Don't know Brian Sussman that well. Had a few e-mail exchanges. Just know that the experiment with him and Melanie Morgan wasn't working and Mel wanted out. And now it's happened.
Sussman's politics are ultra-ultra right and that's fine and well; so were Lee Rodgers, only Rodgers was the master broadcaster and knew how to do radio and make it entertaining. Sussman is too glued to his mad-scientist act; occasionally morphs off to being an on-air boor and now has to sound artificially excited next to a giddy, angry, out-of-place female traffic yodeler. Have fun.
**A KGO Radio News reporter sent me a message on Facebook excoriating me for "not listening to the news coverage of the SFO crash." Dear "dude:" I don't doubt the good work many of the folks over at KGO do. Too bad they are the exception to the rule. And as far as lecturing me to "listen after the 'talkshow guy left", that's not my issue, it's yours. Next time it might be prudent to have a game plan in place in case a major news story breaks on a weekend.
**Alex Jones Interview: Did the best I could and I'm OK with it. In fact, just getting Jones to sit down and talk was a miracle in and of itself. The object of an interview is to try to get out some info and be fair and tough. There's no point to start screaming and yelling over one or two points with Jones. I challenged him on some issues as humanly as possible. Didn't pretend to be Piers Morgan who didn't accomplish anything with Jones other than a lasting scowl, short-term ratings gain and mud on his face. I confronted Jones on gun-restriction, his 9/11 rants, Obama, etc and offered out the opinion that using Hitler references was not good for the cause. He sort of agreed. All in all I thought the interview was solid and entertaining. Case closed.
**Lame Central: The morning show mental midgets, (think 680 and 560), whose "ad-libs" are repeated later in the morning as if they were uttered spontaneously. They can't even elicit off-the-mark basic conversation--they literally repeat it as if it were original and un-planned. That's why they have to resort to cheap, contrived sound effects or dumb and mindless "bits" that are about as original and genuine as a Turlock Target store.
**KTVU, as I noted here, did a fine job reporting the SFO-Asiana airliner crash---not so swell: the shameless self-promotion PR ad campaign perpetrated by the station's marketing dept. touting KTVU as "#1 this---the 'first station that was on the air...'first station in digital", etc." 2 people were killed in that crash and countless others seriously injured. The investigation is on-going. So KTVU, and namely, GM, Tom Raponi, it is indeed tacky el-supremo to begin doing promos on radio and TV, sending out press releases 2 days after the crash. Dumb, dumb dumb.
**That ubiquitous KNBR traffic gal that is getting false admiration from the frat boys likes to use the phrase, "frickin' and "nobody cares." Yeah I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid, chicky-poo, because a few schmuckos have decided to embrace you. Embrace this.
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