KOGO Ratings Surge – DeMaio Moves to Afternoon Drive

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Carl DeMaio Moves to Afternoon Drive and Sean Hannity Joins Mid-days

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 21, 2015 – News Radio 600 KOGO announced a new programming lineup with extended news programming, new timeslot for Carl DeMaio and the addition of top-rated, nationally syndicated talk radio host Sean Hannity, effective October 26, 2015.


On October 15, 2014, News Radio 600 KOGO launched its new programming with a revamped news emphasis in morning and afternoon drive to tremendous rating success.

According to Nielsen, the radio ratings system, KOGO grew in the overall total measured market audience (Sept 2014-15, Share 6yrs+, Mon-Fri. 6a-7p) from 21st place to 4th place. In the key demographic of Adults 35 years+, (Sept 2014-15, Share, 35yrs+, Mon-Fri, 6a-7p), KOGO grew from 17th place to 1st place within one year.

“We are extremely excited about our new line-up and the addition of Sean Hannity to our team,” said Melissa Forrest, Market President of iHeartMedia San Diego. “News Radio 600 KOGO has experienced tremendous ratings growth in the past year and we anticipate these new changes will help evolve our programming to the next level.”

“We are poised for our next growth phase,” added Forrest.

5 – 9 a.m. San Diego Morning News with Ted Garcia & LaDona Harvey
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Rush Limbaugh Show
12 – 3 p.m. The Sean Hannity Show
3 – 6 p.m. DeMaio Report
6 – 7 p.m. KOGO Evening News w/ Ernie Brown

iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the San Diego market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio — with its more than 700 million downloads, more than 75 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.


Comments 5

  1. BAN – Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but ratings tell a different story. DeMaio’s ratings are already higher than Brett’s – and that was in afternoon. Drive time will only increase DeMaio’s lead.

  2. Carl has evolved into a talented yet informative talk show host. It’s great having someone knowledgeable on CA state and local issues on the airwaves.

    Most talk radio stations rely on syndicated national talk show hosts (lower cost to station), but none are in a position to discuss the regional and Golden State issues that Carl can cover — let alone cover so well.

  3. As an avid talk radio fan, the DeMaio Report has made San Diego radio listenable. I can’t stand the arrogance of the national show hosts and our local hosts have largely not deviated from the syndicated formula. It is nice to listen to topics not hyper focused on the national political stage. I usually listen to the L.A. shows that lean more libertarian and are far less partisan. I am happy to have programming that does the same in San Diego, albeit with less humor and entertainment value, but very informative nonetheless.

    I think San Diegans will be more informed and engaged when a show like this is successful. Now, if only Carl could minimize his use of the word “ergo” (very annoying) and make me laugh a little more like the KFI shows, I could see myself not wanting to miss a show.

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