Gil Gross gets afternoon slot on 910 AM

Gross Veteran broadcaster Gil Gross, one of the hosts KGO-AM sacked last November, will become the permanent 4-7 p.m. host at Clear Channel’s KKSF NewsTalk 910, the station announced today. Also, former KGO late-night host John Rothmann has been hired as 910’s political analyst. He will contribute to the station’s newscasts and talk shows. He will also host 910’s election night coverage. Gross was one of a group of former KGO hosts has been substituting for Gene Burns in the

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KGO-AM’s Gil Gross now does show on KSFO 560

Gil Gross, who holds down the 2-4 p.m. weekday shift at KGO-AM, can now be heard on Saturdays on conservative “Hot Talk” KSFO-AM from 1-3, talking about real estate. No, Gross isn’t pretending to be a Rush Limbaugh wannabe one day a week. KSFO is simply picking up Gross’ nationally syndicated “Real Estate Today” program which is heard on other big-market stations like WABC New York. In fact, WABC booted Bob Brinker and replaced him with Gross. KSFO, KGO-AM and

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Gross responds to comments about advertisers

KGO-AM’s Gil Gross responded to some of the comments that were posted after our Aug. 28 item “Gil Gross drops sponsor over rape case.” But a lot of people don’t read the comment or only get the e-mail version of the Press Club blog (which doesn’t include comments). So we’ve decided to repeat his response below for everyone to see. Hi, it’s Gil. … let me answer those questions. For Purina I actually met with their vets and ran by

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Gil Gross drops sponsor over rape case

Examiner.com radio columnist Brad Kava reports that KGO-AM’s Gil Gross has stopped doing endorsements of a law firm after learning the attorney behind it had been convicted of statutory rape. He also found that the company’s Better Business rating had dropped from an A to a D. Gross told Kava that he did his homework before doing commercials for the firm, but dropped the sponsor after he had learned about the firm’s problems from a listener’s e-mail. “It’s just not

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Gil Gross’ show replaces Bob Brinker in NY

KGO-AM afternoon host Gil Gross (left) began moonlighting a few months ago as the host of a two-hour nationally syndicated weekend program about the real estate industry, which has just been picked up by WABC-AM in New York. In fact it airs on Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. Eastern, replacing longtime WABC financial host Bob Brinker (right). At the moment, Brinker doesn’t have a New York affiliate. No station in the San Francisco market has picked up Gross’s “Real Estate Today”

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KGO’s Gil Gross not replacing Paul Harvey

Gil Gross says he is not replacing Paul Harvey, contrary to several reports (Radio Online and Radio Ink and others). Gross, currently KGO 810’s 2-4 p.m weekday host, tells the Press Club that he’s not interested in the job. “I will fill-in as I always have until they choose someone. If it takes three weeks I’ll be there three weeks. If they pick someone over the weekend then Saturday will be my last show,” Gross said in an e-mail. Apparently, some

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Gil Gross adds a second job

Gil Gross, who replaced the late Pete Wilson at KGO radio last year, will soon add a national weekend program to his workload. The National Association of Realtors says it has hired Gross to host its “Real Estate Today” program. “The show aims to increase consumer confidence in the long-term value and benefits of ownership, provide information for people in all stages of homeownership, and reinforce the vital role that Realtors play in any real estate transaction,” a press release

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Gil Gross to replace Pete Wilson on KGO-AM

KGO-AM 810 has hired Gil Gross, an ABC Radio Network anchor, to take over the late Pete Wilson’s 2-4 p.m. weekday slot starting Sept. 17. Gross currently broadcasts out of Los Angeles and anchors ABC Radio’s newscasts from 3 to 8 p.m. (Pacific) weekdays. He anchored ABC Radio’s 9/11 coverage. He’s the main substitute for Paul Harvey and has subbed locally for Ronn Owens for several years. “It’s a good call for them, looking for a moderate, mid-range voice for

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