Monday, August 22, 2016

Trouble in Paradise; Reggie and Natasha Feuding at KGO-TV; Mike Krukow Won't Plug Giants on ESPN SNB; KPIX Staff Thinks Management is Clueless; KNBR Frat Boys Just Adore Countess Scott; Monday Media Mash

Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves
 A KGO-TV spy informs me that the relationship between Reggie Aqui and Natasha Zouves (AKA: Donnie and Marie) is "chilly"; the gruesome twosome in the morning are having serious flare-ups but so far it's not bad enough that it's evident on-air. (They're not that stupid)

I'm hearing Zouves is annoyed (join the club, Natasha) and had finally had enough with Aqui's over-the-top disposition on and off the air.

Behind his golly-gee persona is a guy that has had frequent run-ins with staff. Reggie thinks he's the life of the party only anybody with half a brain is wise to him. I detailed as much not so long ago.

It's nice to know Zouves has finally smelled the coffee. Right now their frosty relationship hasn't reached "can't work with him/her" status but they're definitely at war with one another, you can take it to the bank.

I've warned you, Bay Area.

*That guy that's pissed off because he lost his girlfriend because he has no money after the DUI is pathetic enough--on a commercial that's played over and over and over, worse yet. Between Dinovite and Kars 4 Kids, AM radio is toxic to the ears.

Mike Krukow
*The frat boys slobbering over themselves in the morning on KNBR telling Countess Scott how "terrific" she was....enough to get the barf bag out and keep it available 24/7. What a bunch of pathetic yahoos.

*Mike Krukow on Saturday plugging Giants-Mets Sunday Night: "Radio only." Jeez, Mike the game was on ESPN. Even Jon Miller said so. Is Krukow so much in the KNBR bubble that he's afraid to say the game will "be televised by ESPN; me and Jon Miller will be on the radio?" Grab some pine, meat!

*Yeah, Anne Makovec is brainy but she's fat. And I'm positively svelte.

*The pain and anxiety for the folks up near Clear Lake is bad enough; the insensitivity on display by a few dumb newbie TV reporters is worse.

*KRON, if the camera is another few feet away from the anchors you will not be prosecuted. The up close shot doesn't help the look of you or the air talent but I've been saying that for months now, maybe Stanley Roberts should be called in.

*Meanwhile, KRON's "10 PM News" is "the USA Today" of local TV News; condensed packages followed by 50,000 weather updates. Whatever.

*KGO-TV: The new set debuts tonight. I'm going to hold a party at the Emeryville Dennys.

*It's not so much the Maria Medina thing; the morning show during the week thingie; the very beautiful but bumbling morning traffic reporter; the wayward anchors thing; it's just the feeling by most of KPIX's personnel that management doesn't have a clue what the hell they're doing--other than that, everything is fine.


Cecilia Vega
*Some women call me a misogynist because I have a knack for referring to some women here in TV as being "beautiful." Last I checked, TV is a visual medium. I watch. You watch too. We notice beautiful people. I don't see the crime. By the way, Cecilia Vega is beautiful and brainy too.

*Excuse me for sleeping: 2016 Olympics.


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43 comments:

  1. Let's not talk about two "showoff" reporters early in the morning. Eventually, the female reporter wins and the male reporter might lose if there is really a war between the two.

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    1. Reggie is just mad because Natasha won't let him keep the cute blue pumps.
      BlackPink in your area.....

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  2. Straw man argument alert: Someone who calls a woman beautiful is NOT a misogynist, and no one here has said so. Someone who rates their racks, rates whether they should be on TV or not by their racks, and talks about them like they are pieces of meat, on the other hand, IS.

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  3. You just know every host on KNBR is voting Trump. Even if they have to lie about it.
    Plus- Lee Hammer has to be in tears at what he hears on the new Tolbert show. "Not my idea!"..he figgures..
    Celia was picked out by Diane Sawyer, who despite her marriage and miss teen usa background has an eye for the ladies.
    Nothing wrong with that.

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    1. James H. Sharky Hankel Sr., Mayor, Minden, NEAugust 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM

      Amen, Stan, Amen!! For it is President Trump & I who shall set you free! Oe Amazing Grace...

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    2. I'd take Trump over Hildabeast any day of the week.

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  4. KNBR, the sports joke

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    1. If it's not carried by KNBR, they don't care. The Athletics might as well be in Saudi Arabia for all they know. Ditto for the Raiders and the Sharks. Oh yeah, the Earthquakes too. Such a joke.

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  5. Awful Announcing, http://awfulannouncing.com/2016/the-2016-local-mlb-tv-announcer-rankings.html, a sports media site voted the Giants as the no. 2 local TV team after the Dodgers. A's were voted 7th. That's pretty good for both local teams out of 32.

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  6. It doesn't take a woman to notice your continued misogynistic tendencies.

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    1. That time of the month?

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  7. Last Friday, KGO had Jessica Castro and Zouves anchoring. I thought they made a pretty good team.

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  8. ESPN is ABC and CSN Comcast is NBC. Of course Krukow won't advertise for the competition. Also, ESPN fired Jon after the 2010 season and "offered" him ESPN radio instead. Jon respectfully declined and I don't blame him.

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    1. I'm sorry but the viewer is #1. By misleading the public saying "radio only" is not professional and quite tacky, actually. Has nothing to do with "advertising" the competition --it's called being responsible and again, professional.

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    2. Krukow is a shill for Larry Baer. He actually was decent when he began, but now he's a robot for management. Same old tired schtick.

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    3. EXACTLY. Krukow has his nose so deep into Larry Baer's ass that it's not even funny. You can say that the game is on ESPN but turn the sound down and listen to the radio clown act, even though it will be behind by about seven seconds. Bush league all the way.

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  9. Kpix needs to reign in their clueless traffic reporter and tell her to get off social media. All she posts are quotes about people hating on her success and happiness, and how she is constantly hustling and making her dreams come true. Use this time to LEARN SOME DAMN TRAFFIC! What a self absorbed idiot

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  10. No in depth traffic reports on PIX in the morning, simply reading the maps. For anyone actually wanting good traffic reports, any of the other stations are sufficient.

    I for one, really enjoyed the Olympics. A frequent target of yours, Ann Killion, did some superb reporting for the Chron. Her "Postcards" were a good aside. Credit where credit is due!

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    1. She got hired only because she is black. That is it!! She sucks period! By the way last time I looked on a color chart White was still a color you idiot!

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  11. Roberta clearly despises Roqui. Roqui was wearing out the "Ro" nickname when stumbling to do a toss but I noticed Roqui has been correcting herself "Heres Ro.. I mean Roberta"

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    1. Perish the thought, Roberta should try and help a young professional. Maybe she tried and was rebuffed, but it helps the whole broadcast to lend a hand. I don't think that's Ro's MO though, she seems to wait for the "me" moments.

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  12. You only talk about the appearance of women not men. You make random comments about male anchor hair plugs but for some reason the "television is a visual medium" concept doesn't apply to men. There are reporters/anchors who are fat, bald, completely gray, who noticeably dye their hair and have had obvious cosmetic surgery and it is not brought up by you and your commenters. Women are dissected regularly over issues of weight, cleavage, "rack," dress, hair and the quality of their voice. This really is the epitome of misogyny.

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    1. Women put 1000% more time and effort into hiding their age and looking better. It's only fair when we tell them that their time is wasted.

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    2. If you don't like the regular homophobic tone, creepy comments on women's appearances, Bill King shout-outs and Michael Savage ass-kissing go to another blog!

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    3. Speaking of Michael Savage: today he chose to do a show about pornography rather than address Trump's flip flop on immigration. I guess he's waiting for the trump talking points to arrive in the morning....

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    4. > Women put 1000% more time and effort into hiding their
      > age and looking better...

      In this business (and many others) that's because if you don't, you'll have a very short career. Find me a female in the news biz who looks like Bob Schieffer.

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    5. @ 8:56 PM - careful about being critical of Trump fan Savage, Rich doesn't like that, he may even decide to censor you...

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    6. @ 12:53 - EXACTLY !!! and very well stated....I am sick to death of this ridiculous behavior. Stop with the female appearance critiques already - this is 2016 and you all are not 12 [or are you ????]

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  13. I have a solution for all of this nonsense. Don't watch TV news. Especially the local news, which is mostly full of tawdry little daily tragedies that are only generating interest because people have a morbid fascination with such stuff. But if you did that, the ratings would be even worse and Rich wouldn't have lots of talk about, so I guess that ain't gonna work. Oh well, just an idea.

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  14. Quoting a Cumulus press release from today:

    "The Armstrong & Getty Show, hosted by red-hot morning talk radio duo Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty, airs for four lively hours each weekday. The hugely popular morning show is wildly entertaining, informative and laugh-out-loud funny, with a mixture of political commentary, observations on local, national, and international news and reflections on social issues. Armstrong and Getty’s comedic delivery, great guests, and super-charged on-air personas have made The Armstrong & Getty Show a morning addiction for talk radio listeners."

    Comments? Is anyone here ready for rehab?

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    1. Trump supporters aka Tea Baggers will need to go into rehab after this fiasco. Trump is trying to walk back his anti immigrant stances. He's finished! Buy alcohol stocks ASAP! The angry white males will purchase distilled spirits through the roof!!

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  15. Twenty minutes into KGO-7's NEWS newfangled format. I love it. Clean full screen effect is awesome without a lot of distracting crap on it.

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  16. I absolutely adore Cecilia Vega, especially her voice: Clear, crisp, precise and penetrating.

    No valley-girl-ignoramius-face/contorting horseshit for her!

    I also love Kate Caghuearain (sp?), for many of the same reasons.

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    1. Cate Cauguiran, but there is an anchor and a reporter at PIX who would blurt it out like you spelled it.

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  17. Inspector Clouseau has more smarts than KPIX management

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  18. I really like the shout out to Cecilia Vega. The national women are all brains and beauty. My shout out to Margaret Brennan, Holly Williams, and Debra Pata at CBS! All smart and beautiful professionals.

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  19. "1- 877 -- Di... no... vite" -- "C -A- R -S -F-O-R- K-I-D-S ( bark, yap, yip, bark, howl)" Oh, sorry, I guess I have them reversed, but then what the hell does it matter. I'm sorry, I had more to write but my abdominal muscles are aching from laughing at A & G this morning. Of course those knuckleheads never know what they're going to say on Monday...

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  20. Richard! Spot on regarding the dui dude commercial. Nothing has aggravated me as much as this idiotic commercial as kars4kids and Frank "mother Theresa" sommervilles Facebook posts. Is this supposed to attract millennials!!!???

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  21. So, I see you have a new posting up, and before reading it I skim it to see what your talking points will be. I immediately stop skimming and focus my attention to a photo and the name underneath, Cecilia Vega. I've never heard of her, now I have, and yes she is beautiful. Same with Maria Medina, just very attractive ladies.

    It cracks me up that people are taking you to task for talking about their looks. Please. These affiliates are all battling for eyeballs and I'm sorry but in my book (and I would bet 99% of the population) the attractive person is going to make you pause. I did it on your site last week with Maria Medina and again tonight.

    Also, I don't follow radio ratings except for when you post, but I can't even listen to AM radio anymore. I grew up on KNBR - Ken Ditto, Ralph, Pete Franklin, the young Tom Tolbert, etc., all those guys were awesome.

    Today, it's gone. I can't listen to it - it seems that well over 50% of it is ads, or some kind of stupid BS content like a "sports update" sandwiched between ads with information we all get instantly on our phones.

    With new media I can't imagine radio is attracting that many listeners, and with an iconic station like KNBR, you'd think they would be smart about things and figure out a way to get solid hosts on, not kill the product with a break every five minutes, etc. But the product is dead. To me anyway.

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  22. ...and today on A&G it was mentioned that Hillary possibly had mad cow disease....god how I laughed.

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    1. There is a a human version of mad cow disease. Its symptoms mimic those of alzheimer's disease. Yale and Penn medical schools dissected the brains of 113 people who had supposedly died of alzheimer's and other types of senile dementia..They found that 13% of these people actually had contracted human bovine spongiform encephalitis......from eating meat from cows. enjoy that endless barbecue.

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