|Armstrong and Getty not to hot in SF|
A telling story: While the gruesome twosome took their holiday vacation, KGO suits (namely PD, Mike Anthony and Cumulus Opps Mgr, Justin Wittmayer) had Ethan Bearman fill in the entire week before Christmas.
This, despite, A and G's planned "guest host feed" that KGO nixed. The news here is not so much that Wittmayer and Anthony are enamoured with Bearman; more that they are becoming increasingly negative on Armstrong and Getty as a successful, "LOCAL" show--the show, and this isn't the major thing that is wrong with it, doesn't sound local at all.
Armstrong and Getty are in multiple markets from San Diego to Seattle --their jingoistic brand of Midwest humor (if you can call it that) seems to have carved a niche in today's wonder bread AM radio cart but the Branson, Missouri boys have been a disaster in Bay Area. Who would have thunk?
Armstrong and Getty have multi-year deals with most of their affiliated station but I'm hearing that KGO's deal involves a series of contracts with yearly options. Stay tuned.
*I have never been fans of Anthony and Wittmayer --they represent the worst aspect of modern-day terrestrial AM radio programming --both of them don't have an ounce of credibility and plus, they have to kowtow to the inglorious bastards running the insane asylum from Atlanta.
Furthermore, it was Wittmayer who made a wave by bragging he was instrumental in hiring insipid and talent-impaired, sports yahoo, John Lund, away from 95.7 FM 'The Game."
|Ethan Bearman not ready for prime time|