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Sports talk radio Mighty 1090 off the air, employees told to pack up

Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 18:21:20-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego sports radio station Mighty 1090 has stopped all remaining broadcasts Monday effectively ending the station's 74 years of service, a source told 10News.

The station had been streaming its shows on various digital platforms after they were abruptly pulled off air on April 11, but were "ordered to stop streaming" sometime around 2 p.m. Monday, according to 1090 show host Scott Kaplan.

"I'm literally sitting in my office and I hear Mike tell his child ... 'I've been instructed by the board to turn off the stream,'" Kaplan said on his personal twitter live stream.

The station's website posted a message to listeners:

"For the last two weeks, Mighty 1090 programming has only been available online and through our mobile app. We can’t thank you enough for bearing with us through this ordeal. Unfortunately, we have ceased operations. We are forever grateful for your passion, loyalty, and all your support over the years."

A source told 10News employees were encouraged to bring boxes to the station at 6160 Cornerstone East to pack up their belongings.

"We were just told that our parent company killed the stream, officially killing our radio station. Will have more information as it becomes available. Thank you all for your support," tweeted 1090 producer and reporter Marty Caswell.

Earlier this month, BCA President and broadcast manager Mike Glickenhaus said the station “temporarily lost its connection to Mexico” but was “working on getting this resolved.”

The station is operated by Broadcast Company of the Americas.

Mighty 1090 featured sports talk radio shows including “The Scott and BR Show” and “Ben and Woods Show”, co-hosted by 10News sports director Ben Higgins.

This really sucks.

— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) April 29, 2019