SF media blogger Rich Lieberman reports that KRON 4 no longer operates a traffic helicopter due to financial constraints. For the same reason, almost all of the station’s employees are being paid at an “at-will” scale, which means “no personal services” contracts that bump up one’s take-home pay. Even Gary Radnich, perhaps the station’s best known personality, is on the “at-will” scale, Lieberman indicates.
At Channel 2, David Stephenson will replace Rob Roth as SF Bureau Chief. Rob has been doing that job for at least 15 years. John Sasaki will be doing more weekend shifts and Maureen Naylor will work more weekdays, a tipster tells Lieberman.