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Radio Personality Chris Cantore Out at Mighty 1090

Former rock jock joined Mighty 1090's team in April

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    an Diego music-radio fans got some good news on Monday when longtime radio personality Chris Cantore got behind the mic at the Mighty 1090 AM sports talk station.

    “Wow, wow, wow,” said Cantore at the top of the show. “Dang … here we are, something else indeed, ladies and gentlemen,” the host added, referencing the strains of his Arcade Fire opener, “Wake Up.”
    The Broadcast Company of America announced the news on Monday afternoon, and from 6-9 p.m., Cantore was on the air, filling a slot that until recently was occupied by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
    “At this stage of my broadcasting career, nothing excites me more than making the jump to talk radio, and to have that opportunity at a beast of a station like the Mighty 1090,” Cantore said on the station’s web site,” Cantore said. “Well, I’m beyond grateful. The antithesis of a human sports encyclopedia, I’m just a fan of all San Diego sports and teams -- including action sports -- and hope to bring something different to the airwaves.”
    Cantore, who helped launch SoundDiego -- is seen an an unorthodox choice by many, having spent much of his career at the indie/alt-rock 91x (where he started 20 years ago this week, he said during Monday’s show), the now-defunct triple-A KPRI and FM 949, where he hosted the morning show with fellow rock-jock Steven Woods until the pair departed that station in January. 
    According to the Mighty1090.com, Cantore’s show will mix lifestyle entertainment – Cantore at one point helmed the UT’s Night and Day special section – and discussions covering surfing, skiing, boarding and other action sports. 

    Longtime San Diego radio personality Chris Cantore's stint at the Mighty 1090 station has come to a quick end.

    The DJ, whose career up until he joined the AM sports talk station largely focused on music radio, made the announcement on his Facebook page on Wednesday morning. 

    "Just so you hear it from the source, I am no longer at 1090," Cantore posted.

    The Broadcast Company of the Americas hired Cantore in early April to man the 6-9 p.m. show, filling a slot that had been occupied by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune until shortly prior.

    "At this stage of my broadcasting career, nothing excites me more than making the jump to talk radio, and to have that opportunity at a beast of a station like the Mighty 1090," Cantore said on a post on the station's website in April. "Well, I'm beyond grateful. The antithesis of a human sports encyclopedia, I'm just a fan of all San Diego sports and teams -- including action sports -- and hope to bring something different to the airwaves."

    Cantore, who helped launch SoundDiego nearly eight years ago, was seen as an unorthodox choice by many for the Mighty 1090 job, having spent much of his career at the indie/alt-rock 91x (where he started 20 years ago this week, he said in April), the now-defunct triple-A KPRI and FM 949 -- where he hosted the morning show with fellow rock-jock Steven Woods until the pair left that station in January.

    According to the Mighty1090.com, Cantore's show was to be a mix of lifestyle entertainment -- Cantore at one point helmed the UT's Night and Day special section -- and discussions covering surfing, skiing, boarding and other action sports. 

    Reached via email, Broadcast Company of the Americas vice-president Mike Shepard said the station had "no comment at this time."