KRON went big-time Sunday night and for the most part, pulled it off. Like the good old days. If you like pro football, that is.
1001 Van Ness picked up the Raiders-San Diego Chargers game, (from the NFL Network), that began at the ungodly 8: 35 PM, (11: 35 on the East Coast). Granted, it was primetime but it was also a Sunday night. Don't tell that to KRON.
They pulled out the old guard. The star weeknight players, including Pam Moore, Gary Radnich, and suddenly-emerging Justine Waldman straight from the Coliseum mosh pit. (Waldman in black--hot!).
All of this, of course, had to do with the A's playoff schedule. The Raiders game was an original 1 PM starter but the late A's contest on Saturday necessitated the 8: 35 Raiders special. How many times have you seen this?
KRON began its Sunday night newscast at 8 as a prelude to the upcoming game and although it looked and sounded kind of loopy at the start, I commend KRON for making the most of it. I mean, when you have a piece of content that is the most valuable TV commodity in the biz, you might as well take advantage of it. I'm sure this oddity was KRON's biggest-watched event in its post-NBC-affiliate history.
Moore looked excited and carried the proceedings well. Radnich looked a bit annoyed but carried the ship. Even the weekday weather lady had a more noticeable bounce to her. My oh my.
Then there was the game --the Raiders looked so good and Terrelle Pryor so gargantuan that Twitter began begging for more Sunday night late NFL football games and the evolution of a strange alliance had its origin: the Raiders and KRON, (huh? --how unlikely and utterly giggly).
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