*Somebody who might know a bit or two about things in the TV biz tells me there's talk of "an anchor change" at KNTV, (NBC Bay Area). I have no clue other than perhaps a transaction involving Jessica Aguirre whose contract has expired and has not re-upped as of yet. And keep in mind that the big cheese that has some influence with NBC O and O's is Kevin Keeshan, (Keeshan used to be ND at KGO-TV before splitting for 30 Rock) and Keeshan is not a big fan of Aguirre, supposedly.
*Speaking of saturation coverage of the Superbowl, we bring to you, KPIX. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the fact that the local CBS O and O station will air the game and make loads of money. It's perfect business and other stations would take just as much advantage just like PIX has, but here's the difference.
PIX has been overly-milking the game since the very second the 49ers won the NFC Championship game and incorporating it into their news domain in virtually all 5 and 6 PM newscasts. There's no point in trying to justify what's real "news" and what isn't, but PIX has gone to the extreme even by their byzantine news standards. It's one thing to do a lot of booster club, post-game tailgate, we're goin' to New Orleans fan story stuff every now and then but when you LEAD in mid week with one of your lead anchors doing a 49ers fan fluffo piece, you should be ashamed. Just watch today at 5 and check the lead story. It'll be repeated every day until Sunday.
*Just because a certain media blogger has been doing a radio show with a lot of media guests doesn't mean that the blogger will suddenly go soft on his critiques. In fact, much of the local anchors who have been on the show have also been on the receiving end of various rips and parting shots. You know you're OK when you stay consistent with your analysis and the majority of your guest requests not only want to do the show, but make it a point of actually wanting to go on again.
*Harvey Araton, award-winning columnist, author, from the NY Times will be one of my highlight guests on the radio show today from 1-3 PM on KSCO-KOMY.
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