Thursday, December 2, 2021

Chip Franklin Has Been Shown the Door at KGO Radio; Rothmann Takes Over 4-7 PM

Chip Franklin is apparently OUT at KGO Radio.

KGO has removed Franklin from its weekday schedule. Nothing is official but it appears Chip was given a Cumulus Christmas present: parting gifts, personal style. Boy does Cumulus work wonders during the holiday season.

I emailed Chip and so far, heard nothing. Ditto KGO's program czar, Lee Hammer who might not be in the mood to chat with me, just a hunch.

Franklin was one of 810 AM (by KGO standards) highest-paid talkers which ultimately spelled his doom. You are on a hit list if you make too much money at KGO because too much dough at Cumulus is no-no. Chip Franklin is the latest victim.

John Rothmann, who was a 6-9 PM talker is now scheduled to take Franklin's PM (4-7 PM) gig.

119 comments:

  1. I'm guessing you are right Rich, some sort of $$-issue involved.

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  2. That's too bad for KGO listeners. They should have removed Medoro and put Franklin in the morning slot. Franklin was their number one AD and commercial guy. He had more commercial's than all the others combined.

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    1. Agreed. Chip was multidimensional.

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    2. Did you mean "Multi-Delusional?"

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    3. I ws shocked Chip got fired. He was the best and told it like it is! Pat only talks about COVID. We are all sick to death of hearing about it. PLEASE move on to something else. I have hardly listed to Pat since her fav topic is COVID! Also she doesn't have the magic that Chip had. She's mostly boring andn I hardly listen anymore and I've been a KGO listener from Ronn Owen days and Dr. Dean Adele. No more. John is worth listening to but he's the only one. Not happy that Chip is gone.

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  3. Who's going to finish all those thought fragments? So, anyway...

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    1. I thought I was the only one who noticed that. He did that all the time.

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    2. I wish Rothmann would stop taking calls from (QE) Rob from Richmond and Michael from Cotati. When he takes their calls I turn off the radio. I hate when Rothmann and callers raise their voices trying to make a point. It makes for awful radio.

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  4. Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff. I haven't listened to that blowhard Rothman in years. He's terrible and I'm liberal! I know KGO died many times before but if KGO were a cat this would be the tenth time.

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  5. Welp, looks like all that White Privelege he used to brag about having wasn't enough to save his sorry little ass. I admit it will be nice to hear something other than Orange man bad, covid and "white people are racist" in the 4 to 7pm slot.

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  6. Chip and Medoro were the two main reasons I no longer listen to the once mighty KGO.

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  7. Great News, Chip the A Hole is gone .. . I've never heard a more racist guy on the radio dial ..

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    1. That is because you haven't tried hard enough, there are enough right wing talk show host who if not outright racsit make enough remarks that certainly can construed as racists.

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    2. You must confuse Chip with someone else on another station. Money problems in the industry cause these sad losses. Chip is a decent, smart, skilled talk host. We will dearly miss him.

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    3. We will miss Chip - a gentleman, smart, capable, wide-ranging mind. He will be an asset wherever he goes.

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    4. Other than NPR who would hire his hypocrisy?

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    5. The guy who called Chip a racist is probably a gullible backwoods Trump supporter

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    6. Send him back to WBAL, I miss his show.

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  8. He is a good radio host who brought up provocative topics. They will hire someone like him to fill John's slot. Or maybe go for a nationally syndicated show, which will lose the local flavor.

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  9. A shame, I just got used to Chip. He was very lame to only take a caller once an hour in the final 3 minutes before the news but he'll be fine. Happy John is moving earlier, also hoping they have someone in house take over at 7pm now instead of more of that paid right wing John Batchelor

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  10. Hahahaha.....
    ...one day after the 2011 bloodbath anniversary.
    Cumulus strikes again !!

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  11. If rothman is being moved 4-7, wonder what kgo will be airing the rest of the night..Ethan at night or heaven help us, chris Merrill

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    1. Chris Merrill is THE most inane person I've ever heard on the radio. And such a shouter.

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    2. Merrill is awful; he tries too hard as if he took a course in Talk Show Hosting 101. Shouting is not entertaining in San Francisco. He and Chip don't belong on the West Coast. Both self-proclaimed comedians who aren't funny. KGO needs to cough up some cash and get better talent.

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  12. While I don't celebrate anyone losing their job...

    Karma's a bitch, Chimp.

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  13. This was In honor of the 10 year anniversary of the KGO Great Implosion.

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  14. I actually like Chip, I didn't in the beginnig, but he kind of grew on me. Nikki Medoro has not manage to do that, I listen a little, but often switch to Armstrong and Getty, they are not as funny as they use to be, seem like they have gotten more political and right wing, they use to be fun and more middle of the road. Anyway, so not much to listen to in the morning, I'm surprised Chip was let go instead of Nikki, does she have better ratings? I doubt it, she talks too much about herself, she does not let anyone talk too much including callers and her co-host, and on some subject she is very ignorant.

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  15. I didn't listen to Chip all the time, since often I'm working at those hours or I was running errands, so in and out of the car, I did like his show, although John was always my favorite. I'm sorry John is moving to earlier hours, it means the days I work I won't be able to hear him. I work retail, so often I work to 6 or 7 p.m. or later, but I often caught most of John's show or the last few hours, now I will mostly be able to hear him on my days off, bummer.

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    1. Everyone keeps saying "John moving to Chip's 4-7 slot."
      CHIP'S SLOT WAS 3-6!!! JOHN WAS 6-9!!
      Pat was 12-3, and I never got to hear her whole program (she's my favorite), because I have spotty reception inside my house, can listen for 10-20 min at a time when running around. John took Chip"s hours of 4-6; I guess Pat got an additional hour. 12-4 instead of 12-3? I have been too busy to even tune in. Maybe they thought December is a busy month, and we wouldn't notice?

      So, Pat gained an hour; John scooted his show back 2 hrs? I feel like there's an hour or two not accounted for.

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    2. KGO has been poor and lame since the retirement of Eason,
      and the crucifixion of Bernie Ward. Bernie despite his issues was the finest host on KGO. Finest mind on west coast radio. Would love to hear him again.

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  16. Does this mean Chip will go back to San Diego and become a conservative host again?

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    1. Franklin is talented enough to wear both hats, if the station wants a liberal talk show host he can do the job and if they want a conservative he can do that too.

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  17. KGO has been irrelevant for a decade.

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  18. I rarely agreed with Chip but I liked him better than the thin skinned propaganda expert Pat Thurston.

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  19. Sorry to hear about, Chip. Happy Pat is staying. VERY Happy that Nikki is staying on in the morning with Bret. Fun to listen to together. Hope the 7 to 9 pm program is not money, insurance, etc. We need another personality similar to John R. GOD stimulate talk.

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  20. Chip wasn't the only one sacked...

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  21. Chippie was horrible, not to mention shallow as hell. Dude thought reading the Wahington Post with his morning latte made him informed. He rarely did any homework with his interviews, witness all the Bay Area members of congress he introduced by their district number. Zero idea where they were located. Ro Khanna is in the HEART OF SILICON VALLEY, but Chippie never mentioned the where. Neither did he integrate into the conversation what committees they were on. That matters, not crap they have little influence on. But especially Chip was your classic grifter that rode into town. He rarely discussed local issues but no wonder he was maski-masked and locked up broadcasting from his basement for over a year. Not only that, he was clueless on the conservative vein that runs in California once you get ten miles away from. the interstate. Anyone elso notice his total inablity to hold a conversation with anyone that took issue with Chip? Chip: part of the expert class and a legend in his own mind. In reality, Chip was an insult to loyal KGO and Bay Area listeners

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    1. Ro Khanna is a free lunch buncher who thinks the country doesn't need a military and that you are entitled by some non-existent right to all kinds of stuff. That's his trick and it's a bore.

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    2. thank u. i concur enthusiastically.

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  22. Doesn't make sense: he sold more commercial time than the other hosts by far, but typical Cum-u-less move. What a poorly run company they are! Gonna miss Chip, I guess he pissed off too many Angry White Men with his bleeding heart 'librul' act. I like Rothmann but he can be kind of pedantic and bland, and I get tired of him trying to talk sense into these brainwashed 'conservative' dimwits who make up about 95% of his callers.

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    1. @ 11:28...I like Rothmann, a good man, but WISH he wouldn't try to make "exciting" radio by constantly taking calls from lunatic Trumpists (apologies for the oxymoron). He'll never convert them and it's not entertaining.

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    2. Stay in your echo chamber. It's safe for you in there.

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  23. So they released a guy in his mid 60's, kept a woman in her mid 60's and moved a guy in his 70's to the slot formerly occupied by the dude in his mid 60's?

    They're really going for a certain demographic aren't they.

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  24. Wild prediction--The owner of WABC is syndicating most of their programming to other stations. Some of their talk hosts are Rudy Giulani & Judge Jeannine Pirro. Could WABC's owner buy KGO or KSFO and put that programming on?? WABC was once owned by Cumulus.

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    1. I hope not, all we need in this area is another right wing nut job, which I consider both Giulani and Pirro to be. Before some of you jump on me about being one sided, I often listen to Tom Sullivan who is conservative, but I consider him a reasonable conservative, use to like Michael Medved when he was heard in this area.

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  25. Is this why Nikki was off the two prior days? Some sort of last minute contract negotiations/re-negotiations? She obviously planned to be there on Tuesday, she recorded promos for it on Monday.
    There have been a lot of people off recently, was more going on behind the curtain?

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    1. People have been off due to the holidays. Her promo is obviously recorded on the previous day, so it's not like she anticipate when she's going to call out sick.

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  26. Very sad and disgusted.   Was comfortable with  the lineup but now Chip has been let go and the Ramsey show will be going on at 7p;m after John Rothmann's 4 to 7.  Dave Ramsey, a financial advisor, is a bit too right and religious for me.  That will make almost 12 hrs straight of republican leaning, as coast to coast with George Noorey, of which I can not stand is also republican leaning.  Kgo tries to make a family out of the hosts with the audience, but that does not work when one host is ripped out in order to make more money.  I forgave KGO for the horrific firings of most hosts back in '12, but now have no trust with them. KGO is now off my pre set on boe speaker.

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    1. Dave Ramsey gives good financial advice, and he seem like a nice person. I don't follow his advice 100%, but some of it, such as mostly paying cash for everyday purchases. I do have a few credit cards, but pay them off each month, actually there is only one I use on a regural basis that is my Macy's card, because I'm an employee that is the only way I get my 20 percent discount, I do pay it off every month. I save a little every paycheck and add to my 401K every week. I agree with he is a little right wing, but he does not get into politics much, and when Trump was president he was very critical of all the name calling. Ramsey had worked with Elizabeth Warren, and although he disagrees with her politics, he acknowledge that she was a very bright woman, and wouldn't put up with any name calling. All this aside he is on both a Sacramento station and KSFO, so he has a presence in this area, unless someone else is going to be on KSFO in that time slot.

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  27. Very sorry to Chip go. I looked forward to 3pm. His show popped with energy and relevance. He always had the perfect blend of what matters with a dash of TMZ flavor thrown in. He was funny too.

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  28. I actually liked Chip but he was guilty of the same name calling and racist behavior he claimed to despise on the part of Republicans. I would cringe when he would refer to southern state Trump supporters as "rednecks" and "hillbillies". He "hated" a lot of things, including religion, and his self-loathing of white men "of privilege" alienated half his audience.

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  29. They an dump chip and keep that Cal stuff?

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  30. Now that he needs a job, maybe he can be the star of the upcoming Zippy the Pinhead movie.

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  31. OMG, I just heard Pat Thurston passing the 3:00 p.m. baton to Chip's protogee Mr. Shouty. He must come dirt cheap, but at least he hasn't been given a permanent slot (yet).

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  32. By the comments everyone has has a yeah or nay opinion of all the KGO talent...and that is good. It is what you want...unlike the right wing that spouts lies all the time. Chip was not good for the 12 noon slot that followed Ronn Owens...but I like him when it was him and Nikki, they were a good team. I did like him for the 3-6 pm slot as it was good balance between Pat and John (who I like very much...they are great). I love Mark Thompson. He is spot on and damn funny. Not sure what will happen after 7 pm...wish John R ran to 8 pm...it feels like the right thing. Losing a job sucks and I wish the best to Chip.

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  33. I am very sad and disappointed that KGO let Chip Franklin go. I've enjoyed Chip's broadcast for many years. He is way more interesting and entertaining than Nikki Medoro. If anything, they should put Chip in the 6-10 AM slot and let Nikki go. I wish Chip all the best!

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  34. They are loudmouth Chris ready for a slot. Cut back Nikki to three hours, Give Mark another hour,

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  35. Sorry to hear about Chip. Can't stand Pat; I wish they would have let her and her pontificating go.

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  36. Bring back Karel........

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  37. The most entertaining host on KGO. Thats a great shame. Cumulus stupidity strikes again. What a garbage company๐Ÿ˜ก

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  38. Thanks for the explanation. No wonder KGO didn't give listeners the benefit of ANY updates about the very sudden programming changes. I respect John Rothmann, and like his program, but for me, Chip Franklin was the draw in late afternoon. I even put up with those asinine Kars for Kids commercials during his program. All I can say, KGO, is that if Chip shows up on another station at a time of day when I can listen, I will gladly and hastily shut off KGO, and switch to whatever station he is broadcasting on. Actually, I'm probably not going to listen to KGO much anymore at all. It is not about KGO, it is about the people who work for KGO, and bring the best material to listeners. You lost a LOT, when you lost Chip Franklin, KGO. You just don't seem to learn. And things are different these days. Listeners have more choices. I do not want to disrespect any of the other broadcasters, but I used to come home from work, and turn KGO on right away to catch what I could of Chip's show. Now, I might not bother to turn anything on. It could make my evening so much more pleasant to not have to listen to those horrible commercials.

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    1. Hahahah, totally agree. God I hate those commercials.

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  39. Bye bye chip... Your boi Chris Merrill... The snake took your job... Should have got rid of pat.. I'm sick of hearing about her life and " struggles" you live in white Ville...marin County... Shut it Thurston... Extend mark Thompson... Get rid of goofy. Brett..what ever his name is..im suck of him... People got suck of chip and his hypocrisy.. He lives in white Ville .. Layfette

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  40. Pat is the best of them by a sizeable margin. True, she gives contrary callers short shrift, but responds with the most articulate, passionate and knowledgeable rebuttals. I listen to John, agree with his take on virtually everything, but think he's patronizing, pompous and whiney. Will miss Chip, but was becoming impatient with his interviewing style, when he talked as much or more than the guest. Not a Nikki fan; sounds too chattery, lacking real focus. Not a Thompson fan; glorified disc jockey.

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  41. Nikki is a ninny. Chip always in love with his own opinions and a member of the gang who couldn't shoot straight. Pat, no comment. they did need a shake up. Give Mark Thompson and extra hour and find someone new for Chips slot. i mean really new. so tired of Chips obsession with Trump even after he wasn't in office. I bet Chip an expensive bottle of Scotch that he couldn't go one program without mentioning the word "Trump" a least he was honest in not taking the bet because he really couldn't do it....enuff said. bye chip.

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  42. I used to be an on-air radio personality. Chip was (is) quite good at it. He should have remained. However, I CANNOT say the same about Nikki Meduro. Mercy, she's awful (yes, AWFUL). Endless navel gazing about herself & her kids (uninteresting & unlistenable). She clearly lacks expertise in any area of use for her program, never knows anything, so it's constant prattling on about...herself or what she "feels," about topics. All mind-numbing nonsense. Hence, why I no longer listen. Once again, Chip deserved to stay, he's a PROFESSIONAL broadcaster. Best of luck to him.

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    1. Rothman rocks...Nikki - unlistenable, so I don't.
      Mark T. is very entertaining. Brett is innocuous ("Stop picking on Brett !")

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    2. Nikki is the worst. Agree, she just jabbers. Stop it.

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  43. Chip aligned with a great deal of California, just not the Central Valley so much. I enjoyed his show as it progressed over the years.He called out a lot of what is wrong in Wash DC.When Medoro first started in the morning it worked, but something happened along the way and it just isn't working now.Too much fluff? Chip will be missed.

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    1. Thurston..No Justice No Peace....Rothman...I want to know what your opinion is.......Both BS......not one would give up their seat for a minority talk show host....All the blathering about BLM, minority rights...blah, blah blah....where are your minority TS hosts???....got that White Privilege going on now don't we??.....hypocrites

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  44. "Have you been inspected for termites" dude was only person who ever blocked me on Twitter. I asked him to stop constantly interrupting his guests and callers on Kgo. What a rude motor mouth. His biggest fan, himself.��Thank you Kgo for an early Christmas gift.

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    1. Agreed! Chip not only interrupted callers, he rudely called them morons if they happened to have differing opinions. Just a couple of days prior to showing Chip the door, he told a caller that he wished he had never taken his call and quickly hung up on him. Chip lacked the ability, let alone decency,to discuss why he thought the caller was wrong with his belief that the majority of people who died of covid had other life-threatening issues. Instead, he just hung up on him. I thought KGO had enough of Chip's rudeness and still believe it. Good riddance,Chip!

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  45. KGO has been a 10 year trainwreck in slow motion. Slow steady death of a once great news organization. As the new owners try to squeeze every dime out of a dying station its only a matter of time before they change formats. Newsmax commercials now, oh dear God.

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  46. Chump Franklin is gone. Lol. You were the worst of a rotten batch.

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  47. I'm happy about this. It was really hard listening him rip people apart. He knew everything and if you didn't agree with him, you paid with humiliation. If you're going to be a talk show host you have to learn to disagree in a respectful way.

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    1. Yes, and I think that is why Chip was shown the door. I don't belive it was a financial decision at all. I bet Ronn Owens was paid way more than Chip, and he was never let go. So happy to see Chip go!

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    2. Disagree in a respectful way? Guess you never listen to Mark Levin, or Michael Savage when he was on radio, Savage had big ratings, although I never cared for him. Chip was never as rude and disrespectful as Levin or Savage. Or what about Ray Tallifero, or even Gene Burns, Gene was a class act, he didn't take to name calling, but when dealing with an especially ignorant caller he let it rip.

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    3. I believe, actually according to Rich, Ronn was kept on in 2011 and beyond, because his contract was written such that it would have cost Cumulus more to buy him out than to keep him on, and back then I believe he had big ratings. I don't think host are let go because they are disrespectful to callers, if you listen to some right wing hosts that seems be the norm for some.

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  48. Sorry to see Chip go. I thoroughly enjoyed his frequent interviews with John Nichols, David Cay Johnston and Malcolm Nance among others. Show moved along at a good pace and always had good information. It’s incredible how much damage cumulus has caused in ten short years.

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  49. Since CHIP Fraklin is gone, I have stopped listening to KGO. Back to listening to Sirius XM.

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    1. Was glad to be in the car at 3pm, as Chip was on. Smart, funny, sensible, interesting...even listened to missed podcast for workouts. Will find him. SiriusXM?

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  50. Heather Hamann booted also, good. Too enthusiastic talking about car crashes. She seemed to enjoy them.��

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    1. Ah yes, "Nurse Heather" and the nasally, not for radio voice...finally

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    2. Did you ever notice that she always ended her traffic report with the words the Bay Bridge?

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  51. Bring back the spirit of Ira Blue, + the phones that always "died" @ just the right moment ... Bless you Ira & the 60's

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    1. Ira Blue was the Gold Standard for talk radio. He listened, respected and let callers talk.

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  52. Good I’m sick of him. Race race race, blacks are just being picked on. Kyle Kyle Kyle; yet I didn’t hear him discuss Darrel Brooks unless was it just for a minute. Whites this. Whites that. Sez the guy from lily white Lafayette. I’m glad someone called him on that last week but Chip BS’ed his way out of it. Good riddance. I’m so happy to have John on at 3:00.

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  53. Very sorry to see Chip leave. I'm a fan of Pat, Nikki and John Rothman. Can't stand their right wing financial planners and insurance programs. Keep them in the mid-west please.

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  54. Too bad. Chip was a uniques host. I agree with whoever thought he should be moved to the morning slot. Nikki talks way too much about her kids. Who cares?

    And Pat Thurston gets 4 hours now. Oy. Her shrill voice! Too bad they didn't cut her back and extend Mark Thompson.

    He's the best host by far on KGO!

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  55. Would certainly rather she Pat go instead. Chip will do OK. He lives next to client of mine in Lafayette. His house has probably doubled in price since he's been on KGO. Maybe tripled?

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  56. Totally agree with that. MarkThompson is my absolute favorite.

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  57. Sorry to see Chip go as he is intelligent, funny and didn’t take any BS from the right. I enjoyed his show, especially his guests like Malcolm Nance. I wish Chip all the best. Not happy they put Dave Ramsey on. Sounds like KGO needed to cut back costs. I don't care for Nikki. She is intelligent but I can't stand her voice which grates on me. Really like Mark Thompson. They should have extended his show. He and Brett have great chemistry. Love Pat Thurston because she is smart and tough. Hate hate hate nut case George Nouri as he flipped Coast to Coast to a right wing, pro-Trump propaganda machine. He destroyed Art Bell's wonderful creation. Don't care for Chris Merrill. I miss Brian Copeland. I enjoyed Karel years ago but recently listened to his podcasts. He has changed for the worse and seriously needs psych help. He said negative things about the Me Too movement which turned me off. He lost a lot of weight which is a good thing but something happened to his mind.

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    1. Coast to Coast is the best thing going in radio!! Are you kidding??? They have a lot of hosts anyway besides Nouri. Just because you are left wing you hate a host. Nouri keeps is neutral, you can't really tell his politics at all. He gets those guys doing both sides of politics. Coast to Coast does 'topics', it is not about the host, that is why it is the best radio around!! I liked Korel, but haven't heard him in a long time.

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  58. Just started listening to Ramsey Show. Not liking it much so far. Not a good fit for Northern California culture. Already pitching his products. What was KGO thinking?

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  59. Actually I thought Chip and Nikki were better together than either of them apart. I would have extended Mark Thompson rather than Pat Thurston. I generally liked Chip, but he did overplay certain themes.I don't know if it was Chip's cop background. But he'd tell stories in a very mock self effacing way where he'd end up being a pinnacle of virtue.

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  60. Karel back and keep syndicated shows AWAY!

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  61. Jeez did anyone else come here to rub one out at Chimp getting the boot? All that white privilege he clamors about that he loathes didn't show up now did it?

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  62. CF constantly interrupted his guests, callers. Only person to block me on twitter.His biggest fan, himself. Motormouth.๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

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  63. Is KGO SERIOUSLY doing this again???? Do they not know where they are located? SF is expensive, but Chip Franklin is worth every penny. Bring Chip back!!!!

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    1. Chip Franklin, a comedian who's not funny. Not a good radio host, lacks manners.

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  64. I am very upset at Chip Franklin's departure! He was the reason I have kept listening to KGO. That was a real stupid move on Cumulus' part. Now, I will go back to KCBS

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  65. ive got a bad feeling about this. chip was getting much better, but now evenings are syndicated boring crap...is kgo going to end up firing all live and local talent to go all syndicated crap all day again?

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  66. Has ABC News been dropped as well?

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  67. For sure KGO radio was better way before. I think host Pat was best for weekends and fill in. She is right on top of local and Calif issue which is good. Rothman is just to predictable or bland. Too many callers, ultra left like him telling him how great he is!! I called him once and he first muted me, then hung up on me and told the whole audience that I had hung up. Liar!! This is how he handles people who are informed and can take him to task! Chip I never called, nor esp when he was with Nicki, they were adept at striking out callers, with pre-fab strikes outs. Chips politics could not bear so I did not listen, but sometimes did anyway and I can only say he was good 'at his job' as talk host. Always appreciate a host who can do humor, as Mark Thompson who really is their best right now. I do miss the old days though- of a weekend programming, does anyone remember Korel? - David Lazarus? etc. Miss the mid-day Drew Pinsky so much. He's A-political, not emotional just reasoned instead, what we need. Between Chip and Nicki, I would have kept Chip and leave Nicki to the news and her ample time off!! Finally now, their programming and time slops is totally screwed up and awkward. I want Bachelor at 9pm! Most of all, I want Coast to Coast radio, esp Cristmas eve KGO!! Please no music all night!

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  68. Cow Chip Franklin will not be missed.
    Hall of Fame

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  69. KGO is no longer the local station it once was. With all the syndicated night time shows it is no longer locally relevant from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am. Disturbing.
    This station started to fall apart a decade ago. Not a particular fan of Chip because he was too invested in his point of view to listen to guests or callers but he was tolerable to some degree. Mark Thompson reminds me of a side show barker with his canned "why not just text it" kind of antics and SHOUT OUT ... Seriously? And he too is rather self impressed. "I'm this," "I am friends with so and so," "I used to..." "I did this commercial," I am going to be featured..." I. I. I. ~~ What hosts of the past spent so much energy name dropping? It is tiring. It's boring. Too bad. So sad.

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  70. Remember Chip once endorse MyPillows. Rothmann was once interesting to listen too. But when he knows he is the smartest guy in the room with no flexiblity. KGO is Dead

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  71. John Rothman is Chicken Little....Imagine John and His wife both doing commercials for Sea Crane radio and we are the WHITE PRIVILEGED ones.
    Nikki is the master of illusion giving us 1:45 worth of a subject before moving on. Image covering a story like the San Francisco Schools not having heat in their classrooms or having 125 and 146 million dollar deficits over the next 2 years yet the governor boats we have a 33 billion dollar surplus. Glad Chip is gone and Mark Thompsons career seems to focus on fresh faced Albert getting free airtime for worthless garbage. Listen carefully tomorrow and you might feel Pat get nervous when she tries to keep her job to put her 3 kids through college.All 5 of them calling the audience White Privileged while they refuse to make way for the return of Brian Copeland. You can only attack your audience so much before management wakes up.

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  72. This is like trading your star player and getting nothing in return. You either loved Chip or hated him. Not many people in between. If anyone should see the door it's whoever is in charge of advertising. They need some big corporations to run ads.

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  73. Can't listen to Medoro. Thurston just rants and I cannot stand her slanted viewpoints of little practical value, plus she just seems clueless (read up on topics before coming on the air). Thompson is a refreshing break between Medoro and Thurston. Rothmann tries to hard to be "balanced", it gets too predictable when he accepts right-wing calls. KGO radio after 7pm is just crap. If I want to catch up with Batchelor, I will listen to his internet podcasts, where I can filter out the right-wing stuff and focus on John's excellent reviews on books, history topics and his insightful interviews with authors.

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  74. Well I guess KGO has taken a step in the right direction now if they could right the listing ship and have diverse midsection hosts during the day it might bring back talk radio. Podcasts are so much better but the one thing they miss is the local connection.

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