Nobody knows what the hell is going on!
We show up and do our work and get out asap.
Those are but a few of the reaction from veteran staffers at KGO who responded to me about the latest personnel move in the newsroom as Paul Hosley was shown the door on Wednesday. Nobody was really surprised as someone had to take the fall for the station's freefall is in full swing.
The veteran reporters are numb. The anchors, most of them in the morning, try mightily to project a giddiness that doesn't sound very genuine. It isn't. Although Hosely wasn't liked by many, there was at the very least, a sense of "normalcy" inside the newsroom even though Hosley's days were numbered.
*To answer several of your questions, no, the morning host, Ronnnnn, will say nothing about this and go on with business as usual. Luckily for Ronnnnnnnn, he has a guest in the first hour, but even if he didn't, he would cease from shop talk because Ronnnnnnnnnnn doesn't want to rattle Cumulus suits--they might take one of his gadgets away. That would be the end of the world. So, yes, we go to work, we sip coffee, we talk and we sell mattresses.
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