This is the Ronn Owens edict of late which is shared by a longtime Bay Area radio rower: "He doesn't care what the KGO situation is; he just wants to go on the air as long as he can do so."
*How bad is it at KGO Radio? We'll, that new talk schedule has been such a winner that if you buy time on sister KNBR, you have to buy certain allotments on KGO too. The sales dept. is eating a lot of ramen there.
*KNBR --or Cumulus Central: "We can't pay some producers a livable wage but we can splurge on Finals tickets for some ad clients.
*Speaking of which those guys who made a public video on YouTube about their slave wages apparently thought that would advance their cause only it didn't. Dudes, shock value only works when you possess that age-old relic: LEVERAGE.
*What's the wisdom of sending local reporters to Orlando to cover a story that really doesn't require a local reporter? Viewers, they are only doing it to impress themselves and you in the long term. They have a budget; they might as well use it. At least that's the thinking even though it makes no sense.
*Juliette Goodrich, you know I think the world of your anchoring and reporting, but what did PIX get out of sending you to Orlando? Nothing, not a thing.
*You too, Katie Marzullo, at KGO-TV. Although its good to see you again.
*Bay Area viewers: those reporters you watch every day on the local TV News here? Most of them are part timers. Some of them star worthy, it's a good thing most have a husband or wife working full time.
*My point about there being very little Black reporters here wasn't a direct, official head count. I just found it odd that at a few of the station there's virtually NO Black reporters and few anchors too. Is it a crime? No, but just sort of telling.
*Like, for instance, San Francisco is far worse than both Boston and Chicago combined. You know what I'm talking about.
*I would love to write about Larry Baer; his excesses; his power; his hold on San Francisco sports and political society; his control of the 415 Media world but I would also like to live too.
*Hey, Matier and Ross? See above item.
*Larry Baer, Lee Hammer, Mike McVay: who needs a bunch of whiney KNBR producers; we're making MILLLLLIONS.
*The Bentley guy had the super chutzpah to ask one of those minimum wage producers to "go move my car" during a recent break. And no, he didn't pay him a nickel --cokes don't pay the bills.
*Look, KRON's managers have NO power. No power to call certain people into the office, no real power at all. They're run, mostly, from a faraway place where those that possess the juice only care about warnings and terminations if someone commits a hard felony --it's pretty simple. Therefore certain people get away with things and certain people don't.
*Hey, Grant Lodes? That Warriors score thing you and Bentley guy think is funny? Uh, actually makes all of you look sorta amateurish, like very Clovis.
*The KNTV (NBC Bay Area) anchor that keeps hitting on the female senior producer --again--should know that if he keep it up he might be forced to go to Rio for the Olympics. That would really piss off his wife.
*Tom Vacar: you're beginning to look and sound like everyone's beneath you. Only, if Fox2 gets its way, you'll be off the roster and designated for assignment, like, say, Hollister. They're not afraid of lawyers anymore, Tommy.
*By the way, Tommy makes too much money; a no-no in TV News. Unless your Cecilia Vega.
*Tracey Watkowski will continue to work at KGO-TV because the May sweeps were out of sight. Bad news for the folks at KGO who like to be treated with respect from a person who has no people skills. At least that's what they tell me.
*Trixie and one veteran anchor/reporter really have no use for one another but I can you this Trix: if push comes to shove and you try to screw with this person, uh, I'd bet the house on anchor/reporter who has more juice in this city than a North Beach bartender.
*KTVU Plus: absurd laughter commences --yeah, an "extra" news outlet, sure thing. "More" news, really? For what? So Somerville can spout his silly Facebook postings? God, you guys are so clueless.
*KGO-TV wants one more Warriors loss, like tonight because a Game 7 Sunday Night in Oakland means MO MONEY, MO MONEY, MO MONEY.
*Should the Warriors win it all, KTVU Plus will be showing old Julia Child shows. Bonus? Roasted garlic chicken and Julia is a winner!
*BREAKING NEWS! Yes, Rich went financial soul-searching the last couple days to find a way not to be able to eat, what a gosh-darn felony! In anticipation of the trolls who will chide me for "begging", go ahead, make my day. Survival is a bitch.
*Underrated: Brian Flores.
*Overrated: Claudine Wong.
*She must have pictures Part 2: Heather Holmes.
*Ditto, Mike Mibach.
*Spineless: Mark Ibanez.