Showing posts from March, 2018

An Article Worth Sharing

By Joe Nelson

From time to time I come across an article I deem as interesting and would like to share here. Here is such the case. Plus, it tells of what our old buddy Mike Halloran is up to lately.

See the story HERE

Thanks for tuning in to SanDiegoRadio


Ben and Woods Debut on The Mighty 1090

By Joe Nelson

Ben and Woods” ready to wake up (and shake up) mornings in San Diego 
XPRS-AM, San Diego’s Sports Leader, The Mighty 1090 AM, is proud to welcome the new morning show of Ben Higgins and Steve Woods to its all-star lineup beginning Tuesday, March 27. 
The “Ben and Woods” show, airing 6am9am weekdays, will unite long-time TV and radio sports radio personality Ben Higgins with legendary San Diego morning radio personality Steve Woods for a fun daily three-hour show focusing on sports, as well as other topics that San Diego sports fans care about. As sports director for 10News KGTV-TV (San Diego’s ABC affiliate) since 2002, Higgins anchors nightly sports reports. In addition over the years, he has been a familiar host of several radio talk shows in the San Diego market covering both sports and current events. He also has hosted pre-game and post-game talk shows for Major League Baseball teams. 
Higgins graduated from Torrey Pines High School (class of 1993) and began his spor…

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATHOL 17JAN 18FEB 18KXSN-FMAC5.96.26.7KPBS-FMNews Talk Info. AC4.74.54.9KOGO-AMNews Talk Info. Regional5.14.84.2KGB-FMClassic Rock3.34.34.1KYXY-FM

'Little' Tommy and Chelsea's Run

By Joe Nelson

   I wanted to share a couple photos from Chelsa's Run and Bob & Coe's Group Hug that took place recently.

   Tommy Sablan recently joined iHeart and the KGB morning show as a producer and brought his passion of remembering Chelsea each year to his new station.

   Well done, Tommy, Bob, Coe and KGB San Diego

Here is the link to the UT article


Letters From Readers on XLNC1

By Joe Nelson

Thanks to reader Dave Siegler for his contribution regarding XLNC1. (Also- one more after Dave's letter from Paul Williams)

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your informative and interesting website.

With XLNC1 Radio at 104.9 FM dropping classical music,

for the first time in over 50 years, most San Diego County classical music

lovers do not have a terrestrial classical music radio station except for 2 hours per

week on Sunday nights when KPBS FM broadcasts the San Diego Symphony concerts

from 8-10 PM. Of course many listeners have multiple choices of classical music from

the Internet, (both radio stations in other cities and Music Services like Pandora). In San Diego,

people who buy an HD receiver can listen to KPBS HD-2 which provides a national

24/7 Classical Music Service with good announcers and a clear signal, at least from my

office near Old Town, but little connection to San Diego except a few pre-recorded local

announcements. You can buy a decent small radio receiver with HD-1, …


By Joe Nelson

I have received a few emails regarding the status and future of XLNC1.

I have not published anything because I have not received any presser on it. I don't know much, if anything at all about this station, so for me to write anything of any substance, that wouldn't be very responsible as it would mostly be rumor and conjecture.

I have an idea. There seem to be a few of you out there who were big fans of this station. So I offer you this.

If you would like to write a guest column about XLNC1 and its future, email me and it will be published. All I ask is that it be kept respectful.

Email me at


Press Release for 97.3 The Machine

By Joe Nelson
Apologies for the delay, the platform I run SDR on was down for a few days. And the app no longer exists for IOS.
Here is the presser for Entercom's newest station 97.3 The Machine


The station will be the new flagship home of the San Diego Padres Radio Network

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 2, 2018 – Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the launch of 97.3 The Machine, Talk that Rocks, in San Diego. The new station will engage and entertain San Diego’s audience with a unique mix of compelling personalities, comedy, sports and curated classic rock music. Listeners will also be able to tune in to broadcasts of the San Diego Padres’ spring training and regular season games.

“97.3 The Machine will offer San Diego listeners a one of a kind station that combines all of the elements they have been craving: captivating talent, comedy, rock …