*That Ronn Owens used to love to arm-wrestle.
*Dennis Richmond, KTVU's much-ballyhooed and retired anchor, was not so nice, off the air. In fact, Richmond was notorious for displaying a rather cold persona.
Michael Krasny of KQED once told me that he met Richmond at some industry function and that he, (Richmond), never acknowledged Krasny. "He looked over my head." Krasny had a few other choice words about Richmond; suffice to say they weren't that warm and fuzzy.
*Gary Park used to frequent the Lantern restaurant in Oakland Chinatown every weekday afternoon before heading over to KTVU to do his weeknight sportscasts. Park was always alone and didn't say a word. Very quiet.
*Steve Somers, big NY media maven, was an Oakland native and had frequent stints at KPIX and KRON in the 70's.
*Milt Kahn interviews 49ers 70's receiver Gene Washington. Kahn was a rather interesting sports anchor and I do mean interesting.
*Pete Giddings was one of the most-feared media personalities at KGO-TV in his heyday. Let's just say Pete was protective of his territory and leave it at that.
*If you watch some of the early Dirty Harry movies, you'll notice that Bill Wattenburg can be heard in various scenes. Dr. Bill is good pals with Clint Eastwood.
*A non-human being once anchored KRON weather--Fletcher the Weather bunny. Suffice to say some thought Fletcher was more accurate than the human.
*Monte Stickles, the late ex-49ers/KGO-TV and Radio sports anchor threw a chair at sports reporter, Dick Steadman in the Oakland Coliseum Press Box during an A's game in the late 1980's.
*One of Gary Radnich's closest friends used to be former KRON and now NY weather anchor, Janice Huff.
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