Friday, January 13, 2017

KRON Needs New Jingle; Nervous Griego at KPIX; Contract Up and Morning Show 'Needs Help'; Hong and Winston Tension; Hurd on MSNBC Radar; Carolyn Tyler, Don't Leave Us Yet; 415 Media Friday Rundown

Image result for KRON -TV SF Studios YOU'D THINK that KRON would be logical and 86 its old, old, crappy news jingle, which I think has been around since the days of the Carter administration --but no, no, no, maybe its the cost of 25 cents that prohibits such action.

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Anny Hong
*Yes, Anny Hong and Robin Winston; KRON's weather and traffic 1-2 punch still can't stand one another --Winston is more cranky than Hong but lets just say I doubt the twosome will ever be eating a tuna melt at Grumpy's anytime soon.

*Tower of Power bummer: get well guys.
Be strong. (They are)

*Meanwhile at KPIX, the morning show is barely ticking along.

As one of my Pixies told me: "The show needs a lot of help." Lots.

And its star anchor Michelle Griego is supposedly nervous. Why? Her contract is up pretty soon and she makes pretty good coin for a program that is on barely life support.


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Robin Winston
Someone has to be a scapegoat.



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*Separated at birth: Sandra Bullock and Michelle Griego.



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Debora Villalon
*Underrated: KTVU's versatile street reporter Debora Villalon.

*Overrated: KNTV's Peggy Bunker.  (Psst, Hey Peg, you can smile every now and then too.)

*Not rated at all which is even worse: Kenny Choi. What a brilliant hire. I don't know what PIX would be like without him in the morning.

*The general consensus in town is that KGO-TV needs another weather guesser. (Just kidding.)


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Larry Beil
*Larry Beil proves that being a hybrid (anchors news and sports) is not only viable but healthy too. Beil is very good on both fronts and makes it look easy, with authority!

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Cheryl Hurd
*Cheryl Hurd is being woo, woo, wooed by MSNBC but I think it would take significant coin to make her go to New Yawk, but that's just my opinion.

*Beil sometimes comes across as condescending but that's just first impression; get to know him and he takes his job rather seriously even when the teleprompter is off but that's a good thing in my book.

*The idea that I relish KRON's demise is fake news. I just wish they would concentrate on news more and lessen the crappy furniture ads. Yeah, KRON brings in more revenue than you think; too bad its corporate nincompoops (newbies) treat the Bay Area like it was some El Paso outpost.

*Permanent ban immediately: "Fake news" --what? Was "untrue" kidnapped by the vocabulary police?


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Carolyn Tyler
*If Carolyn Tyler re-ups at ABC7 you read it here first. Tyler is as good as ever but rumors swirl that she may hang it up in the local TV News biz. I say wait another 3 or 5 years Madame T because you still got it, girlfriend.

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34 comments:

  1. both Robin Winston and Anny Hong need to go and have Dave Spahr do the weekday mornings.

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    1. Agreed 100%! I wrote about Dave here yesterday. When he was doing the morning weather when Hong was gone it was night and day. He's a terrific weatherman. Much better than what is trotted out on most channels around here. Wish Rich would give him his due.

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    2. I'd love to see Robin and Anny go at it, then televise it on Sportsnight Live!!!

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    3. If you have seen the Netflix movie, The Do-Over, The fight near the end of the movie is like the fight I'd want to see

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  2. The reason why KRON keeps its music is because it owns it outright, that means it pays nothing for it. There is no license fee, no royalty, nothing. It was composed specifically for them by Michael Boyd and KRON owns it. It is simply a cost saving factor. Plus, it is recognizable. Like it or not, when you hear it you know that it is KRON

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    1. I love that jingle!!!!

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    2. I love KRON's music. It's iconic, especially if you've grown up in the Bay Area. I hope they'll use it until the end (whenever that may be).

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  3. I'm probably alone on this, but I actually like Kenny Choi. He's low key and gets the job done.

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  4. Kenny better we watching his back. Michelle is always looking for a fall guy.

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    1. How can Griego blame anyone? With Frank Mallicoat gone, KPIX relied on hers and Gonzales' star power to keep ratings up. That would be one theory - Choi is competent, but hardly charismatic. I still harken back to the morning shake ups of KGO and KPIX happening at the same time with contrasting results. Aqui and Zouves can be annoyingly millienniel-esque, but at least they have personality. Last week, Aqui made an oblique penis reference re: size. I cringed and hope his boss had some words for him after the show. Not professional.

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  5. You know what needs a new jingle? My ASS!!!! Oh wait, here comes one now.

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    1. Debbie Wasserwoman SchultzJanuary 13, 2017 at 3:17 PM

      Hey Reince...can I have a job? They sort of found out about our underhanded DNC crap and fired me.

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  6. Has anybody ever seen Mark Mathews and Laura Anthony in the same room at the same time? Hmmm...
    Either that or they are one old married couple..two peas in a pod.

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  7. My ranking of the morning newscasts from best to worst:

    1. KTVU
    2. KNTV
    3. KGO
    4. KPIX
    5. KRON

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  8. Yet again no praise for Dave. Rich, I seriously question your authority as the leadering media blogger in the Bay.

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  9. Gorgeous Robin is consistently stylish and has a killer bod. Small wonder Anny can't stand her.

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    1. Dude, you just read my mind! I watch it just to see what Robin has on... she opts for demure tops, but rocks the tight skirt. But we already knew that.

      That stock picture u use of Annie is really great, but not really representative of her live.

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    2. Robin's a beauty..but she needs to mix up the wardrobe. Mr. Stan has noticed she wears those "slimming design" pattern dresses almost every day. She's slender already.
      Try a black cocktail dress. Just an idea.

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    3. Stan's interest in the wardrobes of female broadcasters is more than a little bit creepy.

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    4. 7:56, it's called being horny dork.

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    5. If Bo knows football, does Mr. Stan know media? I don't think so. . .

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    6. Robin? the woman who dresses like she's in the 80s? She is NOT even attractive. GTFOH. "Robin"

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  10. Rich

    Any you LIKE the Network Cookie Cutter Jingles on the 4 other O&O's?
    Pathetic! Your are no Irving Berlin my good man!!!!!

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  11. I fully expect our fake President-Elect to completely wear out the term "Fake News."

    There have been mornings when I have wondered if GriEGO needed to be put on life support. Definitely not the sparkiest presence in the market. If Bullock and Griego were separated at birth, Bullock was the one who was lucky enough to be blessed with some personality.

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  12. I remember when Villalon and Steve Paulson worked at KFTY. I knew quite a few people in the Santa Rosa area back then, and Debora and her mother were very well liked in the community.

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  13. Carolyn Tyler, although adenoidal, seems to be a nice lady. Let's hope she stays.

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  14. I guess I watch Peggy Bunker more than you do because I see her smiling all the time.

    Cheryl Hurd to MSNBC? No chance. None. It is true that MSNBC is trying to corner the market on African American viewership (they're the only ones who regularly break out that demographic in their ratings releases. But they don't need Hurd. They have more on air talent than they know what to do with as it is already.

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  15. Larry Beil: he's just good.

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  16. For the Life of me I will never understand why KPIX got rid of Frank Mallicoat?! Other than Money, Frank was worth keeping! Frank was such a engaging, & great personality on the Morning Show.

    Kenny Choi is most likely a very nice Man, but he is Invisible, I didn't even realize that he was gone during the Holidays!

    And dear Roqui Theus, although she IS getting better...I just can't!

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    1. One reason why I am tuning in to KTVU 2 whenever Frank is on, morning news or KICU Plus evening news like a few nights ago. So sad, he has to do outside reporting on a rainy day. Back in the KPIX days, he is always in the newsroom. Guess he can never get a permanent anchor job unless KTVU show some strong support for him.

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  17. I hope Michelle contract won't be renew like Frank Malicoat who was let go about a year ago. I just cannot stand watching Kenny and Michelle, a big mis-match like an older sister vs a younger brother. My biggest suggestion is please give Maria Medina a chance to become a morning anchor. She did a wonderful job replacing Michelle while on maturity leave two years ago. I watch her on the Sacramento station anchoring weekends before she work for KPIX, wonderful reporter. And, much better match with Kenny Choi.

    For morning news, I still support KTVU version of Darya Folsom, KNTV or turn off the TV. No way I am watching KRON 4 except for weather and traffic, forget KPIX 5 and KGO 7.

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    1. I agree. KGO, KPIX, and KRON Morning newscasts are simply unwatchable!

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    2. For morning news, I record CBS this Morning and GMA. That way I can zoom past the commercials AND the local stuff, like Roqui.

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