Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Damon Bruce Post-Mortem; Dwight Walker Gone from Entercom; KGO Radio Dead Air; Wednesday Media Notes
He offered an apology over his now viral, nine-minute rant against women and sports last week and began to do his show. He was contrite and sincere.
That may be the easy part.
I know for a fact that his Cumulus bosses--he too, are betting the odds that DamonGate will eventually be forgotten with time. Maybe, maybe not. This much is clear.
The Chronicle has called for his head. That's not good.
Nor is this.
And this too, hello Lee Hammer.
And what about the fallout? What guest will do on his show? Better yet, what writer/broadcaster will not do his show? And what about women guests? The latter question is the more ominous one for Bruce and KNBR. And we haven't even mentioned the advertisers.
*A radio insider tells me Entercom VP/GM, Dwight Walker, (95.7 FM 'The Game') has been advised to retire. Translation: he gone.
*KGO Radio Saturday Night: over 40 minutes of dead air. Nobody's minding the store or maybe there's a new format in place. Bad news? Dead Air. Good News? No Ryan Scott.
*As stupid and misguided as Damon Bruce's anti-women tirade was I don't believe he should be fired over his 8-minute brainfart. There's been far more worse things aired on radio but that's just my opinion and believe me, I've had my moments with Bruce.
*Wonder what Ralph Barbieri is thinking about all this?
*No, it's NOT all about civic corruption nor political conning in Investigative reporting; it's about a whole variety of things that affect all of us. Crooked cops. Fake Doctors. Nailing lawyers. Not all of it is sexy, made-for-TV formula but it works.
*Again, other than a few re-tweets, the female sports diva/writer has not written a column on Damon Bruce which I still find rather odd since a hellacious amount of her gal pals have done so. Maybe she didn't get the memo.
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