KCBS has been running an annoying tag line on its news breaks: "Live and Local".
It's not an every now and then blurt--it's run continuously during the morning and afternoon news blocks.
KCBS is the top-rated news station on local radio. We all know the content is "live and local"--it doesn't need to be rammed down our throat every 20 minutes.
Live and Local is a trite radio phrase that's become a cliché. The average listener doesn't know or care about live and local. It's useless actually because most people who listen to KCBS want traffic reports, weather, sports and news. Yes, news, what a radical concept. Local news too. Unless we're on another planet the listeners know it's live already so I don't get the idea that this idiotic slogan is run nonstop at the news station. Is KCBS that paranoid that they have to run on a loop of one of the dumbest and useless catch phrases in broadcasting? Apparently so.
*The disconnect at KQED--both on the radio and TV side --between management and staff, has never been more cantankerous and divisive. The heart and soul of the discomfort lies in KQED raking in more bucks than ever; most managers making well over $200K with healthy benefits and perks; plus sweet bonuses paid out to a select few. All of this is great for managers but not so great for everyone else: the rank and file workforce who have had to fight to keep their pay status whole and health benefits intact. This has been an ongoing battle at KQED for some time now and the way one veteran staffer says, "ain't going to get better anytime soon--they're trying to screw with us and see if they can tke us down."
*Blunt: Roberta Gonzales --respectable on TV, overly sappy on radio.
*Mankind will cease to exist: a radio station without a weekend chef on air. (Praise the lord)
*Sarah and Vinnie: dumb and dumber.
*If the Warriors were to win the NBA championship the idea of where the parade would be held--SF or Oakland?--was leaked to me by a source close to the goings-on-- here's the plan: Begin in Oakland with a march and parade down Broadway all the way to Jack London Square where the team will then take the ferry across the bay to the city with a parade to City Hall and speeches. You read it here first.
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