Friday, October 30, 2015

415 Media Quick Start Friday Before Halloween; Can't Wait for KTVU 'MO2' Saturday; Prayers for Wayne Walker; Wake Up

 JUST CAN'T WAIT for KTVU Saturday morning. Should be quite a party at the alleged TV News station, or ..."Talk like a pumpkin?"

I hear Mibach is already in costume and Mikaelian is fully in white sheet ghost, "boo!"

News? Fugeet about it! Boo!

*A national radio host is ticked off at Brian Sussman for doing multiple fill-in work for Michael Savage. Poor baby.

*The CNN lords have once again knocked on the door of KRON's Justine Waldman but I don't think she wants the gig unless the money is off the chart.

*Dear Wayne Walker: Godspeed. So sad.

*KPIX is going to have a cool Halloween --the peeps are going to dress up in costume as news anchors.

*I'm giving out candy and quitting early so I can go out on my date with Leslie Uggams.

*"Dear CNBC GOP Debate Panel: Thanks very much." Sincerely, Lorne Michaels.

*Time for coffee. See ya later.


Leslie Uggams

26 comments:

  1. Rich...fun radio yesterday on the Radnich show. Ted Robinson calls out Krueger for saying something that he(Robinson) did not say regarding the 49ers. When Krueger tries to explain, Robinson reads the transcript of the podcast to prove his point. Radnich sounded confused and Krueger's credibility took an instant nose dive.

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    1. Fatnich is always confused (he puts on an act). Krueger has no credibility to begin with.

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  2. I've called Krueger out on Twitter before. Radio analyst, Tim Ryan, had made some points about the Forty Niners and later on in Krueger's show, he made almost entirely the opposite points about the team. Who to trust? An ex-NFL player and really good analyst or a part-time former scout who played high school football. Talking about why Luke Walton was made interim coach, Krueger told everyone it was because Walton wants to be a head coach some day. On Twitter, I told Krueger it was probably because the Warriors are trying to refine the triangle offense and Walton played it extensively under Phil Jackson. Defense is locked down under asst. Ron Adams. They're not going to lead a first year assistant be interim head coach because he wants to be one someday. He has to bring something valuable to the table.

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    1. Larry K. problem is that he relies on rumors and always talk about the obvious. (While Kate T. Scott is worse, fat Gary sucks.) He is lazy in his views and was never able to cut it as a scout.

      I know that Larry K. visits this blog every so often. Hey Larry, Try losing some weight! Your knees will appreciate it.

      - The Niner

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  3. First I've heard of Wayne Walker. That is sad. Some how push is going to come to shove with the shorter life span and all the brain related injuries ex players have with the money making machine that is the NFL. My 13 year old son is 5' 10" and 180 lbs and would be terrific on an offensive line. I loved football growing up and played Pop Warner and high school, but I wouldn't let my son play it.

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    1. Yes, sad about Wayne Walker. Nice, though to see Kate Kelly in action. Wonder if the young princess bitch on CBS5 took notes about how to be a professional. Doubtful. Probably too busy bitching about no teleprompter or someone was using her laptop without permission or some silly ass thing like that.

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  4. What's An Uggams?

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    1. 9:33AM, If you want to find out what a Leslie Uggams is all about, you need to first learn how to Sing Along With Mitch on Friday nights.

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    2. Or maybe you should check out the names of her albums.

      http://www.leslieuggams.com/tracks/5/whats_an_uggams.html

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    3. If she's not available, I hear Betty White is.

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  5. I will watch KTVU in hopes of seeing a Sophia Vegara drag queen.

    However I am afraid it just might end up being Charro.
    Or Sal????

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  6. Sad story about Wayne Walker but he's still alive. Was nice to see Kate Kelly who is as beautiful as ever!

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    1. See Cheryl Jennings? Women can age gracefully without surgery.

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  7. How bout that Cumulus stock at 49 cents a share?

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  8. Very intelligent and responsible parenting decision, 9:25. Your son is lucky.

    Along those lines, thanks for the Walker link, Rich. Heartbreaking indeed as he was an excellent player and an even better sports director. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

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    1. Well, there are a wide variety of circumstances. My son is/was a nerd. He was especially gifted in math (AP Calculus BC as a sophomore, for example..got it from him mom, in spite of me), and I insisted he play football. When I played in high school I developed lifelong friendships..male bonding. Life is full of risks and rewards that must be weighed against one another. In reality, there is little risk in playing football. What you see on TV are the few cases out of the tens of millions of young men who play football each year. There is a near 100% probability of receiving the reward of lifelong friendships through being on a team. He played, continued receiving top grades in school and was de-nerded significantly. He's now in his first year of grad school at University of California.

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    2. There are other team sports other than football. I am as close to my former high school teammates from basketball and baseball and water polo as I am from football. And it's not just concussions, it's the repeated mini-encournters to the head that can compound. Life is full of risks, but that doesn't mean I jump into a tiger cage with a slab of raw meat.

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  9. Sad indeed about Walker, whose tenure at PIX was longer than that at Detroit.
    As for the latest GOP debate, everybody knows that NBC has always leaned to the left in its report, even since way back into the Huntley-Brinkley years when they counteracted Ike, then Nixon. That said, CNBC blew it big time. NBC had a chance to prove that it can accommodate the other side of the aisle, and they didn't. Especially very disappointed in Carl Quintanilla, who also moonlights on occasion for HBO's Real Sports, when he has a sports report to share with his ex-NBC colleague Bryant Gumbel. Such boneheadedness is ripe for SNL to ridicule its own network. Michaels isn't the only long time NBC-er shaking his head in disgust. (Lester Holt & Chuck Todd should be furious, as well.)
    Now with the Peacock no longer moderating GOP debates, ABC, CBS, and to a lesser degree, PBS & CNN, should feel very, very lucky that Reince Priebus and crew hold high respect for reporters in each of their respective networks. (Network debate reporting quality-wise, think Raddatz at ABC, Dickerson & Cordes at CBS; everyone else is subject to their own debate.) And of course, we know that the GOP will continue to count on FOX the most.
    In the meantime, enjoy the intentional and unintentional laughs. (Intentional by Michaels & SNL crew; unintentional as Sussman doesn't come close to Savage as far as coherence goes; what do KSFO continue to think? Yeesh!)
    P.S. - Walker's PIX years: only Kelly, Bastida, Tokuda, and maybe 1 or 2 others are left over, and Tokuda actually left for LA and KRON while Walker was still at PIX. (Ramirez another one?)

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  10. This was the first I had heard about Walker. I wish him the best. Though it sounds like his concussions from playing football are the cause of his Parkinson's, this disease also hits many people who didn't participate in sports or ever have a concussion. I have two such friends, one male & one female who now suffer from Parkinson's.

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  11. One thing about Wayne - he was as cogent as ever and his sense of humor is still completely intact.

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    1. That was exactly the sense I got watching it as well.

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  12. Actually, 2 p.m., CNBC has generally been considered to be slightly right of center (they AREN'T msnbc, which obviously leans very much left). And whatever their "lean," they are inexperienced at political discourse, and more polished on financial-related matters

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  13. We know 'ol 55 will give this dreaded condition a battle. There are ravages associated with a football career, but you could see that Wayne loved his time on the field of play. Fight on, Wayne, and thanks for the great memories that you provided from the gridiron and the sports department at KPIX!

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  14. Cumulus closes this week, today, with its stock at $.46 a share, down 8 cents. This was mentioned by me two weeks ago when the stock was in the mid-60 cent range. Citadel went bankrupt at $.45 a share.

    Word is that while the stations that make up Cumulus are filled with assets, wth $2-billion in debt today, there is little value and little interest.

    Good luck, Mary. So long Lew and John and a host of others. Including, possibly, none other than Gary Pizzati who helped wreck and ruin Cumulus Bay Area.

    Goodbye Cumulus. So long to those employees over the holidays will will face salary cuts big time or be told "See ya ...and Happy Holidays!" Ask Jan Jeffries who ruined WLS in Chicago, those who wrecked KABC, WABC, KGO and KSFO among many others.

    Now, back to our blog. Happy Halloween, Cumulus. Scary times ahead. Remember when Rich forecast "things will happen in three months" last summer? He nailed it.

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  15. My thoughts, and prayers go out to Wayne Walker, who is heads & heels above any current Sports Caster we have on our local air waves...Godspeed Sir!

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  16. Cumulus media, (that's a joke isn't it, and a bad one at that!) is responsible for wrecking numerous stations, throwing experienced, qualified people off the air, hiring neophytes who know nothing about what it takes to be a broadcaster and paying them peanuts, and essentially 'dumbing down' radio even more than we've seen in the last decade. They are a truly awful company, one of the worst, and remind me of those aliens in the movie 'Independence Day' who move from planet to planet, killing the occupants of those worlds while using up the resources. How they stay in business remains a mystery to me. It's amazing how in such short order that have turned a 'legacy' station such as KGO into an operation that is listened to by perhaps a quarter of its original audience. That happens when you fire almost all of your talk show hosts who were well liked by the audience and don't have a backup plan. How many people have they had in charge of KGO since they took over? I have friends who work there and everyone is reportedly walking on eggshells as they wait for the next round of layoffs. Nice job Cumulus. Oh, and a big thank you to former President Bill Clinton and the clueless Senate and Congress of the U.S.A. For they were the ones who passed the media deregulation bill that allowed companies such as Cumulus to embark on their travesties, ruining local stations around the country. Again, it's mind boggling how such a clueless company manages to stay in business. Hopefully they'll go bankrupt soon and KGO will again be owned by the banks, as they were after the previous company that owned them went belly-up.

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