STOP and READ for a second...Nobody is attacking, at least not me, Amy G, personally. I said by all accounts she's a nice person. I'm judging her on HER WORK. Do we have to repeat this again and again?
I had some media sage rip me for dare ripping KGO-TV's Cheryl Jennings because "she does so much for charity." Well that's fine and good for Jennings. Has nothing to do with her work.
I respect the fact that Jennings has had a multi-decade run at KGO. She does a good job but I'm not a fan of her cold stares and artificial personality. It may not be intentional but on the screen she comes off looking like a cold fish. You want personal? I don't play that game. Maybe talk to her ex-husband who one time half-jokingly told me on the phone to go personal and he wasn't kidding.
*The Ronn Owens playbook: This is a fact and something nobody will tell you except here at my 415 Media outpost: If the KGO Radio host takes a caller who sounds old, he'll CUT the caller almost immediately. If you're elderly don't call Owens--like someone over 65, you're history...On the other hand, if you're a white, young, female, sound cute and cuddly and calling from Walnut Creek, Ronnnnnn will talk with you for 2-3 minutes. Owens plays the Demo game. To be fair, he's not alone, but he's been doing it for over 30 years. Maybe Owens forgets that some people in their early 60's buy cars and vacations, take cruises and yeah, even purchase mattresses.
*It's not Jackie Bennett that's out of whack with Gary Radnich on KRON during the weeknight sports and pony show. Ditto Pam Moore. They're playing along --they may look annoyed but it's mostly part of the nightly KRON Masterpiece Theatre. On the other hand, the weekend middle-aged weather guy? He can't stand the Raddy but then again most people can't stand me but I don't give a damn.
*Yeah, imagine that: you're seeing ads on 415 Media. What a dire set of developing news! Means some people finally figured it out where there's lots of readers there's exposure. Bam!
*Penises and fake Asian names do not make for a successful long-term TV News business model but damn, they do wonders for the Internet.
*Gasia Mikaelian: Another overrated female torso who is pleasant enough and can read the teleprompter. Ho-hum. At KTVU they should groom Allie Rasmus for a full time gig on the weekend anchor desk. Yes, she has the potential to be network/cable bound.
*News of the day: over at KGO-TV, (ABC7), staffers were shocked to learn that veteran reporter, Wayne Freedman, actually laughed and projected a personality. Colleagues were so stunned they had to hit nearby Grumpy's for an endless set of mimosas.
*Kate Scott, Amy G, Ann Killion: The Golden Girls, circa 2014.
*Something you'll never hear on the alleged all-sports FM radio station: "Today's Damon Bruce Show brought to you by the National Organization forWomen."
*March Madness: I don't bet so I don't care. When's kickoff?
*Yeah, so KSFO beats KGO in the latest radio 6+ ratings. That's like Jello is more popular than plain yogurt. And KNBR dived too which only further reinforces that devoid of Giants and Niners and Dubs, KNBR's regular programming, while making globs of money within its MAN, Beer and boobs demo, isn't a big hit with the majority of existing listeners. Duh!
*KRON's Charles Clifford: up and coming.
*KTVU's Noelle Walker: sort of a cross between Gwyneth Paltrow and Annie Lenox.
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