Husband-and-wife disc jockey couple Rob and Jocelyn Taylor, both with more than 25 years of experience in the radio industry, had never worked at a station that played continuous Christmas holiday music. Until now. After 13 years of co-hosting mornings drive at KFGY 92.9-FM in Santa Rosa, Calif., the Taylors relocated to San Diego in February and joined KYXY to host “Mornings with Rob and Joss,” the weekday morning show from 5 to 9 a.m. For the 41st consecutive year, a week or so before Thanksgiving, San Diego’s KYXY 96.5-FM, switched its format from adult contemporary and a soundtrack of nonstop holiday tunes, which will end Dec. 25. “I’ve enjoyed the Christmas music more than I expected,” said Jocelyn. “The songs certainly have helped us get in the holiday mood.” Jocelyn, who goes by Joss on the air and first met Rob when he hired her KFGY in 2002. “It’s a brand-new format for us and we’ve been enjoying it, but, remember, it’s our first year,” said Rob, a native San Diegan. “Ask us again in a few years from now.” The Taylors, married this year on June 29 in Sonoma County, are San Diego’s second husband-and-wife radio DJ team. Mark and Kristi Jagger have worked together as on-air personalities since 1996 and were married in 1997. Since 2005, they have hosted “Jagger and Kristi in the Morning” on XHRM-FM Magic 92.5.
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Radio on-air personality Bob Buchmann, who spent seven years at KGB 101-FM in San Diego before his position was eliminated this past April, has landed at satellite radio network SiriusXM as director of music programming. He also will be heard on the network’s Classic Vinyl channel (Channel 26). Buchmann spent 20 years (1979-1999) at Long Island, N.Y. classic rock station WBAB 102.3-FM. As morning DJ and programming director, he helped transform the station into one of the market’s top rated. He then spent nine years at WAXQ 104.3-FM in New York before relocating to Southern California to stints at KLOS-FM in Los Angeles and KGB.
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L7Creative, a Carlsbad-based digital brand engagement agency, has announced it has been named a top B2B advertising and marketing company by Clutch, a Washington, D.C.-based B2B ratings and reviews platform. L7 said Clutch gave it a perfect score of 5/5. Clutch, with information on 27,000 agencies in more than 500 categories, helps businesses make decisions by providing information centered based on client feedback and available resources.
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San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Carolina Gusman has again begun writing the newspaper’s “Daily Difference” column. The annual holiday season column lists opportunities for the community to give back to San Diegans in need. To be included in the column, contact Carolina at firstname.lastname@example.org.