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Entercom Makes On-Air Changes At Three San Francisco Stations

Entercom is making on-air changes at three of its San Francisco market stations. At AC 96.5 KOIT, the recently departed Brent Carey is replaced by Freska, who moves over from middays at at Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ Billy Vidal will move up from weekends to take the open midday slot at KRBQ. Meanwhile at sister Urban AC 102.9 KBLX, Victor Zaragosa is leaving the Dream Team morning show with Kimmie Taylor and Mark Curry to move to afternoons. Tony Sculfield joins the station to take the vacant spot on the morning show. He joins from nights at Crawford Broadcasting’s 106.3 WSRB Lansing/Chicago. Bay Area afternoons just got a bit bigger and mornings just became a tad wittier. Legendary on-air personality Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza will be moving to the afternoon drive ti...Read More

Jeremiah Crowe Jumps To KTCT San Francisco As PD/KNBR APD

For the second time in a week, Cumulus has raided the staff of Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco to jump to their duo of 680 KNBR and 1050 KTCT San Francisco. Jeremiah Crowe will leave his role as Assistant Program Director at KGMZ to become PD of “1050 KNBR” KTCT and APD of 680 KNBR. Prior to joining KGMZ, Crowe worked as a producer for ESPN Radio. In the press release, OM/680 PD Lee Hammer states that a relaunch of the 1050 signal is forthcoming. KTCT currently features CBS Sports Radio programming from 6am-12pm, a local midday show hosted by Ted Ramey, a simulcast of KNBR’s afternoon show, and then CBS and NBC Sports Radio programming at night. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed seasoned sports talk radio producer and programming...Read More

98.1 The Breeze San Francisco Adds Jack Kulp For Mornings

Former 96.5 KOIT San Francisco morning host Jack Kulp is joining iHeartMedia’s new Soft AC “98.1 The Breeze” KISQ. Kulp spent twenty years (including 18 in mornings) at KOIT prior to his exit last June. He will be joined by Carolyn McArdle, who moves from similar duties at sister Classic Hits “Big 103.7” KOSF. The remainder of the KISQ on-air lineup will feature Lisa St. Regis from 10am-3pm and Tony Sandoval from 3-8pm. Both are holdovers from the previous Rhythmic AC “98.1 Kiss-FM” format. Delilah will round out the lineup from 8pm-1am.

John Lund Jumps From KGMZ To KNBR

Cumulus Sports 680 KNBR San Francisco has raided John Lund from Entercom’s “95.7 The Game” KGMZ. Lund currently co-hosts 12-3pm on KGMZ with Oakland Raiders play-by-play man Greg Papa. At KNBR he will join former NBA star Tom Tolbert in afternoons from 3-7pm. Tolbert recently re-signed with KNBR to remain in the timeslot he has held since 1996. Lund will replace Ray Ratto on the show. Cumulus Media announces that it has signed popular Bay Area sports talk radio personality John Lund as Co-Host of KNBR 680’s Afternoon Drive show. Lund will join the recently signed Tom Tolbert as Co-Host in the 3PM-7PM time slot. Lund joins KNBR 680 from Middays on 95.7 “The Game”. A graduate of Utah State University, Lund has hosted shows at stations including: Sportsradio 750 The Game (KX...Read More

KFOG Completes Relaunch

Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFFG Los Altos CA completed its three week jockless stretch promoting the station’s “evolution” this morning. Now positioning itself as “Music Matters”, the new KFOG retains the AAA format with music focusing completely on the 1990s through today. Currently only new morning host Matt Pinfield and afternoon host Mike Nelson (formerly ‘No Name’) are filling airshifts. The first hour of the new KFOG consisted of: Foo Fighters – Times Like These M83 – Midnight City Lukas Graham – 7 Years Sarah McLachlan – Building A Mystery Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? Dave Matthews Band – Satellite Nathaniel Ratliff – S.O.B. Sugar Ray – Every Morning Leon Bridges – Smo...Read More

Elroy Smith Names KBLX/KRBQ San Francisco OM/PD

Entercom has announced the hiring of Elroy Smith as Operations Manager/Program Director of Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ and Urban AC 102.9 KBLX San Francisco. Smith joins Entercom San Francisco from SummitMedia’s Greenville/Spartanburg cluster where he has served as OM since last March after walking away from a $4.6 million purchase of a Chicago translator in 2014. He replaces Stacy Cunningham as OM and PD of KBLX and Trevor Simpson as PD of KRBQ who both have been let go. Elroy Smith spent fifteen years from 1992 until 2007 as Program Director of Clear Channel Urban 107.5 WGCI Chicago. He also held Operations Manager duties and programmed Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ and Gospel “Inspiration 1390” WGRB at time during his Chicago tenure. Smith then headed to Philadelphia as...Read More

KISQ San Francisco Flips To Soft AC The Breeze

iHeartMedia flipped Rhythmic AC “98.1 Kiss-FM” KISQ San Francisco to Soft AC “98.1 The Breeze” at 2pm this afternoon. Launching with Commodores “Easy”, the new format positions KISQ up against Entercom AC 96.5 KOIT’s older demos. KISQ registered a 2.3 share in the just released March Nielsen Audio PPM ratings while KOIT was fourth with with a 4.6 share. iHeartMedia flips Oldies KISQ-FM/San Francisco to Soft AC as “98.1 The Breeze.” The station launched at 2pm Wednesday today with 10,000 songs commercial-free. The new outlet will feature a blend of favorite music from artists like Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Vanessa Williams and more. The full on-air talent line-up for 98.1 The Breeze will be announced in t...Read More

Matt Pinfield To Anchor KFOG’s Next Evolution

As Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFFG Los Altos CA prepares to launch its “evolution” on April 20, the station has announced the hiring of Matt Pinfield for mornings. Pinfield, best known as the host of MTV’s 120 Minutes, began his career in radio at 88.7 WRSU New Brunswick NJ and “FM 106.3” WHTG-FM Eatontown NJ before making the move to TV. He would later host shows at “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK and mornings at 101.9 WRXP New York. He also currently hosts shows for SiriusXM’s 90s Alternative “Lithium” channel and the syndicated Classic Rock program “Flashback“. With the addition of Pinfield, more clues regarding KFOG’s relaunch have come forward. The press release describes the station becoming “Next G...Read More

Entercom San Francisco Trio To Air Oakland Raiders Games

The Oakland Raiders have extended their agreement with Entercom San Francisco to broadcast their games and ancillary programming. After three years on Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco, this year the game broadcasts will also be heard on Urban AC 102.9 KBLX San Francisco and Classic Rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX San Jose. All ancillary programming will remain on KGMZ including a two hour pre-game show and one hour post-game. Other programming features will include “Raider Monday” dedicated to the team including a two hour “Raider Nation Live” show on Monday nights, “Raider Players Live” and interviews with Head Coach Jack Del Rio on Mondays, and breakdowns of the previous day’s game. The Raiders and 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM) ...Read More

Where Do They KGO From Here?

Following last week’s massive cuts at Cumulus News/Talk 810 KGO and AAA 104.5 KFOG, I was willing to give the company the benefit of the doubt pending the reveal of the new lineup. After seeing what Cumulus has come up with for KGO, it is very easy to see what this is. A way to cut costs and let the station continue on the path to irrelevance. KGO was the longtime powerhouse in the Bay Area holding the top spot in the Arbitron ratings for 27 years straight until 2010. While many pundits will quickly point to owners Citadel and later Cumulus Media as the cause of the demise of KGO, the chips in the armor could begin to be seen as Talk Radio aged in the later days of ABC’s ownership of the station as the station dominated with audiences out of the sellable demographics. The true ...Read More

KGO Announces New Lineup With Ronn Owens Staying After All

As 810 KGO San Francisco prepares to relaunch with its “Next Generation” tomorrow, a major hiccup has already come into play. The station announced its new on-air lineup this morning by announcing that Ronn Owens would remain on the station as opposed to moving to afternoons at sister Conservative Talk 560 KSFO as originally announced. The new lineup at KGO will consist of the regionally syndicated Armstrong & Getty from 6-10am, Owens from 10am-12pm, KGO weekend host Ethan Bearman moves to weekdays from 12-2pm and fellow weekender Brian Copeland will follow from 2-4pm. Chip Franklin shifts from 12-3pm to afternoons from 4-7pm, while DreX remains in place from 7pm-10pm. What happened with Owens’ move to KSFO? While KGO is spinning it as listener outcry led to them rev...Read More

Bryan Schock To Program KFOG/KSAN; Evolution Coming To KFOG 4/20

Following the exit of Jim Richards last month, Cumulus Media has hired Brian Schock as OM/PD of AAA 104.5 KFOG/97.7 KFFG and Classic Rock “107.7 The Bone” KSAN San Francisco. With the move, KFOG is running jockless and running sweepers promoting an Evolution of the station on Wednesday, April 20. The entire airstaff has been let go including morning hosts Mike ‘No Name’ Nelson, Irish Greg McQuade and Renee Richardson, middayer Annalisa, afternoon host Bill Webster, and night host Dred Scott. The changes come as sister News/Talk 810 KGO dismissed its entire News department and is stunting in preparation of a relaunch on April 5. Schock most recently served as interim PD/MD of AAA 102.1 KPRI San Diego until leaving in 2014 to relocate to Austin. He has also programmed...Read More

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