Posts Tagged ‘KNTV’

Geez, How Many Bay Area TV Reporters Have Recently Sold Out to Work for BART’s Orwellian BARTtv News? Four, At Least

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Yes BART, The Sun Always Shines on TV*, certainly.

But why are you the most TV-obsessed transit agency in the world?

Why have you hired a litany of Kent Brockmans and Cookie Kwans* to make real-looking fake TV bits?

Is there some kind of military-industrial complex where every television “transportation reporter” in the Bay Area ends up doing gigs for BART to fool viewers into thinking that they’re watching the news?

Is this why the televised MSM lets BART get away with all the stuff BART gets away with?

I doubt any of these sell-outs still works at the stations what made them famous (I assume, as my govmint digital converter box died last year so all I can get on my 20-year old Sony is snow), but they were on the air in the Bay Area fairly recently. Here’s the partial tally – this is what I’ve noticed in the BARTtv collection from just the past six months.

The “BART-TV News” news team:

Lisa Bernard San Francisco Bay Area | Broadcast Media - Reporter at KNTV

Mark Jones of Bubb Rubb and L’il Sis fame - KRON4. This report is particularly egregious. Perhaps the BART Police’s informant was fed bad information on purpose in this instance? Remember, that was the allegation at the time. You know, from the Uhuru group. And then, per BART, after all those “groups” did all that planning, the “sneak attack” “fizzled.” Or maybe there was no sneak attack, BART? I don’t buy BART’s narrative, personally, but you are free to swallow whatever the fuck BART spoon feeds you, certainly, hook, line and sinker:

Jeffrey Schaub, KGO Radio, CBS5

And of course, Linton Johnson, who used to be a weekend anchor at KNTV San Jose. Start at about 9:45 to hear him defend his egregious misstatement of law from last month (about BART’s duty to balance the public’s constitutional Right to Safety against the 1st Amendment.) Then he goes, “I am a journalist.” (And I thought he was just a PR hack who costs BART $170+K per year.)

BART, you’re a god-damn embarrassment, that’s what I’m saying.

*Love that opening. Also, still loving Blue Skies after all these years, so imprinted am I.

**Member, AAJA

Boy, This NBC Bay Area KNTV News Van is Just Begging Not to Be Vandalized – Yay Ecologic! Yay SF Giants!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Let me tell you, San Francisco News stations have learned that it just doesn’t pay to advertise their names on the sides of vans, you know, because that’s just making them a target for mischief, right?

They have differing policies on just how incognito they are, but this is typical. You can’t get more incognito than that.

Comes now, straight outta San Jose, KNTV-TV, our NBC affiliate for the Bay Area. See?

Now, I just happened to have an 8oz Krylon Premium Metallic Gold Foil #1050 in my rucksack on this night and I was all set to go to town, you know, to express myself, but then I noticed the Ecologic and Giants stickers.

And I couldn’t do it, man, I just couldn’t mess with the Giants AND the Ecologic (whatever the Hell that is). My Message would have been clouded, dig?

Well played, NBCBAYAREA.

Life was simpler back in the day, non?

The Most Amazing Animated GIF Ever: NBC Channel 3 KNTV Meteorologist Christen Lauren IS Poser McPoserperson III

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Speechless I am.

At first I thought this website was made by a fan of KNTV’s Christina Loren. But now I’m thinking it’s her site.

Anyway, here it is.

Oh, wait a sec, here it is, shrunk 4x:

It’s like the front page of the Daily ProphetIt’s mesmerizing. It just keeps going and going…

Now that’s what I call Bay Area Journalism!

Forget Judge Judy, Let’s Hear It for Judge Gloria: “We The People with Gloria Allred” to Debut This Fall on Select NBC Stations

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I’m speechless.

But no matter. Shy, retiring attorney Gloria Allred will soon have her own pretend judge show syndicated on the Bay Area’s KNTV and other NBC-owned affiliates.

Can you imagine this kid’s psychotherapy sessions a couple years from now? 

“And then what did the Bad Lady do?”

All the deets, below.

Brace yourselves, Bay Area. Brace, brace…!

“We The People with Gloria Allred” a Firm ‘Go’ on NBC Owned Television Stations

NEW SERIES LAUNCHES IN FALL, 2011 ON NBC OWNED TELEVISION STATIONS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, DALLAS, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, AND HARTFORD

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 — Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks, proudly announces its deal with NBC Owned Television Stations for its 28th and newest HD television program, a television court show: “We The People with Gloria Allred.”   The NBC owned stations include: New York’s WNBC, Los Angeles’ KNBC, Chicago’s WMAQ, Dallas’s KXAS, San Francisco’s KNTV, San Diego’s KNSD, and Hartford’s WVIT.

“It is unprecedented to have the biggest name in law come to television and be a part of one of its most successful genres – the television court show,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios.  “With the increasing success of our show “America’s Court with Judge Ross” we are extremely proud to have Gloria Allred join our family and further demonstrate Entertainment Studios’ unwavering commitment to be the number one provider of quality television content.”

“I’ve always been passionate about the law, and I’m very excited about this show.  I am fully committed to making ‘We The People’ a huge success, and yes, I will absolutely continue to practice law with my brilliant partners,” said Gloria Allred.

Quite often a Gloria Allred case is the lead story on the news across the nation.  Gloria Allred is the perfect judge to be on a television court show which can serve as the ultimate news lead-in,” said Byron Allen.  In addition to being a lawyer, she is a great communicator with a heart.  Viewers are drawn to her because they know she will be fearless, informative, and entertaining.  “Bringing ‘We The People with Gloria Allred’ as an opportunity to our television station, cable, and advertising clients is a very proud moment in the legacy of Entertainment Studios.”

“We The People with Gloria Allred” is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios.

About Entertainment Studios

Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns seven 24-hour HD television networks: PETS.TVCOMEDY.TVRECIPE.TV,CARS.TVES.TVMYDESTINATION.TV, and LEGACY.TV  The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 28 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations.  Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web.  Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children’s direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, and Raleigh.  For more information, visit: www.es.tv

ZOMG, the Ziptrek Zipline is Coming Back to San Francisco for the Summer of 2011! Just $29 a Ride

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Here’s the news from AkitIt’s ba-aaaack! Its the ZipTrek EcoTours zipline* (or ziplines, as they will have two, side-by-side). Deets are below.

Now, last year, back in 2010, the rides were free, so people were lining up at 3:00 AM. But this year, the cost will be $29, so that will certainly cut down on the riff-raff, and therefore surely shorten the queue.

(And oh, our friends from up in the Great White North just told me that they will be highly disappointed if Edwin Lee, San Francisco’s once (and future?) Mayor chickens out, if he blows off his obligation. Other Mayors have done it and it all worked out fine. See below for one example…)

This could be you:

Hangtime by Justin.Beck

The deets:

All guests are required to sign an Assumption of Risks and Release of Liability Agreement (coming soon) before zipping. Under 19 requires signature by a parent or guardian.

The ziplines are gravity fed, so guests do not have to worry about controlling their own speed. Guides are stationed at each tower to connect (launch platform) and disconnect (landing platform) each and every guest. Age restrictions apply and guests must weigh more than 65 pounds and no more than a maximum of 275 pounds.

When:
Summer 2011
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. *

Where:
Justin Herman Plaza at Embarcadero Square, San Francisco, California

* times may vary on certain days”

Will you have the guts to climb a temporary tower (80 feet tall!) just like this one from 2010 to earn the right to tell your friends you rode the Justin Herman Plaza Zip Line?

Just asking.

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But first, you’ll need to wait in line next to the abysmal Vaillancourt Fountain, sign a waiver, and get harnessed up.

Le mise-en-scene.

You’ll ascend the 80 foot tower and encounter a friendly Canadian guide at the top. If you need a pep talk, you’ll get one:

You’ll soon be steadying your nerves by glancing at your jump buddy…

…and then you’ll be off, into the wild bleu.

Sisters doing it for themselves:

Can you see the nervous giggles? There’s your team bonding right there.

And this is what it felt like last year. Everything zooms by with a quickness, and there’s a loud buzzing above your noggin. Some people go upside-down even.

And they’ll totally let you bring a camera to make your own YouTube:

You owe it to yourself to try.

Don’t dissappoint lovely Ashleigh. She brought her Olympic Gold all the way down here last year just so you’d consider Vancouver as the starting point for your next vacation:

via Amy Widdowson

And I’ll tell you, last year the kids from Project Insight were quite amused to see former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown take a run on the fantastic British Columbia Zip-Line near the Ferry Building.

Here’s an account from John Coté.

Willie, sporting cashmere, handed out souvenir mittens (I still have a pair sitting in the back seat of Mom’s Taxi) from Up North:

Then it was time to harness up:

A reluctant exchange of headgear:

It’s go time.

 

Then he was off:

 

Here’s a close-up of those cardinal socks:

The landing tower. Here’s the reverse angle from David Paul Morris

And then a press conference:

His reaction after flying through the sky?

“I was scared as Hell, but there was no way I was going to show it!”

Good for you, Mr. Brown. Will you ride again in 2011?

Anyway, if he can do it, you can too.

See you there this summer!

And get the latest info direct from la source here:

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*Aka flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing

Who at KNTV NBC Bay Area Channel 3, Channel 11 Considers Bay Area Women “Unkempt?”

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

I know, but I won’t tell you.

Now, who at KNTV NBC Bay Area Channel 3, Channel 11 thinks that popular METEOROLOGIST Christina Loren is part of something that is “bridging the gap between the way other big markets present news and how we do it in the Bay?”

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Again, IKBIWTY.

But, one might get the feeling that certain person(s) at KNTV want to shake things up ’round here.

I’ll tell you, I don’t look at the KNTV ’cause my rabbit ears can’t pull in the signal from Down South, but that ad campaign they put up last year was jarring, it seemed like something not very bay area at all.

We’ll see how it goes…

 

How Taiwan Does the Weather Vs. How San Jose Does the Weather – Christina Loren and “Extreme Weather Educating”

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Let’s see here, our first video is what popped up after I linked to the internationally-famous NMA joint about Twitter extortion in the Mid-Market area the other day.

Now, compare and contrast with KNTV, the closest thing the 415 has to an NBC affiliate.

Cue the young boy and… action:

Christina Loren:

Controversial, and

Wears a hat, sometimes

OMG, NBCBayArea’s New “Weathergirl” Christina Loren Wears a Hat! Plus Rich Lieberman is NOT Infatuated, No Way

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I’ll tell you, my rabbit ears (avec free govmint digital cable converter box) couldn’t even dream of picking up the KNTV from all the way down in San Bruno or wherever, so I never see the Channel 3.

But lots of you do, apparently, based upon all the recent fuss about newly-installed meteorologist Christina Loren.

Per Jane B:

“I enjoy the NBC news in the morning, but as soon as that bulging self-promoting common tart of a meteorologist appears with her forced Good Morning, I just can’t wait to change channels for the duration. I would have thought NBC would have been more concerned with professionalism in their meteorologists than with this very poor image that it presents daily. And then to add insult to injury, she turns up this a.m. with a hat, supposedly, I suppose, to be in the spirit of the royal wedding – what an insult!”

Exhibit A, the “insulting” hat in question:

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Now, with an opposing viewpoint, here’s the wedding hat minority report from Christina’s FaceBook fans:

O.K. then.

Comes now Rich Lieberman, who’s not infatuated with “The Hottest Weather Woman On The Planet,” not in the least, why would you even think that, to post an interview with CL, who ably strives to stay AOM, Always On Message, about being AAMF, All About My Forecast. See?

All right, it’s time to sign off with all the banal slogans used by KNTV over the recent decades:

Station slogans

  • Look to 11 (1972-circa 1975)
  • We`re The One Can Turn To, Channel 11 (1978-1979; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You and Me and Channel 11 (1980-1981; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Now is The Time, Channel 11 is The Place (1981-1982; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Come on Along with Channel 11 (1982-1983; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • That Special Feeling on Channel 11 (1983-1984; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • We’re With You, on 11 with You (1984–1985; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • You’ll Love It on Channel 11/You’ll Love It, KNTV (1985–1986; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • Together on Channel 11 (1986–1987; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • The San Jose NewsChannel (1987–1998)
  • The Bay Area`s Watching Channel 11 (1990-19??; localized version of ABC ad campaign)
  • If It`s The Bay Area, It Must Be Channel 11 (1992-1993; localized version of “It Must Be ABC” campaign)
  • The South Bay’s News Leader (1998–2000)
  • The Fastest Growing News Station in Northern California (2000–2001; still used occasionally)
  • The Bay Area’s NBC11The Bay Area’s Leading News Station (2001–2008)
  • Proud To Call The Bay Area Home (2008-early 2010)
  • Locals Only (2008–present; secondary slogan)
  • Learn, Think, Act, Live (early 2010-September 12, 2010; primary news slogan)
  • Reporting What Matters to You (September 1, 2010–present; primary news slogan)
  • Every Day is Full of Color (September 13, 2010–present; general slogan)

TTFN!

NBCBayArea’s Christina Loren has got to be The Most Controversial Weather Personality in San Francisco History

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

[UPDATE: OMG, Christina Wears a Hat! Controversy ensues... And, does Christina think that Bay Area women are generally "unkempt?"]

People are still upset about the San Francisco Bay Area* NBC affiliate’s new “weather girl.”

Anyway, here’s the comment from Katrina from yesterday:

Christina Loren is really disturbing to watch. Today her white shirt is busting (pardon the pun) at the seems. Aren’t we done with this kind of sexiest marketing? I no longer want to watch this morning show due to this clueless barbie doll projection of a wanna be women.”

I’m trying to see the problem here, if this is the right video snip.

Seems as if a lot of people complain about her (cause man, some of her promotional videos were over the top), but it also seems that Channel 3 has toned things down a bit lately, for what that’s worth…

(If there’s one thing I can’t stand for, it’s TV weather. They’re spending like three minutes telling people something that should take three seconds, IMO. Oh well.)

*”San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco” in that precise order – that’s the priority of KNTV, per some of the people that work there.

NBC San Jose Crows About Its Beautiful New Weather Girl

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

See?

I’m speechless.

I understand where you’re coming from, KNTV, but I think you’re taking things too far.

For some reason NBC’s “beautiful” San Jose affiliate sees fit to advertise itself on Market Street, San Francisco, USA

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Remember when San Francisco had the NBC? I do.

Remember when rabbit ears could get you more than two channels* (5 and 7, most of the time)?

*My decades-old Trinitron idiot box (circa 1990, Euro design from Sony, 32 incher) is down to just two channels these days, and there’s nothing on. Kell domage.