Thursday, July 2, 2015

Breaking: Veteran KCBS City Hall Reporter, Barbara Taylor Resigns; UPDATE

 Longtime KCBS City Hall Reporter and Bureau Chief, Barbara Taylor has resigned, according to my 415 Media Spy.


The move is the second major departure since new ND, Jack Swanson took over last month.


Taylor has been at KCBS since the late 1970's and built up an impressive tenure covering City Hall.


Don't know the full details yet but will pass them along if the situation merits.


No replacement has been named as of yet.




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UPDATE: 9: 51 AM PST

KCBS' closure of its City Hall bureau two weeks ago might have hastened Taylor's resignation. There's also been a healthy dose of rumors of some major cost-cutting about to commence at CBS' radio and TV stations.

12 comments:

  1. Caitlyn Jenner?

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    1. Kris Kardashian JennerJuly 2, 2015 at 11:22 AM

      No kidding!! Caitlyn, you forgot your flowerpot that's on your desk. As my son Rob said, "I'm fat & you're ugly!!"

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    2. As stated yesterday, 11:22 -- you are a douche and have no business being here. Go away. Go over to Stan's blog. You are a bore.

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    3. 1:13 - I have just as much business posting/reading on this site as you. Don't like it? Fuck You.

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    4. Unfortunately Rich Lieberman will publish any comments, even Stan's, so long as it doesn't criticize Rich Lieberman.

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    5. Sorry, 3:52. You are a moron. It's not about you're "right" about "posting/readng" here. It's about saying that you, as a "donor" to this blog gives you right to post horse-shit, non-funny quips just for attention. And your "Eff You" shows how juvenile you are. You are the Karel of this blog. An asshole. You obviously know it.

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  2. KCBS closes a bureau and this is the first we hear of it, in passing, like it's no big deal.

    KGO closes a bureau and its the end of the world, sky is falling, it's all that evil Cumulus or Ronn's fault etc etc etc.

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    1. Blame the song writer, not the piano player. Maybe the KCBS "alleged" spy was at lunch that day. Or, someone didn't think it "important" to note here.

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  3. Unfortunately for her KGO just hired a part-timer with no experience in news or radio to fill that some role.

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  4. No question, even KCBS, as successful and popular as they've been, are having to cut costs. Consolidation began in the mid 1990s when the Communications Act was signed into law by President Clinton, and that allowed companies such as Cumulus to buy as many 'properties' as they could per market, thus diluting the product and leading to massive consolidation and layoffs.

    'Serving the public,' is an arcane concept as far as these new media companies go, and our recent Presidents, Clinton and then Bush and now even Obama, have let the power of the FCC wain and nearly die. Today the FCC as well as the unions that are fighting to keep major market broadcasters reasonably paid are nearly useless.

    Again, don't mean to sound like a cynical old fart, but this is the world we live in today. Oh sure, the 'new media' (smart phones, blogs, satellite radio, etc) have had something to do with the demise radio, TV and the printed word, but owners of stations and newspapers use that as an excuse. Then at the same time, they clamor about how "we have to attract the Mellenials!" when they know as well as anyone that most people under the age of 35 don't read newspapers or magazines anymore, and don't listen to the radio.

    It's a BRAVE NEW WORLD! :(

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    1. You mean the Millennials aren't all watching "GAAAMMMEEE OOOOONNNN!!!" ???

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  5. Here's the reality of KCBS and CBS in general.

    Dan Mason was a programming guy who "stepped down." Everyone who knows Dan knows he didn't do that. Moonves hired Fernandez, a financial guy with little to no programming experience.

    CBS Radio stations will be forced to cut just like the rest and that's why a finance guy was brought in.

    I'm sure locally Jack Swanson will try and put his imprint on the station before someone neuters him. Within the first few months a PD can usually make a few changes. The longer the person waits the more likely she/he will not be able to, especially in light of cuts, even if KCBS is still billing well.

    One also has to assume CBS wanted a local veteran at KCBS with the directive, "keep the ship sailing." Any "changes" he may attempt to make that increased expenses would probably be a decision above him. I'm sure he can make revenue neutral changes that don't affect programming in any significant way.

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