TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
with lee hammer at the helm..KGO seems to be getting slightly bettah..IE Johnny Rothmann
So you think John Rothman being on the air a handful of times after Hammer has run station for a year is the reason for a slight uptick in ratings? That's a very astute assessment. How come Talk 910 went down during the time Rothman filled for them?
John being on for a few times, probably did not affect ratings that much, if any. However, with Drex gone and Pat filling in that might account for a slight up take in ratings. I don't know why 910 ratings went down when John was filling in, could be because 910 seem to be in a constant downward spiral. Could be radio audience these days do not appreciate intelligent reasonable sounding hosts. Everything on 910 except for Alan Colmes and a little bit of Armstrong and Getty is just plain awful and only appeals to the lowest common denominator.
KGO's resurgence might be related to the Drex's long absence and Pat Thurston's excellent work as fill in.
Bring back Ray Taliaferro late night, preceded by John Rothmann, preceded by Pat Thurston, and you have "go to radio" once again. No problem selling spots during the shifts for these three. If money is the bottom line, bring back the talent and let the air waves flow...
KGO may be on a resurgence, but they will never have the AM radio audience that they once had. Their only hope in regaining lost past glory is to put out a spectacular online product with lots of promotions. Even if they do that and have it on AM as well, their radio audience is gone. It's over for AM radio. The best thing they can do is for the FCC to auction these frequencies off. A second remote possibility is to establish an all digital band, but it is remote because it's difficult to see any consumers buying into a completely new infrastructure for a broadcast band. There would be little, if any, interest.
I wish KOIT would vary the playlist a bit. How many times a day do we have to listen to Paul McCartney sing "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time" anyway?
We've created a drinking game on Sunday mornings when we listen to KCBS. We pour up a couple of mimosas and listen to Dave Padilla stumble his way through the news. Apparently the guy doesn't read his script in advance because you can count on him to make continual delivery mistakes. We usually start at 11 a.m. and take a sip every time he blows it. By noon both of us have a good buzz. Now enjoy the day.
Rich. Is the Game still planning on changing the morning show with Bruno. ? It appear their numbers might be improving.
KOIT sans the holidays returns to normal ratings. Why I'm listening to the Game rather than Murph & Mac in the morning: shorter commercial breaks, discussion on a variety of sports and local teams, and no mention of the Grateful Dead or Bruce Springsteen.