XTRA-FM 91X said it has raised more than $16,000 for the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) through its “Inspired By Music” concert series. SDCOE, 91X and Belly Up Entertainment launched a partnership last year that eventually led to a series of concerts held at the Music Box in downtown San Diego. For each event, 91X committed to donate $1 of every ticket sold to a grant program for public school teachers around the county. Since launching the fundraising effort, Green Flash Brewing Company joined and pledged to match the $1 commitment for shows in the concert series, plus events at their tasting room in Mira Mesa. Bands including Angels & Airwaves and Local Natives also pledged money to the grant fund. All told, 91X has raised $16,359, with three events still remaining in this year’s concert series. The funds will be split into grants for music technology, teacher professional development, innovation and field trips to musical events and museums. 91X said grants are expected to be dispersed early next year. The final three Inspired By Music concerts are scheduled for Oct. 14, Nov. 20 and Dec. 11. Tickets and information can be found at www.91x.com/inspired-by-music.
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Two San Diego advertising agencies, Mindgruve and Basic, have been named to Adweek’s top 100 Fastest Growing Agencies list. Agencies from around the globe were recognized by the trade publication for achieving exceptional revenue growth over the past three years. To be eligible, agencies provided three years of earned revenue from 2016 to 2018 and had to have at least $250,000 of revenue in 2016.Basic was listed #18 with a growth rate of 355 percent, and Mindgruve ranked #71 with growth of 98 percent. It was Adweek’s first time for a Fastest Growing list. The list is available online, www.adweek.com/agencies/presenting-the-adweek-100-fastest-growing-agencies/.
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Marcia Arcega-Dunn has been named a co-anchor for the 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts at KSWB-TV/Fox 5 San Diego. Arcega-Dunn is succeeding Jenn Karlman, who is no longer with the station. Arcega-Dunn, a broadcast journalist for nearly two decades, joined KSWB in 2014. Previously, she spent a year at KGTV-TV in San Diego after spending six years anchoring at the Fox affiliate in Seattle. She has worked internationally as a correspondent for CNN International, CTV Network in Canada, Global Canada, ABC, Fox News and other national and international news outlets.