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Any Alternatives to the "New" KGO Talk Radio Format?

Original post made by Palo Parent on Mar 24, 2012

I ask this because I think the "new" KGO format without the local personalities is truly horrible. It's like a bland repeating "loop" that plays over and over all day long. It's almost as if it's produced remotely without any connection to the audience. I get in and out of my car all day long and hear the same boring stories and content over and over and over.

I find pure political, sports and shock shows dreadful and I don't want to listen to traffic every five minutes so what other options do you all know of? I do not have satellite or internet radio so that's not an option.

Comments (4)

Posted by KGO 810 gone downhill, a resident of Los Altos
on Mar 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm

910 got some of the KGO staff


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 26, 2012 at 1:55 am

Gene Burns was hired on 960 AM, but he has been ill, possibly with a stroke or something, and they have been subbing in John Rothmann, Gil Gross and some other names from KGO.

In the late evening they have Alan Colmes on who defends the Liberal point of view, but the show is not very interesting because that is all it is, a bit argument. KGO did a fairly good job with its non-rightwing hosts to keep the show from getting bogged down before - now who knows.

Now, I don't listen to KGO except for Pat Thurston who I used to like is on KGO weekend evenings. Pat can still inject a little reason and calm into most of these discussions which is a welcome change, and what KGO used to do well.

I agree, whatever they did to KGO it is terrible. I won't go near it. I turn mostly back to PBS and even connect with my iPhone using the phone Internet rather than listen to AM anymore. They ruined what used to be a good thing and have succeeded in stifling rational discussion by buying KGO and hacking it to bits.

And there is not more news on KGO as they said, this is pure political dirty tricks by huge companies that use money as a poltical weapon.


Posted by KGO really bad, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I agree, KGO is unlistenable. I used to like it. Now lots of false laughing at not funny remarks, they pretend they are having a good time. Sports, traffic and so manyf commercials. Just awful
The best station around is KQED 88.5 FM. Really really interesting news and interviews.


Posted by sparty, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:34 am

Radio stations commonly run loops of whatever after dumping old formats.

For as long as a year...KITS is the one I remember offhand...same 30 songs or so over and over for about a year...slowly they added permanent DJs and then finally a new format


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