Brandon Tierney, a NY native talker, is headed off 'The Game' and over to CBS to co-host a new morning show, according to a report.
I've never been a Tierney fan. He talks big and doesn't say much. Likes to interrupt too. There's been a lot of speculation that Tierney has been sniffing around other markets even though he made a big fuss about signing a new deal with Entercom a few months back. He's also been off the air recently which added to the speculation.
And The Game, in spite of a recent modest ratings spike, (mostly due to the A's surprising success), continues to lose traction. Entercom has been coy about how long it's gonna play ball with the all-sports FM SF outlet; major issues still haunts: poor signal strength and KNBR's stronghold in the market.
*Ronn Owens is recovering from back surgery, (in addition to sepsis), and is due back on KGO, next week. Owens has been off the air for a couple of weeks and, according to a station source, in quite a bit of pain. Again, while I have had major issues with Owens, I hope he's on his way to a complete recovery.
The timing of Ronn's ailing health status brings about a potentially awkward and unpredictable round of negotiations with KGO and Cumulus. Owens deal with Cumulus runs through the end of the year, yes, only six weeks away.
An ominous rumor: Cumulus is negotiating with Owens agent to secure a medical settlement.
*A certain morning sports co-host on Knibber got an ear full from a certain 1050 host; most of what was thrown can't be said on the air. (Damn!)
*KCBS' AM sports tonsil, Steve Bitker, asked John Madden, even though the Raiders got thumped by the Saints, "was the running of 'Marcel Reece a 'silver lining?" (Reece had over 100 yards rushing). Madden punked back Bitker: "No, when you lose there's no silver lining." Beautiful. I agree, coach.
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