Flashes By Rick Griffin 11.13.2017

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Mark and Kristi Jagger, hosts of “Jagger and Kristi in the Morning,” heard on XHRM-FM Magic 92.5, have begun accepting names of families and friends who need a Christmas as part of the duo’s seventh annual “Christmas Wish” promotion. Nominations can be submitted at www.magic92.com. The station said 12 listeners will have their wishes granted beginning Dec. 7. Previous wish requests have ranged from payments for car repair and medical bills to overdue vacations. The station said all wish recipients also received a free Christmas tree, gifts for children and a voucher for a family meal. From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, Mark and Kristi will host a “Wish-a-Thon” broadcast to collect cash and merchandise donations that will benefit wish recipients. Online donations can be made at the station website. The 14-hour broadcast will include call-ins from Magic 92.5 on-air personalities situated at four shopping centers to collect donations and meet listeners. The retail centers include Mission Marketplace in Oceanside, Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley, El Cajon Town & Country in El Cajon and Terra Nova in Chula Vista. In 2016, the station reported more than $20,400 was raised during the “Wish-a-Thon” broadcast. The Jaggers are one of the few married morning radio teams in the country. The couple has worked together as on-air personalities since 1996. They married in 1997 and have been hosts of “Jagger and Kristi in the Morning” on Magic 92.5 since 2005.

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KHTS-FM Channel 93.3, operated by iHeartMedia San Diego, is hoping to collect 20,000 handwritten thank-you letters that will be sent to military troops stationed overseas. Letters can be delivered to iHeart offices, 9660 Granite Ridge Dr., San Diego, or any of 43 San Diego County Credit Union branches in San DiegoOrange and Riverside counties. Deadline to receive letters is Friday, Nov. 17. Headlining the promotion at KHTS are Steve Kramer and Geena the Latina, co-hosts of the “Kramer and Geena” weekday morning show. The station said the letters must be 8.5” x 11” or smaller with encouraging and uplifting words, such as thank you for your service, dedication, sacrifice and time away separated from family. Also, no photocopies, no envelopes, no store bought cards, no glitter and no food. For group submissions from churches, offices or schools, use rubber bands and bundle the letters in groups of 50 with a note about the quantity of letters in the bundle. For more information and sample words for the letters, visit https://channel933.iheart.com.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune has announced changes to its columnist lineup. Politics and government editor Michael Smolens, who writes Sunday’s Political Notebook in addition to his editing duties, will move to a full-time columnist post in December. He’ll write about politics and civic affairs. His column will make its debut in December. It will appear on B1 three days a week, including Sundays. U-T reporter Karla Peterson is writing a new column focusing on timely topics of conversation, including the pop-culture world. Also, recently retired Logan Jenkins will continue writing one column a week that will appear on Fridays, he previously wrote three columns a week.

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