Bill Mann’s column today for BANG will be his last after 28 years of covering the local radio and TV beat. He was told by his editor in Alameda that he was part of this most recent wave of layoffs at BANG.
Mann was the Oakland Tribune’s radio-TV columnist under publisher Bob Maynard for over a decade, then went to the Hearst-owned Examiner as TV-radio columnist. He also worked as a newswriter at KTVU Channel 2.
He still does a radio show on the media Tuesdays at 4 on KSRO-AM 1350 in Santa Rosa as well as working as the senior media analyst on Norman Goldman's national radio show (heard here on KKGN-AM Green 960).
Mann has moved to Port Townsend, Wash., where he now covers Canada for San Francisco-based MarketWatch.com. Readers can see his MarketWatch columns here.