When Mady Rhodes was in twelfth grade at Steele Canyon Excessive College in El Cajon, her senior undertaking included a PowerPoint presentation about her future profession plans.
“I keep in mind mentioning that I wished to work sometime for radio station 94.9-FM,” Rhodes informed Instances of San Diego. “I can’t keep in mind the grade I acquired on the task, however I’m fairly positive that it was good as a result of they let me graduate. Now, I’m actually excited to be a key a part of this nice station.”
KBZT-FM ALT 94.9, operated by Audacy, lately named Rhodes as host for the weekday noon 10 a.m. to three p.m. shift. She takes over the timeslot beforehand hosted by Alyssa Haberman till March.
“It feels actually good as somebody who grew up listening to this station to now contribute to its success,” stated Rhodes, a San Diego native. “I’m very honored to have the chance to attach individuals with the music.”
After her 2012 highschool commencement, Rhodes interned with the KBZT promotions division. Whereas attending faculty, he was employed at KBZT as a board operator in 2015.
Later, she labored as an on-air host for weekend and weeknight shifts at KBZT for a few years earlier than a 2020 Covid pandemic-related layoff. Final yr, she returned as a board operator and producer for Padres sport broadcasts heard on Audacy sister station KWFN-FM 97.3 The Fan.
“It feels nice to be again on the air to attach with listeners and nerd-out about music within the noon,” stated Rhodes, who has been affectionately given the nickname of “Noon Mady” by station employees.
“Mady is a good addition to the ALT 949 air employees,” stated John Allers, KBZT VP and model supervisor. “She presents a singular spin on the music we play, and he or she loves San Diego much more than Ron Burgundy.”
Along with KBZT-FM ALT 94.9, Philadelphia-based Audacy owns and operates 5 different San Diego radio stations, together with KYXY-FM 96.5, KXSN-FM Sunny 98.1-FM, KWFN-FM 97.3 The Fan, KSON-FM 103.7 and KXSN-HD3 Channel Q.
Intesa Communications Provides ‘Blue Economic system’ Professional to Crew
Intesa Communications Group, a San Diego-based strategic communications and authorities relations agency, has employed Greg Murphy as senior supervisor of strategic partnerships.
Murphy brings 15 years of coverage, authorities and consulting expertise to his new function. An announcement stated his hiring expands Intesa’s authorities affairs providers to incorporate Coastal Fee advocacy and work inside the burgeoning blue financial system.
“I’ve recognized Greg for greater than a decade and couldn’t be extra thrilled to have him be a part of our spectacular crew,” stated Intesa companion Maddy Kilkenny. “Greg’s authorities expertise and deep relationships, in addition to his distinctive information of the blue financial system and its drivers, are welcome and much-anticipated belongings to our consumer companions.”
The blue financial system is commonly outlined as regarding the sustainable use and administration of ocean sources for financial progress and ecosystem well being. It represents a major progress sector within the state and a pure alternative for Intesa’s client-service enlargement, the corporate stated.
“Intesa is already a trusted authorities relations and policy-change companion for a few of our area’s most acknowledged leaders,” Murphy stated. “It’s a deal with to be part of this revered and uniquely positioned crew. Now, Intesa can present significant help in navigating the California Coastal allowing course of, nurturing relationships on the state and native stage and executing massive wins for blue financial system leaders all through California.”
Previous to becoming a member of Intesa, Murphy based and managed Blue Economic system Methods. He additionally served as director of company improvement and strategic partnerships at BlueNalu, a enterprise backed cell-cultured seafood startup. Earlier than that, he was government director of TMA BlueTech, a number one commerce affiliation for ocean and water know-how corporations.
Murphy, a graduate of the College of California at San Diego, additionally served as a coverage advisor for former San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox from 2010 to 2015, when Cox served on the California Coastal Fee and the Nationwide Ocean Council.
Murphy’s neighborhood service contains serving on the chief committee of the board of administrators for the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the place he’s serving to to protect and promote San Diego’s wealthy maritime heritage.
NBC 7, Telemundo 20 Supply Grants to San Diego Nonprofits
NBC 7 San Diego and Telemundo 20 San Diego have introduced that $225,000 will likely be awarded in grants to eligible nonprofits in San Diego County as a part of the NBCUniversal Native Affect Grants program.
Grant utility deadline is Friday, April 21. Extra info is on the market in English at localimpactgrants.com and becasdeimpactolocal.com in Spanish.
Grants will likely be awarded in three classes, together with: Subsequent Technology Storytellers for packages selling entry and develop pathways for rising expertise, numerous voices and underrepresented youth to discover careers in information, leisure, sports activities and the humanities; Youth Schooling and Empowerment for in-school and out-of-school packages that equip youth with the instruments they should succeed, together with STEM/STEAM schooling and youth entrepreneurship; Group Engagement for packages enabling people to have interaction and volunteer of their communities.
Eligibility necessities embody: 501(c)(3) nonprofits headquartered in San Diego that service the market they function from; group’s whole bills should be between $100,000 and $1 million; and nonprofit should assist resolve on a regular basis neighborhood points.
Winners will likely be introduced later this yr.
Native Media San Diego Radio Presents SoCal Taco Fest
Native Media San Diego, operators of 4 radio stations in San Diego, will current SoCal Taco Fest, a day-long, competition from midday to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego.
The occasion options tacos from dozens of space eating places, dwell music, Lucha Libre wrestling and a magnificence pageant with Chihuahuas. Performing musical teams embody Calibre 50, Kool & The Gang, Kinky, Vokab Kompany, SM Familia and Mr. Lil One & Mr. Shadow.
Normal admission tickets are priced at $60 per particular person. Attendees should be no less than 21 years previous. For info, go to SoCalTacoFest.com.
LMSD operates KFBG-FM Huge-FM 100.7, XHRM-FM Magic 92.5, XHTZ-FM Z-90.3 and XTRA-FM 91X.
Rick Griffin is a San Diego-based public relations and advertising and marketing marketing consultant. His MarketInk column seems weekly on Mondays in Instances of San Diego.