Wednesday, July 6, 2016

KGO, Circa 1976



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9 comments:

  1. Frances LanthierJuly 6, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Pete Giddings is an Asshole & you can quote me on that.

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    1. Agree on Giddings. I used to work at KGO and I don't know of a single individual who either liked or respected him. As great as Amburg was, he could be a little difficult at times. He did not use a teleprompter and forbade any of his on-air team -- Jerry Jensen and Jan Carson -- from using one either.

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  2. Yep, arrogant weather guesser.

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  3. When are you going to get an interview with Van Amburg? He was the best.

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  4. Van Amburg's interview will be short and sweet: "TV news sucks since I left. Not a goddamn one of them worth a damn. My big screen looks like Karel's driveway every night at 5, 6 and 11."

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  5. I remember watching John O'Reilly's mini-meltdown on the air, and Van Amburg consoling him. Always liked Van Amburg.

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  6. News Scene ... Loved the classic names of newscasts. Like Action News, News Watch, NewsCenter, Eyewitness News, etc.

    I ran into Pete at a ski area, and he was an ass-hat.

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  7. Donald Osmond, Orem, UTJuly 8, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Thanks for the tip! I'll put on my bells, plop in my beanbag chair and watch them.

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  8. Van Amberg used to be a talk show host on KNEW radio and at the same time he was Bill King's 'color' announcer from 1966-68 on the Raider broadcasts, even though he was not a very good football analyst.

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