SDCCU Holiday Bowl to Feature Return of the 101.5 KGB Sky Show
Two San Diego traditions join forces to create the ultimate game day lineup on December 28
San Diego Bowl Game Association and iHeart Media officials announced the partnership of the SDCCU Holiday Bowl and the 101.5 KGB Sky Show at Petco Park Wednesday, December 28, for an unforgettable evening in downtown San Diego. The SDCCU Holiday Bowl kicks off at 5:00 p.m. PST and will feature top teams from the Pac-12 and ACC. After the game, the KGB Sky Show celebrates the station’s 50th anniversary and Sky Show’s 45th anniversary by lighting up the San Diego skyline over Petco Park with its spectacular and legendary fireworks display.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are that the SDCCU Holiday Bowl is now the home of the KGB Sky Show,” said Mark Neville, CEO of the SDCCU Holiday Bowl. “Thanks to this partnership and our friends at iHeart, the fan experience at San Diego’s bowl game will be off the charts and the best in the country. Our fans are in for quite a night!”
First launched in 1976, the KGB Sky Show is an eye-popping and crowd-pleasing fireworks display synchronized to music and broadcast over the radio at 101.5 FM and streamed live through the iHeartRadio App. The 2022 version of Sky Show will be unlike any other, featuring innovative effects in its reimagined program.
“After Covid canceled the 101.5 KGB Sky Show the last few years, we knew we wanted to come back bigger and better than ever. Merging the country’s best bowl game with America’s finest city and NOW adding the 101.5 KGB Sky Show – this will be a bowl game experience like no other, ending the night with the largest fireworks show. We are thrilled to be partnering with the SDCCU Holiday Bowl.” Noreen Ippolito, Market President of iHeart Media San Diego, said.
Program Director of 101.5 KGB Shauna Moran added, “We are so excited for the return of the KGB Sky Show and our new partnership with The SDDCU Holiday Bowl. This merger, in addition to our beautiful new venue Petco Park, has made our creative juices flow! There will be new and exciting elements never seen before in a Sky Show! You don’t want to miss it!”
The Holiday Bowl will still feature the pregame and halftime pageantry fans have enjoyed and expected since the game’s inception in 1978; the addition of the KGB Sky Show takes the experience to a new level.
The non-profit 501(c)(3) San Diego Bowl Game Association aims to generate tourism, visibility, and economic impact for the San Diego region by producing the Holiday Bowl and other outstanding events and experiences for visitors and local fans of all ages. Since 1978, the association has generated more than $1 billion in economic benefit for the region.
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the San Diego market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social, and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 150 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia San Diego
iHeartMedia San Diego owns and operates KGB-AM, KGB-FM, KHTS-FM, KIOZ-FM, KLSD-AM, KMYI-FM, KOGO-AM, and KSSX-FM, and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 250 million people each month. It is number one in both broadcast and digital streaming radio as well as podcasting and audio ad tech and includes three business segments: The iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group; the iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group; and the Audio and Media Services Group. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.