Ed Baxter joined me on my radio show on Tuesday. Some of you ask why I have promoted the radio show and, in this case, Ed Baxter.
Baxter spent 35+ years at the old KGO Radio. He developed a loyal following in addition to being a quality newsman and excellent interviewer. You don't get to have 35 years at one radio station if you're some dork from Idaho. Baxter earned his stripes and then some.
In addition, if you listen to the podcast on KSCO/KOMY, you'll note that Baxter was tremendously forthright and candid in discussing his own fate at KGO, (he left in May, 2011), and revealed much info that you won't and don't get on any other radio station around here any beyond.
It's refreshing every once and a while for those of the readers who want some insight into the internal goings-on of a radio and/or TV station. That's why I'm here. Every now and then we interview newsmakers and those that report and broadcast the news on the screen and radio dial. Thanks to those of you that enjoyed the interview.
*Dan Sileo, the ex-KNBR morning zooish has again been fired from a South Florida radio station for making and anti-Semitic comment. Ho hum. Sileo spent some time at Knibber mostly offering up some lame bits and unfunny material. This latest offing might be his last. Good riddance.
*Seems some folks at KTVU with a lot of time to kill have been sending me some love letters about my alleged "gossip" regarding Dennis Richmond and various other assorted items. Good for you; keep 'em coming. And while your at it, tell the big boss I appreciate his spirited return call.
*An impending broadcast tsunami is about to hit the Bay Area and I'll just leave it at that...of course this coming development could just all be gossip. Mark the calendar around the middle of March.
*The fact that the former laughing-stock station in this TV market has begun to not only churn out some respectable news content, and done so in extended time for that matter is admirable. Furthermore, the ex-albatross station has not only looked better, but even some of its station management has offered up a quiet olive branch to this critic. That's not only pragmatic, but sound reasoning. A quality virtue indeed.
*Then there's the sanctimonious prima donna reporter at KGO-TV who likes to lecture about what we have right here, (at 415 Media), and what we have wrong. Thanks for the advice, Dr. Phil.
*Was there a light show on the Bay Bridge? I heard something.
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