Saturday, February 20, 2016

Chip Franklin and Ronn Owens Are On Each Other's Shit List; Owens Pissed Over Franklin No-Show Plug

 TWO of KGO Radio's current morning and midday talkers, Ronn Owens and Chip Franklin, are NOT SPEAKING TO EACH OTHER, it's like fire and ice.

Owens, according to a few of my KGO spies, became irate when Franklin was late on several occasions to come into the studio and do his customary plug. It became so volatile Owens and Franklin were almost ready to duke it out.

Now the two not only don't talk--Owens doesn't even refer to Franklin and Franklin never mentions Owens.

Ah, the love at the 810 radio albatross.

24 comments:

  1. Hmph...they'd be the best of buddies if Chip was a member of the Shekel Club.

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    1. They'd be friends if Franklin was jewish?

      Man you're an idiot

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  2. I don't know who this Franklin guy is, but if a host is inviting you on the air to give a free plug for something and you are constantly late, damn right the host has a right to be pissed.

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    1. Maybe because chip is doing prep while Ronn wants to coast through the last segment. Ronn has always said "let's just get through it." And that's what the show has sounded like for 10 years, worse every year.

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  3. I'll bet my next paycheck that someone will rip that cheap-looking Owens placard right off the wall the moment he leaves KGO & replace it with a light socket or something.

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    1. Yes indeed. And Ronn will walk out of KGO studios a bitter man.

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  4. Yawn, who cares!!!

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    1. Exactly what I was going to say!!

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  5. To be fair he had a to plug his rich uncles my pillow blah blah blah blah BRING back Ray....my my my my

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  6. Why is Rich so obsessed with KGO? I agree that it was terrible what the Dickey Bros did to that station, but that was four years ago. I'd like to hear gossip about the higher-rated stations in the market, not about a station that is competing with the SF school district's public station for an audience. I doubt KGO will be able to bill more than $1 million this year, which is huge considering they had billings of $35 million in 2007. It's terrible to say this, but KNBR and KSFO are the cash cows in that Cumulus cluster. And that's saying something when a conservative station in a liberal market brings in the dough. My guess is that management will dump the entire news department and replace them with the Texas crew, dump Owens and have maybe three local hosts and a lot of syndicated and paid programming. I'm sure they know that many syndicated shows could get them the numbers that Chip Franklin has been drawing. His show is awful. But writing about KGO is sort of sad, like looking at a car accident as you speed down the freeway. Maybe that's why Rich is so obsessed. But there's got to be more interesting dirt than Ronnnnnnn not talking to Chip.

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  7. Glad to see a topic on the Chipster. What a douche he is. Can't get any facts straight, paints with a broad brush on comments/issues, is angry at so many stupid things, argues with more informed callers (he's a know-it-all). Won't listen to him in the afternoon commute. Sorry.

    As to his Owens feud, If he is late to a hand-off, Owens should be pissed. It's unprofessional but that's what Chip is all about as witnessed on his program.

    And BTW who, in a professional position, uses Chip? How about Biff or Bubby?

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  8. It's way past time for Ronn to retire, 40 years is enough to be in this business and it really shows with Ronn. Chip was a loser from the start. He is a smart ass know it all that really doesn't know much of anything. It didn't work in San Diego and is not working here. It is time for change.

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  9. well, 4:32...you have some points, but Rich writes about it, because, well, many of his readers came here when KGO tanked, and we stay...we know it won't ever be back...but we hope to hear of someplace that might be a glimpse of the way it used to be with KGO. So, if it is about KGO...don't read it... I don't read things about stations and personalities I know nothing about...if I do read the posts, I don't comment...it's not my concern...so save yourself some time. Rich is really aware of his readership.

    As to the Chip and Ronn thing...was wondering when someone would mention it. It was so obvious that the relations were not really great from the beginning...and it became more and more strained through the months, and then Chip just started not showing up....I don't really care for either one of them, but do think Ronn is more in the right in this particular situation.... I am so sick of Chip Franklin and his endless endorsements of anything and everything...and his family...and his upbringing... and his opinions...geez, get him out of here...please...

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  10. Studio "M" is the Lowenstein Memorial Studio? "M" in this case stands for Moron.

    Who cares about a hissy fit between two people whose days have gone by like last night's dairy-heavy dinner?

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  11. They should both agree to "Do what you can...but behave yourself."

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  12. If Ronn ever found out Chip contacted Sleeptrain...he would shit lil twin beds.

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  13. That there is no cross-tease at the end of Ronn's program, has been glaringly evident for some time. However, it's inaccurate to say that Ronn never refers to Chip. He bids the listeners to stay tuned for Chip's program.

    I like both of them. It would be nice if any feud could be worked out.





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  14. Chip dude is as creepy looking as he sounds

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  15. Ronn Owens still cannot accept the fact that he is no longer top dog.

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    1. No longer top dog of what? I'm sure when he sees the ratings he is well aware. When Ronn sends out a tweet no one engages. Pretty much sums up his existence. Been on air 40 years and literally no one in bay area under 35 has a clue who he is.

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    2. Chip looks like an east coast douche... Who cares what arrogant baldy does, he will be gone.

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  16. I really enjoy Ronn Owens show but sadly Chip Franklin is a waste of time. Thankfully, I get the sense that Chip won't be long at KGO.

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  17. Chip Franklin's days at KGO are numbered.

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  18. The hatred that so many of you commenters have for Ronn Owens is way over the top. He once had a huge following, which has diminished along with the station. He may not be at the top of his game, but he sure as hell is better than most of what else is out there. He may not be perfect, but I still think his insights are good. Give him some slack, will ya!

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