*KRON bigwigs (whatever that constitutes) are figuring their days of fat checks are history. That's the good news. The bad news is that anybody that makes more-than-average dough (and at KRON compared to other places it's really not huge) can kiss it all goodbye.
So people like Radnich, Moore, Liviakis, Heenan and the like are preparing. Or should be because the day of reckoning is nearing.
*I'm, uh, glad none of the TV stations in town had Halloween-themed shows this morning...I won't even bother talking about KTVU which has pretty much lost all semblance of news-gathering. Maybe they should just stop and concentrate on talking like pirates. Or, in Gasia Mikaelian's case, standard operating procedure. Gasia, the Fox2 cackler AM supreme.
*I will credit Channel 2 reporter, Alex Savidge, for doing a pretty good job covering the Oakland/Lake Merritt fire. Savidge was right on the scene shortly after 5 AM when the fire just started and the pictures said everything.
*Raj Mathai and Janelle Wang: way, way, too much taking yourself too seriously. Might want to hit the levity button.
*The city on Halloween night in 1975: Then chief Charlie Gain was all over the Chronicle and TV at the Hookers Ball at the Cow Palace. Supposedly for "research purposes." Hell, it was memorable. 1975, wow, time flies.
*1975: When Owen Spann was king; Jim Eason was in mission; Ronn Owens was just evolving Thanksgiving Night; Jim Dunbar was cool and Dr. Don Rose held court at KFRC.
*More 1975: Bimbo's, Alfred's, me at 13 at Bret Harte Middle School, Rick Barry and the Warriors, memories.
*KCSM on a rainy Sunday night with a bottle of Kendall Jackson: heaven.
*KNBR: "Thee Stealing Warriors content Leader!"
*Old KGO days in the sports record: Monte Stickles, Greg Jordan, Joe Starkey and Howard Cosell ..."speaking of sports!"
*Joel Murray: Hey, enough of the drama, you know what to do.