Tuesday, August 1, 2017

KNBR 1050 Shelves 'Local Programming'; Oh, I'm LOLing; Woodson Will Be Fine; Wofford Headed to KRON; John Lund is a Phony; KRON Will Never Challenge KTVU; Tuesday Coffee and Bagels; Scott Shaffer? KQED Morsels

Image result for coffee and bagel OH PLEASE, SPARE ME...KNBR 1050 is "abandoning its local talk shows" --shit, the morning program was about as compelling as a French restaurant in Lodi! Seriously, Cumulus treats 1050 as an ugly stepchild of 680 AM and even 680 is tantamount to a Millbrae strip mall.

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Henry Wofford
*Normally, a talent like Ray Woodson getting screwed would be pause for concern; in actuality, Woodson escapes the Cumulus mush and will probably be picked up by someone else. Woodson had depth and compelling takes; I looked forward to his spot-on analysis after Giants games but he was too expensive for the Atlanta radio killers. They prefer chipped beef on toast and have all the warmth of a Santa Rosa whorehouse.

*Henry Wofford --who has been doing late-night traffic for KCBS--has been hired at KRON--good for Henry --who got screwed at Comcast (NBC Sports Bay Area) and at least can show his wares and provide modest improvement at the independent albatross at 900 Front. The lead sports guy who still parks his asshole car in the handicapped zone might be looking at his eventual replacement.

*KRON major repeat: they would be credible if they hired MORE people for their added news content --instead they have cut personnel and seem to think they can get away with less people doing more work. What a bunch of morons.

*John Lund is the biggest PHONY in the world --was hired by a Cumulus flunky whose future is destined for Buffalo any day now. Got it, Twittmayer?

*Is Radnich on vacation? I thought he was always on vacation.

*Welcome to dead month: August. Can we just bypass the fall and start January --I'm done with summer which gets shorter and shorter --after the 4th of July, I was already thinking about the holidays.

*KNBR has new voices that sound like they just got off the night shift at 7-11.

*KRON will never, ever, ever seriously challenge KTVU in the sports TV arena --something KRON is trying to accomplish --that would be like a mouse trying to swallow a cow. Good luck with that.

*Lee Hammer has one foot out the door.

*Ryan Covay: yeah, he's the next Mike Francesa. And I'm Justin Timberlake.

*KQED used to have a cool, LOCAL newsroom-like program --now they put on a show that looks as if it were produced by the Modesto High School broadcast department.  Glad they need those 500 daily pledge breaks.

*Speaking of an August relic I miss: the KQED auction. Unintentionally cool and funny. (I had a lot of time on my hands)

*Who the hell is Scott Shafer? Was Spencer Michael deported?

*The Leah Garchik gold club: Mike Krasny, Will Durst, Janet Hough, Marin Humane Society. Leah ain't no Herb Caen but she's trying.

*I have more traction than KQED in terms of moving the needle but they have $100 Million in the bank. Shit, go figure.

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Valerie Coleman
*I mean, Scott Shafer?

*Yeah, that Tim Kawakami transaction really sent shockwaves through the Bay Area.

*About time Scott Ostler is due for another Oakland putdown. Apparently Scott forgot about Tower of Power, The Pointer Sisters, Tom Hanks, En Vogue, The Whispers, Bill Russell, Rickey Henderson...and that's just off the top of my head.

*The Chronicle Print Edition on Tuesday: thinner than Karen Carpenter. (C'mon admit it, you laughed.)

*Valerie Coleman: still hotter than ever.


28 comments:

  1. Lund's been filling in (with P-Conn) for the morning frat boys this week. I never ever thought I'd miss Paulie Mac . . .

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    1. Was I the only one that caught Lund dropping an f bomb on live radio this morning? When he was talking about taking his kid to the batting cages and spraining his ankle or something.

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    2. On the other hand, it has been nice not listening to Murphy pump himself up and Mac with his incessant musical info. Nobody cares about that or the inane pop culture showdown.

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    3. On the other hand, it has been nice not listening to Murphy pump himself up and Mac with his incessant musical info. Nobody cares about that or the inane pop culture showdown.

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    4. I heard the f bomb. Deserves to be disciplined.

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    5. Who the hell is Drew Hopper?

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  2. Jolene in PetalumaAugust 1, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    About a month or so ago, I told a certain fat son of a bitch who shall remain nameless, "Now see here, Radnich, you are not welcome at Carrows!!".

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    1. Especially when he parked his other car,Alicia's '72 Pinto, blocking the handicapped ramp.

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    2. Bad knowledge, she drives a Mercedes. You couldn't afford her, son.

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    3. No,HE cant afford the Merc,the Bent and their constant repairs. That's why on Google Earth the Merc is on blocks in his driveway.
      The Pinto runs and runs..needs paint bad though.

      Erma in Petaluma keyed it when Radnich kept saying ka-ka over and over at her vintage boutique.

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    4. Hey Jolene. That right there, that is funny!

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  3. Rich does have an eye for the sistahs...

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    1. Rich's women have about as much class as that Church's chicken in Oakland.

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  4. Yes...we all love the "let's all talk at the same time, laff at shi#y jokes and talk about everything BUT sports" Bay Area alleged sports talk shows.
    R_P

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  5. Tim Kawakami made it clear - his best days were in Los Angeles. All he got out of the bay area is a living and a feud with Al Davis.

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  6. Henry Wooford needs to be at KRON to make sure Darya is in check.

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  7. I love summer...

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  8. Kristen Sze...Today, a little bit daring and extremely fine. There is a category for her, it's called "extra special." I love daring women.

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  9. Where's Santa Rosa and what is a whorehouse?

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    1. Santa Rosa is a small pond full of hippies, tweekers, wake and bakers, winos, weirdos, and provincially and pretentiously pompous poobahs, located 60 miles north of The City. The whorehouse west of town closed decades ago, but comparable drive-up services can be had in the Southern Santa Rosa Avenue area. See your nearest dictionary for a definition of the word "whorehouse."

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    2. There was a whorehouse in Santa Rosa?
      What are these comparable drive up services you speak of?

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    3. 12:40,

      Regarding comparable drive-up services:

      http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5030854-181/its-never-dull-on-santa?artslide=0

      The "practice" has been conspicuous (usually at night) in certain areas of the Avenue, for as long as I can remember. Many people around here have talked/joked about it, and it's a factor that contributes to that particular area's seedy reputation.

      Regarding the brothel:

      Per local lore, there was a brothel in the "Riccas Corner" area many, many years ago. In the '70s, I had some friends who lived near the supposed location of the old brothel, and they talked about it often. I seem to recall reading a historical article on the subject, but I can't find any link on said to post.

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  10. Rich, as I posted here a few days ago, I have real hard time believing Ray Woodson will be out of work for long. In my opinion, he is the most talented on-air person at KNBR. You are right- someone will pick. Hopefully he'll get a pay raise as well.

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  11. But they've squeezed Brian Murphy in to them Peterson-Dean Commercials!!!

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  12. Good for Henry Wofford. Seems like a good guy.

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  13. > ... instead they have cut personnel and seem to think they can
    > get away with less people doing more work.

    That's what everyone, save for the VC-funded, not-accountable-to-reality dotcoms are doing.

    Although I despise what has happened in Bay Area news (all news, really) as much as you do, keep in mind everyone (again, except dotcoms) is really hurting. Ever notice how in commercial breaks these days almost every ad is for a car brand or fast food, and several of them will repeat in the same commercial block. The repeats are because they couldn't sell those ad spots, so they repeat something to fill the time. And there are LOTS of repeats these days. Bottom line: advertising rates have plunged, and indeed they're fast reaching the point where all they CAN afford is a production team from Modesto.

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