Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday Questions for Lieberman
You really think Barbieri has a case? A.K. Foster City
I don't have a clue, A.K. and I'm not a lawyer. If I were to bet, I'd say Ralph is looking for some sort of financial settlement. Which would not only benefit him, but Cumulus too which even if they think Razor has no case, I'd doubt they'd want some protracted legal show which might expose some of their dirty laundry, of which there's plenty. Wait and see. In either case, It'll be ugly.
Why do you harp on Ronn Owens and Gary Radnich so much? D.L. San Francisco
Because they make it easy, D.L.
In Ronn's case, his day-after summation on the air was a disaster of epic proportions. He acted like some spineless buffoon on his first day on the job kissing a lot of corporate ass. He should have either took his vacation a day sooner or not had appeared on the air at all. His gee-we're-gonna-be-great spiel sounded disingenuous and he pissed a lot of people off. Nobody asked him to quit his job--we all just expected more than 15 minutes of bullshit. Owens has remained silent and lost all sorts of credibility....as for Radnich, I just exposed a ton of crap behind his aw-shucks shield. Gary's been exposed for the person he is, other than that, he's a fine young chap, (for the 99th time!)
What happened to Karel? C.K. Santa Cruz
Nothing. He took the weekend off. He's just fine. Lately.
What gives you the credentials to write about the media? L.R. Santa Ana, CA.
Well, you'll have to judge for yourself. I had my first job in radio at 18 at K-101 Radio as Sports Director. Worked for several radio networks and spent considerable time in newsrooms and knew/know many in the business which doesn't make me an expert but rather a fine, lovely, male torso of information-gathering darts that many find useful and helping. I've hit a few homers and I've struck out a few times too. I never said I was perfect.
Who has the best TV newscast in the Bay Area? R.C. Oakland
Hands down, (still) The 10 O'Clock News on KTVU, but KGO-TV and KPIX are vastly improved at 5 and 6. Frank Somerville, Julie Haener, Bill Martin and Mark Ibanez do a steady job delivering the day's news, sports and weather. Although the pace and style of the show have been altered, it's still a quality newscast.
Why don't you cover alternative FM stations like KALX, KPOO, KQED, etc? A.H. San Francisco
Because, quite frankly, I'm not that much a fan of FM outside of KCSM and KQED because of the Krasny show, (Forum). Live 105 every now and then.
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