THIS and THAT...
I remember when New Years Eve was totally legit and you were expected to go outside and have fun. Now its de facto el-lunatic should you dare venture into the land of uber lunatics with smartphones, booze and explosives in hand.
Dude, let's party. Not.
KRON will do its annual NYE show, in reality, a trade-out with a local hotel. The Bentley guy with Tenderloin roots will co-host with Cathy Heenan.
*Things that will never change: KCBS' sappy Susan Leigh Taylor telling listeners about "the frost and sprinkles" on my drive in from Pacifica. Yo, Susie, nobody really gives a damn. Perhaps if you said every now and then, cool, but daily, holy schmolly, you sound like some teenager from Clovis, get a grip, sister!
*Dave Clark: KTVU "MO2" anchor: management loves him for a variety of reasons. Watch out, union.
*The 7: 20 AM KCBS live weather report with the suddenly insufferable Roberta Gonzales is the audio equivalent of waterboarding.
*KGO-TV's Katie Utehs: yes, overly perky, but better than expected reporter.
*Fake and sanctimonious TV/Radio people telling you "please be careful" tonight ---yeah, they really care about you. About as much as Mel Gibson cares about the LA Hadassah.
*Sure enough, alleged talk-show host and funny man, Brian Copeland, milking the Bill Cosby latest developments --Copeland is all over the local TV/radio domain --he knows Cosby real well and used to open for him. Keep in mind, Copie defended Coz until it wasn't fashionable and when Ronnnnnnnn told him to keep his mouth shut.
*I love it when the radio traffic anchor says 20x an hour "we have no traffic" and then plugs, relentlessly, traffic updates, where she says, again, "there is no traffic out there--must be the holiday." Uh, then give your listeners some damn news then! Ever heard of that age-old relic?
*Stan Blunder and Susan Gee -Whiz Taylor!
*The KTVU purge in earnest begins next week. FOXies.
*Pam Cook: settle down. Seriously now.
*Brian Murphy said in his KNBR dream: "I am subservient to blond, 30ish', women anchors/updaters, who milk their sexual orientation and know nothing about sports." DUDE!
*The 49ers pushed Joe Starkey off their radio broadcast. Cal football PR people are close.
*BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO NEWS TO REPORT AND NEED TO FILL TIME: the predictable "year in review" "stories" that local and national news outlets spread, like wild vermin, to you, the gullible public.
*JUST SHUT UP: KTVU's pathetic "The 9" and "The 4"--pass the Maalox.
*Worst TV anchor duo in town next to Gasis Mikaelian and Clark: the horrid KPIX Alan Martin and Victoria De La Cruz. The angry white man and black widow. Get out the velveeta.
*Claudine Wong: looking around other markets and updating the resume.
*Tom Vacar, Rob Roth and John Sasaski: two out of the three will be GONE from KTVU soon. Pick the correct two and win a combo meal at the Emeryville Denny's.
*Damon Bruce from 95.7 FM 'The Game': "I am the greatest." Damon, reality check: You're just extra OK; better than mediocre, in a market softer than Adrian Barbeau's boobs when she was on Maude.
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