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I've got a unique idea ... KGO becomes a music station ... ALL MUSIC ALL THE TIME ... Let's play some rock 'n roll !!!
Jim Lange's first radio job in SF was a disc jockey on KGO playing Top 40 hits in 1959.
The guy (Daniel something or other) who apparently replaced the chef and the secret Asian guy on KGO is taking a page out of the Gil Gross bore fest. Introduce several topics per hour, basically read them off the newspaper and then at the end says: "veeery interesting topic we will follow".Dude hasn't given out the number. Sounds like an 18 year old intern although he says he has kids...as bad as Scott was this is even worse! Damn.
Start with getting rid of Karel...the rest will be easy.
Oh please oh please oh please...
I think Karel pays them for the airtime.
Karel is S. Cal's embarrassment. Why does the Bay Area have to put up with him? He has no talent, is very obnoxious and hardly anyone calls him and when they do he cuts them off. Enough with him and his dead boyfriend who he pulls out of his hat every 10 minutes. And hey, if he wants to be famous, he should fix his teeth and work out.
Love the job Cumulus has done with KGO. Yeah, great thinking! Yeah, let's fire all the talk show hosts and go all news! Oh, wait a minute, KCBS is the leader in that department. Oh no! We're not getting very good ratings with this new format! Okay, let's start hiring talk show hosts again...we'll bring in big names...here they Come! Karel, the 'Witch' from NYC (Maureen Langden), fat-ass Tim Monte-Manure, and that idiotic, egotistical chef, what's-his-name. Hey, it's not working! No one is listening! Geez, I wonder why? DUH!
What's with all of the hue and outcry over what Cumulus has done? Virtually every business in America can do whatever it wants with impunity these days and no one can do anything about it, because our Congress and Senate are basically owned by special interests. . . People seem to think the airwaves belong to the people...hello? They are owned by mega-media corporations. Get used to more of this nonsense.
I'm told the ryan scott substitute is actually a guy from the south, part of the cumulus family of hosts. they can't even find a local host to sub in on a cooking show? what a mess.
KGO currently uses people in Dallas to do its traffic updates when it's not morning or afternoon drive time. These rank amateurs mispronounce the names of our cities and streets in the bay area, so the while thing really sounds schlocky. But it saves Cumulus money, which is their priority. I guess Cumulus figures that since so many businesses is outsource these days, they might as well save money and outsource the traffic reports. With that kind of a philosophy, why don't they just have someone in Dallas reading wire copy news from the Bay Area instead of paying local seasoned pros who have experience and credibility? The standards in this industry have cratered since deregulation took place in the mid 1990s, and Cumulus has been setting the standard for lowering the bar. They have no idea of what radio is, are not interested in the profession, and bought all of those stations (KNBR, KGO, KSFO, 'the Bone' KFOG and KNBR 1050) ) so they could add more revenues to their already bloated portfolios. The Dickhead brothers are also vehemently anti-Obama, so we've got some right wing fascist types here. Just what bay area radio listeners need!
The only entertainment I get when I do listen to KGO is listening to the traffic reporters mangle the names of streets and cities. On a related note I was listening to 910 the other day and heard a full traffic report FOR FRESNO. I do wonder if anybody else noticed, or cared.
And how much does it save? I'm guessing the people working the off hours doing traffic at the station were payed around $20 an hour. Dallas, what, maybe $15 an hour and NO credibility. If there is one element that makes you sound totally stupid and useless, it's to have something as uber-local as traffic outsourced from another state. The information is read from a list of outdated items. They never have accurate back ups. The Bay Bridge could have a 45 minute wait and no accident to blame it on and they don't even mention it because it's not on their CHP incident list. Just a time filler. No one cares.
Hard to believe, but I heard it twice! The Dallas-based traffic reporter on KGO, reporting on a traffic snarl in the Santa Rosa area, called it the Grave and Stein Highway! Really!!!