Friday, October 24, 2014

Veronica De La Cruz 'GAME ONNNN' Nightmare Infects Bay Area TV Airwaves; Caution: May Cause Temporary Insanity, (Video)


It's reached epic proportions of mass destruction --I'd assume KPIX thinks this is cool and has a sort of Bay Area en fuego. Not really-- more like a bad case of cholera littered with audio vomit like the following.

Do enjoy and afterwards, get some pepto and seven-up, drink lots of water and eat some sourdough bread. That might diffuse the long-term nausea.

Happy Friday: GAMMMMMMMME ONNNNNNN (Barf bag).

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Whole Lot Of Pink Slips About To Hit KGO Radio Weekend; KSFO Next

 The latest Cumulus/KGO Radio reincarnation was about to become instituted, incrementally, just right at the time when Kevin Metheny died October 3rd.

Metheny and Cumulus were about to lay the gauntlet on KGO's weekend hosts --David Weintraub was the first to be fired and got the boot Wednesday night. Weintraub was stuck in the Death Valley time slot of early Saturday and Sunday Morning, (he's being replaced by out-of-towner, syndicated, John Batchelor); in fact, that is the MO: weekends on KGO will largely become "block" programming; most of the content will consist of syndicated, taped and out-of-town programming; that's both cheap and most of it Cumulus, (think Red-Eye reruns, real-estate shows, etc. ) Weekend talk hosts are understandably nervous and they should be; I reached out to one who was so chagrined they didn't want to talk just yet.

The format ahead-- Monday-through-Friday- will include a combination of news and "live and local" talk shows. Metheny's death has placed a lot of the changes coming on hold as Cumulus decides who will run the KGO/KSFO stations.

*Every weekend talk host is on the hit list. That doesn't mean they blow out all the tonsils but since KGO/Weekend is a wasteland anyway, the block shows will save a lot of cash and allow Cumulus to begin implementation for the weekdays.

*KSFO and its few on-air staffers are in limbo. The station is very much for sale as Cumulus tries to rid itself of a content bleeder.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

KGO Radio Fires Saturday/Sunday 'Way-Too-Late Show' Host David Weintraub

 David Weintraub of the "Way Too Late Show" on KGO Radio was fired Wednesday Night.

He won't be the last.


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KNBR Seriously Thinking About Going All-Commercial Format; Secret Meeting At 55 Hawthorne; The Peacon Is 'Fired Up'

 KNBR, I have a sense, is going to change format: from all-sports to all-commercials.

With the exception of Giants, 49ers, and Warriors broadcasts, the venerable station will program commercial spots, 24/7 and only interrupt commercial with one to-two-minute bits from its various hosts as to now ruin the all-commercial format. When you have the momentum of  listening to entertaining commercials, according to the station's salespeople, why ruin it with oblique thoughts from innocuous talk guys.

This format, says an Insider, would be truly revolutionary. Imagine sitting in the car and being able to listen to all! 1-800-Kars-For-Kids jingles? Damn, for free too! And you won't just get the standard version but the country, pop-singing, and free-for-all too! Then wait, before you know it, endless Chilton Auto Body, Murph's Fremont BMW, Tolbert's awesome Comcast, SweetJack, hey, we're having a party now, it's orgasmic!

A 24/7 all-commercial, all-the-time format would provide for innovative programming; I'm told even Lee Hammer, the Opps Mgr at KNBR, is mulling it with a host of Cumulus high tops who have come from Atlanta to go over the possibly impending format change.

Waldus McFuckface, a Cumulus Senior Accounts Manager from Green Bay, Wisconsin, currently residing in the Fisherman's Wharf Holiday Inn expressed confidence that the new format could be instituted soon. "Look what we did to KGO, dude, you know what we could do to KNBR--I mean, this could develop into a 'mechanism for San Francisco and the Bay Area."

Indeed, KNBR's all-commercial format could become iconic. It would generate more cash for the station and provide more stability in programming, which currently is bogged down by air talent talking on aimlessly about sports teams and having kids to become full in life. Who wants that, who needs that, for the 99th time, who cares? Nobody cares.

The all-commercial format will include all your favorite spots, but will take breaks for traffic reports and five-second sports updates by Kate T. Scott, who reportedly insisted to management she be included in any such real content aside from the commercials. Ms. Scott sat in on a secret meeting last week with Hammer, Peacon Patrick Connor and Bart Butwick, better known as the Giants mascot, Lou Seal. All came away positive about the impending change. Said the Peacon: "Dude, I AM FIRED UP about this, WAR EAGLE!"

The all-commercial switch would have to get FCC approval but is considered all but done. Other talk show hosts at KNBR were unable to comment, but "Powlie Mac", the half part of "Murph and Mac" offered a musical reaction via Skype: "I Can't Go For That", howled Paulie, who hails from East Bedford, New Jersey and smokes some rockin' tunes.

Gary Rabainiwitch, the station's 9-Noon, co-host also was unable to comment as he was attending a family research seminar in the Tenderloin.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Miss Samantha Mohr; Former Weather Beauty PIXer Holding Court At CNNI

 I MISS Samantha Mohr, don't you?

Another talent that quit the Rosenheim regime and has gone on to bigger and better places.

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Is There A Baseball Game On Tonight? Heather Holmes Power Chick At KTVU; Katie Marzullo Please Smile; Ditto Allen Martin; Vern Glenn Continues To Act Like Raddy; Ashley/KGO 9 Newscast On KOFY Best Bay Area TV News Show; Tuesday Starter


*Is there a baseball game tonight?

*KCBS' Bob Butler, also head of the National Association of Black Journalists is pissed off at CNN

*For the life of me I thought that the All-Star Donut place in Soma was the location of the Sudden Impact robbery scene--I was wrong. No donuts for me, I'll stick to the turkey sandwich at Tommy's Joynt.

*Heather Holmes is telling people that she really is the straw that stirs the drink at gloomy and doomy KTVU. How much so? Well, if Haener and Michaelalien were cat-fighting, Holmes and the other assorted femme fatales would be having an all-out brawl. So goes the word.

*Katie Marzullo apparently subscribes to the Claudine Wong, I'll only smile if I have to. Memo to Katie: you are an attractive news reader --try not to act like a robot otherwise you'll end up being a Peggy Bunker.

*Allen Martin: have a cocktail, loosen up. Ask Rosenheim if you could take a night off and get a couple of pops at the Old Ship, damn, quit acting like your shit doesn't stink.

*Dennis O'Donnell: Careful there, Shooter. (GAME OFFFF!) (She really does have a crush on you but that's entering troubled waters.)

*Vern Glenn: Remember the good old days when you acted like you and not Raddy? Vern, be yourself. And quit the schlocky interview yap with 49ers players, you're embarrassing yourself. It's a pain in the ass to watch lately.

*The big newsie inside KPIX is that the ex-female weather star is having renewed snippy snips with Dano. Oh, for gods sake, Dano, bury it once and for all.

*More torture than a half-hour of being waterboarded: hearing Veronica De La Cruz chortle, GAME ON! VLDC: Oh please, just stop.

*Unclear on the concept department: live shots in front of AT&T Park today and tonight. The game is in KC, not SF. Game 3 is in the city. Speaking of which, time to hit the Marina bars for screaming, drunken, fat white guys and chicks wearing Panda hats and Buster Posey jerseys.

*Radnich had a tough day: sat in traffic on 101 on his way to Levi's Stadium to do a radio show. Well, see everyone, when you have kids and all that responsibility in life you have to ....wait, that's what Raddy will use soon on the all-commercial station. That's his entire script. Watch, Giants lose first game: Maybe the Royals are just a little better. Blah, blah, blah.

*KCBS: Repeat...Repeat...Repeat...Repeat...Repeat. Jesus Christ! ...and another thing, THIS JUST IN: Susan Leigh-Taylor doesn't know shit about sports. If you're gonna ask Madden a question just know what the hell you're talking about--or let Bitker handle it.

*Speaking of Madden: count the number of times the old coach says...."That's the thing."

*Sussman on KSFO: count the number of "OK's" and "folks." On an average day, double digits in half-hour alone.

*Sussman sidekick, the traffic chick: you're beginning to sound like, wow, totally, dude, hopeless, (sound the mattress train sounder).

*Bitker to Madden this morning: "So, you going to watch the Giants game tonight?" No, Steve, he's going to a wedding party in Fremont.

*Hands down the BEST TV newscast in town: Dan Ashley/KGO 9PM on KOFY: Real simple news. No nonsense or silly games. Occasional humor. Quick, straight tosses to Beil and Christian. The fastest 60 minutes on local TV--a newscast that doesn't dumb down its audience with gimmicks and artificial theatre.

*KRON/Pero Update: more screaming and yelling at staffers. Maybe he has a small something.

*Would any of you mind it if I had a quiet couple of drinks tonight with a new female reporter from a TV station? I ask because it's strictly business but with all you guys kvetching it might be interpreted as much more than that. It isn't. Who is she? None of your damn business.

*Royals in 6. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Go Ahead, Make My Day

Shot outside "All-Star Donuts"a McDonalds at 3rd St. near 101 off 5th and Folsom --made many trips there over the years. This is not the greatest movie scene ever by any means but one of Clint  Eastwood's best Dirty Harry movies.

Go ahead, make my day and watch.

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