Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ken Bastida and Julie Watts KPIX Anchor Duo Possibly Thought of as Nirvana at 855 Battery

Image result for kpix 5 reporters IS THIS A JOKE OR WHAT?

KPIX honchoes --some of them, at least--are apparently meeting over the concept of a Ken Bastida --Julie Watts anchor duo experiment.

This is their idea of PIX having an identity, a face of the station? Please.

We've talked about this for a long time here.

Only problem is that if this is under serious consideration KPIX has more problems that I thought. Bastida has been a PIX mainstay for over two decades but is not held with high esteem at 855 Battery. "He's a lightweight," many pixies complain --I have a more favorable opinion of Bastida; he's a good anchor but he's not the face of the station.

Watts, who's been doing a lot of weather anchoring lately, comes off stiff and formulaic. There's nothing fancy about her and her news anchoring is quite blasé and mediocre at best. Furthermore, she's supposedly a pain in the ass and treats some staffers like a piece of shit. That's hardly someone to build your foundation around but who knows what's going on at PIX.

Image result for whack a moleThey have a lousy morning show; their evening numbers are poor; they have so many anchor pairings they might as well have an anchor whack-a-mole in the building.

11 comments:

  1. Bastida is a joke. So smarmy. The classic "(Sigh) Well, I'm WAY smarter than you but I guuuuuuueeeess I'll read the news to you." What a tool. (He's also not as funny as he thinks he is.)

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    1. I agree !!! cannot stand his 'sign off' at the Eleven. Cannot stand they way he wings it, and thinks he is funny. It just makes the entire production look like a high school experiment!

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  2. I like Julie, she lights up my day. She is very electrifying, but beware, she can shock you if she doesn't like you! No, I don't work for PG&E.

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  3. Have not warmed up to Veronica De la Cruz so may be worth a try. Morning are unwatchable since they let go of Karnow. Have switched to ABC7 Dan Ashley and Co weeknights since KTVU is becoming unwatchable as well.

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  4. KTCT...worth turning on the lights?

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  5. Smarm + smarm do not = success.

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  6. KPIX is really KPOO. I know KPOO is an actual radio station but my point is that KPIX produces crap!

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    1. Original Reporting. Expect More

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  7. KPIX is the rich man's KRON

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  8. Charisma-free evening broadcast on KPIX. Interesting concept.

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