Friday, May 11, 2018

415 Media: Give KGO-TV Weekend Sports Gig to Rick Quan

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Rick Quan with Ama Daetz
HERE'S A PLUG for veteran Bay Area sports anchor, Rick Quan, to become the new, permanent weekend tonsil on KGO-TV (ABC7) replacing Mike Shumann.

Quan is a Bay Area guy; you may remember his KPIX stint and he's great in the field too.

His straight-forward delivery often hides his great sense of humor. Quan does excellent VO on highlights and is entertaining to the viewer. He clearly knows Bay Area sports well and has the respect of his peers in the market.

Here's hoping he gets the gig at Circle7.

21 comments:

  1. Maybe Mike Shumann will make a miracle comeback!!!

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  2. I always thought Shumann was a pompous jerk, could not stand him when he was doing KGO Radio sports. Maybe the Warriors felt the same way, and being a thief does not help. Warriors should of filed charges.

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    1. Shumann was like the male version of a bubble-headed bimbo. Never really was a fan. On the other hand, I always liked Quan and wouldn't mind seeing him during the weekend on KGO.

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    2. Shumann, as a former player, could likely be suffering the effects of his days as an athlete and the attendant injuries. I really think some of you, and especially the Warriors, should cut him some slack.

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    3. There's elements of truth with the comments at 12:58 and 3:45.
      He came across as too good for everyone else.

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  3. Nope. He had his chance and blew it.

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  4. Rick Quan is an Emmy winning sports journalist. He's respected and reliable. He knows Bay Area sports and had talked relationships with the sports contacts. He was at KPIX for 20 years, starting in 1987. KGO better not hooe another loser like KPIX did with Drew Soicher.

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    1. Aw, c'mon 1:44...you KNOW you miss that "Drew or False?" segment!!!

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  5. The shoes will be easy to fill Rick. Just not the jacket!

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  6. Good for Rick!!! He's well qualified.

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    1. Um, read the article again...

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  7. Mindi is hotter and younger, Rick is aging and most aging reporters seems to be let go sooner or later. KGO is not even promoting Rick putting him as a back up. Atleast, Lawrence Karnow from KRON got his day-time spot on weekdays from former weekends after let go on KPIX.

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    1. Not sure age is a barrier for a sports guy. Ibanez is well into his 60s, Vern Glenn's well into his 50s,
      Radnich is closing in on 70. When Martin Wyatt retired from KGO he was 65 (!), didn't look a day over 40 to me...

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  8. I like Quan, for all the reasons already mentioned, and wish him the best in getting the gig, but I have a hard time watching him, because of the way he enunciates "O's" sometimes.

    It's a minor thing, but like a bad, or overplayed song, it's something that's becomes a distraction, anticipatory, and hard to get out of one's head, at least for me. It's been a curse ever since I first noticed it.

    That said, there are worse BA sports anchors who already hold permanent gigs, and not just obvious examples like Radnich.

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  9. The cutbacks at ABC O&O's are in full swing. The job will go to the person who accepts union minimum, maybe freelance status, and is willing to shoot, edit, produce, take out the trash and clean windows.

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  10. Wayne Walker saw Quan when Quan was working in Hawaii and liked his style and recommended that he, Quan, be brought to PIX.

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  11. We'll second the Rick Quan on weekends at KGO as well.

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  12. If Ama Daetz approves of Quan (when filling in for Larry Beil during the week), then like Dan Ashley does, too, so promoting Quan would be common sense. But as long as Trixie is still there, common sense is not a guarantee, even if both KGO colleagues and the Warriors (specifically KD & Draymond) encourage this recommendation.

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  13. Another vote for Rick Quan. Best attitude in the business.

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