Thursday, July 28, 2016

KCBS' Doug Sovern Crappo from Philly Much About Nothing; Has Janelle Wang of NBC Bay Area Had Some Work Done?; KRON: More Alecia Reed, Less JR Stone; The Weather Authority Has Kidnapped KTVU News; Giants-Reds KNBR Broadcast Misses Homerun By Bruce; Dave Flemming Pissed; KGO PD Mike Anthony Hates John Rothmann Because Rothmann is Too Smart; Mystery Blond at KPIX; Thursday Rundown

Doug Sovern
 Doug Sovern, an otherwise decent political reporter for KCBS has been "reporting" from Philly at the DNC; frankly, it's been a waste as Sovern's contribution has been a total zero; the bulk of his reports consisted of inane chit-chats with the California delegation. Just brilliant. Sovern's vanilla display was the same banana at the RNC Cleveland gathering too. Which goes to show that political reporters take junkets too.


Janelle Wang
*Is it just me or has NBC Bay Area's weeknight anchor, Janelle Wang's facial appearance been altered? Janelle is an attractive and spirited news reader; frankly, I don't get the reason why the face needed some rearranging --looked fine to me, no she looks a tad frightening.

*Speaking of NBC Bay Area, that idiotic and massively annoying blue box in the lower part of the screen is more a distraction than it is an attraction.

I get the NBC stations have been ordered to begin promoting the Olympics/Rio coverage (Gees, what great news has been coming out about that event!) but this stupid box makes it an irritant to watch KNTV's news product.

Blame it on Rio.


Alecia Reed
*Alecia Reed of KRON is a pretty damn good reporter; too bad she's not featured more --right?

KRON has this nasty habit of wasting their best talent while trying mightily to feature more time of their amateur people, like, say, the astoundingly overrated J.R. Stone, who looks more like a Nordstorm women's shoes salesman than anchor and reporter.

Reid is refined, cogent, and gives appealing delivery. She doesn't have to play to the camera either which the manipulative and dorky Stone does on a nightly basis.


*In my Mike Anthony post on Wednesday I neglected to mention the KGO Radio PD does not like John Rothmann; oh, he likes him personally but doesn't care for Rothmann's on-air persona --basically because Rothmann is TOO SMART for Anthony's taste.

Anthony would be far more comfortable with millennial hosts talking about oatmeal cookie recipes.
Que Chip Franklin. 
J.R. Stone




KTVU Weather AUTHORITY!
*Why doesn't KTVU just rebrand the "10 o'clock News" as the "new 10 o'clock Weather News" occasionally interrupted by a few news reports. The absurdity of WeatherAuthority placement at 10 is a joke even by Fox Standards, whatever that is today.

*Rosemary Orozco has become infatuated with a red dress. Wears it almost every day; at least not on the days she's wearing the blue dress. Ms. Orozco apparently has copped an attitude around the KTVU studios which probably means she too is sending resumes to LA stations.


Dave Flemming
*During Wednesday's Giants-Reds radio broadcast, the homerun in the 7th inning by the Red's Jay Bruce was MISSED on the KNBR Broadcast. Why? Because KNBR got BIT IN THE ASS by placing too many commercial spots and a clearly pissed-off Dave Flemming was left having to talk about a homer that never made KNBR's air. How embarrassing.

*Flemming, by the way, is the Giant's hand-picked successor to the main radio PBP gig when Jon Miller finally retires and goes off to teach his new college prep class" How to do endless 'Vin Scully impressions and how to say, "uh", 20,000 times during a baseball broadcast."

*How ironic that some Chronicle Sports writers who have complained in the past about budget-trimming are the same columnists who appear regularly on KNBR, the station that is rigorously fighting the idea of paying its small people livable wages.

Go figure.

*The fact that it was this blog, my 415 Media that reported, exclusively about a KRON MMJ getting assaulted in Berkeley and that no other news outlet reported it is a rather sad and telling indication of just how pathetic and jealous Bay Area Media has become.

Maybe it's better they too stick with meatball recipes and wonder bread material.

Mystery blond at KPIX talking to reporters
*I got your Pokémon right here.





40 comments:

  1. Worse than JR Stone is "Tech" Reporter Gabe Slate..."Whoo, look at these gizmos I found at Best Buy!"

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  2. These idiots don't send resumes anymore. Just links to their "updated" youtube beauty reel about 6000 times a day via email.

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  3. Rosemary Orozco's dresses have been getting tighter of late . . . and damn does she look good in the red one . . .

    KNBR 68 THE Commercials Leader! To hell with homers . . . gotta get in the umpteenth Kars for Kids and The Handlery commercial. When is Dave Flemming going to hit puberty? He looks about 12 . . .

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    1. And it was the 2nd time in a row that they got back late as action had resumed. Damn the money grubbers. I wish they'd start play even sooner, then they'd come back and there'd be 2 outs already.

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    2. When is Dave Flemming going to hit puberty? He looks about 12 . . . So WTF does that mean?? He is an excellent broadcaster, has a great voice, so WTF does his looks have to do with anything, ya dumb fuck?

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  4. The woman in the pic is...
    Áslaug Magnúsdóttir - Developer of online luxury fashion brands.

    Ok I'll bite...Why is she at PIX?

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    1. Good work identifying the hottie. Icelandic women are hot, just got back from Reykjavik.

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    2. Right click on her picture, select "Google image search". Not rocket science.

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  5. Reid filled in one weekend last month. Like she was born to anchor,perfect posture also. Adult.
    KRON is like a Cult. You can see who's in and who's out. Up and coming doesn't matter. Who the elder grand Wizard-poo-pah's favor is all that matters..

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    1. Alecia and Anny stay writing in the comments section

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  6. Hellooooooooooo mystery blond!

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  7. Christine, Daughter of GokJuly 28, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Kudos, Rich, for exclusively reporting what happened to Jackie Sissel. This is why I & others donate to your site. If only more would see your love for Dr Savage & what is good for America.

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  8. I know that many will say that it's already been this way for a long time, but KNBR is officially unlistenable. It has been completely destroyed by commercials. Well done team Hammer and Cumulus. I have been a faithful listener for 25 years. Not anymore. If I hear another kars for kids commercial, someone is going to get hurt.

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  9. I'm thinking the blond is more Poke a woman...

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  10. Rich, I know you think Brittany Shipp is da bomb, but to me she looks like she's wearing a fanny pack where her breasts should be.

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  11. Janelle just had a baby and is nursing. Probably the hormones.

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  12. I've been watching the KRON 10 PM news lately, rather than KTVU as I usually do. Of course KRON has lower production quality, but it's nice not to have to listen to Sommerville's commentary after so many stories, his maniacal 30-second laughing at the dumbest things, and Haener's incessant moans and sighs at the end of sad stories.

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    1. At this point, with its multiple sound flubs, "black" video, and misspellings in the supers, I would beg to disagree that "of course" KRON has lower production quality. KTVU is roughly equal to KRON on its best nights, and at the level of Riverside Elementary on its worst.

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    2. ...Then again there was last night, where KRON outdid itself in goofs.

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  13. Speaking of "same red dress", does Anne Makeovic only own one ? Every week it's the same dress. She wears it very nicely as I like a full figured woman and she's easy on the eyes. KPIX... Give.Anne an allowanc to Nordy rack or somethin

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  14. Your blonde friend:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aslaug_Magnusdottir

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  15. As if she thinks she's working for an LA TV station, Alicia R. irritatingly refers to 101 as "the 101" and makes me wanna scream.

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  16. Rich - Listen to Melissa Caen on KPIX and compare her with Sovern. See what you think then.

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  17. fleming should have said sarcastically, ''that was a home run by buster poseys friend ,jay bruce...''.

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  18. Worst Philly coverage?Chimp Franklin,bar none.
    "I get it,right?"I'm cool and hip,right?I'm young next gen,right?" Please make it stop!

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  19. Really? You're gonna put down Jon Miller? Come on now, Rich.

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    1. Oh come on now. He's not THAT good. I know two guys in Oakland who are better than him. Vince and Ken are solid, no frills, no imitations, down-to-earth, announcers. I'd rather listen to them than that pompous, stuck-up fat man in San Francisco.

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    2. He IS that good. An original, sounds nothing like Scully. He doesn't broadcast games. He tells stories, on the radio, that happen to be about the game you're tuned in to. You will miss Miller when he's gone.

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  20. When will we see Rosemary showing some cleavage???

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  21. I think Jon Miller hits the sauce in between innings. That explains the repeating of the same stories and forgetting to repeat the score.

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  22. John Rothman is way better then what 810 has become, Chirp Franklin can't even carry his lunch.

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  23. Too many commercials on Knibber? Gee, what a surprise - NOT! It's been a problem from KNBR since the Frank Dill solo years. And speaking of Dill, I just read in the obituaries that one of Dill's long ago colleagues - Early AM DJ Les Williams - passed away in Concord recently. It's in the CoCo Times.

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    1. Damn...I loved Frank & Mike in the Morning...I still have my "Bay Area Leg Lovers" membership card...Also liked the 24 hour tractor races they'd do...Always wanted to go to 'Pine City'...

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  24. OMG.... Watching the 6 pm on KNTV. .. With Peggy Bunker and Janelle Wang, both looking SAXY (sic), and noticed the clear desk which shows the ladies legs (what a turn on! ).

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  25. I'm amazed that KCBS still uses rotary pot consoles, if the picture is representative.

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    1. No, those are for switchable inputs. In the editing suites mixing is done "in the box", I.e. On News Boss, or whatever software they're using.

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  26. IIRC Chip Franklin when he first started at KGO was a moderate conservative from San Diego radio. With him at the on location at the conventions doing interviews and touting himself as a progressive just struck me as a little thick. I could be wrong on his pre-KGO origins but I don't think so.

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  27. As teased by Gary Radnich,Joe Hughes is co hosting this week at KNBR. So that's why the union leader never showed for the one day unity strike.
    GD Radnich,he knows these guys have almost nothing..and he plots to keep it that way.

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  28. Yes! Lose the dumb lower-right-hand box on KNTV. Totally distracting and pulls you away from the uber-valuable tickers (with ads) at the top AND bottom of the screen. KNTV should've learned from KRON that the more you junk up a screen doesn't make a sh*t bit of difference.

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