- Matt Pinfield to Host Mornings on KFOG
- Mike “No Name” Nelson Moves to KFOG Afternoons
Cumulus Media announces that legendary San Francisco rock radio station KFOG will welcome critically acclaimed radio and television personality and rock journalist Matt Pinfield as on-air host of KFOG Mornings. Current morning personality, Mike “No Name” Nelson will move to weekday Afternoons on KFOG from 3PM-7PM. KFOG’s new weekday programming schedule will kick off on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, and heralds a new generation of rock radio for the San Francisco institution.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland honored Pinfield in 2008 for his career achievements and contributions to rock music. He is currently a contributing host on SiriusXM’s Lithium channel, where he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of music from the frontlines of 90’s alternative and grunge to SiriusXM’s 30 million subscribers across North America. He is also the host of the long-running nationally syndicated classic rock weekend show, Flashback.
In 2001, he became Vice President of A & R and Artist Development for Columbia Records, signing and overseeing the making of albums by many gold and platinum acts. Pinfield returned to television five years later, as host of VH1's VSpot Top 20 Countdown, HDNet's Soundoff with Matt Pinfield, and co-starring as himself on Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band.
In 2008, he took over as morning drive DJ on New York radio station WRXP 101.9 FM. Pinfield returned to MTV in 2011 as the host of 120 Minutes and its digital counterpart, 120 Seconds.
Pinfield said: “I am beyond excited to become part of the history and future of what I would consider one of the greatest radio stations of all time for passion and music discovery. I've been listening to KFOG since I first went to the Bay Area 25 years ago. To do mornings there is a dream come true. "Going to California with an aching in my heart." Zeppelin said it and so did the Mowgli’s.”
Over his long career, Pinfield has interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney to Nirvana to Jay-Z, earning the trust and admiration of artists and fans alike.
Artist Dave Grohl has said of Pinfield: “Matt Pinfield knows more about music than anybody in the world.”