I love hearing Gil Gross on the radio.  When he was hired as a replacement host after Pete Wilson’s untimely death, many of the on-air hosts let us, the listeners, know that Gil would never replace Pete Wilson but they were sure we’d welcome him as a worthy addition to KGO’s talk-show family.  Even Ronn Owens said it, and Ronn was the one who hated Pete Wilson’s chair but kept it in the studio after Pete’s death, promising he’d never move it out of there.

It’s wonderful that KKSF-Newstalk 910-AM is keeping some of the old KGO hosts on the air, in a rotating host spot to fill-in for Gene Burns until he recovers from a medical leave-of-absence.  You can hear these former hosts weekly after Len Tillem’s show, Monday-Friday, starting at 4:00pm through 7:00pm, except on Monday’s when they cut away an hour early for a prior sports commitment.

I want to embrace 910 from doing this, for taking on these great talents for us to enjoy.  But, it’s not yet a station I can click on in the morning and leave it on during the work day.  For one thing, I want to make sure I don’t listen to one word of the Rush show and the two guys in the early morning sound like they should be packing their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into their lunch bags and heading off for fifth grade.  Have you heard those promo spots for those guys?  Makes my head ache to hear that one guy screaming at the top of his lungs to make an idiotic point.  If I’d wanted to hear that sort of stuff in the morning I would have had kids.

But those guys have to take a vacation some time, right?  Well, yes they do, thankfully, and they will be gone for the next two weeks.  Hooray!

For the next two weeks, it will be safe to turn on 910-AM in the actual AM!  Former KGO hosts will be filling in on some of those days.  Gil Gross will be there from 6:00am to 9:00am both Monday and Tuesday.  I heard that Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen will be filling in on a few days as well.  Maybe even John Rothmann will show up.  I’m not sure, but we’ll have to listen to find out.

Also, I’m not sure who will be filling in for Gene on those days.  But at least it’s a start.  We’ll be able to hear some entertaining, intelligent talk radio once more.   Maybe when Gene is able to return, 910-AM might consider rotating these former hosts in another time slot.

Until then, all of you Gil Gross fans, tune in to 910-am for the early show!

Here’s the link to listen live:


…at least until 9:00am anyway, and then come back at 3:00pm for Len.


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