SATURDAY MEDIA --Storm saturation coverage and a few other notes and comments
*On Friday, I poked (mostly) fun at all the saturation coverage of the coming storm and got a little heat from some nabobs of negativity.
"How could you be so insensitive?" --some of the heat from the usual suspects.
Meanwhile on KCBS, this (Saturday) morning, reporter Scott Lettieri did multiple reports on the storm while "I'm singing in the Rain" played in the background. Very insensitive.
Not to be outdone, as anchor Jon Bristow and his booming pipes went to another Lettieri weather story, the Eurythmics' 'Here comes the rain again' played in the background. Very creative.
And I'm insensitive?
*To be serious for a change, yes indeed it's a major storm event and people in the Bay Area are going to be inconvenienced --accidents on the freeways; major power outages; flooding in Marin and Santa Cruz; the inevitable personal stories of dread from Mill Valley home and business owners. There's a pattern developing.
*Pretty much all Bay Area TV/Radio will be wall-to-wall coverage of the storm and its effect on the nine counties...little digs aside, if you want the most comprehensive coverage, especially when it comes to traffic conditions and up-to-date weather info, I'd turn to KCBS which is tailor-made for this type of story...KTVU has a lot of its weekday staff on duty Saturday --including chief weather guy, Bill Martin, and reporters on the streets covering the storm ...same too, KGO-TV and a bevy of reporters around the Bay Area...PIX and KRON plan comprehensive coverage.
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