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    Changes at KGO

    KGO in San Francisco is undergoing a change today. Switching from "news" back to "talk".

    The entire morning drive team was let go along with many others.

    Rumor is that Armstrong and Getty will be taking over the morning show. As for whether they'll continue to do the show from Sacramento is a mystery to me.

    More news (or talk) to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewie View Post
    KGO in San Francisco is undergoing a change today. Switching from "news" back to "talk".

    The entire morning drive team was let go along with many others.

    Rumor is that Armstrong and Getty will be taking over the morning show. As for whether they'll continue to do the show from Sacramento is a mystery to me.

    More news (or talk) to come.
    They're stunting right now with music and drops.

    Launching on April 5th at 6am.

    They're also informing listeners of Ron Owens moving to KSFO on Monday.

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    I just heard KGO play The Chainsmokers, yes drastic changes indeed are on the way! We are most likely looking at a Millennial version of KGO here.

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    Ronn Owens will replace Mark Levin on KSFO. Armstrong and Getty move to KGO while staying on at KSTE in Sacramento. Meanwhile, KKSF will lean left in the morning with Stephenie Miller.

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    I quit listening to KGO after the last big "bloodbath", when Bill Wattenburg, Gene Burns, John Rothmann, Ray Taliaferro, Len Tillem got whacked. The Bernie Ward scandal along with time slot and format changes resulted in lots of interesting changes to the station, but it wasn't enough to keep me interested anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiolife3 View Post
    I just heard KGO play The Chainsmokers, yes drastic changes indeed are on the way! We are most likely looking at a Millennial version of KGO here.
    Agreed.
    Armstrong and Getty in the morning is the first clue.

    Although what would make Cumulous think millennials will come over to the "AM side"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewie View Post
    Agreed.
    Armstrong and Getty in the morning is the first clue.

    Although what would make Cumulous think millennials will come over to the "AM side"?
    Nothing sounds like this is a Millennial play. It does look like it is a pure Gen X move, as opposed to the pure Boomer programming they had before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Nothing sounds like this is a Millennial play. It does look like it is a pure Gen X move, as opposed to the pure Boomer programming they had before.
    Agree. If it was a "millennial play" they would've created an online channel.

    Any thoughts David on it becoming a simulicast of KGO? Long shot, I know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    Nothing sounds like this is a Millennial play. It does look like it is a pure Gen X move, as opposed to the pure Boomer programming they had before.
    Yes indeedy...there are some many Gen X'ers into Ancient Modulation! How forward thinking of Cumulus. Wonder how much the land under KGO's xmttr & sticks would fetch? Some traffic noise, but nice Bay views! :-)))
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    From what I've read - Millenials aren't really interested in Talk Radio, period. There's no indication that they can't figure out how to access the AM band - hence the still respectable ratings for KNBR - especially when teams are playing. If you remember, 106.9 KIFR was a big talk-flop for CBS just a few years ago.

    Moving "Ronn with 2 Ns" (as Jim Eason used to call him) over to KSFO seems like a dumb move. Hasn't he been KGO's biggest draw since the "bloodbath?" Also - I'm assuming KSFO no longer has a right-wing branding, or Ronn wouldn't really fit in there.

    As for me - I'm a baby-boomer, but totally lost interest in talk radio awhile ago - even before the so-called bloodbath. The subject matter either tends to bore me, or get my blood boiling in anger - neither of which I need at my age. : )

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