*Those in the know --the very people who sit and kvetch in the newsroom--insist that at some time sooner than later, a mother of all "breaking point" will hit KTVU. How that plays out nobody has any specific idea, but I'll go out on a limb: some of the senior staff will break out of their corporate muzzle and go directly to the GM, with SAG-AFTRA backing, not that it'll help but it ain't gonna hurt either.
*I can tell you, 100%, that the atmosphere inside KTVU is tantamount to a human pressure cooker. Why, for example, does management spies check for people on their cell phones; why do they eavesdrop on staffers using their computer? Why is there a constant hush/fear factor so prevalent in the newsroom? Maybe Frank Somerville can ask his Facebook followers their opinion. Never mind.
*A source close to John Madden says it's doubtful that Madden will resume his phone calls to KCBS (and other clients) Madden has been recovering from heart surgery and complications from it and hasn't been on the air since November of last year. Madden, who turned 80 a few week, is hearing from family to "take it easy"--obviously, he doesn't need the money. Good luck, coach.
*Wonderful, just what we all need: 10,000 continuous MOR 70's dreck from the "new" 98.1 FM--about as inspiring as a new hack on KFOG who thinks REM is still cool.
Huzzah to all you Seals and Croft fans.
*I was astounded to learn of all the local media Prince experts this week. You would have thunk they hung out at all his concerts. As bad as the local muttons were, they didn't come close to the idiocy or CNN head tonsil, Wolf Blitzer, who confused Prince's Purple Rain for Jimi Hendrix. (Purple haze)
"BREAKING NEWS": Wolf fucked up!
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