Friday, January 24, 2014

Oh Happy Day Friday

 *Jan Wahl, I'm just damn happy to know you!


*Da Lin is destined for 60 Minutes.


*Yo, Jon Carroll? I ADORE your cat columns.


*Ronn Owens: get this! I just financed the last Sealy Temperpedic and they delivered it on the same day!


KGO Radio: I just got a woody over the new format. Really. I now adjust my daily life around your first traffic on the 5's; have become honed into the Finch Files to a point where I don't know what I'd do without them; am a certified Lisa Campbell-holic; eat and breathe Renee Richardson; and get this!, I've begun to really, really, really dig Red Eye Radio, Good Golly Miss Molly!


KCBS: This is bettah than buttah: I was out shopping one day in Lodi and I missed the story about Ed Lee and the state of the city but when I got back into the car, it was played over again. Then again later on! And even when I was showering late into the evening when I missed the evening news, you played it again! This is opportunity radio; finally figured it out--if I miss it shopping in Turlock, I can just catch it later, and later and later, and later, DUDE!


KNBR: Lee Hammer, you rock dude! Murph and Mac? The greatest morning show on the planet--an inventive display of audio ballet and hijinks and Brian, I gotta tell you: since we last spoke, I now have the utmost appreciation and revere for UCLA Football, Marin County, Marin City, Irish novels, The English Beat, Irish coffee, Guinness, dude, I'm honored to know you and Paulie, yo Paulie: New Jersey rocks! Springsteen? Dude! And Pea-Con? War Eagle, dude!


Damon Bruce: You are my God. You are my hero. I am Woman! Hoosiers rule.


Comcast SportsNet Bay Area: Dave Feldman, Henry Woof, Woof, Woof, Wofford: Can you feel the warmth, I do and it's just great and I'm speechless and I'm not even an Insider!


KRON: Darya, Jackie, Aaron: you are the human pride that defines America. You are the spirit that that rocks my cranium, you are the sunshine of my life. I think we should all get naked and have an orgy at Tommy's Joynt. I buy. Why? Because I love you all and love means never having to say your sorry.


Gary Radnich: Adulation my man, it was hard to get Drake and Jerry Lewis and Keisha Coles to the party but for you, sir, you are my rock, you are my soul and you are my brother from another mother and ...Gary, you may negate this and put it aside, but don't. You might be concluding, Nobody cares! Gary, they do care. They care too much. You are God, Gary.


Tori Campbell: Tori, I beckon you are the Katie Couric of the Bay Area. You have passion, you have emotion, you have grit and grime, you make it impossible for me to hate you, Tori and that's just not fair!


Chef Ryan Scott: Dude, just for you I baked a peanut-butter apple sauce pie and slopped it down after mowing down my personal pizza from Grumpy's. The caramelized onions were just poppin', dude, and after slurping the dirty beer, it was just, dude, magnificieto! Dude, you have given me inspiration on my foodie guide--next to Liam Mayclam, you are my foodie chap God and I owe you a gold spatula for all your warmth, your bravado, your style. I am fed-exxing you my 1976 crockpot I bought at Sears.


Tom Raponi: Tom, I get it now. In order to get the story, you must be patient and wait. So, even though we are not communicating I get your message: wait. Wait it out. I'll be there for you, eventually, and I get that, Tommo. You are the best and greatest GM ever. Ever. Without you and Lee, KTVU would be mush ...like a bad landing at SFO! Wait, I didn't mean that...


Tony Kovaleski: Tony, without you, my life would be in the gutter. You gave me hope and guile. You broadened my horizon and were the sketch in my etch-a-sketch and I owe you, brother, I owe you big time. So when I occasionally needle, I mean it for best. The Team. Our Team. Rock on.


HAPPY DAY!


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19 comments:

  1. Jan Wahl needs to hang it up. I turn off the radio as soon as I hear her voice. I remember Ronn always used to put her on when she would call in. Why?

    KNBR morning show - yesterday I screamed at the radio. Playing Rick Nelson's "Garden Party" and the brain trust decided it was written about drugs and other back in the day artists - I will only listen to Tolbert and Ratto, which is golden.

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    1. Yeah, as kind of a music geek, the comments from the hosts kinda blew me away. The self-professed muso sounded like he didn't know Rick Nelson was one of the godfathers of rock 'n' roll with one of the most influential guitarists, James Burton, in his band. Joel Selvin wrote a great book on Nelson, by the way.

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    2. Pauline Mac really doesn't know much about pop before the mid seventies, Beatles and Stones excepted. He's got the mentality of those Classic Rock stations, nothing deeper.

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  2. Can you say sarcastic?

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  3. 10:11--Just the opposite-Funny & Brilliant Observations from Rich about the Pathetic State of Bay Area Media Today!!

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    1. Full of old tired opinions.

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  4. Wait until Rich is doing these riffs on his weekend radio show - Pure gold!

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  5. Yes...TGIF!
    Because we'll get Week-End KGO Talk Radio!
    Can't wait for Pat Thurston...unless she's knocked off for another stupid college Game.

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  6. I still want to see Da Lin do a decent LIVE shot and look at the camera before I rubber stamp him for 60 Minutes

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  7. Da Lin, "60 Minutes"?? Vegas will give you a 1000-1 on that one.. "You are God, Gary." He just tweeted "He really likes me....

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  8. > KRON: Darya, Jackie, Aaron...

    You left out the ass. news director, Stacey something-or-other, I forget her name. But I use the abbreviation "ass" for a reason.

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  9. Thank you for continuing to expose The Dude Chef Ryan Scott for what he is! "The damned worst talk show host in Bay Area Radio".
    It is beyond me how that Secret Asian Man segment is still on air.

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  10. As a long time broadcast industry professional, my travels took me to KRON in a freelance capacity in the middle 90's (back when local television still did production and it seemed there was more than enough work anywhere you looked). While there at KRON, the two people I ran into who just acted as if they were big stars and too important to have to condescend and actually mingle with "common folk" were Henry Tannenbaum and Jan Wahl. Perhaps it is the karmic wheel that has them hawking kitchen and driveway makeovers in poorly disguised infomercials and shilling for matress companies.

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    1. Wes? Wes Sims? Is that you?

      Jan always loved me (wrote some of her material back in the day). Never had a problem with her. Henry I always found to be a self-absorbed prick who was/is neither funny, clever, smart, professional, or any of the other things he thinks he is. For a guy who did the human interest segments he had all the charisma of a skunk.

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    2. Never got the Henry Tannenbaum thing. I still think he has pictures he shouldn't have.

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  11. you had me at Darya orgy

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  12. How unfair to Katie Couric to be mentioned in the same sentence with Tori Campbell.
    Has Katie ever screwed up royally and then arrogantly watched as co-workers were fired?

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  13. Well, there is her recent talk show failure....for some reason she does not relate to the average at home during the day person these days.

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