Thursday, October 2, 2014

The KTVU '10 O'Clock News' Retro

Clockwise from left: Gary Park, Claude Mann, Bob Wilkins and George Reading.

KTVU Original studio: One Jack London Square.















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13 comments:

  1. Out of all of the Bay Area TV News Media Outlets, which one represents the San Francisco/Oakland Region of the Bay Area the best?

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    1. KGO ch.7 and KTVU ch.2 rep the SF/Oakland Region of the Bay Area. KPIX ch.5 should relocate to the South Bay.

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  2. That picture was taken during a pretty important conversation.

    Gary: I just got out of a meeting with the bosses and it ain't good boys. They said they wanted to hire "one of each" if you get my drift.

    Claude: Fuck that shit! We gotta fuck them over...something really devious to teach those cock suckers a lesson

    Bob: We're out? I'm fucked! Nobody needs a guy announcing creepy old movies. I'll be destitute!

    George: We're all fucked Bob. Archie Bunker is right, Jimmy Carter is wrecking the country.

    Gary: Take it easy guys. This shit won't last. 6 months from now ,everything will be back to normal.

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  3. What year was this? I moved to San Francisco in December 1977 and I only remember Bob Wilkens.

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  4. Good 'ol Gary Park!

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  5. KTVU's story on Gary's passing back in 2009:

    http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/gary-park-remembered/vCt48/

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  6. Gary in the Giants clubhouse in 1987 after the won the NL West, interviewing then-23 year old star Will Clark:

    Gary: "Here's Will Clark. Come on over here Will!

    Will: " HEY, WHAT'S HAPPENIN' GARY? WE WON THE FUCKIN' THING! THAT'S GODDAM RIGHT!!! WOOO HOOO!!!

    Gary (calmly) : "You're over modulating Will."

    Will: "WHAT?! NO WAY, NO FUCKIN' WAY GARY! I'VE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE FUCKIN' LIFE FOR THIS!!! I WON ALL THE AMATEUR ONES! NOW WE'RE GOIN' TO THE FUCKIN' PROS! YAHOOO!!!

    Gary: "Are you drinking champagne or pouring it Will?"

    Will: NO WAY I'M FUCKIN' DRINKIN' IT GARY! I CAN GET A DRINK ANYTIME I WANT TO! 'I'M POURIN' GARY!!! I'M POURIN, YAHOOOO!

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  7. KTVU was not into the "meteorologlist" thing with their weather reporters. They had Bob "Creature Feature" Wilkins and Pat "Charley and Humphrey" McCormick dong their weather. I kinda liked that. They were fun to watch and I don't really need the maps, satellites, marine layers, high pressure, low pressure, off shore flow, whatever. Just tell me the what's the weather gonna be like for the next couple of days and I'm good.

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    1. He does remind me of Brick Tamland in that picture.

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  8. Even with Gary Park, this team is waaaay better than the putrid shit on TV these days.

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  9. Hummm.....this image is very old.
    No circle 2
    before .... "There's only one two".... branding.

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  10. One of Gary Park's finest moments was when the Giants were playing the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine. A woman was flashing her upper parts to the crowd.

    Park, who was on one of the TV broadcasters said something that went like this.

    "There's a woman who's been flashing the crowd but security's come to get her stop."

    "She told security, 'But I have a perfect right!'"

    "Security told her, 'You have a perfect left, too. But you still can't do that.'"

    Nothing quite like the 70s.

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  11. Just heard that George Reading died, from an old friend of his who worked at KTVU back in the day...

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