually K-EARTH 101, Los Angeles. But now I truly know the feeling of having an on-air partner. Ronnie Merrell is the funniest guy I know". 

Ronnie Merrell earned money in college writing jokes for Jay Leno's Tonight Show Monologues. Merrell added, "It's a perfect combo, Bo knows the technical side of things and I excel in the social media arena. Plus, Bo has enough hair on his face to go around for the both of us". 

The podcast episodes are about 20 minutes in length, available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and all other podcasts providers. Said Bo, "We are keeping it family-friendly and hope that if we can make each other laugh then hopefully listeners will enjoy the show".

Their Facebook Page:


Monday, July 16, 2018

Steve Breen Takes Home an Emmy

By Joe Nelson would like to send out a huge congratulations to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Editorial Cartoonist Steve Breen.

   Steve Breen, with the newspaper since 2001, earned an Emmy this year for his work on Street Art: Portraits of San Diego's homeless. The feature consists of interviews with local homeless people accompanied with his trademark illustrations. Breen is also a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for his previous work.

   Here is a segment from PBS News Hour with Breen talking about Street Art.

Fantastic work, Steve!

Thanks for tuning in,


By Joe Nelson

This past Friday, the 13th, Shelly Dunn of The DSC announced her retirement. Congratulations, Shelly on nearly 30 years of waking San Diego up and making us laugh!

By the time I got off work, the whole world knew about it so I was not in a big hurry to publish.

Since then I have reached out to my contact with the show again and learned that even though Shelly will be moving on at Month's end, the future of the show is not yet known. No new contract has been signed and there has been word that Entercom has interest in bringing in the morning team.

Will they move to Entercom? Will they stay at KFM-BFM? With owner Tegna notorious for not having much interest in the radio side, this could get very interesting.

As we say... Stay Tuned!

X-Fest Cancelled

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – 91X and Goldenvoice have made the difficult decision to cancel X-Fest 2018 on Saturday, August 11th.  After considerable thought and reflection, we feel we are unable to deliver the level of experience the fans expect from X-Fest. 
Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.
91X 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).

Telemundo 20 Responde Announcement

By Joe Nelson



SAN DIEGO, CA – (July 16, 2018) – Telemundo 20 San Diego / KUAN today announced the launch of a new consumer investigative unit – Telemundo 20 Responde – that will answer inquiries from local consumers who fear they may have been wronged in any way. Telemundo 20 San Diego joins other Telemundo-owned stations that already feature local Telemundo Responde consumer investigative units. Collectively, Telemundo Responde teams located across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico have put more than $6 million back in consumers’ pockets.

As Consumer Investigative Reporter, Sergio Flores will lead Telemundo 20’s Telemundo 20 Responde unit. Flores’ first Telemundo 20 Responde report will air during the station’s local weekday evening newscast, Noticiero Telemundo 20 at 11 PM (PT). His reports will continue to air daily during the station’s late local newscast.

Our Telemundo Responde teams have provided a voice to thousands of consumers who felt voiceless. We are pleased to launch our very own consumer investigative unit to help our local viewers get the answers and resolutions they need once and for all,” said Richard Kelley, President and General Manager of Telemundo 20. “With more than 17 years of experience in enterprise reporting, Sergio will lead the charge for our local consumer unit and advocate for local consumers.”

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Telemundo 20 Responde and look forward to working with my colleagues to help our viewers get answers to consumer issues that have gone unanswered for far too long,” added Flores. “No consumer question or email will go unanswered. Our Telemundo 20 Responde team will respond to our viewers and work tirelessly to try and get them the information they need.”

Launched in 2014, the Telemundo Responde units have recovered more than $6 million for consumers in 14 markets, including Los Angeles (KVEA), New York (WNJU), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (WSCV), Houston (KTMD), Dallas-Fort Worth (KXTX), Chicago (WSNS), Harlingen (KTLM), San Antonio (KVDA), the San Francisco Bay Area (KSTS), Phoenix (KTAZ), Tucson (KHRR), Las Vegas (KBLR), Denver (KDEN) and Puerto Rico (WKAQ).

About Telemundo 20 San Diego

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 20 San Diego is Telemundo’s local television station serving nearly 1 million Hispanic viewers in the San Diego market. Telemundo 20 San Diego delivers its viewers 10 hours of live, locally produced news every week across all platforms. The station’s newscasts feature local breaking news, exclusive “First Alert” live, local weather forecasts, sports reports, international news as well as reports from Telemundo 20 Responde, a consumer investigative unit. Telemundo 20 provides coverage viewers can count on across all platforms, including online at, via its dedicated station app and through its social media channels. Telemundo 20 also delivers Spanish-speaking viewers world-class programming produced by Telemundo network.

Job Posting Request

By Joe Nelson

   Just a friendly reminder that SanDiegoRadio also has a job board, so if you have job postings, send them my way!

   I know of a few people asking me if there are any opportunities available right now, I hate to see anyone out of work for too long, so I'd be happy to publish any.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.94.55.0
KGB-FMClassic Rock5.05.14.9
KMYI-FMHot AC4.65.24.9
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.24.54.7
KFMB-FMAdult Hits3.33.63.9
XHTZ-FMPop CHR4.44.53.9
KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.74.13.7
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits2.72.72.7
KIOZ-FMActive Rock2.82.62.6
KLVJ-FMContemp. Christian2.52.72.5
XPRS-FMClassic Hits3.12.52.5
XHTY-FMMexican Regional2.32.42.4
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.21.01.1
KWFN-FM+All Sports0.80.71.0
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.81.00.9
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.70.90.9
KYDO-FMContemp. Christian0.70.60.5
KYDQ-FMContemp. Christian0.20.20.2
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.20.2
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.4*0.1
XEPE-AMAll Sports0.1**