TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
And remember the endless letters of.. "They are paid WHAT? to just read a teleprompter?? I would do that for $10.00 bucks an hour"I read that a zillion times in the Chronicle pink sheet letters.Then,the corporations started to believe it..
I remember when Dave's pacemaker would make the radios buzz if you had a portable radio on your desk & Dave walked by. Those were the days...that & Joel Bartlett calling Pete Giddings an Asshole.
I liked it when the toilets backed up and Dave would yell, "Man overboard"!
Wayne Walker was, and still is, a badass! And the best there ever was in this market. Joel Bartlett wasn't a badass, but he too was the best in his department. Miss them both!
Unlike many of the posters here, I don't watch the news to be entertained or amused. The sex, race or age of the newsreader doesn't concern me. As long as you can read the teleprompter clearly and accurately that is all I want. I don't need or want the newsreaders opinion on what they just read. There are plenty of entertainment show on the TV.
It must be nice to be unimpressed by physical factors that influence almost every one else on the planet. Where does arrogance and humility factor into your social schema?
My statement is only related to the newsreaders, nothing more.
Only time when kpix was KPIX
That's gone today. Today they worried about the ethnicity of each person, if they can tweet (or "engage" to use the stupid buzzword that means nothing), how many "followers" they have, and lots of other nonsense that has nothing to do with journalism. Sure in the old days they had things like "Q factors" but now it's become both ridiculous and widely accepted as normal. At the same time they wonder where the audience has gone. And they don't see the connection.
Joel never dropped his pen when he did his flip, this was and still is a record I think. But they were wonderful. Wayne was the king of local sportscasters. Radnich was always jealous and put him down whenever he had the chance.
Actually, he did, once... I think it was on the late "nightcast" news and it was mid 80's, but I do remember it because it was so out of character for him not to catch it...
The Good Old Days...
"Everybody" would even watch today? Bullshit, Rich. I loved 'PIX in the old days, but MOST of the audience for today's newscast would tune right out of the real deal, if it could be found. Time has flown and tastes have changed. Sad but true.
The morning show now is such a disaster. I honestly think the Muppets could produce a better show
I agree with 4:35. How a level of arrogance and/or humility figures into that view is beyond me.That said, I firmly believe that, if any of those well respected four were broadcasting today, Rich would find fault.
Agree---That was the best group and they are missed these days.As well as missing an old friend-Pete Wilson!
Speaking of Wayne and John O Reilly of the good guys ch7 days and Gary Park- even Fast Eddie Alexander and ..well,it seems like so many former sports anchors came down with deadly illnesses not long after leaving.I guess that's why Mark and DOD and the 900 pound Kanary at Kron are afraid to hang it up? Could be...
Gads, that brings back memories. I remember when Jan Yanehiro visited Chabot College's TV studio to give a lecture to the broadcasting class back in 1980. Was very friendly and answered classes about the old Evening Mag.I Miss the days where the newscasts was done right and professional and none of the BS nowadays.
I recall liking another team when Ron Magors was on with Barry Tomkins. I think this too was KPIX. They'd also bring the acerbic critic Rolfe Peterson in on occasion. He was always great.
Rolfe Peterson..hadn't heard that name in ages. He was a Ben Bradley look a like as I remember. The school of Jason Robards ( all the presidents men) look.
Rolfe was terrific.He hosted the morning movie over at KGO and later had his own quirky Sunday afternoon show called P.O.W. on KPIX.
Dave McElhatton . . . never met him, but seemed like a really nice guy, the kind of person who was the same on and off the air.
This picture does bring back good memories. I remembered the weather guy, the one with glasses, reporting the weather and it has a light silent music on the background. As for Wendy, I rarely see a reporter coming back to the same station twice, KPIX then L.A., KRON 4, KPIX and now, special segments. She should have stick with KRON 4 making her a veteran long time main anchor. Going back to KPIX for Wendy was a waste when she got replace eventually.
KPIX is a joke. The idiots run the asylum!
Has Media General completed a clandestine search for an anchor replacement?
Rolfe Peterson hosted POW! In the mid-'60s. It was on Sunday afternoons on KPIX.
I'm still puzzled how Roqui Theus got the job when she doesn't know anything about traffic.