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Friday, August 17, 2018

Cruise for the Cause

By Joe Nelson


(San Diego, Ca) – Local radio station MAGIC 92.5 (XHRM-FM) will host the 16th annual "Xavier The X-Man's Cruise for the Cause,” car show this Saturday at SDCCU Stadium from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event benefits the Emilio Nares Foundation, a local organization that provides medical transportation and services for children receiving treatments for cancer.

Hundreds of custom and classic cars, trucks, lowrider bicycles and other vehicles will be on display in the southwest parking lot of the stadium.  Additional entertainment includes live music on the Sycuan Stage from The B-Side Players, Funk’s Most Wanted and The Wildside Band, and a free “Kids Zone” with games from Dave & Buster’s, inflatable rides from So Cal Bounce, and crafts from the Rad Hatter.

Xavier The X-Man will broadcast live during the event to encourage the San Diego community to stop by to donate blood to the American Red Cross and register for the National Bone Marrow List.

ENF founder Richard Nares will appear at the event days after finishing his “Heart & Sole Run” that began in Seattle, WA in early June and ended in San Diego.  Nares has run over 1,600 miles down the coast, equivalent to more than a marathon distance every day, 6 days per week, to raise funds and awareness for his organization.

“To think that my idea of organizing a small free car show to help various worthy causes has grown into one of Southern California’s major car events is amazing. I’m humbled by all the support the past 16 years,” said Xavier The X-Man, midday DJ host on Magic 92.5. “My love for the community and passion for cars has turned into a signature event that truly helps children get to their cancer treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital.”
 For more information, or to register your vehicle in the car show, visit

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.