Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Back from the Electronic Abyss; 415 Media Wednesday Wash; 'Happy' KTVU Not So Happy; New GM at KPIX Safe Hire; KGO Radio Bearman Talking/Taping Nothing While Manchester Massacre Hits Full Force; Wayne Walker Tidbits

Image result for san francisco deli people eating BACK FROM THE ELECTRONIC ABYSS

Don't spill water on the crappy little computer ...words I've never taken to heart until now.

Must have been some mojo from a "Murph and Mac" truck driver

*That new KPIX GM from Sacratomato was a safe hire. The CBS honchos apparently believe that some white guy who doesn't even know how half the anchors will do well at 855 Battery. Wait a minute...hell, I don't even know half the teleprompter readers either.

*New joke at PIX: we don't have a face of the station but we sure as hell know how to hire obscure anchors from Hawaii.

*BREAKING!: During the evening of the Manchester massacre, KGO's taped shit fondue known as "Ethan BEAR!-Man" was playing broadcast footsie with the blond bimbo whose name I don't care to know or mention...It was embarrassing but for Cumulus, just another night at the artificial frat party. I'm just thinking out loud if we, god forbid, have a natural disaster and/or 9/11 terrorist attack, will the gruesome twosome be pontificating about where they first got laid...don't laugh, it's in the cards.

Image result for Ethan Bearman Show KGOOH...and then there's the afternoon dumb and dumber show known as Chip Franklin and his inane enabler, Nicki Medoro (who sounds as if she just got bounced from a San Leandro Ross outlet) Franklin, aka: oatmeal mouth, spews out more bull crap than a cattle farm in Fresno. Yeah, Chip is a great comedian; knows everybody. Funny guy, Chip, tells jokes that even Yakoff Smirnoff wouldn't use. Chip and Copeland: dynamic duo, next stop: Lodi.

*Yeah, Wayne Walker: great guy. Colorful, professional, and free-spirited too. Wayne could do things on teleprompter soon after a night out I couldn't do sober and that's saying a lot. The biggest and BEST thing about Walker was that he wouldn't spew bullshit to you and talk behind your back like the clown man on the radio who moonlights as an alleged TV Sports guy...Wayne was a straight shooter. Didn't know him well but well enough. Rest in peace.

*Melissa Caen "is the type of woman millennials will pay attention to," says some guy familiar with the KPIX business model. Really? So, millennials are dumb-ass buttheads just as ignorant and banal as I though they were. Dude!

Image result for Beth Spotswood Melissa Caen
*Yeah, Caen is very thought-provoking and a political genius. She can get into the mind of Ed Lee like no one. Awesome, I smell a Caen-Beth Spotswood dynamic duo en fuego-radio any day now! Chicks from the Marina are having a mass orgasmic experience --oh Nellie!

*KTVU: most successful station in the Bay Area; mega Sweeps success; #1 virtually all slots; huge in the morning...yet, almost everyone in the building hates to come to work. Awful morale. FOX cheapskates. Yeah, "The Firm" is a bummer.

*To the person at KGO-TV who sends me indirect texts about how great Trixie is, please, save it. Or better yet, send it to the lawyers; Trixie knows a few.

*And by the way, to the new blondie from LA who still! shrieks louder than a crow in heat, for god's sake, learn how to pronounce Van Ness Ave ...it's not "VANE-Ness", you blithering idiot!

*You know, I thought even Giants fans were hipper and smarter to settle for that annual BS from the broadcasters, "such and such is 'ON ASSIGNMENT." Oh, please, spare the BS and just say someone is taking the night off. Truth: what a concept.

28 comments:

  1. "On assignment" is a running gag on Giants broadcats. Dave Flemming actually does have 'assignments' elsewhere (ESPN), and Miller, Kruk and Kuip can have fun with it because of who they are.
    "Duane Kuiper is absent because he spilled water on his laptop..."

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    1. Now THAT was funny!
      R_P

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  2. "On assignment" right there with:
    "Vetting"
    "Unmasking"
    "Parsing"
    "Heads up"..a shame its now corrupted by the great corrupter,who has made an art of it.
    Welcome Back.. ( play some utube, Kotter)

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  3. Maybe that's true about Caen. Most millenials are self-centered, disrespectful and selfish. On top of that, most are like lemmings being led to the abyss. Their lives are centered around Instagram posts and what's trending on Twitter. If it's on there, well by God, it must be the most important thing in the world. Can't wait to see the comments on this post.

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    1. I miss the old days when the most advanced thing in the newsroom was the typewriter. Don't give me started on millennials.

      Also RIP Wayne Walker. One of the top sports dudes in his day.

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  4. The "on assignment" thing with the broadcasters has been a running joke for them since 1997. You should know that by now.

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  5. I see Rich is back in fine form today, Verbally Skeet Shooting in the merry month of May."Pull!..."

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  6. Yes, Rest In Peace Wayne Walker. You were the best.

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  7. > She can get into the mind of Ed Lee like no one.

    Does she have to wear a pressure suit in that vacuum?

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  8. Rich raw is a healthy way to start the day. RIP Wayne Walker, an empathetic support of good will and wishes for George Watson. Damn I miss the 80s and 90's bay area news media..

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    1. Wayne Walker was the classiest sports anchor back in the day. It was nice to see Dave McElhatton in the video footage of Wayne's career.

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  9. Wayne Walker was the best sports caster even to this generally non sports guy. When I read your comment about his passing I had an instant memory of his face, something I cannot say about any other sports reporter. Sorry to hear of his death, sad.

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  10. Since when do announcers take a day off during the season? They should be like the players. You have the offseason to chill out. Vin Scully take a day off? Hell no. You've got first class charter travel. Your bags are handled. You don't have the hassles of checking in for flights and hotel. Day off? You work hard to prep for a game, but that's the fun of doing the job. If it's a serious personal matter, that's different. If it's medical-related, goes without saying. Day off? There's no days off in baseball.

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    1. Glad you gave some slack for "medically related" situations, as that certainly applies in Krukow's case.

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    2. 3:06 p.m. Not all players are Cal Ripken or Lou Gehrig. Ballplayers get days off throughout the season. The difference is, the announcers don't have to be at the ballpark on their days off.

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    3. 3:06 Vin Scully being in his late 80s, stopped traveling for several years just doing the road games in Anaheim, San Diego, and San Francisco and in his final season he only did the final series in SF. Get your facts straight.

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  11. KRON trying to buy Radnich into the B.A. Sports HOF. Or,I should say Perro. To think of all those years Radnich ripped the HOF as below him. So was Tweeting and doing commercials.
    What a slash in pay does to his opinions huh?

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  12. "Ethan Bearman playing broadcast footsie"
    What's new?
    That loud mouth does nothing else.
    Bearman can you speak a little louder?
    We can't hear you in . . . Gilroy.

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  13. On the passing of Wayne Walker last week, Joe Montana had an insightful comment regarding his style and the loyalty he earned.
    Montana said that, players, could open up with him because they knew he would not betray them.
    Unlike a certain radio talk show host who works at KNBR from 10:00-1:00.

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  14. And speaking of pronouncing things: KCBS' Holly Quan seems to be in London this week, and reported this morning on the changes there in the wake of the Manchester bombing. She told us -- oddly sotto-voce, as though whispering made the story more dramatic, or she was afraid of being overheard -- about how the changing of the guard at Bucking Ham Palace was to be cancelled. Bucking. Ham. Add that to your Vane Ness Avenue!

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  15. great name to use on a sports message board...''Monte Pull"'.thats your ''forum name''. yes ''on assignment'' sounds really like, ''we don't need them for these dreary games,so we let them go for a few days''.

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  16. yes ,walker was the classic ''paper folder'' sports caster.shuffle the papers, give the score, none of these las vegas references and ''hoo-hah''...LOL!

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  17. Aren't "running gags" supposed to be funny? "On assignment" ain't funny anymore

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  18. So sick of BARE-man...as in barely any ability. So sick of hearing about how meat and sugar are bad. Yes, we know, overdo it and anything is bad.
    No self-awareness. He sees himself as this great social conscience. Puh-leeez. And the sidekick is even worse. She adds zero value. And what would BARE-man do if he did 't have David Lazarus to promote?

    In the Monterey Bay area Hannity is on opposite BARE-man. I don't care for Hannity generally but I will listen to him over BARE (ly)-man. Yes, Charlie Friedman is also on at that time on KSCO, but local Santa Cruz callers to his show are as insufferable as BARE-man.

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  19. Rich - how come you never talk much about KSFO? It's always KGO. Surely you know local talk radio sucks in the bay area, but KSFO in my opinion is right up there with KGO. Your thoughts?

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    1. Well, yes, KSFO had its heyday in the mid '60's as "The World's Greatest Radio Station". But it's gone through so many changes in 40 years it lost that luster long before it became right nut radio. But KGO's legacy as number 1, not just in this market but recognized across the country as one of the top couple of stations, which lasted for over 30 years was unparalleled in the industry. And the sword killing it off was swift and brutal and we're still feeling the shock.

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  20. knowing the mania that is the giants broadcasters, you wouldn't be surprised to hear them say ,''wayne Walker is on assignment''.

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  21. This is interesting- I put on the Giants on Radio and caught the last out of the Giants half. Jon Miller said "And that's the last out,2-1. Didn't even say who was playing the Giants. Kind of reminded me of what you said about Miller.
    Speaking of Miller..I tried putting him into Wiki as a graduate of the city of Hayward. A local made good,HOF,etc.
    Did you know Wiki DELETED that and told me I was warned for Vandalism!
    That's the second time!..I tried a few years ago. After 2 years up,it was gone. I wonder if Miller wants his Hayward roots hidden?
    FWIW.

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