One thing is for sure: Entercom's All-Sports 95.7 FM The Game acquisition of the Warriors from KNBR gives it a much-needed bolt of respectability --and while this is largely symbolic, takes a lot of gleam off KNBR which will survive but has a taken a pretty big hit.
A "hit" in terms of industry buzz and reaction from Bay Area sports fans. We heard rumors that the Warriors were tired of being second banana on radio but we never thought The Game was a player, what with a poor signal and other clients too (like the A's and Raiders to ponder) Here's kudos to Entercom SF for at least trying to be relevant and for the moment, succeeding.
*Speaking of KGO I'm told that new set has prompted management to tell on-air people, especially women, to dress it up a bit including lots of new shoes and that's got everyone laughing a bit. Well, laughing for now.
*Charm offensive: The GM at KGO, Bill Burton, has been taking some staffers to lunch lately and is quite happy, from my sources. Gosh, imagine that! A boss who takes his work force to lunch! What an age-old relic.
|Moscone Center 1984|
*I'm one of few people that likes the new set at KGO. It doesn't seem too gaudy nor off-the-chart obscene --the lighting is definitely a lot more eye-catching and the weather digs are more state-of-the-art.
Funny, I bet many of you thought I was going to rip the new set. I'm getting more unpredictable every day.
*1984 SF: Hardly any cranes; Herb Caen in his prime; No smart phones; Clown Alley burgers are tops; Giants bad, A's bad; 49ers are King; Channel 7, KRON, KTVU rock; Tadich Grill packed to the rafters.
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