In shutting down its Silicon Valley Bureau, KGO Radio is essentially snubbing its nose at the core geographic tech center of the world.
More to the point, KGO is saying to its listeners; its clients; its few advertisers left that the Southbay is no longer an important entity to spend money and resources to concentrate on. KGO plans to "streamline" tech news and developments through its SF center on Battery. While that is functional and doable it shows tremendous short sight on a news operation that runs promos billing itself the "24-hour News and Information station." Hardly.
Said a longtime KGO staffer: "It shows disrespect for the brand." It also shows a white flag surrender for the San Jose area and Silicon Valley.