Monday, June 26, 2017

'Hot Head' Robin Winston Gets Into More Drama at KRON; Ronn Owens Makes Cal AG Read Mattress Ad; Roberta Gonzales Gushy-Gushy Again With KCBS' Bunger; KTVU About To Get Slashed; KPIX Malaise; ABC Execs Go Cheap on KGO-TV For Lunch; Giants Broadcasters Go Asleep on Sunday; 415 Media Monday

Image result for robin winston sexy    "Miss Hot Head"--that's what a KRONvict calls her-- had a blowout last week with a production assistant...just the latest incident involving KRON morning traffic anchor/diva, Robin Winston.

There's some history here.

As Winston's profile gets bigger and bigger --she gets more fan mail and social media messages than Countess Darya--her ego has "gone out of control," says a senior staffer behind the scenes..

After the latest brouhaha with the PA, Winston went running to management about the altercation. There's no word yet on the status but suffice to say, Winston is turning into a drama queen and then some. She even proceeded to status update the deal on her Facebook. That's not something you do in the TV News biz. Seems Winston is ready for a Battle Royal --oh, by the way, Winston is still sending anonymous comments to 415 Media, pretty snarly too. Robin, I appreciate the accolades but if you're going to throw rocks at me, then at least be lady enough to ID yourself.

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Ronnnnnnnnnnnnnn Owens 
*"Mr. Softie"--aka: Ronn Owens once again made an ass of himself on the KGO air last week. Owens had the California Attorney Gen. Xavier Becerra--get this!--READ A mattress ad! (Audio) This was once cute. Years ago. Now Owens act is embarrassing.

Image result for roberta gonzales*Roberta Gonzales is out of control. Again. The KCBS--KPIX weather diva once again gushed over the radio airwaves last week. Gonzales threw out the first ball at the A's game and then, with gushing and prodding from news anchor, Stan Bunger, described her baseball encounter. Naturally, it was overly obnoxious and overblown but that's Roberta is a nutshell ...Stan Bunger, her enabler, should be embarrassed. 

*KTVU is embroiled in a very tense atmosphere inside the broadcast studios in Jack London Square. 

Here's why: Fox is considering a "MASSIVE" pay cut for its "very highly paid" anchors and reporters and its Bay Area (Oakland) O and O (owned and operated) is first on the CUTTING BLOCK!

Image result for ktvu oaklandThey're not going to mess with Frank Somerville (yet) but Julie Haener, Mark Ibanez, Tom Vacar and Claudine Wong are all on the short list to get their salaries SLASHED ...Oh Nellie

*KPIX in a nutshell: just pure out and out "WE DON'T CARE" by the natives. They don't care because there's a distinct lack of leadership by the likes of managers who only care themselves about payday ...and nothing else. Meanwhile, KPIX is in a ratings freefall with less and less viewership morning, noon and night.

Image result for KPIX SFHere's a bigger PIX issue: one of its lone budding stars, Betty Yu, is being heavily courted by a local station that adores her disposition. Think across the street

*ABC News Execs, vacationing from NY, decided to stop by KGO recently and, get this, inundate 900 Front with a bunch of Subway sandwiches --ok, nice gesture, only the sandwiches were day-old and tasted like something you'd get off one of those "roach coaches." Yeah, when you're $500K a year execs it's that tasty Subway cuisine --like the schmucks couldn't have ordered a few tuna melts from Grumpy's?

Image result for jon miller dave fleming*That extra-long, dull, bore-a-thon called the Giants game on Sunday was outdone by the local TV play-by-play broadcasters who decided to take an on-air nap during the fifth inning. Maybe they were on assignment


*415 Media Monday

20 comments:

  1. Bedelia in West Santa RosaJune 26, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Wow...Roberta needs one of those "XL Hefty Garbage Bag" dresses. I know a certain former KGO talk-show host who shall remain nameless advised her to lose some weight, and Roberta said "Fuck You, Dr Bill, I will not!!".

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  2. Re: KTVU paycuts---Where is Princess Heather Holmes on the list, or has she left town?

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    1. I feel Claudine Wong is the expendable name on that list of people making the big bucks at KTVU. She would find employment elsewhere.

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  3. Put on the weekend news. Saw a report with a reporter that I had never seen and she did her story as dry as Arizona at 120f. Until Hackney came on..I wouldn't even know what station it was.

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    1. I saw KRON's backstory with Terisa Estacio last night. She is so damn cute and sexy. Even Wayne Freeman of KGO made a cameo, kissed her on the cheek and said "I love that cheek".

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  4. Can any of you insiders or agents answer this? If KTVU anchors and reporters have personal service contracts how can Fox cut their salaries while the agreement is in effect? Are there big loop holes that allow management to legally do that?

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    1. We can renegotiate the terms of the contract if we decide to do so. KTVU has them by the nuts. Their frajile ego's allow this abuse to continue.
      Everyone at KTVU knows that they could get Darya Folsom to pay them to anchor...and KTVU would still kick ass in the ratings.

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  5. Shouldn't we more more upset that the CA AG actually read the mattress ad?


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    1. Our AG is of Mexican descent? I never knew.

      And I saw the list of people running for Governor. It will come down to Gavin Newsom and the former Mayor of LA, Antonio Villaraigosa. Would he be our first Mexican Governor?



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  6. Shouldn't we more more upset that the CA AG actually read the mattress ad?


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  7. With that California AG, I would now be convinced to buy a mattress anyplace else.

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  8. Shame on KTVU for cutting down veteran long time anchor salary as mentioned on the list and not giving them credit for their daily hard work. When Frank or Julie need to fill in on a weekend, I already knew no body cares about their work as a good reporter. I wonder does this happen to KRON 4 or the station pay their reporters cheaper with a stable job.

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  9. Watched both the A's and Giants on Sunday...at least the A's announcers were trying to make things interesting even when play was bad or really stupid...Giants...were like...here we go again...they seemed to be looking forward to the Giant mistakes...is anyone watching either of these teams anyway?

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  10. When you have a moment, what the heck is going on with Channel 9? I expect repeats on their sister stations, but it seems more and more all they offer is repeats. IF they are going to offer repeats, how about repeating the first Masterpiece shows that were really quite well done? I am getting tired of old English cop shows and music anthologies, although I did enjoy a few of the old concerts. What happened to new shows?

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  11. I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around these Robin Winston stories. My experience with her was that she was the sweetest and most humble person I knew. Of course, that was when she was working radio. I know a lot of people develop huge egos, along with a big paranoia problem, when they move to TV.

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  12. Years ago Ronn had US Supreme Court Justice Steven Bryer (?) on his program and the Justice flat refused to read or play along stating it was inappropriate and unseemly for him to be part of any advertisement or commercial. The Cal AG should have taken the same position.

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    1. Xavier Becerra, nuff' said.

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  13. I turn the channel when Robin Winston comes on, I can't stand the way she uses her upper teeth as her upper lip. Watch her make a P sound, bottom lip to bottom of teeth. She's better suited for radio where we don't have to watch that kind of malpractice.

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  14. Along with Roberta and Bunger, take Steve Bitker some where. His incessant playback of sporting events is getting real old. His voice is annoying enough. Kevin, the dumb ass, does the same thing!

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  15. @8:26
    Gawd. No one--other than you and Anny--cares how Robin pronounces words. Her traffic reports are seamless and she's always fresh, gorgeous and enthused about her work.

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