Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Awkward at best: Radnich' new tool, Kate Scott; More Knibber foolery

I don't listen much to the 9-Nooner on knibber, but I know a little about Daffy Duck's replacement, Kate Scott. Have heard her Metro traffic reports on KCBS and she's the co-host on the pre-game Cal football broadcasts.

I'm told she aired her sexual orientation during a short, typical useless exchange with the old fart last week. And that Raddy did his usual banal "banter", co-opted by the redneck. Wooo....I guess the Hammer, perhaps stung by the extreme Whiteness and lack of racial diversity on the fratboy station, went out of his way to "hire" a, OMG, get this!, W.O.M.A.N! (And she's reportedly, a L.E.S.B.I.A.N. Too!---Dear Lord.)

This represents real progress at the Leader. I hear they'll also considering two Asians and perhaps, a Black man.

With regards to Radnich-Scott, I've heard just enough. It's awkward at best and potentially full-scale god awful at worst. The redneck already threw out some lame lines. Raddy actually uttered the word, "partner", (OMG!)

Today's big topic was tattoos. That's when I switched. Enough is enough. Sorry sponsors--I can't listen to this shit anymore. Send in the clowns.

41 comments:

  1. I agree,thats no long term match. And it figures that Hammer would even get hiring a minority wrong- a hot blond who claims her kind is discriminated against in the media. Hot blonds on TV?-who ever heard of that?!
    I listened to Dibleys debut on 95.7...FIRE MONTY!..wow,he went all evil Radnich on Dibley..with his barbs meant. Monty must be incredibly insecure at Diblys bigger bay area cache while he is a nobody. Monty was way over the top insulting..tossing out that Dan wears "Payless" shoes..and is "jealous" of Monty because Dan's hair is thinning. What a jerk!..and I'm sure most who listened thought that.
    I haven't heard something like that since Milt Kahn circa 1974.
    Dan and the next host?-Scott Jackson..good match. WOLF needs to talk to Monty..and hand him his walking papers..
    S.

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  2. Two Asians are being considered for KNBR. I believe it when I see it!

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  3. After hearing the morning show on 957 for 15 minutes this morning I bet Dibley is regretting his decision to become the #3 man on the Monty show. Why would he leave the sports leader to be another sidekick who takes jabs?

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  4. I tuned into 95.7 this morning too (via the web because because it won't come in here in Santa Rosa)and 'uncomfortably awkward' is how I'd describe it. Dibley was pretty much the same, albeit more Oakland A's banter, but the Monty guy--jeez, as Anon 10:46 says, seemed insecure.
    20 minutes was an awfully small sample size, but I got the same feeling I get when I used to tune in to KSFO-angry, insecure snark (the Monty person). Not entertaining at all.

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  5. I thought his calling Dibley a 'midjet like you' contrasting the Oriole catcher Wieters being 6' 4'' was painfully awkward. It reminded me of Rick Barry and the 'watermelon eating grin' to Bill Russell.

    I don't see myself spending much time on 95.7. As a sports fan I was enjoying being able to listen to 4 local stations this morning while driving even if only three had a local show.

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  6. Raddy needs a co-host he has some good banter with. Two ex-KRONvicts ring a bell: Heather Donald or Elaine McKay. He had great TV banter with those two and I don't see either on TV anymore.

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  7. monty was horrible up here in sacramento....not sure how he ended up back on the west coast.

    knbr has an african american that co-hosts a show. he is living proof that skin color is not diversity.

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  8. Radnich is nearly impossible to work with...his tremendous ego and lack of respect for anyone not bigger than himself makes it a tough role to take day in, day out. It's not easy to find someone a) good enough b)willing to take it, and c)who's willing to not be compensated for being both a and b.

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  9. Monty,after throwing Dibley an ugly insult gave a "What? aren't you glad to be away from a tyrant?"..So,a grain of KNBR insider truth was leaked out even if it was a jerk doing the leaking. What hick area does Monty think this is?

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  10. monty was horrible up here in sacramento....not sure how he ended up back on the west coast

    IT"S THAT MONTY?

    I thought he'd been banished to Baltimore.


    You're right though! He was and remains awful!

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  11. Dan Dibley is full of crap wannabe talk show host. He had a good gig @ KNBR. Nobody misses you at KNBR anymore.

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  12. That last guy must be a KNBR goon-he spelled Dibs last name correctly. The rest of us...

    I would advise "Monty" to cool it. Take his ritalin. He's like a KFRC 1977 AM Disc Jockey,minus the duck calls and kazoo's. His act wont play in the bay area for long and he drags the other two guys down. I dont want to hear a sports Gary Busey all morning.

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  13. The Heather/Elaine suggestion is actually legitimate. I am a KRONvict and they were probably the only two (Plus Chris Murphy) who weren't afraid to play along with Gary. It did make for some funny TV on occasion. I guarantee neither of them will work for what Dibbs was making. Too bad.

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  14. Ok,first Kate/Radnich angry sparks...She dropped the "focus" on him when he tried to get her involved instead of answering a woman callers question. NOW,I can tell you the last time somebody told Radnich to "focus " was Mike Urban-and on TV you could see it knocked the smile off his face for a second. Same today. DONT tell Raddy "to focus".
    Radnich came back with "yeah,I like it when my wife stands up to me"..sarcasm of course. Scott,a Berkeley lesbian couldn't have like that. It was one short of "Kate,do you have any cooking recipes to share?"
    I'm betting everything I have that Radnich has asked Hammer "WHY,why her?" by now..and will again.

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  15. Radnich talks over everyone, even the great Bruno has difficulty getting a few sentences out before the thick necked one interrupts him. I listened to 95.7 this morning and the host thanked Dibley and said he was doing a great job. It was refreshing to hear Dibley talk and finish a thought without being interrupted by the loud buffoon on the am dial. I for one will dial into 95.7 for sports news. I’m through with KNBR unless they dump the mail it in guy.

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  16. Kate is doing a good job. Lay off of her, Rich. Going up against Gary is tough for anyone. They're finding their groove. Leave it alone for a while and see what happens. She's jabbing at Bruno and Lurie right now as they're stuck on 580 traffic and its entertaining. Hey, she's a chic and legitimately into sports. Not some wannabe.

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  17. Nobody's laying it on Scott,just saying the obvious of she's a fish out of water with Radnich and Connor. I havent heard Patrick Connor say one word to Scott,let alone joke with her,ask her opinion.How long is he going to ignore her? Ignore her is the best Patrick can do to converse with a lesbian?
    Already Radnich is having a hard time fitting the Kardashian booty size into his usual conversation.
    And..Is Ray Woodsen anywhere to be found? Its Scott right until noon..Ray no longer the last two hours as he was when Dibs worked at that salt mine.

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  18. I could see a Brian Murphy or Tom and Ralph working with Scott easily. But,Radnich and Connor?...that remains to be seen. Radnich is doing his best to walk on thinnest ice. He turned beet red when he passed a joke about a email and Scott's lifestyle. He's feeling that P.C. pressure for sure.
    No doubt a gay woman can be in sports talk radio,as they are on TV sports commenters(woman sports mostly)..but on one station so pro (straight) white male demographic centric?
    I have to wonder also...if Kate was expected by Hammer to not reveal her preference?
    Somebody ask her.

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  19. Must we continue to harp on her sexual orientation as though it's the only thing that defines her. So it was mentioned once! I think she's a little more multi-dimensional than that. However KNBR being such an old boys network, women (of any orientation) will have a tough time fitting in, esp. with Gary. He's just plain tough to work with. His perfect sidekick is clearly Ray Woodson. Ray's at his best with Gary (not as a show host on his own) and Gary clearly accepts him. It's the perfect combo...not sure why that has never been locked down.

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  20. Radnich is not impossible to work with. I worked for him for over 10 years. Whomever said that must just had a bone to pick with him.

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  21. Let's not insult Dr. Don Rose, a Bay Area classic, by comparing Monty to him. Its sad that we finally have an FM sports outlet and the on air talent is horrible EXCEPT for Scott Jackson and Dan Dibbley. They have a nice rapport and should anchor the day. Monty dislikes Radnich yet does nothing but steal his material and schtick.

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  22. I think Kate Scott is a great addition to the 9-12 show. She brings some spark and (can you believe it) real sports knowledge. Plus- you don't cringe when you hear her voice. Plus, she likes Scotch. 'Nuff said.

    A definite change for the better. They need to give her a bigger role.

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  23. Why must we continue to be bombarded with Lee Hammer references.
    How insecure are the KNBR talking heads to keep Hammering us.
    Listening to Patrick Connor hiding behind his redneck mentality because "I'm a Marine" shows no respect for THE MARINES.
    Enough already !

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  24. that's right that's right that's right that's right that's right that's right that's right that's right that's right that's riiiiiiiight!!!

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  25. Finally a real sports talk station has arrived. 860 ESPN Deportes. I don't know what they're talking about. It's refreshing.

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  26. Kate Scott does not take Gary's "S" but she seems a little forced in her approach. Her sports knowledge is okay, not great. I think she would be better served working in college radio, or doing a very specific sports show, like "Go Bears: This Week in Cal Athletics. She is no long term solution, that is for sure. Now back to Kate with Traffic and Weather.

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  27. damon bruce and raddy? no bruno? the morning show is spiraling down the toilet.

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  28. Kate Scott is a good addition to the morning show banter. While I enjoy the KNBR morning shows (6-9 and 9-12), the the shows are full of whiny and abrasive voices. Kate's smooth voice and fun banter reduces the annoying sounds of some of the guys on the show.

    Regarding her sexual orientation - The guys talk about their wives, so what is the issue about her talking about her partner? she doesn't throw it in the listeners face and brings it up only when appropriate.

    I like her on the show - with or without Bruno.

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  29. Skipping Radnich/Bruce from now on.
    Anti-Giants talk isn't what I want to hear after working the midnight shift.
    I'm not alone in my sentiments.

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  30. I'm cal fan and only wish Kate well but so far not hearing it from her. This is a sport station but her knowledge of sports history or even current sports other than Cal sport is limited. Also I hear Murph always tries to get her more involve ("what you think kate")..but it just ain't happening. Maybe she is new and young and doesn't feel it is her place to "jump into the conversion" but if she want to last..then she needs to be more assertive.

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  31. I still miss Dibs on KNBR. He never get enough action over there and I totally understand his thought in moving to 957 where he's fully in the mix.
    As to kate scott i didn't know about her orientation. But it was interesting how this morning when they were talking about how pro players don't like SF as a city, she said she also felt uneasy about coming here when she was growing up in Fresno because of "the homeless and the gays" and something alse about "hippies."
    Everyone evolves I guess. Her even more?
    I like how 957 seems to have more actual sports talk instead of ads ads ads. Though their east bay focus is not my ideal...I flip over there now during commercials...

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  32. Gary and Larry's show is fantastic now. no thanks to Kate Scott, she ads nothing.

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  33. As a woman who loves sports I think it is great she is on Garry/Larry now. She gives Garry a little sh*t every now and then as he deserves and I think she brings a lot to the morning teams. And it is nice to have her perspective.

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  34. Kate is brilliant and witty. I love her on both Murph & Mac and Gary & Larry. I think KNBR has achieved the "golden mean" with her on board and with their current morning combos.

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  35. Having Kate on with Gary & Larry is like being able to open a window in a room that is filled with too much stale air! After only a few minutes of Gary repeatedly asking, "Can I be honest with you?"and other lame outdated comments, just to hear Kate's voice is refreshing. I love Larry's sports knowledge and wish KNBR would find a way to present Gary with his gold watch and farewell dinner.

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    1. *Her vocal intonation is lax, her misappropriated inflections are curious, and her delivery overly smug! She has no ‘shtick?’ Not even a good “laugh” to keep her presence entertaining? It appears that the hosts Murph and Mac and Gary and Larry forcibly engage her opinion during the shows.... of which 90% of the time falls flat from interesting? Even the crickets fall asleep after she speaks! She for all intents and purposes does not even come close to 'gelling' and layering with the boys when their on a ‘roll’? It truly falls short of the true KNBR rhythm and really has no radio/entertainment substance- presenting a disturbing halt in the flow of the host?
      E.G. - During interaction between Murph and Mac or Gary and Larry in the movement of poetic interaction between each host....she forces interruption in the most awkward way to voice her simplistic rhetoric; mumbling and stumbling her input which never really adds any substance...once heard?
      Just the other day... she tried to add some conjectural humor to some issue Gary was ranting about whereby she interjected what she thought was some relevant humor? Gary didn't get what she was saying? So Kate began to explain what her joke was all about and seemed to further confuse and keep Gary off rhythm? In others words.... she had to explain her joke and why it was relevant to the subject matter? Sounds too clinical I know but again it was a pain to hear this personality "forced upon the public" that is defying the sacred flow of talk radio with a personality that makes you wonder….how she ever got there at KNBR?
      Unfortunately, even her commercials are annoying? The upside is that she is confined to just the morning hours on 680 of which KNBR 1050 and 95.7 The Game are readily available as alternatives!? For the sake of competent KNBR radio integrity, fans, and history…can we please confine her to traffic?

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  36. I'm digging Kate Scott. Heard her last week with Larry while Gary was on vacation. To my ears, it was a breath of fresh air. She is into definitely into sports and will be a valuable radio personality for KNBR moving forward.

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  37. And, here we are a year plus later and that show rocks. The banter and rapport among the three is the freshest spot on radio. I mourned over the end of the Bruno half hour. Now? Bruno, who? Good pick, KNBR.

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  38. Couldn't agree more. Gary is grating and talks over everyone, but when he went on vacation you could hear the interviews went flat. When Larry was out there was a lack of sports knowledge that you noticed. And with Kate out now there's nobody holding the guys in check. Over the last several months they have all really jelled and it's most noticeable when one is out. BTW Kate is the real key to the rapport.

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  39. I'm liking the morning shows. While gary talks too much, he's benign in his opinions. While larry's sports knowldege seems prodigious, he gets pompous in his opinions and has this underlying anger towards anyone that has had "success" - loves to chop theor legs off at any opportunity. Kate is a breath of fresh air between those two and I am glad to hear her speaking up a bit more... I do miss tony though

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