Nothing like a BART closure that effectively shuts down the Oakland/Eastbay commute to SF. An ensuing predictable amount of traffic chatter hit the airwaves, as it should.
The go-to place on radio, as usual, was KCBS.
Invaluable coverage provided by morning anchors, Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor. Best ever on-the-scene reporting from Jeffrey Schaub at Jack London Square and the 19th St. BART station. Better yet, Holly Quan direct from the scene of the fire in West Oakland.
Traffic coverage from Kim Wonderly and her ample supply of reporters in transit and up in the air was also first rate.
*We will not respond to shouting. Check the record. Who broke the Robert Lyles story first? We did. Who broke the Vern Glenn--KPIX story first? We did. Who told you first about the KGO going KGOne story? We did. Who was it that way back in October of last year told you that Ralph Barbieri might be out at Knibber? Uh...we did. We're not perfect by any means. Who is?
I've left out a few more scoops. That's not the point. The point is this. We are not the NY Times. We don't and have never pretended to be. This place is mostly about providing a service to Bay Area people interested in reading a daily dish about media. Plain and simple. We dish stories--and a few serviceable rumors. Rumors that sometimes come to fruition...and most of the time, we're right. And wrong too, like in the case of Heather Holmes leaving KTVU. (oops).
We try to get it first, but most importantly, get it right first, as the great one said.
As for the commotion post, we're not backing down. It was a post--not a story. Read it again and mull. It speaks for itself.
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