Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jeffrey Schaub Wants TV; Michael Savage Has Balls; Ronn Owens Doesn't; Stan Bunger's Footsie With Roberta Gonzales; Thursday Talking Points

Image result for talking points Thursday IT HAS BECOME ABUNDANTLY CLEAR: KCBS reporter, Jeffrey Schaub is pivoting to get back into TV News, but in order to do so, you have to have agreements on both sides. The TV people (KPIX) seemed to have voiced a "not so fast" message back to Schaub who left PIX on his own volition --in fact, Schaub really likes radio --he just prefers TV News. We'll have to wait and see.

By the way, Schaub is generally respected by his co-workers at KCBS but his occasional heavy-handedness rubs many folks the wrong way. Maybe time to pipe down the ego, Jeffster.

*Ronn Owens was never going to be a Michael Savage. Not his style. Of course, Ronn is one-tenth the talent of Savage and Savage has balls, something Ronn used to have but lost long ago. Savage is rough around the edges; most talented artists are (See Woody Allen, Frank Sinatra, Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Phillip Roth) Savage is brilliant on the radio. A master story teller who provides riveting radio and thought-provoking tapestries even if he occasionally goes off too deep into the broadcasting wilderness. It's a treat to listen to his show and you do have to LISTEN to get his appeal. I don't agree with much of Savage's politics but I still listen. I felt the same way with the late Lee Rodgers.

Ronn is nothing more than a vanilla simpleton these days with blas√© topics and uninteresting and excruciatingly boring, run-of-the-mill chatter. He might as well be describing how paint dries --that would be more exciting than his current melba toast repertoire --no wonder he pimps mattresses because he long ago lost his broadcasting appeal. Any by the way, don't lump his current medical condition as an excuse for his radio dreck. Why? Because it was Ronn himself who said he didn't want any sympathy and not to cut him some slack over his ailment.  I think he can still do a decent political interview and for that, I'll listen. But his overall work has become embarrassing and stale, like ten-day-old milk and burnt toast. He sounds tired. Until he starts selling mattresses.

*I used to have a ton of respect for Stan Bunger before Stan began his massively irritating yuckfest with Roberta Gonzales. It is now painful to listen to Stan when he cackles with that hands-on-chalkboard mess every morning at 7: 20 --the worst weather report on radio and an insult to the normally respected KCBS. Bunger has to play along, I get it but he doesn't have to kowtow to the pathetic freak show that is Roberta these days; she's a lot more mellow on TV thank God but when she goes Miss Mary Ann on radio, GAG ME. Bunger's giggles are worse, like encouraging a bad comedian to tell more jokes. The only thing worser on KCBS is Susan Leigh Taylor talking about her drive into the studio from Pacifica and that "I noticed some mist on my windshield." Jesus Christ, that's irritating! Stan Bunger should know better.

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  2. KCBS is my go-to radio news station however this Bunger,
    Taylor and Gonzales crap needs to STOP...

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  3. KRON didn't report the Session's story yesterday until 20 minutes into the broadcast. Their news Tweets NEVER mentioned them, even today.

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    1. Simple minds gets obsessed with fake news. Cute, Stanley.

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    2. I laughed when Gary described Stan on the radio this morning.

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  4. Yeah, the Stan/Roberta show is odd. Roberta is odd. But not nearly as bad as Ethan Bearman and his sidekick. What is this?? Certainly not a talk show.

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    1. I've been saying it all along ... Stan wants to Bang Roberta!!!!!!

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  5. Come on, folks - you can let your mind wander for three minutes while Stan and Roberta and Susan act like people instead of readers if it bothers you so much. There is even something called a volume control, or even a mute button, if you care. With the load of news going on out there, a bit of levity sure doesn't hurt. Might help, even. It's better than three minutes of Gary Radnich, after all......YMMV

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  6. This routine was annoying a long time ago when Stan and SL would gush over Roberta's triathlon training. "So when's the next one? How many yards do you swim?" etc etc... you do all THAT? every DAY? wOWwww!!"

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    1. Wow, you must be seriously sarcasm-challenged. You maybe can't see that Stan and Susan were baiting Roberta.

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  7. I think it is perfectly all right to critic Ronn's radio show, he might have Parkinson's, but he has chosen to continue to work, and as such is fair game. What I don't get is why you can't stand anyone defending him, especially if they are critical of Savage. I don't like Savage never have, yes at times I listen and he can be entertaining, but for the most part his personality comes through, comes of as mean spirited, besides that he still spends a lot of time, as far as I can tell when I tune in usually the first 15 minutes of his show, bashing Obama, it is getting rather old, since he is soo over the top about Obama, calling him evil, all kinds of names. At least Ronn sounds reasonable, perhaps I like Ronn, because like him I tend to be more middle of the road, a little more left than Ronn. However, I don't think it is fair to attack Ronn personally, just keep it to his show.

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    1. Ronn Owens is a relic of the past.
      The days of the old KGO will never come back.
      Ronn cannot accept the fact that another talk show host has better ratings than he does.
      But more importantly, like Barrack Obama, Ronn is a weak man!

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  8. I'll bet if you call Schaub "Jeff," that'll piss him off. So that's what we'll call him.

    The KCBS gag -- not gab -- fest is disgusting. Leigh Taylor mentions Pacifica so much that you think she's running for mayor of the town. Take it easy, toots. Stick to your day job.

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  9. Savage is like listening to your wise uncle orfamily member.A rare mix of a PhD ,world traveler,political commentary and storytelling

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  10. both ronn and michael changed their last names because they are ashamed of being jews
    the only jew on radio with balls is howard stern

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