iHeart San Diego, an operator of eight local radio stations, has reviewed its talent offer on weekdays while driving in the morning and afternoon at KLSD-AM XTRA 1360, a sports talk station affiliated with Fox Sports Radio.
Rich Ohrnberger, a former NFL offensive lineman who played five seasons, including his last season with the Chargers in 2014, has moved from the afternoons to the mornings to reunite with the veteran of sports talks Steve Hartman for “The Hartman and Rich-O Show.” from 6 to 9 p.m.
Previously, Hartman, who has worked on San Diego radio for three decades, and Ohrnberger co-hosted the station’s morning program in 2019 and 2020. They currently host a national weekend program on Fox Sports Radio. . Ohrnberger is also a color radio analyst for football at San Diego State University.
In addition, veteran producer and presenter Jim Russell has joined Jon Schaeffer from 3 to 6 p.m. for the “Jon and Jim Show.” Russell and Schaeffer also host “The Wrap Up Show,” which follows broadcasts of the San Diego Padres’ games.
Schaffer’s extensive knowledge of baseball comes from his 15 seasons as a minor league broadcaster. He is also the voice of athletics at San Diego State University, which covers pre-show, half-time, and after the XTRA 1360 game.
Russell previously served as producer on the “Darren Smith Show” and worked for Padres Radio Network from 2016 to 2019.
“The Herd” with Colin Cowherd will continue to air at 9 p.m. at noon, followed by “The Darren Smith Show,” which airs from noon to 3 p.m.
“This exciting new line satisfies the desires of San Diego sports fans,” Melissa Forrest, president of iHeart San Diego Market, said in a statement. “In addition to offering the best sports talk, we will also continue to offer our listeners unparalleled access to the NFL, the Padres, San Diego State University athletics and all the San Diego sports news.”
The Mightier 1090 Radio Station Becomes ESPN Affiliate
Southern California sports radio station XEPRS 1090-AM, The Mightier 1090, announced that it has become a subsidiary of ESPN. The station will now be known as The Mightier 1090 ESPN Radio.
KLSD-AM XTRA 1360, operated by iHeart San Diego, has previously aired some ESPN radio programs for the past two years.
“This is a great victory for us,” said Bill Hagen, operator of The Mightier 1090. “This is something we’ve been working on for a long time, and it’s incredibly satisfying to finally see it. to arrive safely, just in time for the start of the new year. “
ESPN Radio’s Mightier 1090 Radio will add two ESPN talk shows to its weekday programming. “The Keyshawn, J-Will and Max Show,” featuring Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams and Max Kellerman, will be heard from 3 p.m. at 7 a.m., followed by Mike Greenberg from 7 p.m. at 9 a.m.
Other ESPN programming also available at 1090-AM will include national broadcasts of ESPN Radio’s NFL, MLB, and NBA games, as well as MLB’s Sunday Night Baseball.
Scott McCarthy, vice president of ESPN Audio, said: “We are delighted that The Mightier 1090 ESPN Radio is joining our affiliate network in a key Southern California market and also offering fans our studio programming. Mornings that can’t be missed, as a year-round live event program. “
ESPN Radio, launched on January 1, 1992, offers more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content a year, reaching more than 32 million listeners a week on approximately 500 stations, including there are more than 400 full-time affiliates and a first-place presence. 25 US markets.
Inseev Interactive Acquired by 3Q Digital of Chicago
Inseev Interactive, a San Diego-based digital SEO marketing agency, has been acquired by 3Q Digital of Chicago.
The financial terms of the agreement and the employment situation of Inseev employees were not announced. A statement from Inseev said the company, founded in 2013, has more than 60 employees who manage about 100 customer accounts.
A statement from 3Q Digital said its existing SEO team will immediately merge with Inseev. In addition, Jimmy Page, founder and CEO of Inseev, will join 3Q Digital as founder, and Wesley Flippo, vice president of SEO at Inseev, will join 3Q Digital’s senior management team as senior vice president. .
The acquisition will add several brands to 3Q Digital’s customer list, including Touch of Modern, Rothy’s and Layla Sleep. Madison Alley Global Ventures advised Inseev Interactive on the transaction.
“Inseev has the honor of being part of an organization with the talent, leadership, culture and history for which 3Q Digital is so well known throughout the industry,” said Page. “We believe that Inseev is at the perfect point of our evolution to join forces with 3Q to create one of the best SEO services in the world. This acquisition provides us with a comprehensive and versatile set of resources to bring our best SEO deals to the next level quickly and effectively.
“Inseev approaches SEO from an incredibly strategic lens, they have a unique, flexible model that can increase or decrease depending on priorities,” said Rob Murray, CEO of 3Q Digital. “Inseev’s team of experts goes beyond the site’s technical solutions. They work with clients to develop outstanding custom content, and their link building solution is world-class. We’re very excited to start collaborating. working together and sharing best practices. The two teams have a lot to learn from each other. “
San Diego PRSA Chapter Names 2022 Board
The San Diego-Imperial Countys chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced its 2022 board of directors. April Tellez Green, of the University of California at San Diego, will act as president of the chapter and Barbara Cosio Moreno, State Office Senator Toni Atkins will serve as President-elect.
Other members of the executive committee include: Ryan Hall, Caliber Corporate Advisers, as treasurer; Giovanna Castro, Republican Services, as Secretary; Hope Reilly, Southwest Strategies, as former president.
Board members include: Shannon Boffa, Southwest Strategies; Anne Buckley, University of California at San Diego; Kim Coutts, civilian; Jamie Hampton, Mixed Communications; Kara Handley, United States Navy; Edgar Hopida, ACLU of San Diego & amp; Imperial counties; William Lopez, Alternative Strategies; Amanda Nelson, San Diego Housing Federation; Patricia Maxwell Robertson, Grossmont College; Rachel McGuire, RMG Communications; Jenny Mehlow, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; Megan Pinna, Sharp HealthCare; Arturo Garcia Sierra, Museum of Photographic Arts; Patrick Thelen, San Diego State University; Stephania Villar, consultant.
In addition, Julie Smith-Taylor, Taylor PR Strategies, will act as chapter ethics officer. There are also four associate members of the non-voting board, including: Elena Gomez of the University of San Diego; Elizabeth Espinoza, Imperial Valley College; Monica Gil dos Santos, Katz & amp; Associates; Mariah Hugo, Katz & amp; Associates.
The chapter, founded in 1959, is one of more than 100 chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals.
Rick Griffin is a San Diego-based public relations and marketing consultant. His MarketInk column appears weekly on Mondays in the Times of San Diego.