TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
Pete Giddings is an Asshole & you can quote me on that.
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.
Yep, arrogant weather guesser.
When are you going to get an interview with Van Amburg? He was the best.
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."
I remember watching John O'Reilly's mini-meltdown on the air, and Van Amburg consoling him. Always liked Van Amburg.
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.
Thanks for the tip! I'll put on my bells, plop in my beanbag chair and watch them.
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.