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When Good Intentions Go Awry

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By Joe Nelson

   This is a painful one to write, I really wanted this to be a thing. A monthly sit-down in my back yard with a radio/TV personality. I even had a clever name for it: "Chickens, Campfires, and Radio".

   It was to be held out in the yard, by the fire pit, with chickens mingling around us. Then came the 12 hour work days. I just couldn't get the strength to pull it off. There was also the work of transcribing everything from my audio recorder to being able to type it all out.I never realized how time consuming that would be.

  One afternoon, 'The Coach' John Kentera dropped by for what was to be the first edition. He was very gracious with his time, he shared some great stories and he absolutely is a class act and what is right about radio.

   I owe The Coach a huge apology for failing at this. Coach, I really meant for this to be the first of many. Thank you for coming out to the ranch and spending time for me. I will find a way to make it up to yo…

Ted Leitner to Take Leave of Absence

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By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio has learned some very unfortunate news.

Ted Leitner, Padres radio announcer since 1980, announced Tuesday that he has kidney cancer. Thursday he will have surgery to remove a tumor from one kidney.

Leitner will work Wednesday's game vs the Marlins.

The San Diego Union Tribune's Kevin Acee wrote this article on Ted, and his plan to move forward.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/sd-sp-padres-ted-leitner-cancer-radio-0529-story.html


Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jesse Agler will cover for Ted while he is out.

On a personal note, every time I have met Ted, he has been most generous and kind. Here are my girls with him in 2010.


R Dub Signs Multi-Year Deal

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By Joe Nelson

Congratulations R Dub! Really one of the hardest working and creative people in the biz!

SAN DIEGO’S Z90 & MAGIC 92.5
RE-UP R DUB! IN MULTI-YEAR DEAL


SAN DIEGO, CALocal Media San Diego announces that the company has re-signed XHTZ & XHRM Program Director and Afternoon Personality R Dub! to a new, multi-year deal. R Dub! joined the stations in April of 2011. With the agreement, comes R Dub!’s new title of Supreme Commander (we’re serious), where he will continue to oversee the programming, strategy and branding of the company’s CHR, AC and Urban products.
Gregg Wolfson, Vice President/General Manager of Local Media San Diego, said: “We are extremely excited that RDub! will continue to call Local Media San Diego his home.  His ability to deliver relevant and compelling local radio to San Diego is nothing shy of impressive.” 
R Dub! said: “Apparently, I’m still foolin’ ‘em!

No, seriously, I wake up every single day and pinch myself. I’m not only so fortunate to do radio …

Telemundo 20 Names Sports Anchor

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By Joe Nelson


TELEMUNDO 20 NAMES CARLOS RAMIREZ SPORTS ANCHOR FOR AFTERNOON EDITIONS OF "NOTICIERO TELEMUNDO 20"

SAN DIEGO, CA — (May 21, 2018) — Telemundo 20 San Diego today announced that Carlos Ramirez will anchor sports for the afternoon editions of Noticiero Telemundo 20 which air Monday to Friday at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Sports Anchor MJ Acosta will continue to deliver sports news for the station's evening edition of Noticiero Telemundo 20, which airs weekdays at 1 1 PM.
"Carlos has extensive experience covering major sporting events. As we prepare to deliver the most comprehensive 2018 World Cup coverage to our viewers, Carlos will team up with MJ to deliver every World Cup moment to our audiences across all station platforms, including our 'Telemundo 20' app," said Pedro Calderon Michel, News Director for Telemundo 20.

Ramirez joined Telemundo 20 in December 2017 as a freelancer. He has more than 16 years of experience reporting sport event…

ALT 949's Indie Jam

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By Joe Nelson


ALT 949’S INDIE JAM
Saturday, September 8th

At the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre

Presented by Subaru and Mission Fed

(ALL AGES)


Featuring: Dirty Heads, Bishop Briggs, lovelytheband, Superorganism and Two Feet.

Tickets: $30 GA | $55 VIP Admission

On sale now at www.alt949radio.com



Special thanks to our friends and sponsors: Subaru, Mission Fed, KAABOO Del Mar, Tea of a Kind, Mira Costa College and ZICO Coconut Water.



$2 of every ticket goes to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation - Benefiting Surfrider San Diego Chapter.

Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation, supporting the efforts of non-profit organizations doing commendable work in the fields of community health, the environment, arts & education and social change.



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Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
SUBSCRIBERFORMATFEB 18MAR 18APR 18KSON-FMCountry5.56.16.0KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.6.16.25.9KXSN-FMAC6.75.15.6KGB-FMClassic Rock4.14.35.0XHRM-FMRhythmic AC4.14.44.9KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.4.35.14.7KMYI-FMHot AC4.95.24.6XHTZ-FM

SAN DIEGO TACO FEST THIS SATURDAY

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By Joe Nelson


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:  Tim Young, 805-402-3627 or media@sdtacofest.com

SAN DIEGO TACO FEST THIS SATURDAY

REGION’S LARGEST ONE-DAY TACO FESTIVAL
SALT-N-PEPA TO HEADLINE MUSIC LINEUP
WATERFRONT PARK - MAY 19

San Diego, CA – May 14, 2018 – San Diego Taco Fest – San Diego’s largest one-day Taco Festival is set to kick off this Saturday at Waterfront Park. San Diegans will now have the chance to enjoy the best tacos local restaurants have to offer.


Taking place at Waterfront Park on May 19, San Diego’s Largest Taco Festival will feature more than 30 of San Diego’s best taco restaurants, a fun lineup of local and national concert acts, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a Chihuahua beauty pageant and races, and interactive experiences. New to this year’s action-packed day will be the Milagro Cantina – a Margarita Bar serving hand-crafted margaritas while a DJ provides entertainment under the Marg Tent. San Diego Taco Fest is open to anyone ages 21 and up.

“San Diego is …

National Radio Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

By Joe Nelson

On Monday, the National Radio Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the 2018 class of potential inductees. Voting is now open on the personalities for enshrinement on November 15 in New York City. Winners will be announced on June 25.

Notable names for consideration are Dr. Laura, Mike Golic, George Noory and Jim Rome.


The Nominees are as follows:

Active Local/Regional (10 years or more) Jonathon Brandmeier, Chicago (WLUP/WCKG) Jim Harper and The Breakfast Club, Detroit (WNIC/WMGC) Preston and Steve (Preston Elliot, Steve Morrison), Philadelphia (WPLY/WMMR) Bob Rivers, Seattle (KISW/KZOK/KJR) Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more) Mike Francesa, New York (WFAN) Johnny Holliday, Washington, DC (WWDC/WMAL) Jim Kerr, New York (WPLJ/WAXQ) Charles Laquidara, Boston (WBCN/WZLX) Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more) Nanci Donnellan, The Fabulous Sports Babe Kim Komando, The Kim Komando Show Marketplace Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, Mike & Mike Longstanding …

X-Fest 2018

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By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA – Iconic San Diego alternative rock station 91X today announced the line-up and details for X-Fest 2018, celebrating 35 years of 91X.



Happening Saturday, August 11, Beck and Death Cab for Cutie will co-headline the festival, along with The Struts, Joywave, Twin Shadow, Meg Myers, Moon Taxi, Teenage Wrist, Mansionair, and The Regrettes.

The ten bands on two stages at X-Fest 2018 will be held on the grass Practice Field at SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley to deliver a true local festival experience. All ages are welcome.

Advance tickets cost $56.00 plus service charges, and go on-sale Friday, May 11 at 10:00 AM at 91x.com and Ticketmaster.  $1.00 per ticket sold will be donated to the Inspired By Music Fund.

“To celebrate 35 years of 91X, we chose to curate an artist lineup for X-Fest 2018 that honors the past, lives in the present and looks to the future," said 91X Program Director Garett Michaels.  "Beck has been a constant presence on 91X since 1993 an…