Thursday, August 1, 2013

Detente with Gary Radnich; Media Salary Notes


Many of you e-mailed and texted that Gary Radnich mentioned me this morning, (Thursday), on his KNBR show. Flattering remarks from Radnich.

Good.

It's official: Gary and I have reached a detente.

The long and short of it: I've been heavy-duty critical on Raddy. I tried not to get personal; I was mostly ripping him because I thought he was mailing it in.

There comes a point when you re-write the handbook. Gary has been good lately--the old Gary and so the timing is good. That doesn't mean I won't refrain from ripping where I see fit; this is, after all, a site where critical commentary is on full display, but I've said my thing. Time to move on.

*Media Salaries Note: The media salaries were those of anchors, reporters --TV and Radio. The list did not include sports broadcasters, (i.e, Jon Miller, Ted Robinson, etc.) I'm working on a separate list for those people and when I get the figures, I'll post.

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23 comments:

  1. This post makes me laugh.

    Regardless of what you say, Radnich is a certified hack, being held up by an apathetic market. Yes, this is an apathetic sports market. That's the only way to explain how a guy like Ray Woodson gets air time. People just don't care about what pours onto the airwaves. Their indifferent and as a result, a "Never Was" like Radnich perpetuates. Glad to hear that him mentioning you in a kind way is all you need to climb back on his dick and ride, ride, ride...

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    1. A bit extreme and curious choice of words, Dan.

      I'd like to think that I'm not going to refrain from being critical about Gary when I see fit; Nonstop GARY-bashing is sort of counterproductive and the readers, (not all), sort of get tired of it.

      Btw, "climb back on his 'dick?" Huh? Weird.

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  2. One other thing Rich - I'd love to see the numbers on what the FM guys get paid. Guys at 105.3, 94.9, and other rock/pop/hip hop stations in the bay area - if you're able to get it.

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  3. What do you expect from Cumullus? After t hey took over KNBR, they wrecked the place. Putting milk toast traffic reporters such as Ray Woodsen or Kate Scott on the air and passing them off as knowledgable sportscasters is bad enough, but when a pompous, indifferent Fatnich continues to get notice here in the bay area, that's hard evidence that this is an apathetic sports market.

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  4. Ok, so it's "duece" in your long match.. That's fine.. I tried for the umpteenth time this morning to listen/watch Radnich on Comcast and it's impossible. Nobody but nobody on that show can ever finish a thought or let a guest complete a sentence without one of them blowing over, whoever, with some uncontrollable, cocaine like driven, blast of words...

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  5. That helps explain the lack of non-stop Radnich criticism and innuendo the past month or so.

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  6. Wow! After seeing you rip Radnich virtually non-stop for years on this blog, I'm stunned. You have been relentless in your obsession, to the point where I've asked you to move on in the comments section a few times myself. If this treaty holds firm, I'll be thrilled. You've grown this thing from days where I wondered if I was the only reader to where you're getting substantial readership. I'm happy this will free up more of your time for more interesting thoughts and news.

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  7. Gary bears an uncanny resemblance to That Kid from the Simpsons.

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  8. Okay, really, do you think this is enough?

    Loyal readers of this blog have been following for years and this is all we get? A one-page gloss?

    There's a lot more going on here. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The whole Lieberman/Radnich coverup is HUGE! I'm not the only one talking about it. Check out http://motherjones.com.

    We want to know WHEN you two talked. WHAT did you say? Were you infiltrated from an outside source, because this is HUGE! They're talking about this in papers all over the world. And I won't rest until we know everything. Why did Mark Ibañez tweet "Oh, sh*t!" only to delete it seconds later? How come Cristina Gastelu was seen in the grassy knoll with what many saw was a rifle? And why the sudden silence? Haven't heard a word about this "detente" in minutes, Rich. You can't stonewall forever. I went to YouTube to look for videos: "Lieberman Radnich detente." NOTHING! So you think you can pull them all down and change history, huh?

    There's going to be lots more, I promise you. Already lawyers are being called in. These lawyers are former Navy Seals and Muammar Gaddafi palace guards! There's no telling how far this will all go! But one thing I know for sure: it's far from over.

    Keep it here.

    **DEVELOPING**

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  9. Radnich is a genuinely funny guy. I find him hard to listen to because of his company. Kate Scott keeps repeating Radnich's line "nobody cares" without knowing what it means. She uses it to tell Gary that what he's saying isn't interesting. Gary uses it to say that people are only interested in themselves. It comes off as rude.

    Ray Woodson is a nice alternative to the late night sports guys who put on fake voices. Like him or not, he's a real person on the air.

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  10. If years of intense criticism are supposed to be negated by Lieberman's perception of "detente", that tells me that it was all about Lieberman's personal feelings toward Radnich and not based on any objective, professional criteria.

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    1. No, you're wrong.

      It was all about show and content. Inevitably, it became personal b/c HE made it personal. And I followed.
      We have now moved on, thankfully.

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  11. What did Gary say about you.

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    1. He said we'd moved on and buried the hatchet and was complimentary of me and the blog, I'm paraphrasing but it was a peace move and I'm OK with it. Life is too short.

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  12. I don't know about all this......too much venom and truth prior to this "truce". My guess is there is a financial angle greasing the gears whether it be payola or the threat of a civil suit.

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  13. Be honest Dick. Did Fatnitch slip you a Benjamin? This is all too weak. What's next? You'll kiss and make up with mattress man in exchange for a plug and a 50% discount on a sealy posterupedic?

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  14. The only reason I click on to this blog is for your little cat fight with Radnich. You let me down Rich. Seriously, NO ONE just walks away like this without a back story.
    Lieberman = KTVU ??

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  15. You and Radnitch deserve one another.

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