THEY'RE Sweating profusely over at 855 Battery where KCBS battles two heavy-duty items on the agenda--one VERY BIG and one, not so big but enough to warrant concern.
FIRST: CBS Radio, much to the chagrin of the union, has essentially written a missive to its SF Radio O and O--wipe out the overnight and begin syndicated news offerings out of NY.
There's a very real possibility that "all-news" will disappear at night, from around 12-5 AM. The news anchors you're used to listening and appreciating would be replaced with CBS Radio content from NY.
So far, the unions are not saying anything but it's all troubling nonetheless ...
JACK NO FRIEND...as news of this hits Battery, new ND chief, Jack Swanson is getting shit from the rank and file who are extremely pissed off that the new model of the station--essentially more chit-chat between anchors and splashier stories will ruin the station.
Swanson seems to have taken a silent approach to this venom directed at his-he simply won't talk to the restless natives. Some of the stiffs think this is even worse. We'll continue to observe and dig.