I was listening to Damon Bruce interview new Oakland Mayor-Elect, Libby Schaaf on All-Sports, 95. 7 FM, The Game.
It was a very spot-on interview both by Bruce and the more-than-candid Schaaf who didn't sound like the typical rah-rah politician.
The subject matter was Oakland and its commitment, or lack thereof, in keeping the A's and Raiders in town.
As Bruce noted during and after the interview, the new mayor-elect has a lot more important matters on her plate than trying to woo billionaires to maintain residence in a city that has a multitude of problems but also lots of buzz too. She was sincere, or at least she sounded sincere. Perception is the key. It was refreshing and so was the banter between Madam Mayor and Bruce. Certainly better than another soon-to-be, ex-mayor who didn't sound too good.
When he's on his game, Bruce offers up a plethora of all that's right on the Game. I've often said he's a pretty damn-good interviewer too--too bad we don't get more of this on the station but in time maybe we will.
This type of adult-sports programming wouldn't happen on rival KNBR; they're more into trivial pursuit and making sure their clients are happy. But 95.7 provides a welcome relief from the relative minutiae from 680 and Bruce's interview on Wednesday afternoon with Libby Schaaf was more than welcome.
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