Quick Monday Fast Notes...
It's official: Robert Lyles is out at KPIX. I'll try to get the exact reason(s) why but it'll be obtained through the mole academy.
--95.7 'The Game' could be helped by switching to a better FM dial area and 102.9 (the old KBLX) and now an Entercom property might help. Rumor has it that they might move up the dial--to me that helps, but still, when you build your station around a sagging Oakland A's--which consumes a majority of your on-air content, then you have issues.
Brandon Tierney is his own worst enemy. He's occasionally funny and knows his stuff, but the NY 'tude and in-your-face bravado doesn't work here. End of story. I actually like Eric Davis, if he could get a word in, but Tierney won't let him talk...As for Lund, I don't care for his style. Papa helps, but the chatter goes nowhere.
The 'Rise Guys' should stick to basic sports with some occasional pop culture. Instead, it's the SOS, (same old...) with a hodgepodge of unfunny bits and the usual morning zooish clown alley that doesn't move the needle. Maybe they should flood the studio with more Insiders.
In any event, 95.7 is in dire straits. They're not KNBR--but Knibber, as doofus as they are, has the luxury of dial position on AM and three big clients. The end result: One is hanging by the thread. The other would if not for the fact that they have the Niners, Giants and Waterfront Warriors.
--KCBS is getting utterly ridiculous with the over-the-top repetition of their stories. Like I said, OVER-THE-TOP. Doug Sovern's quality piece on the doctors who make house calls was aired at least 6 times over a three-hour period on Monday morning. Yeah, I know people are getting in and out of their cars and might have missed a report, but the overly-repetitious re-reports is not becoming of the rep of the all-news station. And it's even worse on the weekend.
--A new low for KGOne on Sunday night: just terrible and beyond embarrassing from 10- 1 AM. I only caught part of the circus and was ready to vomit. No need to even plug the idiot dumb diva from the 212 who should be ashamed. The fact that no one called the last thirty minutes should make it clear: Lady, you are so god-awful, it's a good thing Jared has you on his Iphone. Just great, Jared, keep 'em coming.
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