Friday, March 4, 2016

KTVU 'War' On The Morning; KGO Tells Ronnnnnnnnn To Plug Chip Franklin's Show or Else; Janelle Wang Gets Company from 30 Rock; Ros Gold-Onwude Divine; TGIF Launch

 WAR ON THE MORNING --KTVU's most senior staffers; including producers, news writers, and some key on-air people have risen up (slowly) and have DEMANDED to meet with station honchos about the direction of FOX2's Bay Area O and O.

The group, which is small but has some degree of influence at the station, has been "unnerved" by some of 2's "alarming news content sway away from the past."

We can only assume that incessant mugging, pathetic in-house chortling on the air, and abhorrent behavior by some of KTVU's grunts has finally pissed off the people who still count.

Maybe. We'll wait and see.

*The Shit hit the Fan at KGO where upper management suits TOLD Ronn Owens to start plugging Chip Franklin's show or else...Owens has returned to mentioning Chip's 12-3 show ...Chip is now selling more toilet paper and Rich Uncles to celebrate.

*Janelle Wang of NBC Bay Area has NY 30 Rock news execs planning a secret meeting with her in San Jose sooner rather than later. I don't think they'll be talking about meatball recipes.

*I could give a rat's ass as to Kate Scott's sexual orientation; she's the one who brings it up every five minutes and only so to use it (when she has to) to further her career. She's smart, I'll give her that because for not for her gayness, she'd be selling cosmetics at the Clovis Macys. She sure as hell doesn't know shit about sports.


*ON THE OTHER HAND: Warriors/CSNBA Warriors' Sideline Reporter, Ros  Gold-Onwude DOES KNOW her sports and has LOOKS TO KILL!

*KRON loses a reporter 400 miles up north so he can become a news director at a small station--yikes, it's that bad.

39 comments:

  1. Archbishop Tony RendinaMarch 4, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    I'll bet Lowenstein is furious over this!! A Gentile telling a Jew what to do?!? Oh My God!! or not.

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    1. Judge Joseph WapnerMarch 4, 2016 at 1:47 PM

      I hereby declare Kate Scott and her Gayry Not Guilty of being a Diva and a Bitch, so speaketh me.

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    2. Ronn might be furious, perhaps with some reason, since Chip was always, or often, late for his plug. Management of course want to promote ALL their shows, that is only good business sense. Don't see what Ronn being Jewish has anything to do with this,with the fact that he might have gotten upset over Chip not showing up on time, anyone that is a true professional would feel the same way. You sound anti-semetic 10:21.

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    3. No One Is Left OutMarch 4, 2016 at 10:48 PM

      Dear 4:44 = I'm not anti-Semitic or prejudiced. I hate everyone. Including you, Kate Scott, Lowenstein, Karel, Dr Bill, Christine and Dwight Sugioka. So there.

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    4. So why mention that Ronn is Jewish? Sorry you have so much hate, most be a terrible way to live. I like everyone (well not quite) including you.

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    5. It was probably just a joke.

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  2. Ros Gold-Onwude doesn't know shit about sports. She was just hired by Comcast Sports to fill the ethnic quota, that's the only reason. I'm sick of these stations hiring ethnics just so they could say there is diversity at the workplace...BULLSHIT!

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    1. Defensive player of the year for the Pac-10 and played point guard at a perennial NCAA power. It's you who doesn't know shit.

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    2. She played Basketball at Stanford. She knows basketball. She was hired to cover basketball, you dumbass!
      Sorry you once lost a job, most likely because your were and still are a bigot.

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    3. @10:31
      Apoplectic with rage and over your own stupidity, no less. Obviously, you know nothing about Ros, her sports background or the fact that her basketball acumen garners the respect of players, coaches and managers.

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    4. Yet another Angry White Man vents his rage.Yawn!

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    5. I heard a recent radio interview of Phil Taylor/Sports Illustrated where he complimented Ros on her knowledge of the X's and O's of basketball and how when they were on the same Comcast Sports Bay Area panel he felt he had to step up his game to keep up with her smarts. I've only read good things about her--until I read the most ignorant and unfortunate @10:31.

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    6. @1031am...what a moron. You don't know even who she is. Very knowledgeable and nice to look at-- a good combo to have.

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    7. Ros was the POINT GUARD on one of the best women's teams in the country. You can't question her cred. The only question is why she isn't on ESPN or TNT. Won't be long before she goes national.

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  3. Gold-Onwude is the real deal. Great player at Stanford and Pac-10 defensive player of the year. I think Kate played high school soccer or something. Last season, Bob Fitzgerald was kind of a jerk to her, but I think he's even come to realize she's pretty good. I could see her going national very quickly as courtside reporter, ala Craig Sager.

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    1. I wouldn't doubt that Kate played soccer. She looks and sounds like she has taken a few headers.

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  4. Haven't seen Gasia the past 2 mornings on KTVU plus Brian Flores not Mike Mibach or Gasia was alone doing the 12pm newscast today. Very interesting--Keep up the great work Rich!!

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  5. Plug Chip Franklin's show?
    No chance. Ronn (with 2 ns) Owens will throw a temper tantrum!

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  6. I'am sure Gary Radnich is aware of the Warriors sideline reporter.

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  7. Over at KTVU, who are "the people who still count?"

    Would really be surprised to see things "fixed" at that station. The damage is done and those responsible for bringing on the awful changes would never admit to being wrong about anything. Colossal egos + white privilege = upper management.

    Ros is awesome on many levels. She would kick Kate's skinny white Asssssss!

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  8. as far as ethnic quota, her mom is WHITE and was Coach VandeVeer's roommate in college. I'm sure beside she herself playing at Stanford at a high level, had more basketball acumen rub off on her than you and I combined.

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  9. "DEMANDED to meet with station honchos about the direction of FOX2's Bay Area O and O."

    Demanded???
    Swell!....Just get all those high priced whiners into one room...look them in the face and say...

    "Your Fired!"

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    1. Whatever you say, asshole.

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    2. Well for you we would have the security guard ready.

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  10. Wait, you said Kate Scott is smart. She also graduated Cal. Why would she then be selling cosmetics if she wasn't openly gay? I need you to explain this to me because I don't understand what you're saying.

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  11. I stopped watching KTVU almost completely. I'm guessing one of the Gang of ? is Ken Wayne. He has refused to act like a badly trained monkey on air to the extent that Mark Tomayo has commented on it on the air. On MO2 they don't even include Oakland in the weather/rain map. SF, SJ, Sacto and Ukiah. There's no place to get good local weather unless it's some tiny burgh that tweets a rainbow.

    KGO has their own hot mess in the morning. Why do all these new young folk on all the stations grin like they've just been released from a straight jacket? And that weird way of talking like they might burst out laughing at any moment. It's like clown car gridlock on local news.

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  12. As for Wang, I'm surprised the network waited so long.

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    1. I second the motion, what a beautiful woman! If she leaves, that means there will be an opening in the, "Bay Area Hot Newsbabes" club.

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    2. She is just now having a baby, so I would be surprised if she left SF.

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    3. Who would want to raise a kid here?

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  13. Where have all the blonde weather girls gone? Gone to LA every one. When will we ever learn?

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  14. You're absolutely right 4:36PM. Ken Wayne does appear to be the last man standing at KTVU. He's pretty damn good in fact and sadly, a reminder of what use to be. He'll probably be gone before too much longer.

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  15. Anyone that says Ros doesn't know anything about sports is either not listening or is not very bright. She recently did the pre/post game show with Papa & St. Jean and offered incredible analysis. Even St. was looking at her and agreeing with her points. She is one of the best court side reporters. Wake up nay sayers.

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  16. Re: Scott Rates moving north...after about five minutes at his new shop, he may be the first person ever who wishes he was back at KRON. Grass isn't always greener.(By the way Rich...he's going there to be the ASSISTANT news director. Even worse.)

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  17. I am usually repulsed by your anger and bitterness but you made me shoot my coffee out of my nose with that comment about Kate Scott selling cosmetics at a Macy's in Clovis. Thanks for the morning laugh.

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  18. I know that it's frowned upon to say this, here ... not forbidden, I've said it before ..., but I like Ronn's program. I also like Chip Franklin (I'm in trouble, now). I've worked with Ronn, although it's been many years. I've never met Chip.

    Yes, it's true. My radio is tuned to 810, most of the time, between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. And, I find this nonsense to be outrageous.

    If management has any know-how, or managerial skills --well, never mind. That may be the crux of the problem.

    The two of you: Get over your pompous selves!

    Chip: Get your arse into the studio for a cross-tease, when it's supposed to be there!

    Ronn: Your program sound so much better, when you have another talk show following. After the "bloodbath," 9-noon was like desert island, waiting for a ship to bring it some companionship. It was sad to see noon come.

    The two of you: The last couple of cross-teases that I heard had you disagreeing on issues. If that't the problem, TOUGH SHYT! That's what you're paid to do!

    Meeting over. (And, please note that, at no time did I say that I like Drex.)








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  19. Very good comments. You are right you are pretty much not allowed to like Ronn on this blog. I still like him, although I do think he use to be better, and he was never my favorite, that honor belonged to Gene Burns and John Rothmann, which was pretty much a tie, then Pete Wilson, followed closely by Ronn. These days from 9 to noon there is not much to listen to other than Ronn, unless you want Rush or Gil on 910, both boring, although for different reasons, so I listen to Ronn and still find his show quite good especially when he talk politics.

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  20. I saw "Wang" and "Kate Scott" in the same column and thought That Can't Be Right.... Need more coffee.

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