*From a KNBR standpoint, the 49ers/Jim Harbaugh divorce was the absolute worst time to take place--the week between Christmas and New Years--and also the same time Knibber's star shows, "Gary and Larry" and "Mr. T" were on vacation. Ouch.
Don't think for a moment that didn't cause an unseemly amount of friction between The Hammer and his worker bees.
A meaty ten-minute phone call requesting one of the teamers went for naught. Serious business. Which only further illustrates how much Hammer Time thinks of the know-nothing/say-nothing/be-nothing update chick with the fake name and breathless voice. Yes!
*Even as KTVU enjoys a solid early winter ratings surge, the predominant word on the street is that a BIG round of layoffs are coming now that FOX has settled into the 2 Jack London Square studios. The layoffs would include ALL departments and that's everyone in the building from Sales to the newsroom.
*I don't mean to pick on Katie Marzullo of KGO-TV; there's just something artificial and uncomfortable about her. One of the things that drives me nuts about consultants is their inability to tell people, "Be Yourself!" "Loosen Up." Marzullo seems as if she's deliberately trying to remain calm and collected, devoid of personality and that looks bad and uncomfortable. Maybe it's just me.
*The weekend weather guy on KRON, Brian Van Aken, has told management he'd prefer not to have to work with Gary Radnich if the situation arises which it has from time to time. Yes, another air talent that can't stand the Gary man.
*For a guy that elicits such an avalanche of negative e-mail and perception, those people in the know at KTVU tell me that Dave Clark is a "very nice guy." Too bad that doesn't translate on TV.
*The next big move for the radio albatross, KGO Radio, assuming anyone cares: a woman talk-host at night, probably the 8-11 PM time slot. Think Angie Coiro down the road. Just a hunch.
*The problem with the "Newstalk 910" station is that the Clearchannel/IHeart dweebs don't really care about their Bay Area outlet. I mean, seriously, when you have a $19 Billion debt payment looming, it's priorities, priorities, people.
*There's already a little mini-drama over the parking garage at 900 Front where KGO and KRON call home. The people involved are not air-talent but you can bet your tainted candy apple this ain't going to end well.
*KQED managers, all of 'em, make well over $200K --that's some part of the bad blood inside KQED, radio and TV. No wonder they're upping those pledge breaks.
*The Sarah and Vinnie underlings are bitching privately, (so far), that they all want more money. Watch soon for a catfight.
*Sorry Vinnie, your wife has bigger balls than you, metaphorically speaking. But that's not so difficult. Keep noshing on the egg-salad sandwiches.
*The Ben Fong-Torres story: How I started on the SF penthouse and ended up on the coffee table in Bakersfield.
*BFT: The human radio press-release rewrite.
*Some fill-in guy on KGO Radio Friday morning from 9-Noon: It was refreshing for three minutes or so that we didn't have to hear about mattresses and gadgets. On the other hand, his pronunciation of San Rafael as "San-Ra-Fy-El" was cringe-worthy.
*KGO Radio News anchor, Sherry Brown: Big girls don't cry.
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