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Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw Are Latest Morning Crew to Exit San Diego Radio Airwaves

By January 5, 2010

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The days of the highly paid, morning radio show personalities seems to be a thing of the past, at least on the San Diego airwaves. Longtime KGB-FM radio crew Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw are the latest popular radio personalities to abruptly disappear into the vapor after 20 years serving up yuks on the classic rock radio station. The station posted a statement on the KGB website: "After extensive negotiations, and offering the DSC team a very lucrative, multi-year offer, we were unfortunately not able to reach an agreement to keep the show with KGB."

In the past several months, San Diego radio has seen the exit of popular morning shows "The Jef & Jer Morning Show" on Star 94.1 and "The Mikey Show" on Rock 105. All of the cancellations were the result of unresolved contract negotiations based on Clear Channel budget trimming, the owner of all the radio stations involved.

I used to listen to DSC way back in the early 1990s when they first became popular. But like any morning show, whether it's Jef & Jer or DSC, repetition is the routine. So, I've never been a big fan of these morning shows - the forced laughter, stale and overused skits, and lame caller bits - and perhaps this means local radio is ready for a shift in programming (hmm...actual music?). In any case, it might be too little too late. With everyone playing iPods and CDs in their vehicles, I'm not so sure anyone will even notice the change.

But if you do notice, sit tight. The likelihood of DSC,  Jef & Jer or Mikey resurfacing on the airwaves again is pretty good. One radio station's cost-cutting is another station's opportunity.


January 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm
(1) Chris Carmichael says:

“With everyone playing iPods and CDs in their vehicles, I’m not so sure anyone will even notice the change.”

Not everyone is changing to these devices. Radio remains the most listened to product in the day. Yes, new media is happening; and yes there are folks tuning away. But not everyone; and yes the change was noticed.

January 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(2) A.Sjogren says:

The DSC show was a lot more than just your average radio show…they were funny as hell, great with current events and had enough of a mix to piss off everyone at some time. They offered wit, insight and a lot of stupid goofy stuff that made for a good laugh or an asner on a long commute. Wake up Clear Channel….you guys were obviously were not lucrative enough!

January 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm
(3) Sue Ann says:

Brian Shock, on announcing the departure of DSC, kind of sounds like Michael Berger but in listening to his description did you notice the Freudian slip, liken this to a divorce? “uncomfortable, it can be painful at times…when you come out the other end, lots of times you’re gonna be a happier person.” Hmm, what the hell…Brian, the Freudian slip is akin to taking a healthy shit! Sorry
couldn’t help hit the Chainsaw hi-hat one more time. But let me tell you something. I’m not much of radio
listener because the hosts weren’t evolving, honey it’s happening all over. If you imagine DSC as dogs,
Dave would be a short haired jack russell terrier, Chainsaw a pekinese and Shelly a Mastiff, waltzing into
the executive offices of Clear Channel must’ve been a pretty sight, especially Chainsaws pink ribbon.
It’s like this. I had to get up early so I tuned into DSC about fall of 2008, it was like walking into 1992 KGB.
Yeeeech. Now I know some of you are loyal fans but come on look at yourselves? This is 2010! Now don’t get
me wrong, I’ve walked in buildings at 6-7 in the morning and all of the workers were huddled or the worked
stopped because they were all listening to a DSC gag. I’ve witnessed it many a time. Consequently, therein lies the rub. Complacency. Some of you who are worried about your jobs be it radio/tv/internet, best take a look or start learning about your industry and what’s happening in the world. DSC, closed their eyes, to what is happening in their media – you cannot do that – do not turn a blind eye, it’ll bite ya’ in the ass. And for those of you boycotting KGB, I’m sure your threats lure more ‘people looking or as in this case, listening at the scene of the crime, it’s just business as usual. KGB has thrived since 1928, they’re just going through an engine replacement, and maybe a body rework. In no time they’ll be good as new. Finally there’s one valuable lesson my little chickadees. Now I like the T.V. sitcom I Love Lucy but do I listen to it every day, night after night? That was my impression when I tuned in Fall 2008, as the clichéd expression same ‘ol, same ‘ol. Hey DSC, Jeff & Jer, et al., bully for you if you can get a capital investment group to infuse the medium but one warning you’d better do your homework, or you’ll loose your ass. Here’s a clue – make it local. But aim high and set goals for 2010, I’m sure DSC will emerge in a new incantation. Now DSC get out there and take a big bite out of the media boner. I love you all –
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh M…. Love Sue Ann Nivins

January 5, 2010 at 11:38 pm
(4) TMinTem says:

Clear Channel has made a HUGE mistake taking the DSC off the radio!!! Not all of us have iPods or other devices and actually PREFER our radio morning shows to wake us up on our long commutes with their quick wit and giving you the feel of ‘home’ even when you’ve left the comforts of your house. I have listened to them nearly the 20 years they were on the radio, including via internet podcast when I moved to Virginia. And Clear Channel…there are many, many soldiers serving our country who also listened via the internet. What about them??! Ugh…I’m soooooooo sick of all the political crud that is the norm anymore!!! It’s all about the business and not about the needs of the people anymore!!! You’re going to lose a LOT of fans that will no longer listen to the station at all anymore with this bad decision!!

January 6, 2010 at 12:02 am
(5) sdreader says:

Glad to hear they are gone. The only one that was funny was “Chainsaw.” The rest of them were lame. I also got so tired of the disgusting “bits.” There’s no way I could have them on during the morning drive to school with kids in the car. I started getting so turned off of all the disrespectful, sexual stuff they did. I much prefer intelligent humor. Nowadays I listen to AM talk radio.

January 6, 2010 at 12:28 am
(6) Jeri says:

oh we noticed that the dsc went off the air… clear channel messed up big.

January 6, 2010 at 12:50 am
(7) jimmyo says:

Please… This was old comedy garbage from the 90′s. A bore 10 years ago and painful to listen to today. Clear Channel is a thing of the past and they too be will gone before long. Three years MAX!!! Time for a real change.

January 6, 2010 at 1:08 am
(8) Buster Hyman says:

well this whole thing sucks. normally it would be npr durring the day then dsc at night, but now i have nothing to listen to after 7pm! thanks clear channel for ruining the whole radio in my city. thats why i started listening to only talk radio in the first place. why does clear channel even employ program directors all clear channel does is see what is the most 10 popular songs for whatever genre and play them over and over and over. clear channel doesnt discover any new talent or play songs that are still good but havent been played in a while. i respect 94.9 because they do everything i just stated even though i dont really like their kind of music. i bet they would actually play some people under the stairs before 90.3 or 93.3. i hope clear channel goes bankrupt and leaves san diego. or they change the antitrust laws to the way they were so clear channel cant run a monolopy and spew their watered down vanilla all over my ears and eyes.

January 6, 2010 at 1:12 am
(9) rt says:

Someone should have the balls to expose infinity broadcasting for the monopolists that they are

January 6, 2010 at 2:00 am
(10) Suzi says:

Clear Channel… big mistake… big huge mistake…. The DSC was the only reason I ever listened to KGB. Looks like I can take that preset off my dial. And to Inigo Figuracion who says that everybody listens to I-Pods and CDs anyway and won’t even notice the change…. you couldn’t be more wrong.

January 6, 2010 at 2:00 am
(11) Liz says:

This blows! DSC was the only good morning radio show. Not only was it funny but it helped get through part of the work morning. Nice going clear channel, you blow.

January 6, 2010 at 2:06 am
(12) jeff says:

DSC was the best and still is. Mistaking the fans support for DSC is a mistake. DSC will be back! And the fans will support them. Goodbye KGB…

January 6, 2010 at 2:26 am
(13) Wilvis says:

I turned on my radio this morning and heard music. Right away I knew, and I had not heard the news yet. It happened in the mid ’90′s when the DSC didn’t get the respect of the KGB station owner either. Back then, they were cutting edge and it only took a couple of days until we knew when and where they would be found again. At least this time I hope Dave owns all the rights to his show content. I also feel Dave would not ask for what was not being offered else where. To tell the truth, I hope the DSC goes satelite so I can listen to them in my car anywhere. Long live the DSC!!!

January 6, 2010 at 2:39 am
(14) Crystal says:

Uhm… I noticed. This is a sad day for San Diego. I have listened to Jeff and Jer for years and my husand has followed DSC for a good part of 20 years. They are the soundtrack for San Diego. I would love to see an independent station pick up the talent and give us back our morning shows. We miss them!

January 6, 2010 at 2:45 am
(15) Moose says:

DSC is a San Diego icon. They had something for everybody. They even used their own time and talent to donate much needed funds to down and out San Diegans. They even praised and adored the local military personnel.
Hey Inigo, turn off your vibrating butt plug and smell the coffee! Just maybe KGB will play your favorite Barry Manilow and show tunes now!

January 6, 2010 at 9:33 am
(16) Dave says:

well, lame humor or what ever your complant, dsc was the way I got thru the morning. I will miss the DSC team and hope some other station picks them up and clear channel will just have to take the hit of at least one less listener, me.

January 6, 2010 at 10:00 am
(17) DAVID says:

Very sad i and all my friends loved DSC, very big mistake KGB.

January 6, 2010 at 10:31 am
(18) Allan says:

It’ not hard too see that YOU don’t have a clue about morning radio… Inigo is a FREEKING idiot…!!! also Clear Channel…!!! DSC has done so much for San Diego… giving us a great morning show which was the best way to start the day.. along with all the support they gave to our community and our military personnel.. DSC was not offered a very good deal or they would be on the air right now..! Dave looks out for his crew and Clear Channel could care less..! looks like they want everyone to go to ipods… Here’s hoping that DSC goes to Satellite that’s where I’m going now.. F Clear Channel….!

January 6, 2010 at 10:32 am
(19) Frat says:

I’m in the Navy and have lived all over the world (currently in Tampa–and USED TO listen online) and I’ve never found a show to be as funny as DSC. They’ve been hilarious since I started listening in the early 90s. Hopefully satellite radio will pick them up and I’ll get to listen more conveniently. Clearchannel needs to go away for humanity’s sake!

January 6, 2010 at 10:34 am
(20) Keith Mc says:

Huge, oolossal mistake on clear Channel’s part. the DSC was KGB. I wont be listening to ANY clear Channel Radio until they are brought back. More evidence that corporate america is out of touch with reality. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

January 6, 2010 at 11:17 am
(21) Gary says:

Very sad and it pisses me off that they’re gone. I’ve been listening to the DSC since 1997 and they were the best morning show ever. Clear Channel, you F-d up! :-(

January 6, 2010 at 11:47 am
(22) Patti S says:

oh, we noticed

January 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm
(23) Aj says:

I have been listening to DSC since the 90′s and they have never ceased to amuse me or make me laugh.

Come on, stump the joke tzar? Shelly’s crackpot news, Ruthies traffic (old days), Bromo and Boyer and Chain!

Although the DSC has been known to slightly cross the line, it’s downright funny. Not like other San Diego shows who jack their bits and try to make them their own…

Sad day for San Diego…

Dear Clear Channel,

Since you have removed the reason for me to listen to the Radio, I guess I’ll pop in a CD or listen to Pandora from now on.

Too bad, you lose.

OH, and I’ll also refrain from listening to any other “clear channel” stations from now on as well.

Stupid move on your part.

January 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
(24) nicko says:

BOYCOT CLEARCHANNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm
(25) nicko says:

BOYCOT CLEARCHANNEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm
(26) sc_tunia says:

I didn’t just loose a radio show, I lost part of my family. DSC has been my favorite part of the day everyday for years and years. I listened on my way to work and then pod casted the parts I missed for the rest of the day. Our relations are deep to me, they have been sponsored by my cousin’s “Cancer for College”, Dave’s daughter did performances with my nephew Forrest, My sister Kelley was a $1000 winner to get her visiting military son back to base in VA last year, Dave and I became widow’s around the same time and then both were re-married close to the same date. I am ready to schedule a funeral just for some closure. Noticed are you kidding, I am in mourning…

January 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm
(27) Rick says:

iPods, Pandora, CD’s, Sirus – These are all reasons that great morning talk is needed. The DSC is interactive content that draws the city (and further) together. You don’t get to work and tell your co-workers what you listed to on your Ipod. You don’t plan your drive in based on what playlist you are listing too. You don’t tune back in at night cause you missed a song that you need to hear again. The DSC gave listeners a reason to stay tuned, to turn on the radio instead of plugging into their own digital media, to be involved with what was happening in SD. It is obvious that CC is losing more listeners than they will gain from this move, but what ever happend KGB DO NOT bring in Bob and Tom!

January 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm
(28) Anni says:

One more great program down the clogged up drain of (un)Clear Channel. Everything from Music without Boundaries to DSC has been undermined by the FAT CATS. Boycott Clear Channel stations and by the way ….I was born in San Diego, have lived here all my life, have enjoyed spontaneous morning talk show such as Jeff and Jer AND DSC , do NOT OWN an IPOD and strongly disagree with you that the crew will not be missed. You could not be MORE WRONG. KPRI is looking much better!
PS. I feel sorry for the troops!

January 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm
(29) Sally says:

Miss the DSC terribly. They were my alarm in the morning. Now it’s the same music over and over and nasty commercials. I’ll be looking for a diffent channel . . .

January 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm
(30) mario says:

its about time
i listen to the radio to hear music i like and find new music to listen to
i was tired of all the self important stupid middle school humor the morning shows do when you have to search all the freakin stations and nothing but crappy talk talk talk about nothing and how drunk they got or what lame joke they are playing on someone
glad when Mikey left i was tired of his preaching thanks i go to church on Sunday and dont need to listen to his BS i’m soo more born again than you
though i was bummed to see his old crew got picked up to do the show without him so we still get to listen to that group of morons
glad to see how loyal these radio personalities are.
Jeff and jer were funny at times but damn sappy and could they use the notebook or beaches soundtrack more while whining about some lame problem or personal dilemma
DCS was freaking painful like listening to a bad 70′s clown variety show good riddance
Podcasts are really the way of the future when you can choose and listen to talk that is relevant to subjects that you enjoy and are interested in. If you really want the latest fart joke du jour you can download it and listen to that personally i enjoy music when i turn on the radio and turn to my mp3 player when i want to listen to talk

BTW i still don’t like clear channel because their billboard top 40 only playlists are overly repetitious

January 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm
(31) Tom says:

Well actually the DSC are a bunch of predjudice pricks, BUT! they are the best ones on the air. The have Ruth66 to try and not make them so homophobic but Dave, Boyer and Chainsaw still are…. Ruth and Shelly seem to be Ok with most stuff, some of the time. They should really call it the “dave show” becuase that’s what it is, Dave blabbing for 5 hours a day and everyhthing that pisses him off. If you live in a Trailer Park or are in the military then YES you will miss the show not coming in on your AM (whoops!) I mean FM radio anymore.

I don’t like the DSC all that much, BUT, it’s the best thing on in the mornings and if you have HD2 101.5 played it 7/24 on that station and you could hear it anytime.

Yes the DSC will be missed even by people like me (and I am sure there are a lot of them) who didn’t really even like them all that much but found some good in them and wanted them to keep going.


January 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm
(32) crap says:

This guy who started this topic is a idiot. I alwayed listened to the radio In the morning. He didn’t like DSC because he lacked a sense of humor. Well, time to preset a new channel on my radio.

January 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm
(33) Jeff says:

Clear channel,YOU SUCK! The DSC was the best and will be back somewhere.

January 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm
(34) john says:

DSC rules. CAn’t wait for them to get a new home.

Clear Channel? Idiots. I just installed an HD radio just so I could hgear DSC anytime. It was fun while it lasted. Bring them back—if they will come back.

January 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm
(35) dsc listener for life says:

Clear Channel sucks.
Can’t wait to tune into DCS when they find a new station or Sirius. Good-Bye KGB

January 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm
(36) buzz says:

were you critics to stupid to CHANGE CHANNELS?

January 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm
(37) samihammy says:

ALWAYS listened to DSC, no matter what station they’ve been on over the past 20 years. There will be no reason to even check KGB…the music format is beyond stale.

Clear Channel is obviously, as DSC liked to say, into world domination. Lose your listeners, lose your advertising…might as well go ahead and shut down the station. You really don’t need to wait for the ratings to figure that out, do you? Whoever made that decision will be costing the company, has cheated the city and the fans, and most likely will be looking for a new job of their own soon. The few stations in San Diego that are NOT Clear Channel deserve our listenership and advertisers need to know that!

I’ll be following DSC to their new home…even if it’s via the internet!

January 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm
(38) SuzeQ says:

Don’t forget to not only boycott Clear Channel stations but also boycott their sponsors and/or call their sponsors to inform them why you’re not using them. Get them where it hurts…their pocket book. That seems to be the only thing that matters to them. I hope to hear DSC again somewhere soon.

January 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm
(39) Brian says:

Inigo, you are trully a tool and have no clue what people in SD like. I get why Clear Channel did and why but to say people won’t notice is trully ignorant!

January 6, 2010 at 6:35 pm
(40) Mike says:

There is truly no reason to listen to 101.5 now. This was the only thing that kept me sane on the commute in the morning. It is incredable just how short- sighted Clear Channel is. What’s that? Oh yea, the sound of stupidity running rampant!

January 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(41) Mike says:

Local radio? That still exists? I never listen to bush league stuff anymore, not since satellite radio.

January 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm
(42) sweetmotherof2 says:

Wow, my husband got me into listening to DSC and it is seriously SAD that they are gone. Clear Channel is definitely out of tune with what San Diego wants, how Lame. No one else compares, my next choice would have been the Mikey show but they managed to ruin THAT too. You suck Clear Channel.

January 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm
(43) PJ says:

I will truly miss their show and have frantically been searching other stations to see if they were picked up, but I guess CC owns them all. I, too, will be awaiting their return. Keep the faith.

January 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm
(44) JennyLu says:

I too feel like I am mourning the loss of family members! I have listened since the Dawn Patrol and now WHAT?? You have to be dead or have NO sense of humor to not have laughed/asnr (acute spontaneous nasal reflux) while listening to DSC. I listened in the mornings on my way to work and at work I listened to PodCasts of the show just so I could pause it when needed. They’ve ALWAYS made me laugh, and cry. COME BACK!!

January 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm
(45) DSC Fan says:

Wow. Imagine MY surprise when, on Monday Morning, there was NO MORE DSC! What a way to start a Monday. Clear Channel Sucks. They lost the ONLY reason why I even listen to ANY station they have on the Air! I listened to them in the morning, or, at night when I missed them earlier. I listened during the day to the music as well. Inigo, I DON’T and WON’T own an Ipod and my CD player in my car has a 6 disc changer that PLAYS MP3 format, but I chose to listen to DSC.

The Community compassion that DSC had in San Diego affected people across the Country and the World! My Very good Friend listened to them in Japan, Iraq and Afganistan. I respect DSC for all of the community work they did, fund raising, donations, etc.

DSC, you will be SORELY missed in San Diego and WHEN you return to the radio, please let all of your fans know!!!

F-U Clear Channel! You lost a Valuable Asset!

January 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm
(46) SDPADRES says:

DSC was awesome and KGB will regret letting them go !! I have listened to them for the whole 20 years and never has a day gone by where I didn’t hear them even replays.. KGB is making a huge mistake..

January 6, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(47) MrDaMan says:

With the economy tanking the way it has I’m not surprised that even the BIG corporate entities have to trim costs. I was a fan of DSC but it was getting old, I don’t mind the change.

However I would have preferred that DSC would’ve been given a chance to say goodbye. They are old friends and the community has been through a lot with them… their lives and ours. I think it disgraceful that they just up and disappear. Who’s fault? I don’t know hard nose negotiating by Dave or empathy-less corporate decision… Either way this sucks as a goodbye.

I only hope the new radio management will have the courage to try something new, hit and miss until they find something that works. Rather than bore us with some old timers idea of what radio should be. It’s a new media world and radio will need to change with it.

I can’t help but wonder what it will be….
Please don’t bore us …… please.

January 7, 2010 at 12:17 am
(48) bla bla bla says:

I do have an Ipod but I have put off installing a device in my car that will sync it, exclusively because I enjoyed the DSC Show too much to do so. I had a new NEO ipod adapter installed in my car today…..I heart felt thanks goes out to Clear Chanel.

January 7, 2010 at 12:23 am
(49) Jorge says:

I used to listen the KGB just to listen DSC and that’s it, because if I want to listen good classic rock I listen Slacker or XM. Since 2004 I have been listening XM and now Slacker, so if the DSC is gone than KGB doesn’t exist for me no more!
Let’s boycot KGB!

January 7, 2010 at 12:37 am
(50) Phredd the Jarhead says:

Not missed? Are you nutz? We listened to them online all the time while stationed over in OIF, gave us a sense of being home and made us all laugh and made our deployed time a little easier. They were got me through my morning commute every day. I will find something else to listen to in the morning. I guess this shows how little Clear Channel carees about our military. Goodbye KGB.

January 7, 2010 at 1:41 am
(51) Former DSCer says:

I was once a very big fan of DSC. I remember when they used to play music (Rock and Roll) in between the chatter. I also remember the subtle change to “all talk” format and found myself wondering why I was no longer hearing music on my morning commute. The only reason I continued to listen was due to Chainsaw. I think he’s one of the funniest guys on radio. Dave is intelligent but with so many “glommers” aka Boyer; the joy in listening just went away. What a self-important putz. I hope they come back on the air but they need to lose a couple folks; specifically Boyer and Ruth. Ruthie sounds like a nice person but I got turned off with all of the stories of her addictions and prostitution. Hardly things I want to start my day listening to.

January 7, 2010 at 2:00 am
(52) A past listener says:

I will also echo with many MANY people in San Diego. I grew up listening to the DSC and have enjoyed, laughed my lungs into hacking and even cried a few times. The only reason I listened to 101.5 was for them and now there’s no point for me to listen anymore. Clear Chanel, you killed that whole station for a lot of people.

Unlike the very grim wording at the end of this article, I now play my iPod when I drive to and from work. I wish everyone on the DSC the best and thank you so much for the good times. You made my days better and my drive home after a long day always more positive.

January 7, 2010 at 2:04 am
(53) A past listener says:

And to the gentleman who wrote the article, do you even live in San Diego? They were the most popular morning show on the radio for 20 or so years and they dissapeared without a word. Of course we are going to notice.

You should take more care and respect when using your words as they involve others who will think differently than you do.

January 7, 2010 at 9:15 am
(54) M. Loessel says:

The DSC Morning Show made my short drive to work very bright. I believe they will reappear and when they do I’ll be there. I’m not interested in just listening to music in the morning. As other posters have said, Clear Channel made a HUGE mistake in taking the show off the air. Their inability to reach a favorable contract tells me they already had their minds made.
Dave always did his homework and gave the morning show substance. He was the Leader of the Pack and did a great job. I’m now switching to the AM side and hope the DSC Show resurrects on another station in San Diego. Yes there were some elements of their show I didn’t like or thought were overly used but their mix of bits and current affairs and lame jokes made for an enjoyable morning ride. The only issue I had was their take on anything religious. I’m confident the DSC Show will rise again.

January 7, 2010 at 11:34 am
(55) Rose Bridgett says:

DSC in the morning made my drive to work bearable! I noticed first thing Monday a.m. they were off the air. Guess I’ll have to renew my satellite radio!

January 7, 2010 at 11:43 am
(56) Yet another DSC fan says:

Inigo Figuracion could not be more wrong. A hell of a lot of people noticed including me. I’m still hoping Clear Channel wakes up and brings them back. KGB can’t be profitable as is because everyone I know listened because of the DSC. I’m gone to.

January 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm
(57) Chris says:

Come to http://www.dscfans.com and join the rest of the fans searching for news on the crew. They do read the forums, and some members even post there.

January 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm
(58) Stacy says:

Let’s see… Everyone has an iPod, so to compete, let’s take off the talk radio and just play more music. Smart move. I have an iPod in my car with over 1,000 songs. The only reason I listened to radio was for the funny talk in the morning. I can get music on my iPod. The DSC will turn up somewhere, otherwise they would not have turned down Clear Channel’s contract. Corporate radio, like so many other businesses, just does not want to pay people when they can automate the whole thing. The problem is, this will make their radio stations devoid of all personality. So, why not listen to your iPod and get the music you really want commercial free?

January 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm
(59) Mike says:

Clear Channel has clearly lost there penny pinching minds. DSC has never been or will ever be just a morning talk show that was played twice a day. They were family and they invited all of their listeners to be a part of that family. I have been with them since the early days of the Dawn Patrol. We have gone to all but 3 SkyShows, attended the Million Man Loaf and so many other things that they put on. All of which generated some form of revenue for the City of San Diego (well maybe not the Loaf). I did not always like what their bits were about but more times than not I spent my mornings laughing my butt off with the guys in the cube next to me wondering if I was going to explode or not.
DSC was so much more, they proudly thanked our military members and their families for their service and their sacrifice. I can’t tell you how many times I sat at my desk crying at the outpouring of love and support that came from their listeners after DSC got the ball rolling. They would help them find jobs, cars and services. They would pay for trips for families to spend time together if their child was graduating from bootcamp on the east coast or getting ready to deploy to Iraq. All of these people they helped just because they actually cared more about their community and less about the money. Way to go Clear Channel. You have my vote for bonehead play of the year!!!!
So now I am done with regular radio and will be full time Sirius or ipod or even CD. I hope that DSC resurfaces on Satillite, I will gladly follow them there. Thanks DSC!!!! I LOVE YOUR SHOW!!!!

January 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm
(60) Onion says:

The show was a big part of San Diego. You may not the show or the format, Inigo, but your “will anyone notice” crack was a poor choice.

January 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm
(61) robert urban says:

I found the DSC morning program fun to listen too and a nice alternative from right-wing political babble that dominates A.m. radio. In my opinion ,Clearwater Radio is just a huge faceless corporate giant that has the legal license to broadcast airwaves to a very predicable playlist….That’s what I like about the DSC …Each morning you can count of Dave ,Shelly and Chainsaw to give you their best comedy and quirkey brand of stick . They will be miss ….As for the suits at Clearwater …tell your programmers at Kgb to mix the music …It’s all you got.

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January 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm
(62) JNorwood says:

From what information I have the “lucrative” contract was a low-ball from Clear Channel in the 33% range. While this may be “lucrative” to some, do the same things for 20 years and see how much you want to keep doing it. If the money wasn’t as good as they had been getting, I think they would have packet it in a long time ago. I’ll bet they cut the DSC’s salary before they cut any executive pay. It was business move, sure, but not the smartest I’d say.

I have listened to the DSC since they started in San Diego and will admit they are an “acquired taste”. I can see how a new listener just tuning in might not find them funny as the long-time listeners as there are so many inside jokes and years and years of evolution involved in their personas and comedy. You walk into you local Moose club with the regular patrons and start cracking jokes and see how well YOU do!

I think DSC had a good run and if they stopped now, they have nothing to be ashamed of. To be honest, I didn’t like many of the bits recently as sometimes they get stale and Lash Wednesday is just full of braggers and liars now. DSC were at their best when they were ad-libbing and just shooting the breeze talking about…stuff. I’ve never had a radio show make me laugh so much even though I had to listen to other shows over the years at times due to radio reception in different places I’ve worked.

I do think that doing it so abruptly and under-the-table like CC did during the holidays was messed-up. The fans should have been given the chance to say their good-bye’s and give the DSC the send-off they deserved.

For every person that hated DSC, I’m sure there were two others that liked it and another one that loved it. Their listeners were a devoted family that would listen to the replays if they could do so at work in the mornings, on line, or from overseas. 20 years. You are going to touch more than a few people, and the DSC did a lot of things for the community and have been part of it too long to be dismissed like some of these other yuckster-dj’s that come and go.

But, the DSC will live on. We all do the puppets (when I get technical with my kids, the Boyer puppet comes out) and will reference the same jokes and one-liners from the show for years to come.

I think Clear Channel either realizes that radio is dying or they are oblivious to it. If they realize it, I think they are just trying to fatten-up on their dwindling income by jettisoning the higher-paid talent while they can. What makes radio better than our iPod’s is the Dj’s and shows…the GOOD ones. Now, I know personally I have NO reason to tune to KGB.

So, DSC, I will miss you. Whether I am in the majority or in the minority, I don’t care. You were my guilty pleasure of choice for many years, many laughs, a few tears, and many,many good times….

…..good times.

I’ll see you at the first DSCon!

January 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm
(63) Greg says:

Having been a loyal listener since I moved here in 2002, this is the best radio show I have ever heard surpassing those in all 6 cities in which I have lived– including Howard Stern. Clear Channel made a huge mistake!!!

January 7, 2010 at 8:03 pm
(64) Charles says:

I will definitely miss the DSC. I was disappointed when I didn’t hear them on Monday and I keep trying to find updates to see where they may have moved to. I used to listen to the DSC every morning on my hour long commute. Now that there is no DSC I’m suddenly listening to CDs. I’m certain that CC will find their listnership will go down.

January 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm
(65) andy says:

I’ve listened to DSC for the last 10 years. Jeff and Jer wasn’t my station, but I had a ton of respect for what they did for San Diego. I was sad to hear they were gone because so many people loved them. But what is with all the haters? If you didn’t like the DSC, change the channel! When they got silly, I would change for a while but always came back. Dave is so quick witted, a true talent, and God bless Boyer, to be so R-F’d so often and just take it. Dave was kind enough to share personal and private moments with us all. We heard his mom and dad on air, and heard his kids grow up on the show. Dave is a smart guy, he will always rise to the top. If the show goes to satellite, I will sign up. As for the guy who wrote this article, look at all the comments. 99% want the DSC back. The rest are haters. If you listen to your i-pods, why would you care who’s on the radio? WHEN, not if, the DSC comes back, they’ll be back on top.

January 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm
(66) Lynn says:

I’m in morning, I’ve lost my very dear friends that kept me entertained in the morning for the last 20 years. Truley a great loss to the San Diego community for they did so much.

Love your show!!!!!

January 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm
(67) Karla says:

I’m so shocked that “Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw” morning show is gone, I listened to them since 1996, yes… sometimes it was very annoying to hear Shelly with that stupid laugh for any reason really… but the rest of the show was good enough to keep me as them as my #1 radio show for so many years. I don’t have ipods or any of those devices, I was entertained with their show… so now, I guess there is NO reason at all to have the station pre-set on the memory as I have no intention to listen anymore… Several friends of mine and I are trully sorry to see them gone (specially without warning).

January 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm
(68) niner9 says:

I even miss Boyer…DSC, I luv your show.

January 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm
(69) Phil in SD says:

We noticed…and changed channels.

January 8, 2010 at 12:26 am
(70) Mike says:

Very sad to see them off the air. I no longer have a good reason to listen to Clear Channel!

January 8, 2010 at 1:45 am
(71) elena falcon says:

WHAT! No one will notice—your barometer is all OFF! How about let’s cancel your blog Ignacio…Now there is something no one will notice! DSC was a GREAT show–I am in mourning! SOB!

January 8, 2010 at 3:02 am
(72) Jason G says:

There is nothing better in the mornings than to start your day with the home town radio talk show. I have started many a day with DSC, and my early morning laughs put me in a great mood for the day. DSC. are a San Diego tradition and are synonomys with 101.5 KGB. Clear Channel is missing the boat on this one. What ever station finally gets DSC will increase its listner share by a high % I am sure of that.

January 8, 2010 at 3:12 am
(73) Jason G says:

Clear Channel sucks!! DSC rocks!!!!!!

January 8, 2010 at 3:27 am
(74) Jason G says:

Go out and buy a sence of humor. DSC are the most honest radio personalities I have ever heard. They dont have to force a laugh. They have great sences of humor and are genuine when they laugh because things are funny. they have an uncanny knack for finding humor in every day life. They also give to those in need wjth thier 12 days of Christmas. They are decent people with humility when the situation calls for humility and words and deeds to help others.

January 8, 2010 at 9:48 am
(75) ClearChannelHater says:

This is a sad day for Radio. I found this forum in an attempt to see if the DSC had made another deal. I had not heard of Inigo before today. When this page disappears it will not be missed. DSC will be remembered for years even if they do not reappear.

January 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm
(76) Joe says:

What a loss for San Diego. I’ve listened to The Dawn Patrol and then DSC since I moved to San Diego in 92. Howard Stern, Bob and Tom, and other syndicated shows could not compete with DSC for humor and originality, in my opinion. Maybe that’s why so many other shows try and steal their bits. I travel extensively and have never found a local morning show that made me laugh as much as DSC. San Diegans have truely lost a community icon and treasue. Maybe KGB will expand to a 30 song playlist to fill the four extra hours…can’t wait to hear Pink Floyds “The Wall” 15 times a day now.

January 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm
(77) Harmony says:

You know, I have an Ipod and multi disk CD player in my car yet I still tuned in almost every morning to the radio just to hear Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw. I even listened through most of the commercials so I wouldn’t miss any of the show. Radio is no longer the way to find out about new musical artists or albums. If KGB was about music anyway they wouldn’t play the same 10 classic rock songs every 2 hours. Without the DSC, I am now exclusively a downloaded or CD listener in my car. ClearChannel advertisers will be sad to be missing my money.

January 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm
(78) Ed says:

I think Clear channel screwed themselves and those of us who enjoyed a good laugh in the morning. I for one will do my best to avoid listening to any Clear channel stations. The DSC was an integral part of this community and their charity and respect for our military will be sorely missed. Good luck DSC. I will be looking for you.

January 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm
(79) Cindy says:

You couldn’t be more wrong. WE do listen to the radio and WE did notice they were gone. You might want to get more in touch w/the community from which you write for.

January 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm
(80) Taz Taylor says:

Wow…pretty hard to fathom why Clear Channel couldn’t see that the DSC were the only reason people were listening to their station !

What else do they play….the same 40 songs over and over ? Even bands that they consider to be KGB “Core Artists” such as Aerosmith, AC-DC, Deep Purple etc etc, KGB only plays their songs from 30 years ago ! These bands are still making great albums and touring hard, yet KGB for the most part ignores their material from the last 30 years and keeps playing 1979 over and over again…what kind of a plan for success is that ?

DSC were the only reason KGB was still on the air. If they simply remove that element from their programming and change nothing else, they will be gone before the end of the year.

January 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm
(81) Kim says:

It’s like a losing a best friend. I moved to San Diego in 1990 and they have been there through marriage, babies, divorce, re-marriage, illness, graduations, promotions, job loss. Many, many happy and sad times. They were my friends on the commute to work. All of them going through the same walk of life and putting aside the complications to make us smile and to make themselves smile. I’ll miss them and hope this is a short end.

January 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm
(82) Big Sam says:

I listened to Dsc for almost 20 years. Thanks to the internet I continued to listen after moving to Las Vegas 2 yrs ago. As a Black man believe me KGB offered nothing in the way of music to intrest me. DSC and their humor proved that laughter is the one thing that races could enjoy.

January 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm
(83) JOHN says:


January 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(84) Loyal DSC Listener says:

This has been a really long week. I’m a San Diego native and have listened to DSC as long as they’ve been on the air. The abrupt, underhanded way Clear Channel gave the San Diego community the news about then end of the DSC is an indication of how they dealt with the DSC in their negotiations.

Dave, Shelly, Chainsaw and crew — we LOVE your show! Know that there are MANY fans out there who are mourning the loss of your presence in their lives every day and hoping that you will return soon.

I gotta’ go…

…I’m already gone!

January 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm
(85) steve says:

I will no longer listen to any Clear Channel radio and everyone else should do the same

January 8, 2010 at 11:53 pm
(86) JG says:

DSC is the only reason that I’d even bother listening to 101.5. It’s a shame that they are gone…hopefully someone will pick them up.

January 9, 2010 at 12:22 am
(87) buckeye says:

i can only guess that “sue ann”(#3jan 5) must be a clear channel suit… explaining to us meatheads why they had to axe the dsc…for our own good..so that we may expand our cultural horizons… what a waste of words “sue”. i predict the kgb will no longer b.. who wants to listen to that stale old music? i hope to learn where the dsc, boyer, and ruth end up so that i may soon listen to them in the morning and not my boring alarm…

January 9, 2010 at 1:26 am
(88) longtimelistener says:

We miss DSC!!!
We all noticed they’re gone…I also noticed I don’t have any more reason to listen to KGB!!
Love yer show DSC! Clear Channel sucks!!!

January 9, 2010 at 2:05 am
(89) KEVIN says:


January 9, 2010 at 3:35 am
(90) Nick Boyd says:

I’m pissed. I loved the DSC Show. Mikey show was a distant second, but he’s off now. I can only imagine that the other members of the former Mikey show are taking the scraps. Pretty much scabs. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, but I’m done with Clear Channel. I hope those pussies (DSC) get picked up by another station quickly (Bromo and Ruthie included). They are an SD institution, and I hope that Clear Channel takes a noticeable financial hit by F-ing me and DSC over. Damn the man.

January 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm
(91) stevieb says:

It’s been a week and we’ve all survived. It’s like having a friend move…you think things will never be the same, and maybe they won’t be, but you cherish the memories and move on.

Have to say I don’t listen to morning KGB anymore; sticking more to Bill Handel on 640 or The Show on 105.3.

I worked for a company and when my contract was up for renewal they asked I take a 25% cut, which I reluctantly agreed to. They then said it wasn’t enough, and found someone to do the work for 40% less. Maybe, given the opportunity, I would have opted for that, though there wouldn’t be much profit in it at that point.

All the best, DSC. Hope you saved the big doh!

January 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm
(92) sophie says:

One less station to listen to now I suppose. DSC made the ads bearable. Now there’s no reason for me to put up with that station…will use my ‘modern’ devices from now on. Nothing special about the radio anymore. If D.J.’s are obsolete, then so’s the radio.

January 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm
(93) Chuck Wrightson says:

Thank God. Not only were Dave’s “bit’s” tired, but stupid, and FREQUENTLY

January 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm
(94) Chuck Wrightson says:

and again…
the bit’s were frequently over the line. I could not listen with kids in the car. But then it just got old. The really good news is that Shelly doesn’t have a popular platform to spout her extreme views any more. It never failed – if the NY Times said it was so, Shelly repeated it as if it came down from the mount. So ideologically driven. So pathetic. Time for a shake-up anyway. So, it is good news after all San Diego.

January 10, 2010 at 12:41 am
(95) julie says:

The DSC was the only reason to listen to KGB. Clear channel screws up again. My mornings will not be the same. DSC made me laugh and thats worth alot.
Thanks Dave, Shelly, Chainsaw and Ruth 66. I hope we hear you somewhere else real soon.

January 11, 2010 at 9:49 am
(96) chris smith says:

The DS&C USED to be a good show. Its not anymore and hasn’t been for a long time. Dave is a boring narcissist and the rest of the team evolved into insipid suck ups.

January 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm
(97) steamboat says:

I have listened to KGB since the early 70′s and it was always a sort of “home town” radio station that did much to promote San Diego and it’s interests. How many of you remember the “Homegrown” albums, done yearly as a fund-raiser and showcasing local talent? But sadly as with most all “Mom and Pop” businesses, they have been swallowed up by greedy monopolies such as Clear Channel.

I have listened to DSC for about 15 years and have read all of these posted comments with much interest. Whether you loved them or hated them, most agree that they will be truly missed and there is NO doubt that they contributed much to San Diego and San Diegans! They gave of their own time and raised a lot of money to help those less fortunate, and I am glad to read here that others noticed and appreciated their support of the military!

I noticed their departure immediately as did most of you here. I did not always like the content of the show, and did occasionally find some of their routines “stale,” as has been mentioned here…..BUT I applaud and support them as they have ALWAYS supported us and San Diego in general. like many of you, I no longer have any need to listen to ANY Clear Channel station. Not just in support of DSC, but to show that we as consumers can make a statement about how we feel when the almighty dollar becomes more important that what we (the people who pay their salaries,) want. Very simple….do NOT support Clear Channel or their sponsors.

January 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm
(98) Julie says:

Greedy Clear Channel stinks! I LOVED the DSC show. For 8 years, I listened to the DSC on my commute from Oceanside to Newport Beach. Hopefully, something better and brigher than Clear Channel will take on their show. Who’d want to work for such a lousy company anyway!? Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw deserve better!!

January 12, 2010 at 1:47 am
(99) Long time listener says:

DSC, you must get on the Internet and have a real time feed. It is only a matter of time that everything will be going to the Internet. Take your sponsors with you. Leave behind GKB or KBG or what was that station again? All i remember is DSC.

January 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm
(100) aussie dog says:

Over the past few years I’ve advertised [co-op and
corporate] on the DSC morning show and we were very satisfied with the results. They went above and beyond what was expected for our product line. However the main reason for advertising with them was because we enjoyed the show. At this time, we at aussie dogs have decided to pull all ad dollars out of clear channel.

January 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm
(101) 'Tricia says:

what r U crazy? ther’s a difference btw. genius and “just a eadio show” GENIUS WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL!

January 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm
(102) Stephen says:

Good riddence! Over time they became very lame and stuffy! Will not miss Shelly with her “better then you” attitude and her pissy democratic views! Greed will get you nowhere! You were not as important as you think you were! so long ……lame asses

January 15, 2010 at 2:32 am
(103) Cindy says:

I completely agree …they USED to be funny. I’ve never laughed so hard as when Lash Wednesday first started. But now the idiotic things they do just make me feel bad for the people who still think they’re funny. I like hearing music in the morning …not potty humor. And then having it on AGAIN at night. I’d taken KGB off my radio but now I’ll definitely listen again.

January 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm
(104) El Jimbo says:

I miss DSC. They were the last – and really only great morning Radio Show in San Diego. I have removed KGB from my radio dial in my car and refuse to listen to them again until DSC returns. If they show up somewhere else, I will follow. I love that show and have been listening to them since day 1. They’re like family and we want them back.

January 16, 2010 at 2:31 am
(105) Cindy says:

The biggest mistake ever. How could Clear Channel get rid of the best thing going in the morning. What a void. I hope another channel picks them up immediately. The only reason I listened to KGB was because of the DSC, I won’t tune in anymore. Big mistake…

January 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm
(106) Jill says:

DSC was the BEST morning show! Knowing I had a long day ahead of me, they were a fun way to kick start my day. SHAME ON YOU CLEAR CHANNEL! I haven’t listened to 101.5 since and doubt I ever will again. In fact, I removed it from my programed channels.

January 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm
(107) Ryan says:

Chainsaw was the only one I liked and thought was funny. All others on the show I thought were to full of them self’s especially Shelly. She thought she was high society. It sucks to see the sports cast gone, but I haven’t missed any of the other retards… I’ve listened to the KGB morning show since the old Burger and Prescott days. I made it through that and I know I can make it through this…
Chainsaw, you will be missed…

January 18, 2010 at 10:37 pm
(108) Eva says:

Too bad these guys are gone. they “all” were funny and it took your mind off the traffic and all the speeders cutting you off just to get one car ahead of you. They always made me laugh and I will sorely miss them. Who wants to listen to that guy on talk radio who complains about everything under the sun. Nobody wants to listen to this day after day. We need a little humor to lower the blood pressure. Laughter is good for you. You made a big mistake letting these guys go.

January 19, 2010 at 1:58 am
(109) nwprtbud says:

DSC was the ONLY reason I listened to 101.5! Now all KGB has is their collection of Freedom Rock cds to play OVER AND FREAKIN OVER! I swear KGB only has 20 or so moldy oldies they play in HEAVY rotation! Get a clue Clear Channel!!

January 19, 2010 at 9:06 am
(110) Costello Eddy says:

I guess DSC will be the first ones to arrive at this year’s Million Man Loaf!!

January 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm
(111) T.Walt says:

“DSC, repetition is the routine. So, I’ve never been a big fan of these morning shows – the forced laughter, stale and overused skits, and lame caller bits”

Lets see, I’ve never heard of Inigo Figuracion until you wrote about DSC. Last month you had a grand total of five comments on your blogs. This topic garnered 110 so far.

I live in Orange County and listen to the DSC show whenever I can. Their fan base is far more reaching than KGB gave tham credit for. They will turn up somewhere.

January 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm
(112) andrew williams says:


January 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm
(113) Joseph Adams says:


I just found out about this today. I transferred to Cape Cod with the USCG back in June. I’ve listened to DSC for the 10 years I was stationed in San Diego. They are icons and have done more for that city than anyone can count. I’m talking hundreds of thounsands!! How can a Fat conglomerate company like Clear Channel drop such a successful show? If the ratings have’nt dropped significantly allready, I’ll eat my hat!

January 20, 2010 at 12:21 am
(114) Badangel says:

I’m sorry they are no longer with us. I really enjoyed the drive to work listening to DSC and I hav an itouch and CD. I found them quite funny most times and they were a needing hand for those who had gotten help from them. If they were so lame and stupid then why were you listening to them…..

January 20, 2010 at 11:15 am
(115) Ob says:

Ever since I got back from the Xmas holidays, I have been waiting to hear them back on the radio. Every day I switch to 101.5 and was wondering, “Why they are not on the air”? They were the only reason why I listened to 101.5. Let’s face it the music selection SUCKS!!!! and it’s not just 101.5. 105.3 also has it’s issues. It’s the same old songs. How many times can you hear Hendrix, ACDC or Led Zepplin. How about some testament, suicidal tendancies, Anthrax, Dream Theater once in a while, but not the same songs over and over again. Mix it up! Well, I guess I can remove 101.5 from my station.

January 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm
(116) emily peterson says:

I miss the DSC. People who talk about the things they did not like on the show need to realize that you can not please all of the people all of the time. I can honestly say that not everything was of interest to me …..but I loved their show and listened from the minute I got up until they went off the air at 10:00. DSC you will be missed and I really do hope that you can come back to a place where I can get it. I moved to Riverside so I had to listen to the sister station. Good luck and selfishly please let us know where we can listen.

January 20, 2010 at 11:37 pm
(117) gforce says:

We discovered the DSC about 10 years ago when we lived in San Diego. About 6 years ago we moved up to western Washington and still listened to DSC on the computer while getting ready for work in the morning. Not only was the DCS the best show in Lo-Cal, they also beat anything radio has to offer here.

KGB – really?……….I think you’re going to regret your decision.

January 22, 2010 at 12:39 am
(118) kerrykatz4 says:

I miss laughing on my way to work now…I’m now a Walrus listener because of this.

January 23, 2010 at 12:16 am
(119) el Za says:

No problem they will emerge in China just like everything else we get.

January 23, 2010 at 11:18 am
(120) Bill E. Bawb says:

FM radio as we know has crashed to the ground in San Diego. Corporate schlock has replaced DSC. Anyone know what those folks are doing now?

January 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm
(121) Kace says:

While I liked the show, I always had a hard time with their Conservatism, and right wing-ness. I find it Ironic, that the type of politics they supported all those years, ie, love big business, hate government, etc., that it was the very big business at Clear Channel, who can simply pipe in DJ’s from another market, that proved their undoing.

Of course, the ownership laws were changed under CLinton, but I heard Dave on many an occassionsaying that if a company is big enough to buy the market up, they should………

January 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm
(122) rene says:

where the f happen f cheapskates

January 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm
(123) TheNuts says:

I turn to KGB every morning to see if the DSC is back. Then, I check all other stations to see if they got another gig. Then, I just turn the radio off.

January 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm
(124) Dee says:

What about John Jay and Rich…. Pretty Funny!!!!

February 5, 2010 at 1:19 am
(125) Enrique says:

With this move you just lost 50% of your revenue and
95 % of all your listeners SMART VERY SMART. Im sure somebody else will get fired now ( like a station manager )
We fill find the DSC show some where else and thats where we all going to be listening and all the sponsors are going to go.

February 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm
(126) Gary (VONS Frozen food driver) says:

DSC was the BEST thing that ever happened to San Diego and KGB. You let them get away along with a vast amount of your listeners! I guess now, I no longer have ANY reason to listen to KGB! That will probably go over well with all of the station’s sponsors too. Good-Bye KGB!

February 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm
(127) James says:

I’m Sorry to say it was getting old And Dave’s ruin the show Shelly sat ass and had nothing really to say at the end or could not get a word in anyway with running his f—ing mouth. That very sad She has the best voice in radio hands down. You had put with Dave’s mouth 90% of the time he picked every one A really dick. Cookie was pushed back and we lost out with his wonderful skits god he was funny J Reed Stevens was my favorite I truly hope Shellvis & Chainnie do well with out on there own

February 10, 2010 at 6:35 am
(128) Salty Old Bastard says:

I work at night, so I am sleeping during their live show. I couldn’t wait until 7pm rolled around, then I got to hear the replay. Now…blahhhhhhhh radio just plain sucks.

*Insert lots of scarcasium here* Great Job Clear Channel, way to take money out of Your own pockets. How may you ask? Simple. Sponsors pay to have their commercials played on the radio. If no one is listening, then no one hears the commercials, and no one buys their goods or services. So Your not only hurting Your selfs BUT your sponsors. Did you happen to tell your sponsors that? No I dont think so.

And just an FYI…I wont be listening to any more Clear Channel Stations. Is THAT clear enough for you?

DSC, thanks for the laughs over the years. I still have the cassette tape, you guys made, when I served during Desert Storm.

February 11, 2010 at 9:51 pm
(129) roger says:

clear channel sucks the DSC was the only reason I listened to KTMQ in Temecula, now I halfway listen those boring boneheads Mark & Brian, but most of the time I use my Ipod
because DSC made me want to listen to the radio.not so much anymore WTF clear channel

February 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm
(130) yvonnebarb says:

Today I decided to see if maybe there was some new news on The DSC…No. loyal listners have not forgotten them. It’s like not getting your morning cup of coffee the day just doesn’t seem right without them.

February 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm
(131) S. Wilson says:

WELL NO MORE D. S. C. No More ME!!!! I lived in Houston Tx when STINKING CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS did the same thing to Stevens and Pruitt on 101 there!!! Clear channel can SHOVE IT!!!! THey are also ruinning XM and SIRRUS with the COMMERCIALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm
(132) Jodi says:

DSC made my morning commute from Escondido to Coronado go so fast. They kept it REAL and I will miss them. I don’t want music on my morning commute… I want clever, witty, edgy and yes, even downright touching commentary that DSC provided. I still love the KGB music in the afternoons…. but am disappointed and won’t be tuning in to KGB in the AMs.

February 24, 2010 at 11:15 am
(133) spanky says:

Satellite radio is just a small fraction of overall US listenership. iPods? As in “portable music”? Cassettes, CDs & FM radio have offered that for 30+ years. How many people do not have a CD player in their car?

No, people listen to shows like DSC because they want something OTHER than music. Hard to believe that some humans actually want to hear other human voices, huh? My CD/MP3 collection fills, literally, over 1TB of disc space. But none of it equals the creativity of folks like DSC.

I have not listened to 101.5 KGB since they dismissed DSC. And I won’t listen to them again untilk DSC are back.

February 25, 2010 at 11:35 am
(134) HarleyFD07 says:

Just think about this for a minute. Everything corperate is sinking!! The banks, Chase, The Dodgers, The Government. Clear Channel has bought up every radio station in the USA and we listen to anything and everything they want to sell us. Canceling the DSC show is only for money and I refuse to pay. I noticed the differance immeditally and the music sucks!! I live in Riverside, Ca., Listeninmg to 103.3 out of Temecula. I am tired of being told of what I must listen to based on revenue. Thank GOD I own an IPOD!

February 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm
(135) MzLinny says:

I’ve listened to DSC from the 90′s up to now and love them! They gave countless amounts of dollars, time and a voice to those unfortunate San Diegans, especially our military, helping them get through horrible times in their lives. People are correct in saying that local radio has died. Huge corporations are running EVERYTHING now, just look at the names on our various entertainment venues! What’s next, Viagra High School??? I am a San Diego native and miss the local stations a lot and hate all the commercials we have to block out. I even remember when FM started…no commercials, right?? What a concept. Clear Channel is just one more “money is all that matters” corporation that needs to leave San Diego to San Diegans! DSC I hope to hear you somewhere soon! It’s been a very long two months of driving to work without you, not to mention getting through my mornings at work!
KGB….never in my world again!!

February 27, 2010 at 11:29 am
(136) Jerry Nordstrom says:

I have listened to the DSC off and on for 15 years. Love Chainsaw, Boyer and Ruth66. Unfortunately what has happened here is fairly clear and has little to do with the quality of the product The DSC offered but the revenue it was able to generate.

Remember that saying “Video killed the Radio Star”. Well in reality it is the Internet that Killed the Radio star(s).
I can throw out all sorts of boring stats on the decline of radio, but suffice it to say that ad revenue for Radio started tanking in 2004, took a nose dive by 2007 and crashed and burned by the end of 2009. Just think about how your listening habits have changed in the past 5 years. Still looking for music on the dial? or do you have your iTouch plugged in?

As an online marketing professional for 15 years I can’t believe the poor choices made by clearchannel and perhaps DSC in evaluating and adapting to the new medium that is the Internet, for both broadcasting and advertising.
I don’t know the exact demo of The DSC, but from listening to them for so long its clear their shtick is being blissfully juvenile which should attract the 20 something crowd. Unfortunately, they’re on a station that is geared to the aging rocker, the 40-60 year old Led Zep listener. Worse this station did little in the way of getting their product online, outside of a website worthy of a low class porn site laden with ads and a confusing navigation. The new generation of DSC listeners are ready to breath life into their product, but they are NOT on the radio, they’re all online.

You know that other saying? When a door slams shut another one opens? It is very true in the case of the DSC. They have a fantastic product they only need to properly adapt to the Internet to share it with millions. Everyone on the team has a personal relationship with all of San Diego and they can easily extend this to the rest of the nation using Social Media, Video and Podcasting.

In Dec of 2009 there were over 10 billion searches on Google. Amazing right? There were over 13 Billion views of videos on YouTube alone. 85% of all US internet users spend at least 20 minutes on Facebook every day. Social sites like Facebook are popular because they connect a few activities everyone likes to participate in. Watching funny videos, listening to music, playing games and sharing each of these experiences and talking about them with their friends.

DSC’ers or you Dawn patrol throwbacks all know that this is exactly what made the DSC so popular. They connected with their audience, socialized with us on the radio, Oh my. We all felt like we knew them as a friend.. and well, we did.

So my humble advice to the DSC is; DO NOT return to the restrictions of a big business. Break free of radio, reject traditional revenue models, embrace the new conduit to your vast audience with renewed passion. With your talent and a proper online strategy you can grow the DSC into one of the best broadcasts in the nation.

March 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm
(137) Shannon says:

Moved to TENNESSEE and looked up KGB to get back to DSC in any way at all only to find they’re off the aaaairrrrrrr!!!! NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Clear Channel elevates LAME to a whole new level. DSC, I will follow you anywhere….

March 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm
(138) Donna S. says:

Clear Channel made a huge mistake by getting rid of the DSC Show. I’ve listened to them since almost the beginning. They were clever, funny, and sometimes just plain stupid … which was still funny!

And, don’t forget that they did lots of good for our local community (bless their hearts).

They were the only reason I listened to KGB.

For those of you who mock them or talk badly about them – who “made” you listen to them? All you needed to do was change the station to something closer to your liking.

DSC had … still has … a hug fan base. I only hope that someone will be smart enough to pick their show up … SOON. My mornings totally suck now! Hey! That could be the name of a new band!!!

March 13, 2010 at 3:33 am
(139) Tristan Malaer says:

I have lived and breathed DSC for the last 15 years. I feel as if I have lost my penis now that they are gone. Someone bring them back. They are sooooooooo benifical to all of us. I must hear them again. I must…..

March 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm
(140) Steelerfan says:

I live in Orange County and I have been listening to DSC for about 20 years, I followed them from KGB to 102, 105 and back to KGB. They are truely missed.

The one thing that stands out is that these are regular people with true to life stories… Yes they did bits and yes some of the bits got tiresome, but it was still fun to listen to. The interviews, the daily lives, the jokes and antics, we really do miss them.

One more thing that ClearChannel got wrong. Hell, first they buy up all of the top radio stations, then the downsized, now they are getting rid of their top talent… So, what you will with DSC, but the Mikey show and the Jeff and Jer show also had relavence and they mattered to people.

This BS about technology and iPods… hello, you can get radio shows to download to your iPod.

Seacrest, out!

March 19, 2010 at 8:08 pm
(141) mike says:

Actually, i find myself listening to KGB more, the idiot dave “will not” be missed by me. If i want to hear a know it all, i will listen to rush or some other moron. miss you….not.

March 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm
(142) Steve says:

Finally I can listen to music on kgb again. I could stand the infantile egomaniacs just long enough to reach up and change the channel.

April 12, 2010 at 10:39 am
(143) Vaughn says:

There was a time when I wouldn’t listen to the radip shows. But things do grow on you. I enjoyed getting into traffic everyday. You probably think I’m a crack head, but they were a life saver. When times were bad, They would put a smile on your face. I have gone through one of the roughest times of my life and DSC and many of KGB’s finest were there. I appreciate all of those great years. I wish them all the best. There most loyal fan, Super Genious

April 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm
(144) Myles says:

I’ve listen to the DEC Show all over the country! It never got old to bed the had to go off the air! They Rocked period! I always looked forward to a good morning weak up to them if I was in CA or in MI! I first heard them going to college in the O.C. never stopped listening they took over from once we lost our mighty MET up here! I got so many people to listen to them and turn of the M& B show out L.A.!

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