Channel 93.3 added Nathan Fast as the nighttime host in January to cover weekday evenings from 7:00pm - midnight PST. Fast joined the station from Boise, Idaho where he began his radio career and spent the last three years. He worked in the financial industry directly out of college but left to pursue a career in radio.
San Diego's heritage alternative rock station 91X has added San Diego’s iconic Blink-182 to "91X X-Fest." The band becomes the third headliner alongside the Offspring and 30 Seconds to Mars to perform at the annual summertime event.
The concert date has been moved to Friday, September 20 to accommodate the addition, and will remain at Sleep Train Amphitheater. Tickets are on-sale now, and any already purchased will be honored at the new date.
The rest of the X-Fest artist line-up remains mostly unchanged, with Silversun Pickups, the Dirty Heads, Fitz and the Tantrums, Wavves, Atlas Genius, IAmDynamite and New Politics rounding out the bill.
This will be the only live concert by Blink-182 in California this year. “We thought that if we were gonna do something, let’s do it as close to my house as possible,” said Blink-182 front man Tom DeLonge. “We’re very excited to announce that Blink-182 will be there with you.”
91X will also host a “91X-clusive” concert on Friday, May 17, the original X-Fest date, headlined by Jimmy Eat World with IAmDynamite as special guests at the House of Blues.
"When we started planning, we knew X-Fest had to be big this year in honor of 91X's 30th anniversary. We wanted Blink-182 from day one, but it didn't seem to be working out, so we went ahead with a stellar line-up with Offspring and 30 Seconds to Mars," says 91X Program Director Christy Taylor. "We never gave up, an opportunity appeared, and now we are thrilled to add San Diego's favorite band to X-Fest, and end the summer with the biggest concert of the year."
The Rhythm of San Diego, announced its new morning show, Chio in the Morning, broadcasting weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m., beginning Monday, April 8, 2013.
Chio is a nationally recognized personality, with an on-air resume that includes positions at legendary stations like Z100 WHTZ in New York and Q102 WIOQ in Philadelphia. He has worked at a number of other stations during his career including KPTY in Phoenix, WZAT in Savannah, Ga. and KKLQ, XHRM and KHTS in San Diego. Chio in the Morning has been recognized nationally including by FMBQ Magazine for “Best Local Morning Show in America” in in 2004 and 2010; a nomination for “Top 40 Morning Show of the Year” in 2004 by Radio & Records; and was awarded the Philadelphia March of Dimes Air Award for “Best Show of the Year” in 2006. Chio was also the 2011 recipient of the “Movers and Shakers Award” by the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latino Foundation for his work with various charities.
"Perfect weather, beautiful beaches, the largest media company in America, the city that gave me my first major break in my career, the first jock on 95.7 KISS FM, this is an incredible opportunity," said Chio. "I can't wait to entertain and get to know San Diego's listeners.”
"We are excited to launch KISS FM’s on-air programming with someone of Chio’s caliber," said John Peake, Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego. "Not only will he bring tremendous experience to San Diego’s newest radio station, Chio also will bring a great level of enthusiasm for the rhythmic AC format and radio in general."
5 – 9am Morning with Chip & La Dona (Chip Franklin and LaDona Harvey)
9am – Noon Rush Limbaugh
Noon – 3pm Sully Sullivan
3 – 7pm The Voice of Merrill (Chris Merrill)
7 – 10pm Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis
10pm – 4am Coast to Coast with George Noory
Christal Radio announced the promotion of Kristina Garafalo Goldman to Vice President, Sales, in Los Angeles and Melissa Ostrander to Senior Account Executive in Chicago.
“We have an impressive team of talented sellers and both Kristina and Melissa are terrific examples of how great initiative together with dedication can pay off,” said Christine Travaglini, President of Christal Radio. “We look forward to seeing them continue to deliver outstanding results as they grow their careers with our company.”
Garafalo Goldman started her career at KGTV San Diego in 1999 as a Regional Sales Coordinator. In 2001, she switched to radio, joining Clear Channel San Diego as a local Account Executive. Two years later, she became part of Christal Radio as an Account Executive and spent several years in the New York office before transferring to the Los Angeles office. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego and a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Ostrander joined Christal Radio in 2010. Prior to that, she was an Account Executive for Clear Channel Radio Sales in Chicago for two years. Ostrander also spent four years as an Assistant Relationship Manager for Northern Trust in Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
Radio Talk Show Veteran and Six Term Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth to Co-Host With Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton
After an almost three month search for a co-host to join Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton in morning drive, one that spanned six time zones, former congressman and radio host J.D. Hayworth was named the winner. The search included bringing seven finalists in to co-host the show with Hamilton. Program Director Mike Shepard commented, “we really appreciated all the ‘players’ who gave their time to this search and in the end, J.D.’s extensive background in radio, and true chemistry with Hacksaw made the difference. When the two of them were on together it was what we call ‘lean forward and listen’ radio. San Diego’s sports fans will truly be entertained every morning.”
In some circles it was no surprise that Hayworth would end up the winner in the race
which involved lots of campaigning. After all, he is a six term former Congressman from
Arizona and also a former candidate for U.S. Senate. J.D. calls it a back to the future
moment. “Hacksaw and I go way back. As a TV sportscaster in Phoenix, I got to know
Lee during his days at KTAR, which was his radio home before he came to San Diego
years ago. The preparation and dedication that Lee brings to his broadcasts impressed
me then, and inspires me now. What an honor to become his partner. We will not rest
until we are the best sports morning show in the country!”