Granted, it has a birthday. Its 75th. Beautiful. Wonderful. And yes, wise ass I am, I know, schmucko, that "Golden Gate Bridge" is a major brand in the 415 and beyond.
Just be prepared for the onslaught. The live shots will, of course, be way too numerous, all too encompassing, and brought forth to you, LIVE!, from many reporters who don't even know the geography here. The newbie effect will be front and center. And hours of it. Please stay for the fireworks and take BART. Parking on Doyle Drive not allowed.
*I don't think it's a subject matter they'll crow about, but for the record, KTVU was the first media outlet here to break the news of an arrest in the Sierra LaMar missing teen story.
*It has been already established that the use of the term, "bombs" as home runs is not especially cool considering the fact that there's a war going on, (and the last remnants of one in Iraq), yet "Murph" of the Murph and Mack extravaganza on KNBR continues to use the term not just every now and then, but repeatedly. Like every day. Maybe he too didn't read the handbook.
*The legal beagles that scream that Ralph Barbieri hasn't got a case against Cumulus are probably right--that's not the point. Barbieri may still want to go to court just to expose some of the bodies buried in the Cumulus basement at 55 Hawthorne. As he pointed out, he's Italian, he's angry, and persistent. And he has an attorney who is more than willing to aid and abet. She's, (Angela Alioto), Italian too.
*The Ronn Owens item of the day: count the number of times Ronnnnnnnnnn mentions "Jared Hart"--I think the over/under is 20 a day. Bet the over.
*Dear "Mel Baker", KGONE: You are a phucking shill for a bogus radio station and I don't care for your open shilling for the Dickey bastards that DESTROYED radio in this city. Take your phucking propaganda and 14th-ranked station meltdown somewhere else, you piece of excrement. I don't give a rat's patoon who the phuck you are, don't care, and you annoy me. Other than that, have a nice day, hack boy.
*Possible KRON news feature: Coffee with Da Lin.
*Bob Fitzgerald: I know more than God. Rudy is helpless.
*Damon Bruce and Gary Radnich: Fire and Ice
*A Cumulus on-air person with an equally serious ailment, (controlled by medication)--I'm not going to name a name for privacy concerns only to report that this is bound to hit the fan sometime in the future.
*KGONE weekend programming: radio rubics cube.
*KGONE weekday programming: Scrabble.
*If "The Game", (95.7 FM Sports), wants to get serious, then they'll have to get the Raiders radio rights. Then we'll talk about relevancy. Until then, please...
*The KNTV, (NBC Bay Area) "Investigative Unit" has not moved the needle much to the chagrin of the station heads who banked on the idea of solid reporters reporting on "solid" stories. Fair enough, but if nobody is watching, even with glitzy ads, we have a problem.
*Kate Scott: Anybody have a clue?
*Larry Kruger: Sellout without talent that works cheap and has to put up with grumpy old man.
*Ken Bastida: More reporting, less anchoring. A trend? Yes, for reasons unknown.
*Ben Fong-Torres: Fact: Repeated love stories in the Pinkie about KGO, KNBR, and KFOG. Fact: BFT used to do show on KFOG. Coincidence? Perhaps. You be the judge.
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