Thursday, April 6, 2017

An Item and Three Spots; 415 Media Mush; Thursday Liners

Image result for Ronn Owens Bill O'Reilly  THOSE NEW TRAFFIC AND SPORTS STRINGERS on KCBS sound perfectly DREADFUL...enough to create major friction through the ranks. Supposedly, even Stan Bunger and his friends are infuriated and I agree Stanley, it really sounds like shit...especially the overnight guy who couldn't get the tag line right ..."next traffic, 12 O Eight..." Blame it all on Les Moonves ...An asshole is an asshole: Chef Ryan Scott, a virtual tool; the head asshole cheerleader for the brown-nose KGO Radio/Cumulus sycophants who KILLED RADIO IN SAN FRANCISCO. Scott's buddy, Ronn Owens, is his chief enabler; it was Ronnnnnnnn who told Justin Wittmayer, head of the SF Cumulus gestapo, "how awesome Ryan would be." That was a few years back when Ronnie and Ryan used to "hang out" so Ronn could tell his North Beach friends he was hip. Ronnn likes to "hang" with assholes like Scott and "Copie" so he can think it was 1980 again....IS THIS A SURPRISE? Ronn's other NY "buddy", Bill O'Reilly. Maybe they can both share "while we were separated stories." In O'Reilly's case, divorce...By the way, This Just In: O'Reilly has a new sponsor: Ashley Madison...KRON is about to get a pink-slip safari from Nextstar --they're already doing their deeds at other stations...That free-lance sports guy that took Dave Lewis' gig at KCBS is a well-known press box gossip monger--if he got paid by the amount of times he spoke behind people's back he'd be Bill Gates with a microphone...Dear Jack Swanson: It's good to know you hire people that are well-qualified and capable of doing a job as opposed to people that used to be at KGO when you were there...I was waiting today (Thursday) for Susan Leigh Taylor to tell us "on my way into the city from Pacifica" I saw mist on my windshield." She never disappointed...Damon Bruce and friends: Entercom is going to sell off 95.7 FM 'The Game' --probably a music station that we need as much as O'Reilly needs 21 year-old blond interns...They played the "R and B Joke Hour" at Gitmo and the entire prison population sang like birds...Mike Anthony: seriously, how the hell do you keep the gig? Wait a minute--how'd you get it in the first place?!! ...Greg Papa: Silver and Black sellout. About as mellow as having a wet dream about the Bay Area Sports guy...John Lund: sperm wasted...Chip Franklin: about as interesting and compelling as doing a #2 at the Van Ness Chevron at midnight...Brian Copeland: Yeah, you were so into the Black community that all 3 of your ex-wives are white...Copeland: Steve McPartlin was right...for a change.

29 comments:

  1. Ratto was on with Tolbert yesterday. So much better than Lund.

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    1. Agreed--deja vu all over again, and much better than Lund!

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    2. I noticed that. Ratto's grumpy, old man act can get old after awhile, but it was fun to hear those two again.

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    3. Heard it too and loved it. Can't really stand Lund. I cringe every time I hear their intro music/sound clips. For Lund its Samuel L. Jackson saying, 'I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?". Besides the fact its recycled from Fitz and Brooks old entry music I have to say, "No Lund, you've never broken anyones concentration. You are a bitch here and you are not scary'.

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    4. Tom definitely seems more happier and at ease while working with Ray.

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    5. Ethel in PetalumaApril 6, 2017 at 5:54 PM

      I remember seeing Ray at the All You Can Eat Festival in Lodi in 1980...Goddam, he can eat!!

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    6. Tom is a lot happier with Ray because he's pretty much not doing anything close to a show when he's with Ray. Listen to sports radio in LA, Dallas, Chicago, Boston or New York if you want to hear what real programming sounds like. Lund never should have left the Game. It's a much better sounding station.

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    7. The John Lund 'hypeman' act with his incessant laugh track at everything Tolbert says is already tired. Add to that the exhausted Beer chat and the show has driven me to 95.7 The Game. After hearing Kevin Frandsen with Radnich for a week he would be a perfect partner for Tolbert. Quality delivery, informed opinion, more sports than nonsense...but can hang with the nonsense if needed. Easy swap KNBR

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  2. KCBS must make the sacrifice for the good of KNX.
    Submit.

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  3. You into ripping all males today, eh Rich?
    Wow... this blog gets more and more bizarre by the day.
    You seriously need help.

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  4. On fire today Rich! Caught Ronnn's show today when a caller called him to the carpet about always trying to have issues both ways, used a phrase like American apologist...ooh and Ronnnie got his dander up and we actually heard some anger from him, "Why are you making this personal?", he chortled and Ronn actually, in his goosed up state, was sort of fun to listen to for the short time it lasted. He even came back from the usual half hour commercial break and was still pissed about the caller who DARED criticize him, referring to the caller as a putz. The narcissist that Ronn is he gets so upset if anyone gets stirred up and wants to debate him, even get a little salty with him, well, thin skinned Ronn just can't tolerate that, never could and at 70 he's as sadly unable to cop to his own fragilities as he was 30 years ago.

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    1. "Putz" that is the same name Burt Reynolds called Ronnnn.
      Ronn Owens get used to it, you are not the king anymore.
      Listeners are challenging your little rear end.

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    2. Owens is an idiot. Yesterday he didn't know what to do with Syria and today he's 100% behind Trump and he's bashing Obama again. You'd think only having to work two hours a day he'd be up to speed on most issues but he knows very little about anything.

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    3. Ronnnn had Gen. Michael Flynn on his show a few months ago and after about 10 minutes he declared that Trump should pick Flynn for VP. Ronnn knew nothing about him. Just now he heard Nikki Haley give a 3 minute prepared speech and he proclaimed her a better Secretary than her predecessor. Not a deep thinker.

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  5. Traffic is completely gone from Alice@97.3.

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  6. Bruce Macgowan a gossip, not surprised one bit.
    Someone needs to revoke his press credential.

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    1. Outside of Rod Brooks there isn't a person on the airwaves that says less with more words than 'Big' Bruce MacGowan.

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  7. Interesting note on Brian Copeland.
    Mr Civil Rights advocate. We doubt that very much.

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    1. How does the fact that he fell for or was attracted too white women in any way make him unfaithful to the Civil Rights movement? Does that mean that Dennis Richmond was a sell out because he married a white woman? Or that Frank Somerville has two adopted black kids somehow not make him white?

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    2. who knows? Why did Bill Cosby choose mostly white women to drug and rape? Was it because it showed he had the power to conquer the white man's women?

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    3. Actually quite the opposite.

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    4. Agree with 6:45 and what does Brian's choices of a partner have to do with his radio show?

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  8. Rickles LIVES!..in our hearts. One of the funniest men ever.
    RIP.

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  9. Why would the Game "sell"? If there are too many O/Os in SF that doesn't mean Entercom/CBS is going to get rid of SPORTS when that's one of the only money makers in this business. It's very doubtful this will happen since this is the primary reason Entercom even bought CBS in the first place. They're going to cede sports to Cumulus in one of the country's most important markets? I highly doubt that, Rich.

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    1. After the merger Entercom could take the The Game off 95.7 and put it on a stronger signal.

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    2. I would agree. Entercom has made it quite clear they like sports revenue, ratings and prestige in other markets. The "Game" sports format will likely not disappear but a superior station signal facility from CBS could emerge as replacement candidate and the current Game facility placed in Trust.

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  10. Ratto has been good these past two days with Tolbert. Listenable radio again. Alas, it will only be this week. He has a new afternoon gig at CSNBA, it was reported. Damn, Lund comes back next week.

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  11. Was snooping around the interwebs to find out more about Nexstar. I had never heard of them until they came to town this year. They are frequently referred to as "Death Star" in several places and the reviews aren't exactly stellar. So yeah, if I was at KRON I would have the Millennium Falcon (parachute) ready to go. These guys sound like the worst possible owner you could have although some members of Raider Nation might argue Mark Davis owns that title.

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  12. The first three pink slips at KRON should be for ND Pero, Darya Folsom and Radnich, although all three have managed to hang onto their jobs despite bloated salaries and piss-poor morale and ratings.

    Maybe Pero will get stuck in a Twilight Zone episode where he gets to be the News Director forever, until it's revealed he's trapped there and after there's nobody left to fire it's just him wandering the empty halls and desks and watching the inevitable Three's Company reruns and infomercials that will air on channel 4.

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