Hello, thank you.

I am Matthew Bates. Somewhere along the way, many years ago, my nom de guerre became Mat Diablo. Silly, I know. I am professionally interested in the creation, discovery and consumption of music and radio content. I am personally interested in classic motorcycles, anything snow-related, family, and churros.

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What happened to the 91-EX Morning Show?

hey- it's Mat. 

We are going to post something for you on Monday, but right now we are doing what any Three Best Friends would do after finding out they've been fired. Having some beers and trying to figure things out. Mostly having beers.

We are reading all of your emails, facebook posts, tweets, message board posts, plus all of the stuff that they aren't censoring on the 91X page.... and we are humbled. Alternately laughing and crying. We set out in 2008 to create a different kind of radio show, and a community that transcended the 4 1/2 hours a day that we talk nonsense on the radio, and it looks like it worked. For that, we are beyond grateful and touched.

What now? Well, in the short term I am going to take my daughter to the zoo today. Carlos and Sammi are holed up at Carlos' apartment watching Super Troopers and Tivoed episodes of Tim and Eric and laughing maniacally until they are in tears. We are all going to meet up at Karl Strauss' Beach to Brewery event today with the Surfrider Foundation, and we would love to see you there.

Give us a day or so to mellow out, sober up, and regroup with our families. After that, we will post an "official statement" of sorts.

For now, we are going to use this page as a means to communicate with you. 91ExMorningshow.com will be up soon to provide you with the content that you may be missing from your daily routine.

In the meantime, here's whhhaaaaaatttsss on the internet!

The interweb can't be censored. Here's what people are saying about us on twitter:


The community seems to be having fun on our facebook page. Join, please:


Some kind soul set up a "team coco" type facebook page here:

Team 91-EX

Fellow radio nerds are discussing here:


And of course, on twitter: @91ExMorningshow

You can reach us all individually here:



and Samantha.Skolmoski@Gmail.com

The amount of emails and VM's we have been receiving is really astonishing. Give us a sec to hit you back. We most assuredly will.

If you are still interested come Monday, we will have a new message up for you here. That includes info about one last big party featuring (of course) the finest Craft Beer that our fair city has to offer.


Love you, for reals.


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What more can I add that most of SD didn't?... The morning drive sux, I don't laugh and get myself in a great mood for my shitty job, somehow even the coffee doesn't taste the same! I'm not listening to shit on the 'X' anymore, unless the three amigos are back, but, the barrel isn't rolling the same either! Wherever you guys end up, i'll follow, except to your homes, cause that would be creepy. Miss you guys more than you know...and seriously... F that guy who decided to make this shitty decision! Bastard.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRash

Dude Sorry to see you go. I been listening to you for a bit now. all I can say is that you made my morning very pleasent on my way to drop off my kids to school. My 11 year old son was completely bummed to find out there is not show. My 5 year old is now asking wheres Matt Diablo? no Matt dialbo or carlos today. FYI my 5 year old learned all the lyrics for the song Handle Bars just listening to your show.

All of you will be missed.

Writing to you from Eastlake in Chula Vista.


May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRick

I had been listening to you guys since Mahoney was part of the show. I had been out of San Diego for awhile on work trips, and I when came back I was horrified that you were no longer on the air. I'm a huge fan and always will be. We should something next Thursday. Did I say Thursday I meant Friday. A sex party or something. You know what my grandma is coming in friday. Well we'll see.

Holla Back Marijuana.

May 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarc

I miss you guys! Im having total Mat-Carlos-Sammi withdrawls! Sentiments the same all the accross the board. Wish you guys the best!
91X will be sorry!

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter-bel

So i was on vacation when the show was dropped when i came back to work i listen for about 2 days before i figured something was up... im so sad honestly the only reason i ever listened to 91X was to hear you guys in the morning as soon as your show as over i changed stations... now what am i supposed to listen to on the way to work?? :( Love you guys

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

I had barely started to listen to u guys and I liked all three of you. It sucks with out you guys .. miss you much

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

What the hell happened? The 91x morning show was my companion every morning, taking the kids to school, on my commute to work - whatever I had going on, Mat, Carlos, & Sammi were with me. Then I get out of the hospital with my brand new baby and the next morning I turn on the radio to find just music! It sucks! I am so sorry that happened to all of you, and I hope you find a new forum, because my days aren't the same without you!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Hey guys

Sorry to hear you guys got trouble, But I hope you guys get back on the air soon!! I listen to you guys in tijuana and the only reason i wake up on time to go to work is so I can listen to Mat, Sammy and carlos. Wish you guys the best.


July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam Rubio

the only show i listened to. now im stuck with cd's in the car...cd's that have never made me laugh. i miss you guys. tried 94.9 morning show and it made me want to vomit on the dashboard. get another show, come back! make the radio worth listening to again! much support. 91x really fucked up.

July 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlora!

I'm 16 and Honestly have never heard anything more hilarious and entertaining then the morning show!
I got all my friends and family to listen to it and we are all deeply Pissed off with the cancellation!!

You guys were my one reason to keep listening to the station and now all my interest is gone.
Simply most amazing people I've ever heard.
you'll be missed!

with Love from Cara in Oceanside


July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

I'm sorry if you got fired from the radio station. It was nice to hear a familiar voice out here after I moved from Reno in fall of 2007. But really, you were nothing compared to Rob, Arnie and Dawn. I only flipped to 91x in the morning on my drive to work occasionally for the music alone until I could get to my desk and listen to Rob, Arnie and Dawn on line.

I do wish you the best and hope you find something, but I really think you were much better in the afternoons in Reno then the morings in San Diego.

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBri

I only listen to the radio because of you, now that the show is off the air i have my ipod all the time.

:( Miss u guys.

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I have been wondering for the longest time what happened to the morning show. It was the best, funniest and most original show out there. I honestly looked forward to it every morning, now there is nothing to look forward to on my drive to school. I am beyond bummed that it was canceled. It made me laugh out loud. Mat, Sammie and Carlos and depreston, I love you all, you are all amazing and hilarious and original and I'm dying without my morning show fix!!! Whatever corporate idiot let you guys go should be kicking themselves every damn day and hopefully realizes that it was the biggest mistake of their life. What fuckin dumbasses. Love you guys, I'm super sad

August 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

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