KRON, which is actually a decent go-to place for real breaking news in the Bay Area has a crisis of sorts at 1001 Van Ness; a real "boob-tube" frenzy between two of its biggest heavy hitters, so to speak. Who do you like?
*In spite of a spate of rumors, it appears that Allen Martin is staying at KPIX. For now.
*That nauseating bowl of audio fill-in shredded wheat, Spencer, "Jose", Hughes is being groomed as a possible full-time host at KSFO, the alleged radio station that lost all legitimacy when the late Lee Rodgers was let go. Hughes is so bad, so mind-numbingly jack full of mumbo-jumbo splatter, producers have been known to take extra-long breaks inside the lunch room to vacate Mr. Potato head.
*KTVU just hired a new PR guy named Steve Poitras. Offered one broadcast exec in town: "This is HUGE! When you hire a guy that's as powerhouse as Poitras, you are definitely looking to re-brand your badly tarnished image."
*San Francisco, the city that possessed some of the most renowned legacy stations like KGO, KSFO, and KNBR: all three outlets now reduced to a sliver of their once-great status. And who was responsible for that?
*Those of you with a full frontal lobe and a tad sense of humor, thanks for the e-mails on some of the last posts yours truly penned. The others apparently don't like an occasional detour from the mindless bs that permeates the local industry.
*Which is greater? The Spare-the-Air days or repeated KCBS news stories? Inquiring minds want to know.
*OK, so now that its been about a thousand days since it's rained around here, the onslaught of drought stories will commence en fuego next week. Until 2 storms in late January flood every shop in Mill Valley, enter "TEAM COVERAGE!" Get the blue parkas ready, troops.
*Scene at Tadich last week: A rookie male reporter from KTVU trying to close the deal on a KPIX hottie, (she's married): "Look, I can really get you to the network!" Memo to el-hunko. She'd rather sleep with Henry Tannenbaum than hear your sorry ass.
*We can all sleep now: Robin Roberts came out.
*Those casino ads that reek of too much John Legend make Kars-for-Kids sound like Irving Berlin. And I'm so, so happy they play literally every five minutes.
*Doesn't Duck Dynasty guy look sort of resemble the Unabomber?
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