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Friday, September 28, 2018

RIP Fred Saxon

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio has some very sad news to report.

Fred Saxon, long time KUSI entertainment reporter has passed away. Initial reports point to a heart attack as being the cause. 

I will publish more news as it comes available.

Condolences from SanDiegoRadio


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Paul Menard aka Irving Harrigan of "Charlie & Harrigan" passes

By Joe Nelson

Special thanks to Bo Woods for his help on this story, Condolences from SanDiegoRadio

(SAN DIEGO, CA – September 25, 2018) It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of a great radio icon, Paul Menard. Menard, best known for his role as Irving Harrigan of the National Radio Hall of Fame morning team show, Charlie & Harrigan, was 81 years old. 

He passed peacefully in a North County San Diego hospital on Tuesday September 25th. Paul Menard was a popular morning disc jockey on KOMA-AM in Oklahoma City as Paul Miller before being teamed with Jack Woods in 1965 at KLIF-AM in Dallas as the newly recreated Charlie & Harrigan. 

Together they worked on-air at WKYC in Cleveland, KILT in Houston, KFMB in San Diego, KCBQ in San Diego and WAVA in Washington D.C. Their ‘Charlie & Harrigan Presents’ syndicated morning show was heard daily in 53 markets, simultaneously, across the country. Menard is now reunited with Woods, who passed 3 years before him, as Charlie & Harrigan once again are entertaining eternally.

Menard was instrumental in naming Charlie Tuna, (the new night guy at the time) in the early 60’s at KOMA, Oklahoma City. And played a role producing The Lemon Pipers number one song, ‘Green Tambourine’.

His wife Patti, 5 daughters, sons-in-laws and grandchildren, survives Paul.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sad News to Report

By Joe Nelson

Sad news out of Texas. David Davis, longtime KUSI anchor has passed away. David was recently retired and was on a road trip, his travels were prominent on his Facebook page.

SanDiegoRadio sends their condolences to David's family, as well as to his KUSI family.

Here is the story from KUSI:

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — KUSI News has learned Wednesday evening that longtime KUSI anchor and reporter David Davis has passed away.

He is survived by his two children and his wife Staci Ortiz-Davis, who has appeared alongside David many times here at KUSI.

David Davis joined the KUSI News team in January 2003 . He retired earlier this year.

He died in a traffic accident near Dallas, while on a cross-country road trip.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Communications, and anchored for four states across the United States.

He received many awards for his work, including spot news coverage of the Jeffrey Dahmer capture, and week-long 9/11 reports from New York.

We pass along our condolences to the Davis family and all those he touched here in San Diego.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

NBC San Diego Names New Meteorologist

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, CA  – NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD has named Sheena Parveen weekday morning and midday news meteorologist. Parveen will forecast San Diego’s weather on NBC 7 News Today 4:30 AM – 7:00 AM and on NBC 7 News Midday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday through Friday. Parveen will make her on-air debut on Wednesday, October 17th alongside NBC 7 Anchors Marianne Kushi and Greg Bledsoe.

Parveen joins NBC 7 from sister NBC station WRC in Washington, D.C. where she served as their weekday morning meteorologist. Prior to this, she was the weekday evening meteorologist for another sister NBC station, WCAU, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Parveen started her broadcast meteorology degree in her home state of Florida.

“Sheena’s education, training, and experience makes her a top meteorologist. Her genuine warmth and sense of humor make her a terrific on-air personality,” said Greg Dawson, Vice President of News for NBC 7. “We are thrilled to have her join our team and become part of the San Diego community.”

Parveen is an American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. In her career, she’s forecasted and covered hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. Some of Parveen’s most notable weather coverage was when Hurricane Sandy made landfall at the New Jersey Shore; as well as, the blizzard of 2016 that demanded round the clock coverage for multiple days.

 “While I’ve appreciated the opportunity to forecast all different types of weather events in different parts of our country, I’m excited to finally make my way to beautiful Southern California; an area I have dreamed of moving to.” Parveen said, “I’m thrilled to be working at NBC 7 with such a great morning team and I hope San Diego will wake up with us every morning so I can help people have their best day!”

Parveen earned her bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Florida State University.

About NBC 7 San Diego
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates, NBC 7 Responds and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. NBC7 is San Diego’s media leader delivering news and information across the main broadcast, at, through multiple over the top platforms and social media. NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming.

Latest Ratings

By Joe Nelson

San Diego (#17)
KPBS-FMNews Talk Info.
KHTS-FMPop CHR4.74.86.3
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KLNV-FMMexican Regional3.74.75.3
KMYI-FMHot AC4.94.24.7
KGB-FMClassic Rock4.94.34.6
KOGO-AMNews Talk Info.
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KFMB-FMAdult Hits3.93.53.0
XPRS-FMClassic Hits2.52.72.7
KLVJ-FMContemp. Christian2.52.62.6
KLQV-FMSpanish Adult Hits2.72.22.5
XLTN-FMSpanish Contemp.
KIOZ-FMActive Rock2.62.42.2
KFI-AMNews Talk Info.
KFMB-AMNews Talk Info.
XHFG-FMSpanish Contemp.
XPRS-AMAll Sports1.10.81.0
KWFN-FMAll Sports1.00.80.8
XOCL-FMSpanish Adult Hits0.90.90.7
KLSD-AMAll Sports0.90.60.5
XHA-FMMexican Regional0.20.30.3
KYDO-FMContemp. Christian0.50.40.2
KYDQ-FMContemp. Christian0.20.30.2
XEMO-AMMexican Regional0.10.20.2
XEPE-AMAll Sports*0.10.1
XRCN-AMSpanish News/Talk*0.10.1
XTRA-FM StrAlternative*0.20.1
KYXY-HD2Pop CHR*0.1*