Posts Tagged ‘kqed-fm’

OMG, KQED Touches the Third Rail by Dissing West AND East Oakland – See the “Offending Paragraph” Here

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Start here:

A San Franciscan’s Guide to Living in Oakland”  | November 19, 2013 | 123 Comments

Then read the inevitable retraction here:

Oakland, We Hear You!” -  | November 19, 2013 | 18 Comments

Then read this graf here, the one that got deleted, never to return:

“Don’t Be Scared

The only rule to living here is to find where to go and not to go. The places I am going to take you on a tour through will label me as “bougie” by Oakland standards, but I don’t think there is anything elitist about coming home in one piece. So stay out of East Oakland and West Oakland. That doesn’t sound like it leaves much, but it does. Trust me, my friends have been violently mugged in East Oakland and had the same house robbed three times in West Oakland. But be my guest if you want to go to either for ‘cool points.’”

Oh, here it is:

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If KQED wants to do this kind of stuff, it should label the post as an editorial or as a reader contribution or something like that. I’ll tell you, another big corporate website in town, carpet-bagging Gannett Co Inc’s west coast loss-maker,* The Bold Italic, similarly runs into trouble when it runs similar kinds of posts.

I’m saying that this kind of post, presented the way it was, damages the KQED brand.

Could KQED Forum do a radio call in show about this incident for a full hour? Heck yes.

That’s certainly an option, KQED people.

*Millions and millions of dollars all told. 

District 8 Update: Debate Tonight at 7:00 PM – KQED’s Scott Shafer to Moderate – Bay Citizen’s Gerry Shih to Live Blog

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

This is it, it’s time for you decide your pick for the next Supervisor for District 8, right? So the San Francisco LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market Street is hosting a candidate forum tonight at 7:00 PM.

And here’s the news:

The Bay Citizen is live blogging tonight’s District 8 supervisor debate on our Elections 2010 page. Political reporter Gerry Shih will provide real-time updates and commentary. The debate takes place from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the LGBT Community Center. The blog will go live just before 7:00.”

All your favorites will be there, AFAIK:

Bill Hemenger

Rafael Mandelman

Rebecca Prozan

Scott Wiener

See you there! Deets below.

Time Thursday, October 21 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location San Francisco LGBT Community Center1800 Market St.

Co-sponsored by the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)!

Are you still cruising for the right District 8 Candidate to succeed Supervisor Bevan Dufty? Elections are only weeks away on Nov. 2nd!

The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center is taking action to help community members be informed voters by hosting a District 8 Candidates’ Forum. This forum will be one of the few remaining chances to be informed!

Residents, business owners, and visitors of District 8 should take advantage of this opportunity to weigh in on issues that are most important to them and decide who best represents our beloved, historic district to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The District 8 Candidates’ Forum
Moderated by Scott Shafer, Host of The California Report on KQED FM
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7 pm
The SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St. @ Octavia

Confirmed participation in the forum of Bill Hemenger, Rafael Mandelman, Rebecca Prozan, and Scott Wiener.

The Center is also seeking the community’s input and questions for this candidates’ forum through a short Survey Monkey questionnaire (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/d8forum ) which a committee will use to shape the forum.

The public is invited to this free event. Free childcare is provided during the event!”

KQED SFBG-SFW Throwdown: Two Alt-Weeklies Enter, One Alt-Weekly Leaves

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

This is it – years of competition betwixt the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly will culminate at a free-for-all tomorrow morning in the Thunderdome that is the recording studio of KQED-FM.

KQED Forum host Michael Krasney will play the role of Aunty Entity (seeing as how Tina Turner is unavailable). Expect the bout to begin at 9:00 AM, Friday, January 8th, 2010 on 88.5 FM and online.

It’s on - Friday, Friday, Friday! 

Two Alt-Weeklies Enter, One Alt-Weekly Leaves

UPDATE: On It Goes