I'll BET YOU a lox and cream cheese omelet that if the TV News honchos in the Bay Area had their way, they'd have imploded Candlestick Park--a truly made-for-TV news event that would have been a sight for sore eyes. Instead we're getting piece-by-piece demolishment of the old dump out near the bay. There's nothing wrong to point out the news execs wanting the explosion. Having covered a number of events at the old pigsty and experiencing parking hell and wind, I say blow that mutha up!
*You might think with all the reporter/staffer migration from NBC Bay Area to KNBC would be cause for concern at the Southbay O and O--NOT the case. In fact, a leading air talent who knows where all the bodies are buried tells me that things couldn't be more tranquil. "The ratings are good, people are happy and Jonathan (Mitchell) ND, runs a good shop. He doesn't get in the way." Yeah, common sense, the KISS approach does wonders.
*Nobody faults running commercials on terrestrial radio--that's how they pay the bills on free radio. It's the INUNDATION, the DELUGE of spots that take up 37 minutes, (not including updates) that has people irate. Or in the book of logic: good, old-fashioned greed.
*On the clock: the Tori Campbell contract watch at KTVU
*On the clock, Part 2: the Ronn Owens contract watch at KGO/Cumulus.
*More talk, less news (lately) KCBS Morning News tonsils, Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor which isn't necessarily bad, just a noticeable break in tradition.
*Don't get all fussy over Christina Loren, the morning weather woman at NBC Bay Area because she's well-equipped. At least she has brains to boot as opposed to the chick one station away who doesn't have a clue. What a yenta.
*The high prince formerly of KGO Radio/Cumulus, Randall Bloomquist and the high priestess herself, Renee Bakos, are supposedly living together. Great. Two more future admissions to "Fifty Shades of Grey." Oh, the pain.
*Roberta Gonzalez: I know you hate the mornings and have to get up at 2 but your persona were meant for mornings, seriously Robbie. The high energy and octave woke me up recently literally out of a deep sleep. Me, you, Rosenheim and a couple of highballs at Old Ship, I'll buy. Do they take bitcoin?
*Doug Sovern: best reporter on KCBS. Duh!
*When Michael Savage tells a story about Teddy and meatball recipes, sorry, I'm hooked. The politics and the screaming, OK, not so much but those of you aghast that I should write positively about Savage's brilliant story-telling, take a hike. Go eat some kale or listen to Kate Scott.
*Randy Hahn: future mayor or San Jose. He'd win by a landslide.
*Smiles more: Claudine Wong.
Smiles less: Dave Clark.
*Karel launched another F-Bomb on Sunday night on KGO Radio --(Here's the audio--listen at 21: 06) for the "fucking movie" utterance. Apparently, the FCC has been informed. Again.
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