You know, by now, even the most horniest male TV reporters near that one station near the Battery media gulch should quit trying extremely hard to get that KRON anchor in the sack. Better yet, it would help if he understood she has a much younger boyfriend and is well-positioned, believe me I know.
*Speaking of KRON, it wasn't really that big a surprise, Brian Greif, the just-resigned GM, finally called it quits. He'd been miserable for quite some time with a bad back and all. The real development might be the repercussions for the angry ND and his assistant, Marie Antoinette --guess what? Party's over.
*New Year. Big shots on the screen have to actually go back to work and not take their 38 weeks of vacation. Don't get too ego-minded, we hardly missed you.
*The pompous assholes at KQED should understand that the world doesn't revolve around you. You used to be a big deal in the city and donors would come out of the woodwork to stick a few bucks in your daily pledge breaks in spite of some stale broadcasting and the usual PBS tripe--no, it's getting harder because lack of any substantial LOCAL programming other than an innocuous restaurant show and a news program has finally come back to bust your chops. Spend a little of that Volvo money crowd and get more original content and the natives might come back.
*That New Years Eve local show on KRON had quite a lot of inside-biz reaction...such as, huh? Hey, think of the words, barter deal and you'll get a clue.
*If you want to get a small chance of seeing some of the local yokels putting the make on some of our local hotties, take a seat at the bar at Kokkari on any given Tuesday night. And bring some cash too while you're at it because Kokkari ain't the old Clown Alley.
*Raddy's back. Gary, you're overly hyper today.
*Things that survive nuclear war: cockroaches and David Louie on KGO-TV.
*I know all you critics are gonna knock me, (again), for kvetching about all the useless traffic and weather updates on radio but I had to laugh, (again), when her traffic majesty in the morning on KCBS said essentially the other day, "why am I here--there's nothing going on?", to which I agree, for a change. Moreover, now that the last time it rained was back about 1954, wouldn't it be, god forbid, reliable/OK, just to say, "It's another 'spare the air day--weather is unchanged; no rain in sight" and get back to news? Yeah, I know, unconstitutional.
*The next time you think they really care about you, the listeners, think about this: the sports station ran a whopping 37 minutes of spots in an hour. And that's not even including traffic updates. They carry about money. You? Please.
*It doesn't matter that Steve Poitras was once, at KTVU. It's the fact that he's back and there to completely blow up the model and re-brand so those of you in and outside of the studios at Channel 2 still in denial that everything's OK, get your head out of your butt and take notice. More ominously, it appears if the station, (with commands from Atlanta), is to truly rearrange the furniture, Poitras will have to dislodge with one of the bald guys.
*Erica Kato is supposedly a "very nice lady", which is great since I have the utmost respect for her and think she'd make a great president some day.
*It was a quiet night in Downtown Oakland New Years Eve which really, really, pissed off KTVU and the riot watchers.
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