Television

Journos hit chord as ‘Irish Newsboys’

They might not all be Irish, newsies, even boys at all—but when the Irish Newsboys band hits its stride at local watering holes, patrons can count on a rip-roaring Saturday night of rowdy folk music peppered with a bit of San Francisco-style rock.…

In his small lab, television emerged

He was little known, yet he changed the world. He often worked alone in his laboratory, yet he battled the Goliath of his time, RCA. His inventions made possible the sublime, educational, inspirational programming that comes directly into our living…

It’s a fair to remember, and also to watch

The numerals “1915” that were emblazoned on the tower of San Francisco’s Ferry Building harkened back to a time when the devastation of the great earthquake and fire and a turn-of-the-century can-do spirit combined to create an event that amazes…

This mayor was a hit with the youth vote

This was no ordinary mayor. Telegenic, popular, always available. He was comfortable in front of the camera and behind the microphone, which he called a salt shaker. In his hat and morning coat he presided over his city council, never…

Fans say goodbye to Lon Simmons

For five decades, his excited vocal cadence was synonymous with San Francisco Giants baseball. A legend among Northern California sports fans, Lon Simmons came to the freshly transplanted Giants in 1958 when he joined Russ Hodges in the broadcast booth…

Norcal Media: A List of Lists

The Northern California media landscape is scattered with radio stations, TV stations and newspapers, from tiny outlets to major organizations. From Spanish oldies to Christian radio to Chinese language to public radio, the AM and FM dials are filled with…