SATURDAY HEAT WAVERS
There's something serene about overnight radio news anchors--we've had, and currently have some of the best here--including, KCBS stalwarts, John Evans and Larry Chiaroni. I also was a big fan of Dean Danos before he was given the axe last year.
The overnight anchor is supposed to exude a calm presence and be ready when a big news event exists; I recall just that very precise situation when the Napa earthquake struck almost a year ago. Danos' steady demeanor that early morning was first rate. -- Evans is superb and knows how to command a microphone; reminds me a lot of the late Bob Donnely, who manned many overnights in the 70's for KCBS. And Chiaroni keeps it moving all the time; one of the best.
--I said Larry Olson was occasionally funny --OK, so he isn't Wynne Elliot --but when he did the sports on the weekend KGO news, it worked sometimes--and didn't other times. Relax people. By the way, Olson co-hosts with Melanie Morgan on the M-F Morning Show on the Northbay's KSRO 1350 AM and FM 103.5
--Mayor Art Finley had that unique radio element: funny, stubborn, smart as a whip and sarcastic with just enough edge to keep you glued to the radio. Oh, and he didn't need any stupid sound effects which currently pollute the airwaves. My first exposure to Art was when he was the 7-10 PM talk-show host on KGO in the 70's and mid 80's. Boy could that guy do a first-rate interview! Do rest in peace, Art.
--Old KGO great names: Larry Doyle, Bob Trebor, Monte Stickles, Gregg Jordan, Al Jazzbeaux Collins.
--Hey, Mike Pechner, how hot is it gonna be this weekend?
--The UC Berkeley radio station, KALX-FM (90.7): weirdly unique and interesting--especially if you want to hear Emerson, Lake and Palmer in the middle of an otherwise bland Friday.
--Dan Rosenheim KRON sports-anchor symmetry into PIX: Dennis O'Donnell and Vern Glenn. Mediocrity at its finest.
--Hey, given the current crop of female anchors here, Terilyn Joe wouldn't be all that bad.
--Marcia Brandwynne made Terilyn Joe seem like Mary Poppins.
--Jason Applebaum, don't look now but you're making Joe Fonzi nervous.
--"I'MMMMMMMMM KRISSSTIN HAYNES--KGO 810" (Modest gal)
--I'm not a misogynist I just think most of the women talent here on TV and radio suck. There's always exceptions and those who know me know why.
--Liz Cook is two weeks away from the big day.
--My inner source tells me that after a couple of Corona's Allie Rasmus would be a hoot.
--Debra Saunders, conservative columnist for the Chronicle, if you were just ten years younger, I'd have a commonwealth with you at the Commonwealth. Dammit, you're married. OK, I'll call Beth Spotswood.
--Gotta go now, I'm going to the mud baths with Pia Zadora.
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