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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