Media Notes and News Wednesday
*KRON was supposedly looking to move and sell its heavily-mortgaged building on 1001 Van Ness but now, according to one of my station sources, has put off the sale and is staying put, at least for now.
Might be the fact that the market is soft for a building even in prime SF real estate. Then again, KRON's corporate owners may be holding out hope that the market gets better or that some tech company needs more space and wants to buy the historic building outright.
*The constant ass-kissing by the bloated one from 9-Noon to his co-host is further proof of the giant ego's greatest liability: insecurity. Worse, his partner's complete 180 on criticism of the local sports teams is downright laughable. Larry Baer's noose is getting tighter.
*Add to the nauseating commercial radio spot list: the California lottery's endless Mama's and the Papa's "All the leaves are brown" dreck being driven down the throats of Bay Area radio. I hated the song when it first came out and whenever I hear that spot I begin to get nauseous again.
*The Warriors indeed extended their radio contract with Knibber last September but there are several out clauses.
*Caroline Tyler on KGO-TV: A good anchor and reporter with a great sense of humor to boot.
*I like the KNTV, (NBC Bay Area) news product and many of the people there in San Jose but seriously, name me any ground-breaking story; just one, that their celebrated, (and expensive), "Investigative Unit" break? Again, I admire the fact that they have an entity there and throw wads of money to such a project but the end result, (so far), is that the promos are more lavish and compelling than the stories or lack thereof.
*The KTVU tag line that even the anchors, (behind the scenes), are even mocking: Thanks for trusting us. Please, Mr. Raponi, seriously now.
*Can anyone tell me why the whole world has stopped because some fourth-tier professional "came out?" Wait a minute. The whole world didn't stop, just the media here in the US and more gullible oafs who drank the cool-aid. I'm a big proponent of racial equality, gender sexual orientation too, and so all this fuss is/was much ado about nothing. This piece says it all.
*The "Game": We're not KNBR...KNBR: We're not as good as The Game but we have 50,000 watts and the SF Giants. Bottom line: you're both dreck that is content-less.
*Damon Bruce is beginning to get national attention, (CBS Sports Radio gigs) which only reinforces the notion that he should have the chair at 680 from 9- Noon. The bloated one and his statman should be relegated to 1050ville.
*Da Lin at KPIX: Just awesome, dude.
*Would KRON do the right thing and hire back Tom Sinkovitz? He'd take the gig and the Bay Area would do well getting back a terrific newsman with a boatload of credentials and streetsmarts.
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