They fight and kick, spit and swear, yell and scream, make threatening remarks toward one another--all over one thing: a VIP parking spot inside the garage at 55 Hawthorne which houses Cumulus outposts, KNBR, KGO, KFOG, and KSFO.
Savage and Radnich have the only 'VIP' designated spots, closest to the door near the lobby. Kate Scott has demanded! and received a coveted central square spot near the middle beam. Scott's influence is such where even KGO's Ronn Owens has to park in the extreme back near KNBR's "Peacon." How ironic the Peacon has a closer spot to the lobby than "Murph and Mac", which has created quite a storm inside the all-sports AM blowtorch.
Friendships have been forever altered and terminated. Murph and Mac get death stares from Ronn Owens and Brian Sussman. Tom Tolbert, the PM drive talker on KNBR went so far as to leave his big-man SUV parked in the coveted 10 spots and dare anyone to ask him to move the car.
A high-ranking KGO management official has called a time-out to the parking sport controversy and threatened to close off the lunchroom if the worker bees continue to fight over this concrete conundrum. Still, despite the threats, the fisticuffs continue.
Savage has VIP status in the pecking order. Radnich and Krueger control their very own autonomy on the much-wanted "680 corridor" spots directly near the lobby door. Kate Scott read GM Lee Hammer the riot act if her prime parking edifice was dealt over to KSFO's Brian Sussman. Scott has immense influence at the building. Only she, Savage, Krueger, and Radnich get not only the prime parking spots, but VIP food chits and a "personal parking assistant", a bodyguard in effect, that escorts these VIP's to their safe haven up on the 11th floor.
Meanwhile, Owens is fuming Tolbert has threatened that he may talk to a lawyer if his "special" spot is annexed to the Peacon. Stay tuned. "This is War!", offered a major morning personality, and it seems things are only getting worse.