Saturday, August 15, 2009

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" program yet. However, KGO-AM president and gm Mickey Luckoff said on Ronn Owens' show in May that the station's owner, Citadel, required him to carry Brinker's program. His comment was in response to a caller who disliked Brinker's show, feeling it didn't fit in with the rest of KGO's lineup. Luckoff didn't disagree. Maybe that policy has changed now that Brinker has been dumped by Citadel's flagship station, WABC.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've heard Gil's show (Sirisu XM ch. 102) and it's pretty good. It's like Gil's KGO show except it's about real estate. But it is obvious that it sponsored or owned by the National Association of Realtors, so I don't think he'll do a feature on crooked realtors or scams realtors use to raise house prices.

Anonymous said...

There is a whole cottage industry of amateur internet newsletters riding on Brinker's coattails.

It looks like these penny ante huckster may have to actually do something on their own.

Anonymous said...

is this the same bob brinker who told his listeners not to sell last october when the market tanked?

Anonymous said...

when the dow was at 13,000, bob was bullish ... too bad he didn't know what was coming next, when obama's people tanked the market

Anonymous said...

I heard Lynn Jimenez (KGO's business reporter) sub for Bob a few weeks ago and she was fantastic. Way better than Bob. She was more on top of the issues that he is, and she kept boring callers to a minimum. The show was well produced. I couldn't help but think that she was doing a tryout for a post-Brinker show on KGO.

Anonymous said...

KGO does not like to give regular gigs to females so I doubt that Lynn Jimenez will take over for Bob Brinker any time soon.

Anonymous said...

How exactly did Obama tank the market in October 08?
Is that at all like saying the Republican president of 2012 is responsible for protecting the health insurance companies profits in 2009?

Anonymous said...

Put Bob Brinker back on we want an objective discussion not someone selling.

Otto said...

Lynn Jimenez made a horrible call on Gold in August 2009 just as it finishing its consolidation around $930 to the current $1180 to $1265 area...she recommended CD's with a dismal return of less than 1% when gold rallied 36% during the same time period.

Otto said...

Lynn Jimenez made a horrible call on Gold in August 2009 just as it finishing its consolidation around $930 to the current $1180 to $1265 area...she recommended CD's with a dismal return of less than 1% when gold rallied 36% during the same time period.