There are two things it seems everyone knows about San Diego: 1, that the weather is perfect; and 2, that KGB is the rock-solid rock station. It's one of a handful of radio stations in America that have been true to rock n roll…and no other format…for 4 non-stop decades. It's an honor and a thrill to be side by side with Coe Lewis doing mornings in this damn near perfect town! Coe will tell you…it's all about the KGB listeners. When you win, we win. It's up to you and to us to keep rock alive and well in San Diego!
Here's my radio deal: In the teenage years: Soldering iron in hand, built a 100 watt pirate station in Dix Hills, New York. A FCC visit to my parent's house ended the fun 3 months later. Comedy. After college and for 20 years (almost to the day) I was the WBAB/Long Island VP/Programming and Morning DJ. Favorite moment: The WBAB No-Skin, No-Win Tanning Contest. Judging by the babes who's pictures line the walls of KGB, I know you've witnessed some of those yourself.
The next decade was spent as Program Director and DJ at KGB's sister station, WAXQ, Q104.3/New York. Favorite moment: When the legendary WNEW-FM declared that rock was dead and that they were changing formats. We jumped in and went, over time, to #1 Adults in New York. Manhattan is a one-of-a kind place to live and work.
In 2008, I got hired as Program Director and Afternoon DJ at KLOS, to the north in LA. We had plenty of fun there as well, with KLOS being one of the few stations to share in KGB's legacy of 4 decades of rock loyalty. Got to love Southern California…no doubt!
It's the middle of 2012 and here we are. I'm hoping your support of rock in San Diego will bring the legendary KGB to even greater heights. We're all in this together!
Live studio performance by Great White
Thanks to Listener RuZZ for these awesome up close and personal pics of ZZ Top, Floggin Molly and Dan Akroyd!
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The adult website Pornhub.com announced that it would donate 1 cent for every 30 views of certain breast-related videos, “meaning the more boobs that are viewed, the more money that will be showered upon theSusan G. Komen Foundation,” it said.
“Together we can give fundraising our breast shot!” the company added.
The campaign is Pornhub.com’s second effort to combat breast cancer, said company vice president Corey Price: In April, the website’s Boob Bus traveled through New York City providing breast exams (with a board-certified, licensed medical practitioner). Twenty-two women and four men received exams, Price said.
Good intentions aside, Pornhub.com’s promotion is sure to provide added grist for critics of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, who have complained for years that the campaign is primarily a marketing gimmick that does more to pad pocketbooks than it does to help women with the disease. In 2010, L.A. Times writer Rosie Mestel published a blog post on so-called pinkwashing and writer Christie Aschwanden examined “the downside of awareness campaigns.” This year, complaints are already piling up on Twitter (check outthis Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Storify page for examples, including breast cancer awareness trash cans, comic books and ravioli packages.)
Asked if Pornhub.com expected an increase in video views thanks to the fundraising effort, Price said that while he was sure improved traffic would “be a positive externality of this event’s success,” cashing in was not the website’s primary motive. “Our ultimate goal is to drive awareness toward breast cancer and do the best we can to help on that front, whether through donations or simply spreading the word,” he said.
Price wasn’t sure what Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer charity that has suffered several shakeups in the past year, thought of Pornhub.com’s efforts.
“We’ve reached out to the reps at Susan G. Komen, but have yet to get word back on the work we’re doing,” he said. “Answer or not, however, we still plan to do the best we can.”
The press office at the Komen Foundation did not respond to an email from The Times seeking comment.
In the meantime, donations were rolling in. By Thursday evening, just four days into the campaign, a counter on the Pornhub “Save the Boobs” launch page had topped more than 10 million eligible video views, which meant the site was on track to raise more than $25,000 for breast cancer awareness by the end of the month.