KCBS has a new intro and outro: "106.9 and AM 740" --pretty sooner rather than later, you'll be hearing more splashy, tabloid-like headlines too --GM Jack Swanson wants a more old KGO-like, breezier, entertainment element to the KCBS model. The old KCBS "news" standard will remain just conforming to the times.
--Yes, Erica Kato is doing part-time traffic on KCBS but is looking for a TV gig...as is Christina Loren.
--Those three male, white guys on KGO-TV News Saturday night: Matt Keller, Mike Shumann, and Drew Tuma prompted a line from a KGO staffer: "I didn't know we (ABC7) looked like the Republican Convention."
--Stupid me, I thought Melanie Woodrow was a complete lightweight, but I was wrong: She's pretty darn good.
--Dear Keba Arnold: Sorry to put you in the blasé category after just a couple of months but truth be told, try to do something about the voice. The perpetual whimper is annoying as all get go.
--Emily Turner is a new reporter at KRON and if she continues to light up the screen she'll be headed to another station soon.
--The multitude of problems at KPIX doesn't involve merely anchors--most of the reporters are awful too. And dull.
--Yes, the Tuesday print edition of the SF Chronicle is thinner than Karen Carpenter's corpse.
--PIX factoid: One black woman reporter. No black anchors.
--MIA: Don Knapp. Which is a shame because he's still good.
--KCBS: There's a woman reporter who's supposedly stirring up quite a bit of shit (she anchors too) --don't try to cross her either or you pay the price, supposedly.
--Oh, notice that Katie Marzullo was absent Saturday night? She wasn't sick.
--Dave Clark: Your ad libs with the high priestess, Gasia are about as satisfying as a one-legged hooker.
--Who's the genius at KRON who thinks the Stanley Roberts' threats are worthy of a promo? Moron.
--Mario Sevilla: Radnich's bitch.
--Condolences to the friends and family of "Mayor" Art Finley, late of the old KGO Radio, KCBS and KRON, who passed away last week.
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