Bloomberg Launching San Francisco Business Station

Bloomberg Radio San Francisco 1220 KDOW

Bloomberg has begun hiring for a soon to launch Business station in San Francisco. The first job posting for a Sales Manager for its "radio station in San Francisco with a content focus for and from the tech and business community". San Francisco would become Bloomberg's third local market … [Read more...]

Kevin Metheny Joins KGO/KSFO

810 KGO San Francisco Cumulus 560 KSFO Kevin Metheny Pig Vomit

Cumulus News/Talk 760 WJR Detroit Program Director Kevin Metheny is transferring to San Francisco to become Operations Director of Conservative Talk 560 KSFO and News/Talk 810 KGO. Metheny has had a long radio career including stops as Program Director at WGN Chicago, managing Clear Channel's … [Read more...]

Execs Coming And Going At Cumulus San Francisco

NashFM 92.3 KSJO San Jose San Francisco Nash Mac Daniels

Cumulus San Franciso has lost a Market Manager and gained a Program Director. Steve Sklenar, who had joined Cumulus as Market Manager last year from his former position as Director of Sales at Lincoln Financial Media San Diego has departed. No replacement has been named yet. Meanwhile at … [Read more...]

Nash-FM Bay Area Launches

NashFM 92.3 KSJO San Jose San Francisco Nash Mac Daniels

Update 5/26: KSJO flipped to Country "92.3 Nash-FM" at 9:23am Monday. KSJO is launching the new format with 10,000 songs in a row commercial-free. At the end of the commercial free programming, KSJO will begin to rollout the national Nash programming including "America's Morning Show", "Nash … [Read more...]

The War Of Words Over Rush’s Ratings

1150 The Patriot KEIB Los Angeles Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Glenn Back 640 KFI 960 KNEW San Francisco

Liberal watchdog Media Matters For America has long been railing against Conservative radio voices such as Rush Limbaugh, so it was not a surprise when their Senior Fellow Erik Boehlert wrote a blog entry about the lack of ratings for Limbaugh since moving to 1150 KEIB Los Angeles, 960 KNEW San … [Read more...]

KOSF Gets A Big Rebranding

The Bay's Big 103.7 Oldies Greatest Hits KOSF San Francisco Don Bleu Celeste Perry

Clear Channel Classic Hits KOSF San Francisco has rebranded as "Big 103.7" In its three years since flipping to Classic Hits in April 2011, this is the fourth brand identity the station has ulitized. It has gone from "Oldies 103.7" to "103.7 FM" to "The Bay's 103.7" and now to Big. KOSF tied … [Read more...]

Jim Richards Moves To KFOG/KSAN As OM/PD

104.5 KFOG 97.7 KFFG Jim Richards Dave Pugh Cumulus OM 101 WKQX 97.9 The Loop WLUP

Cumulus Media is moving Rock "97.9 The Loop" WLUP and Alternative 101 WKQX Chicago Operations Manager Jim Richards to San Francisco to become Operations Manager/Program Director of AAA 104.5 KFOG/97.7 KFFG and Rock "107.7 The Bone" KSAN. Richards joined Cumulus when the company began leasing the … [Read more...]

KSJO San Jose To Drop Brokered Programming

U92.3 Universal FM 92.3 KSJO San Jose San Francisco Nash

A pair of reports indicate that Universal Media Access has given 30 days notice to the brokered programming the company currently airs on "U92.3" KSJO San Jose. NewsForChinese.com reports that all program providers on the station were e-mailed a 30 day termination notice on April 28, while Rich … [Read more...]

95.7 The Game Continues Lineup Changes

95.7 The Game KGMZ San Francisco Damon Bruce Rise Guys Ric Bucher KNBR

Update 3/18: Following last week's announcement of a revised on-air lineup, Entercom Sports "95.7 The Game" KGMZ San Francisco has announced that former San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff will join the station's new morning show with Ric Bucher and Chris Townsend on Monday, March 31. 95.7 The GAME … [Read more...]

Univision Gets Hot In San Francisco

LatinoMix Latino Mix 105.7 100.7 KVVF KVVZ Nelly Nelly1057 #Nelly1057 San Francisco San Jose

Update 3/17: After a weekend of capturing America's imagination with the loop of "Hot In Herre", the Bay Area won't be completely cooling off as Univision officially launched "Hot 105.7". Chuy Gomez, who exited Clear Channel's 106.1 KMEL morning slot last August after twenty years with the … [Read more...]

How #Nelly1057 Became A Viral Sensation

LatinoMix Latino Mix 105.7 100.7 KVVF KVVZ Nelly Nelly1057 #Nelly1057 San Francisco San Jose

It was just supposed to be like any other format change stunt that takes place dozens of times each year across the country. Univision's "Latino Mix" 105.7 KVVF Santa Clara/100.7 KVVZ San Rafael, CA began looping Nelly's "Hot In Herre" at 3pm on Friday in preparation of a flip. There was nothing … [Read more...]

Pacifica Fires Executive Director

Summer Reese Pacifica Foundation Executive Director 99.5 WBAI New York 94.1 KPFA San Francisco 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles 89.3 WPFW Washington DC 90.1 KPFT Houston

Moments after submitting a press release praising the Pacifica Foundation for reaching the funds needed to pay the severance due to staffers laid off from 99.5 WBAI New York last August, Summer Reese was dismissed as Executive Director of the nonprofit group. Reese served as Interim Executive … [Read more...]

Patriots Launch In Los Angeles & San Francisco

1150 The Patriot KEIB Los Angeles Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Glenn Back 640 KFI 960 KNEW San Francisco

Update 1/2: 1150 KTLK Los Angeles has relaunched as "1150 The Patriot" with new KEIB call letters. The KTLK calls moved to 1130 KTCN Minneapolis. The new lineup at "The Patriot" has been finalized beyond the previously announced Glenn Beck from 6-9am, Limbaugh from 9am-12pm, and Hannity from … [Read more...]

CBS Makes Pre-Holiday Layoffs In Multiple Markets

CBS Radio 93.7 The Fan KDKA-FM Pittsburgh Vinnie Rechichi Paul Alexander

Update 12/30: More cuts have come to a few CBS clusters. In Chicago, two veteran air-personalities are out. Robert Feder reports that AAA 93.1 WXRT night host Tom Marker has had his position elimnated after 33 years at the station. At sister Country 99.5 WUSN, midday host Trish Biondo didn't have … [Read more...]

Contract Dispute Leads To Claims Of Ratings Fraud

97.9 La Raza KLAX Ricardo El Mandril Sanchez SBS Ratings Fraud Contract Nielsen Arbitron

Update 12/3: The Los Angeles Times reports that El Mandril was the focus of an investigation into potential ratings tampering. His manager stated that the push came from competitors "concerned that Mandril was being so successful". The allegations claimed that PPM holders were contacted by people … [Read more...]