QUICK BULLET POINTS:
*Gary Radnich has no contract at KRON; he's being paid on an "at-will" basis, (essentially, scale +10%), and would love to get out of KRON. But there's several obstacles, even now that it's official that KRON is moving to KGO-TV in a would-be SSA.
*We're at least 6-8 months away from the actual KGO/KRON SSA. And keep in mind, it's not a merger, it's a shared-services agreement. And most personnel changes, at least at the outset would involve tech people.
*KGO primary sports anchor, Larry Beil would love to go back to his native Hawaii and work Honolulu TV, a "big fish in a little pond." But KGO runs a tight, scripted and formula sports report(s); Radnich's free-for-all, ad-libbed schtick is not formatted for KGO.
*Then again, down the road, a Radnich move to KGO isn't out of the question. Raddy could alter his 5-minute show and condense it down to a manageable 2+ minutes, with some quips for Dan Ashley and Carolyn Johnson. After all, he did it before and given it could be his last SF Sports TV deal, I'm sure he'd adapt.
*All of this is way, way, way, down the road, if at all and would have to have the blessings of the bigwig ABC O and O suits who make these types of decisions. Would they even want Radnich--a guy in his mid 60's?--There's an across-the-board yes and no--depends on who you talk to. It would definitely create buzz. That may not be enough. Stay tuned.
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