KTVU News --especially the new added hour in the morning and "The 4" has become a circus. Unwatchable, unless you like to watch the circus and a bunch of clowns --they might as well bring in animals, for heavens sake. Wait a minute! They have!
We knew this was coming with Fox taking over a year ago and ramping up its mission, apparently, to fuck up every known quality element that gave KTVU most of its prized status.
I have never been a fan of Gasia Mikaelian and her gushy-golly gee mugging of the camera for a former NFL jock was just plain embarrassing and ridiculous. I get the premise of morning TV News, extra-hour hijinks is, unfortunately, a part of the business model nowadays but this was insulting and hideous. Then again we're talking about the place where they talk like a pirate sometimes.
*I don't know either Leyla Gulen or Kerry Loring over at KGO-TV but they both look like big headaches. Gulen apparently thinks highly of herself, only KGO doesn't think so.
*Robin Winston is supposedly just a lovely, wonderful woman who is easy on the eye and works very hard. Well then, why in the hell is she working in TV and radio?
*You know, that KPIX wants us to know they're broadcasting the Super Bowl --I had no idea, really.
*One of these days KTVU will let reporter, Allie Rasmus get the anchor desk and show Gasia how a real anchor reads. And Rasmus has the looks too. Plus the chops.
*I've taken enough shots at Lee Hammer over the years so when I give him a little credit, it doesn't mean I'm sucking up. Come on man!
*It's a good thing Mikaelian wasn't interviewing Tom Brady.
*Bill Burton and Tracey Watkowski: birds of a feather...
*KPIX: anyone pregnant lately?
*Meanwhile, the sweeps weren't that good yet Bruno and the uptight ND that drinks beer pongs with the schmucky sports anchor still roll on. CBS doesn't care as long as they're making money --plus, the sales dept. is giddy over the Super Bowl.
*Joan Lunden and Kars-4-Kids: terrestrial radio diarrhea
*Gil Gross: slightly more interesting than a gouda cheese sandwich.
*Liam Mayclem: all the authenticity of a one-legged hooker.
*Jan Wahl: movie yenta everyone's worst nightmare at the Christmas party.
*Speaking of Christmas --it's party time; Cumulus SF stations this Thursday have instructed employees that the max at the bar is 2 drinks. Violate it and have to watch Chip Franklin read a "Rich Uncles" spot.
*In the Tenderloin during Christmas the old-timers have merry feelings about the Bentley driver. He had a Jag at the time.
*Ben Fong-Torres is, I guess, about to write his latest, thousand-word, coffee table press release on Larry Krueger.
*Ben works at the Chronicle so he's a "real journalist."
*"Talk 910": SF IHeart radio that has all the charm of a Pet Food Express in Chico.
*Armstrong and Getty: They really must have pictures.
*KNBR "Morning Show" latest "dude" count: 4,767 and counting.
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