New KFOG PD keeps the human element in radio

Dennis Constantine Dennis Constantine, the new program director at KFOG, says music stations like his have an advantage over online music services like Pandora. “With companies like Google or Pandora, you’re dealing mostly with technology,” Constatine tells the Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQB) newsletter. “With radio stations you’re dealing with humans. You’re dealing with people who have feelings, like the people who are listening. We can get excited about a song. I don’t know how excited analytics and digital computers can

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KFOG’s Dave Morey to sign off Dec. 19

Longtime KFOG morning host Dave Morey told his audience on Friday that he was moving to Michigan and his last show would be Dec. 19. He plans to continue doing his 10@10 segment on tape. Morey, who has been in radio in the Bay Area for 39 years, notified his bosses four months ago of his decision. “My contract was coming up, and I had to make a decision to sign on for another long time, because that’s the way

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Profile of KFOG-KNBR-KSAN’s Tony Salvador

Inside Radio has posted a profile of Cumulus vp and market manager Tony Salvadore starting from his days as a rookie salesman in upstate New York. He was the executive who flipped KFOG’s format in 1982 from beautiful music to adult alternative back when the station was owned by General Electric. At the time, he recalls, “California was the land of Milk & Honey then — nothing could go wrong here at that time … It had a magnetic attraction

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7 Bay Area radio stations changing hands

You might have heard the public service announcements running on KGO-AM 810 or KSFO 560, where production manager Michael Amatori reads a list of shareholders who are buying the radio stations? Seven Bay Area radio stations are changing hands in two separate transactions. As reported on this web page Feb. 6, Disney is spinning off its ABC radio stations across the country, including KGO-AM and KSFO, into a new company, 52% of which will be owned by Disney shareholders and

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