*Gary Pizzati, the new SF Market Mgr. for Cumulus has been told to chop...there seems to be a consensus that Bungey didn't chop enough. You gotta be kidding. No, I'm not. (Just when you think things couldn't get any worse over at 55 Hawthorne, they do.)
QUICK BULLET POINTS--
*I don't know the new guy. I hear he does a lot of talking and that's about all. An empty suit with a title, says a few in the know. Then again, directly from Atlanta, does this portend for some new round of layoffs? Word around the building is yes, just where and how much isn't known yet. I have heard "bloodbath" a lot and that's not coming from some schlum.
*KGO Situation: The ratings are due out later in the week and I've heard the news won't be good, and I'm not talking about the format. (I want to see the cume.)
*Will Bungey still have to be deposed in the Ralph Barbieri case? I'm not a lawyer, but I would have to say, yes. I put in an e-mail over to Angela Alioto, Barbieri's lawyer. Does this have any bearing on Ralph's case? Again, I'm no expert, but I don't think so. Couldn't hurt. Keep in mind though Bungey wasn't fired over the Razor dismissal.
*What about Ronn Owens. Could Pizzati's hiring accelerate Owen's status? Yes and no. Owen's contract expires December 31. He's either retiring,(unless Cumulus wants to buy out his remaining months) or willing to work a helluva lot cheaper here or somewhere else. (The latest Owens rumor: going to the Internet?--Think retirement).
*Account Execs: They're in the doldrums. What else would you expect?
*KNBR: They still got the 49ers and the Giants. On the other hand, maybe too many "producers". Advantage, Pizzati.
*The union. Eventually, the mother of all train wrecks is about to commence. Someone better bring lots of water. And later on, maybe some vodka at the Gold Club. And it won't be Ketel One.
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