I really planned on sleeping in, but couldn't resist checking email while letting Pascha out to handle her business and I just thought I had to share this with you before I crawl back into bed: Michael Halloran is going back on the air at 91X. He'll be the new host of Loudspeaker after the spot was left vacant when Rowley accepted an amazing opportunity at Slacker. As you can read in the full press release below, Hal will also have a new program called "FTW", certainly a spin on "FTP" which he started at 94/9 years ago but is currently hosted by Tim Pyles from 7-8pm on Sundays. Pyles and Halloran will then go head to head on their respective local shows from 8-10pm. Having Hal back on the air is a smart move on all sides and certainly will be an outlet to pimp some visibility for that other thing that Mike's been working on that I'm not sure if we're talking about yet. Congrats to 91X and Halloran. Sundays just got a little bit more interesting.
Mike Halloran will return to the airwaves on San Diego alternative rock station 91X (XTRA-FM, 91.1) beginning this Sunday, October 2 as the permanent new host of “Loudspeaker,” San Diego’s longest running radio program dedicated to local music.
Loudspeaker will air 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday nights. Immediately following, Halloran will also air a new program from 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on Sunday called “FTW.” The free-form program will adopt a “no rules, no gimmicks” moniker, driven by the unpredictability and immeasurable music knowledge Halloran is known for.
“I am honored to take part in the ongoing resurgence of my first home and my first love in San Diego, 91X,” says Halloran. “Oddly enough, October 2 is two days before the 25th anniversary of my original start date of October 4, 1986. Seems like yesterday, not last century.”
“Simply put, Mike is the perfect host for Loudspeaker as well as our new musical brainchild “FTW.” New music, unreleased music, and tasty nuggets from the 91X archives,” says 91X Program Director Garrett Capone. “We are absolutely stoked to welcome Mike back to the 91X family and I assure you that San Diego radio on Sunday nights will never be the same!”