I've been watching MO2 a lot lately --don't ask me why-- and I've seen more straightforward news presentation and less histrionics and I like it whether it's intentional or not.
|Sal Castaneda, Gasia Mikaelian and Mike Mibach|
Mike Mibach has also dropped the "look at me, I'm a news personality!" and has now a commanding look on the set. Mibach has enough personality that he needn't go overboard on Foxified style--it's more interesting to watch and the viewers are a lot more enthralled.
Sal Castaneda not only continues his steady reporting at the traffic desk, his give and take with Paulson remains one of MO2's most popular and engaging aspects of the program. There's a sincere and comedic connection between the two and it registers high and mighty on the screen. No fakeness, no visual gimmicks needed.
*Speaking of Fox2, a new Investigative Reporter from San Diego joins the team in Jack London Square, Candice Nguyen.
*I've always enjoyed "SportsPhone's Ray Woodson" --one of KNBR's most underrated sports talk-radio hosts. Woodson doesn't have to shout; doesn't say outrageous things for the sake of creating false radio; he relies on the simple habit of broadcasting smart, funny, edgy conversation. Woodson has the perfect temperament of such execution and he performs it to the max on a nightly basis. What a concept!
*If you read your copy well and perform the most basic of functions then the audience doesn't need for you to breakdance, make funny faces, shout sweet nothings out of the blue. Just do your job and let it all flow. You'll be amazed by the results.
*Uh. no, I'm not Stan.
But as I've said, a little bit of Stan every now and then cracks me up--it's an acquired taste.
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