Sunday, May 1, 2016

Brand Defeated

 Sad ...so sad.

Monday embellishment.

KTVU, Eh, Fox2 is like a part of The Firm

 CONGRATULATIONS, KTVU aka: FOX2; you have now been likened to the law establishment in "The Firm", the 1993Tom Cruise movie about a corrupt law firm that  places a figurative noose around the neck of its employees and makes it virtually impossible to escape.

Therefore it's official: Fox has turned KTVU and its worker bees--all of them--into TV News zombies. All march in step and go along with the process; a fear-induced system based on worker capitulation without the slightest bit of indifference and outright "we're all in" but they really aren't. They're afraid. They're scared to death. They, the majority of people; from the front-desk attendant to the secretary in sales; salespeople; PR people; reporters, editors and yes, even anchors, star anchors too are scared shitless.

They would talk, and in the past, they have talked but not anymore. Why? Because, like the industry site has said, KTVU--a Fox owned and operated station in the Bay Area is part of The Firm and when you're in that group, membership requires working with the team. You're a team member now. Don't rock the boat because if you do, then The Firm will deal with you and make your life miserable. You really have no options and if you dare not commit to the cause losing your job will be the easiest part of your life. The Firm has no time for your complaints and feelings about its direction. It will never tolerate criticism nor have any understanding of how its employees gripe about working conditions or very real elements of fear. Just go about your business and do your job. If you go off and begin asking questions and speak to outside people, then you'll have to deal with the consequences.

And that's not going to be a pretty picture.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Working My Way Back To You Girl; TGIF 415 Media Video Finale



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Mallicoat To Co-Anchor 'Weekend MO2' on KTVU; No More Palombo

As I speculated that Frank Mallicoat would become a Morning anchor at KTVU, its now become official that he will co-anchor "Mornings on 2--Weekend", (with Claudine Wong) beginning May 7th.

More importantly, Mallicoat's gig wipes the hideous Ross Palombo from the weekend KTVU screen.

Ross Palombo off MO2
Huzzah.

Why Donald Trump Didn't Do Ronn Owens KGO Radio Show Friday But Did 'Savage Nation'; Inside Story

 Donald Trump was supposed to be on the phone with Ronn Owens today (Friday) --supposed to.

Owens and his producer had been plugging the short 10-minute phone interview since Wednesday --only one problem.

Trump pulled out of the interview early today --word got back to the Trump campaign that KGO's Owens had been bad-mouthing him (Trump) since early in the primary campaign. In fact, Owens belittled the validity of Trump even after Trump had secured major victories.

When Owens got Trump confirmed for his show, his description of The Donald suddenly changed. Insults became admiration. Rip jobs disappeared --gees, I wonder why? Owens speculated on his show that maybe "Michael Savage called Trump and told him not to do Ronn's show."

Uh, Ronn, it wasn't that; it was your lengthy RIP jobs and insults --he doesn't like double-takers. Pure and simple.

Savage had nothing to do with it.

Trust me.

By the way, Trump did do the Michael Savage Show at 1: 35 PM PT.


Mallicoat Boston Stint Helped Secure KTVU Gig; Probably AM or 'KTVU Plus' Time Slot; KGO-TV's 'Donnie and Marie' Nosedive in Morning Ratings; Papa's New Deal at CSNBA; Friday 415 Media Nuggets

 IT DIDN'T HURT that Frank Mallicoat --soon on his way to a gig at KTVU--has worked with VP/GM Gregg Kelley and ND, Dana Hahn, both of them in Boston at the Fox O and O, WFXT.

There's no indication, yet, just when and where Mallicoat will anchor but I would bet morning and noon. KTVU has strong ratings in the AM but a Mallicoat presence could bolster that time slot. Plus, as an astute reader pointed out, Mallicoat might be primed to work KTVU Plus, formerly KICU (TV 36) which was rebranded and has essentially become an additional news/traffic and weather outpost for KTVU.

*At KGO-TV, the ratings are taking a nosedive in the new Morning Show otherwise known as "Donnie and Marie." The ultra gimmicks and unintentional parody put forth by Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves have been Rejected by the Bay Area Local TV News viewership, thank God.

*Greg Papa's new deal at CSNBA is 3 years, $1.5M or $500K--there's a mutual option for 2020 so Papa and family can still eat well.

*Jim Kozimor has been away from the CSNBA airwaves dealing with a "small, personal issue" but will be back soon. Many of you have asked and I answer.

*Those of you that keep asking me why Gary Radnich has barely acknowledged Brittany Shipp is because he's been told to "lay off" her. Period. In other words, Raddy can't do the Don Rickles act around her because she wants no part of his shit. Even KRON has standards --barely, but they do.

*KRON can do as much news as it wants to and rearrange anchors; the verdict still is the same: NO viewers. And as much as I'm critical of KTVU, its 10 PM News will kill KRON's new Ten --I mean, we're talking savage here.

*Meanwhile at PIX, they've pretty much given up in the morning with a news show that is bland at best. Or as someone put it, "CSPAN 4 Bay Area with a Hawaiian edge." Ouch!

*Oh, yes, Mallicoat has been Foxified. Part of the gig now.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's Official: Frank Mallicoat Coming to KTVU



It's NOW official --the ousted KPIX morning news anchor is coming to KTVU, the deal went down --Mallicoat will anchor and report, no specific time of the day although expect Mallicoat to have a lot of prime air real estate.

KTVU has a massive credibility gap with all the newbie reporters and anchors and a guy like Mallicoat--who is well-liked by both viewers and staff alike, should help KTVU right off the bat--which presumably why he was hired.

Check back later for more details...

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