Flashes By Rick Griffin 2.5.2018
KNSD-TV/NBC 7 San Diego reporter Steven Luke is currently in his first of three weeks in South Korea to report on the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PeyongChang. Luke will provide live reports airing on morning and evening newscasts, along with social media starting this week. The opening ceremony broadcast, hosted by Mike Tirico and Katie Couric, will be held Thursday, Feb. 8. Luke has been reporting on local Olympic connections and storylines for NBC 7 since 2003, including trips to Torino in 2006, London in 2012, Sochi in Russia in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He has worked at the station since August 2002. Luke also interned at the station while attending SDSU.
* * *Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), operator of five radio stations in San Diego, has changed the name of KBZT 94.9-FM, its alternative-rock station, from FM 94/9 to ALT 949. The name-change was effective Feb. 1. The station had been known as FM 94/9 since 2002 (previously, the station played hits from the 1980s). “KBZT continues to define the alternative rock format and the new ALT 949 name solidifies its place as the alternative music leader in our market,” said Bob Bolinger, Entercom senior VP and market manager. Also introduced last week, Entercom changed the weekday programming lineup at two of its other stations. DJs on KYXY 96.5-FM now include: Susan DeVincent, mornings; Dorothy Tran, midday; Joe Rosati, afternoon drive; Sherry Knight, nights. DJs on KXSN Sunny 98.1-FM now include: A.J. Machado and Sara Perry, mornings; Dave Mason, midday; Gene Knight, afternoon drive; Brooks O’Brian, nights. “These changes are part of our commitment to giving our fans the top-of-the-line listening experience they expect from us,” said Bolinger. Entercom Communications’ five local stations include KBZT, KYXY, KXSN, KSON 103.7-FM and KEGY Energy 97.3-FM.
* * *Radio World, a broadcasting industry news outlet published by New York-based NewBay Media, recently posted a very positive article about Local Media San Diego, operators of three local radio stations, including XHTZ-FM Z-90, XTRA-FM 91X and XHRM-FM Magic 92.5. The article is part of a series about successful stations in all market sizes. Donna Halper, author, wrote, “What listeners hear reflects Local Media San Diego’s dedication to doing entertaining radio with a community focus.” Read more here: http://bit.ly/2nEQsNx.