Tuesday, May 29, 2012

KRON Dumps Three in Personnel Shake-Up; Radnich Fails to Mention Glenn; Tuesday dish


KRON, the gift that keeps on giving...

After losing one of their core personalities in the sports dept, they decided to make a few personnel moves of their own--decisions almost certain to maintain the less-than-happy-us feel at 1001 Van Ness.

In short order, last Friday KRON laid off three people.

 Craig Sklar--the respected South Bay morning Video journalist, Kimberlee Sakamoto (the morning and evening on camera Web producer--  (rumors: they didn't like her weight gain) and Norman Leong....long time veteran graphic artist and popular staffer with colleagues.

* Noted without comment: In case you didn't know and care, reportedly, Radu himself, who worked along side Vern Glenn for over two decades failed to mention nor acknowledge his departed weekend anchor/reporter. Yeah, a small TV "mention", but NADA on radio.

*Those of you who have asked and bitched about S(Cum)ulus decision to pull the plug on "Coast-to-Coast" on KSFO, they've done worse things. I'm not a C2C guy, but I know about the interest among all of you who have a thirst for the paranormal circuit. Do what you have to do. But seriously, not that great a loss. Oh wait, yeah, beats the truckers. A drunk monkey beats the truckers.

UPDATE from C2C PR People: "C2C is very happy to welcome our new affiliate in San Francisco and the Bay Area, KKSF-910 AM, which will begin carrying the show live nightly 10p-2am (with repeats until 5am), starting on Wed. May 30th."

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35 comments:

  1. I think Radnich will mention Vern and his 20 year contribution in good time. Vern will be with the station for a few more weeks remember.

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  2. You might have to cut Raddy some slack on this one-Vern hasn't left yet! He did the KRON Monday Memorial news. And wore a tie..and was dead serious-for him.
    Kimberlee was just too obvious the highly motivated,over achieving intern. She didn't really have a presence. And never seemed relaxed. KRON had some guy Friday doing the news..boy,that was REALLY a obvious case of staffer sworn in and sent to the front line. He was around community cable level.
    I wonder if Raddy's skipping Friday was a protest?..or just wanted 4 days off?

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    1. Unlike the others-I'm not putting her down. I meant that as a compliment that she over acheived. She didn't have the look of a TV anchor of the 5th largest market..but give her all the credit in the world..for a year or two she was one of very,very few.

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  3. What happened to George Rask who did traffic on their morning News?

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    1. Unfortunately, Rask is still there. He was only on vacation.

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  4. Honestly, I don't see why the station even exists. It's losing money, the staff is unhappy and it's obviously being mismanaged. Why not cease operation?

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  5. Rich, Look at the KFOG facebook page. Sounds just like the backlash when KGO was destroyed. People don't like it, have been loyal listeners for years and can't stand the new young, whiny, generic voices Cumulus decided on. The listeners said they are going to change stations, but there's very little left out there to pick from. Will be interesting to see the arbitron ratings next month.

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  6. C2C is only about 25% paranormal and the first hour is always current events, news & politics the rest is goofy conspiracy theories or current political events. It moves to KKSF 910am starting Wednesday 10pm.

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  7. Sakamoto had a horrible attitude. Stuck up little girl in way over her head. Her reports were always taken from other published sources. Now she can go back to being a waitress. BUH BYE!!!!!!

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  8. C2C is now a right wing showcase for George Noory, but I am happy for KKSF 910. Noory will never live up to Art Bell's legacy. Red Eye has moved to 560AM. I despise 560AM.

    Cumulus, remember, is under the control of Bain Capital. The vultures are waiting patiently to devour the corpse of KGO. That will be in January, when Ronn Owens leaves KGO.

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  9. Rich, a few possibilities for future posts:

    Damon Bruce, sports tool. He so wanted the Giants to spend $100 Mill on that steroid head from the Dodgers. Waaaaa.

    Former KTVU GM Kevin O'Brien & Mickey Luckoff, what are they up to?

    KABC - they were the KGO of LA. What happened to them? Were they also SCUMULUSED out?

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  10. I had wondered if 910 would pick up Coast to Coast. I'm so happy they did. Thanks for the post Rich.

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  11. Yet another far-fetched excuse for criticizing Gary Radnich. Rich hates the guy, we get it!

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  12. Kimberley Sakamotto was an overpaid facebook post reader!!! She was always begging viewers to "tweet" their opinions at kron's website. I'm amazed that a station so deep in the red paid someone to read facebook and twitter feeds!! Total waste of money and frankly turned me off from their newscasts. Who gives a *%$@ what anyone thinks. Isn't news supposed to be free from bias? Right now NBC is pissing me off with Susanne Shaw doing her "what do you think" editorial segments. WHO CARES!?!
    That said, I still doubt I will watch kron again even if that annoying little girl won't be asking me to tweet anymore.

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  13. And yet J.T. STONEface remains?!?

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  14. I agree Gary dissed Vern

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  15. Rich here is another suggestion for a topic.
    Today the 9th circuit court ruled against Bill Schechner and John Lobertini on their age discrimination law suit against KPIX.
    So the question is, How does this impact Ralph Barbieri's law suit?

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    1. Ralph had no case before.
      He still has no case.

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  16. I'm glad George Rask is gone, I'd much rather look at Erica Kato's smokin' bod than Georgie boy! I'm glad KRON kept Justine Waldman too!

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  17. Too bad, I had hoped for a better show on 910, never could listen to Coast to Coast, just too weird. That spot has had a few changes on 910 in the past 6 months or so, right now there is some guy who seem to always interview celebraties (music etc, can be interesting, but I usually can't stay tuned. I listen to Bill Press on 960 3 am to 6 am, if I happen to wake up at that hour. I would love a great 10 am to 1 pm host on any station.

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  18. omg Darya was here at 12:29. I love you Darya!!! Marry me, damn the laws.

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  19. Speaking of Radnich, I turned his show on yesterday morning and lasted three minutes. There is nothing more annoying than three guys and a girl blabbering all at the same time in an ego driven competition to be the "most important".. Terrible radio....

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    1. So why'd you turn it on, Stan? Did you forget Radnich's show is on KNBR in the morning?

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    2. I think Radnich wants to create his fantasy world where he and Larry are just great family men with love for all.
      On the other hand-everything he brags about? That's what fathers do for their kids -take them to games,feed them,put a roof over their heads. Radnich,in his bloated ego thinks what a great guy he is because he does what fathers do.
      Today he was like a televangelist praising Krueger because he talks to his own kids. Radnich should just say that THEGAMES hosts are terrible fathers!..its all just an act with him. ALL.

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    3. Radnich on his show just mentioned he knows of somebody just recently who lost their job because they were overweight.Ge,could it be Kimberlee?
      Then to prove its a good old boy world said that for older established,management doesn't care about that..only for those starting out.
      A lot out of Radnich fat head about life seems to be..looks like us,talk like us..be us...or the system will lock you out. And that's why that cockroach lives on..

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  20. KRONic should hire Barry Bonds so Fatnich can have someone to "spoon" with at work.

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  21. Did Rask get fired too??? Daria: Seen her with the makeup off??? NOT A PRETTY SIGHT. YIKES!!!!!!! (@Safeway post gym)

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  22. Coast to Coast is a mere shadow of itself since the departure of Art Bell. Bell walked that fine but crooked line between belief and bemusement beautifully. And it was his sensibility that created the whole ambiance, the bumper music etc.

    The current version is not close. Still beats the drunk monkeys though...

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  23. Don't have any idea how somebody could say Sakamoto is overweight; I've seen her in person and she's a babe - athletic and curvy. But maybe KRON managers prefer their women gristly and slutty if Darya is the gold standard.

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  24. 824...that wasn't, me Stan. I wish it was..the guy is right. Hey,do you enjoy in this bad economy with Cumulus firings,people being let go at KRON that Radnich will brag about his Bentley,his love of upper management?. I don't. Must be me.

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    1. Stan, your obsession with Radnich is neither amusing nor rational. You might want to consider getting some help.

      Rich, you might want to consider your role in encouraging unstable, feeble minds.

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  25. Kimmie describing yourself as "athletic" says it all. That's what fat chicks call themselves on match.com

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  26. BA Rich..what a dope you are. Cry your tears for Gary..lol..HE'S your pal!

    btw,The verification words are getting clever..some have little photos with numbers.

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  27. Kimmie looked great when she wore glasses!

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  28. Kimberlee Sakamoto is now at KGO, her latest twitter picture has her with glasses

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