Monday, July 2, 2012

The KNBR/KGO Cumulus Excrement; Sheep Mentality at 55 Hawthorne; Monday Drill


KGO and KNBR: Birds of a feather...

It was not long ago that these call letters stood for something and were meaningful. Industry greatness. Revered and admired by many. A stronghold of pride and envy garnered by the best.

Now, they are a bevy of neglect and contempt. A virtuoso of posers and hanger-ons consumed with amateur-hour play and kissing the collective ass of the Cumulus "Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers" edict.

What a complete embarrassment.

KGO is now officially in total free fall.. The laughing stock of the trades, abandoned by its listeners and in the woodshed with a dreadful carnival act on weekends and a tired, mostly out-of-touch "news" division that pretends it is still relavent. Worse yet, it's once-admired and popular morning talk host seems resigned to ride out into the sunset and cement his SF legacy with a sheep turn. He, like most of the other veterans, simply has turned a blind eye. He doesn't care. Maybe he'll find solace in Los Angeles, (the rumors are making the rounds again.) Pretty hard to go from #2 in the market to #16 and drowning daily. How's that cume going, Hosely? Maybe you should take Jared to Grumpy's for the tuna melt-down.

--KNBR, when its on the air, is nothing more than an audio goof machine, with bufoons like the Rad man merely waiting for checks to cash as he parades in the suffocating excrement and gorges on the pile of cow manure, with an assist from the betting fool that was jettisoned to obscurity by Larry Baer. The same old repetitious tired act DAILY. Maybe you should hire a writer, old man.

A 24/7 pimp machine for the Giants. Great. How embarrassing. By the way, how's the sales dept morale? Time for the interns and "producers" to begin trooling here. Maybe "thin Tim" can write me more love letters.

--The Mark Jackson extortion story is another perfect example of why there is no credibility left here. Mind you, I could care less about the Warriors' coach personal life. He had an affair with a stripper and the stripper went out and called a goon to try to extort major money. Not good and all that...maybe Jackson isn't all that cut out what he makes himself out to be, but that's not the issue here.

Other than a few segments from Comcast "CL" and pointed blog posts from Lowell Cohn, not a peep from the other guys. You expect that from Knibber, which couldn't even try to start a feud with one of its clients if its life depended on it, but others? Please. Utter disgrace.

--Gotta love Knibber: after being off the air Sunday for nearly two hours, they resumed programming late morning and proceeded to run about 10 straight minutes of spots. Way to go, little hammer man--nice touch with the fan base. Did Bungeroth give you a Giants fungo?

--Fitz and Brooks: Dumb and Dumber

--Krueger: Even when he tries, he's still a Larry Baer puppet.

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66 comments:

  1. I wouldn't characterize F & B as 'Dumb and Dumber'. They are both actually fairly intelligent folks with pretty good knowledge of sports... It's just their personalities and style that turn people off. IF all they did were let folks finish a sentence or two, they'd get a lot more cred.

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  2. I turn to knbr when I want to laugh, seriously. You cannot take anything they say seriously, all a joke there.

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  3. Yes for all his faults, Gary still entertains and doesn't seem to be a shill for Hammer or the Giants. Without him can you imagine the horror of just Larry and Kate?

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    1. Ralph said not one person -hosts- other then Tom has sent him a message,in secret or private. So,I guess Radnich does look out for no.1 at all costs..like shilling.

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    2. Kate..from my prodding I think, has gotten back some of her independence. For awhile there she had fallen into "I agree with everything and have no different view" pattern.

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    3. Kate adds nothing to show, 3 people trying to get a word in is horriable on radio and real life,

      Yes we know you went to a certain college etc just like the others repeat themselves ad naseum.

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  4. Not only was 680 off the air, but 1050 and The Bone,too. John Hamilton ( the last remaining, except for Pat,class act at the station) had phone troubles....KNBR has had a LOT of troubles like this recently. On a recent Saturday, the 4am "Sporting Life" show was delayed due to a Commonwealth Club repeat. Way cool

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    1. { Pat,class act at the station } She barely researches. Pat can barely use a computer. She sucks. So what she has three kids!? No one f--king cares.

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  5. Fitz used to be my favorite KNBR personality, but as you have correctly noted, that show is just a joke, and it's usually him trying to be funny (note the constant chuckling) and trying to prove to Brooks that he's hip enough to be liked by black folks....As for Radnich, every now and then he comes off with a good take: witness this morning's diatribe against the ASG voting process which saw Crawford and Belt finish 2nd, Pablo beating out a much more deserving David Wright and Freddy "I haven't played since bread was 25 cents" Sanchez finishing *4th* in the voting...anyway, it was a refreshing change from the norm for sure.

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    1. I found Radnich's ASG take this morning a shallow and calculated attempt at creating "controversy" and prompt listeners to call in.

      Considering the ASG voting process has benefited big-market East Coast stalwarts like the Yankees and Red Sox for over a decade, the fact that the Giants finally took advantage of the system should be a non-issue.

      Lame.

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    2. The writer in the Mercury news summed it up, in 2010 Sandoval had a better first half than Wright and did not make the team. So it happens alot, it will happen again. The saddest thing is this carnival COUNTS for something. Maybe the league that has the winner of the home run derby can host the world series this year.

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  6. Damon Bruce was ALL OVER Mark Jackson. To not single him out for doing great work is somewhat shameful

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    1. So true. Leiberman may rant against the station but there are nuggets of truth out there. It is no surprise 680 ignored the issue, but Bruce was on point his remarks. I know Liebermann can't listen to everything but he should try to not paint with broad strokes.

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    2. Gary Radnich says look in the mirror before you judge a man who picked up strippers and street trash. Uhuh,and why would Gary think that?

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    3. Maybe because he's mature adult who understand we all make mistakes and doesn't spend his life ranting irrationally against some imaginary villain he's obsessed with.

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    4. "I could care less.." yeah, right! Your obsession with that station funny as hell

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    5. LOL..mature adult..a 62 year old man who blasts hip hop and reads about Kim Kardashian-but not classic books?..or is it when he bashes Obama -the best president we've had in decades?
      Radnich cant pay you enough to defend him my friend..lol..

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  7. I miss the Tony Bruno segements alot.

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  8. Another day, another I hate KNBR rant...

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  9. I think Cohan pegged Lacob as a boob. That's why he didn't sell to the Russian American 24 Hour Fitness guy or Larry Ellison,American-American.
    Cohan got the financial killing and saddled the bay area with his revenge.
    Radnich is the first to tell you he's no shill..but he is the BIGGEST shill there is.And phony. No wonder he can live with himself..the delusions are frightening. Works for a bigoted radio station while never saying a word about it. He knows when to be white- right Gare?

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    1. isn't the russian guy a life long resident of the bay area who went to cal state hayward?

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  10. Mr Rad(u)nich could not survive without an audience. The man who claims to "show off" only on air drives his children to school in a Bentley. This constant need for attention, along with an apparent lack of hobbies to occupy his time (his couch being his safe haven), means Gary will stay on air as long as he can.

    He can either no longer "read the room" or is out for the last dollar.

    I bet on the latter.

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    1. Someone is criticizing Radnich because he has no hobbies and wants to retain his employment?

      This doesn't even make sense!

      Who care whether he has hobbies? Most normal people want to retain their jobs and generally one's determination to keep working is considered a virtue.

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    2. Being a sniveling coward company man isn't admirable. Not in anybody's world.

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    3. Radnich takes pride in being a one dimensional boob. I've heard him criticize people over 40 who exercise and have interests outside of work. When he loses his job he will go insane because he has nothing else to occupy him. The guy looks so unhealthy, it won't surprise me one bit if one of these days he keels over.

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    4. "being a sniveling coward company man isn't admirable"...

      "When [Radnich} loses his job he will go insane because he has nothing else to occupy him"

      Your personal Radnich fantasies say far more about you and your imagination than they do about Radnich!

      Get help!

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    5. I am quoting Radnich himself. He has said in the past he has no hobbies and is only interested in working and HUSSLING. Not sure if he means hustling in back alleys searching for cheap thrills. He will definitely need help when they get rid of his ass-HE CRAVES ATTENTION AND ALICIA CAN'T GIVE HIM THE ATTENTION HE NEEDS.
      Radnich is a man who is proud of himself for stabbing Pete Liebengood in the back. He loves to tell the story full of glee!

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    6. that's a lot of raddy hate there, ol' boy...maybe you shouldn't listen to him every day.

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    7. Fair and BalancedJuly 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM

      Agreed that's a lot of hate by obsessive Stan.

      Hey Stan, funny that you call Radnich a sniveling coward. You're an even bigger coward because you post the same stuff here every day as "Anonymous."

      Stop being a sniveling coward and use your own name when you post here. We'll finally see that the multitude of Radnich rants are all coming from the same obsessive nut, YOU.

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    8. Greetings:
      I am 4:57pm and 11:04pm and I am NOT Stan. I have not listened to Raddy for more than a couple of minutes in over a year. The quote is from two years back. He made fun of guys over 40 who exercise. He said guys over 40 playing hoops at a park should go home and leave the court to the youngsters. Ask Raddy about it once you get off your knees from under his desk. Remember! "All hands above the table!!!"

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    9. Fair and BalancedJuly 3, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      Oh, so you're the genius who knows that when Radnich loses his job "he will go insane because he has nothing else to occupy him" and that "he craves attention and Alicia can't give him the attention he needs" based on listening to his show for a couple of minutes

      Gee, you can really tell a lot about people based on so little. Psychic powers?

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    10. One can't win an argument with you. If we listen we need help but if we do not listen then we can't comment on things the three fingered guy said in the past? I listened to him in the past when he was good. Is he paying you to come on here and defend him?

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    11. Fair and BalancedJuly 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      Not at all, either listen or don't listen.

      Just hard to imagine how someone who doesn't listen to his show manages to know that Radnich will go insane when he loses his job and and that his wife Alicia can't give him the attention he needs.

      Do you fantasize about the attention Gary needs?

      Did it ever occur to you that when you're reduced to ridiculing someone for a congenital physical defect you're revealing your own inadequacies.

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  11. Knbr Hosts aren't just sheep...they are mentally ill sheep..the worst kind. Ahhhh, I harken back to when Monta was traded...and Fitz was near in tears saying over and over "I love Monta,I will ALWAYS love Monta".cue Whitney song...
    To this day..you think Monta has even thought of Bob once?..me neither.

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    1. Mentally ill? I don't like Fitz either but don't really think the above makes him mentally ill. Maybe you could choose words more carefully.

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    2. Nope-he's nutz.

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    3. maybe he did like monta as a person. perhaps rabid obsession with a radio show host could be a symptom of, well, you know...

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    4. 845-can you read? He said he LOVED HIM,WILL LOVE HIM FOREVER...He did not say "I like him as a person"..perhaps you weird obsession to defend a conglomerate is your paid for reason to post. And if you do it for any other reason,your a real nut.
      Is this what KNBR pays reputation dot.com for?..lol.

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    5. See,845 His over the top love that is full of bullshit WAS THE POINT of the post. Yes,if Bob were normal what you said would be the natural response.
      But your strange fantasy to be loyal? well KNBR is Monta and your Fitz...GET THAT POINT?

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    6. Yes, I get the point Stan, you're an idiot!

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    7. 909..your that guy who writes Raddy 8 love emails a day arent you? Your mom asked you to stop!

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  12. Radnich "works for a bigoted radio station while never saying a word about it"....

    The ongoing nonsense on this blog about failure to outspokenly criticize one's own employer is preposterous!

    What employee in their right mind would broadcast to the world unfounded, highly critical claims about their employer - particularly when the employer owns the broadcast company?

    RIDICULOUS

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    1. A man with integrity.

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  13. Rich doesn't like KNBR, KGO, Cumulus. We get it.

    Is this a blog or a broken record?

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    1. A HIT broken record..what we love about it.

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    2. No one is forcing you to come here nor are you paying for this.

      Unless of course you're one of Bunger-hole's interns and then you have no choice.

      Now why don't you go back to licking Hammer's and Bunger-hole's asses

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    3. Starting to feel like Groundhog day:
      KNBR sucks...
      Radnich sucks...
      Cumulus sucks...

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    4. "No one is forcing you to come here nor are you paying for this...."

      No, but whoever comes here is free to express their opinions and your tireless response to any criticism that the person must be a an intern for whoever is repetitive and lame.

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    5. Hey, truth hurts. Period. Anyone with half-of-a-brain can figure out that Bay Area radio is now a vast wasteland. Even Ben Fang-Torres, the king of brown nosing in his so-called "Radio Waves" column in the Sunday Comical and use of the word "I", can figure it out. Well, maybe... Perhaps the bitching has become redundant, but if you can't handle the truth, then go read some Dr. Seuss. If you're complaining about the message, do something about it if you have the power. Alas, most of the people who bitch are those sent to sabotage Mr. Lieberman's blog. They get paid $10/hr by their media outlet and are subjected to a daily brainwashing. Man, get with it! No wonder this country is going into the sewer. We're just lemmings being led into the sea by the likes of Lew Dickwad and Cum-u-less and the others who are buying up radio and television stations. If you're smart, you don't have to listen. You don't have to watch.

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    6. 6:04pm: THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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    7. "Alas, most of the people who bitch are those sent to sabotage Mr. Lieberman's blog. They get paid $10/hr by their media outlet and are subjected to a daily brainwashing"

      I hope you're not serious. You think anyone in the business would waste a dime "sabotaging" this blog? And why would you call honest disagreement sabotage?

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  14. Murph and Mac will never broach sensitive topics about the local sports teams.
    Did you know that Murph and Mac start each broadcast day repeating the following chant?
    Go Giants Go! We are Giants family.
    Go Giants Go! We are Giants family.
    Go Giants Go! We are Giants family.

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    1. Who cares. I don't listen to the twirps. They are mind-numbingly shallow and irrelevant. Only morons would listen to them.

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  15. Is KSFO and KNBR online streaming off the air?

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  16. It should be against FCC regulations to put Rad Red Cheeks on TV. It's an affront to family values.

    Gary Radnich is more well-known for his "hey, how much do you think he is making" than solid sports journalism. He is what gives sports writers/broadcasters a bad name and perpetuates the stereotype that athletes are stupid, silly and devoid of intellect.

    KNBR has been a backwater for years. Are you kidding? If it were not for the Giants and 49ers, KNBR would be the irrelevant station it is when the Giants and 49ers aren't on the air.

    That Kate only adds to the freak show. It's like a college dorm on Saturday night with pizza and beer. That is what it reminds me of. I'm a former athlete, former sports editor and reporter and former editor of newspapers, and the way Gary carries himself was never the way I or my reporters or fellow sports writers carried themselves. He is an embarrassment.

    Maybe Ronn should remove himself from the Hall of Fame and we should start a Hall of Shame. We can put Ronn in it along with Karel, Jared Hart, the music download thief, etc.

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    1. and yet you listen still. gotta be better things for you do that twist up your undergarments.

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    2. The Radnich hater or haters - maybe two of them - listen to every word of his show then come here and rant. Why?

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  17. whatever happend to John Shrader and Bruce McGowen? The disappeared from KNBR a while back and I was wondering what they might be doing these days.

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    1. Bruce McGowan called in to Marty Lurie's show recently on his way to the the ballpark.

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    2. And Bruce posts here frequently.

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  18. Radnich,with Bob Meyers..took it up the ass with a smile. Not a single question of Jackson's FBI intervention..nope, Gary puffed hard on Meyers dick.
    Radnich who would be better off if he didn't offer to bend over for the Warriors,instead did the total whore right to the end.
    Radnich is just the total disgrace to sports broadcasting. No low is too low,if Rad man can make a buck.

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    1. I thought it was a pretty good interview.

      Peculiar that anyone would think the interviewer was "taking it up the ass."

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    2. No,its pretty common to describe such interview behavior in those terms.

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  19. 1050 is still running ads "listen to the NBA Finals on KNBR 1050"

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  20. To echo the post at 7:30.
    As Damon Bruce so apply puts it. "The Bay Area Media is Soft"
    And that is being charitable.

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  21. I cringe sometimes when I listen to Larry Krueger. There are times when he gets a bit out of control and Gary has to reign him in.

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