IF YOU HAVE $50 Million --give or take a few mill, you can probably buy KSFO.
*Dennis Richmond is long retired from KTVU--May, 2008, to be exact. But, word on the street is Richmond has told friends even he is disgusted at the new, "Fox2" version of Channel 2 News.
Not that Richmond's opinion counts anymore because I don't think Dennis could talk like a pirate.
*"Forum" on KQED is the most boring, insipid, pretentious and patronizing program on local radio. OK? You wanted a reason, you got it. Plus, its host is a raving jerk who goes after fill-ins --just ask some past producers and hostesses.
*If John Lund were to cease acting like a potty-mouthed, teenage jerk off the juvenile hall list, he would be a decent host on sports-talk radio. Listening to Lund talk about sports when he's not doing stupid, ill-conceived amateur chatter is frustrating because jerko Lund knows sports. Maybe The Game is desperate for attention.
*Even I love old rap and Q-102 FM (102.1) is required listening when you get stuck on 101.
*Some company is supposedly offering KRON vast millions for its digital fortress --good, take the money and buy out Radnich's ego and Darya's doughnuts.
*Larry Beil and Ama Daetz on KOFY-TV20's 9 PM newscast October 20, 2015--mark it down as quite possibly the best news broadcast of the year. Crisp, insightful, good pacing, and a little bit of humor. TRENDING! It was a delight to watch and it didn't insult the viewer. What a concept.
*I've been meaning to say this a long time ago but my affair with Pia Zadora prevented me from doing so: KGO's Sandhya Patel is terrific at forecasting weather and has a remarkable sense of humor, knows her stuff too. Hey, ABC7, pay her.
*Sandhya, I love the tuna melt at Grumpy's. (I'll buy the first round of diet Pepsi)
*KGO Radio staffers have been flooding the KCBS offices with resumes. Shocking.
Hint: Swanson likes red wine.
*The KRON third-tier, female reporter with a slight accent was seen with the married, KGO male reporter at Old Ship. Hope you had a good time--wish you could have paid my tab.
*Brian Murphy: UCLA, dude!, pop-culture references fetish, fake dialogue with the fake co-host with the fake Jersey accent who claims he knows Bruce Springsteen, what a wonderful life: "Yeah, yeah, yeah!"
*Chip Franklin: KGO's designated audio whore --pillows, financial ads, restaurants, groupies--might as well do a :30 for the Bunny Ranch.
*It's been about 2 minutes since Ben Fong-Torres did a thousand word essay on the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. No knock on the HOF but seriously, BFT, could you stop with the press releases and write something of substance --maybe an expose on KQED excesses?
*OK, I should be more diplomatic: Tim Kawakami is an asshole.
*Ray Ratto: Not a blip about Rusty Simmons? Internal stuff is a bitch, right Ray.
*49ers fans aren't the only people in depression over Jim Harbaugh's 86 from the Bay Area: CSNBA's Dave Feldman is still shitting in his pants.
*Press releases and the Chronicle: winning combo.
*Welcome back, Julie Haener.
*Mark Ibanez, Joe Fonzi and Scott Reiss: KTVU's Osmond Brothers'--the only thing missing is a rendition of "Go Away Little Girl." No, not the blond, female intern. Heavens no.
*Dana Hahn: slowly becoming the female Wonder Boy known as Rosenthal--might want to tone down the rah-rah press releases. Or was it a directive from Kelly? Sum-Ting-Wong.
*Fox treating reporters and staffers like shit? The next thing you know they'll be low-balling reporters out of work. Wait a minute...
*Yo, Kelly, GM? I have the whole story from Boston. No need to return calls and e-mails. Quite gruesome, actually.
*Mark Matthews, the political hack at NBC Bay Area: Kevin Keeshan on the Christmas gift list, I hope. Remember, it's 30 Rock, NY, NY.
*Separated at Birth: Heather Holmes and Sondra Locke.
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