John Lynch sues over San Diego ouster


Veteran broadcaster John Lynch isn’t taking his firing from Broadcasting Company of the Americas (BCA) lying down. He’s sued the company he founded and its major investors.

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Lynch filed a lawsuit in a California state court claiming that he and his daughter, who was also fired, were taken advantage of by the Viejas Tribe, the largest investor in BCA, and JMI, the investment company of San Diego Padres Chairman John Moores. The suit seeks unspecified financial compensation for Lynch and his daughter, Kara Guthrie.

San Diego-based BCA operates three radio stations which are licensed to border communities in Mexico, but serve the San Diego market in English. They are XEPRS-AM (1090 kHz), known as “XX Sports Radio,” the flagship station for the San Diego Padres; XEPE-AM (1700 kHz), known as “San Diego 1700,” a Talk station; and XHPRS-FM (105.7 MHz), “The Walrus,” an Oldies station. In addition, BCA LMAs the three former Finest City Broadcasting radio stations: XHRM-FM, “Magic 92.5,” Rhythmic Oldies; XHTZ-FM “Z-90,” Urban; and XETRA-FM “91X,” Rock. All six serve the San Diego market in English.