I've never really warmed to Padilla's happy streak and style. He's a veteran and apparently has some following but not my cup of tea.
Bristow, with his baritone voice (pipes) sometimes sounds more like an FM DJ but overall is head over heels better than Padilla and has a firm grasp of the English language. It also helps that his ex-boss at KGO, Jack Swanson, now runs KCBS and has brought over a number of KGO reporters to 855 Battery.
|Pat Thurston/KGO Radio photo|
*It took me awhile to really appreciate Pat Thurston (who's been instrumental in getting Rothmann on the KGO air) but now I look forward to and enjoy her weekend work (and when she fills in during the week).
Thurston is known for doing a lot of prep when she's going on the air and it's evident. Her guest list is impressive; her topics are newsworthy and relevant and most importantly, she's spot on in coverage during Breaking News events. This was most telling during the Orlando Nightclub massacre when Thurston and news guy, Bret Burkhart anchored live for hours and broke into KGO's insufferable, regularly-scheduled, taped financial shows.
It was vintage KGO, a throwback to a time when KGO was the go-to radio location when breaking news involving natural disasters, terrorist attacks, mass shootings and the like occurred.
*The HOT weekend has begun. Enjoy and be safe, be cool too, have some cold, lovely adult beverages -and keep it here at 415 Media.
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