This is a good one.
A reader inquired as to why Michael Bauer, the chief restaurant critic of the Chronicle, seemed to give only positive reviews of restaurants on his radio gig at KGO.
The ensuing comments following Bauer's blog post were in almost universal condemnation of KGO itself; why Bauer would even bother to provide any content to such a detested media entity like KGO Radio has evolved into, courtesy of corporate radio raider, Cumulus Broadcasting.
This is one pointed comment from a reader:
KGO just came out as the 16th ranked station in the Bay Area. Deservedly so. Cumulus has gutted it, and other stations it owns, in the search for highest profit and right wing politics over community service. KGO was a top 3 station in this market for 30 years. Cumulus has destroyed that legacy. I suggest all Bay Area radio listeners continue to shun KGO and drive it deeper and permanently into ratings hell...
It doesn't stop there, either. A good 90% of the comments have more to do with KGO than the original post of why Bauer only gives positive reviews on the Bay Area's radio albatross. Which only further reinforces KGO's pariah status in the Bay Area.
No knock on Mike Bauer by the way; I enjoy his reviews and look forward to his Sunday column in the Chronicle. I just wished he chose another radio venue.
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