*Some of you were surprised about the relatively low salaries of some of KRON's anchors. Folks, the days of Dennis Richmond and Van Amburg money are over.
When KRON was still with NBC, Gary Radnich was making about north of a million bucks. His best friend was Amy McCombs, who happened to be the VP and GM. She just loved Raddy. Of course that was when KRON was legit before morphing into oblivion.
*I still get e-mails asking about the status of former KGO anchor, Anna Chavez, who disappeared from the scene suddenly and out of nowhere.
The public reason was that Chavez "retired."
Here's an update.
*KGO: radio warehouse. It's been five years since the Cloud Company that knows how to destroy Bay Area legacy stations killed one of the most successful outlets in the nation. And then did it again.
Cumulus not only doesn't know how to run a radio station it doesn't even know how to run business, period.
Cumulus is the home of middle-aged white guys; programmers; managers; weak dicks that have about as much ingenuity and sincerity as a Suisun City 7-11.
*We're supposed to believe and have a membership in the amen corner of KQED tonsil, Michael Krasny.
Krasny is erudite and educated and interviews lots of authors and people that have really big names.
Only one thing: Krasny is boring. His interviews are the equivalent of watching paint dry. You won't read that in Ben Fong Torres column --Ben is working on his 12,000th Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame article.
You want the truth? I got you truth.
*Krasny used to make fun of Ronn Owens (before his health situation) lampooning Ronn's penchant for superficiality and banality --I bring this up because Krasny was recently a guest on Ronn's KGO show plugging his book.
Birds of a feather...
*Yeah, so, big deal-- KRON won a few ratings nights --the 49ers won a football game too --please...
*Roqui Theus continues to nauseate the KPIX Morning Show--but still is beautiful and gorgeous enough to retain her traffic gig.
She still screws up street names and highways and doesn't have her ad-libbing down --much to the dismay of her co-workers --but hell, I love looking at her--who wouldn't?
Bottom line: as long as Ms. Theus looks great, she's a keeper.
*KNBR sports host, Tom Tolbert (Tolbert and Lund) won't admit it because he has to pay the bills but I know for sure he can't stand el schmucko, John Lund.
Lund was hired because he has a specialty talking about his Johnson and being really, really, uh, witty--he's young and white too, BINGO!, Cumulus hire.
*Human bullhorn: KGO's insufferable, Chip Franklin. Chip invented oatmeal radio and will sell anything --today alone, Chipster's selling pillows, mattresses, corn removers, women's and men's toe fungus lotion, cornbread, and ear wax pills.
|Tom Tolbert and John Lund|