*The CBS Radio merger with Entercom will have very little impact locally; KCBS should be humming along for the foreseeable future with little or no tinkering.
More ominous is that CBS' decision to, in essence, deemphasize its radio division (which accounts for $9 billion of its assets and is profitable) spells doom and gloom for the other guys that are cutting the paper clips and coffee for the lounge.
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*Juliette Goodrich-- I told you the other day, is being courted, heavily, by a national outlet. That doesn't count the local station nearby that would love to have Jules in the building. It seems KPIX is the only station I can think of that places its best anchor on the weekend. Maybe they should open their eyes before its too late.
*Gary Radnich --you know, the guy that is hawking a real estate ad on radio (for the first time in 24 years) might be doing so because his KRON salary is about to be shredded --as a certain man says, believe me.
Radnich isn't alone --as KRON morphs along with a new owner, the slash and mash credo is nothing new for this corporate entity --and KRON and its little big people are no different from the others --well maybe KRON sells more lawn furniture.
*Speaking of KGO, its content and relative stability makes it the most consistent Bay Area TV News station.
No local TV outlet here is paramount but the Circle7 gang puts out the best, most comprehensive news product in the market with a capable staff and dedicated personnel that performs mightily in spite of a mercurial News Director that is detested by a majority of the people in the newsroom.
Consistent is a key word for the ABC7 station as its news presentation seems to be A-Rate no matter what time slot, 4, 5, 6 and 11 PM.
In addition, KGO reporters, producers, editors and photographers always do a better-than-average job of presenting the news.
For that latter reason, we'll credit Madame Watkowski for maintaining grace at 900 Front Street.
*I've always said that the Pac-12 Network is vastly a waste of time and energy with very poor production and an amateur look. If you want a more meaty detail of what I mean check out this detailed analysis by Tom Fitzgerald in Monday's Chronicle.
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