Posts Tagged ‘affiliate’

Puppycide in Chinatown: Crusading Reporter from Minneapolis CBS-Affiliate Confuses “Duck” with “Dog” – Hilarity Ensues

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Sometimes you hear what you want to hear, what you’re expecting to hear. And then, next thing you know, the New York State Ag. Dept. is raiding a market in Manhattan looking for puppy meat.

Oops.

Let’s let our friends in Taiwan, NMA-TV, take over:

“Dog meat sold in a Chinatown meat market? It looked like the scoop of the century to James Schugel, a reporter for Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO.

Schugel reported that a Chinatown shop had sold dog meat, but it’s actually just a misunderstanding. See, Schugel was investigating a puppy mill operation in Minnesota that apparently sent their dogs to 336 East Broadway in New York City. When he found the address was a Chinese-run meat market, he instantly leapt to the suspicion that the dogs were ending up in the cooking pot.

Schugel called up the staff to confirm his suspicions. But somewhere in the conversation, the words “dog” and “duck” got confused, and the staff confirmed that they do in fact sell meat from all kinds of animals to be eaten. This was enough for Schugel to run off with his report. Husky hash! Schnauzer stew! Keeshond kebabs!

Luckily, it quickly became clear that Schugel was barking up the wrong tree. The misunderstanding was cleared up, and WCCO quietly scrubbed the story from their website. The New York Post correctly quoted the employee of Dak Cheong Meat Market as saying “How could we sell dog meat? This isn’t China. This isn’t Korea!”

Indeed.

Carpool Lane-Violating BMW Driver Unleashes on KRON 4 Reporter – Another Viral Video – “People Eating Badly”

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Via the essential Uptown Almanac (and ViralViralVideos ultimately), comes word of the latest viral video.

It seems KRON4’s Stanley Roberts went on a sort of carpool-lane-violation-CHP-ridealong the other day only to incur the wrath of a busted driver.

Instead of calling this bit “People Behaving Badly,” Stanley’s calling it “People Eating Badly.”

Let the match begin.

Driver in Elmo Shirt Goes Ballistic on KRON 4 Reporter:

This has a little more background/info. I would have thought the driver was talking about owning a BMW X6 or something, since that was the only fastback-style station wagon I could think of that it looked like, but turns out that he has a 3-series wagon (or maybe possibly a 5-series (which isn’t much bigger and, oddly, has less cargo room than the 3)). So whatever. I’m sure Stanley is pulling down six-figures doing a pretty kickback job, right?

Bay Bridge Elmo Guy – People Behaving Badly:

Can you imagine? I’d never go into the HOV lane by myself!*

And leave us never forget the best thing KRON 4 ever aired, the famous Bubb Rubb whistletip bit:

*Without the requisite number of blowup dolls in place…

Know Your Bay Area Broadcast Towers: 1250 Clay Atop the Le Club Building – If Towers Sutro and Eiffel had a Baby

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Well, lookie at what stretches 50 feet above the top of the residential tower at 1250 Clay Street  at Talor in Nob Hill – it’s WNEQ991!

This structure combines the paint scheme of Sutro Tower with the build of the Eiffel Tower. Check it:

STATION, 1250 Jones St (Lat: 37.793250 Lon: -122.414111), Structure height: 94.5 m, Overall height: 109.1 m, Call Sign: WNEQ991
Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz
Grant Date: 08/07/2008, Expiration Date: 08/06/2018, Certifier: Deborah A Mcdermott
Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et. Al., Raleigh, NC 27602

The view from California Street near the western terminus of the cable car line:

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Is this where former NBC affiliate KRON Channel 4 transmits? Mmmm, could be. Maybe it’s a back-up or something.

Irregardless, it’s quite a handsome tower.

(Can you imagine what the anti-PG&E SmartMeter people would think if they had this monster humming just above their noggins? Man, they’d freak out.)

Try to spot it the next time you’re in the Specific Whites neighborhood – it will be the red-and-white tower obstructing your view of the Transamerica Pyramid.

Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders