When scoops were king, sales followed

Back in the days of epic circulation wars, even non-news could find its way to the top of the front page, promoted in bold type. When the news was big, headlines screamed for months on end as newspapers battled to…

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…

A history of the newspaper guild

When you read a news story, see a photograph, gander at a graphic or marvel at the design of a newspaper page, chances are the people who did the work are represented by the Pacific Media Workers Guild, an organization…

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…

A radio host who tunes in to you

When you walk into Marcos Gutierrez’ studio, he’s liable to hand you a microphone and put you on the air. That’s his thing, giving voice to Latinos, being “rah rah for the folks, the community.” Other hosts try to entertain…