Stop me if you've heard this before: Cumulus, specifically KGO and its other radio warts, doesn't give a damn about you. The few remaining souls who actually listen to the putrid content that constitutes its programming. As Seinfeld would say, Who are theeese people?
A regular reader here asks, "What does KGO see in the dumb, unfunny, "comedienne" that it doesn't see in 'Stacy Taylor?" The answer seems pretty obvious. The witch woman from back east who is so god-awful is cheaper, willing to bark for pennies, and, according to the doofuses at KGOne, right up their territory. Stacy Taylor is too smart for KGOne and Cumulus. I'm surprised Christine Craft and Pat Thurston are still broadcasting. Tim Montemayor is KGOn'e version of "young talent." That's why he's on in the middle of the day Saturday and Sunday when 16 of KGOne's 500 people are listening.
The Atlanta radio mobsters have total disdain for the Bay Area. They destroyed KGOne, (yeah, that was a 'huge bump in the June book. Go party like it's 1999, morons). The truth is this: I only listen sparingly to terrestrial radio. KGOne is off the radar. I try to get a little Thurston and I like Craft quite a bit. Stacy Taylor was worth the time, but now he's gone, tired of putting up with the bullshit. After that, the station is a broadcast abyss. There's no there there. It's gone, kaput.
KNBR is worthless. A 24/7 promotional tool for its sports clients, the Giants and the 49ers. The Warriors? Please. And when the Giants don't play, they become thoroughly irrelevant. Hell, the Giants are thick in the season, and Knibber still took a drop. That doesn't bode well for the bean counters at 55 Hawthorne. Have you listened to the "Morning Show? Proof that Darwin was wrong. Tolbert is bearable, if not compelling. Shitz and Brooks are perfectly dreadful. Eric Byrnes has farm-animal pictures and everything else is a pile of bile, spots, Giants promos, spots, syndicated minutiae, updates performed by various "producers", interns, lunch gofers and Lee Hammer insects. (How's that morale in the Cumulus sales dept, Bungey? Install a few more cameras).
Folks, go to the Internet. You'll cleanse your soul, not to mention your mind too. And you'll hear decent radio. You want sports? Go satellite. It's so damn better than the dreck here. You'll hear insightful opinion, relevant radio, real talented people that deliver the goods, for the most part. Sure, there's a few duds, it's not perfect, but you won't fall asleep and have to listen to the garbage in this town, and it is, garbage.
News? Local, OK, check. And if you need your local traffic updates, then go to KCBS. And you like KSCM? Great, check out the Boston Symphony on KQED or just google "Boston Internet Radio." Da da.
Sports, News, Politics, Music, Pop culture. All of it on satellite or the Internet. A great variety. Funny people. News opinion. Sports radio off the chart with guys like Dino Costa. It's not perfect, but it sure as hell beats the pile of manure here in the Bay Area.
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