MONDAY MEDIA BLOTTER ....
If you notice a bit of tension between Comcast SportsNet's Greg Papa and Scott Reiss, you're quite shrewd. It's not that noticeable but both are not exactly chummy these days and it's not merely money matters, although the financial chasm is quite extraordinary, (guess who makes about $150G more), and the fact that Papa is the primary pre and post-game host for the Giants is also quite annoying to Reiss, who Papa replaced.
There's a bit of irony here: Reiss is doing the A's pre and post shows, (along with the vastly-improved, if still occasionally bland, Bip Roberts); while the Giants are numero uno, ratings wise the king of the hill, the A's are in first place and actually playing better than the Larry Baer machine.
**They had the Northern California Emmys the other night at the Hilton. I had an invitation to go but I was already tied up in my previous engagement to see a cryonics documentary on the local access channel.
**That new morning guy on KTVU seems to have a lot of face time over the suddenly enhanced-vacation status of one Dave Clark.
**Tim Kawakami, the SJ Merc blogger/writer and fellow scribbler, Mark Purdy: unabashed Lew Wolff aide and abettors for Wolff's kissy-kisses with San Jose. Two things, well three: 1. At least Purdy has the guile to debate the topic and go at it; Kawakami, on the other hand, is a coward and hides. 3. This is not media-related but the A's and their plumbing problem will be in Oakland for at least 5-6 more years no matter what happens; San Jose is a pipe-dream at best and that's thanks to the Giants and Mr. Baer who still have a house to pay for and is not about ready to relinquish their territorial rights to the A's...Want a basic clue? If San Jose and the A's were even close to deal they'd have had it now. There is NO deal and that's why MLB, Bud Selig, and Wolff are stuck in neutral. It's Oakland or bust.
**My KPIX item generated a lot of discussion about the safety of the bridge, (which if you re-read the post), had the least to do with the item...as for Caltrans and PIX' cushy promotional tour, I'll leave for you all to decide.
**Quite a scene over at Cumulus' key station where some intern/producer ran up quite a lunch tab for a quick bite at Grumpy's. I'm not kidding. Anything over $30 gets looked at. Here's hoping some manager bring in extra tuna sandwiches for the assorted crumbs running around the 11th floor.
**KTVU would like to thank the corner of 6th and Market for trusting them.
**Christina Loren: You're good but your not that good.
**Wayne Freedman: There comes a time when you get sort of stuffy. Maybe the 7800 Emmys need to be fumigated.
**Farce: Tom Sinkovitz can't get a gig in local TV because some of the consultants thinks he's old. Another reason to kick the shit out of all consultants.
**I'm repeating myself, again, but KCBS' shameful repeat after repeat after repeat after repeat story during the weekends, (most notably), and less often, (but still way too much), during weekdays has begun to taint the brand. And I've been, (and continue to be), pretty much supportive of the KCBS operation so don't beat me up, Doug Harvill.
**The local, popular female anchor reporter who likes to mix and match with the boys at Kokkari might be inclined to know that her recent tip on a $150 tab wasn't entirely appreciated by the bartenders. Maybe next time at least 10% would be doable.
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