KCBS, firmly #1 in the AM radio market domain has made a mini-alteration to its sounders and it's pretty good...Carolyn Johnson, when she's done reading over at KGO-TV, is headed to LA's KNBC in some major news-anchor position to which I believe will be significant, like multiple news blocks presence--I'll give you specifics when I get my info...Not only did KGO lose one of their major personalities--they also lost a woman who was immersed in medical news and health-related content that is a major source of viewer interest. Keep in mind Johnson, a Stanford grad, had developed a keen interest in reporting on and gathering all the major breakthroughs in cancer research, aids-awareness and the like. That's a specialized talent difficult to replace...As good as Johnson is, yes, of course the ABC Broadcast Center will survive--it's just that an anchor of Johnson's talent and presence isn't as easy to come by as one would think. Combine the fact too that Johnson is in the middle of her prime and to lose that type of individual is a major blow to both KGO and the Bay Area...Yeah, have you noticed ALL the various KGO talents that have been gobbled up by NBC Bay Area, (like Jessica Aguirre, Terry McSweeny, Janelle Wang, and now, Mark Matthews, the latest, he a political reporter). No, it's not a coincidence all those were hired by ex-KGO News Director, Kevin Keeshan, who is now Senior VP of News Content and Standards at NBC in NY. In fact, it was Keeshan who directly hand-picked Matthews for his San Jose gig...Don't for a moment assume that the new anchor at Channel 7 will be a woman. For one, KGO doesn't exactly have a woman anchor in place that could fill Johnson's shoes. Cheryl Jennings is too old; (sorry, I'm being honest and blunt); Kristen Sze is considered "not ready for primetime", (according to station sources); Ama Daetz is holding down weekends but I would bet she might be the clubhouse leader...Yeah, that was some helluva Clear Channel- mid-management munchies over at a tony downtown restaurant. Seems someone was really, really, really, outraged that KGO Radio had a higher, (2.0), rating than "Talk 910". It's real simple here: when you actually discover that hiring bland pintos like Frosty the Snowman and Gil Gross ain't going to get you anywhere you deserve the worst and 910 AM got the worst. Even more disastrous: Gross really doesn't care and Frosty is so lost he just told another story on the air --psst, nobody's listening!...Brian Murphy made audio love with Larry Baer on KNBR Tuesday morning. Orgasms galore. Even the female interns were excited...Speaking of KNBR: their obnoxious commercial overload might actually help The Game and its new programming, particularly Damon Bruce vs. Tolbert in the afternoon...Jon Carroll and cats, it's orgasmic!...Leah Garchik makes Rob Morse look like Hunter S. Thompson...Two guys in black suits walk into Tadich last week, ask for booth in back, "immediately." Place is packed, as usual, fellows are told 30-minute wait but "we'll take care of you." Fellows insist that's way too long and flash KRON cards. At that point, wait is more than 40 minutes and I'm not kidding...One of the town's biggest PR figures, a very attractive 30-something female: trying best to parallel- park her BMW, (she waved off helpers), over at Original Joes--the result was visually mind-boggling as the Beemer nearly hit 3 tourists and chopped a huge portion of cement off Union St...Kate Scott is Jewish. Brian Murphy asked her, and I quote, "What's that Passover thing--is it an 8-day affair?"...Murphy is what we mishpuchah refer to as supreme goyim. Probably puts pineapple on a pizza and uses mayo on a pastrami...Yeah, Allen Martin has been vacant from the KPIX 5 PM anchor seat. The same seat next to his good friend, Liz Cook. I heard vacation but then why then did Martin suddenly halt his vacation and return last week for a token appearance? Bad look, according to a PIX source --those of you in denial, yeah he still hates her, but he's been told to try to fake it...."Powlie", Murphy's lap dog, the guy with the fake Jersey accent, married someone named "Liz"--how do I know? Cause Smurph mentioned it about 680 times. Back to your soundboard, dude!
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