More Changes at KOGO

By Joe Nelson

News Radio 600 Adds Darren Smith to KOGO Weekday Line-up

SAN DIEGO, CA – Effective Monday, August 19, 2019, Not Sports with Darren Smith and Jack Cronin will debut weekday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on News Radio 600 KOGO.

Smith currently hosts the popular Darren Smith Show, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., on XTRA 1360 and now joins the line-up on iHeart San Diego powerhouse News Radio 600 KOGO, alongside Cronin, co-host of San Diego’s Evening News.

Smith has been a prominent voice in San Diego sports radio since 2004. For the past 15 years, Darren has delivered sports fans with a unique opinion, topical interviews and breaking news coverage. 

“When Darren chose to join us at iHeart Media San Diego, it was clear that he was an exceptional talent with something to say on a variety of issues both inside and outside of the world of sports,” said KOGO and XTRA 1360 Program Director Brian Long. “This is an exciting opportunity for KOGO listeners to experience a new voice and perspective on the station.”

Prior to his broadcast career on the west coast, Smith spent time at ESPN Radio at the headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut (1998-2002), where he helped launch ESPN’s 24-hour format. During his tenure, Smith produced several programs, including the famed
The Dan Patrick Show.

The addition of Not Sports with Darren Smith and Jack Cronin will shift KOGO at Night with
Chris Merrill to weekdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.  

News Radio 600 KOGO Weekday Lineup:
5 a.m. - 9 a.m.            San Diego Morning News with LaDona Harvey and Ted Garcia
9 a.m. - 12 Noon         Rush Limbaugh
12 Noon - 3 p.m.         Sean Hannity                                       
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.            The Penrose Report with Lou Penrose                 
6 p.m. -7 p.m.             KOGO Evening News with Jack Cronin and Marilyn Hyder   
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.            Not Sports with Darren Smith and Jack Cronin
8 p.m. -10 p.m.           KOGO at Night with Chris Merrill
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the San Diego market with multiple platforms, including broadcast stations, live events, data and its digital businesses and mobile and social platforms and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service with more than 2 billion appdownloads and more than 130 million registered users.

About iHeartMedia San Diego
San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM, KHTS-FM, KIOZ-FM, KLSD-AM, KMYI-FM, KOGO-AM, KSSX-FM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia is the #1 audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month — and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 848 live broadcast stations; its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, smartphones, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK:IHTM). Visit for more company information.


Chloelouise said…
As long as they do not take Ladona, Ted Garcia and Chris Merrill away from me I will be fine.

I do love Sully in the mornings and he is so smart about finance and does a good job of explaining the complicated mess but I also miss George Chamberlin and I know he has a giant fan club.

I did not find him on Sunday and wondered if you would consider doing an in-depth interview with George. I would love to hear his take on our current leader--if he is allowed to say it--and his personal thoughts about how he is doing and life , in general. I would like to know why he chose radio over the traditional financial role and if he is glad--he certainly has a gift for chat and also for explaining finance.

Always listening to the radio--basically KOGO--love your blog.

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