May 22, 2001
For Immediate Release
Joe Bauer Joins KPOP AM 1360
Popular San Diego Radio Personality
Hosts Mornings Starting June 25
Joe Bauer, one of San Diego's most
popular radio personalities will be joining KPOP AM 1360, as host
of the all-new morning show from 6am to 9am, beginning June 25,
"We are thrilled at the opportunity
to match up one of San Diego's legendary air talents with one
of San Diego's legendary radio stations, KPOP," said Kevin
McCarthy, vice president and general manager for KPOP Radio. "John
Regan and Kevin Taylor have done a great job in the mornings for
us and will remain part of the KPOP family," McCarthy added.
John Regan is expected to remain a
part of KPOP's line-up of legendary radio personalities which
also includes Ken Copper, Jerry G. Bishop and Happy Hare. Kevin
Taylor will continue to coordinate the programming on KPOP.
Joe Bauer is originally from St. Paul,
Minnesota, where he spent five years in the seminary before giving
up his plans for the priesthood and giving into the temptation
of a career in radio.
He began his radio career in 1970 at
WCKL in Catskill, New York, where Joe says, "The station
was so small, the newswire was in the bathroom." "Every
time the bells went off on the wire machine, you had to knock
on the door and have someone slide the copy under the bathroom
door," Joe recalls.
After radio jobs in Dover, New Jersey
and Houston, Texas, he moved to San Diego with a Houston radio
colleague, Mac Hudson, and the two began co-hosting the morning
show on KFMB in March of 1975.
"The Hudson and Bauer Show"
soon became the most popular morning show on the radio, and today,
remains the longest-running morning radio show in San Diego radio
history. For 22 years, "Mac and Joe" entertained thousands
of San Diegans every morning. Since 1997, when Hudson died suddenly,
Joe has been co-hosting the "Jack and Joe" show on KFMB.
The new "Joe Bauer Show"
on KPOP AM 1360 will be a blend of Joe's unique humor along with
entertainment, information, a little music and lots of inspiration.
"I want my new show to be a place
where people can get a laugh and lots more," said Bauer.
"I want to inspire people in a positive way to be healthier,
wealthier and wiser."
Clear Channel Communications, Inc.,
is a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry with
radio and television stations and outdoor displays in 40 countries
around the world. Clear Channel owns a total of seven radio stations
in San Diego, including KGB-FM (101.5), KIOZ-FM (Rock 105.3),
KJQY-FM (K-JOY 94.1), KHTS-FM (Channel 933), KMSX-FM (The Mix
95.7), KOGO-AM (News Radio 600), and KPOP-AM (AM 1360). Clear
Channel also has an exclusive agreement to provide programming
and sell advertising for Mexican-licensed XTRA-AM (XTRA SPORTS
690) and XTRA-FM (91X), as well as a similar arrangement with
Binational Broadcasting for XHRM (Magic 92.5) through its Citicasters
subsidiary, and an exclusive sales agreement with Chase Radio
Properties for KSDO-AM (AM 1130). Including announced transactions,
Clear Channel operates 1,120 radio and 19 television stations
in the United States and has equity interests in over 240 radio
stations internationally. Clear Channel also operates more than
750,000 outdoor advertising displays worldwide. SFX is also part
of the Clear Channel family and is the worlds largest diversified
promoter, producer and presenter of live entertainment events
and is also a leading fully integrated sports marketing and management