*KTVU has polluted its once-mighty "10 O'clock News" with incessant, massively irritating teases; it's one thing to highlight a special report that consists of newsworthy content in twenty minutes --but its embarrassing weather alerts--most nights it's at least 3-4 notices and that doesn't include the actual weather report itself. It cheapens Bill Martin's forecast and makes him look like a carnival barker.
*KRON's sounders: Out-of-date, out-of-touch and old. Even by KRON standards, low, the scant independent Channel 4 needs a more modern sound and look for that matter. I'm not talking about the talent now. Of course a new desk and studio and new sounds costs money, a foreign concept at soon-to-be departed 1001 Van Ness. Maybe when they finally move across town to KGO they'll have a new look. Anything will be better than the current one.
*Jose Spencer Hughes-Silva: The KSFO 9-Noon guy has an anglicized name. He goes by "Spencer Hughes" but his real name is Jose Silva. Fine. Only Silva is vehemently opposed to any sort of immigration reform. That's smells to high heaven. Sort of hypocritical don't you think?
*Jan Wahl's movie reviews on KCBS: Wahl's syrupy over-the-top material is bad enough but even worse on Friday morning when hat diva gives us her lengthy, sloppy dissertations on the weekend movies --and that doesn't even count her pathetic Sleeptrain mattress Hollywood commercial spots. Real classy.
*Gil Gross and Frosty the Snowman on 'Talk 910': Many of you have complained about the no-calls policy on both of these slackers programs. I myself don't have any issues with that if only the hosts had anything even remotely interesting to talk about--Gross is a nice guy; too bad his show is boring and the wifey-on-Friday is flat out embarrassing. The station seems not to care because no one is listening and Gross is on because they need someone, I guess. Frosty the Snowman, an LA retread and uninspiring divot, I have no clue as to how he survives; maybe he has pictures. His stories are cringe-worthy.
*The KNBR "Morning Show": I've resisted many an opportunity to write any extensive critique of the fratboys of late, mostly because I don't tune in anymore and when I do just hear the latest cacophony of four hours worth of noise, endless stories that go nowhere that extend to other endless stories and so on. A mixture of useless minutiae that have all the authenticity of a wine shop in the Tenderloin. Worse and getting worser.
*KGO Radio on the Weekend: The circus meets the abyss. 'Nuff said. If you want to torture yourself tune in same old shit less a few programs that might be worthy of ten minutes. "Guest Host" on its own website: no one seems to have ever heard of the word: director. Shit, then again, it's KGO, the albatross with fake news and traffic anchors in Texas.
*Non-24 ads: Call the cops!
*Follow me on Twitter