Saturday, June 24, 2017

415 Media Saturday Night Special; Paul Simon Live in London Hyde Park; Graceland and You Can Call Me Al

( Paul Simon Band (Hyde Park, London, 2012)

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A Saturday Ask Rich Lieberman

Image result for Radio, TV, Broadcast Media   ANSWERING YOUR BAY AREA TV/RADIO MEDIA QUESTIONS...Please, name and town.

*Note: not all questions can be answered due to time and commitments.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jumpin' At The Woodside on Friday Night; 415 Media Video Finale

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Michael Savage Stirs Up North Beach (Again); Syndicated (KSFO) Radio Talker Gets Hero Treatment Fresh Off 'Trump's War' NYT Best Seller; 415 Media Special

  IT WAS BALMY THE OTHER NIGHT...even in fog-shrouded San Francisco which wasn't very foggy at all, more like a Paris in the middle of Summer.

The scene was North Beach and the location of scores of people making a lot of noise upon the departure of one of the Bay Area's most popular figures. Indeed the nation too.

Michael Savage, the bon-vivant, broadcast raconteur (heard locally on KSFO 12-3 PM) was once again treated to a hero's ovation by an impromptu crowd that gathered near Washington Park amidst the Italian crowd coming out of Tony's.
Word was out that Savage was about to depart and upon doing so, the bombastic talk host, fresh off his latest NY Times best-selling book (Trump's War) was met with throngs of fans offering high-fives and pats on the back. It was a sight to see. The crowd was boisterous and celebratory, like as if the Pope was nearby and the Beatles were playing "It's Been a Hard Day's Night." Pretty soon, just to make sure nobody got too much out of hand, a few of SFPD's finest were there to watch over. It looked like a scene out of a movie. The only thing missing was Francis Ford Coppola and some Hollywood cameras. Even Savage was overwhelmed --this is becoming an annual event.

Savage's radio show has become a must-listen, cultural, tour de force --a broadcast tapestry with loads of topical substance; off-beat, unconventional content and discussion with unpredictable outcomes and direction. That's a good thing in today's mostly blasé radio environment dominated by mostly trite, benign, frankly boring and yawning vitriol by the likes of Limbaugh, Levin, Hewitt and others. More than predictable and innocuous, the shows aren't very interesting and enlightening--worst of all they're simply not very entertaining. Not a good recipe for success.

That is where Savage, even if you don't like his repertoire (and really, you haven't listened much if you feel that way) hits the spot. Savage has become appointment radio. I've said this all along. But it bears repeating because if you enjoy a very different, very real and opaque brand of entertainment, then Savage's radio presentation would be a welcome addition to your daily schedule.

Savage's growing influence has reached the White House where POTUS Donald Trump makes frequent appearances on his show and Savage himself has rightly taken credit for Trump's victory last November; it was a fan base mostly fed up with Washingtonian blather that helped Trump gain access to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and curry favor with a good portion of that working class demo that is a Savage mainstay.

Savage's North Beach hero's welcome is a sight to behold no matter what side of the aisle you sit on and frankly, I would expect and not be so surprised to see more later on in the future.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Little Strong Buddy Rich, The King; 415 Media Thursday Video Finale

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The master.

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The 'Seven F' Bullshit KGO PD, Mike Anthony, Peddles To Sheep Talk Show Hosts

Image result for Social Media idiocy  ALONG WITH HIS OTHER BULLSHIT, KGO PD, MIKE ANTHONY peddles ...endlessly a daily diet of Social Media Crappola --to his mostly sheep talk-show hosts...what's the bullshit?

Try this: Anthony insists hosts subscribe to "The Seven F's" ..."Facebook, Food, Fashion, Finance, ..." I don't know the rest but you get the drift.

Remember, it's all about "Lifestyle."

News? What the hell is that? Yeah, it's almost tantamount to a sort of Scientology Radio. It's both sad, nutty, a little creepy really. Supposedly, Anthony couldn't care less about news. What a blithering idiot.

KGO-TV First News Outlet to Break Into Schedule To Cover Worsening Vallejo Grass Fire; KNTV Follows; KRON, KTVU, PIX Stick With Regular Programming

Grass fire causes several lanes of eastbound I-80 to close in Vallejo near toll plaza

KUDOS to KGO-TV (ABC7) for breaking into regularly scheduled programming to cover the worsening Vallejo grass fire along Hwy 80. The only Bay Area TV News outlet to do so. Solid news judgement.

Until 2 PM PT when KNTV (NBC Bay Area) broke into its schedule to provide coverage.)

KGO went back to "General Hospital" ...the Bay Area "News Station" --KRON was broadcasting "The Doctors." 

KPIX stayed with "Family Feud." 

Surprisingly, KTVU was absent and stuck with "Harry."

Looks as if the fire in Vallejo is becoming more of this posting, it's now a four-alarm fire and is threatening homes.

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