A very prominent female reporter from the CBS Sacramento TV station scheduled an evening dinner with a certain married male executive from a local station in town. They had quite a lovey-dovey at Tadich Grill and I'm not at all convinced it was the filet of sole they both shared that was the instigator --YEAH BABY!
*Of course it would have been heresy had KPIX hired back John Kessler and Sydney Kohara, I mean the gall, the nerve, the lunacy! Yeah, I know--the ratings would be off the chart and a total publicity bonanza for the pixies but just like Dana King, CBS-SF has no creativity. They just hire retreads from Hawaii and think wonder bread is a culinary treat. Just keep the mediocrity, it does you wonders, don't it?
*Lovely market: a certified diva news director who plays favorites and is out of control and despised at KGO-TV; a bully, boor and jackass at KRON who must have pictures; an arrogant, smarmy, schmuck at PIX who thinks that drinking with the sports guy is good for morale; a rank amateur at KTVU who has a divided newsroom full of people who talk like a pirate and whose lead anchor has become Mother Teresa on Facebook.
*KGO Radio's Chip Franklin is selling toilet paper today--along with financial business, loans, pillows, artichoke dip, solar power windows, nuts, men's and women's underwear, car tips, peanut butter, cherries, dog food, umbrellas, Mexican food, beige wallpaper, Walgreen watches, tomato paste, Marin credit unions...and THIS IS JUST IN THE FIRST HOUR.
*I hope for Chip's sake that he doesn't dare hawk used Mercedes --mattress man Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnn would kick him square in the nuts.
*I actually think Elizabeth Cook is a capable newsreader --and that's the only thing that matters. Of course now that I mention that, Cook will probably get 86ed and destined for Houston. Wait a minute, dad will have nothing of that.
*Any day now CNN execs will sit down with KTVU's weatherman minion, Steve Paulson --ostensibly to offer him green acres in Atlanta. But Steve loves his gig in Oakland. Translation: CNN will have to offer Wolf Blitzer coin for any consideration.
*I see the morning yahoos at KGO-TV were doing a dance routine on the air to a Prince is coming to Oakland news alert. These bozos sure know how to piss off 98% of the newsroom.
*Eric Thomas: you can laugh and smile every now and then.
*Jana Katsuyama: cute and perky and chock full of self-promotion --well, at least she doesn't talk like a pirate.
*"The Four on Two" in one word: sucks.
*I couldn't make the Santa Clara County court appearance involving the domestic violence charge against Brent Cannon and his estranged wife, Laura Garcia-Cannon on Monday but I'll keep you informed of any significant developments since apparently it is only me who is covering it.
*Yes, you get all the INSIDE info here at 415 Media --nobody breaks news like el Ricardo.
*Props for Eastbay Express which broke the Oakland Police scandal involving an alleged home invasion by four of its officers.
*The faux look of concern by anchors in this town now that February has been largely rainless. Back to the shaking-the-head and going to weatherman with thoughts that are about as genuine and sincere as a Concord IHOP.
*The natives at KGO-TV are none-too-thrilled that Trixie has no use for Black talent. (There's only three on-air Black anchors and not one reporter. Maybe it's appropriate that the Oscars are on KGO this Sunday.
*God forbid the world comes to an end Sunday night and there's mass calamity; Ronnnnnnnnnn will still be "trashing the Oscars" and talking about his gadgets.
*Hey Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, by the way, when you had that lunch with Jack Swanson a few months back, word has it that Jack told you "everyone reads him (me)" --including Ronnnnn, last seen getting his 6756th manicure on Union Street. One thing, Mr. Lowenstein, you had the audacity not to invite Copie?
*Copie was so pissed he had to call off his two-man show starring Byron Allen.
*The Radnich-Brittney Shipp rumors is picking up steam. That's why she ducks out right away from 900 Front. Even free rides in the Bentley have been TDed.
*Michael Krasny of KQED Radio "Forum" will be interviewing Dr. Horace MjJohnson about why men who listen to public radio tend to have enlarged prostates.
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