*We begin today offering condolences to 95.7 'The Game's, Damon Bruce and KGO-TV producer, George Devine Jr, both of whom saw the passing of their fathers on Thursday.
*The CBS Radio mass layoffs are surprising at first until you know from the past that CBS big honcho, Les Moonves, has been thinking of dumping radio, or at least chopping it to pay for less profitable divisions of the CBS pie. The only surprising development was that KCBS would be a part of the el-choppo.
*It isn't so much the barrage of commercials on morning radio it's the type of ads. And they keep going and going and going...
*Armstrong and Getty are clever guys, do clever radio and are hearty and spunky...would be great ...for Fresno.
*The Chattanooga Marine massacre was the type of story that would have made for (sadly) compelling radio on the Gene Burns Show. Gene would have analyzed the entire episode and hashed it out with thoughtful callers and some, not so thoughtful. Incidents like those in Tennessee was the old KGO Radio's bread and butter. Now they have cooking shows and have talk hosts talk about what type of sex women want.
*Yes, god forbid, a professional woman TV anchor who spent over two decades in the Bay Area needed a sabbatical. What a crime! If that's what turns out to be the main reason preventing her a return then the business is a total sham.
*KPIX: Leadership is easy when you're #1. It's when you lag behind the others leadership is the most challenging.
*George Devine lost his dad on Thursday and doesn't even get bereavement benefits. Hey, union, why is that?
*Overrated: Brian Hackney.
*Underrated: Ken Pritchett.
*Overrated: Gasia Mikaelian.
*Underrated: Anne Makovec.
*Underrated newscast: KPIX's Sunday Morning.
*Underrated Sunday anchor: KGO-TV's Carolyn Tyler.
*Anchor coming on strong: Raj Mathai.
*Underrated: Terry McSweeney.
*Overrated: Heather Holmes.
*Mark Matthews, the loudmouth political reporter at KNTV (NBC Bay Area) sends extra Christmas cards to Kevin Keeshan, who is responsible for his employment.
*Speaking of arrogance: Roberta Gonzales.
*Overrated: Michael Krasny.
*Underrated: Angie Coiro.
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