95.7 San Diego

Jam’n 95.7 San Diego Moves Frankie V To Mornings; Pablo To Afternoons

iHeartMedia Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego CA is resetting its on-air lineup starting Monday, July 10. ‘Frankie V’ Vinci will move from afternoons to mornings as Pablo Sato moves in reverse. Vinci will join Tati Pelegreen for the new “Frankie & Tati” morning show as he returns to the daypart he previously held on sister CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS from 2010-2015. After a brief foray to his hometown of Boston, Frankie V returned to San Diego to host afternoons at KSSX upon its launch in May 2016. The move of Pablo Sato to afternoons ends the pairing of him and Tati that lasted through mornings at “Z90” XHTZ Tijuana/San Diego and 95.5 WPGC Washington DC. KSSX will also add Nina Chantele for 10am-3pm. Chante...[Read More]

iHeart Promotes Rob Scorpio To San Diego/Riverside SVP Programming; Kid Jay KGGI PD

HeartMedia has promoted Rob Scorpio to Senior Vice President of Programming for the San Diego/Riverside region. Scorpio had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s six stations in Riverside as well as Program Director of Rhythmic CHR’s “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego and 99.1 KGGI Riverside. He will now add oversight of the company’s San Diego stations, but step down as Program Director of KGGI. Scorpio joined iHeartMedia in 2013 after a long career that has also included programming stops at KBXX Houston, KKBT Los Angeles, and WPGC Washington DC. Succeeding Scorpio as KGGI Program Director is Kid Jay. Jay has been with KGGI since 2003 and had been serving as Music Director/Night host at the station. He also serves as a club and concert DJ....[Read More]

Jam’n 95.7 Drops Hip-Hop Into San Diego

iHeartMedia has flipped Rhythmic AC “95.7 Kiss-FM” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego to Urban leaning Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 95.7“. The flip fills the Rhythmic CHR vacancy in the market created by Local Media San Diego’s “Z90” XHITZ’s move to Mainstream CHR a couple years ago. We first reported on the likelihood of this change back in March when iHeart registered Jamn957.com and HipHopSD.com for the station. The station is being programmed by Rob Scorpio, who will retain those duties at sister 99.1 KGGI Riverside as well. Pablo Sato and Tati formerly of XHITZ and WPGC Washington DC will host mornings. Former KQKS Denver night host Mercedes ‘Cedes’ Howard, who has been filling-in at KSSX will take the midday slot. Frankie V, who previousl...[Read More]

Shelley Wade Moves From KSSX To KMYI

As the rumor mill continues to churn regarding the future of Rhythmic AC “95.7 Kiss-FM” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego, middayer Shelley Wade is moving to sister Hot AC “Star 94.1” KMYI. Wade will host from 2-4pm and then provide entertainment updates during Haze’s 4-8pm show. Delana Bennett, who currently hosts the 2-4pm slot will remain in her slot co-hosting mornings with 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles afternoon host Jesse Lozano. Wade spent three years at KSSX following twelve years in middays and overnights at sister CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York. She also hosts weekends on “104.3 My-FM” KBIG Los Angeles. With Wade’s exit from KSSX following the move of PD/Afternoon Host Louie Cruz to Modesto/Stockton in March, the expected flip of the statio...[Read More]

Louie Cruz Named iHeartMedia SVP/Programming For Modesto/Stockton

Louie Cruz has been promoted from Program Director of iHeartMedia Rhythmic Hot AC “95.7 Kiss-FM” KSSX San Diego to Senior VP/Programming of the company’s Modesto and Stockton CA stations. Cruz will be responsible for Hot AC “B93” 92.9 KOSO, Active Rock “Rock 96.7” KMRQ, Rhythmic AC “Mega 100” KQOD, AC “Sunny 102.3” KJSN and Talk simulcast “PowerTalk” 1280 KWSX/1360 KFIV. He previously worked at the cluster as APD of KQOD from 2001 to 2005 before moving to Bakersfield as PD of “99.3 The Groove” KKBB. He has programmed KSSX since July 2013. Will this lead to further changes at KSSX? We reported last week that iHeart had registered a few domains for “Jam’n 95.7“, which the company has l...[Read More]

Kiss Shifts In San Diego

It was a year ago today when Clear Channel launched Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Kiss-FM” KSSX San Diego. As it returns from a few weeks of Christmas music, Kiss has shifted to Rhythmic Hot AC to position itself against Local Media of San Diego’s Rhythmic CHR “Z90” XHITZ. Now branded as “Today’s Rhythm and All The Best Throwbacks!”, the station is focusing on Rhythmic Pop of the last 25 years. The station describes its new format in a Facebook post as, KISS FM is proud to present the only radio station in San Diego playing today’s hits and all the best throwbacks from the 90’s, 2000’s, and even the 80’s! Rihanna – 2PAC – TLC – Beyonce – Biggie – Pitbull – Justin Timberlake – LL Cool J ̵...[Read More]

Do Social Media Likes Lead To Ratings: Part 1

One week after the launch of Country “94.7 Nash-FM” New York the first thing we noticed were the amount of people that quickly began following the station on social media. Seven days into operation WNSH already has 8894 likes on Facebook and 2356 Twitter followers*. To put it into comparison, top rated AC “106.7 Lite-FM” WLTW has just 18,442 likes. The most liked New York radio station on Facebook belongs to “Hot 97” WQHT with 275,516. While we are unable to parse any demographic info from the amount of likes, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a younger skewing station has 10 times as many followers as an office friendly background station. We’ve selected eight stations that launched new formats in PPM markets over the past month. Some ...[Read More]

Clear Channel Kisses San Diego

After stunting with Christmas music since mid-November, Clear Channel’s 95.7 KOGO-FM Carlsbad/San Diego has flipped to Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Kiss-FM” tagged as “The Rhythm of San Diego”. The station is taking full aim at Broadcast Company of America’s “Magic 92.5” XHRM, which originally debuted on 95.7 in 1997 before moving to 92.5 the following year. Said station currently sits eight in the market with a 3.8 share. Listen to the debut of 95.7 Kiss-FM at FormatChange.com. The first hour of music on 95.7 Kiss-FM consisted of: Prince – Kiss Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing Mariah Carey – Fantasy Al Green – Let’s Stay Together Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out Madonna – Holiday Marvin Gaye – Let...[Read More]

KOGO San Diego Ends FM Simulcast

Clear Channel News/Talk 600 KOGO San Diego is no longer heard on FM as 95.7 KOGO-FM began stunting with commercial-free Christmas music at 7:00pm on Friday. The simulcast, which began on November 7, 2011, ends amidst dropping ratings at the station despite the addition of the FM signal. In the September 2011 PPM monthlies, KOGO registered a 3.9 share. That was down to a 3.0 in October 2012. The previous “US 95.7” Country format on 95.7 had a 2.8 share when it was dropped. In the same time frame, Lincoln Financial Media’s Country 97.3 KSON has added many of 95.7’s former Country listeners to surpass Clear Channel CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM as the most listened to station in the market. Clear Channel registered Holiday957.com on Friday for KOGO-FM, althoug...[Read More]

KOGO San Diego Adds FM Simulcast

Clear Channel News/Talk 600 KOGO San Diego is the latest station to join the FM simulcast club. As first reported earlier today by SDRadio.net, KOGO’s programming will first displace “New Country 95.7” KUSS on Monday, November 7. The stations will be branded as “FM News and Talk 95.7 and AM 600 KOGO”. Joining KOGO’s lineup will be former KVI Seattle morning host Bryan Suits for 12pm to 3pm and Bob “Sully” Sullivan from 6 to 8pm. LaDona Harvey will move from middays to afternoon drive. The stations will break from the simulcast in afternoon drive through the end of the year as Roger Hedgecock finishes out his contract on the AM. Hedgecock will reportedly join Midwest TV’s 760 KFMB in the same timeslot. LaDona Harvey will slide from midda...[Read More]