New CEO for San Diego operation


Founder John Lynch is out and veteran broker and broadcaster Larry Patrick has been brought in to manage Broadcasting Company of the Americas (BCA) as CEO.

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. So, Patrick will be overseeing a total of six stations in the San Diego market.

“The management change will not have an immediate impact on any BCA Radio station operations, including formats, content or on-air personalities,” said the announcement from BCA.

RBR-TVBR observation: We understand it was John Lynch’s equity backer, Thoma Bravo, which decided to make the change and brought in Larry Patrick. While he is indeed a broker, there’s no financial pressure to sell the properties so Larry will be focusing on operations for the foreseeable future.