Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kicking, Yelling, Screaming at KNBR/KGO/KSFO Cumulus Over VIP Parking 55 Hawthorne Garage Spots; 'This is War!'

 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.

25 comments:

  1. And this is news because why.....???
    What is this, 3rd grade? Come on now, you can do better than this Rich - jeez.

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    1. You must be new to this blog.

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  2. Meanwhile I rode a hot smelly overcrowded BART train to work today

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  3. Can't wait till the Atlanta "troubleshooter" gets here. Maybe he'll take away the freebie VIP "Happy Meals" for a month. Or, lock the doors for two weeks. Maybe fire a couple of these ego tonsils to free up a couple of parking spots. Kate, I can see having a point. Radnich, too, Savage? Not there enough to make a difference. He has a studio at his house. He'd be bannished from the spot. Owens is the saving grace at KGO, cut him some slack. The rest -- take a bus or walk. What babies and egos personified.

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    1. This wait for the so called 'Atlanta Troubleshooter" is starting to sound like 'Wait till your Father get's home" type warning. Time will tell if it amounts to anything other than breaking stale bread while spotlighting deficiencies. I hate business lunches. I lose my appetite waiting to hear the real reason we were called together. I never drink anything but bubble water or diluted juice. If I drink too much caffieine I'm too aggressive and talkative. Too much wine makes me sluggish , a little silly and too talkative.

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  4. As a woman..why not? She could make a valid argument of being treated second class in a all male parking area. Lee Hammer is finding out how his primitive thinking needs correction.

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    1. I always knew you were a woman, Stan.

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    2. He prefers to be called Loretta now.

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  5. Imaginary overgrown Koi, all jammed together, wriggling and snapping at each other in a tiny glass dish. Quite the spectacle indeed. What? You're telling me that none of these good liberals have 'gone green' and ditched their combustible pollution machine for a nifty bicycle with a bell? Well, now, aint that nice.

    Second note; Rich, If some of us wish to write directly to The Barbara, she, formerly of the Bunker, are there any addresses to do that? I don't expect any help from ksfo. They are pretending she doesn't exist and has actually never existed. I would like to write Barbara an actual letter on papyrus even. She has not posted anything new on WWD just yet. No doubt still on hiatus from Looneyville, where the D students rule the roost.

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  6. Also, that "coveted spot" of Raddys might be what he meant when told Scott- as I reported here weeks ago-- "I have what you want and I will NEVER give that to you" And he was serious. She shook her head like "Where did that come from?"

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  7. People need to grow up. When I worked in Radio there were only two people who had their own parking spaces The GM and the AM stations' morning man. Everyone else fend for yourselves.

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  8. No idea why the female host deserves special attention when it comes to parking spots. I figured she'd be stuck over in a city garage for all she contributes.

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  9. Prima Donnas....
    Scott? What the hell has she done to deserve any special treatment? Traffic, weather, sprots updates, a shill for the Show Hosts? Come on now... Because shes a woman and a lesbian, no one wants to make waves.
    Where does Marty (12 hour shipfs) Lurie park?

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    1. She being a member of the alphabet soup special interest group, is a sacred cow here in Leftistville. Though she's a relatively new hire, and contributes little, she'll get more perks than long timers who contribute more. Such is the way in the bay area, where you can be unskilled and not a team player, but if you're gay, you'll keep your job while the qualified folks are let go.

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    2. Or,if your a stoolie and company squealer who spies on co workers and are a Republican,you are what corporations value-- all over the Earth.

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  10. I see the children aren't playing well in the sandbox again.. what a bunch of BS...too many more important things to be concerned about... ego are like a**holes.. everyone's got one..

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  11. Best thing - and very first thing - the new GM at my media company did on his first day was get rid of all assigned parking spots. Since every employee parked in a garage he said we were all equally protected from the rain and wind. Top talent pouted for a few days, then got over themselves. Best thing now is that several staffers actually show up for work early to get "closer" spaces, so there is added benefit to the company and daily workflow.

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  12. What a bunch of fucking babies. I'd make them all park in a public lot.

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  13. This is an out-and-out joke. There are many people struggling to pay the rent, especially in this overrated and overly expensive city, and these no-talent cretins are acting like kids about parking spaces and food? Radnich can't even top button his dress shirts, the fat phone-it-in every day fuck all. Give me a break. Where's my XM receiver?

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    1. Don't believe everything you read here. Just sayin'. Calm down.

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  14. Radio people are such ego-driven babies. They should be happy that the company is providing free parking at all.

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  15. How is it that Ronn Owens parks in the back next to a guy ("Peacon") who has neither a car nor a license and often broadcasts how he walks to work every morning?

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  16. This is San Francisco where there are only bike parking slots. How can there be parking spaces for cars? Cars are not allowed in this stupid city.

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  17. What are you talking about? Ron Owens doesn't park in the back of the garage. He has a reserved spot with his name on it. I have no clue where this info is coming from.

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    1. This whole thing sounds made-up...maybe there is some parking oddities there but Rich is amping this way up

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