If the planets align sometime in the near future, expect a resurrection of a true talk format in San Francisco at a yet, undisclosed frequency. And don't underestimate Michael Zwerling, the owner of KSCO/KOMY and a multitude of other businesses.
Zwerling recently acquired a Telegraph Hill penthouse and he's not there to simply eat the sand dabs at the North Beach Restaurant.
**SF could use a good talk-show format on radio since Cumulus kidnapped the only talk station in town and if you read some of the trades the new station has some issues and a dwindling listener base.
**OK, traffic reports every 10 minutes, I can stomach...but weather too? Fog in the morning, sunny in the afternoon and low clouds at night...every now and then a heatwave with fog coming...In the winter, rain for a few days, occasional flooding and then clear and cold with frost. I just gave you the Bay Area weather.
**Gary Radnich and Larry Kruegar: It's not just that they TALK over Each OTHER every two minutes its just that they continually say nothing...oh, and recently the dynamic duo tried to play down the fact that Kruegar and traffic yenta, Kate Scott can't stand one another. I don't really give a damn but I thought you may want to know.
**The underlying opinion from many is that Tom Sinkovitz is "too expensive" to hire. Really? Well, get this, Sinkovitz is a name anchor and would add immediate buzz to a station that could really use some. To boot: Sinkovitz told me recently that he's itching to go back to work, take note, KRON and KTVU.
**Get ready for an avalanche of sidebar stories on the security at this Sunday's Bay to Breakers.
**I wasn't duped--indeed a KRON source who works at the station told me that GM, Brian Greif was let go. Greif is still employed at the station but there's rumors circulating all over the building that suggest change may be coming soon.