Tuesday, October 18, 2016

KCBS Devotes Five Minutes on Tomato Study During Morning Drive

Image result for bad tomatoes KCBS, the all-news, 24/7 reliable radio outlet for breaking stories, traffic reports and weather, devoted five minutes --that's 5 minutes --at 9: 30 this (Tuesday) morning on a study saying it's not good if you place a tomato in the refrigerator.


It wasn't just a read-and-rip AP style story, it was a detailed, comprehensive live interview with some expert--and both anchors, Susan Leigh Taylor and Stan Bunger took part in the tomato paste, uh, piece.

Normally, the swell man that I am, I wouldn't deride a solid news operation like KCBS conducting such frivolity in the morning but this diddy took the cake.

Crazy as it is, we have an election in just two weeks; an ongoing war in Iraq and civil war in Syria; drought is killing California even after a wet weekend; two serious auto accidents overnight; real stories.

Yet, KCBS spent five minutes talking, giggling, to some woman expert about the hazards of placing tomatoes in the refrigerator --call the sandwich police.


Image result for KCBS Radio SF Stan Bunger Susan Leigh Taylor
Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor of KCBS
I've go to go now and get drunk.

26 comments:

  1. Get drunk at 9:56am? You might have a drinking problem, Rich.

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  2. Without competition from another station, KCBS can report on grass growing and call it "news".

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    1. But KGO had the great "all news" format change in 2011 to give KCBS a run for their money...NOT!

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  3. I heard the same story yesterday afternoon on KQED.......

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  4. Epic fail! Something like that should only be on a show about food on the weekend or something. Or a discussion the family dinner table!

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  5. See your post from yesterday. KCBS just wanted to validate your thoughts. And also, I see that Audrey Cooper is now running the ship at KCBS as a side gig to her destruction of the Chronicle.

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    1. Since the Giants were eliminated from the playoffs Audrey Cooper has a lot of time on her hands.
      Being a Giants cheer leader can be rather time consuming.

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  6. Sorry Rich, but I disagree with you on this one. There are a lot of folks that would find this to be of interest. As far as more election news, most people are starting to feel that less would be better and wish that the election was over already.

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    1. Agree with every word.

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    2. No,I myself can't get enough of Donald Trump and his rising paranoia.
      His campaign is not political,it's like some deranged business strategy to scare people away..so he squeaks in. So he lets it fly from his mind- Hillary is on drugs-lol,She's part of a murder conspiracy and some world media diabolical left wing takeover.
      How's that for reverse psychology campaigning?
      Its not Trump being brilliant..its like Peter Sellers in "Being There". For real.

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    3. Who the hell cares about tomatoes? There was an arsonist running amok in Fremont. That's more important than tomatoes. It just goes to show that there's not enough bodies to cover MEANINGFUL news. It's easy to do something someone else has done, however. Again, no creativity in news anymore. Just get it done, do it under budget and keep your job. The end.

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    4. Stan saying someone has paranoia, pot meet kettle.

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    5. Trump is only imitating you.

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    6. Really,I don't recall making fun of somebody with MS like Trump. It also never crossed my mind that Hillary Clinton is on drugs. Never once.
      Oh,I might be a mini real estate tycoon....

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  7. As soon as I heard it was about tomato's, I turned to KGO to Ketchup with Armstrong and Getty.

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  8. when stan takes his driving test, the instructor calls him ,''stan the obSWERVER''.

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  9. That's called, "News you can use."

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  10. Looks like the person standing next to Stan Bunger has eaten a few tomatoes in her time.

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    1. But you kn ow? She is a pretty nice person.

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  11. Am I the only one that thinks KCBS searches for the most boring and inarticulate experts in the universe?

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  12. To-MAy-Toe..To-MAH-Toe...lets call the whole thing off!!

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  13. Even the network news broadcasts end on something light most of the time. What's so wrong about tomatoes? It could have been a lot worse. After all, you could be listening to a stop set of commercials from KNBR.......Lighten up, y'all!!

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  14. Seeing as they rerun the same few stories 16,000 times a day, I'd welcome a story about a tomato. Food is important. Can't live without it. I can live without the same garbage traffic and weather reports and election stories every five minutes.

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  15. I'm imagining the guy with hole in his esophagus from eating a ghost pepper hearing this report on the hazards of refrigerated tomatoes, then throwing his radio out the window.

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  16. Looks like Rich only cares about the sexy tomatoes on TV, not tasty ones on the radio.
    I get it.

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    1. i guess that means they have a face for radio?

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