Inside 855 Battery at KPIX, Allen Martin still can't stand Elizabeth Cook who can't stand Veronica De La Cruz who can't stand her ...more? Cook is nervous about VLDC' increasing influence at the station which has the regular staff on high alert. We haven't even mentioned the general malaise, angst and disgust over the new 10 PM "NightBeat" that is a disaster after only two weeks. One producer at PIX told me the show's "a certified joke" among the rank and file. Wonder if they place the sentiment in the "Two-Minute Mix?" Ba-DUMP-Bump!
*Larry King is about this close to leasing a condo near Green and Webster in the Marina: "San Francisco, hello!
*That Sacramento TV chick anchor under arrest for grand theft had dinner Sunday Night in Fisherman's Wharf. She's already lawyered up with a prominent local attorney proclaiming "she's 100 percent innocent." I hope she left a good tip.
*Speaking of PIX, I assume ND, Dan Rosenheim, is happy at the Battery and Broadway outpost but word on the street is that the new GM from Boston about to lead KTVU is prepared to offer Rosenheim a hefty sum to cross the bay.
*That would make Roberta Gonzales happy.
*Tonight on the NightBeat, Mark Sayre tweets live from the Balboa Café; asks cougars which type of guy they like: slim, trim and maxim? Later, Mark analyses the data and sees if it's trending on Twitter! ...Meanwhile, on Facebook, Jeanie from Livermore posts: "My man takes me for granted and is not emotionally responsible!"
*Has Kevin Keeshan snatched anymore KGO staffers for NBC Bay Area? He's working on one more and it's a biggie.
*Brian Sussman Show on KSFO in a nutshell: Read Drudge Report headlines; play actualities 76 times every five minutes; play false patter with the traffic chick whose voice sounds like the Daly City sewage dept; rip Obama every other break; and repeat same process over and over and over and over...."Thanks Brian." (Genius idea: Play the Sleeptrain sounder another 900 times)
*That idiotic Casey guy at KGO Radio is gone in case you care and I doubt you do. He's not the only one on the chopping block.
*Tonight on the NightBeat, Ken Bastida is in the newsroom with breaking news!, Ken: "Veronica, we're looking at new studies that indicate male subjects can actually improve their sex life by increasing their role on social media! I asked Guy in Burlingame if he believes in the study---well, I tried tweeting more and more and asked my wife if she noticed anything different--she told me I still can't get it up. "...Back to you Veronica. ("Ba -Dump-Bump"!)
*Sure, it would make perfect sense if Tony Bruno, (who's subbing for the vacationing Neanderthals on 95.7, FM, The Game), got the morning show gig but there's a few too many issues...for one, Bruno bounces all over the place and GMs are weary of that personal Bruno peccadillo. 2. Bruno doesn't work cheap and Entercom, which owns The Game, would probably have to shell out about $250G to lure Bruno from Philly, something very unlikely. 3. Bruno's personal feud with Greg Papa, (think Raiders).
*Sarah and Vinnie update: He's been running his mouth again behind the scenes that Sarah is "hogging the show." Well, sad to say, little guy, she IS the show. Here's a tip: take her out to dinner every now and then and she might be want to throw you a bone.
*Any year now the Raiders will be on KGO Radio, you heard it here, first. Helps the Raiders, helps KGO too.
*"Talk 910" -KKSF-AM, Clear Channel's audio Titanic: the new GM has no idea what he's doing which is a prerequisite in local talk-radio. He's so lousy Cumulus might hire him.
*Mike Amatori: KGO Radio's sound guy is currently getting screwed by the company but Mike is a proud man who will overlook the human tragedy.
*Ben Fong-Torres: Think of visiting your grandma's house and she has the plastic draped over the couch with the old National Geographic magazines from 1974.
*Stan Bunger: You know, I really want to be Mike Pechner.
*Steve Bitker: Good morning Stan, Good Morning Susan, Good Morning Kim, Good Morning Mike, Good Morning Doug, Good Morning Hal, Good Morning Rebecca, Good Morning John, Good Morning Paul, Good morning Stan, Good Morning Susan, Good Morning Kim, Good Morning Mike, Good Morning Doug, Good Morning Hal, Good Morning Rebecca, Good Morning John, Good Morning Paul...
*Jim Kozimor: I'm white, bright, and right and for good measure, I'm not an Insider.
*Good marketing award for The Game's 95.7 TV commercials airing on Giants games. The station is the Oakland A's flagship. Maybe someone in PR didn't get the memo.
*Surprise, surprise, surprise: Cumulus is ...once again...airing help wanted ads for salespeople on its iconic stations. Only most salespeople generally like getting paid so expect to hear that ad a lot.
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