Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Gil Gross Gets Pete Wilson's Slot on KGO-AM (810)
Click here for the release from KGO.
It's a good call for them, looking for a moderate, mid-range voice for that slot, someone with a political and news-oriented range like Wilson's.
Contrast to the shouting on other stations at those hours and he'll be a welcome voice of reason and intelligence.
I'm sure there are a lot of disappointed hosts who would have liked to have moved into those weekday hours (and at least one columnist: I applied for the job)...
But I like the call. Gross is very, very good.
I can remember one standout moment subbing for Ronn Owens when he had a caller who was clearly depressed and suffering over the death of a loved one, when he deftly walked the line between entertainer and caring person, sharing drama and compassion, without being the least bit gratuitous.
Did anyone else hear that?