Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Breaking: Traffic Tonsil, George Rask, OUT at KRON; Cuts Begin at 900 Front

SCROOGE has hit KRON --senior traffic reporter and Bay Area TV/Radio veteran George Rask has been booted. His last broadcast will be December 31st, 415 Media has learned.

Rask began his broadcast career in 1982 at KCBS Radio. His stint at KRON started in 2005.

We sort of knew this was coming; it's not the last transaction in the cut department, unfortunately.

Why do these awful things seem to happen in abundance during the holidays?

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29 comments:

  1. What a shame. George is good at what he does. He was the long-time traffic dude at KCBS. One can only hope that Big Tits and Fatnich are next out the door. Contracts can be bought out. And as soon as all of that happens, KRON will be using CNN news all the time.

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    1. Someone tell Tardnich his Special Yellow Bus just pulled up. See you tomorrow, Gary!!

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  2. Goodbye George, wishing you the best. Bay area news arena war zone. They are dropping bombs all over the place, talk about a combat zone! If you retire, you will have no life, but don't worry it's a great way to live!

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  3. Kind of a weird looking guy, but I agree that he was good at delivering traffic reports and seemed very conscientious as well.

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  4. "One can only hope that Big Tits and Fatnich are next out the door."

    Are you kidding? Tuazon, Rask and Apon are out. Yet, the two aformentioned are still there and will be for the foreseeable future.

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    1. And it's because people are stupid. They can't see through the phoniness (Big Tits) and the shallowness (Fatnich, actually both).

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  5. Darya and her beautiful body will be around for a long time. Why KRON keeps this perfect physical specimen of a woman behind a plastic box most of the time, defies human reasoning. Why did they invent the freeze frame button on my remote...Darya. She is a professional at displaying herself, but KRON keeps her hidden behind a plastic box.

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    1. She's not behind a plastic box. Everything about Darya is plastic! What a disgusting horse she is.

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    2. Thanks for setting me straight. I thought she WAS the plastic box. Never dreamed she was behind a plastic box. I wonder if her boobs are plastic.

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  6. George is on vacation right now out of the country. I wonder if anyone called him with this sad news. BTW George is a good friend of mine and was good at traffic reporting. What a drag.

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    1. Maybe he knew about it beforehand.

      Hope he gets to do what he likes - whether that's another gig or retiring .

      He's a great, smart talent who knows his stuff. Any other station would be smart to pick him up.

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  7. Darya should go. I cannot imagine watching KRON AM as long as she is part of it. Who wants to wake up to a loud mouth banshee. I'd say move her to New York, but she is probably too much even for them.

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    1. I've noticed the jealousy is over the top when it comes to Darya...understandable!! It's the "visual" that drives men crazy!

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    2. If you think she is attractive "visually", my sympathies. Phony boobs, phony enthusiasm, phony everything. KRON is better without her. You want a great "visual" try Anny Hong.

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    3. Jerry Garcia's ColonDecember 9, 2015 at 5:18 PM

      When you think of KRON mornings you think of Darya. As bad as some say she is I'm sure she draws regular viewers both for familiarity and her "attributes". Same goes for Gary, minus the "attributes". Either way, I don't see Gary or Darya or for that matter Pam Moore and Heenan leaving anytime soon.

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    4. Anny Hony, a great visual this morning, I couldn't agree more. Since I have been through mandatory sensitivity training I will just say, extremely fine and "very" appealing. I hate to admit to this but I flunked sensitivity training the first time and had to repeat the course. Was told I barely passed the second time!

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    5. I owe Anny Hong an apology for spelling her last name incorrectly. That's my, "I are stupid" for the day. And because of my sensitivity training, I would never ever, even begin to tell her how "incredibility sexy" she really is!

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    6. Darya is sooo San Francisco. Problem is San Francisco is less than 10% in population of the Bay Area. Silicon Valley and the rest of the Bay Area is way to sophisticated to listen and watch such an hysterical woman. Good riddance SF.

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  8. His name is synonymous with traffic reports.
    The voice I think of when I hear traffic reports.

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  9. Harry Reid's Exercise EquipmentDecember 9, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Bless you, George. I actually liked seeing George on KRON, he was an normal looking guy and did a great job. He will be missed. Godspeed!

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  10. I will miss George . A good professional who just delivered the information. Hope he lands on his feet

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  11. What a loss for the KRON am show. George is one of the best. Seems like a solid guy. What is management over there thinking?

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  12. By far the most thorough traffic guy on TV. (sorry, Sal is not even close) Super smart guys have no place left on local television I guess. BAD move KRON.

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  13. He should get the gig at KGO! George knows his stuff. I'm proud to call him a friend and know he won't fall hard. He is so interesting and interested in many things besides traffic! Loss for KRON but I never watched anyways bc of aforementioned plastic woman.

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  14. BFD, the guy breathes so hard you can hear it on TV. Traffic news on radio is better than TV.

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  15. Ahh that's really crappy news, I like George Rask. Hey George, hope to see you on another station.. if not, best wishes to you. You're a class act!

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  16. George Rask would be a perfect fit for the KPIX morning traffic reports. He could only improve things there. PIX currently has the worst and most complicated traffic reports of any station. Check their maps out, KPIX logo, KCBS logo, stock market logo, a huge red location logo, etc.

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  17. George Rask has a wealth of traffic information in his head that allowed him to deliver nuanced, smart traffic reports that showcased his great personality, the history and depth of the Bay Area and allowed a viewer to get a sharp, unique traffic report that you wouldn't hear anywhere else. So of course, he had to go.

    For years the underlings at KRON keep thinking that "this year is the year!" that Aaron Pero will finally get shitcanned, and every year he finds another group to throw under the bus while he and Darya keep acting like the Quarterback and Prom Queen at the most pathetic high school ever, as Mark Danon continues to look worse and worse from what I imagine is heavy drinking to erase the memories of Darya's awful rants and shouting during breaks.

    Maybe they'll offer the traffic gig to Robin Winston, as long as she'll agree to work for college credit and Darya's used hooker boots. Or maybe Robin realizes she has more value than that and will take a job elsewhere, leaving Pero to restaff using his other favorite trick, putting a producer on camera, not telling the union and just waiting until either AFTRA or the person realize they're getting paid way less than the on-air minimum, then "lay them off" and repeat as necessary. He's certainly pulled that stunt plenty of times before.

    Regardless, with any luck George will land on his feet. As part of his great, outgoing personality he knows just about everybody at every station and he certainly knows his stuff. Anywhere else would be lucky to have him and smart to grab him.

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  18. I knew this was going to happen. George is older and is a big guy. At a news dtation where you have to look plastic, have very obvious fake tits, he just didn't fit in anymore. I don't get the Darya thing. She has a horse face and fake tits and is very annoying! Not to mention she is getting older and it's really showing. I think it will just be a matter of time until she gets replaced by someone younger and better looking. Ever wonder why all the attractive women who have been on kron don't last very long? You know, Evelyn Taft, Erica Kato just to mention a couple. Seems like diva Darya must have someone's balls in her hands as she is still there and lots of others ( especially more attractive women than her don't last) what a shame! DARYA SHOULD GO!SHis the mqin reason I no ponger watch kron. Watching ktvu now. Much better news cast!

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