Friday, April 29, 2016

Mallicoat Boston Stint Helped Secure KTVU Gig; Probably AM or 'KTVU Plus' Time Slot; KGO-TV's 'Donnie and Marie' Nosedive in Morning Ratings; Papa's New Deal at CSNBA; Friday 415 Media Nuggets

 IT DIDN'T HURT that Frank Mallicoat --soon on his way to a gig at KTVU--has worked with VP/GM Gregg Kelley and ND, Dana Hahn, both of them in Boston at the Fox O and O, WFXT.

There's no indication, yet, just when and where Mallicoat will anchor but I would bet morning and noon. KTVU has strong ratings in the AM but a Mallicoat presence could bolster that time slot. Plus, as an astute reader pointed out, Mallicoat might be primed to work KTVU Plus, formerly KICU (TV 36) which was rebranded and has essentially become an additional news/traffic and weather outpost for KTVU.

*At KGO-TV, the ratings are taking a nosedive in the new Morning Show otherwise known as "Donnie and Marie." The ultra gimmicks and unintentional parody put forth by Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves have been Rejected by the Bay Area Local TV News viewership, thank God.

*Greg Papa's new deal at CSNBA is 3 years, $1.5M or $500K--there's a mutual option for 2020 so Papa and family can still eat well.

*Jim Kozimor has been away from the CSNBA airwaves dealing with a "small, personal issue" but will be back soon. Many of you have asked and I answer.

*Those of you that keep asking me why Gary Radnich has barely acknowledged Brittany Shipp is because he's been told to "lay off" her. Period. In other words, Raddy can't do the Don Rickles act around her because she wants no part of his shit. Even KRON has standards --barely, but they do.

*KRON can do as much news as it wants to and rearrange anchors; the verdict still is the same: NO viewers. And as much as I'm critical of KTVU, its 10 PM News will kill KRON's new Ten --I mean, we're talking savage here.

*Meanwhile at PIX, they've pretty much given up in the morning with a news show that is bland at best. Or as someone put it, "CSPAN 4 Bay Area with a Hawaiian edge." Ouch!

*Oh, yes, Mallicoat has been Foxified. Part of the gig now.

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18 comments:

  1. Well good for Frank Mallicoat. He is a professional and he had to work with Griego who has no energy or personality. The show is a sleeper and gone downhill with Mr. Choi.
    KTVU could have Frank and Frank show and kick ass.

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    1. I wonder if Gregg Kelley is related to my dear friend, the late DeForest Kelley. Oh, how I miss the good times. Priceline!! KI-YA!!! ASS!!!

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  2. > At KGO-TV, the ratings are taking a nosedive in the new Morning Show

    GOOD! Put Eric Thomas back where he belongs.

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    1. And grab Katie Marzullo while you still can, too!

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  3. Trixie - proving she has no ability to build a team or a show. She's picked weak talent and has given no direction or vision for the newscast Just look at it.
    And she is incredibly unprofessional to deal with.
    If she hadn't inherited a good late news with a great team to keep her a float, she'd already be news chum.
    It's only a matter of time.
    Her lack of talent has now been publicly exposed in the morning failure.

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    1. Some people in this business--Trixie, Andrew Finlayson formerly of KTVU, Aaron Pero--have the remarkable ability to fall up. They can mess up over and over, and they never seem to be held accountable for it. Other people can make one small error in an otherwise great career and they're called on the carpet and fired. I worked in the biz 15 years and could never figure out why some people rose and some people fell.

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  4. Good for Papa.
    He's a good radio football announcer but very replaceable at CSNBA.

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  5. Talking about "lay off." They should have "laid off" Radnich years ago! The fact that this guy has lasted this many years, defies human reasoning!! I awarded him the call sign, ACC, Automatic Channel Change, more years ago than I can remember!

    That is one of the greatest things about being retired, I no longer have to work around obnoxious idiots!!

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    1. Perhaps the feeling is mutual.

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  6. This just in. The Donald has bolted from the Ronn Owens interview.
    And we say this is funnier than hell.
    Politicians have no respect for Ronn Owens. Owens has no power.
    Ronn admit it, your days as the top dog in the bay area are over!

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    1. Maybe Burt Reynolds warned him of the type of questions he lets get through.

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  7. Shouldn't it be "Donna" and Marie over there at KGO?

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  8. I bet Ronn was steaming!!

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  9. I was saddened to see Sue Hall pop in behind Reggi,last week as they did a cut in from GMA. I made a comment on Mike Nico's page in his words " their not palatable for everyone ".

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    1. I record GMA, so I immediately fast forward. I used to stop for Leyla Gulen though.

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  10. The irresponsible and horrible "news" couple of "Donnie and Marie" is an insult to what Bay Area viewers expect in a broadcast with value and they have failed miserably.

    They haven't paid their dues yet as serious journalists -- perhaps I could accept some of the banter if I knew they had prior experience covering serious news stories out in the field -- the investigative in-depth reports, on-the-scene reporting of real news such as crime, corruption, natural disasters, etc. Instead they feel ENTITLED to take the easy way out -- sort of like a bizarre form of Regis & Kelly from way back when.

    I think if Bob Iger were in town and watched that crap in the morning in his hotel room, I can guarantee you he wouldn't be impressed in the least.

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  11. "I bet Ronn was steaming!!"

    You mean steammmmmming?

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  12. The KPIX Morning News has no identity, like a ship without a rudder. It won't sink but also has no direction.

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