Flashes By Rick Griffin 3.18.19
Stella Escobedo has joined KFMB-TV as an anchor on weekday morning newscasts. She was previously in Los Angeles with CBS Newspath. She also worked in Arizona for five years (2012-2018) as evening anchor at KGUN-TV in Tucson and morning anchor on “Good Morning Arizona” at KTVK in Phoenix. Escobedo was born in Russia and came to America at age 7 with her parents and younger sister. They settled in Sioux City, Iowa, before moving to Sherman Oaks, Calif. “As an immigrant to this country, I am so grateful to be living the American dream, and doing it so close to where I grew up in Southern California,“ said Escobedo, who is trilingual, speaking English, Russian and Spanish.

 

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Sports talk radio station KLSD-AM, known as XTRA 1360 Fox Sports San Diego, has announced a new weekday show schedule, effective Monday, March 18. The new schedule includes: “Costa & Richards,” featuring Mike Costa and Judson Richards, 6 to 9 a.m.; “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” a Fox Sports Radio nationally syndicated show, 9 a.m. to noon; “Hardwick, Schaeffer and Friends,” featuring former Chargers player Nick Hardwick paired with Jon Schaeffer and friends, including sportswriter Kevin Acee, former Padre Heath Bell and NFL veteran Marcus McNeil, noon to 3 p.m.; “Loose Cannons,” with Steve Hartman and former NFL lineman Rich Ohrnberger, 3 to 6 p.m; “Power Hour,” with Ernie Martinez, 6 to 7 p.m. The schedule consists of hosts changing shifts. Hardwick is moving from mornings to mid-days. Costa, previously heard in the afternoons, is moving to mornings. Ohrnberger is moving from mid-days to afternoon drive-time.

 

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Local Media San Diego (LMSD) LLC, operators of three Mexican-licensed FM radio stations in San Diego, is producing SoCal Taco Fest, a day of tacos and concerts, starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at Waterfront Park, Downtown San Diego. The event will feature 25 of the best taco restaurants in Southern California plus Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua dog races and a beauty pageant. The concert schedule includes disc jockey D-Rock at 11 a.m., Arise Roots at 2 p.m., Super Diamond (a Neil Diamond tribute band) at 6:45 p.m. and rapper Nelly at 8:45 p.m. Admission tickets start at $25 per person. Attendees must be age 21 and up. For information, visit www.SoCalTacoFest.com.

 

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