SATURDAY BREAKFAST CONVERSATION
*CNN is indeed looking seriously at KPIX ace reporter and femme fatale, Christin Ayers. Just a matter of time before they decide to make her an offer she can't refuse. Or not.
*Speaking of PIX, they are, yes, that desperate to leak rumor of a Dana King-Ken Bastida reunion. I'd love it to come to fruition but I don't think PIX has the money and I'm quite sure that King wants nothing to do with sitting behind the desk again. Oh, and this is my opinion: It wasn't so much King wanting to split the biz yearning to perform art and pottery so much as having to work for the boss. A certain boss.
*Did anyone notice KTVU's Julie Haener multiple times hacking-cough episodes? On-Air. I can feel your pain, Jules, I've been trying to get rid of that cough for weeks now, it's the worst.
*Ronn Owens: At several points last week I didn't recognize his voice. I hope you feel better Ronn, no jokes.
*The thing about Garry Radnich (which you'll only read here) is the fact that almost every sports TV anchor in town can't stand him. They won't say because it serves no purpose. I will.
*I don't doubt Kate Scott knows her sports; she just never says anything of significance and when she tries, it comes off as amateurish and contrived. Her frequent "Nobody cares"--which she ripped off from Radnich --is hallow and Radnich, to his credit, finally had enough with it on Thursday and told her to can it.
Scott is the benefactor of happening to be 31, blond, slightly attractive and ohhhh, gay. Too bad she's d-league content and a glass of milk and white toast substance. That's right, I said it.
*KPIX won't say it but I will: With daily revolving anchors and no identity it's no wonder that they're tanking in the ratings. Plus, the year and one-month VDLC experiment is a certified dud. So is "NightBeat", which continues to bleed red ink and is toxic to humans.
*Radnich can hate the union as much as he wants to but when the KNBR board ops and producers he talks to and banters with on the air are making about 15 bucks there's something wrong there. Of course that hurt wouldn't apply to Raddy's $400K salary and Bentley medical plan. Everyone has a right to live.
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