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Cha Cha Added to 100.7

By Joe Nelson

July 12, 2019

100.7 Adds Karen “Cha Cha” Harlow to Weekend On-Air Team
SAN DIEGO, CA – 100.7 San Diego announced today that Karen “Cha Cha” Harlow is joining the weekend on-air team. She will be on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will also help fill-in elsewhere as needed.

Cha Cha first started in San Diego radio in the 80s, crossing the border to the XHTZ studios in Mexico. She then joined KHTS/San Diego in the afternoon before leaving to fulfill her LA dreams where she worked as a news anchor and reporter at KNX/Los Angeles. Most recently, she did afternoons at XHPRS/Tijuana-San Diego until that station was taken off the air in December 2018.

Director of FM programming, Mike V. Vasquez, said, “I’ve been a fan of Cha Cha’s since first hearing her when I arrived in San Diego in 1998, so I’m thrilled to finally work with her! Her energetic, positive vibes combined with her extensive connections in San Diego make her an ideal fit for us. We are so…

Chris Turner Leaving Entercom

By Joe Nelson

This one stings, I try to never give my opinions, just lay the facts out there and keep my personal opinions and feelings aside. I can't on this one.

Not only has Chris been incredibly generous to me through the years with this, that and the other, also being so supportive to me during the difficult times I lost my mom, then my dad. He even picked up a few gifts for my daughter while he was in London. But prior to these, long ago, Chris was my boss at KSON, for Jefferson Pilot. Along with Steve Sapp.

Chris was always fair to me, very friendly and I loved working for him. Nothing changes in the following years.

I am proud to call Chris friend and just know he will land again very soon.

Having said that, here is the article All Access published today. Thanks to them for this.

ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS/SAN DIEGO Marketing Dir. CHRIS TURNER will depart the five-station cluster after 31 years due to restructuring. TURNER started in promotions with JEFFERSON PILOT COMMUNICAT…

Coach Kentera Gets Midday Slot

By Joe Nelson


PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 27, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced “Coach” John Kentera as the new midday host for 97.3 The Fan (KWFN-FM), San Diego’s Only 24/7, All-Sports FM Station and the flagship station of the San Diego Padres. Coach Kentera will be on air weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT, effective July 1. 

“We’re thrilled to add Coach Kentera to 97.3 The Fan’s weekday lineup,” said Bob Bolinger, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom San Diego. “Coach has a rich history in San Diego and is truly beloved by the community, sports fans and advertising partners alike.”

“After over thirty years in the radio business, I look forward to being a full-time member of the 97.3 The Fan team,” said Coach Kentera. “It will be a pleasure to contribute to the continued success of this station alongside an extremely professiona…

Changes at Entercom

By Joe Nelson

Effective July 8, the following changes will take place at Sunny 98.1 & KyXy 96.5.

Gene Knight will return to KyXy and assume the PM Drive shift, while Joe Rosati moves from KyXy to Sunny 98.1 afternoons.

In addition to these changes, Gene will be doing music for both Sunny and KyXy.

Congratulations, guys!


Entercom Cuts

By Joe Nelson

   Sad news to report out of Entercom San Diego. Three cuts today from the building.

Dave Mason (Sunny 98.1), Mark Blackwell (KYXY), and engineer Steve Cilurzo were released.

I have been told these are budget related decisions, nothing more.

SanDiegoRadio wishes nothing but the best for these three. Good luck for your futures.

Joe Nelson

Jesse Lozano in the Morning's 1 More Win Golf Tournament WIN

By Joe Nelson

WOW! The 4th Annual 1 More Win golf tournament at The Crossings was a massive WIN this year!!   Jesse Lozano and his charity raised over $18,000 for under served high school athletes in San Diego County. 
Jesse, Delana, and the whole 1 More Win Charity want to say a special thank you to our sponsors Chevy and  San Diego County Credit Union who came through huge for us! Chevy donated $5,000 and sponsored the longest drive holes, we also were happy to have the Traverse & Equinox on display as well.   SDCCU stood out with a $2,000 donation in addition to all kinds of schwag for the players and rolled out their cash cube on the 14th hole! San Diego Aviators were a great partner at the start hooking people up with tickets to their matches. At the end of the  tournament the San Diego Padres provided  tickets to the winners of the longest drive competition. Also want to say thank you to some of our other sponsors  MMC Real estate, Ranch Catering,, R…

I Owe You an Apology

Today I committed my first mistake in the history of SanDiegoRadio. I wrongly reported the passing of radio legend Sam Bass.
When I signed on to take over SDR from Chris Carmichael, my motto was the same as it is now. "Trust/Integrity/Respect". Today I took a big *deserved* ding to that motto. I need to be perfectly clear on this... When I published it, It was confirmed to me THREE times, from reliable sources. That was before I saw ten plus posts on Facebook from people saying that it was confirmed. So that was 13 confirmations I was going off of.
Having said that, the content on SDR is MY responsibility and I accept the fact that I was wrong.
I apologize profusely to Sam's family and friends. It was a horrible mix up. Sam and I have always been close. He has always been wonderful to me and my family. I hope he knows I would never do anything like this in an irresponsible manor.
Please know this will never happen again and your trust in me is still firmly intact.
Thank you f…

Last Story Redacted

I apologize, my contacts were not accurate with the information. I vetted as much as I could. SanDiegoRadio apologizes to Sam's family and friends.

Ben and Woods Back on the Air

By Joe Nelson

Beginning June 10, Steve Woods returns to Entercom San Diego.

Along with Ben Higgins, they will start every morning with 'Ben & Woods' on 97.3 The Fan. 5-9AM

This is a pretty quick bounce-back after The Mighty 1090 was shut down leaving them in late April, and many others out of work.

It appears to be a perfect fit for Woods, who lives, eats and breathes baseball. The Fan is the San Diego Padres radio flagship station.

Woods was with Entercom until January of 2017, when he was on FM 94/9 with Chris Cantore.

Congratulations Steve and Ben, and to The Fan


Coe Lewis - LIVE in El Cajon

By Joe Nelson

Friday Coe Lewis will broadcast her KGB show LIVE from El Cajon's Hacienda Casa Blanca. Coe is on 3-7PM

Hacienda's owner Cynthia Gomez is promoting their Cinco de Mayo weekend, but for reasons other than just tacos and beer. Read a little about what Cinco de Mayo is all about at Hacienda:

Parker David Shaw’s story inspired our team to develop TPFL into a public charity in 2014. Parker was a vivacious and energetic little boy. On April 10, 2013, doctors found a tumor above his kidney on his left adrenal gland. At just 6 years old, Parker was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma* and his cancer had already spread to his bones and marrow. With the financial support of friends, family, and the community, my family was able to find a team of doctors that specialized in his cancer. After a long and heart wrenching battle, and millions of prayers, Parker is thriving today. Our mission is to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, but also to provide the same financi…

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By Joe Nelson

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