Wednesday, September 9, 2015

KGO Radio Visit By New Cumulus Suit Marcus No Biggie (Yet); Hey, KCBS, Get Off Your High Horse; MGT Pissed At Bunger's Frequent Days Off; KRON Is KRON; Wednesday Wash

 WEDNESDAY WASH

The big powwow at KGO Cumulus Tuesday was not that big. New top suit, Jeff Marcus, examined the furniture, chowed down some elaborate sandwiches, talked to the staff at the various stations and took inventory.

In other words nothing very sexy took place but something extraordinary is on the horizon--not just at KGO, but every outlet.

*KCBS, it's nice for some of your staffers to come to the aid of Ms. Corral but your newfound love is sort of baffling. For one, there's at least 2-3 of you that, despite all the lovey-dovey, have complained about the high priestess in the past and most recently. And big deal, so there's some inter-office gossipy chit-chat. You may not want to read about it but the readers have come to expect it here and enjoy it. Chill, radio minions. It could be worse: You could work for a living.

*Speaking of KCBS, Phil Matier did the morning tease Wednesday, providing a glimpse into the new model that Jack Swanson is about to let loose with and there's more to come.

*If the Chronicle begins to implement layoffs with staff soon I won't be surprised. Hearst is counting the water cooler account and cutting back on sharpies. Tough when you're losing $52M a year and counting.

*Stan Bunger takes the most days off at his KCBS gig--well within his AFTRA rights--but up-top management is none-too-thrilled about CBS' SF highest-paid yapper. Straight talk: "we're paying you top dollar, get your ass in here!" Essentially.

*KGO still doesn't have a News Director, Program Director, which might explain why there's a tremendous amount of discomfort in the newsroom. Still.

*Bottom line: There's way too many women in charge at KCBS, way too many women working. Cut half of the women reporters and you'll be OK.

*The Clear Channel 'Talk 910' AM (910 AM) is oozing so much red ink they told the plumber to stay away. Hope the toilet can be fixed. Speaking of the toilet, Armstrong and Getty are doing more dumb things. I'm just shocked!

*Just a lovely night at KRON last night: while a report about the 3 deputies charged with killing an inmate ran, an incorrect mug shot went right up on the screen, TWICE! The incorrect mug shot was that of some Critical Mass lug charged with slamming a hammer into a woman's car. Great work, once again, KRON.

*Katie Marzullo MIA; She's royally pissed too.

*Hey KCBS: Chris Filippi? He doesn't look like a snitch --but that's what I've been told so watch your backside, people.

*The great big White fat station publicist got into a brouhaha with someone the polar opposite --it's all making the rounds which means there's a 50-50 chance it's true.

*95.7 FM (All-Sports) 'The Game' new PD, Mr. Kollins, is actively looking for a new Morning Show team because the current boys occupying the mikes are really, really, really, CRAPPY. Expect a change in the fall.

*Hey KPIX, love those new CBS 'Thursday Night Football' ads where you have incorporated some of your anchors in the promos. I know when I think NFL Football, the first thing that pops into my head is seeing Veronica De La Cruz and Dennis O'Donnell mugging with footballs complete in uniforms no less. Cheesy and just so PIX!

*Susan Leigh Taylor and Holly Quan don't know a fuck about sports so it was quite cool to hear them talk to John Madden this morning. Madden was so excited he had to race off the toilet and over to his sex den.

*Brian Murphy: "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!"

*Kate Scott: Blond, Lesbian, Young. Knows nothing about sports. You're HIRED!

*Patrick Connor (The Peacon on KNBR) Dude, I thought I had a dark side.

*Today on the Gil Gross Show: Gil interviews a women who says she can have sex with herself without masturbating.

*Radnich solo: a lot better than Radnich with the betting fool. Have you listened? It's pretty obvious.

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28 comments:

  1. Discomfort in the KGO newsroom? Reminds me of the discomfort in my drawers before I look at a picture of Christine, then it's let er' rip!!! Clear the toilet, I gotta shit!!!

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    1. Little Billy, 3rd Street Elementary SchoolSeptember 9, 2015 at 10:55 AM

      Neato!! Can I have a picture? I want her to autograph it.

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    2. Little Janey, 3rd Street Elementary SchoolSeptember 9, 2015 at 5:21 PM

      SW in Santa Cruz, you're a kakahead.

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  2. Completely agree about Radnich without Krueger. I find myself listening to KNBR much longer when Gary is solo. And what's the deal with KCBS sports guy Steve Bitker and his hate toward the A's? In a single report yesterday he played highlights of Cespedes, Donaldson, Russell and Milone. Bitker must have some history with the A's organization to be so bitter.

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  3. KGO is finished as a Bay Area powerhouse. Those days are long over. They'll never return.

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  4. Media General Meridith Merger=Game changer at KRON and the ND (Larry Perrit) at WGCL Atlanta would love to ND at KRON...and Pero is well aware of that.

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  5. "well within his AFTRA rights"

    Enough said

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  6. I'd like to hear Juan Williams on talk radio. A liberal with a degree of balance, not frothing-at-the-mouth. He defends his POV well. I'm sure he'd be well received in SF. Now if he was willing, and a newly-owned KGO could pull it off, well ... there is talent out there. Just have to find it, pay for it, bring it to the public.

    For examples sake. But I can tell you - the KGO lineup died with the loss of Gene. And others. Can KGO rebuild? Only with $$$, new management, and owners committed (and monied) to a slow-rebuild. Listeners won't rush back - they will trickle back. But it could be done.

    Yes, there would even be a spot for Ray. As long as he was on late into the night. Len. Dr. Bill. Some syndicated hosts. New talent. It could be done, but only if someone comes onboard with a vision, and as I stated, money and commitment..

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    1. Juan Williams is good, but doesn't he have a broadcast contract with Fox? Or is that just for TV?

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  7. Kate Scott: Blond, lesbian, young, narcissistic, obnoxious; knows nothing about sports. She's hired, and we're tired (of her act).

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  8. If any of it involves getting rid of Kristin Hanes in the morning on KGO radio, then I support it. I detest the little song she makes of her name at the end of her reports but even worse is that she always sounds like her nose is stuffed up.

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    1. The first time I heard her on KGO, I thought of the Asian news anchor on Family Guy.

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  9. Those KPIX NFL promos are very dopey and I can't stand KNBR Murphy constantly repeating phrases so he can get a response.

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  10. I've worked under Perret when he was in LA. Yup--he would LOVE to come back to Cali...and would REALLY REALLY LOVE working in the Bay Area.

    Pero's head should be on a swivel...

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  11. I wonder if Swanson will meddle with Jan "I'm so goddam fat, I'm bankrupt!" Wall. Hmph...Wahl probably bought him off with a steak dinner & a leftover bagel.

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  12. Right on about Kate Scott ... She's a loser. I remember her first day on the job. Gary was at a loss for words ( and that's saying something ) when Kate gleefully announced that she had a wife. Just had to make a big deal about it instead of just blending in. She just needs to shut up and quit butting in ... NOBODY CARES !!!

    And right on about Gary being better solo. Larry does nothing for me and never did. The Damon Bruce experiment was a total waste of two weeks. I'd rather just have Gary alone. And the show hasn't been the same without the Fabulous Bruno. That 30 minutes WAS the best half hour in radio as advertised.

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    1. I find it ironic that she is so open about being gay but felt she had to change her surname to make it in broadcasting. I realize changing your last name is fairly common in broadcasting, but if your so open about your personal life, why can't you use your real last name. It seems counter-intuitive. People will figure out how to say your last name if you're good.

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    2. Me! Me! Me! I want something memorable, like I have a wife, whether it's true or not, but I'm a semi-freak! Remember me! The spotlight is on me! Me! Me!

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    3. Tony Bruno is a regular on The Damon Bruce show on Tuesday afternoons.

      -David K.

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  13. "95.7 FM (All-Sports) 'The Game' new PD, Mr. Kollins, is actively looking for a new Morning Show team"

    Has Mr. Kollins considered using syndicated programming for the mornings? What about the option of nothing but dead air, which would be far more entertaining than the current offering?

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    1. I don't care much for Murph and Mac. Their preoccupation with the Grateful Dead and Springsteen can be tiresome. Dibley was much better than Kate Scott. At least he was funny.

      I turn to 95.7 to hear some sports talk. The Game made a mistake by letting the Rise Guys go. After Bucher, Towny, and Huff and Chad, Joe, and Lo, who will 95.7 find next?

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  14. You know who I'd love to hear as a talk show host? And not just about his field of work, which would be entertainment enough. Jim Hammer, former DA of SF. Whenever he is on the radio, it is a must listen for me.

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  15. It's the classic ugly dog contest.
    Perret with WGCL
    Or
    Pero with KRON...

    One does come with a bitch.

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  16. (*Speaking of KCBS, Phil Matier did the morning tease Wednesday, providing a glimpse into the new model that Jack Swanson is about to let loose with and there's more to come.)

    Well, that might explain why his Wednesday AM radio podcast wasn't posted as usual.

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  17. Gill Gross = bad radio 4 hours of listening to him talk to himself!, he is in love with his own voice. Boring radio at it's worst.

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  18. Rich, you're always complaining about SF Gate's website (and rightfully so). Have you tried to use KTVU's website lately? AWFUL! Horrible design that's all splash and no substance--kinda like KTVU these days.

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  19. What is the last word spoken? "Blue-Green Emu, It works fast, and you won't sting (or stink?)" It's from a frequently played radio ad on 910 am. The announcer sounds like an older gentleman with a southern accent.

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  20. None of the KPIX staff in that promo are wearing "uniforms" and it looks like everyone (except Bastida) is having fun. They're airing the the number one program of the year on the station, and they have to promote that somehow, stop nitpicking.

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