Why is Stan Bunger so angry? Maybe its the slew of angry e-mail that has stacked up at KCBS over their repeat-repeat-repeat-repeat story count that has reached crisis proportions; on the other side of the spectrum, the overly chirpy Susan Leigh Taylor who's faux shock and awe and overly sensitive "interviews" are becoming the joke of the local radio industry.
Combine Bunger's I-Think-I'm-God complex with anger; Leigh Taylor's giddy-geisha and sports tonsil, Steve Bitker crappola, "Good Morning Stan, Good Morning Susan, Good Morning Holly, Good Morning Kim" glop of goo to the setting and you have enough brown stuff to occupy the toilets in Sochi hotels.
*KTVU's Ken Wayne, new look and all, is probably destined for a big cable move sometime early next year unless the station sweetens the pot.
*All the PR gurus are headed to the W Hotel later in the week to nosh on freebie food and make a point of telling each other how great they are. I'll be there for the leftovers and that's not the food if you know what I mean.
*Dana King is contemplating a run for the vacant Oakland City Council. The ex-KPIX tells a compelling story about her newfound career in artistry. It's beautiful. Too bad she doesn't elaborate on her pushed-out-the-door a little early at PIX where she was making about $500K when she decided to retire. Retiring at 53 is plausible ---making 500K and at the peak of your career, saying goodbye-- is not believable, sorry Dana.
*The relentless Kaiser ads on radio featuring the illustrious Alison Janney talking about "Happy endings" is ripe for jokes and I'm quite surprised the doofuses at Kaiser didn't think about, perhaps, a slightly better slogan than happy ending.
*Sorry, tried real hard--KFOG is painful to listen to.
*Two rich white boys that are against the minimum wage because they're great Americans: Ronnnnnn Owens and Brian SussMAAAAAAAAN. KGO and KSFO: birds of a feather...
*Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnn had a tough week: lunch with Carmen Policy at the North Beach Restaurant and a pedicure on Union Street. There's a rumor he's going to check out his buddy's new one-man show at the Marsh. I didn't know Ronn liked Byron Allen so much.
*Over lunch at Original Joe's, I told Angela Alioto that her father was the best mayor SF ever had. "He just did what he had to do--he didn't consider it work--he felt it was sort of an obligation to serve the people of San Francisco."
*There figures to be a whirlwind of changes on the Warriors broadcasting team(s) next year--both radio and TV. Stay tuned.
*Newsroom tude in the toilet in order: 1. KTVU 2. KGO-TV 3. KPIX 4. KRON 5. KNTV...actually KNTV, (NBC Bay Area), is feeling rather farklempt with the Olympics coming and a facility where everyone's feeling rather snappy and where interaction with the ND is not considered a relic.
*Just this morning alone: KCBS' Doug Sovern's report on flu shots was replayed over 7 times! The SAME story. Embarrassing.
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