A STUNT...If you really believe the whole Ronnnnnn deal was simply a response to "listener outcry", I have some terrific oceanfront property in Fresno to sell you.
I don't believe it. I called it like it is, a STUNT.
From a CUMULUS PR hack:
"Last week, it was announced that Bay Area radio legend Ronn Owens, KGO 810 talk host for 40 years, would move to sister station 560 KSFO to host Afternoon Drive starting Monday, April 4, but after KGO listener outcry, the decision was made to keep Owens at his home station."
Isn't that dandy? You even went to extremes and cut a new promo on KSFO. Wow. You'll do anything, Cumulus, to fool the masses. And apparently, they bought it.
So, Ronn can have shitty ratings; Ronn is allowed to laugh and giggle "on his final hour on KGO" even as his new, fallen colleagues were marched out of the building --terminated, FIRED! ...Even that didn't keep RONNNNNNN from laughing and giggling: As he once told his engineer: "Hey, Fuck it, I'm here, we're not going anywhere."
That's the Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn I know. Mr. Softie in action.
What a crock of crap.
We're moving on.
UPDATE: 12: 41 PDT: Readers Bombard SF Gate! Gotta read the comments.
*A crisis at Bay Area TV station --what the newsroom is discussing; coming soon.