Ronn Owens had an "Up to 30" segment on KGO Radio. Callers complained about the advertisers essentially being scammers (the dog product "Dynovite" or something), men who wear their pants at their knees, and then the good stuff: a number of callers complained about KGO's new format. Then Ronnnnn stopped the segment and said, (see below after UPDATE)...
UPDATE: KGO conveniently did NOT post the third hour of Ronnnnnnnnn's show. And you thought the mattress man was transparent.
I have ZERO respect for the guy. He's a schmuck. Did I say it right? Schmuck.
11/26 11:25 A. M.
This is not easy. This is the last "up to 30." I don't like to hear advertisers put down. We have an advertising department that works hard.
A lot of people are still upset about the change nearly 2 years ago. ABC sold to Cap Cities. Sold to Disney. Sold to Citidel and now Cumulus. Every industry has gone through this: cost cutting everywhere you look. But you cannot blame business for wanting to be profitable. I had nothing to do with the format change. Friends of mine were let go. I stayed because I was under contract. Cumulus has treated me wonderfully. They've treated everyone wonderfully. Cumulus is no different from any other company. They wanted to make a format change, and they're doing a good job. People in our news room are doing a damn good job. I was thinking of retiring. I came back. Others -- some are happy some are not. The old KGO is gone. It's not coming back. Whether I miss it or not is not the issue. I was thrilled to be part of the old KGO. The news format is still a good format. They are working their butts off and to be criticized is something I'm tired of. It's
disturbing. My program is not going to change. That was the last up to 30. It's not a fun idea anymore. But before you criticize everyone, the old KGO is not coming back. Gene Burns has passed away. Gil Gross has found new work. Please -- for everyone who works their butt off -- stop it. We've got damn good people.
--As Gene Burns would say were he alive: