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LOL!!!!At least they got rid of that frenetic, slicky boy New Yorker type who thought he was too cool for the room.
Ah Yes, Good Ol' Branson, Missouri...home of Jim Bakker & a heaping pile of dog shit.
I live in Sacramento and I refuse to listen to the leaders of "Cowtown Radio" Horrible!!
YEE HAAA!!!! These guys never had a thought wider than a bumper sticker - $800,000 a year??? It would have been cheaper and more interesting to play old Art Bell tapes...
Boring show. What a shame.
A & G are a great 4 hours. Love it! Hope they bring Vince and Positive Shawn with them.
Agreed. Shallow minded people posting here.
Great, spot on post. Couldn't agree wit you more. Babbling for 4 hours and not taking calls? Crazy. I can handle a few minutes here and there with these guys, that's it. Well, I got my gal back, Stephanie Miller now on 910 from 6-10am.
You just doubled her ratings.
They are neo-cons in sheeps clothing, don't be fooled.Ronnn is shilling with them now, lying bald faced about how his fans willed him back on and that clown Wittm-whatever admitted his mistake. All a crock of shit.
Where Osmonds go to die....
The show was live on KGO but it was a "best Of A&G" on KFMB in San Diego.
Shit howdy, Jethro!
Ronn kiss up to A & G for management's sake I guess. Again, who was to fill the 10am-12pm if Ronn went to KSFO ? More importantly, the conservative guy who currently holds that spot ? Do you honestly think that was going to happen ? Definitely a publicity stunt and RO is just full of himself - let his fired colleagues be the judge
There was no fill. Copie and Ethan each had 3 hours.Ronn went on the radio and lied about why he's back.
Armpit & Grotty -- tired neocons who don't even believe their own shovelled shit.
I think San Francisco needs to take retribution on Branston and offer free greyhound tickets to all of the homeless San Franciscans along with a cash grant if they infest Branston in return for what it has done to our once fair city... Yes Siree
why are there 2 ''nn's'' in ''ronn''? unless ray '';tally folly'' comes back theres not much interest in ''cagey-oh''. btw, if rich wolcoff can get laid off, anyone can. seem to notice that some KNBR hosts seem just slightly subdued lately, maybe ''cagey-oh'' fallout has them wondering. the cockiness has been tempered oh so slightly,but probably not completely gone. just tune into ''fitz and brooks''!anyway ,to me it seems ''ryan covay'' seems like when he's on ,he sounds like he's ready to take over and can handle the show anytime, but he still seems to have that ''guy in the back room'' voice tone.like he isn't quite ready for ''prime time''.c'mon ''dude'' ,act like the house is yours!show ol' woody you can ''handle it''! yes ,ray woodson ,laid back ,but with an occasional foray into the typical rote ''all americanism'' which everyone on radio lapses into. THEE sports leader. those ''midnight replays ''of games is good for listening.you can focus on what they say rather that the rsults of the game which you already know.THEE sports leader and ''leader'' of bay area consciousness...NOT! they don't like ''salty balty'' guy because he's frank sinatra''the chairman of the (bored)(?)'' ,and those ''hosts'' are boy scouts compared to ''balty's'' brand of insanity!they are surprisingly jealous of this guy who's every word has anticipation in it. why some listeners don't like that balty guy is surprising...is iut that American herd mentality of resenting someone who gets attention because they are more interesting than all American work drones?
I happened to tune in to the "premiere" edition of Armstrong & Getty on KGO this morning for a while and came away feeling that I won't be listening again. While I think they're relatively decent folks in a general sense, one thing really stuck out in my mind which irked me. They mentioned that they don't take live calls from listeners for discussion. They said they have taken maybe three calls so far this year and the last call they took was "stupid and boring". They prefer instead to take comments and questions via Twitter and other social media platforms. While social media complements the talk radio format, it is no substitute for actually taking live calls from listeners for discussion and debate. This tells me a few things -- that either they're ill-prepared to discuss topics within the immediacy of a phone conversation and/or they're too cheap to hire producers to screen the calls in advance. Their version of talk radio is one-way -- with both of them sitting on their asses for 4 hours blabbing away and occasionally taking questions from Twitter, etc. I want to hear interaction from listeners -- their voices, their emotions -- that immediacy with which real talk radio has been famous for. My feeling is that both A & G are probably not prepared, intelligently speaking, to take on callers who might embarrass them on the spot because they (A & G) wouldn't be able to think quick enough to counter a caller about a topic as a Lee Rodgers, Owen Spann, Jim Dunbar, Jim Eason, Christine Craft, and, yes, even Ronn Owens have done in the past. Those folks knew/know the issues, did their homework and were prepared to take on live phone conversation -- and it's a big reason why their shows were incredibly fantastic over the years. Therefore, I'm going to bypass A & & G and seek out real talk show hosts who want to engage their audience of listeners in lively on-air discussion. Just my two cents...
I'm sure what you had to say was interesting but couldn't read. Paragraphs? Thank you.
A & G took calls for years when the show was local in Sacramento. They even had regulars. I listened daily and noticed the change as the show expanded. Now it's just them and some form of internet. Good bye.
My own addendum to @4:27, I forgot to also mention the great, late Gene Burns... a remarkable and knowledgeable talk show host -- another one who engaged in live call-in discussions with listeners. I guess what I'm saying is the live two-way interactive phone conversation with the listening audience is a sure way to go... it's tried and true...just look at the super high KGO rating numbers before Cumulus fucked things up in 2011. Armstrong & Getty want the easy way out... just sit there and pontificate for 4 hours -- not good. Cheap, cheap, cheap. If you want cheap then listen to their show. No knowledge and intelligence necessary -- it's just one way in and no way out (except if you want to tweet them...LOL).Rich, this would make a great topic of discussion in one of your future posts.
Ala Gil Gross
Well.....so maybe was all a publicity stunt and "Ronnn's listeners' pthis rotes"st is what changed Cumulus's mind? PUHLEEZE. Why did not the protests at 900 Front St or all of the complaining then change Cumulus's minds in 2011? Some of us don't have the attention span of a lightbulb and can remember 4 years ago.
Are these guys just a NoCal version of Jon and Ken? It's funny I've tried to figure out where they came from/what they did before launching in Sacratomatoe and it's like they didn't exist.
The trend in radio today is to not take calls. I first started to listen to Armstrong and Getty in 98 when I moved to Benicia from the Peninsula, and they took call all the time. I haven't listened to them much lately, they can be funny and also do some good interviews. 4 hours of almost ANY host is too much. I don't think a morning show is a good time for calls, perhaps after 8, before that people are too busy getting ready for work to make calls. Certainly the late Gene Burns was the master of interesting calls and interaction with listeners. 910 radio does not want their hosts to take calls, except for the shows that are syndicated (Alan Colmes) thus they have hours and hours of programming that is very boring (Gil Gross, Corey and Joel). Spencer Hughes use to fill in on 910 all the time, I didn't think much of him as a hosts, but would listen if I was stuck in traffic and no one else was on, he use to take calls, and then when he was on 910 for months eventually he stopped taking calls, he hinted he wanted to, but that 910 was not that kind of station.