I didn't say the KRON 8PM newscast was the CBS Evening News but I like its straightforward approach and non-gimmicky delivery.
Part of that tone is due to KRON's lack of tools, graphics, and heady reporters, but the show, as bare bones as it is, actually works and is solid enough if you're looking for a simple, concise and snappy hour of news.
Pam Moore is rock-solid and keeps the pace moving. At times, she gives the appearance of moving too fast, but that's acknowledging "I'm at KRON, still, for gods sake", but so what, it works and it works well. Simplicity can be the greatest virtue. Sharp graphics and pictures of the Embarcadero don't necessarily make for a quality newscast, after all, it's news we want.
**More KRON cookies: I'm wondering why Aaron Pero is such a disliked schmuck --I mean, I know why based on reports of numerous assholeish acts of repeated yelling and screaming, berating reporters and making some literally cry. So I asked a popular Kronvict how does Pero get away with it? The person didn't give me a direct answer and was somewhat dismissive so I assume there's a rubic's cube of info on this whole story. Kronvicts working and non-working johns and joans, I'm assuming. have stories to tell.
**Dave Clark and Tori Campbell at KTVU's "MO2": Warm and fuzzy.
**I would hope that KGO Radio sports anchor, Rich Walcoff and his nearly 30 years at the station would have given him some protection and cover to have to be IN THE MAN CAVE! with schmucky Brian Sussman over at KSFO but I forgot it's all about the whole big happy family that is Cumulus....By the way, yo, Suss, the traffic chick is more annoying and yappy by the day. Maybe she could be outsourced permanently to The Bone and talk about meat loaf.
NOTES: The "At the End of the Day" cliché that has gone national has now been officially dethroned by the god-awful, "is going viral"--Christ!, can not one of the schmuckos just say such and such person/video/event is generating traction, has become extremely popular? I guess that would require basic common sense, which has not gone viral...No matter how much he wants to spin it, Radnich's sports show has been canned from KRON and a lot of that probably due to, A., lack of viewers, but B. and probably more accurately, ex-GM, Brian Greif's departure--it was Greif that pitched the project and when Greif split for health issues, the sports show effectively went with it...Over at the Chronicle, they, the reporters, (mostly), are bitching again, quietly--seems the new gal pal big shot is not exactly a hit in the newsroom...KNTV weatherman, Rob Mayeda: nice guy, good presentation and that's always nice...I could listen to KCBS' political analyst, Mark Sandalow for about an hour but that's just me...Tara Moriarty may not be a hit in the bowels of KTVU but I like her and that's all that counts...Frank Mallicoat over at PIX: initial impression: overrated. Actual impression: underrated and good guy too. Our very own Boston Red Sox: Mallicoat and KRON's Justine Waldman, still pursued by CNN, but I thinks she's happy in the Bay Area...KNBR was to pick up the USA hockey match in Sochi Friday but instead had to cut to a new program, "Hooked on Tacos"...Steve Bitker: Your annoying "he was 12 of 20, field" would be supremely better if you could just say, "he was 12 of 20 from the field." English language is a great commodity but it too has not gone viral...Just my opinion, I doubt Tom Tolbert takes over for Jim Barnett in the Warriors TV broadcast booth. I have no scientific proof, just a hunch...When Radnich on radio conducts an interview, he's still got it. The Jerry Lewis Raddy, meh...I again tried to listen to "Sarah and Vinnie" and got bored again. And yes, Sarah and Vinnie are feuding. One makes more money than the other, I'm guessing that could be the reason, or at least 99% of the reason...KFOG, 2014: Only the casket is missing...Darya Folsom, about $150G a year, millions by KRON standards, but she wants more money--good luck with that, ask Pero...Joe Fonzi and Fred Inglis: KTVU sports weekend warriors who think they're God's gift to the world. Not, Ditto the blond chickie host of KQED's insufferable, "Check Please", Ya know, the avocado salad was resplendent and the goat cheese dip was simply Amazing!---Oh, STFU!...KNBR picked up the USA Olympics hockey match on Friday but had to cut at the last minute to the new program, "Kate Scott Sorority Moments", which is going viral..."Breaking News" anus awards: KTVU, #1 followed closely by PIX and KGO...How sad: KTVU MO2 frequent Facebook references--"likes?" I'd prefer the fake Breaking News and Clark's scowl. OK, I'm done. Have a nice weekend and see you at the Emeryville Denny's!
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