Tuesday, April 4, 2017

San Diego Radio: Chris Cantore Joins The Mighty 1090

San Diego radio personality Chris Cantore has replaced Kevin Acee as host of the weekday 6 to 9 p.m. time slot on XEPRS Mighty 1090 AM.

Cantore fills-the slot previously occupied by Kevin Acee, he replaced much-loved sports host “Coach” John Kentera in October, 2015. Kentera went on to become general manager of the San Diego Sockers, and has since retired.

The San Diego Reader reports the move may be traced to Mighty 1090’s decreasing relevance in the market. The station was not able to renew its Padres play-by-play contract, losing out to KBZT 94.9 FM. And its ratings have tanked in the last year. according to the Reader. Three years ago the station’s ratings showed its audience was often two-and-a-half times the size of its local competitor KLSD/”XTRA Sports 1360.” The latest ratings now show KLSD in 24th place, just behind Mighty 1090 which is in 23rd place. This, even as Mighty 1090 booms from Baja with 50,000 AM watts and KLSD’s poor AM signal barely serves many parts of the county.

XEPRS 1090 AM (50 Kw, DA-N)
When it was announced that FM-94-9 was adding live Padres broadcasts, it was thought the station may give up on alternative rock and go all-in for sports and a male-based talk format. Its corporate owner Entercom has flipped a number of its FM stations around the country out of music and into sports. But the station says there are no such plans going forward.

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