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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, 2001.

"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 world’s largest diversified promoter, producer and presenter of live entertainment events and is also a leading fully integrated sports marketing and management company.


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