Cumulus' hierarchy is about money and consolidation. To hell with the product. Basically, they are content whores whose sole desire is to make money with the least amount of financial expenditures. Mean and lean.
When you have bean counters manning the company that have no respect for the industry and are willing to go to any and all means to maximize profit then you subsequently get a crappy product with low-paid guinea pigs and a few aardvarks just hanging on to sell mattresses and occasionally do a radio show.
*I haven't listened to the bloated one on Knibber morning with his younger bud but I heard he mentioned me a few times. This, from a guy who insists he never reads blogs...By the way, nice of you to mock Ted Robinson, according to a few moles on the 11th floor....Speaking of KNBR: yes, the truly smarmy Bobby Fitz has supposedly not uttered a word on the Mantai Te'o story which only reinforces what everybody already knows: the guy has zero cred. Enough said.
*At KTVU, a broadcast source tells me if the early evening numbers, (at 5 and 6), don't pick up in February, (during sweeps), "heads will roll", his words, not mine.
*More KTVU nuggets: It's well known over there that management doesn't want to push veteran consumer reporter, Tom Vacar out to pasture. Why? Because Vacar happens to be a lawyer too and they know it...And science reporter, John Fowler, has told people he's not interested at all in retiring. Problem is, KTVU may not feel the same...John Sasaki is in that mold too, but wait and see....Hey, Claudine Wong? Lighten up and laugh every now and then. It's not just me who thinks you evoke extreme un-likability. Smile too--couldn't hurt.
*Meanwhile over at KPIX, fear and angst permeate the newsroom because rumors continue to circulate that GM, Bruno Cohen, is about to make his first big move. And it doesn't involve air talent.
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