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Deck the Halls and Pass the Ammunition

The most recent San Diego radio ratings are out.  I just finished perusing them in Chris Carmichael’s SDRadio.net blog … the bible of broadcasting in the lower left corner.  Since Arbitron ratings are proprietary and my station is not a subscriber, I’ll not quote the actual numbers, just tell you that KYXY (96.5 FM) reindeer-kicked the competition’s butts … Continue reading

Radio Digest San Diego column 7/10/99

July 10, 1999 Gonna beat mah feet in the Hollywood mud – It’s announcements like this that make you think San Diego is just a farm team for LA.  KABC 7 Eyewitness News anchor Harold Green … once KGTV 10’s main anchor and still a San Diego County resident … is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk … Continue reading

Radio Digest San Diego column 6/30/99

June 30, 1999 Who was that masked man? … From out of a cave at the foot of Sunset Cliffs, the thundering hoofbeats and a hearty, “Hi-ho Sylvia … away!”  The O.B. Ranger rides again! Yeah baby.  Austin Powers may be the embodiment of the 60’s retro spirit, but who was the keeper of the … Continue reading

Radio Digest San Diego column 6/24/99

June 24, 1999 Just call him Rocket Rick … ‘cuz he’ll be blasting out of KOGO AM 600 as soon as possible.  The inside scoop from a reliable former Jacor employee (the best kind) is that evening talker Rick Roberts will be leaving the Clear Channel station, and almost certainly San Diego, when his contract is … Continue reading

Radio Digest San Diego column 6/18/99

June 18, 1999 Musica para caballeros gringos – As of this week, Chula Vista based Califormula’s XHKY –FM 99.3 (X-99) goes from Spanish “country music” or Ranchera/Banda, to pretty much the same thing in English. No sooner did we finish getting the history of Country music stations in San Diego straightened out than here comes another … Continue reading