Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sal Castaneda Wants To Get Paid; KTVU Morning Traffic Ace Might Play Hard Ball; But Penny-Pinching Fox Might Have Other Ideas; 'PIX/KNTV Might Be Players

Image result for sal castaneda SAL CASTANEDA: KTVU's MORNING ACE Traffic Reporter ...a 20-year vet and one of the station's most popular personalities (he gets more mail then even Gasia Mikaelian) WANTS TO GET PAID!

Now.

Castaneda has been busy talking with media agents about a "significant" pay increase from his current north of $250K annual salary. My sources say good old Salvatore wants "at least 375-400G" --is he worth it? A Battle Royale looms.

Castaneda has built up a solid, loyal, following, especially, among women. Yes, women, particularly the married, 25-54 crowd. Or as one Insider tells me: "The happy housewife in Pleasant Hill that goes to PTA meetings LOVES SAL."

Image result for sal castanedaThe question is: Does FOX love Sal? The FOX people that are known to loathe pay people lots of money, even star players like Castaneda.

Right now, there's no tension but stay tuned this is going to end up being a doozy, just a hunch.

I know a few stations nearby that would LOVE to snatch El Salvatore! Think PIX (they need a boost) or KNTV (a longshot but they too need a spark)

Stay tuned.

24 comments:

  1. If he ends up with 400k I have to give him credit for being really smart, and whoever gives him that much, really stupid. The guy is boring, lacking in the personality department and has zero "it factor."

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  2. Joseph in GuernevilleJuly 26, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Sal has the street cred, experience and personality to back up what he does every Mon thru Fri. He wholeheartedly deserves whatever $ he can get. Unlike a certain no-brain KGO TV morning anchor who shall remain nameless. I told this person "Reggie, pull up your pants and get the hell out of my restaurant!!".

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  3. All of the stereotypes perpetuated on this blog, like "housewives in Livermore" and now "The happy housewife in Pleasant Hill that goes to PTA meetings LOVES SAL"

    Seriously, these people need to stfu and get a reality check. If it wasn't for these stereotyped women, you'd have no viewers. You think the masses of Chinese that reside here now watch KTVU, KPIX, KRON, et al? Wrong. They watch Chinese language television and news. The same goes for the other half of the Bay Area that is latino. Dumbasses.

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  4. Not sure why so much Sal hate. He's a regular guy who does traffic and is not a bad reporter. He's a nice balance for the tv types. I like him. He knows history of the Bay Area and gives good perspective and context.

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  5. He ain't no newsman.

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  6. He does traffic. Reports on what he sees and hears on 511, CalTrans, and the CHP radio. Anyone could do it. Yeah, he and Paulson get tons of air time, but he is expendable

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    1. No anyone can't. Alex Savidge and that red headed female reporter we thankfully don't see much of are a hot mess doing traffic. I'm not a housewife or any of those other stereotypes. Until 7am and Gasia, KTVU is the best morning news program in the Bay Area. That includes Sal.

      I recall that people here hated Brian Flores who was a damn fine reporter. The only latinos that the mostly white men who post here like are latinas with big racks. Your opinion means nothing.

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  7. Would KGO 7 give him a try to boost their (poor) morning ratings?

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  8. My problem is that he always generalizes "the commute", especially in a tease before commercial. It's slow this morning, it's not too bad this morning, great commute this morning. That kind of b.s. means nothing, at all, to someone about to embark on a specific route, which everyone does. Who cares what traffic is like overall, or in general? Asinine filler so Sal can talk.

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  9. Shout out to Sal. A fellow KALX 90.7 brother. Go Bears!

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  10. He's a textbook dork, I don't get the appeal. And no traffic person is worth any more than 150K at most. It's f*cking traffic, lol.

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  11. Why in the world does he deserve that kind of money? For reading shit off the traffice computer? He's not enterprising anything; anyone can do his job. Tell him to take his boring face to the unemployment line.

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  12. Sal can only do traffic. Looks like a deer in headlights when doing anything else. There is a reason that it took him 20 years to do something other than traffic. Oh yeah and his 1am to 4am shift as a live 105 DJ in his glory days. Sorry Sal not a star except in his own mind and that of a lonely ph soccer mom.

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  13. Sal is a must keep anchor. I been watching him on Mornings on 2 for over 20 years ago with Frank and Tori.

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  14. 400K for a traffic reporter? They could get a bot to do what he does.

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    1. I have that bot on my phone. It's the Cal-trans app. Who looks at traffic before they leave the house. It changes every few minutes and the traffic reporters are way behind the curve when they get their slot. Radio or TV.

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  15. Who did he beat up to get that much $$$...

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  16. I'm done with Sal and that dweeb on KNTV. They can both go, no one would miss them!

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  17. I bet when the happy housewives in Pleasant Hill watch Sal they have their neck massagers near by. Although I don't think they are actually massaging their necks...

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  18. Sal ain't crap without Big Rick.

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  19. I don't understand the fascination with Sal. He reports on traffic. Anyone can find out traffic conditions for free on sigalert.com.

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  20. Sal looks like a mouse caught in a trap.

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  21. Fox shouldn't even consider renewing his contract. He's creepy as hell.

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  22. I would be convinced that Sal is a giant floating head if not for "the nine" having him stand at the desk.
    He's the most boring "personality" there is, and that's saying a lot with ktvu, they all suck.
    "You are looking at a commute that is a slow one". Yeah man, that comes off natural. He used to say "no problems" every 2 seconds. What happened to that?

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