"Everyone wants to get the hell out of here!" That's the latest word from a KGO Radio source who describes the scene and chaos of the current state of being even as the station moves into its new studios near the Embarcadero.
Nothing like serenity and peace--that would be news in and of itself but that's not the case at 810 AM where a work-the-day routine is anything but.
The news department and most of its staff do their best to go about their business in spite of the three-ring-circus atmosphere created by management in its systematic destruction of a once-mighty station. Even loyalists have a hard time working in the muck but somehow move on despite all odds.
"We have no choice. We come to work and do our job. The people who have it the best work outside the city and don't have to put up with all the bullshit that goes on inside there--it's just ridiculous," offered the source.
Part of the problem is Deb Munroe, the 'Managing Editor" of the news department (I call her Debs)--Munroe is a control freak and outside of a few of her amen corner, nobody respects her and it seems to indicate that she has no idea what the hell she's doing and is in way over her head. Moreover, Munroe's lack of direction has led to some reporters and news staffers creating walls of favorites and favoritisms --there's the people in her corner and those who are not. That's no way to run a newsroom in a perfect setting let alone the circus at KGO.