That's not a good omen according to one of the more name talents who says the natives have already started grumbling. Something about favoritism I hear and have heard in the past. This is not good, but the lovebirds are veterans and here's hoping their love connection bears, uh, fruit.
*The Petaluma little-leaguers was a feel-good story until a few of the local news people here got a little too gooey and went overboard in their on-line glee. Look, it's great that the kids provided a much-needed jolt of good news for the little town up north off 101. That's all well and good. But call me a grouch--I'm not at all giddy over newspeople acting as cheerleaders who used the Petaluma kids and their Little-league triumphs as a personal chest-thumping. It's called the epitome of disingenuousness and they need to be called out. The operative word is "phony."
*95.7 FM, 'The Game', has reshuffled its midday line-up, and while the product is far superior over Knibber's, there's nothing there yet to really shake things up. For that to happen, the station has to move its signal to a place where it can be heard throughout the Bay Area, otherwise, good luck.
*Gene Burns is recovering from his health woes and doing about as well as expected, but not expected to be back on radio anytime soon.
*The "Breaking News" salvo is not just a KGO-TV issue, but indeed almost all the other local stations are just as guilty. The sad thing is when there is legitimate breaking news, nobody watching really cares unless its big stuff. It's like a car alarm that goes off but nobody cares because how many car alarms go off and people call the cops? Exactly.
*Yes, let's 86 the ridiculous, "team coverage." It's an overblown phrase that should be banned from the airwaves. How about, "we have 'comprehensive coverage'"? Or we have "multiple reporters on scene?" --Team Coverage should be moved to the sports dept.
*Dear Gil Gross: Leave your wife off the air. It's a bit that doesn't work and that's not just me but a few thousand others too.
*Tom Tolbert and Ray Ratto on KNBR is fairly funny, informative and decent radio. Like many other of you folks, I too listened a few weeks back and enjoyed their banter. It was a far cry from Tolbert and Red-Bull lungs himself, the thoroughly awful and banal Eric Byrnes who somehow can't shut the heck up and thinks his shtick is funny.
*I'm a big fan of KCBS reporter, Doug Sovern. I've said so repeatedly. But trying to make news by playing some dumb remark by NJ Gov, the insufferable, so-called, "wise guy", Chris Christie, who said some dumb things about Jerry Brown at the GOP condo in Tampa is simply a waste of time. In the mean time, why is Sovern in Tampa to begin with? Uh, talk about a waste of money.
*The new Pac-12 TV Network has a few union issues to be resolved before the party can get started and in this town you don't want your coming-out affair to be tainted by screwing with the union. Trust me.
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