The "Big" changes that are scheduled to hit KGO Radio in the coming year involves the elimination of news--lots of news. The rumor mill has it that the PM news --from 3-7 PM is all but gone. I'm guessing you'll be hearing more talk show hosts--local and syndicated. It won't be like the old KGO but it will be significant news-talk, and yes, traffic.
The weekend? Almost all syndication and taped programming. It's cheap mind you.
*At the very least, KGO should prime John Rothmann for his political analysis --there's an upcoming election in 2016 and Rothmann knows politics like I know the lamb shanks at Tommy's Joynt.
*It's not that Gil Gross is merely boring; it's his nasal, annoying voice that makes boring topics more boring. And Gil, Rhoda is your wife but her Friday spiel is an audio Gitmo. 86 her immediately.
*One of these days Jim Eason and Bill Wattenburg will tell you what they really think of Ronnnnnnn Owens.
*So too, Ray Taliaferro.
*That radically different morning show coming soon during the week on KGO-TV will be directed by an EP that many newsroom staff can't stand. Should be interesting.
*Phil Matier, Sunday morning coffee on KPIX is pretty good local TV if you like that kind of material. It certainly beats the crap on Monday thru Friday.
*Rothmann is not a one-trick pony contrary to the naysayers who hide behind closed doors. He knows politics and the Middle East, sure, but he knows sports and pop culture too and therefore all the other innuendo is complete bullshit.
*Sorry, Jack Swanson hasn't spoke to Mickey Luckoff in years --my bad.
*Lee Hammer is running both KGO and KNBR--that's a heavy load when you throw in KSFO too.
*Armstrong and Getty: Midwest hacks that have all the charm of a Citrus Heights strip mall.
*KGO-TV is interviewing prospective Hispanic reporters from out of the market for its morning show and other platforms.
*Terry McSweeney and Peggy Bunker on KNTV (NBC Bay Area) have terrific chemistry on the weekend which isn't such a bad thing to have.
*If Rob Roth, Tom Vavar, and John Sasaki are still on KTVU after Dec. 31 I'd be shocked.
*More KTVU: Four sports anchors/reporters will be shaved to 2 soon. After all, "there's only one two."
*Men without ties on KPIX. Very insightful look. Damn genius whoever thought that up. And Dennis O'Donnell? The hair twirler has a crush on you but I won't tell anyone. (I think it's the tie less thingie)
*That ultra-hot female traffic reporter on KGO Radio during the weekday morning and afternoon only dates Christian guys, sorry everyone else.
*That new, female EIC at the Chronicle hasn't penned an editorial or simple piece since she took over because, according to my Chron spy, she can't write worth a shit. But at least she's a "real journalist" and not a blogger.
*"Talk 910 AM Radio" --Melba toast with a cup of vinegar.
*"Star 101. 3 FM: see above post.
*Dave Padilla and his stupid "rise and shine" verbal joust on KCBS is downright silly. STFU, Davie.
*Today on the Michael Krasny 'Forum" KQED Radio Show, Mike interviews Dr. Baldy McFuckface on the history of soy milk.
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