Friday, February 12, 2016

Bay Area Media People That Make Me Reach For the Barf Bag

 Jan Wahl/KCBS: hands-down winner; the movie yenta and mass sickness instigator; irritating as all get go; obnoxious, pretentious; about as sincere, serene and genuine as a Yuba City 7-11.

*Liam Mayclem/KCBS: The "Foodie chap" --Every time I hear this moron I want to barf out loud.


Foodie chap? Maybe foolie chap would be better. This pretentious butthead with an astounding amount of bull excrement needs to be permanently muted, quick!

*Mike Sugerman/KCBS: When I hear this obnoxious "About the Bay" pillock I immediately become sickened and nauseated.

Just a moronic prick.

*Susan Leigh Taylor: The KCBS morning news yenta insists on informing us, EVERY DAY!, about her ride in from Pacifica. "There was a lot of fog and sprinkles on the trip ..BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...Leigh Taylor 's repetitious dog doo, I'm sure, is cause for divine intervention from God: "Hey, you, girl? Shut the hell up!"


Jan Wahl: Even Hadassah wouldn't let her in
  *KPIX: Brian Hackney: Hackney, the proverbial schmuck who thinks his poop doesn't stink; Hey, Hack Man? Take your verbal mush to an outhouse in Tulsa. They'd love you there.


Allen Martin: chronic colonoscopy look
*Allen Martin: Seriously, this TV maven needs a reality check. Maybe a video colonoscopy --which, by the way, every time I watch Martin, I think of just that. Dude, your chronic, "I'm God" demeanor is tantamount to severe head-up-ass disease. Get a beer, have a shot--Look, man, I knew Walter Cronkite, you're NO Walter Cronkite.


Julie Watts: You're no Diane Sawyer
*Julie Watts: OK, so the eye candy-look is appealing...until you speak and do your live shots and weather shit. After that, you tend to get irritating, no wonder the cameramen think you're a bitch. Jules? Some advice: lighten up. Practice a little humility --maybe hit Grumpy's and get a tuna melt and Guinness --you're not that great, not even close; quit pretending you're Diane Sawyer.


Da Lin: Scary and Arrogant
*Da Lin: A crass, insulting, spectacularly arrogant misfit, maybe the biggest jerk in SF TV News history. Be careful of Da Lin, he could poke your eyes out!

*KGO Morning News: Jennifer Jones-Lee and Jon Bristow: The morning gigglers give new meaning to puke control. Especially irritating is their Ronnnnnnnnnn Owens daily ass-kissing, enough for 810 barf bags alone.



"JJ and Bristow" --Induce vomiting


*Jason Middleton: The moment I heard this dweebish South Bay retread I immediately wanted to throw up my bagel and Peets. This dorky, asswipe cad has all the on-air comfort of a Texas root canal performed by a blind dentist. I think he needs to have an affair! Wait a minute...



Ryan Scott: get out the Raid
*Chef Ryan Scott: easily the most disgusting person on local radio. Another Ronnnnnnn ass-kisser too. Immediate audio hemorrhoids --if I was forced to eat this prick's food, I'd call Dr. Kevorkian in heaven and see if there was any room left.


Jason Middleton: Pass the Maalox

52 comments:

  1. I'm Daaaaaa Lin. That guy cracks me up, such a creepy delivery.

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    1. Eva Gabor, "Dahling" sounds like she is saying Da Lin

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  2. My take:

    Jan Wahl- This woman is the worst. I've come across some entitled people in the business, but she takes it to another level. Loud, rude, you name it. Did I mention she's the worst?

    I disagree with you on Liam. He's a good guy who works hard. His audience loves him and so do most of his colleagues.

    KPIX people- Allen Martin, Mike Sugarman and Julie Watts are good people. There are few in that building, but those three are solid. Hackney is a tool and Da Lin doesn't even deserve key strokes.

    I like Jennifer Jones-Lee as a person. Too much of a cheerleader on the radio so I just don't listen, off-mic, she's nice.

    "Chef" Ryan Scott is the biggest douchebag in Bay Area media. So much dirt on that guy. If I'm his wife, I'm tightening the leash.

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  3. I vote for Fat Diva Karel, a man deserving of the feces left on his driveway.

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  4. If chicks had balls, I'd say you kicked the group
    right in the nuts. Good job, on all of'em.

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  5. Watch out Rich! Da Lin might Bruce Lee your ass!

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    1. You watch out!! Green Hornet sting you!! KI-YA!!!

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    2. Best blog evahh!

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  6. I'm oddly attracted to Julie Watts, and Hackney is amusing in an offbeat way.

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  7. I've worked with Da Lin and he is genuinely the hardest working and friendly individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. No ego at all. If you're going to pick on someone, pick on the other nameless, faceless know-nothing transplants at 5, but not him

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    1. I worked with Da Lin and agreed with everything you said.

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    2. @10:49 That comment was clearly written by Da Lin or his over-the-top girlfriend Erica Kato. No question about it!

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    3. I never worked with Da Lin and couldn't give Da Shit about him nor pick him out of a lineup of Vietnamese men.

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    4. Da Lin has actually improved lately -- he actually looks at the camera occasionally. Don't get me wrong.
      He is still awful, but there was no way to go but up!

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    5. To Anonymous at 12:53 PM,
      My comment was at 12:43. I worked with Da Lin. I know Da Lin. It is obvious that you do not.

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    6. @11:04 I don't care if he is a nice guy or not. He SUCKS at his job!

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  8. Julie Watts scares me. Fucking Amazon.

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    1. Hey, I like Amazons. Watch me spin...WONDER WOMAN!!! Da-da-da-da!!!

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  9. Mr. Lieberman. What you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room in now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points. And may God have mercy on your soul.

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  10. You have Julie Watts nailed... A few years ago I had reason to contact her and her voicemail basically said I'm too busy to bother with you people...

    I've always wondered why Liam was here except to mooch free food for plugs when he was on Evening. Since then we have not seen much of him thankfully. I imagine with his talent he will be doing commercials for muffler shops soon.

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  11. Clearly you're mistaken about jason middleton. No way anyone would fuck that snaggle-toothed goat -- at noon or any other time of day. Talk about a face for radio.....

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  12. Love this post. So true on many counts. But what about Darya Big Chest on KRON4? Her boobage needs to be here.

    Let's also add Ben Fong or Ben Torres or Fong Torres. He doesn't objectively cover radio in this market. He's a shrill to the stations and their "personalities." But it might be just as well. There's no radio to cover. It's all gone to shit.

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    1. Yes, Rich -- This list has no credibility without Roberta on it. I know many folks who watch KPIX. Not
      one has a good thing to say about her.

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  14. When I see Liam on the TV, I also think of those Australian infomercial pitchmen.

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  15. Julie Watts reminds me of some hot teacher you'd have in sixth grade or jr. high. Uptight, but a nice rack.

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    1. Her rack is after market. Not OEM.

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    2. > Her rack is after market. Not OEM.

      How do you know? Have you been poking around under the hood?

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    3. I'd love to motorboat that rack. Mmmmm

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  16. Every time I listen to KTVU's Dave Clark, (O.J's good friend) I feel like regurgitating especially when he keeps repeating "yeah" whenever Gasia, Pam Cook or Sal say something. In addition his facial mannerisms, bulging eyes & overall news delivery will instantly induce queasiness while eating breakfast. Clearly the worst Bay Area TV morning news reader/personality & incredibly he's been with Channel 2 since 2007.

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    1. @ 3:27PM ~ Feb. 12th
      I 100% Agree with your comment, +1.

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    2. God, you've opened the floodgates here for me. Cannot stand him. Delivery wise, he's channeling Barney.

      And then there's his own particular mangling of syntax to make it his own "style": "The police, they are investigating...." or "The concerns, they have spread to other communities..." Just stop, Dave, you sound like an idiot.

      As an East Bay resident, I like getting news with that orientation. But if I want to hear a clown who sounds like a purple dinosaur, I'll root around in the basement for the VHS tapes we bought the kids when they were young.

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    3. The second worst is Keba Arnold. Tell you something?

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  17. Bay Area radio has hardly been worth listening to since KFRC was yanked off the air. It's been going steadily downhill ever since.It makes you wonder who's in charge of programming around here.

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    1. The reasons listen to local radio are professional and college sports, and traffic reports during the commute. I moved to the Internet or satellite for music. Back in the day it was KYA, KFRC or the old KNBR.

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  18. Channel 5's Liz Cook is conspicuous in her absence.

    Are both of you on Disney's payroll?

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  19. Rich,

    BEST blog ever...keep up the good work.

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  20. Kpix should make Maria Medina an anchor.

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    1. Maria covered for Goodrich during one of PIX's weekend newscasts, and she struggled.

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  21. Regarding today's rant: Seriously Rich, you've been spending too much time lately, watching and listening to Donald Trump. Then again, perhaps The Donald needs an under study!

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  22. How has Jan Wahl of Stink lasted almost 30 years in Bay Area radio?
    I remember when she emerged from the sea in 1987, with a KNBR Sunday night show. The 5 minutes I heard are still seared into my brain: Some stereotypically gay guy calling into rave about how THU-perrr her show was. I avoided her as much as possible for the next two years, but KNBR insisted on having her do phone-ins with everybody else on the station. Mercifully, in 1989, Susquehanna bought KNBR, dumped Wahl, and she went to KCBS, where I could ignore her full-time. Then came KRON and Bay TV...but, no, that way lies madness...

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  23. Jan Wahl still seems to be trying to pass herself off as a former hippie-chick Woodstock alum... Allen Martin was like this in his anchoring stints in Salinas and Monterey, still PO'd at having to work alongside what he considered bimbo co-anchors ...Liam Mayclem is just having too much fun for us to comprehend ... Mike Sugarman thinks he's cooler than he is.

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  24. Rich, Why have you let the most "fingernail on the chalkboard voice" ever go under the radar? Fallon Smith?

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  25. I gotta ask, why is Kim Wonderley still on KCBS? Every time she opens mouth, she sounds like a paid commercial. Even when she isn't talking about windows.

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  26. Hi Rich. I cannot argue with any of your choices. Spot on!

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  27. I like that picture you posted of Jan Wahl. I didn't know she had such a nice pussy.

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  28. Jan Wahl is sweet. I loved her at KRON. Catherine Heenan is the one who makes me barf.

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  29. Liam Mayclem has such a heavy accent you can't even tell what restaurant he's talking about. I don't see what value he adds to KCBS. SF has such an extraordinary food scene it's a shame that an important station has a buffoon like him on this beat.

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  30. Many moons ago, Elaine Corral asked me to make a Sunday brunch reservation on her behalf. I was thrilled. Life in the newsroom was fascinating. Too bad I now work the overnight shift at Safeway. Where did I go wrong?

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  31. Where is Darya? Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalph.

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  32. Can we talk more about Jason Middleton and the clear impression that he has had an affair? What do you know Rich? Anyone we know?

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