Maybe this is what you want. I began this venture as a forum where the mostly superficiality of some of the local TV News outfits would be exposed. I wanted to provide a sounding board; a cyber bar where those of you newstalk consumers concerned with the systematic takeover of many legacy stations by Cumulus would have a place to vent and air your own feelings of disgust, anger and frustration. I remember a time when KGO Radio was thee most revered and respected radio stations in the nation; I remember the time when KNBR was a magnet for genius performers along the likes of Ed Bush, Pete Franklin, and Frank and Mike. I remember when KRON was the hallmark of the Bay Area TV News division and KTVU was king and didn't have to worry about continuity and consultants and competition was fierce and a positive force for the viewers. I remember people like Dennis Richmond, Rita Williams, Ben Williams, Dave McElhatton and Van Amburg. I long for an Evan White and Bob Jimenez and the talented and funny, all the while great performer like Mark Thompson. I miss the professional, talented and beautiful and magnificent TV journalist, Kate Kelly on KPIX. I miss Betty Ann Bruno and her legendary reports from the steps of city hall. Those were the days of hard-working people that were really good. Professionals. Today we have mostly posers. Spare me the yesterday lecture and new Internet age. They had computers in 1990. Matter of fact the race, the drive, the competition was greater. Yeah, we didn't have 800 outlets on cable, big deal, most of the cable stations today are extra HBO channels and infomercial cooking shows, don't make it out to be like a Masterpiece Theatre on every other channel. There's a handful of quality programs today mostly due to marginalization and an inherent lack of respect, for YOU, the viewer, and YOU TOO, the radio consumer and listener that relied on quality news, news-talk and sports content and you had quite a menu in one of the most cherished markets in the country.
TODAY, now you have this...fade to black.
Ain't it just great? Have a nice day.
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