Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Got $50M? Buy KSFO; Dennis Richmond Thinks KTVU Sucks Too; Potty-Mouthed John Lund; Love Q-102 FM; Beil And Daetz Winning Combo; So Too KGO's Sandhya Patel; What I Think Of Tim Kawakami; Wednesday Happy Hour

 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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39 comments:

  1. $50-million for KSFO? That's sunny optimism if I've ever heard it. These days you would probably have to throw in KGO along with it to get that kind of money.

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  2. Why give any pub to that no-talent, John Lund? The only reason that show does well is because of Papa's fanbase and the fact that Fitz and Brooks are a tire fire. You could have one of those contest winners host with Papa and it would pull the same, if not better numbers. Get off Lund's infantile jock.

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  3. Every time I see Ray Ratto, I think he's Bernie Ward's twin, in looks & size. Seriously.

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  4. Chip Franklin is still all over KOGO in San Diego (former employer) shilling for solar companies and Tijuana budget dentist.
    Be gone already Chip!

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    1. He lost credibility in my book.

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  5. FYI- Pia Zadora is alive and well and gorgeous and working in Vegas - still.

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    1. We used to go to an American plan (room and board, full meals, etc) fishing lodge in central Ontario in the early eighties and I knew a young lady who worked there and was an absolute spitting image for Pia Zadora. Her parents were German nationals and today she lives back in the Fatherland. Pity.

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  6. Dear 9:34, just so you are accurate, Bernie Ward runs nine miles a day, is half his former size, and no longer has diabetes,seriously. As for the angst displayed here about successful talk hosts doing commercials for products they like, may of you would kill for such opportunity. BTW, the "my pillow" is a great product, really.The best thing about Michael Krasny is his brain. Mercifully, unlike that occasional former fill-in, he doesn't giggle incessantly.

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    1. Christine, once again, Thank You for dictating how everything in the world is according to your specifications. Cunt say what?

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    2. Christine,

      Thank you for that update on Bernie. I hope that other aspects of his life are going well, too.

      I feel fortunate to have worked with him, and hope that we have the opportunity to listen to him again, someday.







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    3. Why is it impossible for Christine to ever write anything that isn't inherently obnoxious?

      There is always something off about her tone.
      I seriously believe she is somewhere on the Aspergers spectrum. She really is unable to read cues and interact appropriately with others socially.

      Look up the symptoms of Asperger, it's Christine.

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    4. 4:24...Are you referring to the autism spectrum? Do you even know? What is "asperger"? I don't take my cues from just anyone, why do you?
      I'm not sure why you find it "obnoxious", buy why would you read what gets you so upset? See name...avoid in future.
      As for Dick's need for potty mouth at 2:51, was your mommy too rough on you? Why do you let anyone "dictate" what it is that you should think? Mommy again?

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    5. Christine,

      Appreciate your update on Bernie.

      That is quite Interesting in how he lost that excess weight of 100+.

      --- The Niner

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    6. So are most of the guys I encounter working in IT departments. One could make an argument that all those things wrong with them are the reason they make so much money.

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    7. Rootvg points out something about "obsessive" behavior. While children with Asoergers or being on the "autism spectrum" is rough in youth, they can as thy grow assimilate and do well in society. Most pro athletes are on the obsessive /compulsive spectrum.

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    8. Ms. Craft, the post at 2:15 is not SW in Santa Cruz. It is a spammer using my handle and has many times here. It also uses others ID's as well. You can spot it by the dribble that it posts.

      How do I know? I'm SW in Santa Cruz and post very infrequently.

      Rich, This is why many here post as Anonymous. There is no control here other than your selective filter.

      Just call me Anonymous.

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    9. Anonymous in Santa CruzOctober 22, 2015 at 11:18 AM

      Thanks for playing, Mr. 8:31 Mystery Guest. I'm also SW in Santa Cruz because I live in Sanra Cruz. I'm also Spartacus. So have fun today, little man.

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    10. Christine, your reply at 5:23 proved the person's point you were trying to rebut.

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  7. 1. KSFO would be lucky to get $1.5 million for its sale. AM radio stations no longer sell over $5 million since there is no audience. Even (one-time #1 in the ratings) stations such as KABC in LA, WLS-AM in Chicago, and WABC in NYC get ratings in the 0.8-1.3 range and nobody would pay $$$ for that. Brokered time stations and/or religious broadcasters would be the only buyers and they won't pay above $1.5 million in this market.
    2. Ben Fong-Torres---I do like his column, but I wish there was more hard news in it.

    Keep up the good reporting.

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  8. Sondra was better looking back in the day. Smarter, too.

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    1. Clint put her on the map.

      I never really understood his marriage to Dina Ruiz. She always came across as a gold digger to me and after seeing the reality show I felt that way even more.

      Is it me or is Dina going out of her way to explain that she's not Mexican on her Wikipedia page?....

      "Dina Marie Ruiz was born in Castro Valley, California, the daughter of Michael Ruiz, who had been adopted by a Latino couple, as an infant, and his wife, Mary Lou Ruiz, who is of English, Irish and German descent. Michael Ruiz's biological father, Marcus Grant, was African American and Native Hawaiian, and his biological mother, Lilian, was Japanese and Hawaiian".

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    2. Agreed.

      If Holmes actually looked anything like Locke, I would understand the folks who post here who find her more than attractive. I like hot blondes, but Holmes is NOT one of them. Bug eyed, and bitchy.

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    3. Heard Pat Thurston mention a producer with the last name Copeland tonight. Is that Brian's daughter? I thought you said a while back that she works at KGO-TV.not KGO Radio

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    4. It's you. That's typical Wikipedia information.

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    5. I don't dislike Heather but there's just this sultry thing about Sondra.

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  9. > its host is a raving jerk who goes after fill-ins

    What does that mean? I'm confused truly.

    > Separated at Birth: Heather Holmes and Sondra Locke

    Not even CLOSE. (Here's a hint: "My eyes are up here, Rich.")

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  10. Christine: please be more deferential.

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    1. Yes, deferential to common sense...

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  11. Definitely welcome back Julie Haener!

    A better newsreader, more professional overall, and far easier on the eyes than any of her fill-ins.

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  12. Sandhya Patel is so gorgeous!

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  13. Christine,
    Asperger Syndrome and autism overlap. They both involve incapacity to recognize normal social cues and awkward communications with other human beings.

    Examples of this problem not knowing when to enter a conversation, talking too long, not picking up important social cues, not knowing how to respond to people. In other words, Christine in a NUTshell.

    Everything Christine writes is just plain off. Too angry, too insulting, too much of a know-it-all, etc. Whatever it is, she can't modulate herself. Her tone is always off, always wrong.

    Christine, think about getting help instead of firing off another lengthy, off-putting, diatribe.

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    1. "Off-putting diatribe". Jesus, assholes like you obviously can't stand a woman who talks back. You don't agree with her, that's fine. Make a case to the contrary. But to say you don't like her tone? WTF is wrong with you? You're dissing her because you think she's on the autism spectrum? You should be so lucky. You're obviously an egoist with delusions of grandeur. Look that up in the DSM, you arrogant schmuck.

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    2. 8:45, you might want to look up arrogant schmuck in a mirror...

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    3. Christine's tone IS ALWAYS OFF. It's not that she's outspoken She somehow manages to offend, even when saying something you may agree with. She doesn't interact normally.

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  14. I'm probably thinking Ratto didn't mention the Rusty Simmons thing because Tolbert is the host and probably doesn't care. Ratto follows his lead. As far as Murphy, I was listening this morning on the way to work and he reminds me of a 12 year-old sports fan. A lot of enthusiasm, but his preferences color his whole commentary. For example, he said fans will have to start hating Dusty Baker if he becomes the Dodgers manager. As a Giants' fan, I wouldn't particularly enjoy seeing that, but as an adult, it's not going to keep me up at night. I hope the Kate Scott experiment ends soon.

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    1. Agree re: Murph. He's way more tolerable than Crap-Song-Parody-Guy, but definitely comes across as you describe.

      As for the Castro St. demographic experiment, that HAS to end. This morning Joe Hughes was on instead of her, and as whenever he fills in, he did a fine job.

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  15. Two times this week, Roberta Gonzales has bragged about her athletic prowess during the newscast - mentioning her Alcatraz swims and 80 mile weekend bike rides. No one cares and it makes you look like a braggart.

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  16. I second: KGO-TV: please pay Sandhya Patel. She's great at what she does and she's so damned cute it's ridiculous.

    Re: Heather Holmes: yea, a tad Lockean. I don't watch KTVU much, but I did see Heather reading about two weeks ago as I flipped the channels and I had never seen an anchorwoman have on something that so showed off her nipples...is her contract coming up?

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