SUNDAY COFFEE NOTES
After over a month housed in its new Embarcadero studios at the ABC building at 900 Front, KRON's myriad of technical and operational issues has overtaken the station sending it into the abyss.
For starters, the lighting on the news set is a disaster. It's either too bright or too dark. For some reason, they can't get it right and it not only blemishes the anchors but makes them look literally awful.
Then there's the daily electronic glitches--with anchors talking over one another and coming back from commercial spots, already talking. It's uncomfortable to watch even if it happens to be KRON whose personnel deserves better.
There are those that blame the new building as the culprit. I'll defer to the experts because I have no idea but most of the people I've spoken to say the new building is not to blame, merely an excuse. Whatever is the case, KRON and Media General, (it's corporate owner), has to get this figured out and instantly --if it continues then it only further erodes what little relevance KRON has in the eyes of Bay Area viewers.
*Indeed, after 38 years at KCBS--26 as News Director, Ed Cavagnaro will call it quits in April. We wish him all the best in his new life every 15 and 45 years.
*The late-night circus at KGO Radio performed a new low--a taped, ridiculously unintentionally funny "show" from the entertainer who kept interviewing some moron about "last night's State-of-the-Union" speech only the SOTU speech was on Tuesday night. The entertainer needs a better editor...among other things.
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