Thursday, June 29, 2017
San Diego Radio 'Jeff & The Showgram' OUT At KYXY
Tommy Sablan confirmed to NBC 7 that the “Showgram” was canceled.
Sablan said he’s proud of the work the show has done over the past three decades – not only on the air but in the community. He said that, by now, listeners are more like “family.”
While the "Showgram” is gone, for now, Sablan is confident the radio program will land on its feet.
“I am optimistic we will be back,” he added.
The radio show, formerly called "The Jeff and Jer Showgram," had been on the air in San Diego since May 3, 1988.
For 27 years, it was helmed by broadcasters Jeff Detrow and Jerry Cesak, with Sablan serving as producer and on-air sidekick. Cain joined the team in 1992, while Hoag joined in 1993. Griffiths rounded out the ensemble in 2009.
When Cesak retired from radio in October 2015, the program was renamed "Jeff and the Showgram." At that time, Sablan said KyXy had signed the show on for a few more years.
In 2016, the "Showgram" saw another change when Hoag left the program. Since then, Detrow, Sablan, Cain, and Griffiths had been holding down the fort.
Over the decades, the show has bounced around several different local radio stations, including a run on Star 94.1 where a contract dispute took the show off the air in 2009. For a couple of years, Cesak and Detrow produced an online radio show from Cesak's garage.
The show eventually found a home on KyXy, debuting its first broadcast on that station on Jan. 24, 2011. "The Jeff and Jer Showgram" was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016.
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