Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kate Scott The Rising, Biggest Star at KNBR; Lavish Foods Delivered; VIP Status; Special Parking Place; Wednesday Big Start

  Kate Scott owns KNBR. Well, no she really doesn't but if those worker bees in and around the 55 Hawthorne studios are telling me the truth, the sports/traffic update reporter has become so big she's been spreading her wings and doing it large over the entire Cumulus 415 operation.


Scott hasn't exactly reached diva status but those in the know say her aura has reached crisis proportions. "She's become the star here; at least in her own mind," says a Knibber staffer with deft sarcasm. How much a star? "Bigger than Radnich--plus, she's not afraid to tell you!"


Indeed Scott, an avowed lesbian and the subject matter of plenty of on-air hijinks, has already become a super-VIP member in the eyes of SF's Cumulous managers and bosses.


Like Michael Savage, Scott gets an "special" VIP parking spot with her name set to be inked in on the prized underground parking garage. Scott has her own card key into the building and is provided her own secret/VIP studio to perform prep and is awarded special Italian sodas and teas before going on the air at 5 AM on KNBR's Morning Show." Speaking of the devil...


How BIG is Scott? Big enough to get, and only Savage is provided this perk, a deluxe meal chit that is delivered to the studios. While other staffers and Morning Show schlock's rely on mere Dunkin Donuts morsels, Scott gets VIP food hand-cooked by some of the city's star chefs. Eggs Benedict one morning, Belgian Waffles the next. Coffee/tea? More than you'd imagine and freshly-squeezed orange juice too! We won't even discuss the money because, frankly, we're shocked. It's pointed to the north on the KNBR compass.


Scott's success is large enough to have caused a mini-jealousy storm of epic proportions, including those down in the food chain including Murph and Mac themselves. Nobody wants to speak on the record but reports indicate that Scott, a huge Cal alum and lover of the Berkeley sports apparatus has engaged in verbal jarring with a startled Brian Murphy who loves to root for rival UCLA! Baaaaad! Many key KNBR staff were surprised how passionate Scott was recently when she confronted the brazen Bruin fan off -air and essentially told him to knock it off. According to several insiders, "it wasn't pretty." Lively, apparently, "like they were totally into this 'who's superior thing"! I mean, dude, it was completely shaky."


Scott is normally mild-mannered, even-keeled if you will, but her star residue has become so pervasive Larry Baer and the Giants are contemplating a special day for her. Amy G? You might have some competition running your way! Watch out for the USS Kate Scott!


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95 comments:

  1. Kate T. Scott, Megalomaniac.

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  2. KS is ovrerated! She adds nothing to Gary and Larry Show always interupting them.If such a major talent why is she working a 5-12pm work day KNBR is getting the money out of her.

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  3. Ha wait till she interupts Gary speaking about nothing and he blows his top.

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    1. Especially if Gary is in the midst of interrupting someone else.

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  4. I dom't listen to KNBR. I think it is the scourge of Bay Area Radio. That said, I've met Kate Scott and I think she is a nice person. Why begrudge someone for trying to advance their career? It sounds like some jealous haters are leaking this garbage to try and tear her down.

    Who cares what she eats? If she was able to negotiate a perk in her contract then good on her. Also, what does her sexuality have to do with anything?

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    1. The "perks" are not commensurate with her talent level and stature in the industry, and more experienced and qualified staff have good reason to feel slighted.

      Queen Katie does some nice voice work (advertising, traffic and weather), but she comes across as a narcissistic ass in other respects. And if her sexuality is a private issue, then perhaps she should keep her big yap shut about the matter!

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    2. Yeah, what's so extravagant about eggs Benedict and orange juice? The reference to her sexuality is very odd. Just to be balanced maybe Rich can identify all the raging bisexuals and heterosexuals in the 415 Media as well..

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    3. Kate is consistently bringing her sexuality up like it's a badge of honor. I'm tired of hearing her talk about her "wife".

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    4. It's typical of KT, 10:41 AM. She is a damn blowhard! But she is not the only one on that station who goes overboard discussing family members on-air.

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    5. 10:41 So when Gary or Larry mention their wives it is "bringing up their sexuality"?

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  5. Bring back Frank & Mike.

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  6. So,that might be what Radnich was saying on air to her "You want what I will never give you,- uh-uh". Some perk he would have to give up, a parking spot?..and Mr. loveable isn't giving.
    I'm not hearing her much on 9-12 these days. Sometimes the first hour goes by..then I catch her doing a break.
    And her and Larry are just co workers..that much is clear. Very clear.

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    1. Last we heard, I thought Stan had been sent off to Napa State Hospital, where he belongs.

      One serious question about Stan. He hates Gary Radnich so he listens to ALL THREE HOURS of his radio show? WHY?

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    2. The usual reply from the Gary Radnich fanclub. I know readers think anybody who writes that kind of post must be a Napa Hospital person himself..and a white middle aged republican. As always.

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    3. I'm not a republican but curious why someone who hates Gary Radnich listens to ALL THREE HOURS of his radio show, apparently every day.

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    4. Answer 1106 Stan. Why do you listen to all 3 hours? Why avoid the question? Who does that, who has time?

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    5. Stan...I guess you have not figured out that NO ONE gives a shit what you think or say. Keep your stupid opinions to yourself.

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    6. The obsession Stan has with Radnich goes beyond to listening for three hours every day. He watches every newscasts on KRON. He then "posts" (uh, stan, this is a comments section - your posts are on your blog that no one reads) an incoherent thought. This is then followed by comments from trolls stating stan is amusing. Stan fires back with a republican or intern insult. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

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    7. Stan is also a great one for saying "remember when I said XYZ." NO, no one remembers, no one understands what you are talking about, no one cares. Stick to your own, unread blog. Anyone interested in your psychopathy can follow you there.

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    8. You are all so uninterested...you post AFTER READING ALL MY POSTS!. As a beloved bay area liberal,I enjoy exposing all the hate and ignorance of the republican.
      DAMON BRUCE UPDATE: quoting as close as I can recall..." I'm all for giving people with disabilities, either physical or mental, a job in the work force. I think that's wonderful"...then the other shoe dropped..So did my jaw..he then said "The Giants though gave a quadriplegic a job as a security guard. What can he do for security? what situation could he handle?".
      That's your typical Republican thinker. Ass backwards.

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    9. So Stan, this your answer to the question about why you listen to Radnich three hours every day?

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    10. Listen 450,I think regular readers have read me answer EVERY question multiple time. And,no matter what,since its not what you repubs want to hear?..you write in (or somebody does..) that I didnt answer.
      Why do I have to like him personally? And,I watch him,not listen- I've explained that a hundred times. Either sports of white male demo's on Comcast in the morning or Hoda and Kathy Lee'e the View..even farther from my demographics,although as Hoda gets older her long legs get shapelier..she's passing Kathy on the cute factor...
      Or maybe you want to own all local radio by forcing people of color to turn off the radio and tv? I could point out that again. But..it will never sink in to your types..I go for the open minded and enlightened liberal mind..of any color or persuasion or religion or or non religion. Just melt the guns man,melt them ALL down..
      And if repub's hate that? GOOD! Enough?

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    11. Great answer.

      Stan doesn't LISTEN to Radnich three hours every day, he WATCHES him three hours every day. (On Comcast they televise Radnich doing his radio show.)

      That makes perfect sense! LOL

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    12. Stan is amusing and I admit (under the cloak of "anonymous") I do read his blog every now and then. He has been banned from Bay Area Sports Guy. I'm glad Rich lets him comment here. His Raddy obsession is fascinating but if I was Gary I wouldn't find it amusing.

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    13. Again 838, READ..comprehend. If I had to listen to him on the radio? I would change the station to something else. On tv at that time? Nothing else locally on sports. It all ties together along with his being the perfect example of whats wrong with the media.
      And thanks 130. Let me tell you and Rich and ALL..if Radnich or KNBR thought I was doing something illegal..you would have heard long ago my name on that station. There lawyers ain't dumb. I cant be sued or harassed because I repeat what he says! What he ACTUALLY SAID..with my opinion. Groping? plenty of vids of him "showing" Cathy how to tackle at the breast level-lol. So,no lawsuit there.
      If anything,I would bet KNBR has spent money to have somebody rummage around in my garbage can in th emiddle of the night along with internet stalking..in secret. They are a corporation. Too smart for me..wink,wink.
      One last.. I post Alicia looks good..hot even, in yellow on my blog? She wears yellow. Hmm?..lol..ya never know. She might be a fan!

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    14. Stan must be a shut-in or confined to some correctional/mental institution if he is compelled to watch television from 9-12 every morning.

      Now I feel sorry for the poor guy. It's a shame he's got no life and forced to watch Radnich on television. Couldn't he turn the TV off?

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    15. Compelled!..yeah,I'm not a wealthy billionaire playboy like 924-lol. I read that same kook answer over and over from the 924s of the world who then use it on Lowell Cohn.Kawakami,Leiberman, and the thin skinned BASG,who as you know tells readers to stop reading his blog if they get critical of him.
      Compelled. You're compelled to read everything I write!....
      Also.924..prove me wrong. Another right wing nut,who probably lives on government assistance trying to paint me.

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    16. It might be time to remind..people LOVE when I write about Radnich. I like to bring up that FACT when the nut crowd starts up. Like I said,I've explained it all over and over...and they cant admit that fact is true. Too bad for them its so true.

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    17. "the 9:24s of the world"...

      Comedy gold.

      Stan, you're a riot. Well, not the kind that your liberal friends in occupy and such are, but the metaphorical kind in a comedic context. You slay me.

      Keep up the good work old boy, but please remember... it's not so much "with", but "at"...

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    18. Larry needs to mix in a salad

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  7. We know this post of yours is a joke Rich, because everything you've written a bout Kate Scott in the past has been pretty much sarcastic, mean spirited or worse. Who cares for instance, if she's a lesbian or not? What does that have to do with anything? As far as her being some rising star, please...KNBR has her doing sports and traffic reports, which is pretty tacky for an all-sports operation that claims to be 'america's number one sports station!' Obviously Cumullus is too cheap to pay for traffic reporters, so they make their sports update people do traffic reports too. And then they have the gall to themselves the sports leader?

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  8. I'd hit it and convert it.

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    1. Maybe a gay man could screw you and convert you.

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  9. This is another light-weight Rich Lieberman hit piece. No confirmed sources, just second-hand gossip from Rich who has previously expressed his animosity to Kate.

    Calling her an "avowed lesbian" is ridiculous.

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  10. Sounds like a lot of Y chromosomes getting together out of jealousy to bitch about things. The only time I hear about Kate being a lesbian is this column. There was an article in the Fresno Bee about her and I wondered if it would inspire this kind of column. I don't know if the sources are real, or this is Rich projecting but I would much rather listen to Scott than the male idiots on the Murph/Mac show - turn the dial frequently during that crapfest of bad music and irritating voices.

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    1. Indeed at 9:34am. She is far superior than the little boys at 5:00am.

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  11. Accusing her of getting being served "freshly-squeezed orange juice?" Could you possibly get any pettier than that?

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  12. Morning talent always gets the perks. The worker bees do not. She makes less money, so, she gets more perks, so, what's the big deal.

    No need to bring up her sexuality. At least she isn't a flamer like Karel and a loud mouth, uninspiring one at that. Cheap shot against Kate, a very nice woman.

    No doubt she takes a lot of shots from power hungry homophobes.

    Play nice, boys. Earn your way and maybe you'll get sausage and waffles for breakfast. Go beat up the full time queen on part time hours at KGO who forces his lifestyle on everyone. Kate's a reasonable woman.

    Serious jealousy. Hey, whatever happened to that KGO 7 weekend sports gig? Seems like someone definately speculated on that without fact.

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  13. Everytime she brings up the fact that she has a "wife" at home I throw up a little in my mouth.

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    1. but I'm sure you're fine whenever Gary and Larry bring up their wives, right?

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    2. it's ok for guys to talk about their wives, but not women. 10:33 is a homophobe.

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  14. These complaints about Kate Scott are so silly it's difficult to take seriously. Feels like Rich is just stirring the pot to generate comments.

    She's an "avowed lesbian" who drinks "hand-squeezed orange juice" who "gets VIP food hand-cooked by some of the city's star chefs." Hand-cooked food, Rich, what is that?

    And please tell us Rich, which star chefs are getting up early to "hand-cook" Scott's breakfast?

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  15. Does she get extra $ on her Giants Dugout Store gift cards compared to others at 55 Hawthorne?

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  16. Type "Kate Scott" to google and "Kate Scott wife" comes up automatically as a search. Various attractive woman,half of color come up...but no,none are "wife". Just a lesson of what people must want to know...

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  17. I was a former co- worker with Kate Scott. Imagine Marsha Brady as a lesbian. The only difference is Marsha was fictional and a TV icon.

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    1. Interesting. I would have guessed that she is more like Alice the Maid.

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    2. I was thinking Mrs. Roper from Three's Comapny

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    3. Peppermint Patty...

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  18. The claims in this piece are laughable.

    She has her own key card to get into the building. Yeah, all of us who work in modern offices have that too. That's not a privilege, it's the way you get in to the building.

    Secret/VIP studio? REALLY, Is that Top Secret? Only Kate knows its location?

    And she has a VIP parking space that her name isn't painted on yet but is going to be. If she so darn special, how come she hasn't demanded to have it painted by now? Let me guess Rich, the name is going to be painted on by one of the cities greatest painters.

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  19. When they give her too much rope, she gets herself in trouble.

    Gary and Larry were questioning whether a credible offensive replacement would choose to play at AT&T if they can't sign Pablo.

    That fired Kate up and she reminded them that Michael Morse had no problem coming to AT&T.

    Gary politely pointed out that Michael Morse had no other offers.

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    1. Agree in every way.

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  20. Her first 15 minutes on the air, Brian Murphy breathlessly told us Kate is a gay woman, like it makes KNBR a bitchin' Bay Area bastion of equality. It was so contrived. I immediately disliked her.

    Then I started listening to her, and I gotta say, she's very good. Great voice, fun cute personality, good looking on Comcast Sports TV, solid sports knowledge. I agree she's a rising star.

    Perks and parking places ? To quote the great Gary Radnich, "NOBODY CARES"

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    1. And in a 10 round boxing match, I'll take Scott over Murphy in 3. TKO.

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    2. With the recent surge in athletes coming out, I'll bet you a 16oz Diet Coke she goes National in the next 24 months. She's in the right place at the right time. Good for her.

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  21. She's very talented, bright, a good broadcaster with likely a stellar future. She's got the best pipes of any woman in sf radio.

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  22. Scott, Tolbert, Ratto and the Giants are the best things on KNBR.
    The rest can go away.

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    1. I would include Woodson on your short list, otherwise I completely agree.

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    2. woodson is too vanilla.

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    3. Marty Lurie and Ratto are great.

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    4. Woodson is that boring polite guy who drolls on about things that we already know.

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    5. There is a high degree of class to Ray Woodson's "boring polite" manner. I think he's great. As Gary Radnich says, " Do you want me to pull down my pants and start yelling ? "

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  23. Just out of curiosity, when is the last time anybody delivered eggs benedict and hand-squeezed juice to you as a perk at work?

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  24. Kate's popularity stems from Gary using her (like Dibley) as a prop who pokes his blustery talk show persona. When she's is left to actually contribute something, she is always unoriginal, long-winded and monotone like a seventh grader reading her report in front of the class. Given her own talk show, I think people would find that there's "no there there" - unless of course Gary is willing to call and be insulted everyday. Already on the wrong side of 30, she has probably hit her ceiling: giving us yesterday's scores and telling us that the Bay Area has traffic.

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    1. I agree with a lot of what you wrote, but "always" is unfair. She has her moments, just like Gary and Larry have theirs. She satisfies the job requirements.

      She's relatively young and inexperienced, so you can't expect her to carry a show like the other hosts. She doesn't seem to have much of an on-air personality yet. She's also very careful in what she says and isn't provocative. This makes her boring.

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  25. i think rich has something against strong women talk show hosts. ripping on sarah and now kate. they are two of the best the bay area has to offer. you sound like a misogynist with these rants about women.

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    1. He can't be a misogynist, he posts the 'Anchor Babe of the Week' regularly.

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    2. If Kate and Sarah are two of the best the Bay Area has to offer, then it's no wonder why no one listens to the radio anymore.

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  26. KNBR and Comcast Sports, where Scott sometimes appears, are two of my primary listening and viewing choices. I've thought for a while now that Scott is getting ahead of herself a bit in her own opinion of herself. Nothing definitive, but just the air that comes off.

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  27. She'll be gone to a national sports network by the begining of next year so why worry?

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  28. The fact that Kate Scott is doing sports reports during morning drive, which is the prime time for radio, on one of the top sports stations in the country doesn't speak very well for KNBR. Where is her credibility? She did Cal pre game football shows on the radio (and not very well), and that's the prime extent of her experience in broadcasting? Having her doing traffic and weather also makes KNBR not only sound cheap, but it cuts into Kate's credibility. It's almost like they're hiring neophytes off the street, but then, KNBR also uses Ted Ramey and Matt Kolski, a couple of other relative newcomers to do sports pdates, and loyal KNBR listeners seem to care less. Cumulus seems to be getting more 'bang for their buck,' these days. I don't think any of those folks are making much coin.

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    1. Well Stated- and to show how cheap and lazy Cumulus is...., unless I'm crazy...the annoying voice of Kate Scott is also being used for several commercials, and commercial outro's and disclosures. They have her do a drop down voice some of the time or various pitch changes.....but pathetically it's her?!

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  29. Fair or not, the national sports networks are hiring hot 25 years olds who work cheap. Kate likes to sell herself as hip young co-ed just out of Cal, but she's now in her thirties. If she was any good she would be doing something more by now than sports/traffic radio updates that no one listens to. And with another batch of 25 year old hotties rolling off the production line every year, my prediction is that the Bay Area is probably stuck with her.

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    1. 100% agree.

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    2. I'd love to hear you do Amy G.? Is she north of 40 yet?

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    3. I disagree, as an "out" Lesbian, and with the recent trend of gay athletes coming out, that could move her to the front of the line for a National gig.

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  30. Dunkin Donuts are on the west coast now??


    Priorities, people!!!

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  31. Kate Scott makes me miss John London

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  32. I really don't care who she sleeps with or what her politic's are. It's her quality of work that I'm not impressed with.

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  33. Kate's strength is television. Radio; just another voice. Up against it on Raddy's show where Gary and Larry dominate the airwaves. On the Comcast sports panel shows she comes alive. Has that "friend in your living room" knack successful television personalities must have.

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    1. Scott is a fence sitter when it comes to anything contravercial. If you ask her opinion on a hot topic she will say that she sees both sides of the issue. She would rather talk about stats and yesterdays game. If she gets a mindless job interviewing players "how important was it to get the first win under your belt"...."how important was it for peavy to throw 7 scoreless innings".....
      THATS more up her alley.
      But to be on shows where she needs to give an unwavering opinion....nope...not for her.

      remember she was so dedicated to the radnich show that during the last superbowl week when they sent her to NYC to get guests for the radnich show,,,,,she took a day off to take a tourof SNL...to the surprise of radnich.

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  34. First, I think Rich is enjoying his bit of over the top writing during this (top chefs, key card, etc), but for anyone that wants to know how Kate sells herself, I would suggest checking out her Linkedin profile:

    "Currently anchoring sports for KNBR 680 AM every weekday morning, talking San Francisco Giants baseball in the afternoon and reporting from the sideline for the San Jose Earthquakes - and many others - by night, I tend to think of myself as young, versatile, and just getting started.

    My journey began during my sophomore year at Cal, when I made history by becoming the school's first female yell-leader. The exposure led to my first industry jobs, hosting the info-tainment segment on The Cal Sports Magazine and blogging about Cal basketball for the Nike website. The following year, I signed on to write for The Bear Insider magazine and its corresponding ESPN affiliated website, becoming the youngest and lone female writer on staff."

    "I write, report, and produce live - twice an hour - sports and traffic updates. I'm also responsible for bringing humor, random stats, and a fresh perspective to the boys club that is sports talk radio. Good times."

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  35. I discovered out why it's a good thing to have a mute button on your remote when watching the Giants' games. Whenever that annoying blonde bimbo named 'Amy G.' comes on with her teenage pablum in her valley girl voice, I can shut off the sound. Thank goodness for that! Why is a first class operation such as the Giants putting up with having such a rank amateur on its TV broadcasts? The only thing more annoying is when the camera pans the stands to take a picture of someone with a Panda or Giraffe hat who is texting. Now that's really annoying!

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    1. I know Amy G is a genuinely nice person and I'm rooting for her to find her groove on Giants telecasts, but her nasally voice is annoying, and the female-oriented ( selling Giants baseball to soccer moms ) "interviews" they have her do make her look like a chump.

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  36. Go to SoCal and watch the news. Every news anchor talking head looks the same. Same shade of blonde hair dye, etc etc

    My brother came up and was watching the news and pointed out a few cute anchors but said. You have ugly people on the news we don't.

    Sounds like grade school.

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  37. Amy G. is terrible.Larry Baer needs to put Amy G. in a job that she can be good at. After her poor on-air performance with the Giants she probably needs to restore her self-confidence.

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  38. Amy G. may be bad, but what is 1,000 times worse are the continual cuts to some kid wiping cotton candy all over himself. It's not cute, it's not funny, and IT"S NOT BASEBALL!

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  39. Kate Scott is a buffoon. She has zero credibility.

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  40. I thought Lee Hammer lost it with the Dumbing Down of KNBR morning shows featuring the addition of the Great Fake Scott? T's not just bad...it's bizarre..almost Twilight Zone ... Bride of Bad RadioStein!

    Anyway all these comments posted are so spot on and very amusing indeed?! So here is my post submitted for your amusement as well.
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    This here's the ballad of the wonder Kate Scott ...
    Who somehow got herself onto KNBR slots?!

    She actually sounds like she thinks that she's interesting...
    But her snot nosed intonation is severely ear crippling?

    Why Murph,Mac ,and Gary keep cohercing her by name...
    when Kate Scott's responses are so "schitckless" and lame?

    It's a wonder when the KNBR boys are layering 'bits' in great sync...
    then forcefeed her crap asking "Hey Kate ...what do you think?!"

    One morning a slightly eradict caller with Gary... stated an honest male opinion...
    Scott's disruptive response to the caller ...."You make me so glad I'm a lesbian!?"

    OH believe us Ms Scott,'...KNBR demographics are so glad you're a lesbian too...
    But tell LEE HAMMER to get a more entertaining lesbian than you?!

    And Lee let's confine Scott to traffic and lessen the "noise"...
    she kills the great essence ...of our beloved KNBR boys!?

    But here's a positive giving"kudos "to 'The Leader' I must tell....
    thank you for keeping her out of 'guest interviews' so they don't have to suffer as well?!

    Female sports talk takes giant leaps back with each word Ms Scott peeps
    no presence, monotonous, bland humor,...putting the crickets to sleep?

    This ends the ballad of.mumbling Kate Scott.. her half-thoughts so irritatingly lame...
    thank heaven for 1050 or any other AM station now... and even 95.7 The Game?!






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  41. Noisy and distracting background chatter ... it's like trying to listen to the game with loud static thru the mountain road

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  42. Amazing people fall for this fiction

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