Flashes By Rick Griffin 5.30.2017

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Radio station 100.7 KFM-BFM has named Robin Roth as the station’s assistant program director. The announcement was made by Mike Vasquez, the station’s program director. “Robin Roth is synonymous with rock and roll in San Diego,” said Vasquez. “Having her on our programming team on a full-time basis is going to make us stronger. She brings talent, knowledge and the will to do whatever it takes to win.” With nearly 30 years of experience in San Diego radio, Roth is currently an on-air personality at 100.7. She began her radio career in San Diego spending two years at 92.5-FM, then 18 years at 91X-FM, then Rock 105.3 for three years, then back for six years at 91X-FM, with four of those years as music director.

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Radio station XPRS 1090-AM The Mighty 1090, operated by San Diego-based Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA), will host its third annual Mighty 1090 Open, a golf tournament fundraiser starting atnoon on Friday, June 30 at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. Cost to play starts at $150 per player, which includes lunch, banquet dinner, green fees, cart sleeve of balls and miscellaneous items with the 1090 logo (open pint glass, hat and cooler chair). To RSVP and for more information, visit www.TheMighty1090.com. The competition will include longest drive, closest to the pin and putting green contests. Players will have a chance to hang out with talk show hosts Darren Smith, Dan Sileo, Scott Kaplan and former Chargers player Billy Ray Smith, as well as other former Chargers and Padres. Proceeds benefit Pro Kids — The First Tee of San Diego, a nonprofit that motivates underserved youth to excel in life by teaching character development, life skills and values through education and the game of golf. Event presenting sponsor is Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. BCA operates three radio stations in San Diego, including XPRS 1090-AM The Mighty 1090, XPRS-FM 105.7 MAX-FM and XEPE ESPN 1700-AM.

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The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA), a watchdog organization that promotes accountable, cost-effective and efficient government, recently honored three local reporters for journalistic efforts that exposed misuse of taxpayer dollars. Andrew Keatts, Voice of San Diego, was honored with SDCTA’s first-ever Chairman’s Golden Watchdog Award for his coverage of the San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Measure “A.”  Wendy Fry, NBC 7 San Diego, was honored with a Grand Golden Watchdog Award for her coverage of drinking water quality at San Diego County schools. Ashley McGlone, Voice of San Diego, was honored with a Media Watchdog Award for her articles uncovering performance issues for more than 20 turf fields at several San Diego schools. The award were among SDCTA’s Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards that recognized the best and worst in local government spending, decision-making and efficiency. Awards were presented May 25 at the Hard Rock Hotel

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OBIT: Steve La Rue, a local newspaper reporter, passed away April 12 at age 73. La Rue started his newspaper career as a staff reporter and photographer at the Daily Californian in El Cajon in the 1960s, and later worked for the Lompoc Record, Escondido Times-Advocate and San Diego Union-Tribune in a journalism career that spanned nearly a half century. Memorial contributions can be made to Ocean Conservation Research, San Diego Bicycle Coalition, San Diego Museum of Man or a charity of your choice.

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