A certain morning KRON news personality supposedly was having a whale of a time the other day. How much so? Says a Kronvict: he opened a bottle of whiskey and did shots during the 5 am broadcast. All the producers in the newsroom. We all saw it and he bragged about it throughout the morning.
*You can thank FCC deregulation for the nauseating overload of commercials in Bay Area morning radio, (it's especially bad on the Cumulus stations). Programmers don't give a crap anymore because the bottom line is the listeners have no leverage and are pretty much held hostage. The only way you have a shot at stopping this crap is to stop listening and let the advertisers know but that'll happen when Barry Bonds is elected into the HOF.
*Hey, NBC Bay Area 'Investigative Unit." I'm not bashing you guys but the problem is that you don't break a lot of stories and your supposed inside work hasn't ever moved the needle. Give us all a good story. Dig a little deeper. Look for some hard-earned corruption and delve into city halls in San Jose, Oakland, perhaps even SF--it's not sexy TV, but at least it might produce some heavy-duty basic REAL investigative reporting that requires a bit of heavy lifting.
*KTVU's mind-numbing "New at 2", "In 10 Minutes", "Only on 2" and so on is further proof that the station has lost its soul, its brand, its heart as it navigates into that vagabond of just another TV station. The production is still quality. The people who work there, by and large, do good work, but the real genesis of this once-mighty station is gone: its passion, its trademark. And that's pretty damn sad. Wonder what Fred Zehnder would think.
*Someone asked me what my favorite FM station was. I don't listen to much of SF FM Radio because they all sound alike, the music stations that is. Sure, there's exceptions but the personalities are just vapid as best. I do like Jack Culp and get as much of KCSM as possible.
*KSFO's Katie Green: Quit stop saying, "Thank you for listening." It's about as sanguine as a hooker in the Tenderloin telling her john thank you for contributing.
*Hey, KCBS: If you continue to REPEAT the SAME story 14 times a day on the weekend I'm going to call you out, again, REPEAT, I'm going to call you out, REPEAT, I'm going to call you out, REPEAT, I'm going to call you out.
*Then again at least you're not "Secret Asian Man" on KGOne.
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