Monday Media Nosh
*Four screaming matches in about an hour the other day at Grumpy's between KRON and PIX lower-level inmates--two reporters and two managers--it was NOT about the business. It began as a joke about who's "team" is in worse shape. Don't laugh at this: KRON is beating not just PIX, but almost all the others in the early evening and that 8 PM newscast is quietly getting decent enough numbers that salespeople are earning a buck or two.
Moreover, Catherine Heenan and Pam Moore are old-school TV anchors who have name recognition and yes, looks too. Given the fact that that still counts says something about viewing habits in the city. I always thought an 8PM newscast was Death Valley time but given the fact that a lot of people don't watch network TV shows here and like earlier local news indicates an audience that's out there. Don't underestimate KRON--did I say that? Yeah, I did.
*It's fashionable to make fun of Amy G on Comcast but the real story is this: The Giants and Comcast know she's lightweight and overly perky and it is that reason why she's still on--she's lightweight, perky, a human good-luck charm and doesn't ruffle any feathers other than people who are annoyed that such a nothing could be on basic cable TV.
*Darya Folsom: She knows what she's doing. Good marketing, Darya. I admire your ability to twerk the SF Bay Area.
*Screw the PC crowd: Why is Carolyn Tyler undervalued at KGO and Cheryl Jennings over-exposed? Because they think Jennings has some inner Diane Sawyer and Tyler is just OK. I smell something rotten there. Figure it out.
*Damon Bruce recently ripped the Chronicle's A's beat writer, Susan Slusser, because she signed on to KNBR little rival, 95.7 The Game. Bruce belittled Slusser, I'm paraphrasing: "Ok, Susan, glad you're going to no where." In fact, Slusser is getting PAID! at The Game. Slusser is not alone. Almost all local writers get paid a small fee to do 5-10 minutes on the sports stations--some get more than the others, depending on name and affiliation.
*Guy Haberman: Slightly better than the Sunday afternoon contest winner buffoon.
*The Game: Does the PD have pictures? Has to.
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