Monday, June 11, 2012
Roberta Gonzales is Popular and Dan Rosenheim is not; Why Lyles was fired at KPIX; Monday Round-Up
Roberta Gonzales is the supreme-looking and talented weather goddess at KPIX, (CBS5) and has many admirers, including me.
In spite of her enormous popularity with viewers, she is not a favorite of news director, Dan Rosenheim.
This, in spite of the fact that Gonzales is not only easy on the eyes and does a ton of charity work, but is beloved with a loyal following.
One of my station moles thinks it's, (acrimony with Rosenheim), mostly personal.
"I'm not a fan of her work, but the viewers like her and she takes her work seriously."
There has been talk at PIX that Gonzales might be moved to weekends, in favor of Rosenheim bud and favorite, Brian Hackney. Uh, I doubt that happens. She'll stick on weeknights, but keep in mind that Rosenheim passed Gonzales over for Samantha Mohr a few years ago, only to move her back to primetime because ratings sagged and he needed her.
LYLES Update: The reason why reporter, Robert Lyles was fired: supposedly, he argued a lot with producers. Which is routine in the biz. I wasn't that big a fan of Lyles, but if you're going to fire someone, you might want to have something far more pronounced and beefier than that.
*The radio trends are out today, (Monday) and at KGOne, it's going to be real ugly, but we're not surprised. Are you? By the way, beginning Tuesday, all of KGOne will be inside new studios at 55 Hawthorne. Keep the refrigerator well stocked with Red Bull.
*Yeah, I know Ronnnn Owens LA deal with KABC years back was a disaster, but he's got offers there and another city. And yes, Cumulus just announced that Geraldo's show will go national in August. And rumors persist that Owens' contract will be bought out early. Coincidence? You be the judge.
*If you see a lot of white guys with golf shirts and polo's hanging out in town, there's this golf tournament near Daly City.
*Jared, I know you write me a lot and say nothing, but please, if you're gonna write, at least have the balls to ID yourself or are the Ronnnnnn mentions too awesome to handle? By the way, Owens hates you; you were thrown to him by fate. Just keep a well-stocked jar of after-dinner mints.
*KGOne salvation in the future: the possibility of the 49ers looking to get their own 50,000-watt station to escape the Giants permanent hold on KNBR. After all, KGOne is a part of the family now.
*When Joe Starkey retires in a year or so, Roxy Bernstein is ready and set on the sidelines.
*Vern Glenn is a good hire for PIX. He also worked with current tonsil, Dennis O'Donnell, who worked at the old KRON when Rosenheim worked there. Industry nepotism at its best. DOD owes his current gig to Rosenheim and probably the next round of beers too.
*Underrated: Ann Notarangelo.
*Overrated: Jon Miller. (Count the number of "ugs" in a minute, PLUS: Jon, it's OK to give the score every now and then.
*Believe me, I repeat: Van Amburg, (or Fred Van Amburg), is alive and kicking in retirement in El Cerrito. Reclusive as hell? Yes, but alive contrary to Internet postings.
*You can expect now that the A's have tanked, so too, will its FM radio flagship. The password, guys, is: Raiders. Get the radio rights when they're available and then become half-way relevant.
*John Madden sports news on KCBS: the tri-tip was over the top at the BBQ. (zzzzzz) Nice of KCBS to highlight a millionaire spread when a few people are busting their ass to get to work. Or those that have no work to go to. Listeners, single file for the triscuits and cheese.
*KUSF? Wake me up.
*Like I said, Gil Gross won't move the needle, but it helps to have network connections and a balanced resume in this town.
*Hey 'Suss, it might be pragmatic of you to let Melanie Morgan get in a word or so, mad scientist.
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